New Mage Minion - Arcane Flakmage

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  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 1185 4658 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    A new Rare Mage Minion, Arcane Flakmage, has been revealed!

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  • leberschnitzel's Avatar 240 87 Posts Joined 04/05/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    This looks insanely strong against aggro.

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  • Yusuke's Avatar 270 176 Posts Joined 06/02/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    After the expansion Oddpally see Mage as opponent -> "The victory is yours." :D

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  • Lazarus309's Avatar 30 12 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    holy !!!!!!

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  • ThatFinn's Avatar 115 32 Posts Joined 07/04/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Really great effect for premier stats.. secret mage might be dangerous with these 2

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  • Kovachut's Avatar HearthStationeer 675 756 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Seriously? This is one of the most bs cards I have ever seen. Imagine how good this would be in the current wild tempo mage deck.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
    Quote From Kovachut

    Seriously? This is one of the most bs cards I have ever seen. Imagine how good this would be in the current wild tempo mage deck.

    The key here is wild.. In standard it's less insane. 

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Chocolate Cake 2050 2675 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    While the card looks completely insane, i must applaud to the innovative process of giving mage yet another aoe, but with a fresh twist.

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  • iWatchUSleep's Avatar 1085 819 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    I guess this might give Aluneth mage a fighting chance against odd paladin and other board-centric decks. And since Aluneth mage is one of the best counters against big priest I can only approve. Only downside is that the AoE from  this card won't come out earlier than turn 3/4, which might be too late at that point. 

    So it looks like mage will be getting a new secret with all this secret support.

     

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  • Majere's Avatar 485 180 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Bit of token hate here, too. Turn 8 Flakmage secret secret will clear up any soul of the forest / murloc shenanigans. Parallels with shaman's Earthquake

    May all your legendaries be golden.

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  • Prudence94's Avatar Eevee 250 21 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    I'm glad to see Mage is finally getting some cards that don't read "Random something"... On paper both this and the other card look really good but I'm not sure they'll see that much play after all... Wild Decklists are quite tight so I have no idea what you'd cut to play either card and unless we get a really good Secret and/or a tutor running Secrets in Standard is just too slow and clunky... 

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  • ArcticFox's Avatar Zombie 375 118 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    It is insane but I still don't think it's powerful enough to challenge odd paladin.

    The above comment assumes a Hearthstone Wild perspective.

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 320 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Turn 8? You mean turn 7 two times Arcane Flakmage + secret = Flamestrike. Except you also have 2 bodies and a secret up. Insane stuff! And decent stats so it can be played for tempo on turn 2, like a sorcerer apprentice. I think mage will get at least 4 viable decks, tempo/secret, tempo/spell damage, conjurer/cyclone/giant and freeze. And probably also some OTK stuff using galaxy spell/Jepetto etc. This makes mage much less predictable as opponent. Nice!

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  • Chimera's Avatar HearthStationeer 685 680 Posts Joined 10/22/2018
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    That's preeetty good for 2 mana. Gives mage a more situational board clear effect rather then being just another spell. Aggro decks will hate this. 

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 880 1346 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
    Quote From Zwane

    Turn 8? You mean turn 7 two times Arcane Flakmage + secret = Flamestrike. Except you also have 2 bodies and a secret up. Insane stuff! And decent stats so it can be played for tempo on turn 2, like a sorcerer apprentice. I think mage will get at least 4 viable decks, tempo/secret, tempo/spell damage, conjurer/cyclone/giant and freeze. And probably also some OTK stuff using galaxy spell/Jepetto etc. This makes mage much less predictable as opponent. Nice!

    no he meant that it causes an effect like Defile which can clear also Soul of the Murloc tokens on existing minions. He kills minions with deathrattle and also kills the tokens that deathrattle summons.

    it is playing Arcane Flakmage + Ice Barrier + Counterspell which is 2+3+3 = 8



    For the card, I'm seeing great synergy with Splitting Image here. Turn 5 Arcane Flakmage + Splitting Image is almost a great safe play to clean the board and have board afterwards.

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 460 713 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    I'm not worried about this card in standard but boy does it seem disgusting in the wild secretmage. Wide boards have always been a natural weakness of the deck... until now I guess. Even if the card turns out to be fine in terms of WR, I'm guessing it'll result in a lot of frustrating, unwinnable games where the mage can just lock you out of the game by sticking a flakmage and protecting it with secrets while clearing your board over and over.

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 430 614 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    In standard...this is a 2 card holy nova...but somehow even worse than that sounds?

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  • kaladin's Avatar 360 396 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    This card is crazy good.  

    Meanwhile, Priest is stuck with Holy Nova for a 2-dmg aoe.  

    worst community ever

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 320 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Holy Nova also heals your own stuff, and it does not need another card. I think this will revive the old tempo mage with secrets bare handed. It is great tempo play,  a must remove card when played on curve, when saved for later turns when you have the secrets in hand its just removal + body = big tempo.

    Against aggro/tokens, you just wait until turn 4/5 then play Arcane Flakmage + Kirin Tor Mage + free Splitting Image and they can concede :)

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 320 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Say you do not want to play this on 2. What minion can mage play on turn 2 that fits a secret/tempo mage deck? And what about turn 1? Any ideas?

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