How important is Kotori Lightblade in Pure Paladin? (Standard)

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  • Maurice's Avatar
    Eldritch Horror 635 281 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    After playing mainly Control Blood DK in Standard since the expansion came out I want to play a faster deck for a change.

    I consider to craft Pure Paladin for Standard. Here I am missing Kotori Lightblade. After playing against some Pure Paladins I can`t remember to see Kotori in action at all. I wonder how important this card is for the deck.

    So: How relevant is this minion in the deck?

    Is it important, nice to have or even redundant?

    I see you!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    Unfortunately, shes not really that crucial, even in aggro pure pally. The meta is really unkind to paladin, you're really just dropping Kotori Lightblade as a river croc that your opponent can never ignore, because her best utility is indeed just turn 2 play into Seal of Blood on 3 if your opponent's stupid enough to leave her alive.

    But there are ways you can make her slightly better in that deck. Her best partner card is actually For Quel'Thalas!, where you can very easily ramp up damage to face, and for 4 mana that's much more reliable than seal of blood. But that isn't a staple in pure pally, though I personally would replace sermons in that deck for it.

     

    In conclusion, dont craft if you dont have it, because the stats aren't in her favor. Also, pally isn't in a great spot and who knows whether you'll get your dust's worth in the next year. I'll only recommend crafting it if youre a major pally player. If you want faster decks, go for aggro mage or frost DK.

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  • Maurice's Avatar
    Eldritch Horror 635 281 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    Thanks for the answer.

    I have over 90.000 dust, I have no problem to spent 2000 - 3000 dust for a T2 deck - but I don`t want to "waste" dust for legendarys which are not important to play a deck. I crafted the the Countess, but I will skip Lightblade for the moment.

    I see you!

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar
    COMMENT_COUNT_750_HS 1155 785 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
    Quote From dapperdog

    shes not really that crucial

    TIL Kotori Lightblade is a 'she'. I'd never heard her voice before.

    A man is lying on the street, some punks chopped off his head

    I'm the only one who stops to see if he's dead.

    Hmm. Turns out he's dead.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month ago
    Quote From MurlocAggroB
    Quote From dapperdog

    shes not really that crucial

    TIL Kotori Lightblade is a 'she'. I'd never heard her voice before.

    https://hearthstone.fandom.com/wiki/Kotori_Lightblade

    Yeah, or at least that's what I heard. Because her physical appearance doesn't really show it :P

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