[DoD] ResidentSleeper Awards

  • Rippy's Avatar Darkmaster 335 140 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    R e s i d e n t S l e e p e r   A w a r d s 

    Who's the sleeper of the set ?

    Embiggen Card Image

    Shadowstepper Keleseth is back! Even if +(1) to all minions is a greedy choice, it will definitely worth the buff in the right deck. That's why this card will push deckbuilding to the next level..

    Dragonbane Card Image

    Nobody talks about this card, and how it looks like Ser Bronn of the Blackwater embracing the Scorpion ballista. But anyway, I am the only one who remembers Mech Hunters spamming hero power since turn 7!?

    Mana Giant Card Image

    This card is not the Arcane Giant but stills a Giant. And, like any other Giant, it will be problematic, especially if Conjurer's Calling stills around...

    Nozdormu the Timeless Card Image

    Looks like a troll of the well-known 4 M a n a 7/7, but it's not. I can't wait to build a deck around this meaty bro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Grave Rune Card Image

    It's the 50% of a Carnivorous Cube. And that's enough to see play, I think.

    Dragon's Hoard Card Image

    Not sure if a Sleeper, because it's kinda difficult to find one in Rogue cards. But this card is not a meme. Legendaries from other classes could generate busted synergies, and it's a Discover. My new favourite (1) drop ^ . ^

    Bandersmosh Card Image

    When I think about this card I see Tirion Fordring in my mind. May be the real sleeper of the set...

    Dark Skies Card Image

    Prepare to face 2xReno the Relicologist at (3) each. Isn't broken as Defile but stills OP for just (3)! FML

    Ramming Speed Card Image

    Light cost removal for heavy targets and get 2 for 1 in most situations. Really underrated card IMHO.

    Faceless Corruptor Card Image

    Dragonmaw Poacher is stealing his limelight. But hey, here we are with another controversial Battlecry. Also, with a very high power level. NVM

    These are my nominations for each of the classes, and what's yours?

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1400 2816 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I don't get what you see in Ramming Speed. the only way someone would ever play it over Supercollider is in a meta where there are so many big doubles that Collider is either not enough or has you take too much damage.

    I'd like to nominate Toxic ReenforcementsBADCARDNAME That thing can absolutely rush down decks if you get enough pressure early...and if you want to get funky you can run Necromechanic for that sick 12-damage burst.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1715 2752 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Embiggen, Dragonbane, Mana Giant, Nozdormu the Timeless, Grave Rune, Dragon's Hoard, and Faceless Corruptor Aren't Sleepers. All of them have an average rating of above 3.5. And that means a lot when there are so many opinions, I really don't know how you are deciding what is a sleeper or not.

    I do agree though with Bandersmosh, Dark Skies, and Ramming Speed being underrated. 

    Bandersmosh is a 5 mana 5/5 with an ability of a random legendary. More often than naught that ability will be positive. So even if you don't get a Tirion Fordring every time, you can still very likely get a decent turn 5-6 play (or 4 with coin).

    Dark Skies Looks like a good way for handlocks to secure the board before turn 4 (or 3 with coin). You usually won't have many minions by turn 3, maybe a Kobold Librarian. I think it is better to compare this to Volcano than Defile, dealing 7/8 damage randomly split amongst all minions should be enough by turn 3.

    I feel it is a bit unfair to compare Ramming Speed to Supercollider. They are both very different. To save myself all of the writing I will just copy my post from the discussion thread.

    Quote From KANSAS

    This is like Supercollider only not a weapon. The fact that it is not a weapon can be good, or it can be bad.

    Pros: You don't take damage. You can still play this if you already have a weapon equipped. You can do this multiple times in a turn if you already have a Supercollider on the field, or another Ramming Speed in your hand. And it costs less.

    Cons: The effect only happens once and then the card is gone.

    Looks like the pros outweigh the cons, granted, some of the pros are going to be irrelevant most of the time, but they are still there. 

    Really, this card seems super powerful. Killing a minion costs 5 mana, and this can potentially kill 2 minions, or kill one and damage another. Due to the number of minions on the field and the positioning of minions this card won't always be very consistent. But doing this on turn 3 can do a lot to slow down an aggro deck, and it can also kill multiple giants at once, an with the return of handlock plus the new mage giant, that will also be very helpful. 

    Another thing to consider, dealing 2 damage to two enemy minions is worth 2 mana, this card costs one extra mana and you are able to control what gets hit. 

    All in all this card is very powerful and it will see play in multiple warrior decks even thought they already have a bunch of options. This card is just too good for its mana cost.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • Rippy's Avatar Darkmaster 335 140 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
    Quote From KANSAS

    Embiggen, Dragonbane, Mana Giant, Nozdormu the Timeless, Grave Rune, Dragon's Hoard, and Faceless Corruptor Aren't Sleepers. All of them have an average rating of above 3.5. And that means a lot when there are so many opinions, I really don't know how you are deciding what is a sleeper or not.

    I've read and heard so many opinions about these cards. But I've rarely seen full positive thoughts about them...
    These cards may not be too flashy, and a lot of people are considering them MeMey_

    That's why I consider mostly of them Sleepers.

    p.s Faceless Corruptor isn't a sleeper, but it will be nerfed 100% imho. I should replace him with Evasive Wyrm lol

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 805 1287 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    None of them i think.

    Lightforged Zealot and Secure the Deck might do better things than people thought.

    Wyrmrest Purifier make paladin decks instantly pure paladin. (Loved the flavour btw.)

    I personally think that Purifier PaladinBADCARDNAME archetype is promising.

    I am not a great deck-builder but just an example;

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  • Mercynary9's Avatar 330 226 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I never saw Carnivorous Cube on priest (except old priest quest), so I think it's a bad card, will see though.

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Servant of Illidan 890 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Blazing Battlemage Card Image

     

    I am barely seeing this card show up in theorycrafts, and I forget to put it in a lot of decks too. But this card is going to eventually be in A LOT of aggro decks. Need a 1-drop? This is your card. Get used to seeing this as much as we used to see Fire Fly

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  • Rippy's Avatar Darkmaster 335 140 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
    Quote From Xarkkal

    Blazing Battlemage Card Image

     

    I am barely seeing this card show up in theorycrafts, and I forget to put it in a lot of decks too. But this card is going to eventually be in A LOT of aggro decks. Need a 1-drop? This is your card. Get used to seeing this as much as we used to see Fire Fly

    Yes lol.
    But it's obviously strong a 1* 2/2, I don't think someone is understimating his power  ^ . ^

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  • Rippy's Avatar Darkmaster 335 140 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
    Quote From Mercynary9

    I never saw Carnivorous Cube on priest (except old priest quest), so I think it's a bad card, will see though.

    Here is my dream scenario:

    Play Leeroy Jenkins and go face, Play Grave Rune on him and ping it with Holy Smite. Get 2xLeeroy Jenkins and go face!

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 805 1287 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
    Quote From Rippy
    Quote From Mercynary9

    I never saw Carnivorous Cube on priest (except old priest quest), so I think it's a bad card, will see though.

    Here is my dream scenario:

    Play Leeroy Jenkins and go face, Play Grave Rune on him and ping it with Holy Smite. Get 2xLeeroy Jenkins and go face!

    Embalming Ritual instead of Holy Smite will do same thing + ability to trade one of taunts in way.

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  • PopeNeia's Avatar Darkmaster 500 654 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Eh, I'm still not sold on Nozdormu to be completely honest.

    But on the flipside, I'm glad that someone agrees that Dark Skies is not a bad card.

    This ain't no place for a hero

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Servant of Illidan 890 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I consider it a sleeper because it is being overlooked right now. Everyone is distracted by the "more exciting" cards with fun text. So it's easy to forget the impact an overstated 1-drop can have. 

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Servant of Illidan 890 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    I don't get what you see in Ramming Speed. the only way someone would ever play it over Supercollider is in a meta where there are so many big doubles that Collider is either not enough or has you take too much damage.

    I'd like to nominate Toxic Reenforcements That thing can absolutely rush down decks if you get enough pressure early...and if you want to get funky you can run Necromechanic for that sick 12-damage burst.

    Take that funkiness further in Wild where Toxic Reinforcements actually has a OTK 38 damage combo!

     

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