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Tumbleweedovski

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Especially nice with along with some frost spells, but not essential since it already has a vanilla statline.

    Constructed: Best Frost Shaman card after Snowball Fight!. Mandatory card for that deck.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Nope, don't even think about it!

    Constructed: Meant to be cheated out early by cards like Clumsy Courier or Balinda Stonehearth. But still, what are you doing in the turns prior to that? I can only hope it's going to be viable.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: 6 mana draw 2 with a body can be good. With some luck the body doesn't even suck. What would be worse than a terrible body is having your cheaper spells costing 5 mana all of a sudden.

    Constructed: Balinda Stonehearth alongside Magister Dawngrasp, Iceblood Tower and Rune of the Archmage is a deck builders galore for Big Spell Mage! Please, let it be viable!

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: It's a trap, even if you have so synergy.

    Constructed: Great flavor, but I can't see Frozen Mammoth being anything more than a meme.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Freaking insane! Best card ever! Questionmark?

    Constructed: Is this better than Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron? It is, right?

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Magister Dawngrasp alongside Balinda Stonehearth, Iceblood Tower and Rune of the Archmage is a deck builders galore for Big Spell Mage! Please, let it be viable! The hero power is a nice addition, but you primarily run this for the battlecry of course.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arcanite Reaper + Shadowform = Rokara, the Valorous. Great for aggressive decks, although 7 mana is a bit slow and the fastest Warrior deck, Pirate Warrior, might not want it because of interference with The Juggernaut. I feel like the effect on the weapon and the Honorable Kill are merely a bonus to adds some extra flavor but doesn't make Rokara much stronger. Or does the effect of The Unstoppable Force still trigger even if the minion has 5 or less health?

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Obviously great if you have already drafted some secrets.

    Constructed: Already good without the honorable kill and amazing with it. But to be critical, the randomness of Spring the Trap is a small downside. Therefore, you might want to include secrets that are consistently good like Cat Trick instead of more conditionally good secrets like Pressure Plate.

    I'm curious to see what the go-to Wild version of Secret Hunter is going to look like. Subject 9, Phase Stalker, Mad Scientist, Spring the Trap, and Dun Baldar Bunker can't all be in the same deck. Inconspicuous Rider and Masked Contender are already on the sidelines, so what cards are joining them? Probably Subject 9 and Mad Scientist.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Livewire Lance is crazy good in Arena partly because lackeys are broken, but also because it represents both value and tempo in one card. With The Lobotomizer you're not guaranteed the value but is one mana cheaper than its comparison. However, it's in rogue which means we have to factor in that we decrease the value of our hero power by drafting weapons. My bet is that it's ever so slightly weaker than Livewire Lance, but still one of the best cards you can draft in rogue.

    Constructed: Unless you're playing Burgle Rogue you don't care about cards in your opponents deck.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Yikes!

    Constructed: Is it fair to compare this to Skull of the Man'ari? Skull looks much better of course, but is in Warlock and the most aggressive minion it can pull is Doomguard. Instead, Sigil of Reckoning can pull an Illidari Inquisitor. It all depends on if the critical mass for Big Demon Hunter is there to be viable. If so, this card is in there, but it won't make the deck viable on its own.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    I don't think you need loads and loads of deathrattles for this to be worth it. As soon as you got decent value of the battlecry you should just play Xyrella, the Devout. Yes, repeating all those deathrattles is great and of course the more the better, but that new hero power is even better. You want to spam that Void Spike as soon as possible.

    In Wild Reno decks specifically, I wonder if she's strong enough to push out the Shadowreaper Anduin & Spawn of Shadows combo as a finisher for a Xyrella, the Devout & Auctionmaster Beardo combo.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Arena: Ignore the battlecry. This is just a 6 mana 6/6 without any text.

    Constructed: An OTK might be possible that can't be done with Grommash Hellscream (as easily). If not, at least you want to close out games when you drop Captain Galvangar, otherwise I don't know why he's in your deck. The 9/9 body can be seen as tempo, but at the same time, to some extend your deck is filled with cards that generate armor and that counters the tempo of the 9/9 body, so playing him for tempo isn't really an option most of the time.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Maiev Shadowsong is better in most cases as the 1/4 body of Najak Hexxen isn't much of a threat and can easily be dealt with. Best use case for this is to steal a taunt minion so your Najak Hexxen is protected behind it or a deathrattle minion you can kill off yourself in the same turn.

    Constructed: In constructed where you can synergize with Najak Hexxen much more easily this becomes much stronger. Silence or bounce him back to your hand and your opponent can say goodbye to his minion.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Considering that you have significantly more neutrals in your deck than in your average constructed deck and considering that neutrals are generally weaker than class cards, this is more than just a meme in arena. The synergy among those random minions isn't always there, but the same goes for arena in general, and the 2 mana discount on the minions is substantial. Not quite like the new Lady Prestor, but on a lucky day Cera'thine Fleetrunner could be just as strong.

    Constructed: Will see play, but only as a meme and for the inevitable achievement.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Frozen Buckler is almost certainly never the correct pick in your drafts unless you somehow have amazing synergy with armor or Frost spells something among those lines.

    Constructed: Slightly more likely that said amazing synergy comes together in a constructed deck, but I highly doubt it. I'm not even sure if this is better than Bring It On!.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: An understatted 3-drop with a questionable upside? No, thanks!

    Constructed: I feel like this will be more often used to pull a specific card from your deck than it will be used to kill of a specific deathrattle. However, they're not mutually exclusive so if you can do both at the same time Sacrificial Summoner is suddenly the star of that deck.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Probably not draftable, otherwise yeah absolutely, draft this! What are you waiting for?

    Constructed: The hero power is great of course, but the turn Bru'kan of the Elements comes into play he doesn't do a whole lot to be honest. Not for 8 mana and definitely not when you compare him with Shadowcrafter Scabbs or Lightforged Cariel defense wise. And although the hero power is good, the randomness is a big downside. Not all invocations are equally useful every turn. I hope I'm wrong, but he might just be too slow and too clumsy. Realisticly, he probably will see play at least somewhere.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Unless you're willing to wait for a while with attacking, which thanks to the stealth is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, this effect is probably going to whiff. So, unless you have some good deathrattles in your deck, this isn't very good.

    Constructed: Such a synergistic card! This has got to see play somewhere, whether that's in a tempo deck copying Sneaky Delinquent or in Big Rogue copying a Kobold Illusionist.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: At its worst [Hearthstone Card (Undying  Disciple) Not Found] is a 6/7 taunt that only deals 3 damage when going face and would be quite alright. Due to your opponent getting to decide how he wants to trade into this, it isn't always going to be much more than that, but I imagine it's still annoying to face.

    Wild: Long gone are the days where Priests are all about attrition so Awaken the Makers and N'Zoth, the Corruptor do not appear in many lists currently, but along with newer cards like Amulet of Undying I'm certainly going to try if I can make that work again.

    Standard: Might be a useful tool to help secure the victory against aggro, but I don't expect it to be a centerpiece of any deck.

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Spirit Lash was perfectly playable and this is straight-up better in many use cases. 1 mana cheaper and you'd prefer to buff the health of one of your minions instead of healing your hero. The downside of this card is that you need a minion of your own on board to pull off this Whirlwind but since this only costs 1 mana that shouldn't be a problem most of the time.

    Wild: The Divine Spirit/Inner Fire deck is not a common sight in today's meta, but it's not a terrible deck either. Shadow Word: Devour on its own is not going to gain much popularity for that deck, but I can't imagine this card not being in that deck.

    Standard: Might make it into a control version of Shadow Priest. It likely won't fit anywhere else.

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