So it turns out the day had one more surprise card reveal in store for us, unscheduled as it was: thus explaining the secret behind the one odd Rogue card that's been conspicuously missing from all of the previous official class reveals and Blizzard's card library. Well, no more. The unannounced and very unexpected unveiling of said card was provided courtesy of the one and only Mams! With full backing from Hearthstone's Team 5, of course; they must've been planning this one for a while.
Admittedly, we've already been familiar with the March of the Lich King card in question due to last week's Death Knight Showmatch streams, where it was accidentally 'revealed' (leaked/spoiled if you will). But hey, we won't tell if you don't. This one doesn't really belong in any particular package as the only Combo indicator from the upcoming expansion; it could just prove to be at least decent.
Special Rogue Card Reveal
Now, if you're unfamiliar with Mams, we'll have you know that she is something of a celebrity in certain Twitter circles. Also lovingly known as a "potato", or otherwise a canine companion of Hearthstone Features Lead Celestalon and Vtuber Zuan. Should you have any lasting doubts, know that certain notable people in the community have already decided this is the best reveal ever. There is simply no arguing when everybody is a fan.
Unfortunately, Twitter isn't nearly as user-friendly at video sharing as YouTube, and so the best we can recommend is that you go check out the source itself. But we can definitely share one special "behind the scenes" look:
It's not an easy task to match Hearthstone's Team Five when it comes to good-natured goofy fun, that's for sure. Thanks, Mams.
Missed any of the previous reveals? We've got Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, and Day 14 recaps available, on top of the 'leaked' cards from various Death Knight Showmatch streams - Part 1 & Part 2.
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This in Wild Miracle Rogue… Scary
I love the how to make meth version of this meme
That is one hell of a reveal.
Oh and the card's nice too.
Yeah we know Out of Cards already posted this card, so no reason to post it again.
Not reading replies or coming back to this comment.
Now don't you dare to disrespect Mams! 'tis a rather pointless comment when the entire point flies over your head.
super strong auto-include in every rogue deck from now until rotation. what am i missing?
I don't know, I'm in the middle. But I can tell you that then (when accidentally shown during Showmatch streams) and now, some people seem to believe it's a great pick, and others go for 'eh, merely okay'. Probably depends how much one values a single point of damage and a cycle (Miracle Rogue just might).
I'm with you. A conditional 1 mana Shiv just doesn't sound that noteworthy.
A change from 8 to 7 mana is not as big, but changing a card from 2 to 1 mana is 50% cheaper. Thats a lot. 1 mana can easily be comboed by anything in rogue. Seems strong to me
Yeah but, you have to do something alongside it. I'm a rogue main with well over 4000 wins with the class, so I know very well how much that combo keyword matters, and even on 1 mana cards it's not trivial. Quite often it will just be waiting in the hand in the early game because you either don't have the spare mana or didn't have anything else to do that turn, and quite often the 1 damage will just go face because there's nothing good to do with it.
I'm not saying it's bad by any stretch. Indeed, it'll probably see plenty of play, but the combo constraint means it probably won't feel anything special. Keep in mind Tracking exists, and while it gets used, nobody has ever given it very much attention. If it wasn't for the reappearance of reborn supplying lots of 1-health minions in the mid-to-late game, I'd confidently say I'd rather have Tracking. Hence, I'm not too fussed about Ghostly Strike. (I know, different classes, but you get the point.)
The issue is that it competes with the billion other really good low cost spells rogue has. It will take good deck building to find a good middle ground between spells that actually do things, and ones that just draw.