AND NUBA IS BAAACK!!!!
Hello everyone and welcome to the thread that will follow the new expansion announcement up close! Here you guys will not only see pictures of newly announced cards but also my first impressions on these cards and probably some fun stuff as well!
I have been out of hearthstone for about 20 days, simply because as a deck builder I was having zero fun in the game – it was either play Midrange Shaman or not win as much. I chose to go for the third option, which was buy WoW Legion and playing some of that game for the lore stuff!
Well, a new expansion is more than enough to bring me back into Hearthstone, so let’s get started analyzing this new expansion and everything related to it!
The Official Trailer:
The Official Website is UP!
This thread will get Updated constantly with new information through the whole announcement, get ready!
I will also be adding more opinions about the cards as the time passes on. However, I should make a much bigger and organized article by tomorrow.
Alright so for starters, they are adding a new type of card: A “triclass” card, which are cards from a “faction”.
The “family” of classes will be divided in three:
Kabal Family: Priest, Warlock and Mage.
Grimy Goons Family: Hunter, Paladin and Warrior.
Jade Lotus Family: Rogue, Shaman and Druid.
Loved this one. Its just straight up strong. Probably even overpowered and this could be the beginning of the “New Shaman”, which is the only thing that keeps me from the massive hype. However, since Priests have nearly zero playable cards right now, I have the right to be 9/10 hyped
Pretty good card on a vacuum, but seems quite slow as well. Don’t think this will ultimately see play but I could be wrong.
Amazing card draw. Simply amazing. A 3-Drop that draws card was always wanted, this is a pretty good alternative to Acolyte of Pain
This is also a “Kabal Family Card”, which is: it can only be played by Priests, Mages or Warlocks!
Unless those fishes have some good ability, don’t think this will be playable. Too slow, too many charges (That belongs to a museum) and too little damage.
The effect here is similar to Rafaam, which is: it’ll give you a random 10-mana exclusive spell with an “ok” effect.
It appears I was mistaken, as you can actually even chose the cost and type of the Spell you are “creating”. Seems even better than what I initially thought, as we will be able to “discover” one out of (3*3*3=27) TWENTY SEVEN different possibilities, which is incredibly amazing.
This card will surely see play before Reno Jackson
I don’t think I have enough time to analyze the numbers here. Probably godlike if we can make a Gadgetzan Auctioneer
So much Rogue synergy! Shadowstep
This is also a massive nerf to Moonglade Portal
Good, anti-aggro, but can also be used in Aggro mirrors. The best thing about this card though, is that at 5-mana its still a good card as it has Taunt. Very excited about this dude.
This is my favorite dude from the expansion so far, absolutely amazing! The more I look at it, the more I like it.
He is “ok”. Gives your first Pirate you play (unless you unfortunately draw this before you play a Pirate) in the game an extra effect. I like this card, it makes it so Pirate decks can catch up to already existing decks and possibly to new ones.
Didn’t like this one. Seems quite weaker than other 2-drop draw options that already exists in the game.
A 0-mana 7/7 that can only be played when you have 10 mana, or a 10 mana 7/7 with CThuned Ancient Shieldbearer
Another card-draw effect that is inferior to Classic counterparts. Azure Drake
I am not really a fan of conditional cards. Even less when they are Priest cards, because we already know Priests have too many of those. This card could be very powerful, however, depending on the Metagame. Didn’t like it though.
Multi-use Paladin card. I love this one! It also yells “Buff me!” when you have it into play, while also having taunt and costing very little mana.
There is literally nothing bad about this guy, as the vulnerability to Silence isn’t much of a factor since Silence was nerfed a year ago.
So I thought about this a little, and initially I don’t think I would want to run this in any deck, not now neither in the future for multiple reasons I don’t have time to explain right now.
A 5-Mana Draw-Effect that isn’t necessarily inferior to Azure Drake
Everything about this card yells “Priest Sinergy!!!”. I like it, and so does Northshire Cleric
This card faces the same problems Redemption
So you need to buff this in order to be drawing cards. Damn, if only this was one mana….
MORE Violet Teacher Sinergy!!!
Rogues should love this card. I don’t know if I would play this on my Rogue deck, but we have to remember Tomb Pillager
A good 3-drop with an Ok-ish ability. Could be a bomb in Mill decks but will those even exist?? Don’t know, seems clunky.
A quite slow Murloc that doesn’t seem to make tha… Waaait, Murloc Knight
Edit: Oh, this needs you to KILL a minion with it, not just “attack”, damn. Now this isn’t broken like I thought. In fact, I now don’t even know if this is good enough to be played. Blizzard just ruined my dreams of infinite value T_T
Why would I want to run this over Nourish
Quite good utility card. Helps killing Totems and Doomsayer
Yet another super conditional Priest card. this one, however, I loved. It has incredible sinergy with Cabal Shadow Priest
An “Ok”arena card, but I don’t think there is much more to it than that. Control decks usually don’t want minions like this one, and Aggro ones would never want it as well.
OH MY GOD!!!! Lightbomb
CAN I BE HYPED ABOUT THIS AND TALK ABOUT IT ALL IN CAPS-LOCK? I CAN RIGHT??
This card is so good, it can be ran even without Dragons in your deck as a Mass-AOE. This makes Priests go to a whole new level on its own. Can’t wait to play this.
I am still hyped about the Priest card I didn’t even read what this one do, lemme read it again…
6 mana, 5/5 that has the possibility of Drawing you cards…. eerrrr, nah. Worse than other 6-drop options, good with Moonglade Portal
WOAH! This is possibly the best Control 1-drop neutral card that has ever existed in the game!! Take it Zombie Chow
Should be ran as a 2-of in every non-Warrior Control deck, Priests loved this card, Warlocks even more, Paladins and Mages? Reno Jackson
And right now I am super tired and should take my leave!
If more cards are announced, I should be covering them later today! Stay tuned here at Hearthstoneplayers for a more in-depth analysis of Spoiled cards as well as MORE spoiled cards for us to hype together!
Love you guys, going to take a shower and take a walk!