For only one mana ? Guess who's pushing hard for a Control Warrior come back :P
Edit: Erratum : don't know why, but for a moment I thought it had a draw effect like Shield Block too. 5 Armor for 1 mana is still a good deal, but less control'ish as I thought. Still make for a pretty cheap removal combo, using Shield Slam
Armor alone doesn't make CW, if that was true, Ironforge Portal would have seen more play, if you compare the prime armor cards like Shieldmaiden and Shield Block you'll see that the main selling point of those is that they offer something alongside the armor.
However it is a pretty nice card with a lot of potential is more niche builds
Flash Heal didn't get played unless there was a reason for it besides healing your hero (like OTK combos with Auchenai Soulpriest). 5 Life Gain isn't enough value for 1 mana, and just the Shield Slam combo won't be enough more I don't think. Control Warrior will skip this card.
Good job guys, as usual. This card single-handedly kills pirate warrior, while Shield Block is way too slow and doesn't do shit against pirates, you can run this instead of anti-weapon tech and it won't make your deck shitty against non-weapon classes.
It's a fair card, better than shield block against aggro, worse against control, won't see play in every deck, it's fine, it's healthy, it's beautiful, what's wrong ?
It's a fair card, which means it isn't good enough. We already received a massive number of anti-aggro tools in Un'goro, much better ones than this. Nobody is bitching about having anti-aggro tools, we're calling it for what it is, a mediocre card.
Not really, not the classic one at least. Shield Block is good because it's a cycle. This card is so bad and it won't see any competitive play, for the same reason why Flash Heal see zero play despite the strong Auchenai synergy.