It seems I'll be playing Rogue in Wild more than Standard... I'll have to take a screenshot of the first time grandpa Auctioneer,Dad Edwin and his little kids will hit someone's face... It's gonna be heartwarming,they'll make such a lovely family...
Aww how cute. A Baby Edwin Van Cleef. Not sure if there will be enough resources available to fuel both of these, Edwin, and 2 Gadgetzans but in theory it's very powerful. It could also potentially find a home more aggressive Rogues like Water Rogue so it'll only have to share resources with Edwin.
I don't get the hate. It is like a class exclusive Questing Adventurer and even has synergy with it. Just drop a questing, play all your spells, then drop this guy. It's like playing two more questings or edwins in your deck. He only costs 2 mana as well. I think it's an instant include in future miracle decks.
Play at least 2 cards to make its stats worthwhile? It's a safer Questing Adventurer, but doesn't grow once you've played it. Actually, the redundancy on growth mechanics like that could spawn a full deck type even without Conceal, but this isn't a versatile powerhouse like the real Edwin VanCleef.
Play this after you've completed the Rogue quest with a couple Cheap cards and you have a 2 mana 7/7.
OH and btw, I saw someone mention Devolve and Mass Dispel, just an fyi, that doesn't affect the stats of the minions on board if you have the Rogue quest reward in play. The best you can do is silence something bigger than 5/5 into a 5/5.
Just dust it. Even if you play backstab prep spell coin and 2xthis it will be 5/5 6/6 on t3. And you have empty hand for later auctioneer that case. Also Edwin can be easily 8/8 on t2.
So... Maybe not a dust, but nothing compared to say pillager or Drake. Rogue lost both his main minions and I don't see any viable replacement now. Looks like we have new Hunter for next few seasons. :((