This card looks very good to me. Not only does it just have better stats than vanilla minions, it has a potentially transformative effect if you have a board presence that looks threatened by chip damage and you want to keep it. The alternative is using this as some strange way to set up a combo deck... You'd need some low cost combo pieces for sure, but this seems pretty good. It could potentially make a 4-cost into a 1-cost, which might end up being equivalent to 3 ticks of Thaurissan in some cases. We've yet to see the total usefulness of this, but with the shaman spellstone it might set up a good 2-turn + Spirit Echo long-value on your board.