Actually a really good card, another beast for Deathstalker and Master Oakheart synergy, plus on top of it it's a beast that most of the time will have 6+ health in most control matchups. I think it'll see a decent amount of play
Wonder if taunt beast druid might come from cards like these. With cards like the witching hour and hadronox bringing this card back as a 3/12 its got great value. Even outside of that theoretical deck this shows promise against agro. You dump this on turn 5 against an agro deck with 5 cards in hand and its still an on curve play.
I don't really see this as a very good anti-aggro tool. Even though that is what is obviously is intended to be.
I've been toying with Lakarri Felhound in my control warlock deck. I was pulling one from my deck with Guild REcruiter on turn 5. So, on turn 5 I was dropping a 3/8 taunt on the board. Hoping, praying that my opponent would struggle to get through it.
Nope. I don't think it slowed down my aggro opponent even once.
It would die to a 1/3 that was suddenly poisonous. It would get silenced. It would be turned into a 3/3. It would have it's health lowered to 1. It just didn't do much.
And this will suffer from all the same problems. Plus this is pretty poor if facing control.
A good anti aggro tool is something to clear the board. Taunts are just over-rated. Even when they drop 3 1/3 taunts it still often doesn't buy you more than a turn.
So, give me something to board clear or at least something to early contest the board. But, don't try to sell me a mid game taunt with a big butt, because to me it's just fool's gold.