Agreed, that is why I voted it as a bad card. It’s too susceptible to silence. Plus it’s weak. So unless it plaid on turn three with a buff, it’s a waste. You also have to have both a buff and this card in your hand and 3 mana - sucks!
Well, it's not something unusual that a control paladin can run Call to Arms. This spell thins out the deck and developes board presence. This minion will fit really well in a buff or in a control paladin deck, but it will be hardly countered by silence just like people above me mention it.
I think this is still a good card in slower MUs, as it baits out a silence. Lynessa Sunsorrow might be saved from silence after this is played.
Btw, notice that this card in Quest Paladin + CtA could rise far above meme level.
Silence could typically reach only a couple of targets, out of the many in the deck, and Baleful Banker and/or Zola ensure redundancy.
At that point, it can also equip Holy Wrath + Tiger Loa as a nearly OTK at endgame.
Add a few sticky taunts, Tar Creeper, Chain Gang, and the deck could becomet threatening against any archetype.
Ok, i guess i hyped myself quite enough already.
Inb4 I don't think Baleful Banker will add a copy of this minion into your deck, which will keep its enchantments. It will just shuffle an unbuffed copy. I think the same will happen with Augmented Elekk .
This card is everything and more I've been hoping for. I don't care if it turns out not being great, I update and play quest paladin EVERY expansion and this is finally the support that gives buffing long term value and supports crystology (which also pulls Lynessa). Silence kills it, yes, but buff paladin has so many silence targets and this is a two-of. Can't wait.
to the people who are saying that silence would destroy this card, how many silences are you running? 2 spellbreakers tops, and if this is your priority silence target, you're prioritizing incorrectly.
Overall, if buff paladin gets more support like this, this is more of another tool to make the deck *hopefully* work, and if a deck that would include this card naturally actually works, you'll be saving your silences for something like Lynessa or an overbuffed primalfin or something like tyrion fordring. This will only be an actual silence target if it's late game, or if they over extend 2 spikeridge steeds on it or something crazy like that, and even then, You'd consider saving your Spellbreaker for Lynessa.
Of course, this is all theoretical, and I really do hope a deck like this works eventually, but we'll still need to see if the support is in, as, so far, all we know are this card and what would probably be the core 'boss' cards of the deck, Lynessa, Galvadon, and the Loa.