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A simple but highly flexible card. I envision that the target minion would be 'faded' and lose its stats until the effect ends, rather than needing a separate token. The minion is effectively Silenced, Frozen, and Immune. Use it to temporarily remove a threat and bypass a
minion. Or protect a key
minion. You could even use it to spare a minion from
. Honestly, I think 2 mana is too much for the effect, but I erred on the side of caution.
I feel like this card would fit really well into rogue play style, taking up space on the board and denying damage from your opponent (or protecting a big minion on your board) while also requiring thought so you don't just throw away the effect by playing after it; also the 1 mana lets it be used for cycling because 1 mana spells for rogue are awesome.
This is a good late game card like
. This card immediately fits into fatigue warrior deck as this provides unlimited resources. However, it is really bad to add a card that does nothing in the early game.
Sorry, I don't know how to make a dormant minion... so I just used a spell card looking card instead.
Basically how this card works is that any time (your) weapon is destroyed, a Reaper's Axe will be equipped for one more swing (next turn). When the reaper's axe is destroyed, it will not proc itself since the living forge only is active AFTER the weapon is already destroyed. It is worth noting that destroying an existing weapon with a new weapon will destroy the new weapon (since the living forge will activate and equip a Reaper's Axe). Additionally, if you have 2 Reaper's Axe, they can then start proccing off each other making you essentially having a permanent 4/1 weapon to use. Since it is summoned off a
, if you have a full board, the Living Forge will not be summoned.
This weapon is similar to the Sherazin's version of a weapon.
- The awaken effects can be easily played around. SO, the 'full board' one must be a strong effect.
- The 'full board' effect aims to counter overcommitment. Of course, 90% of the time your opponent can play around it, but there're many situations where he can't. Let's consider
, or Dudadin cards and gameplan, and so on. It limits the opponent's board to 6 slots, and it could help.
- The 'empty board' effect is easier to achieve. The point of this is that you
have to know
if and/or when you want to play Vokyoz. You have to play it when you are sure of what you want to copy in your deck and so on. It's not always easy to steer, it's supposed to be a skilled card. Obviously it helps a lot in control matchups.
The base around this card is purely because Hunter needs more draw ability. So I thought I may aswell throw in a creative way to get it.
I was originally going to make it a minion with the text; "Deathrattle: Go dormant. Whenever this minion is revived, draw a card. Play a
to revive this minion."
being so common I scrapped that idea.
I'm making it that a
is required to awaken it, with the reasoning that that's where most of your early turn plays go to (Spell Hunter). So this gives you the ability to refill on the hand presence you've already lost out on. Also, it gives you incentive to throw more secrets into your deck. This card was also made with the hope that more Hunter secrets will become available over the next few expansions if they want to make Spell Hunter a viable and more fun deck.
I also feel like it balances itself out just by being a weapon. The only way you're able to get even a second draw out of it in one turn is by playing another weapon over the top AFTER you've awakened it. And you've already lost 6 mana just doing that. It was also going to have 2 Durability, but I felt that made it way too slow. And I feel like Hunter got screwed when it came to the legendary weapon too, so I like the idea of a permanent class weapon.