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Bringing back Kazakus-style customization. Or is it Mech-Galvadon? Playable-ish in non-Mech decks but so much better in a Mech deck.
You'll be able to build a 3-Cost, 6-Cost, or 9-Cost Mech and give it 2 Upgrades. (Picking 1 of 3 options - twice)
I'll present the options in the Spoiler below.
The different values contained in the parentheses in
Upgrade - Salvage Bot(s)
are for the different chassis'. The lowest value goes with a MK-III chassis and the highest with the MK-IX.
You would pick the chassis first of course and only see the number that corresponded to your chosen chassis but I didn't want to make so many more pictures that would be mostly the same.
A very flexible card. Can be used in tempo mage to fill up your hand in midgame, in elemental mage to get the elemental with specific cost you want, in big spell mage to get a big spell for next turn etc. Can be used to draw cards you want when you have a bad hand and/or unlucky draws in a game.
That means if you win you get twice: the progress for daily quests that require wins, the gold from said quests, the rank stars, the legend progress, the cards rewards from adventures bosses, the progress to every-3-wins-gold, the 10g reward itself, and everything else you'd get for winning said match.
Double the pain double the gain!
Edit: Changed the order of the effects. You gain armor when playing the card not at the start of the game.
Clarification edit: It seems there's a bit of confusion with my card this week, so I'll try and clarify. No, the spell's effects would not be done at random. You would have complete control over the spell you select as if you were casting it straight from your hand. So, if you choose Fireball as your spell, you get to decide what to nuke with it. If you chose Free From Amber, you would get to discover and choose which 8+ cost minion to summon. The only caveat here is the chosen spell must to be played immediately. So, unlike a normal Fireball from the hand where you could change your mind about casting it, with Clairvoyance, once Fireball has been selected, something would have to get fried.
This card costs only 1 mana but it is designed for late game. Powerful control tool that most likely would be utilized in zoo decks. In zoo decks you tap a lot so you are much closer to fatigue. With this you may equalize a little + most likely you won't play high cost minions in this type of decks so even rolling this for 5 times won't harm your gameplan at all. But in control decks this card can find a place as well. If your Gul'dan is already played, Skull summons demons for free then why not to sacrifice some Mana Crystals to negate opponent's
Downsides: Dead draw till late game and may be "geisted".