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    posted a message on Hall of fame speculations April 2019

    There's a few classic cards that are problematic or overly powerful to the point that they almost always see play in every deck for that class. For example, Wild Growth, Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Preparation have all pretty much been must haves in nearly every deck for their respective class for the last 3+ years, so any/all of these are likely candidates for the hall of fame. Then there's cards that aren't exactly super powerful but are problematic because they limit design space. Prophet Velen is a perfect example of this and because of his existence, priests are extremely limited as to what kind of damaging spells they're allowed to have. There's also pretty much every minion associated with Charge. I can easily see Stonetusk Boar, Southsea Deckhand and even Leeroy Jenkins going to the Hall of Fame because I honestly think it's a keyword Blizzard wished they never printed (in fact, I seem to remember reading that at some point). I saw some mentions of Mind Control Tech and I do feel that that is a contender as well. And lastly, possibly Alexstrasza, even though she's not seeing a whole lot of play right now.

    Now while I doubt that all of these will get hall of famed, I wouldn't be surprised to see one or two get the axe come April.

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    posted a message on So I've made a Surrender to Madness deck...
    Quote from Decadence99 >>

    You're missing some pretty important information. In the games you won, how many times have you actually used StM and not just played minions on curve like a worse version of the old spiteful priest?

     Most of them.

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    posted a message on So I've made a Surrender to Madness deck...

    I haven't been playing Surrender to Madness early or mid-game, I've been keeping it as more of a late game. TBH, I'm not entirely sure if that's the best way to play it but it's been working out for me so far. However, the few times I've tried super early (ie: coin on T2) it's been disastrous, so at the very least I'd wait until you have at least 6 or 7 mana. I usually wait until I have 9-10.

    Zola the Gorgon is kinda meh and pretty much the one card I wasn't sold on. I've been playing with Harrison Jones in place of her and he's actually doing work. Pretty good against hunters, warriors, the occasional paladin and even the warlock legendary weapon. Also, the extra card draw is really good in this deck, especially after Keleseth/Madness to overwhelm your opponent. I may just need to edit her out of the deck and replace her with him (in fact, gonna do that right now I think). But you may also want to try Leeroy Jenkins as well for a big finisher. A solid 9-10+ charger can't go wrong.

    As for replacements for Curious Glimmerroots, that's really hard to say. Card generation and tempo is extremely important in this deck, so maybe try Stonehill Defender. I considered them when first building the deck but I just love Curious Glimmerroot so opted for them instead. If you have them, maybe try Twilight Acolytes. You already have the dragon synergy, so destroying your opponent's tempo in place of your own may be enough to offset the lack of card generation. edit: It's worth noting that after Madness, Twilight becomes less valuable as you're likely gonna have to swap attack with your own minions to keep from buffing your opponent's. I'm unsure what the best approach would be, so just do what feels right.

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    posted a message on Dragon Madness - WIP

    Leeroy is interesting. I may try that, thanks for the suggestion!

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    posted a message on So I've made a Surrender to Madness deck...

    You can do Madness and Zihi starting at Turn 9 or Turn 8 with the coin and it isn't bad.

    As for Crowd Roaster replacements, I honestly think they are too valuable. If I were to replace any cards, Crowd Roasters wouldn't be among them.

    Eggs are definitely a possibility as well as Mass Hysteria. The thing is, this deck doesn't use madness until the late game. I've played around with madness early and midgame and it fails miserably. Even coining madness on 2 so you only burn 2 mana is just way too slow. So, I feel that eggs may end up being dead cards for a majority of the game and that would be bad.

    However, I did just hit Rank 5 yesterday with the deck, so it is working. I'll keep playing with it and seeing what kind of tweaking feels right.

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    posted a message on So I've made a Surrender to Madness deck...

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    So far it's done exceedingly well, far better than I expected. I've been playing in Casual to not tank my rank as I experiment, so I know it's not the greatest way to evaluate deck performance, but in the last 8 games, I've won all of them.

    I'm not sure about the Zola inclusion. The idea was to bounce either Keleseth or Zihi back to your hand but in all of my games, it has yet to come into play. So, definitely could use some tweaking. Anyway, it's not nearly as terrible as I was expecting, it's actually pretty powerful.

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    posted a message on Rastakhan's rumble TOP Tier and tiers prediction standard?

    Yeah, Zul'jin scares me. You can just put him in with practically any hunter list and it makes the deck better. That's not to mention that hunters already are sporting some extremely powerful decks like deathrattle hunter, so I expect hunters to be sitting pretty after the xpac hits.

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    posted a message on Rastakhan's rumble TOP Tier and tiers prediction standard?

    I don't think Priest will be top tier but that's not to say there won't be a solid priest deck. Right now Cloning Gallery decks are very solid and I've been playing Spiteful priest with quite a bit of success. The expansion I think will only make priest more powerful so I expect to see more good priest decks emerge. Again though, I'm not entirely convinced they'll be top tier, best of the best decks but more likely just solid, competitive decks that you can do well with.

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    posted a message on When is it best to craft cards in the new expansion?

    Well, I always open my initial packs then craft whichever key cards I want to play around with first. Priest is my favorite class, so usually that. Then after a while, if any meta priest decks pop up that requires more crafting after a few weeks, I look into it. Otherwise, I continue just tweaking priest until I can come up with a respectable deck.

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    posted a message on New Card Reveal - Mojomaster Zihi

    This is the first card I've seen that really supports surrender to madness. It's still a later play, but surrender to madness in 9 followed by this and now you're on even during with the rest of your minions in your deck getting buffed.

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    posted a message on New Neutral Minion - Snapjaw Shellfighter

    I think it'll be interesting to see how this works when adjacent to a Divine Shield minion. The damage is reduced to 0 but the Snapjaw Shellfighter takes the damage. Does the shield pop and the shellfighter take 0? Does the shellfighter protect the bubble and take full damage? I'm curious.

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    posted a message on New Priest Minion- Sand Drudge

    It would be awfully foolish to dismiss any token generator and even more foolish to dismiss one so cheap that generates taunt minions.

    This card in nearly any other class would almost be outright broken. In priest however, I feel it's somewhere between average and good. I do feel however that this card can help push a new priest archetype and that's a great thing.

    I personally feel that the power level of this card as a lone 3 drop feels great. 3 mana 3/3 is just not bad. Cast one spell and you get value. Cast two spells and you get lots of value. The fact that these tokens come with taunt that protects your board cannot be understated. However, priests lack the ability to mass buff their board. No savage roars or bloodlusts here. So, the real power of this card is to build a board that needs protecting. Radiant Elementals are a great example of a minion you want to protect, and helps synergize with your cheap spells to build an even larger wall. The applications of a card like this are extremely potent, it's just up to us to find those applications and put them to the test to see if they hold up.

    I'm voting Playable because even by itself, I feel this card will find a home in a new priest deck. It brings enough power to the table without any kind of synergies that I think it merits a place in standard. It may even find a home in some existing priest decks, though I'm skeptical. I just don't know if it will bring about a new tier 1 deck or shake up the meta in any real meaningful way. However, a card like this only needs a bit of support (mass buffs for priests or other powerful synergies) for it to become Very Good or even Meta Defining. Definitely a good card through it's own merits though, I'm looking forward to playing with it.

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    posted a message on New Priest Spell - Seance

    Leagues better than Convert and I think it actually will end up being a good card, it's just boring design. Was hoping for something more unique when it came to the priest spells. Oh well, 4 reveals remaining.

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    posted a message on New Hunter Spell - Master's Call

    I actually think this may end up being the most over-hyped card revealed so far. I even voted it bad (for the time being).

    Hunters simply use too many non-beast cards right now and they should, the ones they have access to are insanely good. It's just for this card to be good, you just can't run non-beasts and expect results, which means that you have to try to make this card work in a deck that has both beasts and non-beasts and that turns this card into a high-roll card. Often, it will simply be a 3 mana discover a card and that's just bad. You'd be better off playing Stitched Tracker (which is also not a beast).

    Now, once a lot of hunter's powerful non-beast options rotate out of standard, this card's viability may become relevant. Until then though, I really do not think this card will see play.

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    posted a message on New Neutral Minion - Crowd Roaster

    It's a good card. Similar to Blazecaller and Firelands Portal at 7 mana for dragon decks. The biggest drawback is the lack of being able to go face, which is very significant but this card is quite good nonetheless. 7 Damage is huge removal + a 7/4 body? Really good. Can almost single-handedly take down The Lich King and many other big threats, not to mention that it itself is a dragon, furthering dragon synergies. This card will definitely see play. Rating it Very Good.

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