4 mana draw all your combo pieces, good job blizzard...
we all know that the matchmaking is geared toward limiting your success (win streaks; can’t be winning too much, right?) how can there be a local meta? The meta (decks you go up against) are specific to the deck(s) you are playing.
Citation needed. Thanks
Blizzard stream at it's best <3
Wait, what about C'Thun?
We know that the buff is not specifically tied to any individual C'Thun (because even if you shuffle new copy of C'Thun into your deck it will retain the global buff), but we also know that C'Thun is buffed even when he is in your hand or deck, so after this update will i get a 6/6 C'Thun or fully buffed one if i manage to copy my opponent's C'Thun?
It's auto craft to any new player, you literally pay 1600 dust and get (random) tier 4-2 deck (most of those decks cost 5000+ dust to make).
It will never see any competitive play, but it's probably the best card ever released for beginners.
Crowd Roaster is definitely one of the better neutrals in this set. If we reword the text on the card just a little, we can sort of see this card being a 7/4 minion with divine shield and rush, similar to Argent Commander. You basically get almost double the damage, and almost double the stats on the body for just 1 additional mana. Now I realize Argent Commander doesn't see too much play outside of even decks, but this is surprisingly a much better deal that it's pushed enough to see some play. Add on the fact that it's also a dragon - a good creature type - and you got a nice 7 mana card that's going to net you a 2-for-1 most games.
And while something like Vilespine Slayer is more powerful due to the unrestricted nature of the card, I feel like Crowd Roaster is a pretty damn close comparison, and any class that supports dragons can play it. People might complain about the 7/4 body, but that's certainly better than a 3/4 Vilespine. Your basically getting 4 more stats while not being able to target 8+ health minions, minions with divine shield, etc. Don't get me wrong - Vilespine is better - but they are similar cards as Vilespine is often not played turn 5 anyway.
Thank goodness the 'New Player Experience' bug has been fixed; no need to expand on that Blizz, we all know exactly what it means.
If a Priest player originally wanted to include Zola in their deck, they now might want to include this card instead. The 2/2 body doesn't really matter compared to one mana cheaper and more flexible (can get enemy minions). However the card doesn't create a golden copy, which might be a bigger drawback than the missing 2/2 body.
Didn't the Spark theme already prove that this will be really weak?
1\1 rush elemental anywhere is nowhere close to 1\1 rush beast in hunter.
It is a fire fly that trades 1 health for rush and all hunter beast synergies. You can Houndmaster it, you can razormaw it. You can buff hyena with it. You can even make it poisonous with Toxmonger
25 mana cost paladin card?
my Holy Wrath catapult is ready.
Looking at the HSReplays numbers, the deck has an overall play-rate of 6%, rising to 11% at high ranks. There is an ongoing debate in the Wild community regarding the power level of the deck - while it is capable of doing busted things, it's also very easy to exaggerate the performance of any viable combo deck. All of the available data, compiled by VS and HSReplays, suggests that the deck doesn't need to be nerfed for power level reasons - it's a middle-of-the-road, Tier 2 deck, and its win-rate drops as you climb the higher ranks of the ladder. Tog Druid out-performs SA Druid at all ranks of the ladder by 2%-3%. Both decks have relatively low win-rates, despite playing the most powerful cards in the format, because they are vulnerable to aggro decks, and tech choices - unlike the Sea Naga decks which were nerfed earlier this year.
By comparison, three Aggro/Mid-Range decks have dominated the format since WW - Odd Rogue and Odd Paladin, and Even Shaman. They each have over-all win-rates 5%-7% better than SA Druid, and 2%-5% better at high ranks. Also by comparison, virtually no one in the Wild community is suggesting that any of those decks needs to be nerfed. The complaint that Combo Druid is "warping" the format isn't supported by any available dataset - at high ranks, the combined play-rates of the Aggro/MR decks is more than double that of the two Druid decks. And unlike most Combo decks, both flavours of Druid have even-to-bad match-ups against the most popular Control decks in the format - so the complaint that the deck is squeezing other archetypes out of the meta-game isn't exactly accurate.
Blizzard often nerfs cards because they produce game play which isn't "fun", regardless of power-level. I can't speak for others, but I personally don't feel more frustrated losing to a Combo deck on turn six than losing to an Aggro deck on turn six, or a Mid-Range deck that bursts me down on turn six. In all three cases, the top ten cards in my deck, and my opponent's deck, determine who wins - if they have the questions, and I don't have the answers, there is nothing to be done. But that's just called "playing a card game" - if anything, HS players are lucky that there aren't any decks which can regularly goldfish for a win on turn three or four, like just about every other IRL card game which has ever existed.
Yeah, author says the card was underhyped then procced to counter his own words with stats from very own website..
Procent of people who voted very good or meta defining:
1. Giggling Inventor 60.5%
2. The Soularium 72.8%
3. Subject9 37.6%
4. Zilliax 75.4%
5. Doubling Imp 83,3%
Second has 6 letters, as does Dinner, so Second Dinner = 6 x 6 = 36.
Psychmeleon has 9 letters, and it draws 4 cards. And guess what? 9 x 4 = 36.
Second Dinner has Dinner as its second word, and you eat food at dinner.
Juicy Psychmelon, if you read it real closely, has the word "melon" in it, which is a type of food!
The words in "Boomsday = Bankrupt Blizzard" all start with B's, and each of those words have 8 letters in them.
The words in "Ben Brode" all start with B's, and together those words have 8 letters in total.
Coincidence? I think not!
But since I didn't see a /s, I feel I should say that Ben Brode wasn't a part of the card design process, plus it's not like each designer just randomly publishes a couple of cards: they would all be reviewed by the whole team.