The Stylist is concerned with looking good. Last week revealed the all-eyes-on-me keyword of the class, Couture - an activator that triggers after the minion has been targeted by anything, friendly spells, enemy spells, enemy minions, hero powers, and so on. A natural synergy for directing the attention of attacks, on top of just being thematically fitting, is taunt. Since the baseline of the importance of Spell Damage and these other keywords was established last week, this week I bring you cards to flesh out niches, and offer more interesting ways to utilize some of the Stylist's tools.
To introduce the showcase cards:
With the apprentice set, the Stylist has two Lifesteal spells, both of which are thematically tied to barbering. They both deal 0 damage at base (one direct, the other AoE), so they are dependent on Spell Damage, which is a major focus of the class. As such they have many opportunities to wield Spell Damage, as well as rewards for doing so. For example, Networking can be used to find more resources regardless of what your deck is built around. Cast it on a minion with Spell Damage to find a different minion with Spell Damage, or Taunt, or the class keyword Couture -- the list goes on! It takes into consideration any enhancements minions received, which the class supports as targeting your minions will activate the keyword, as does this spell.
Warpweaver Hashom is an introduction into another side of the Stylist. Transmogrification is key to a good look. Hashom will take all your minions of the sad Common variety, and turn them into stars. As the plan for this class would be for it to have been released after Ashes of Outland, there would be a Legendary minion in Standard for the Cost of every Common minion, with Hashom himself fulfilling the 0-Cost spot. With his specifications, he could be a card either just for fun, or built around targeting specific minions. For instance, maybe you want a Reliquary of Souls seeing it would be a good target for some of your buffs that you wouldn't otherwise have, and can guarantee it with any 1-Cost common.
The Rest of This Week's Cards!
Much of this set works in tandem with previous cards. Although currently limited, the Stylist does use weapons. As well, healing enemies is a common drawback, although the class has many healing resources to begin with. Similarly to Rarity being a mechanic, Cost is also somewhat of a focus, though not as prevalent as, say, Spell Damage.
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