New Druid Minion - Fangbound Druid

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5571 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    A new Common Druid Minion, Fangbound Druid, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    BOth Beast and Taunt support yet still no efficient draw to make said decks actually playable.

    Looks like something we'll get more payoff for as more expansions come out.


    Oh well, at least Gonk OTK in Wild gets more support :^)

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    It was awful.

  • DrunkDonuuut's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 195 158 Posts Joined 03/01/2021
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Seems like a decent card. Even if you don't have a beast in hand, a 3 mana 4/3 taunt is not too shabby to put into the board. 

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar
    Protector of Elwynn 1470 596 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    The main set had support for both taunt and beast druid. None of those packages have proven to be particularly strong and I don't think this card is going to change that. But I would love to be wrong. In a vacuum the card itself looks very strong. A 2 mana discount on a beast is not nothing.

    Also more powercreep on Hired Gun after Fairground Fool.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1350 2416 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Seems decent. Fangbound Druid has a deathrattle AND taunt, so it's exactly the kind of minion you want to play alongside Plaguemaw the Rotting. But the big problem for the card is card draw, which is something Druid doesn't have that much off. Oh and it's only good if you have a beast in your hand, considering you want the discount.

    Considering you want the effect if you include this into your deck, then it might fit into Guardian Animals Druid? The most popular version of that kind of deck is Primordial Druid, which doesn't seem like it wants to include it?

    The other deck it MIGHT fit in is some kind of Deviate Dreadfang deck, which probably would work similarly to the Exotic Mountseller did before Exotic Mountseller rotated. 

    Oh and for wild: Probably see play. I dont think this sees this play in the upcoming Celestial Alignment Druid, OTK Druid or Token Druid. The only deck that might experiment with it is Wall Druid, because Fangbound Druid Discounts Hadronox.

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

  • economicaooc's Avatar
    460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    It's not good, but I really love it. The grindy taunt/beast druid deck can use this to discount hadronox in order to fit it in the same turn as all kinds of copying and deathrattle-triggering effects. I doubt it sees serious play, but it's definitely a fun card.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

  • Synnr7's Avatar
    1030 612 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Mana discounts are always useful. I am sure he'll find play somewhere but I don't think he's strong enough for both Taunt and beast decks to want him. The discount is his strong point so a big beast/ramp deck will probably pick him up.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

  • Pezman's Avatar
    2125 1809 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Really solid value, but I don't really see what deck this supports right now. If it shores up Taunt Druid, I'm cool with that.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2055 1596 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Looks alright. Even if you don't get the discount, 3-mana 4/3 Taunt is decent. Of course it will really shine if you manage to hit a big beast with the discount.

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5289 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    A 3 drop with vanilla stats that basically reduces another minion's cost by 2. That's nice value and a body to boot.

    Obviously the card you're looking to reduce would be Deviate Dreadfang, but there are other targets like Druid of the Plains or just plain Twilight Runner. All are good targets.

    The problem? Well, that's the thing about druid cards. Its just never really going to see play unless its broken, and this one is strong, but not broken. And therefore is unlikely to see play because token and clown druid are simply better decks. Put in celestial druid and the question would be: why are we playing this again?

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Looks solid. Decent Stats and could work to cheat out bigger Minions like the new 4/9 for example. 

    Decent Card overall.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    2120 2338 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Nice beast and taunt support, but still quite lackluster, think we need more support, but this card is heading in the right direction - more mana cheating, yay!

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    I can see it in a cheap midrange druid, great on curve.

  • randomfan's Avatar
    Elemental 1255 744 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    You have to play this with the new 8 drop in hand, right? I suppose there may be some other big beasts out there, but most of them aren't being played right now. I suppose the rush/frenzy minion would also be a decent hit.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 703 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    This card is the one I'm most excited to play with in Druid. Would love for Taunt Druid to make a comeback.

  • JoeyJojo48's Avatar
    Peon 630 230 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    I want Taunt Druid to be a thing, but I'm not sure if this does enough to make it happen

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