New Mage Minion - Azsharan Sweeper

  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5217 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    A new Common Mage Minion, Azsharan Sweeper, has been revealed!

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1320 2195 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Mech mage is coming back? Meh it might just be something that gets no support, just like Remote-Controlled Golem

    Either way it's a 3 mana mech with good stats, and it shuffles some value into your deck. Sunken Sweeper seems interesting. I'm not sure if 3 mechs is good enough right now, but it depends on the newly added mechs in this set and the core set. (Hoping a certain mech that's best described as "Unity, Precision.. perfection" is in the core set) This seems like an interesting spin on Omega Assembly as well. Seems good in a slower/control style mage deck. And one more kind of archetype.

    What is the #1 archetype that likes generating cards? Well it's an archetype that only has 1 copy of every card in their deck. I think this might fit really well in a highlander mage deck, which might be returning. The devs have REALLY teased a possibility Reno Jackson might be in the core set (On twitter), which might be possible considering Finley is also returning this expansion.

    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.

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    What a random card to give Mage of all classes. Even with Mech synergy this is just a pure value card and I don't believe value Mage is going to be very good.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1840 4994 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    At least it confirms that there would be mechs in the next expansion.

    Dredge can easily tutor the Sunken Sweeper out, but the question remains: do you even want the sunken sweeper in your hand the next turn?

    Because if Im being honest, the answer would be no. Mage has plenty of value with spells like Rune of the Archmage, so its never running out of stuff to do. And this card only gives you 3 mechs. Unless one of those is a Zilliax (not completely impossible) then its fair to call it a sequence of many contrivances for a trio of trash.

    Even as an aggro card, we're talking reloading your hand with unpredictable stuff, when you'd much rather just have fireball (assuming its in core) in the midgame anyway.

    But hey, maybe mage gets a full set of OP mechs and suddenly we're staring at control mage with this as its crown jewel. But more likely its yet more spell mage and this card gets a crown of turds on its head.

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Maybe Mech Mage will make a comeback :) 

    Decent card on it`s own - good stats and creates value!

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  • Caro's Avatar
    2110 2253 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Will be interesting to see how many good mechs return to standard with the core set. This is one of those cards that require the Dredge mechanic or it's way too slow for the reward. Definitely seems like the "sunken" and Dredge mechanics are more value/control orientated which is always welcomed.

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3217 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    This could be good, if you are able to tutor things out with dredge and Mage.  Getting frozen mech mage back into the mix would be wicked

  • Horus's Avatar
    Metrognome 2525 3254 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
    Quote From doingtheobvious

    Rather underwhelming on it's lonesome. May be pushing for more Mech tribe synergy for Mage with this expansion, more tempo / board based than damage-from-hand based? Best guess I have.

    Guess we'll have to see what the full set looks like before judging this one too harshly - but I see what you mean and agree on the underwhelming part, taking the card on its own

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2025 1440 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Mage with Mechs, huh? Looks at least decent.

  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Dinosaur 745 641 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    It's fine. If you're really serious about playing a Mech Mage then you should probably consider running this minion, but there aren't a lot of really good Mechs in Standard as of right now, which means that the random Mechs you get might just be a handful of weak bodies.

    I have spoken.

  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1570 1055 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    With the Mage Dredge minion and Seafloor Gateway, this is can be a really good refuel for Mech Mage.

  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1510 1250 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Great stats, and the Sunken Sweeper has an amazing effect. Will certainly see play in Mech Mage!

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