New Neutral Minion - Blademaster Okani

  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5223 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    A new Legendary Neutral Minion, Blademaster Okani, has been revealed!

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1330 2231 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hmm interesting. Counterspell for a spell or minion on a body. This seems good, but only as long as your opponent isn't able to kill it immediately. It's way better on a empty board or when protected by a taunt minion. 

    Still the fact that Blademaster Okani is so flexible makes Okani a lot better. I'm looking forward to playing around with Okani and seeing how good this "neutral Counterspell" really is.

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

    Hard to evaluate. It's really strong against these greedy decks that only run specific minions like Ramp Druid or Questline Hunter. Can easily delay these powerplays or even set up a Mutanus or just waste ressources in general.

    Then again, any tech card that can be interacted with usually isn't as good as the straightforward ones.

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar
    500 910 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    It's  hard for me to like this card at all since it's  at best similar to a 4 mana 2/6 draw a card. Such a card would be only decent in this day of age and it isnt always that.


    On a sidenote i think choosing to counter a minion is the better choice

  • sinti's Avatar
    Global Moderator Chocolate Cake 2060 2749 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    This card is insane, not only is it Loatheb level turn stopper for aggro, any archetype will want to have a disruption like this. It blows my mind they would print such versatile tech.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5012 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Its a tech card. And a really nasty one because if you can keep it alive from being traded on board, then your opponent will almost always be forced to play off curve in fear of losing their turn. And this card has an additional evil effect of basically ruining your opponent's combo, assuming they cant remove it.

    And there's where the snag hits hard: you need to keep it alive. Choose minion, and spells will destroy this card. Choose spells, and your opponent will simply play a minion and then thereafter play around this counter until they can kill it, a not too impossible scenario.

    The fact is that this card is dependent on your opponent's move and could potentially do nothing. In that respect, its actually a worse card than something like Cult Neophyte, which guarantees disruption.

    Best played in a midrange deck, where whether the effect triggers is hardly ever the point, and by keeping your other minions alive, this might have just served its purpose. I dont expect this to ever consistently counter combo decks, or be good enough that it's literally in every deck.

  • Caro's Avatar
    2110 2257 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    So I've played against this card already in Tavern Brawl and have to say it's pretty lackluster. Was easily able to remove it without triggering it's affect, so it's probably best to play it on an empty board when your opponent can't remove it with minion damage. 

    It's probably a good tech card against Ramp/Spell Druid or Quest Hunter, coz they barely play any minions. 

    Just don't play Blademaster Okani when your opponent already has minions on board, coz then he just soft taunts your opponent to kill it first

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

    I like it! This is stronger than it looks because the opponent has to gamble which card will be countered ... The Body is decent so it will not die that easy!

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I cannot say how much I love the idea of countering a minion. 

  • Horus's Avatar
    Metrognome 2525 3255 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Secretly ...
    Counters ...


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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2025 1441 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Is countering a minion like silence, or will it just cause a battlecry to not go off? Seems cool anyway, with the caveat that if it dies before your opponent plays a card, it won't be countered.

  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1570 1055 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Counterspell on a Stick: I sleep

    Counter minions on a Stick: REAL CARD?!

    Already making things awkward in the current meta, this is a real curve ball minion who will see play somewhere in each meta for the next 2 years.

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

    Solid disruption. Just cheap enough that you can weave him into a turn, but not super oppressive on his own. Very good for disrupting decks that only run a handful of very expensive minions, since you can slow them down or even wipe out their win condition if they don't respect him.

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

    Really been enjoying this card so far. It has great potential, and forces your opponent into some mind games on the turns when they want to play their good stuff!

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