New Warrior Minion - Trenchstalker

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

    A new Epic Warrior Minion, Trenchstalker, has been revealed!

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

    So the obvious comparison is Deathwing, Mad Aspect. UNlike Deathwing this only targets enemies so it's an actual tempo play, but unlike Deathwing it comes with much lower stats and a higher cost.

    Now personally, I would love to see Handbuff Warrior return in some fashion and this could be a fantastic top end finisher, especially since it can also go face (although I would assume it can only hit each target once). Getting +2/+2 on this makes it more than reasonable especially if you still have a board to soften up the enemy minions.

    If, for some godforsaken reason, this can hit face three times it's absolutey bonkers and is a one-card win condition for any control Warrior deck which is (precisely why i don't think that's the case)

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

    "mini" Deathwing, Mad Aspect that you can run 2 copies off, AND only targets enemies. But it has less stats and costs 1 more mana. Still warrior does have acces to Provoke, so if it survives you can still kill a bunch of other minions. This seems quite decent...... Wait... wait wait wait... "three different random ENEMIES" oh... my... yogg... it can go FACE.

    Alright this will see play in a lot of warrior decks as a finisher, or as the most expensive card of the deck. This will 100% see play in a more midrange warrior deck, and in control warrior because it can act as a "mini" Deathwing, Mad Aspect

    In wild it wont see any play, because it's 9 mana. And it faces competition from Deathwing, Mad Aspect.

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

    Well I really like that flavor for a Hydra beast, 3 heads, 3 attacks, much flavor. Definitely optimistic about this card seeing as it can go face and with Conditioning (Rank 2), that means a Pyroblast to face and removing 2 other minions. 

    The question though is: Will Trenchstalker survive all that damage taken? Or is it just an expensive semi boar clear?

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5013 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    The beauty of this card is its ability to hit face. And therefore it rises from junk to worth instantaneously. But honestly, even if it couldn't, it'll likely be another Deathwing, Mad Aspect, or a one sided board clear, where its survival is secondary, but impossible to ignore if it did.

    Ive seen plenty of good cards go down the drain simply because they were too expensive, but this card might actually make it because its going to be doing what you want of it fairly often, which instantly sets it aside from comparable mana slots like Rattlegore and Troublemaker, and on top of that even if your opponent simply plays nothing you can then punish them with 8 damage to the face along with an 8/9.

    Ive not doubt that it'll see some play, assuming that we do go back to a board centric game again.

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

    This can hit the opponent's face... which means it is extremely good.  It could do a lot of damage to the board if there are minions you don't want to deal with.  The qualm here is that the current meta will have this thing take lethal before it could go face, let alone be left standing on the board after that.  I think it will see play, but not as much as it's predecessor Deathwing, Mad Aspect.

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

    I think this one is pretty good because it can also hit face! clear some small minions perhaps and hit face ... i like it!

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

    A more expensive Deathwing, Mad Aspect that also doesn't have the ability to wipe an entire board if necessary. It also doesn't have the best stats for eating minions (Conditioning shenanigans, perhaps?). Considering the part of the game where this comes down, it probably won't "eat" more than two minions before dying and I don't think it will make too much of a difference. And it can't just go face three times.

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

    This looks pretty strong. Though in the late game, I wonder how often it would have enough health to not die after attacking two minions.

  • theo333's Avatar
    Outlandish Rager 970 809 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh, thank God it's random DIFFERENT enemies.

    Thought we're getting 24 Face on Turn 9.

  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 673 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    As others have mentioned, the fact that this can hit face makes this more valuable than I initially thought.

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

    Still, decent effect - flexible wording - but rather slow 

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

    ...Conditioning Warrior comeback? Seems super slow even for that unfortunately...

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

    It looks like a strong card, and it has the potential to hit face too, but it seems a little out of place. Not sure it'll see much play outside Arena.

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