New Rogue Minion - Necrium Apothecary

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

    A new Epic Rogue Minion, Necrium Apothecary, has been revealed!

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  • meisterz39's Avatar
    925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Necrium Apothecary looks like it could be a really powerful tool in Deathrattle Rogue. It comes down shortly after Necrium Blade and does more than enough to account for the two stats below vanilla.

  • DelkoHS's Avatar
    Child of Galakrond 485 481 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    An easier to control Myra Rotspring. Might see play when some new Deathrattle cards are revealed.

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    wow, that's a scary one.

    If you run a choice amount of strong deathrattles you can get something like a Mechanical Whelp on turn 4, with 3 extra health, meaning your opponent probably won't have the ressources to kill it outright, meaing that you can Necrium Vial on the following turn and win from there.

    Granted, at this moment we don't have enough good Deathrattle minions to make this worth (wouldn't want this to hit Gral or Blightnozzle)


    Overall it's similar to Ankha where it's absolutely nuts if it works out, but the deckbuilding restrictions are just a bit...inconvenient...probably for the better.


    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Joda's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 1020 150 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Very interesting and has some combo potential. There are some good deathrattle cards in standard, but in wild its potential is almost limitless.

    Never netdeck, craft Whizbang instead!

  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar
    Draconically Dedicated 520 626 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Oh excellent - even more chances for Waxadred shenanigans! I fully intend to try and see just how many Wax candles I can shuffle into my deck in one match. I'm betting with a little luck I could get over 20 with some help from Necrium Vial and Necrium Blade ...

  • Teuton's Avatar
    295 61 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    I don't know if it's going to be good, but I am pretty sure it's going to be fun. 

  • Wendeee's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 490 248 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Big rogue potential, it is 5/5 for me:)

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  • happyshorts's Avatar
    Snow-Covered 185 124 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Much better than Myra tho the only real benefit Myra has is that it is a battlecry.

    Besides that Myra is alot of RNG maybe you get the best deathrattle out there maybe you only get choices which will net you a 2-1 or 1-1s.

    Apothecary allows people to dupe strong deathrattle effects which they can tutor with this card.

    Biggest downside of this card is when you put only 1 deathrattle card in your deck and you draw that card on turn 1 or 2.

    (trying to center your deck completely around Waxadred for example)

    If you got multiple really strong deathrattles in your deck this card will most likely always outshine Myra i think.

  • mayhern's Avatar
    Wizard 355 288 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Excellent card! Will definitely see play!

  • UVE's Avatar
    1180 832 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Nice combo potencial.

    And obvious Waxadred shenaginans.

    By The Holy Light!

  • Alex13c's Avatar
    Squirtle 140 34 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Every combo-deathrattle deck screams for this card!!!!!!!!!

  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 985 1085 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Might help the poor Cairne Bloodhoof to have his right place in standard.

  • RavenSunHS's Avatar
    Refreshment Vendor 875 1487 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Huge for shenanigans, but even with such a card, DR Rogue is bound to stay vulnerable to Aggro (at least, given the current cards).

    On the other hand, this could turn into a smart tutor card, which is the most interesting side of it, imo.

  • Kaptaintrips's Avatar
    420 394 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Looks like DR eogue is getting better.

  • Saf's Avatar
    Derpy Elf 175 74 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Ah yes, cards with otk-ish combo potential. Just what this game needed

  • Sol's Avatar
    350 111 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Nice to see Blizzard giving constant support for Deathrattle Rogue. With the cards revealed so far, the theme for Rogue this expansion seems to be thinning out your deck. This card seems scary considering some of the deathrattle effects currently in standard. The combo requirement is not too hard to accomplish especially since we have Umbral Skulker , Heistbaron Togwaggle and Rogue Galakrond to pump out 0-cost cards

    Well it's over

  • DeathDave's Avatar
    210 24 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Initially gave it a 3/5 but the tutor ability should not be neglected, it surely has potential for some really cool shenanigans as others mentioned. Changed my rating to 4/5, I think this has a big chance to see play.

  • Freforos's Avatar
    Draconically Dedicated 330 320 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Can be extremely powerful if you can reliably combo this on turn 4 and if there are few very powerful deathrattle.

    If opponent doesn't kill it (maybe because he can't or maybe because  he doesn't want his deathrattle to proc) you can use necrium vial and probably win the game from there, this without considering necrium blade shenanigans where you can proc the deathrattle on turn 4 (requires almost the perfect hand tho). 

    I don't think the combo whit waxadred is what you want, because it doesn't impact the board right away; you are looking for better deathrattles like mechanical welp's one.

    The problem i see for now is that there aren't that many powerful deathrattle that impact the board in a serious way, other than the mentioned mechanical welp, and i think for this card to be super good you need 4 or 5 very powerful deathrattle minions in your deck, to not risk drawing all of them before you play this card.

  • ProfPlum's Avatar
    130 26 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

    Gonna be a great add to my wild Jade rouge

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