New Neutral Minion - Bad Luck Albatross

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5225 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    A new Rare Neutral Minion, Bad Luck Albatross, has been revealed!

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  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 673 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Tech card to use against classes with slow draw.

  • DelkoHS's Avatar
    Child of Galakrond 485 481 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Weasel Tunneler wannabee lol

    The counter to Highlander decks?

  • Joda's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 1020 150 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Good for disturbing the opponents draw, and disables any highlander card. Love it :)

    Never netdeck, craft Whizbang instead!

  • vprr's Avatar
    Face Collector 560 209 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    This has got to see some play surely.

    Similar to Weasel Tunneler in that it screws with the opponents draws. Should be very powerful against highlander decks, the more times you can trigger the deathrattle the better.

    Could be too difficult to pull off to warrant a deck slot, but I like this cards design.

  • anchorm4n's Avatar
    The Cake Is A Lie 1780 2052 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Solid for a 3 drop and more fuel for DR Rogue. I like it!

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  • Koetti's Avatar
    1090 863 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Don't think this will shut down Highlander, but maybe if you time it right you can make it work? Play on turn 3/4 and then trade it off on turn 5/6 to deactivate Reno sounds pretty good. 

  • magoman's Avatar
    70 1 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Wonderful quote from "The rime of the ancient mariner" 

  • PipoHs's Avatar
    Vampire 220 142 Posts Joined 11/22/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    tech card against highlander, but i dont think good enough 

  • DoubleSummon's Avatar
    Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Deny 2 draws for any deck is painful and as stated before it ruins "if you have no duplicates" clause as well for a decent body for 3 mana and a sometimes relevant beast tag.

    This card is quite good tbh, you can play it as a tech vs highlander or just as a good aggressive minion in a deck that wants an aggressive stated 3 drop with an upside or maybe the beast hunter deck.

    Since I dismissed the 3/4 raven as bad and while saying this is good: this card is stand alone good while the raven asks you to go though hoops for little reward (+3 attack per duplicated raven and works ONLY for other ravens)

    Also it should be noted that most 2 drops being played as far as I know are 2/2s or 2/3s rather than 3/2s so the stat line is OK for a 3 drop.

    You can also go overboard on this and try to trigger the deathrattle enough times or duplicate the card (incoming Bad luck rogue?) to make your opponent draw NOTHING but 1/1 for 1 beasts if your opponent can't play actual cards.. they lose..

    It's much better than Weasel Tunneler since it can't backfire and ruins the deck faster.

    Will give another claim to this card's effect being relevant.. Impbalming turns out to not be a playable card although it looks good turns out thrashing your deck is actually relevant while playing control as well as also in warlock.. also this is REALLY good vs combo decks that want an empty deck (currently druid and paladin) since it delays them by 2 draws.

  • Emptyness's Avatar
    Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Nice tech card. I think it is even better than the weazel, because it's a straight up counter to the highlander decks and if you manage to activate it's deathrattle multiple times like priest and rogue can do = so many useless cards in your opponent's deck. I like it.

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  • frosthearth's Avatar
    655 585 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Can mess up opponent's draw and highlander value but I feel it's not that good of a card since it does nothing on it's own and you give your opponent two extra cards ahead of fatigue. 

  • meisterz39's Avatar
    925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    While this is certainly a great tool against Highlander decks, it’s also just a good aggro tool with an aggressive vanilla stat line that increases the odds your opponent misses their AoE, etc

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    don't even think this is great anti-Highlander tech (at least in Standard)

    Realistically, you cannot predict when your opponent is going to use Zephrys so you can't really play it before that.

    If you play it too early they might just draw the bird and then your effort was wasted.

    Not to mention that it needs at least a turn to pop (unless you kill it instantly, in which case it's a tempo loss).

    Will be fun to use in a dedicated deck though. Weasels, but better because you're not affeceted.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • mayhern's Avatar
    Wizard 355 288 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Good card! Good body and anti-highlander!

  • ArcanisDF's Avatar
    660 214 Posts Joined 08/01/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    not good enough to counter to Highlander decks.

  • shaveyou's Avatar
    415 198 Posts Joined 06/08/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Calling it now, this is a nerf candidate. Several classes can abuse it in both standard and wild, and just shut down their opponents deck, because they'll draw nothing but birds. Hunter (Dire Frenzy, Beast copys and various DR triggers), Priest (so many DR shenanigans), and Rogue (Shadows of Death and DR triggers) can all fill the opponents deck quickly.


    It might not be good, but it will cause unhappy players, which will lead to an eventually nerf.

  • Sol's Avatar
    350 111 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Wow, an anti-highlander card. Rogue can surely abuse the deathrattle and fill the opponent's deck with 1/1s

    Well it's over

  • Drageren's Avatar
    Noisemaker 470 187 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    bad part of him - it's deathrattle. Yes, it's tech card, but bad tech card. I don t think see any play, like emp guy vs mechs or anti secret guy, new HS use counters only if card so good by itself. Great arena card, tho.

  • Painkiller1724's Avatar
    200 132 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    At last!!! A worthy disciple.

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