New Neutral Minion - Platebreaker (Armor Destruction)

Descent of Dragons
  • anchorm4n's Avatar
    The Cake Is A Lie 1780 2051 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    This expansion is hands down batshit crazy.

    I agree with DoubleSummon though... it's a tech card which will hardly see play as long as there's no T1 deck to target with it. Just like Harrison Jones and Captain Greenskin for example, which were played a lot when boomsday came out and everybody and their mother tried Bomb Warrior and teched for Wrenchcalibur.
    The potential uses though... Odd Warrior, Infinite Armor Druid, Thekal Paladin, negating the armor gain from all hero cards... incredible.

    I rated 4 stars because it's a game changer but won't see much play.

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  • duppie's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 320 240 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Dumb card.  it's either unplayable and useless or completely busted tech card. Bad design.  

     

    It isn't going to kill warrior, the only way you would play this is if it was like RoS and warrior was one of the only tier 1 decks, and even then...

    what kind of deck uses this? this isn't going to stop warrior from stabilizing against aggro/midrange.  its a 5 mana 5/5.  Most classes could do more damage with a good card in their deck instead.  If the warrior is stacking that much armor they've usually already won, unless you're a deck that can go long enough for you to win anyway like quest shaman.

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  • Bilot's Avatar
    Child of Galakrond 370 14 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    FINALLY, I was waiting for this card since forever!
    Thanks Blizzard <3

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

    This is a meta-defining card! We've been waiting long for this :)

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

    We asked them for nerf wild infinite armour druid, ok, it's ok counter, but i hate this type of cards, it's not a solution it's placebo, you can t play this type of cards regulary, coz of only 3 classes has a lot of armours and you can t guarantee you will play vs one of these. But ok for me, placebo better than nothing.

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  • RiotW7's Avatar
    130 41 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Long awaited tech card...

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  • Rockinmaine's Avatar
    115 22 Posts Joined 11/27/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    As said...good for wild but atm less good for std...it's not the first card that feels "too late" when looking back at previous exp.

    I Think the problem with this is not "now" but "tomorrow". It kills the warrior and makes future armor gain cards less appealing. Just make it "destroy 20 armor" so it will be good only to tech vs STUPID amounts of armor

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

    They finally did it!

    High Priest Thekal just became so much riskier to play. This card is obviously entirely dependant on the meta, but I do believe its nice that Druid and Warrior cannot just sit there all game and hide behind their armor. This should have quite a nice impact on Wild, lots of really greedy combo/control decks there.

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  • Svintusevich's Avatar
    Draconically Dedicated 185 153 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    I love control warrior and i'm a bit scared of this card existence. I'm sure there should be a way to deal with armor, but destroying all the armor for 5 mana and only with 1 card is too much IMO. It's a very situational tech card which will not see much play definitely but it can define some matchups and just ruin them for warriors or druids. But it's good to have an option, this is a very niche card which are always powerful. Anyway i don't think we'll see a warrior defined meta any time soon so it's OK.

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  • agentmcr's Avatar
    495 40 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    Half your opponents armour would have been enough, but i'll take it!

    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

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

    Descent of Dragons? More like Descent of tech cards.

    Finally armor isn't a strictly better defense mechanism than healing.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Dumb card.  it's either unplayable and useless or completely busted tech card. Bad design.  

     

    It isn't going to kill warrior, the only way you would play this is if it was like RoS and warrior was one of the only tier 1 decks, and even then...

    what kind of deck uses this? this isn't going to stop warrior from stabilizing against aggro/midrange.  its a 5 mana 5/5.  Most classes could do more damage with a good card in their deck instead.  If the warrior is stacking that much armor they've usually already won, unless you're a deck that can go long enough for you to win anyway like quest shaman.

    that'S the point though. It's supposed to jump in when there's a class that just abuses armor stacking. If control warrior is all you run into and they just armor up in your face you tech this in and catch them off guard.

    I've had many games where I got a warrior (or Druid) down to single digits and they just went back up  to 25, in which case this would have been an instant win.

    It's the same as Eater of Secrets. You don't play it because it's good on average, you play it if you want a specific deck to die.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Meteorite12's Avatar
    670 696 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they printed some more neutral armor gain now that this exists. Sometimes when they print a weird tech card it’s cause they know something’s coming up for it to counter

    Who needs consistency when you could have fun?

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  • baboen's Avatar
    Mountain 420 185 Posts Joined 08/19/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    It's just a tech card, like the secret removal cards. Are you willing to bring this card against non armour classes?

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

    WOW, just WOW.

    A neutral card too. Must have tech card in every deck?

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  • theo333's Avatar
    Outlandish Rager 970 809 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    FINALLY!

    Druid, Warrior, Mage, Paladin, BEWARE!

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

    the best tech card ever printed

    i was dreaming with this one

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

    So it happened... We wanted this from the beginning, but now it just scares me. Good stats and good effect, again an autoinclude without downside. I dont like these type of cards. The power level of this set is way too high for nowadays standards.

    Never netdeck, craft Whizbang instead!

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  • Zwane's Avatar
    Wizard 320 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    I agree with most that has been said already but this card also makes OTK decks more promising which rely on doing 30ish dmg to hero in one turn. With armor around, this could fail horribly against the matchup you were targeting, ie control (warrior, druid). But now you have a tool against that.

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  • RaGnaroX's Avatar
    110 32 Posts Joined 09/09/2019
    Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

    This card can destroy armor generated from Thekal, Druid and Warrior... and it can also destroy armor generated from hero cards lol

    So it's a 5 mana 5/5 that deals at least 5 damage !? this card is amazing :D

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