New Shaman Minion - Novice Zapper

Core 2021
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5223 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    A new Common Shaman Minion, Novice Zapper, has been revealed!

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    I like this. It is cheap, good stats, has a fair amount of overload, cool art, and spell damage is always fun. I imagine this will be a staple in Aggro and Midrange shaman decks moving forward.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

  • darkjak's Avatar
    Shadow Rager 725 950 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    I was hoping a 1/3, but I guess they want to contrast it to Mage's tempo

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5013 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Not sure about it but its not completely trash. Its a good 3/2 for 1 on turn 1 but It cripples your 2 mana slot, unlike Sludge Slurper which at least gives you an option for turn 2. And in other decks with Landslide its basically 3 mana deal 4 damage to your opponent's board.

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    I think this card is very strong even tough it could make your turn 2 play a little awkward.

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  • Skorpionex's Avatar
    Headless Horseman 1445 409 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Well, Sludge Slurper was overused, it was nerfed to 1/1 (and then unnerfed)  and now we have his bigger brother for same cost.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Is that Zappy Boy?


    Either way, seems like a way better Overload stand-in than Dust Devil. Cheap spell damage shouldn't be underestimated, but I hardly see this being used for tempo

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1330 2231 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Really good 1 drop, like those stats are above premium 1 drop stats. Spell damage shaman will love this card! Also it's ODD Costed so ODD Shaman can use it! Novice Zapper seems really good, and this zappy boy will surely see a lot of play. (Is it actually THE Zappy Boy from that BFA WoW trailer?)

    Standard: Spell damage shaman and Overload Shaman probably want Zappy Boy.

    Wild: ODD Shaman would probably love it.

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

  • Caro's Avatar
    2110 2257 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Very cool card, the overload on turn 2 makes this very fair

  • FortyDust's Avatar
    Pumpkin 1175 1803 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Shockingly good.

    Ah hah. Ah ha-hah. Yes.

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Yeah, Landslide 's best friend.
    Also an increidble tempo and early threat on itself.

  • Pezman's Avatar
    2085 1784 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    I dunno, I'm kind of alarmed by that amount of stats on a 1-drop. Sure, it probably makes turn 2 less impactful, but if it doesn't get cleared then it's a dangerous early game tool. Plus, in the late game it's very cheap spell damage for a potentially large burst.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    This will be like Mana Wyrm.  Pretty much autoinclude

  • fox503's Avatar
    115 12 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

    Yeah. Autoinclude.

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