Three Cards from Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain

Blizzard Entertainment revealed three cards from the Blackrock Depths wing (Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain adventure). The Shaman Deck welcomes the intro of Lava Shock, which removes the Overload factor and provides a 2 damage spell attack. It only costs 2 Mana.

Three Cards from Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain

During our Grim Guzzler hands-on gameplay I had the opportunity to play the Grim Patron card.

grim-patron

It costs 5 mana, but it may be used strategically to force an enemy player to spend a hex/sheep/big spell — if you have something big on your hand. On the other hand, if the enemy doesn’t have anything to counter it with, or you have a tank or two — it’s pretty good to get a Grim Patron card clone each time the card can’t be killed in one shot.

The Paladin and Priest decks can benefit the most with the Grim Patron, followed by the Warrior deck. There could be some interesting combos with Grim Patron (especially Mad Bomber, Unstable Ghoul, and other class-specific cards):

The best combo card with Grim Patron is actually Wild Pyromancer. Here is some theorycrafting with a Priest Deck: Let’s say you put a Grim Patron (5 mana) and it survived the round. That means you have at least a second Grim Patron on the board. Next round go with Wild Pyromancer (2 Mana). Priests have 6 cards that cost only 1 mana, plus one Zero mana card. Any of these can trigger Wild Pyromancer (which causes 1 damage to all minions). What happens here is that the two Grim Patron on the board will now be 4 Grim Patron. If you are able to cast another of these one mana cards or even the Circle of Healing (zero mana) well… let’s say things get a bit hairy for the opponent.

The Axe Flinger card seems the most interesting depending on different factors. With a 5 health and available at round 4 (4 Mana), there is potential for 6 damage to the enemy hero simply as a passive. Let’s say it takes the enemy three rounds to kill that card — it converts into 6 passive damage to the enemy hero. A Priest or a Paladin might extend the damage to the enemy hero by either healing or increasing the health of the Axe Flinger.

axe-flinger

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