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Knights of the Frozen Throne Card Reveal: Blood Razor & Prince Taldaram

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Card reveal for Knights of the Frozen Throne continues with Blood Razor, a neutral Legendary and Prince Taldaram.

If you missed previous reveals or need information about the latest Hearthstone expansion, you can find them in our Knights of the Frozen Throne hub page.

Warrior's Blood Razor

The new Warrior card has been revealed via The Legend of Slag. The card makes King Mosh good and battlecry & deathrattle effects make it a flexible choice for many Warrior cards.

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Prince Taldaram

This is a new neutral Legendary card, revealed exclusively on Hearthpwn. Possible synergies are MalygosLeeroy Jenkins or Prophet Velen.

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Blood Razor seems well balanced, so I don't think it will see much play in standard. In arena, it will be a strong card. As for Taldaram, I am not sure where to put the card. It could be good in classes that don't have good 3-cost cards, such as druid.

2 minutes ago, Allegro said:

Is the deathrattle on a weapon activated when its destroyed, such as from Acidic Swamp Ooze?

Should be. It is activated for other weapons with deathrattles, so I don't see why it wouldn't here.

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I think it will absolutely see standard play. The obvious comparison is Death's Bite, and while I think Bite is better, it's also one of the best Warrior cards ever, so being a bit worse than that is still very good. It's obviously not as good a weapon for aggro decks, but I'm kind of thankful for that. It doesn't deal 4 damage to a minion on the first attack, but it does deal 3, with the added benefit of whirlwinding the board. I guess it is considerably weaker than Death's Bite on the second attack...

Still, I think the question of if it gets played more comes down to whether or not taunt warrior can find room for it (or if somehow a questless control warrior gets better than it), and not the strength of the card itself, which I think is definitely enough. 

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I think it's good but not great...the problem is that burning axe still does the same job much earlier and with another point in attack to boot.    The all damage might be good if warrior gets a few more "bloodlust" type minions though.

Prince...honestly looks like trash.    You have to pretty much destroy your deck curve to even include it.

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29 minutes ago, enviousmtg said:

Still, I think the question of if it gets played more comes down to whether or not taunt warrior can find room for it (or if somehow a questless control warrior gets better than it), and not the strength of the card itself, which I think is definitely enough. 

Yeah, it seems like there are just too many good cards for it to compete with rather than card being bad.

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1 hour ago, Allegro said:

Is the deathrattle on a weapon activated when its destroyed, such as from Acidic Swamp Ooze?

 

No, at least not that I have ever seen, it is only when you have used up the available durability.

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15 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Yeah, it seems like there are just too many good cards for it to compete with rather than card being bad.

I am not a big fan of warrior decks myself, but with it doing its damage on play and on death it would make a good synergie with a Grim Patron Deck or other warrior cards that buff from damage such as the Amani Berserker, a card I so so hate lol I have lost matches in 3 draws due to that card.

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7 minutes ago, BlakeArmentrout said:

No, at least not that I have ever seen, it is only when you have used up the available durability.

When you used Ooze/Harrison on Death's Bite, it triggers it, so it should do here as well.

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4 minutes ago, BlakeArmentrout said:

I am not a big fan of warrior decks myself, but with it doing its damage on play and on death it would make a good synergie with a Grim Patron Deck or other warrior cards that buff from damage such as the Amani Berserker, a card I so so hate lol I have lost matches in 3 draws due to that card.

Yeah, without removal for Beserker, things can pretty quickly end up as a loss.

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43 minutes ago, Migol said:

I think it's good but not great...the problem is that burning axe still does the same job much earlier and with another point in attack to boot.    The all damage might be good if warrior gets a few more "bloodlust" type minions though.

Prince...honestly looks like trash.    You have to pretty much destroy your deck curve to even include it.

You compare it to FWA, but let's look at it side by side. You're paying for 4 mana for slightly less than 4 mana worth of abilities (Whirlwind x 2 + 2/2 weapon) vs (Whirlwind x 2 + 3/2 weapon) with the advantage of it only costing one card instead of three. So you're saving two cards in exchange for two damage, and only in the cases where you are attacking  target with more than 2 health. FWA will still be the staple 2 drop because it is able to kill almost any 2 drop in the game, but Blood Razor definitely has a spot in more control style decks where the 1 damage less on the weapon might not matter as much as two Whirlwind effects which can stack armor with Armorsmith, stack damage on Frothing, and damage enemy minions for executes.

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7 hours ago, Blainie said:

When you used Ooze/Harrison on Death's Bite, it triggers it, so it should do here as well.

This is correct. The weapon has a deathrattle which means it's effect is triggered once it dies.....no matter how. 

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Blood razor looks good, but it might be too low impact in practice to see play.  3 damage doesn't necessarily contest a board well on turn 4, which could be this cards downfall, that being said, warrior and WW synergy is so strong it might see play anyway.  Taldaram seems interesting.  You would have too go through and build some decks that would want to use him and see if you can reasonably build them without 3 drops before you can get an accurate judge of this card.  My intuition tells me this card is a little weak though, a lot of really strong controlish type cards exist at three mana: Hex, Arcane int, tar creeper, stonehill, wickerflame, just to name a handful off the top of my head, but again I don't really want to rush to a judgement on this card without a little more brain storming.

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Death's Bite had the power to kill a 4-drop on the turn it was played, and a 5-drop on the following turn, making it a great play on curve. Blood Razor does not provide such advantage. However the double Whirlwind effect makes up for it, though at the cost of making the card a tech choice. Then again, Control Warrior is a tech choice itself.

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11 hours ago, positiv2 said:

Death's Bite had the power to kill a 4-drop on the turn it was played, and a 5-drop on the following turn, making it a great play on curve. Blood Razor does not provide such advantage. However the double Whirlwind effect makes up for it, though at the cost of making the card a tech choice. Then again, Control Warrior is a tech choice itself.

The double WW also has such potential to be made completely redundant - Pop one WW, Shaman gets heal totem, your plan is ruined. I can already see lots of anger in my future games :(

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