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Obsidian Statue and Simulacrum Reveals: Knights of the Frozen Throne

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Simulacrum and Obsidian Statue have been revealed. This brings the total number of cards revealed to sixty-six, which is almost half of the 135 cards in the set.

Streamer and YouTuber Kripparrian has revealed Obsidian Statue via YouTube.

Kripp does a good job of summing up the card in the video above. For those of you who did not watch it, here is the card:

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(Image: Hearthpwn)

Although it does not seem to be particularly powerful, the pieces certainly add up, and it is not a card that should be written off until it has been tried out in the new meta. Those thoughts are echoed by Priest expert Zetalot on Twitter in both the Tweet below, and the ensuing discussion.

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The next card, Simulacrum, was revealed by Hearthhead.

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To clarify what this card does, it changes into a copy of the lowest cost minion in your hand. It remains in your hand after this. This seems like a bad deal, but could have great potential in combo decks or even in Freeze Mage. It should not be hard to copy the card that you want, and so the opportunity to have double Alexstrasza could be worth a look. It is also possible that we will see Quest Mage take the chance to have a third Sorcerer's Apprentice.

More likely than all of these though, is the opportunity for a new deck to use the opportunity to have three of a card, or two of the same Legendary in a deck and gain terrific value from that opportunity.

For a full list of previously revealed cards, as well as all of the information about the new expansion, check out our Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion hub.

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With SimulacrumSimulacrum being added to the game, I hope for a Bone SpearBone Spear for the sweet DPS. At least it costs 3 mana and not 25% health.

Obsidian Statue looks too powerful (at least for arena). It's like Primordial Drake on steroids.

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Am dumb, mistook skills

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3 hours ago, KingMe said:

Huh?

Right, sorry, got the wrong skill. Fixed it! But I was mostly joking about the skill being in Diablo.

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9 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

Right, sorry, got the wrong skill. Fixed it! But I was mostly joking about the skill being in Diablo.

Threw me off for a second. lol

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Aside from some cheese, I don't really see simulacrum as being viable.  Adding 3 mana onto basically any card makes it unplayably bad.  IT has some interesting applications with the giants, but really, it is pretty poor.  It still might see some fringe play in wild though, giant mage might run it, doubtful though. 

 

The statue is. . . actually pretty okay.  In general primordial drake is going to be better, especially since the difference between 8 and 9 mana is huge, but this gives N'zoth priest the big taunt deathrattle they have needed for a while to stabilize after playing N'zoth, so in exactly that deck it will be played.

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17 hours ago, VaraTreledees said:

The statue is. . . actually pretty okay.  In general primordial drake is going to be better, especially since the difference between 8 and 9 mana is huge, but this gives N'zoth priest the big taunt deathrattle they have needed for a while to stabilize after playing N'zoth, so in exactly that deck it will be played.

This seems like it's where the card is headed - dropping N'zoth as Priest can so often lead to your board just being ignored and your face being slammed hard since you did nothing the previous turn.

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

This seems like it's where the card is headed - dropping N'zoth as Priest can so often lead to your board just being ignored and your face being slammed hard since you did nothing the previous turn.

Also worth noting that it is a very strong card to get from Free From Amber and also makes Stonehill Defender a possible inclusion in priest.

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3 minutes ago, VaraTreledees said:

Also worth noting that it is a very strong card to get from Free From Amber and also makes Stonehill Defender a possible inclusion in priest.

Agreed. Quest Priest was an Archetype I was looking at once the set was announced and this card is making the deck more appealing for me. 

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19 hours ago, KingMe said:

Agreed. Quest Priest was an Archetype I was looking at once the set was announced and this card is making the deck more appealing for me. 

I tried it once or twice and, honestly, it felt so passive. Perhaps some of these cards can make it a bit livelier to play. It felt like you just sat there waiting until fatigue to put down Amara and then wait for them to concede.

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2 hours ago, Blainie said:

I tried it once or twice and, honestly, it felt so passive. Perhaps some of these cards can make it a bit livelier to play. It felt like you just sat there waiting until fatigue to put down Amara and then wait for them to concede.

Did you play this in Wild or Standard? I played it in Wild with the Highlnder/Reno package and it was fun. Yes the games drag on from time to time but it had more than one way to win. 

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On 8/3/2017 at 11:57 PM, KingMe said:

Did you play this in Wild or Standard? I played it in Wild with the Highlnder/Reno package and it was fun. Yes the games drag on from time to time but it had more than one way to win. 

Standard the last time I tried. I might have to give it a go in Wild, maybe make it into a slightly more aggressive Highlander deck.

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