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Unwilling Sacrifice Reveal: Knights of the Frozen Throne

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Warlock spell Unwilling Sacrifice has been revealed. It is the sixty-eighth card to be unveiled this spoiler season.

It was revealed by Taiwanese player Malygos on Facebook.

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Unwilling Sacrifice is a very cheap way for Warlock to remove opposing minions. As with most Warlock cards, it comes with a downside, but with access to cards like Possessed Villager, this might still be a playable card. Due to the random effect, it will not be particularly useful against Aggro decks that go wide on the board, but it could be helpful against decks that rely on one or two large Taunt minions to defend themselves.

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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16 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

A better Void Crusher? I don't think it will see much play with Siphon Soul in the game. Could be a decent tech against decks that run low-cost big minions like Edwin or Frothing Berserker where turn 6 might be too late.

I think it might see play if Zoo with all kinds of eggs and cards like Sanguine Reveler will become viable and the other decks in the meta will feature midrange style with one or two big minions every turn, things like Jade Druid.

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Barring something like an egg deck...this is typical Warlock "too many downsides for too little upside". It'd be playable if it was targettable, but making it a random enemy minion on top of everything else just nails it alongside the "sacrifice a demon to gain 5 health" and other similar sacrifice cards that give too little in the way of reward.

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Control decks probably favour blast crystal over it too. It is very cheap though. Makes an earlyish dirty rat a safer option. But (a) needing a minion around that you don't mind killing and (b) needing to clear everything else on opponent's board first or rely on luck (so particularly problematic for big taunts), seems to unreliable to me. Nothing like killing your gnomeferatu <cough> with it for his swashburglar instead of his 12/12 Edwin.

Not much redemption for Warlock yet. Though I really like Defile.

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6 hours ago, BrightwingMain said:

I think it might see play if Zoo with all kinds of eggs and cards like Sanguine Reveler will become viable and the other decks in the meta will feature midrange style with one or two big minions every turn, things like Jade Druid.

My first thought with this was also Zoo. It's too weak in comparison to other removal for control but in Zoo you will be playing a bunch of weak minions that you can afford to Sacrifice. Zoo is also more about board control over most aggro decks so the consistency for this card will be a little better than most people think.....I think so anyways. 

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36 minutes ago, KingMe said:

My first thought with this was also Zoo. It's too weak in comparison to other removal for control but in Zoo you will be playing a bunch of weak minions that you can afford to Sacrifice. Zoo is also more about board control over most aggro decks so the consistency for this card will be a little better than most people think.....I think so anyways. 

Like if we get more eggs or pseudo egg minions zoo can actually have potential with cards like sanguine reveler and this being like real good power level wise if you can use them semi consistently to crack open your eggs.

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On 02/08/2017 at 8:16 AM, Bozonik said:

Control decks probably favour blast crystal over it too. It is very cheap though. Makes an earlyish dirty rat a safer option. But (a) needing a minion around that you don't mind killing and (b) needing to clear everything else on opponent's board first or rely on luck (so particularly problematic for big taunts), seems to unreliable to me. Nothing like killing your gnomeferatu <cough> with it for his swashburglar instead of his 12/12 Edwin.

Not much redemption for Warlock yet. Though I really like Defile.

Already made the choice to play Gnomeferatu in your deck, then? :p

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15 hours ago, Blainie said:

Already made the choice to play Gnomeferatu in your deck, then? :p

Absolutely, it's going into my mill-lock. It plays stuff like coldlight oracle, Brann, deathlord, healbot and relies upon renouncing into Rogue to get your gang ups, saps, vanishes and stuff. People will say it won't work, but I'll show them.

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22 hours ago, Bozonik said:

Absolutely, it's going into my mill-lock. It plays stuff like coldlight oracle, Brann, deathlord, healbot and relies upon renouncing into Rogue to get your gang ups, saps, vanishes and stuff. People will say it won't work, but I'll show them.

I believe in it! Make sure to send me a deck list if it works :p

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