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Benevolent Djinn & Temporus Reveals: Kobolds & Catacombs

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In this article, we are covering two new cards: Temporus, a Priest legendary minion, and Benevolent Djinn, a Paladin common minion.

Benevolent Djinn was revealed earlier today by Thai player Anothersayoran1. The name of the card was officially confirmed by Puffin.

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It is difficult to judge this card without seeing it in action. It’s comparable to Friendly Bartender: while the Djinn heals for more, its 2 attack value is a bit mediocre for a 3-mana minion. Shaman’s Hot Spring Guardian is slightly better, since it has Taunt and a targeted heal effect. Then again, Djinn also acts like a Taunt, in the sense that your opponent probably has to spend early resources to remove its powerful effect. Both cards, though, are beaten by Tar Creeper.

This make the Djinn a great anti-aggro tool. Additionally, it synergises well with Blackguard and its Elemental tribe means that maybe we’ll get to see an Elemental Paladin. This is definitely a powerful Arena card. But can it secure a spot in constructed mode? It looks difficult, since Paladin already has some great 3-mana minions.

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This intriguing minion was revealed by Eurogamer. Its sister site, Metabomb, sat down with Peter Whalen and Ben Thompson to talk about this card. Both developers think that Temporus can be run in either the classic OTK Priest (Divine Spirit + Inner Fire) or in two new versions of Dragon Priest: a more midrange one and an OTK one with Malygos

It would be interesting to see what it's interaction is going to be with Brann Bronzebeard. Temporus is a "high risk, high reward" card and, even if you don't like it or it turns out to be bad, you'd still have to commend its design.

Don't forget to check out our Kobolds & Catacombs hub for everything you need to know about the upcoming expansion!

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What's with the word 'fluffy' and hearthstone. I think at the beginning, the name of Howlfiend was 'Fluffy Felbeast', which was hilarious. Fluffy Genie doesn't even seem so fluffy. The card itself is average I think, earlier in the game, it dies so easily. Later in the game, you can Spikeridged Steed it to have a big minion which also heals you, or play taunts to try and keep it alive. 

Priest legendary has a cool art.

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The genie probably won't see play, it is a nifty card, but there are a lot of good 3 mana minions.  I think it compares pretty unfavorably to earthen ring farseer and that card doesn't see that much play.  Temporus, however, is a card I am super excited about.  Like I want it.  I really want it.  As someone who loves the degenerate sort of combo decks that everyone seems to hate, quest mage, miracle rogue, maly druid, freeze mage, and especially malygos miracle rogue which is my all time favorite deck.  Like I don't know if this card will be good, I think it has some potential given that dragon priest is really good at securing the board, but then again, if you have the board why do you need this card?  I mean.  I still want it.  I really want.  For those of you familiar with the magic personality archtypes, I am very much a johny, so cards like this appeal to me.

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Short notification for @Zadina the title of this topic reads "Knights of the Frozen Throne" You might want to change that to K&C :)

The Djinn looks cool and might see some play but not really serious, I guess.

Temporus: Bad, because giving your opponent two turns will too risky most of the time. Very bad, because if there will be any kind of deck that can really make good use of this we just get another cancer card and even more cancerous priests. I know a lot of players seem to like that kind of deck but in my opinion they are just not fun to play against and very discouraging for the opponent.

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8 minutes ago, Caldyrvan said:

Short notification for @Zadina the title of this topic reads "Knights of the Frozen Throne" You might want to change that to K&C :)

lol thanks. after a long day out being a real life journalist and coming home to two card reveals, my brain is just mush!

Since I am here commenting: it's weird that they printed two minions with exactly the same stats in the same set. I don't think they've ever done that. What do you guys think about the Djinni compared to Lone Champion?

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You are welcome :)

Idk if you can compare those but both are worth a try but not worth to craft them, imo.

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The genie is pretty good compare it to Ragnaros lightlord it's effect it's slightly more powerful 3 heal for 3 instead of 8 for 8 and stat wise is fine

The dragon is one the worst cards ever made and instant dust upon getting it from a pack, enable free antonidas combo to a quest mage give charge to any fledgling, opponent can even play deathwing and charge your face and so on for a garbage effect during your turn after spending 7 mana for an understatted dragon that doesn't even have taunt to compensate the HUGE drawback

Playing Millhouse Manastorm instead of this thing he's much more powerful and he's one the worst card in the game at least him doesn't give charge to an enemy Deathwing upon being played

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