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Three New Warlock Cards Revealed: Kobolds & Catacombs

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Warlock is getting some powerful new toys in Kobolds & Catacombs.

Step aside, token-themed Shaman cards. Revealed today on Disguised Toast's Youtube Channel were three powerful new Warlock cards with a self-damage theme:

 

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Leading things off is the Spellstone for the Warlock class. I have much higher hopes for this Spellstone than some of the others which have already been spoiled, as this card's upgrade clause seems quite easy to accomplish. The Lesser version of this card isn't very exciting, but the two upgraded versions should do a great job of getting you ahead on board while recovering meaningful chunks of your life total. Between Flame Imp and the two cards we'll be seeing next, if this card is in your opening hand there's a good chance it will have already become its Greater version by the time it can be played on turn 4.

 

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Move over Acherus Veteran, a 2/1 for 1 mana that replaces itself is exactly the kind of card that Zoo decks would love to play. Kobold Librarian doesn't need any kind of self-damage synergy to see play, and will probably creep its way into Midrange decks. Expect to see plenty of this card on the ladder if Warlock is well positioned in the upcoming metagame.

 

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Excellent stats for its mana cost? Check. Demon? Check. Triggers your Amethyst Spellstone? Check. This card does it all!

Vulgar Homonculus would be an obvious include in any Zoolock deck if it didn't compete with Prince Keleseth, but it might be powerful enough to bump Prince Two from Midrange Demon-based decks (along with Succubus). The thing that excites me most about this card is the fact that it has Taunt, making it the new best friend of Bloodreaver Gul'dan in Handlock decks. The only playable Demon with Taunt in current Handlock decks is Voidwalker, which means that Vulgar Homonculus will double the number of Taunt minions that can come down from a Bloodreaver Gul'dan Battlecry trigger and buy time for the upgraded Hero Power to take over the game.

Are you guys as excited as I am for these new Warlock cards? Let us know what you think about them in the comment section, and be sure to check out our Kobolds and Catacombs hub for more information on the upcoming set.

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When i saw those the thought was <I don't believe my eyes>

If they killed keleseth in rogue already they killed him again in warlock with that taunt

The taunt is one of the strongest card of the entire set revelead ... do you remember Wyrmrest Agent? this is what it becomes without holding a dragon and even silenced has the stats of a 3 mana card

Goodbye keleseth today is game over for you.

Anyway all these 3 cards are strong and will be played with the taunt being one of the strongest 2 mana minions ever made.

Wyrmrest Agent was one of the best card of Dragon Priest in the golden era. This will be the golden era of demon warlock.

Also I believe that even taking 1 damage upgrade the Amethyst because it just says take damage not how much so maybe you will heal more than the damage you did yourself.

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I think I like them all :)

Kobold Librarian and Vulgar Homunculus (btw. awesome name :D ): Being commons they are easily acquired or crafted and I'm sure they will find their way in several Warlock decks.

My issue with spell stones in general is if you draw them late in the game you might not be able to upgrade them and having dead or not really useful cards in your hand. But I'm looking forward to try it out.

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All three cards seem really good.  The taunt is less good then it looks since it does damage you which is some anti synergy with a defensive minion, but it will still see play in zoo decks without prince k.  It is really good at protecting other minions.  

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I think it's worth the 2 damage, blocking many small minions in the early game (if your opponent does not have a cheap removal ^^) while attacking yourself.

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4 hours ago, Caldyrvan said:

My issue with spell stones in general is if you draw them late in the game you might not be able to upgrade them and having dead or not really useful cards in your hand. But I'm looking forward to try it out.

Don’t think it matters much in this case. They’ll either be in fast decks that aim to have won by the late game anyway, or you’ll have the lifesteal hero power by then.

 

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Well, yea but you don't always have Gul'dan and I think even with only one upgrade it can help sometimes nicely. 5 damage + 5 health is good imo :)

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Librarian is a quality one-drop that comes with a built-in free hero power use, Wich is really nice. Although I doubt it will push Acherus Veteran out. Complete different use.

The Homonculus is nice to protect your weaker zoo minions.

I am unimpressed by the spellstone, though. Way too slow for zoo. Maybe in handlock, but handlock is nowhere to be seen those days...

 

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