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The latest Hearthside Chat with Peter Whalen revealed Supercollider, Flobbidinous Floop, and Whizbang the Wonderful from The Boomsday Project.

 

In the latest Hearthside Chat, Senior Game Designer Peter Whalen explained some of the themes (science) and inspirations (more science) for The Boomsday Project. In doing so, he spoiled three new incredibly exciting cards. If you're interested in watching the video (which is just 4:59 seconds long), you can do so right here:

 

 

Card Reveals

 

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This card gets an "A" for flavor, as I don't think its possible to come up with a better design for a card called "Supercollider" in a science-themed set.

This Warrior weapon has the potential to be a 2 or 3 for 1, as it can set up trades quite easily if you attack your opponent's largest minion with it. However, attacking your opponent's largest minion means you will also be dealing plenty of face damage to yourself, making high amounts of armor gain a requirement for putting this card in your deck. For that reason, Supercollider plays excellently with Baku the Mooneater, and I expect it to see play in Odd Warrior decks.

 

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Next up is another card with an excellent name, Flobbidinous Floop. This guy provides a Faceless Manipulator-style effect for Druid decks for just 4 Mana, which will almost certainly make him a combo piece in a variety of Druid decks. Between InnervateTwig of the World Tree, and Biology Project, there will almost certainly a few new OTKs with Flobbidinous Floop. He can also be used in Big Druid decks one turn after playing a huge minion, such as YseraHadronox, or The Lich King, to become a 3/4 copy of a card with a powerful effect. Expect to see plenty of Flobbidinious Floop in the new meta!

 

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Next we get Whizbang the Wonderful, which is one of the most unique and exciting cards in the history of Hearthstone. What does he do? Let me show you:

 

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Whizbang the Wonderful replaces your entire deck. He replaces your hero, and he names your new deck "Whizbang is Wonderful". When you enter a game with this deck, you will be randomly handed 1 of 18 recent deck recipes by Blizzard at the start of the game.

Will Whizbang be competitively viable? Almost certainly not, but I think that question is almost entirely missing the point. By adding Whizbang to the game, Blizzard has offered new players a way to access 18 different for just 1600 dust! Though its unlikely these 18 premade decks will be 100% meta optimal, they will almost certainly be viable enough for newer players to climb the earlier ranks while playing a wide variety of decks and learning new cards. This is the closest thing that Blizzard will probably ever do to selling pre-constructed decks (something that many other cards games do), which in my eyes is a major step forward. Will tryhards be disappointed when they open Whizbang? Probably. But not every Legendary minion needs to be a home run for the hardcore audience. Whizbang is the new player's best friend, and will surely add much more joy to the game of Hearthstone than he takes away.

What do you think about today's spoilers? Will Supercollider see play? Can you find any new OTKs with Flobbidinous Floop? And are you as excited about Whizbang the Wonderful as I am? Let us know in the comments what you think about these new cards, and be sure to check out our Boomsday Hub for more spoilers from the upcoming expansion.

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Wondering if you keep your hero power with Whizbang or do you get the hero power that goes along with the deck it gives you? Say you get a warrior deck will it give you the warrior hero power.

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What would be amazing is if Whizzbang used some "not playable cards", like the cards from the various dungeon adventures only the bosses can use normally.    

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Supercollider seems good to be fair. I expect a copy in odd warrior decks, or maybe two, just like Aleco said.

Floop is a cheaper Faceless Manipulator, and since it will see play in combo decks, stats don't matter. So, Ixlid, Fungal Lord+Floop into last charge of Twig of the World Tree into Malygos gives you 3 copies of him, and your Moonfire is 0 mana 16-damage. This is not quite different than the version with Faceless Manipulator, it is just 1200 dusts more expensive.

Whizzbang might be fine if Blizzard decides to create at least semi competitive premade decklists. So far, they all suck, but Whizzbang mirror could be hilarious.

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whizbang the wonderful looks wonderful :)

its most certainly not for competitive players. but also casual players would love it !

think u r bored and u want a new thing to do in hearthstone ! lest pull out that whizbang 😄

that being said at least half of those decks needs to be at least playable ! i mean it would get real sad real soon if u lose all the time 😞

war weapon looks interesting. competitive players would love that druid legendary

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Whizbang seems like quite a fun way to chill out in casual. But yes, really good for new players. So good in fact that they should give it out for free like they did with Marin.

Supercollider is pretty cool, hopefully there’s a deck for it to shine in.

Floop is interesting. Whilst it’s not likely to create anything truely new (since you could do it with twig or aviana-kun and faceless instead, unless it’s battlecry related) the following-turn effect could be bonkers. Handy defence against Hex/Polymorph/silence means you’re less reliant on having naturalize in hand for hadronox decks. 4-mana malygos gives you an out if your twig gets oozed (floopmaly-taldarammaly-innervate-swipe-moonfire-moonfire for 36dmg for instance). Flooptoggwaggle-innervate-Azalina.

So you’re no longer reliant on twig/quest in standard. Maybe even worth running in wild as a backup if aviana or kun get the dirty rat treatment. Does come with the cost of not being able to run the Oaken Summons package though.

 

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On 7/20/2018 at 4:29 AM, Bozonik said:

Whizbang seems like quite a fun way to chill out in casual. But yes, really good for new players. So good in fact that they should give it out for free like they did with Marin.

I think that’s a really bad idea, Bozonik. A lot of the decks are pretty bad, and a lot of the decks require a good understanding of the deck to win with. A new player isn’t going to be able to learn how to play 18 different decks, so it will get pretty frustrating for them. Imagine navigating a Shudderwock deck without knowing that Shudderwock is in the deck, or indeed without even knowing what Shudderwock is.

It’s a good card for casual but established players who have reached a decent level of understanding of the game but don’t want to spend much/any money on the game.

Best regards,

Bozonikerino Kripperino.

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