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Untamed Beastmaster & Spirit of the Tiger Reveals: Rastakhan's Rumble

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Two new cards were revealed by Asian streamers: an Epic neutral minion and the Paladin Spirit.

The first card was unveiled by Chinese streamer LaLaLa on Douyu.

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The first thought that comes when looking at this card is that it's great support for Quest Hunter. The problem is support cards for this archetype were printed in previous expansions and the result was always the same. Untamed Beastmaster could definitely fit into a Beast deck along with Oondasta - and since they are both Neutral cards, this doesn't necessarily have to be Hunter. Hi'reek, the Warlock Loa, and his copies could benefit from the +2/+2 buff. Untamed Beastmaster could also find its place in a Beast Druid deck with minions like Charged Devilsaur and Tyrantus. These Warlock and Druid combos, though, sound a bit like win-more situations.

The Paladin Spirit was revealed by Korean streamer (and dancer) Rhdgurwn.

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The text box may not be the final version as "stats equal to its Cost" is a bit vague, since it could mean a 4/4 or a 3/1 or a 1/3 or a 2/2. However, it would make sense that if you cast a 4-mana spell, the Spirit would summon a 4/4 Tiger and that's how we are going to treat it. At 4 mana, this different version of Summoning Stone seems a bit slow and definitely promotes a more Spell Control-oriented playstyle, which is what Paladin seems to be heading to in Rastakhan's Rumble. It definitely makes for a strong combo with Spikeridged Steed.

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25 minutes ago, Zadina said:

The problem is support cards for this archetype were printed in previous expansions and the result was always the same.

If you ask me, Quest-Hunter works quite well currently. Its not the most powerful Hunter-Deck nor is it the most popular, but it is out there and very much playable.

Also the stats of Beast King are good enough for him to see play in a beast-related midrange deck and just hope that you draw a beast on your next turn naturally.

So I see some potential here...but maybe its asking to much for just a bunch of stats.

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Yeah, seems like it could be good given it has decent stats, even one trigger is pretty good.

The spirit makes the new paladin 7mana card that summons a 6-drop and gives it taunt and divine shield look a bit better. Also turns Lay on Hands into the Paladin version of UI if you can pull it off. Which in turn fits in quite nicely with the new Paladin version of hooked reaver.

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Doubt either will see play, both feel like they are probably too slow.  You really have to have some way to reliably draw a beast the turn you play beast master, and even then, that feels like a lot of set up for playing something that only gives you stats slighty above rate.  The spirit I am less sure of.  It is really good with a 1 sided board clear, and might end up as a 1 of in control lists, but it still feels bad to play a 4 Mana 0/3.  That is a lot of tempo you cede for probably not that much value.

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Yes, quest hunter is good - at least, in wild, for my experience - if built right. The fact that a (3) 3/4 is good on curve helps this card a lot.

For the tiger, it will be good in quest paladin: playing a buff and getting a tempo reward is very good.

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