If you haven’t already, go check out part one of this article.
For the rest of you, it’s time for the top five!
#5: King’s Elekk
Two words: card advantage. Despite this only being a common, I see it doing big things. It’s a perfect storm of power: a beast with excellent stats and a cheap cost that roughly fifty percent of the time draws you a card.
#4: The Mistcaller
I think Shaman is the worst class (I can already hear the mob coming for me.) But no longer! This, plus the new totem cards like Thunder Bluff Valiant promises to turn it into a serious contender. The sheer value of having every single creature get a permanent buff is incredible, and turns what might have been dead cards late game into actual threats.
I’m drooling over all the options with this card: Alexstrasza, Dr. Boom, Archmage Antonidas, and so many others. At two mana its flexibility is unprecedented and will almost never be a dead card. Priest’s stealing powers were always really strong, but this might just take the cake (joke only partially intended.)
#2: Nexus-Champion Saraad
Thanks to the latest Tavern Brawl, I don’t even need to argue my case. Despite occasionally giving you useless spells, this card often pays for itself in short order and prevents your opponent from having any idea what to expect from you. Plus its stats are just at the right sweet spot to make it hard to remove by any of the usual spells.
#1: Justicar Trueheart
You probably saw this coming. While its body isn’t that impressive, the ability is just too strong for certain classes. Combine this with all those new minions that make your hero power cheaper or reusable, and the interactions are crazy. Shamans become super flexible, Hunters smash face even harder, and Warriors and Priests become nearly impossible to kill. I’m not sure how he compares to the other six-cost legendaries Sylvanas Windrunner and Emperor Thaurissan, but I’m excited to see.
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