Disposable Lackey - Custom Hearthstone Card

Disposable Lackey

28th March, 2020 (RR)

Made by Randomizer ()

Stevethebarbarian (3.8)1 year ago
My opinion is that this isn't particularly strong, but to be safe, I'd probably put it in a class.
keyvnn9 (3.9)1 year ago
It’s a mana investment that just has a huge payoff. It’s like a 5 mana 7/7 Taunt with Dormant for 4 turns (less turns if your opponent has to kill any of them), except you’re summoning an even bigger minion each turn. The smaller 2 minions are still buff targets, and they help you find better trades. Even the 3/3 represents lots of damage if your opponent is forced to leave it alive. Essentially, if you play this with any amount of board presence, you won’t lose the board.
Randomizer (3.6) (creator)1 year ago
Firstly, why do you need to remove it? It's a 1/1 in a standard mode where Deathrattle triggers are nonexistent.

Yes, I could clone it. Problem is, with what? The 5 Mana Faceless Manipulator and the new Priest card at best clones the Hired Hitman the following turn, but that's a really low tempo play after basically passing your turn 5. In wild, where you could get value out of this, you'll be near dead if you try this.

I get that you can do crazy stuff with this minion, and I like that. It's potentially powerful, but it needs a lot of support to make it work because the card's a 5 Mana do nothing, that still does barely anything next turn. I can count up raw stats in a vacuum and say this card has a lot of them, but I see the current standard meta with its fast decks and I'm pressed to find ways to get this into play without killing yourself.
keyvnn9 (3.9)1 year ago
But it’s nearly impossible to remove, and you can clone it with Deathrattle triggers. With Spellbreaker gone, as well
Randomizer (3.6) (creator)1 year ago
But the stats impact the board later and later, so you'd have to value them like you do with Dormant minions. Your opponent has no incentive to kill these, so you'll have to imagine the 3/3 as dormant for 1 turn, 5/5 dormant for 2, and 7/7 dormant for at least 3. The first three of them have no impact on the turns their summoned, so I'd say saying it's a 16/16 is really misleading. It's not just "a bit slow," it's really slow, so whatever deck you put this in has to really prioritize slow value over tempo.
keyvnn9 (3.9)1 year ago
The raw stats are problematic. A 5 mana 16/16 is too good, even if it is a bit slow.
TheArcanist (4.3)1 year ago
There is also Kabal Lackey.
Randomizer (3.6) (creator)1 year ago
Well, Possessed Lackey exists, and it's not like you can confuse this with the 1 Mana 1/1 Lackeys, so I don't see why I can't.
Deloa 1 year ago
I'm not sure you should use "Lackey" in a minion that isn't a Lakcey.