Keyword: Shields - Custom Hearthstone Card

Keyword: Shields

2nd May, 2019 (RR)

Made by Wiener_Schnitzel ()

Wiener_Schnitzel (creator)2 years ago
BTW if anyone wants to make their own cards with shields, you are more than welcome. Either put your ideas here or make the cards yourself (just please refer to me as the keyword creator).
Wiener_Schnitzel (creator)2 years ago
I was thinking that when Titan Shields stack, there would be this small circle with a number showing the total number of shields on the minion (similarly to how multiple Secrets show up on mobile).

I think Terriax is fine, you need to Overload a lot for him to deal a real punch, so I think that balances out the crazy things you can do with him. However, I agree with you on Shaytan and Hero's Ascension, so I'll change them a bit.
DragonicDoom (3.7)2 years ago
Also how can we tell how many Titan shields are active on a minion without hovering over it to count. I’d say make Titan shield just a 1 time stack that doesn’t stack with itself, otherwise it’s kinda scary on minions like Terriax.
DragonicDoom (3.7)2 years ago
Veteran, Jackelope and soul all seem fair. Hero’s ascension is a little too cheap, especially for a Twinspell so I’d make it 4 mana. Cyclops is just right, maybe 4 Attack, but overall good. Shaytan seems fine, maybe could be 3 mana or even 2 since it’s basicaly a 0/4. Terriax seems ok, though it’s a little too much for 1 card, maybe just have it be a Battlecry where he gets 1 Titan shield per Overloaded Mana Crystal. The masked huntsman seems fine, just alter the text to discover and I think it’s on point.
Wiener_Schnitzel (creator)2 years ago
Well I specifically painted the shields different colours so that it is clear that in-game they would be easy enough to tell apart. I also don't think it's that bad of an idea to have a few keywords in a group with cross-synergies between them, but I see where you are coming from though, @SirCat, @DragonicDoom.

Besides that, what did you think about the card themselves? I'd like to know if I hit the balance right.
DragonicDoom (3.7)2 years ago
Despite how much I like these ideas I'd say SirCat is right. Maybe instead it could be a Brawl, every minion gets a random Shield when you play it, with some of these minions as the Brawl exclusives. Or maybe it could be like Lackeys and Spare Parts, where the keyword is Shield, but there are a bunch of different kinds. So The Masked Huntsman could work pretty well with this formula, just change the wording to 'Battlecry: Discover a Shield and gain it. Repeat for each Secret you control.'
SirCat 2 years ago
@Kapiork - You're missing my point here. These are 4 versions on Divine Shield that are completely new Keywords, in my opinion, that would be too complex.
Kapiork 2 years ago
@SirCat So Rush and Charge aren't alike?
SirCat 2 years ago
Just look at all the keywords in the game, none of them are alike. I don't think Blizzard will release so many different variants of the same keyword.
Wiener_Schnitzel (creator)2 years ago
@SirCat, what exactly do you mean by familiar?
SirCat 2 years ago
These are all just too familiar effects to be different keywords.
Wiener_Schnitzel (creator)2 years ago
Had several ideas for effects resembling Divine Shield, decided to bundle them together so that I could design cards featuring these different effects interacting.

Thoughts on the different shields and the examples would be great!