The Witchwood Guide
Battlecry: Add a random spell to each player's hand.
Does he sling spells, or do his spells linger about. Who can say?
So. Here I am, playing Tempo mage.Yes, I know. This, however, is when Tempo mage was good. REAL good. I am laddering quite well, but my nerves begin to rise as I queue against a Control Warrior. Alas, I thought, not all is lost. I have a strong start, and my adversary had a weak one. We are playing and I discover that I am winning. Dramatically. My opponent is using a N'Zoth, the Corruptor style control warrior, and I have developed a very good board with Archmage Antonidas supplying Fireballs enough to blast him down from his momentous 50HP. I am confident as he has used both of his Brawls. It is said that Overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer. I daringly played a Spellslinger, golden was he, and was greeted with a shiny Moonfire. I did not fear, I am a tempo mage, cancer of the meta. I can't lose. It's a free fireball with Antonidas, right? I'm safe for an easy win, right? The warrior plays his card, created by Spellslinger. It is A Light in the Darkness. At first I think, nice golden animation there, my fireballs are going to keep killing you. You don't even have any 1-Mana Executes left. As my turn starts, the audacious warrior says: 'Well Played'. Of course it is well played, I play tempo mage, the most skillful SMOrc deck ever! I am in for an easy win, right? There's no card he can discover that saves him, right? His turn starts, he says: 'Heh, Greetings'. Slightly nervous, I squelch him. He plays his card, discovered by A Light in the Darkness created by Spellslinger. It is N'Zoth, the Corruptor. I cry in salty despair, but I know all is lost. The game ends a few turns later. I solemnly enter my collection, disenchanting my 2 golden Spellslingers and my 2 common ones. 110 dust has never felt better, yet still so depressing. I decide to stop playing for the day, maybe get a drink of water and watch some TV. The salt lingers for weeks. Such are the trials of Spellslinger. Beware ye who places Spellslinger in their deck. Beware.
The brutal end.
'Frodan': CREATED BY SPELLSLINGER?!
Ben Brode: HAHAHAHAHHAHHAAHHAA
This guy keeps screwing me over in arena -_-
Out of all of the spells in the game, I've gotten Shield Slam the most, and never when I'm playing Warrior! >.<
Spellslinger really sucks on mirror..
Stop giving me Astral Communion, please :(
Use with counterspell
User discretion is advised*
Keep in mind you're playing this card in a tempo mage where you have a ton of spell synergies with Flamewaker , Wyrm, Apprentice, Antonidas etc. So the random spell you get is way more valuable than the random spell your opponent gets. This means that , while RNG should even out the outcomes over a large number of games, you're still at advantage because of all those spell synergies. In conclusion, good card and you can already see it's being played in Tempo Mage.
I don't play Tempo Mage but in arena I really don't like playing this card and giving the opponent any sort of advantage.
You're not really giving your opponent advantage though. You're giving +1 card to each side, and giving yourself a 3/4 for 3. So really, the advantage is yours.
Of course you give your opponent an advantage as even the chance of something good just isn't something you want to be doing in Hearthstone. Why risk getting a sacrificial pact whilst giving your opponent a Prep?, it's easier to just play a better card and there's a reason this doesn't see much play.
Gave secret paladin astral communion, an he played it on turn 4 without a board, he conceded after 2 turns.
Just gave me shadow worlds death to kill Alexstraza.
Great card in tempo mage, the card he gives you does not even need to be good as long as its cheap and castable, you can use it as fuel for flamewaker or Antonidas. It can go bad, but usually unless you get blade furry/ deadly poison/ demon fuse/ sack pack or any other spell that has a prerequisite you are good to go.
Yes, it may give them flame strike, polymorph, fireball, etc, however I still won matches with that happening.
This card is really win or lose, might go either way.
Lost first game by giving opponent Pyroblast. Well played.
Lost second by giving the opponent Brawl. Well Played.
Just permanently mulliganed this card into the fires of hell.
Does this include Spare parts and Cards from Ysera ? or Coin ?
No, they are considered tokens, so you can't get them
In this week's brawl (the preview of the set), playing this card as mage has been the beginning source of my losses.
wow.. Lucius Malfoy.. cool card but should be a legendary :D