Holy crap a good Pirate !
"Good" assumes it isn't overwriting a higher attack weapon, like Win Axe or King's Defender, or something buffed with Orgrimmar Aspirant. Could be the long lost auto-include warrior 1-drop in an aggro deck, though.
Seems like a very solid turn one play . puts a minion on the board and gives the warrior a means to deal with other early minions from the opponent. Makes me wonder what a pirate warrior would look like. Possibly run an upgrade or two. I would love to see it become a highly viable archetype.
pretty good 1 drop
Wow the first Warrior exclusive pirate, and I think it's actally goo din both constrected and Arena.
I think the main downside here is that if you play it turn one it makes a turn two fiery war axe less appealing since you're giving up at least one attack from the hook. Still it's not awful, you could play it on turn one to attack face or kill a 2/1 then on turn two use the hook and the minion together to kill a 3/2 before playing your Fiery War Axe, taking you into turn 3 with both uses of the axe still available (admittedly a risky play if your opponent has an Ooze).
Seems way better than silly Upgrade!
normal-average taunt, bad at clean board, bad vs zoo deck - where it needs to be good, good vs control decks.
Always loved manipulator, and shambler seems work almost as his brother. Instead of also copy effects (like the manipulator do) it's cost 1 less mana and gets a taunt, but probably can be silenced (or maybe not, like a manipulator).
This is not a card you would normally play on curve. You need to play it later than curve so that it can inherit decent stats for its mana from something else.Could be a great turn 8 combo with !
Looks like n'zoth cards will be a warrior thing
Shambler's going to be really good in Demonlock/Handlock decks. In Handlock, it'd replace Argus/Sunfury and be a big upgrade over their stats. In Demonlock, it'd provide a taunt to supplement Voidwalker and copy either Watcher, Void Terror, or even Fearsome Doomguard or Jaxx in a pinch.
I think I prefer Manipulator over this new card, but I think it might work i specific descks.
Does that Rusty Hook have some card text or not?