Blizzard Entertainment revealed one of the most powerful cards to join Hearthstone’s upcoming Descent of Dragons expansion today: Dragonmaw Poacher.
Dragonmaw Poacher is a four-cost Neutral minion with four Attack and four Health. Its Battlecry, though, is another story. If your opponent controls a Dragon, Dragonmaw Poacher gains a mighty +4/+4 and Rush.
The upcoming expansion will quite clearly be Dragon-focused, which means Dragonmaw Poacher may automatically be a must-have counter card. It’s essentially four mana for eight Attack, eight Health, and Rush. Of course, not every deck will feature Dragons, but a great deal will.
It’s also a low-risk, high-reward card. Even if your opponent doesn’t have a Dragon, it’s still a decent stat stick. It can be buffed and trade effectively in the mid-game.
Although Dragonmaw Poacher may look overpowered, it’s important for the expansion to have a tech card that can easily deal with Dragons. When facing a full board of Dragons, it won’t make much of a difference. But against a beefy Dragon in the late stages of the game, this card is ideal. It even has a weirdly strong combo with Leeroy Jenkins on turn 10. What’s not to love?
Descent of Dragons releases on Dec. 10. In the meantime, players can pre-order the expansion with the Standard package or the Mega bundle. The Standard package starts at $50 for 60 packs, while the Mega Bundle costs $80 and includes 100 packs and a new Hero.