Howling Commander

Howling Commander Card

Howling Commander is a 3 Mana Cost Rare Paladin Minion card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Draw a Divine Shield minion from your deck.

Flavor Text

Enlistment in her battalion comes with several pairs of earplugs.

Howling Commander Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Howling Commander in the last year.

38 Comments

  1. jacklsw
    August 7, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Why does this card look like something from clash of clan? :-\

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  2. GRockGames
    August 4, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    3 mana 2/2 Draw Tirion.
    Seems good.

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  3. PadnaWolf525
    July 29, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Entire set is not out and everyone is judging each card like crazy already. Remember when everyone was saying that the Rouge Quest was the worst then it turned out it was one of the 2-3 best overall next to the Warrior Quest and Shaman Quest.

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  4. Matt
    July 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    The problem is this is a value card that you don’t want to slam on 3 but it turns into a patches in hand once you naturally draw your Tirion.

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  5. Anton Wilzewski
    July 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    This is the worst card of the set. 3 mana 2/2 and draw a specific card. Just terrible. It only becomes good when they print a 4 mana exodia with Devine shield.

    I think there will be one overpowered card that you can draw with this because the paladin cards ATM look very week compared to the other cards. It makes no sense otherwise.

    So brace yourself for something so overpowered you want to put this rubbish into your deck.

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    • worcester
      July 28, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      is….is tirion fordring not enough of an overpowered divine shield minion? Just a quick look at the front page of this sight shows he’s still a staple of paladin decks. guaranteeing him seems pretty good.

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  6. Paul
    July 28, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I’m not sure why so many people are sh!tting on this card. So what if it doesn’t have the best stats? The fact that you’re searching for a very specific card is always a good mechanic since you’re not drawing something that is random out of your deck. A lot of you guys seem to forget as well, Paladin still has buff mechanics for cards in hand, so it doesn’t have to be a 2/2 draw a card.

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    • Roffle
      July 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Agreed. The tutoring ability necessitates it being understated (which makes it crazy that Arcanologist isn’t). There’s a big difference between a draw and a controlled draw.

      Like you said, it fits well in a Paladin Handbuff deck where Wickerflame Burnbristle is one of the best cards to buff. If that deck and/or the Divine Shield synergies get more support, it could see play.

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      • Sober667
        July 28, 2017 at 11:53 am

        In any literaly ANY palladin deck is one card with DS to draw and its tyrion
        Who need something more?

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        • Anton Wilzewski
          July 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm

          This card ATM is very terrible and you wouldn’t play it in constructed. And if you think, that you were clever if this card will actually see play you are not, because most likely they will add a very overpowered card with Devine shield you want to draw with this card. And I am very sure there will be an overpowered card, because paladin could otherwise not compete to the slightest with the other new class cards released so far.

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  7. Yoronzo
    July 28, 2017 at 9:31 am

    This card is meh, but you won’t be running it with that insane Prince Taldaram in your deck

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  8. Piggy
    July 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    But is 3 mana 2/2 Battle Cry: Draw your Tirion Fordring good enough for any deck?

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    • Matt
      July 29, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Yes, every paladin deck. The question is is it still good if you run the risk of drawing Tirion first.

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  9. Jezzrebb
    July 28, 2017 at 6:50 am

    The worst card so far. If it would be a 3/3 or would have divine shield than it would be good. Mage gets a 3/4 draw a card …so that’s fair. Also why would I use this card over stonehill defender which has better stats + taunt and discovers me a card.

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    • Jezzrebb
      July 28, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Well it’s ONE of the worst not the worst card so far.

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    • Nope
      July 28, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Lol… No?
      This card is such an awesome searcher card…. Even if you aren’t playing divine shield paladin!
      Just put a Tirion or / and Wickerflame Burnbreasts in your deck and there you have it!
      A 3 Mana 2/2 :” Draw a Tirion/ Wickerflame from your Deck”

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      • Chase Porter
        July 28, 2017 at 7:52 am

        …Why the hell would you want to draw Tirion from your deck on turn 3? Why not just run Loot Hoarder and get something you can potentially use? Or Stonehill Defender for a chance at a second Tirion? Unless there’s a specific Divine Shield combo deck, I really can’t see a use for this card.

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        • Sober667
          July 28, 2017 at 11:59 am

          Its not turn 3 play its later jsut dubles the chance of getting
          its way better than hoarded

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          • Anton Wilzewski
            July 28, 2017 at 2:06 pm

            It is not because when you draw tirion you can’t play him that turn. Stonehill defender also gets you tirion, but an extra one and it has better stats and taunt.

    • Whiplash
      July 28, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Agreed – I’d rather have Stonehill Defender in the 3-slot with a good shot to Discover a strong Paladin class Taunt – and a lot of them have Divine Shield anyway.

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  10. Th0massn
    July 28, 2017 at 6:31 am

    This card is okay but nothing you’d want to play the divine shield deck seems to be something that would be more aggressively build and this card is very bad tempo as its body is small.

    4/10 wont see play in the paladin deck they want it to be in. bad in arena

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  11. MockRock
    July 28, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Is…is this good? In a game where Loot Horder exists, I don’t know why I’d pay 1 extra mana for a single stat and a battlecry instead of deathrattle. Unless you’re playing a very specific combo deck where this can tutor a piece, I’m not feeling it.

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  12. schLasHt
    July 28, 2017 at 6:12 am

    if itself had divineshield… or if this had discover effect… now ist a little too weak

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  13. Sebboschreck
    July 28, 2017 at 5:54 am

    You pay 3 mana for a 2/2 that draws you a Card.
    Mages get a 2 mana 2/3 that does the same.
    Shows again how op the archeologist is

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  14. Roberto
    July 28, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Actually the text should be “Draw a Tirion from your deck” 🙂

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  15. Advocaat
    July 28, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Quite good I’d say… 3 mana 2/2 is decent since you draw a card. Paladin doesn’t have many good 3-drops. And drawing Tirion can sometimes be crucial (although I think Tirion doesn’t have the same impact like it had in the past). If divine shield deck is a thing then this card will definitely be played.

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    • Kenchilada
      July 28, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Tirion: 8 mana 6/6 taunt/dshield
      Battlecry: Transform this minion into a random 7-drop. Your opponent removes devolve from his/her hand.

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      • Nope
        July 28, 2017 at 7:19 am

        Every Minion has this effect…. So pls….

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        • Kenchilada
          July 28, 2017 at 8:34 am

          Sorry sorry my bad o knowledgeable one, I’ll stop [not offending anybody] on a forum.

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  16. Jovin
    July 28, 2017 at 5:15 am

    This is going to be very strong. Cards like mad scientist and archonologist were very powerful. They only got you a secret. This can get you a minion which in most cases is way better than a secret.

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    • eric
      July 28, 2017 at 11:11 am

      mad scientist is good because it plays the secret instead of drawing it and archanologist is good because the stat line is better (2/3), and because of the meta, cards like on a stegodon getting counterspelled will win a game instantly almost and you have secret synergy too. this card doesnt have that

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  17. SadClown33
    July 28, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Probably not great for arena. For constructed i can see the potential but I feel like the stats are very underpower for the mana cost. It will be a must include for the “divine shield” deck. If they release a crazy 4 mana divine shield minion then its basically game over.

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    • Sparkz
      July 28, 2017 at 5:29 am

      Why do you need a 4 cost divine shield minion? You have Corpsetaker was that not good enough for you 😀

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      • Jovin
        July 28, 2017 at 5:32 am

        Corpse taker didn’t “have” divine shield. It woundn’t take her out of your deck becuse she gets divin shield from her battle cry.

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        • Sparkz
          July 28, 2017 at 5:54 am

          She is still an insane 4 drop

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          • Sparkz
            July 28, 2017 at 5:55 am

            Commander is better used then to draw out your other needs

    • Kenchilada
      July 28, 2017 at 8:42 am

      It can be good for arena, under the circumstances that you have a curve minion to draw and that the commander isn’t contesting another 3 drop… so I imagine it might not be the best tempo play (unless your deck has a psychotron or something) but it shows promise for a lategame topdeck assuming you drafted a very defensive deck…
      Idk. Results will definitely be skewed. Seems pretty reliable in constructed, assuming you don’t die to pirates or murlocs or druid

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  18. EPOCH
    July 28, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Very strong card in my opinion not only in devine shield new architype but in normal midrange paladin, this card alone draws u tirion! 😉

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