Pumpkin Peasant

Pumpkin Peasant is a 3 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Lifesteal Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health.

Flavor Text

Time to squash your opponent.

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Pumpkin Peasant (Worgen)
Type: Minion - Cost: 3 - Attack: 4 - Health: 2
Lifesteal Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health.

Pumpkin Peasant Card Review

Another card, another new mechanic! Since they’ve showcased it, I assume that we will see more cards that switch when they’re in hand (potentially not just switch stats). Which is cool. The card they’ve used to showcase it is simple, but also pretty… bad.

Lifesteal is a mechanic useful in slower decks. Fast decks don’t really want to play Lifesteal, because why would they, when they’re the ones pushing damage in slow matchups, and healing doesn’t do much when they face Aggro, because board control is much more important.

So now that we’ve figured it out – would any slow deck want to play a 2/4 Lifesteal minion? Well, I really doubt it. Paladin has Benevolent Djinn, for example, or Wickerflame Burnbristle – both much better and both don’t even see play in slower Paladin decks (admittedly, slower Paladin decks are very rare). Priest has Acolyte of Agony, 3/3 is probably a better stat-line than 2/4 for a minion with Lifesteal, and well, it still doesn’t see play. But okay – those classes have access to other means to heal. What about Warlock, which would love to have as much healing as possible? Well, still no. I’d rather put an Earthen Ring Farseer into my deck. Given that there are a lot of 2/3 minions in Constructed, 3/3 stat-line is just better, and the 3 points of healing is guaranteed, not to mention that you can use it to heal up your minion. This minion has potential to get its healing more than once, but it’s unlikely – even if you got 4 healing on average, I’d still pick Farseer, because the effect is immediate. If you are staring at lethal, playing Lifesteal minion doesn’t do anything, but healing does. Yes, Lifesteal synergizes with buffs, but the classes that need more healing options don’t really have buffs.

How about a 4/2 with Lifesteal? Honestly, that’s even better. Yes, you heal for 4 (assuming it doesn’t die to a spell), but it doesn’t contest the board at all. It dies to a 1-drop. Healing against Aggro is great, but it’s not your #1 priority. Healing is pointless if you can’t clear the board. You will just take more damage next turn. 4/2 minion is not good enough at contesting the board.

Well, so how about two in one? First of all, this is not a “real” two in one. While yes, in the late game, you can somehow control it by just waiting an extra turn, when you’re on your Turn 3, and that’s your only 3-drop, you have to play it no matter in which form it is. The fact that it switches around is probably a downside, because the decks that would even want to consider running it would probably want to play the 2/4 form, as it’s more likely to stick and wouldn’t be killed by any 1-drop. Then, you’d rather just play a Taunt like Tar Creeper. Not only does it save you health (which basically heals you), but it also contests the board much better, and clearing minions is what saves you health in the long run.

So no, cool way to showcase the new mechanic, but a bad card. Pack filler below average Arena pick.

Card rating: 2/10

Pumpkin Peasant Decks

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Pumpkin Peasant Full Card Art

12 Comments

  1. Suba
    March 18, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Wow learn are you sure that « Jesus crist » exists ? I know jesus chist but crist…
    You should developp more your point instead of saying the same thing again and again 🙂

    Reply
  2. Jellybones
    March 14, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Ahh, i just love tripping over my self over and over again….

    Reply
  3. Bingo
    March 14, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Wonder how this works with handbuff that don’t boost attack and health for the same amount. (aka Valanyr)

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    • Odin Goksør
      March 15, 2018 at 6:59 am

      oh yeah

      interesting stuff

      Reply
  4. POIIUYYT
    March 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I would like to have a consistent stat rather than it switching. Why? Because if I wanted a 2/4 and its turn 2 I’m hooped on turn 3 because in all fairness a 4/2 isn’t too great. Lifesteal is a nice touch.

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    • Matt
      March 13, 2018 at 1:31 am

      4/2 synergizes a bit with the lifesteal to make it not that bad. I don’t think the switching is a huge plus but does give you a little bit of flexibility if you have other options in hand and can choose when to play what. I can see myself picking this in arena on any class that could use a little healing.

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  5. Slippers
    March 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    this card actually may be good… if hand-buff didn’t just become wild if it was bigger, more late game oriented like a 5 or 6 drop with respective stat boosts it would be a great card that could be manipulated for what kind of deck your playing against, in other words its a great design but it was used wrong I hope that similar cards will be released that are just buffed variants of it

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    • Slippers
      March 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      I apologies for my poor use of punctuation

      Reply
  6. GlosuuLang
    March 12, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I’m not expecting to see this guy in constructed, but it won’t be a terrible choice in Arena. 2/5 stars

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    • Bob
      April 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      I’m putting this card in every deck hahah it’s so good… 😉

      Reply
  7. YellowDude
    March 12, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I can see this in a hand-buff deck, but with Gadgetzan rotating out, not sure how good this card can be in Standard. Hope to see cards that support this.

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  8. Crapcrack
    March 12, 2018 at 10:28 am

    It’s OK in arena i guess…

    Reply

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