Alexstrasza the Life-Binder
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder is a 9 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion Dragon card from the Core Set 2022 set!
Battlecry: Choose a character. If it's friendly, Restore 8 Health. If it's an enemy, deal 8 damage.
Flavor TextFriendly Fire: Off
- Mana Cost: 9
- Attack: 8
- Health: 8
- Crafting Cost: 1600 / 3200 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
- Rarity: Legendary
- Class: Neutral
- Card Type: Minion
- Minion Type: Dragon
- Set: Core Set 2022
- Mechanics: Battlecry, Damage, Restore Health
It’s a good concept, but 8 health is useless (this is essentially a fireball on an 8/8, which makes it still very good).
Much like how Aegwynn was Universal for All Burn and Tempo mage Decks, Alexstrasza is no different; being Universal for ALL Control-style orianted Decks. It’s a 9 Mana 8/8, Deal 8 Damage (Most of the Time.)
Sadly, you’d barely ever actually use the Restoring bit, unless you are behind, or if you want to save an important or a big minion with taunt maybe, and even then, 8 Health is usually a universal Health can take down any none high-health Dragons. so you’d still be killing something, or you could even have a near Pyroblast for your opponent to deal with, along with a body.
Sadly, I think Hearthstone is moving towards a more fast-paced Orianted Deck, I know that Burn mage is doing so, Depending on the Meta, Though I would easily say that would had been a “5 Stars for All Control Decks, Will see play.” I sadly have to give it 4. As much I love Alexstrasza, there’s just no real way that Alexstrasza can truly keep up with the more Cutthroat Decks, but can easily take down the Timetaker Decks and even plenty of Midrange Decks, too.
Overall, Sadly 4 Stars, almost 5.
I do hope however that this doesn’t discourage players that “They can no longer play Control” all because everyone and their mom will probably play Burn Mage with Baron and Aegwynn. Remember that sometimes even a Control Deck can Take down an Aggro Deck. Once Aggro runs out of Gas, and so long as you control the board, your value will be overrun and you could turn the table to win the fight as well.
O.g. Alexstrasza will always be in my heart.