Barrens Blacksmith

Barrens Blacksmith Card

Barrens Blacksmith is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the Forged in the Barrens set!

Card Text

Frenzy: Give your other minions +2/+2.

Flavor Text

"Maybe someday you’ll make it to Gadgetzan, kid."

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  1. Goodwillhawk
    March 21, 2021 at 10:31 am

    All I’m gonna say is I think people are really underestimating this card.

  2. ChiefApe
    March 20, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Could be good with saurfang

  3. Sidus
    March 19, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    I mean IF you can activate it the turn you play it efficiently, it is funglemancer on steroids. The issue is not many decks that have a wide board can efficiently deal 1 damage to this.

    If you can’t activate this the turn you play it then the card isn’t good because the opponent just plays around it like they do Greybough. Kill everything else first.

    • TallJake26
      March 19, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      That’s true, but Greybough’s deathrattle transferring effect only happens after Greybough is DEAD, so you’d need to chip 6 health off Greybough before you can transfer the deathrattle.

      In contrast, this frenzy effect requires you to simply damage the minion, so even 1 damage to this minion would make the cut.

      You can potentially run this in a tempo deck in conjunction with broomstick so it can immediately take damage and buff your other minions. Preferably warrior probably, because warrior is proficient at self-damage effects.

  4. Dynasty
    March 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Such low ratings … this card is 4 stars power level.

  5. EksSkellybur
    March 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I’m not going to write it off imminently, I think with the Frenzy Idea, that this should belong with let’s say a Token Druid Deck. We’ve seen how Absurd Druid can be with Treants. And Imagine a Board filled with 4/4 Treants on let’s say Turn 8.

    I’m going to stick with my gut and I’m going to give this 4 Stars. Again, It’s just going o be not appetizing for A LOT of players to think that “Oh you can only use Broom for this to work” but really you can even use Wrath if that card is still around and Barrens Blacksmith is suddenly a disgustingly good card.

    Give it some polish and time, and I think it’s going to Shine.

    • TallJake26
      March 19, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      I was thinking this would fit more into warrior, some kind of midrange warrior running self-damage spells like inner rage as well as broomstick to increase the consistency of this card.

      • EksSkellybur
        March 20, 2021 at 3:57 am

        I’m actually curious to see Warrior with Midrange and Barrens Blacksmith. I think it’s going to be a Fun Idea.

        Sadly The Bombs will be going away, but seeming that Warrior is still playing Menagerie or N’Zoth at just the top of my head, I think, yeah, it could work for Warrior.

  6. Jed
    March 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Could be neat in a token deck like zoo that might damage their own minions