Bittertide Hydra is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion Beast card from the Journey to Un'Goro set!
Whenever this minion takes damage, deal 3 damage to your hero.
Flavor TextIt's actually only the middle head that's bitter. The others are sweet and spicy.
- Mana Cost: 5
- Attack: 8
- Health: 8
- Crafting Cost: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 100 / 400 (Golden)
- Rarity: Epic
- Class: Neutral
- Card Type: Minion
- Minion Type: Beast
- Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Hydra + Owl = 8 8/8 + 2/1 no recoil
This seems to be a proper risk/reward conundrum; that’s a huge body for turn 5 – or earlier on the coin or in Druid… but it would be quite a risk to drop on the board vs Mage or Rogue that early in the game. Potentially take 12 damage from Arcane Missiles + Fireball while the Mage Nukes it.
Against Warlock Zoo it could be interesting now that Power Overwhelming is rotating out; Zoo relies on big buffs on trash mobs to remove large targets traditionally – and they can’t afford to take 8 face damage each turn. However, those little minions nibbling away at this are going to be doing you 3 damage each hit.
I think this would have to be played quite strategically – and probably not in Wild (e.g. Dr Boom, Goblin Blast Mage, Implosion – even Annoy-o-Tron).
T2 => 8/8
I like this despite all the hate on it. You can easily silence it the turn it comes out with Priest and then jsut sit there with a turn 5 8/8. Also with Silent Sentinel and Humongous Razorleaf you have a lot of power you can have early and ether silence them or use Defender of Argus and watch your opponent try to get past them.
Fel Reaver 2.0 ? You play it on 5 and the opponent has maybe like 3 turns to answer it 🙂
This card will define the meta . You play this at turn 5 as a Hunter and put so much pressure that your opponent can’t deal with it . Not to mention that before this you can play the new Hunter powercreep new lowdrops and after this savannah highmane…. it has a beast tag too . I don’t understand why such a powerful card has so many bad critics….
One of the best looking cards in the expansion. 5 stars just for that.
Think of this as an Unlicensed Apothecary that YOUR OPPONENT can control how to do damage. If they have a bunch of tiny minions, you’re more than likely dead. If they have Malygos + Arcane Missiles, you’re more than likely dead. If they have Volcano, you’re more than likely dead. Bouncing Blade in Wild, you’re more than likely dead. If they’re a Rogue with a bunch of burn and card draw in Fan of Knives and Shiv, you’re more than likely dead.
In arena, however, this card is great. 5 mana 8/8 is great regardless, and your opponent probably won’t have the spells or flood of minions to punish you too badly (if it’s a relatively close game, they MIGHT have a 4 attack and 5 attack minion to trade into your 5-drop).
I guess I’ll join the minority of the community on this card, and say that I think it’s really strong. Yeah, of course certain cards seriously threaten your face with this on board, but I just don’t think those missile-like cards will be that prevalent. And while the opponent can trade smaller minions into this to damage you, I think paying 3 health plus some stats of an overly statted minion to remove an enemy isn’t a bad deal.
This card is just screaming Hunter to me, especially Hybrid Hunter. If you close your curve with Highmane on 6, this is a really strong card to curve beforehand. Of course it can get hex/polied, but with a possible highmane coming up it is not that great to remove this. And yeah, you’ll straight-up lose the match to certain cards like Volcano, but again, knowing the matchup and taking risks is all part of Hearthstone.
A 5 mana 8/8 is nothing to laugh at. Fel Reaver was a card, and this suits Hunter better by being a beast, though Fel Reaver was better suited to an aggro deck. I think this will see some play in agressive decks, especially as a Hunter 5-drop.
Thank god Bouncing Blade won’t be in the meta, am I right?
But there is the new Shaman card ‘Volcano’ (deal 15 dmg across all minions randomly)
YOUR TURN 10: two of these, only minions on board
SHAMAN OPPONENT: Volcano.
You take 15×3 dmg lol
Max is 8×3=24 dmg
“YOUR TURN 10: TWWWOOO of these, only minions on board”