Blood Witch

Blood Witch Card

Blood Witch is a 4 Mana Cost Rare Warlock Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

At the start of your turn, deal 1 damage to your hero.

Flavor Text

Like a sloppy joe for vampires.

Blood Witch Card Review

It obviously synergizes with the other cards – both the good old Lesser Amethyst Spellstone and the other two new cards revealed, but… the stats are mediocre – 3/6 for 4 is kind of normal. And then you deal 1 damage to yourself every turn. Yes, if you’re holding lots of cards that benefit from it, it can be nice. For example, upgrading Spellstone means that you get more healing anyway. Upgrading the new Spider means that it gets Lifesteal, so you can potentially heal back. But not only you might not want to play all of those cards (to be completely fair, they are far from auto-include, besides Spellstone), and you might also not have them in your hand.

As a point of comparison – Kobold Librarian also has normal stats (2/1 for 1) and also damages yourself, but it has a huge upside. This one doesn’t.

Right now, this isn’t too good. It might work when more “damage yourself” synergies will be revealed, but I don’t think it will be played with the ones we have right now.

Card rating: 3/10 (more if some good “damage yourself” synergy card gets revealed)

Blood Witch Full Card Art

Blood Witch Full Art

25 Comments

  1. InFlames
    April 7, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Very beutyful card.
    Art 5/5
    Card 1/5

  2. Howls
    April 4, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I bought my first hearthstone expansion ever and it was 90% purely because of this blood witch and azalina soul thief art. 😀
    If this card really ends up being unplayable i will be a sad panda :’D

  3. Soup And Salad
    April 3, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    This will end up being an enabler of some sort in the future, probably next year when Kobold Librarian leaves standard. The stats are fair, but there isn’t enough self damage synergies out there even with the other cards revealed at the moment that would necessitate playing this along with Kobold Librarian, Hellfire, and just tapping.

    • Howls
      April 7, 2018 at 5:19 am

      A 10 mana card that requires you to have taken damage that turn would be interesting and require an enabler like this. I wonder if we will be getting something like that this expansion. 🙂

      • Soup And Salad
        April 7, 2018 at 6:35 am

        That could be interesting, but that 10 mana card with a conditional battlecry would need to win the game in the same was as Rin can.

  4. Cyclick
    April 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Waifu Material (Card art): 6/5
    Actual Card: 2/5
    But guy,s please watch for this card in a year or a year in a half, or less. All Blizz has to do is print some more damage beneficial Warlock cards. I mean, they already did. Point is, watch out for this card in the future, could be actually 6/5 on power level as well.

  5. MockRock
    April 3, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I get what they were going for with this card, but it’s still pretty underwhelming. Warlock already has masochist cards where the damage is treated as a penalty to pay in order to utilize something very powerful, whereas here Blizzard is claiming that it’s a bonus (we know this because we already have a neutral 4/6 with upside). Clearly, you’re intended to play this so that the spider and bat are activated for “free,” but are you seriously going to put an otherwise vanilla 3/6 into your deck when you can just use Librarian/Bloodbloom/Homunculus/Hellfire/etc? I really don’t think so, certainly not in control decks. With Zoo, there’s maybe a bit of synergy as you don’t care about the actual life loss and it’s a reasonable body that activates your effects without making you spend mana to do so. But even then…I highly doubt you’re going to play the spider in a Zoo deck, and the bat is a 3 drop. I just don’t feel particularly optimistic here.

    • MockRock
      April 3, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Can’t edit comment, but I obviously meant “neutral 3/6”

  6. TheEyeszlade
    April 3, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Sad this cool artwork was wasted

  7. Rell
    April 3, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Can’t wait to treachery lethal someone with this

  8. serjohn
    April 3, 2018 at 9:05 am

    did they fiorget to make this 3 mana ?

  9. Maverick Zero
    April 3, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Does this work with amethyst spellstone?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 3, 2018 at 6:47 am

      Yes, why wouldn’t it?

      • Ned
        April 3, 2018 at 8:57 am

        Because you aren’t taking damage from a card but a minion.

        • CypherC
          April 3, 2018 at 9:01 am

          Ned, so you want to say minions are not cards? (lol)

          • Ned
            April 3, 2018 at 9:07 am

            Pretty much. Blizzard made a point way back in the beta that minion cards become minions on the board and are no longer cards. That’s why they go through the dramatic animation change when you play them. Not saying I think you are wrong. I do think you are right, but it is a legitimate question

  10. Piterno
    April 3, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Activates “Your hero took damage this turn” effects for free. Pretty cool.

    I’ll definitely try to make this deck

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 3, 2018 at 6:48 am

      Technically not for free – for the cost of your health 🙂

  11. Nightfall
    April 3, 2018 at 6:14 am

    I like what this brings to the table

    the opponent probably wouldn’t want to remove it because it’s dealing damage to you, so it potentially allows you to have a minion on board untill you deside to trade with it.

    that said, vanilla stats with a downside is never gonna work 1/5 stars

  12. puiuWarrior
    April 3, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Go Blood witch,deal 1 dmg to me , come on :)))
    Is op 3/5

  13. Thraben
    April 3, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I’m actually happy that these cards aren’t that good. Warlock didn’t really need nor deserve more good cards than it already got. 2.5/5 except the artwork is 5/5, love it!

  14. GlosuuLang
    April 3, 2018 at 5:30 am

    So vanilla stats and a downside… which could actually be an upside if you want to play the other two revealed Warlock cards on curve. It obviously has a niche role, but I don’t think this is THAT necessary to activate the other cards or Amethyst Spellstone. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

  15. synergylove
    April 3, 2018 at 5:29 am

    love dat synergy <3

  16. blackcatss163
    April 3, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Cute artwork

    • Vincent
      April 3, 2018 at 5:22 am

      Damn you beat me. I want this card in gold!

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