Cannonmaster Smythe

Cannonmaster Smythe Card

Cannonmaster Smythe is a 5 Mana Cost Legendary Paladin Minion card from the Forged in the Barrens set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Transform your Secrets into 3/3 Soldiers. They transform back when they die.

Flavor Text

"Smythe, it's been a real blast serving the Alliance with you."

Cannonmaster Smythe Additional Information

Soldier Token:

Cards Relating to Cannonmaster Smythe

Northwatch Soldier
Type: Minion - Cost: 3 - Attack: 3 - Health: 3
Deathrattle: Transform back into a Secret.

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  1. DannyN
    March 18, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Could’ve called the soldiers the secret service

  2. TallJake26
    March 16, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Hahaha I guess Hearthstone had to throw in some racial diversity in the mix, huh?

  3. Jed
    March 16, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Really good if secrets are good, and I will have some fun in wild with this and mysterious challenger

  4. EksSkellybur
    March 16, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    For once, I actually think that Cannonmaster Smythe can be Used for Secret Paladin, it just needs some good practice.

    All the Trash spells will be rotating out for the Core set, Your wandmaker might as well be a Secretmaker for Secret Paladin. You basically have 6 Secret plus another 1/2 extra from wandmaker for Cannonmaster. However, this comes with some clunkiness, as you might want to touse some of the spells for WHEN Cannonmaster Smythe is in your deck. But I still think that Averagely is going to be a 7 mana “10/10”, becuase you’re going to be making 2 3/3s.

    Now, the only Argument about Cannonmaster Smythe, comparing with Warrior’s Troublemaker, since it feels the same, is that Troublemaker is more for protecting yourself or for Midrange Pressure, whereas Cannonmaster Smythe is all about mind games since your opponent doesn’t know what Northwatch Soldier to kill since Each Soldier has its own secret that you had. So this makes it good for more of a Control oriented Deck for Paladin.

    I think Cannonmaster Smythe will actually see play. I just have never believed in Paladin’s power with secrets up until just now. I’m willing to give it chance.

    Again, this does take Practice with what you think how many secrets you truly want to play with Cannonmaster. If You can’t make a Secret deck for paladin, probably someone like Kibler can give you a really good idea for what you want your Assuming Control Secret Paladin to be.

    Note that Lady Ladrian is also there, yes, but I actually have no idea if it technically counts, even though we have Avenge, now. First Glance 3 Stars, but when done right, it’s going to be annoying and will Pub Stumb, but MIGHT struggle against high rank play, which I will overall bumb it to 4 Stars. this Surpirsed even me.

    For once I’m Optimistic with Secret Paladin.

    • TallJake26
      March 16, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      Hmmmm… How is Paladin gonna get these secrets on board though? I don’t think painstakingly drawing and playing 1-mana secrets from your deck has enough bang for the buck, just to support cannonmaster.

      And some of the decent-ish Paladin secret synergies are rotating too, like Desperate Measures and the 2 mana 3/2 weapon.

      • EksSkellybur
        March 17, 2021 at 12:18 am

        To be fair, Hearthstone just started revealing these cards, and they’re preparing for the next expansion. So, we’ll just have to see if there would be secret strategies for Paladin.

        Also, Inconspicuous Rider is going to be pretty core for a secret paladin as well.

        • TallJake26
          March 17, 2021 at 12:39 am

          That’s true. But even with the potential new secrets Blizzard’s giving paladin, paladin’s still losing all the secret synergies from the past expansions. We’ll just have to wait and see I guess.

          Also Inconspicuous Rider seems kinda meh for secret paladin, because you get a weak little 2/2 body plus a paladin secret worth 1 mana. That feels a bit too… average to see play, since you’re paying 3 mana for 3 mana’s worth of stuff.

          • EksSkellybur
            March 17, 2021 at 1:02 am


            Interesting that you see Inconpicious Rider as unattractive. Again, the deck itself is pretty clunky, I’m not gonna lie, but with what potential you could get out of it, maybe they’ll be another Challenger or Bellringer Sentry. I hope, at least.

  5. Pindead
    March 16, 2021 at 11:36 am


  6. H0lysatan
    March 16, 2021 at 11:34 am

    If Living Mana saw any plays. This gonna be too.
    5 mana 4/4 body + 3/3 body is already good. Even better if there’s more than 1 secrets.

  7. Loki777
    March 16, 2021 at 11:20 am

    This with the broom could work great

  8. A person who reacts to this
    March 16, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Fun and different, bit of a risk, but can be worth it against some decks, especially against classes with few silence options.

    Similar to Petting Zoo for hunter, but you get a 4/4 body and Pali secrets are less expensive so I think it is a good price and Pali can boost better than hunter.