C’Thun’s Chosen

C’Thun’s Chosen Card

C’Thun’s Chosen is a 4 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion card from the Whispers of the Old Gods set!

Card Text

Divine Shield Battlecry: Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is).

Flavor Text

He gave her a promise ring and everything.

Cards Relating to C'Thun's Chosen

C'Thun
Type: Minion - Cost: 10 - Attack: 6 - Health: 6
Battlecry: Deal damage equal to this minion's Attack randomly split among all enemies.

19 Comments

  1. ZaetsVTanke
    April 12, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    This is insane arena card even without its battlecry!

  2. Scarlet
    March 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    GUYS, GUYS, GUYS!

    We need to stop taking the shredder as the main thing to compare 4-drops to. There is one important reason why this card can not be compared to it. Are you ready for it?

    Shredder is rotating out of the new Standard format.

    Currently, shredder is THE best 4 drop in the game. When you looked at a 4 drop before standard, you would ask yourself “Is this card worth putting in my deck instead of shredder?” The phenomenon here is the blatant powercreep that GvG pushed through. The main culprits here are Doctor 4 and Doctor 7, since they fit any deck archetype and are more powerful than any card for that value. Stop comparing this card to shredder. In standard, the overall power curve is going DOWN with this expansion.

    Now, back to the card. I feel that this one is going to be THE 4 drop in C’thun decks. In the best case scenario, this card deals with a couple of minions before it kicks the bucket. Worst case scenario, a shaman pulls the Twilight Drake counter mechanics on him. But then again, there’s the C’thun synergy, which brings out a bit more value to it, even if it’s just in the form of 2 arcane missiles endgame.

    New meta’s just around the corner. Let’s see what ir brings us instead of whining that we have no more shredders. In my personal oppinion, Piloted Shredder shall not be missed.

    • TomBombadil
      March 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      I agree.

      Shredder proved to be well above what the curve of a 4-drop should be. Of course it will look unimpressive compared to it. There are very few 4’s that do seem look good compared to Piloted Balance.

      That being said, looking at this card on its own, its obvious comparison is to Scarlet Crusader, which actually used to see some play in old school zoo decks, and I think this particular card compares favorably to Scarlet Crusader due to its 2 health rather than just 1, meaning that it can’t be hero powered if its shield is dropped, which is significant.

      Yes, hero powers will drop its shield and leave a fragile card, but that means they had to sink 2 mana into doing that. In tempo based decks, making your opponent use 2 mana to deal with its shield can be pretty significant. As long as you keep off the 2 drops, this can trade rather favorably.

      At its weakest, it will soak up two mana from a hero power and trade either with a 2 drop or a 2 damage spell. Of course that isn’t great, but it could seriously throw off a key turn 4 or 5 play. That is its weakest. At its strongest, the opponent doesn’t have a way to remove the shield, you then can use a buff like Dark Iron Dwarf to trade up and have a 4/2 to threaten them with.

      Is it useful for every deck? Nope, but there just might be room for it in some decks. Frankly, having cards that are useful in only some of the decks makes for a lot more interesting play and deck construction as a player has actual options on what to use. We might see a resurgence of old 4-drops that we haven’t seen in a while, and this fits well in that field. Not to mention, if the meta has a lot more 3 mana 3/4’s, this card plays well against those.

      That is not even considering it’s C’Thun buff, which will obviously be useful in C’Thun decks and will likely make this card very playable in at least some classes.

      Fantastic card? Not likely. Terrible card? Probably not. I think it’ll sit in a niche that may or may not be all that useful depending on the metagame. It might be useful in an old school style zoo deck, especially since Imp-losion is out of rotation.

      • Simone Lazzari
        April 6, 2016 at 1:12 am

        This is the new Piloted Shredder I called it lol.
        Just a prediction, if I’m wrong nobody dies, if it’s true then quote me pls when I die. xd

    • Rockermj
      March 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      people are comparing it to shredder because shredder was so good, doesnt matter that it is rotating, it is still good

      • TomBombadil
        March 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

        What does matter for Standard at least is that the new benchmark 4-drop will be weaker than Shredder. Thus saying “weaker than Shredder” says very little of substance when considering Standard format because hopefully that is true for all 4 drops. Or at least more situational.

        In Wild, people will still run Shredder until sometime when Blizzard really screws up and makes another over-powered annoying card. I don’t think people are really expecting to see this in top Wild decks when they are saying it is potentially good.

    • Simone Lazzari
      April 6, 2016 at 1:08 am

      Twilight Drake Counter mechanics? Worst way to say silence lol.

    • shiang
      April 18, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      well in a vacuum this card actually trades with shredder into mil house!!! Of course shredder is better but in a c’thun deck the battle cry should more than make up for the small difference.

    • shiang
      April 18, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      well in a vacuum this card actually trades with shredder into mil house!!! Of course shredder is better but in a c’thun deck the battle cry should more than make up for the small difference.

      Conclusion: in constructed run it in a c’thun deck but otherwise probably not. Even shredder isn’t that great in constructed right now good class cards like keeper and death bite tend to be better than shredder.

  3. Jafar
    March 17, 2016 at 6:41 am

    This is not nearly as good as piloted shredders, for many many reasons.
    1. by pure stats (divine shield is worth about 2, maybe (!) 3 defense) the card worse than Chillwind Yeti.
    2. Every Heropower that deals damage can make his card a 4/2 which is not even worth 3 mana. Against these classes the card always loses value.
    3. Shredder’s deathratte is worth around 5 stat-points, whitch is strictly better than divine shield, also the basic stats are better.

    Only in best case it trades 1:1 with shredder (which chillwind yeti and silvermoon guardian already could, but neither was considers a counter). In reality, many heropowers remove the divine shield and any lower mana minion kills it. Also 4 Mana is probably too far into the curve that the battlecry offsets the weaknesses. Not competetive

    • Simone Lazzari
      April 6, 2016 at 1:24 am

      I’m sick of people making assumptions when the card is not out yet, I made a joke about it and said this is the new Shredder, if you want to analyze the card it’s okay, but saying “not competitive” bugs me a little considering that the card isn’t out yet.
      Okay so first things first.
      1) Depends by the current meta, Scarlet Crusader died when Naxx was released, Haunted Creeper was the problem, in theory, every card in the game can be viable in the right meta obviously, but then there are weird cards like Stoneskin Gargoyle which are good only in Concede Shaman (sarcasm), this card at best it’s 8 damage against a single minion which can be good or trade against 2 minions no matter what minions, you’re forgetting that Naxx and GvG in Standard are out, so comparing it to Shredder is really pointless, there is room for everything, also Blizzard will change the Classic set and hopefully it will be easy to say “should I put this instead of this in my deck?”, obviously it sucks in Aggro meta because the Divine Shield would be useless and the 2 health matters little.
      2) Okay, in a Value meta it’s bad, but it’s also Tempo, not much more to say.
      3) Again unless we’re talking about Wild there’s no reason to compare it to Shredder, if you want to play Wild then sure do it nobody will prevent you from doing that, but if we’re talking about Standard then it’s pointless, the problem with Shredder is that it was good and sometimes I added it in my deck regardless of the mana curve, this time hopefully Blizzard is going to do things good and every card should have a chance in the deck if it fits the curve well instead of just “is it better than Shredder in this deck?”.
      Then what you said after it’s just Wild talk, leave it to Wild.

      TL,DR: So stop making assumptions, if you want to analyze then do it, but don’t make premature judgements.

  4. jeniok
    March 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    No its not that good.enough with ought the synergy!!!

    Let’s count the not charging shielded minions. Turns out— agent squire 1-1 for 1 mana..
    Shielded minibot 2-2 for 2 mana, the girl 3-1 for 3 mana has only 4 states and she’s good only in arena… so this minion could be a 4-4 with shield .. and would be decent and even good..

    • Simone Lazzari
      April 6, 2016 at 1:25 am

      It’s just Wild talk, leave it to Wild not Standard pls.

    • shiang
      April 18, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      4/4 with divine shield for 4 mana ur retarded.

  5. MadFrosty
    March 16, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This card would probably be good enough without the Cthun buff with shredder rotating out, this way it’s amazing

    • Simone Lazzari
      April 6, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Yep, people don’t understand that the card has 2 formats to be viable, one of them is Standard.
      This will fit the 4-drop slot in my deck quite nicely.

  6. Murphy
    March 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

    This is actually a really good four drop, especially if shredder wasn’t getting thrown out, finally a four drop that could kill shredder and what comes out of it.

  7. Penoyer79
    March 16, 2016 at 10:29 am

    someone is going to break the game with this buff synergy.

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