Deranged Doctor

Deranged Doctor Card

Deranged Doctor is a 8 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to your hero.

Flavor Text

Unfortunately, his doctorate is in Murloc Literature.

Deranged Doctor Card Review

It’s a bigger Antique Healbot. For 3 more mana, it gains +5/+5 in stats, which seems like a good deal, right? Well, yes, and no. This costing 8 mana is a big deal, because it comes 3 turns later. Or even 4+ turns later, because it’s a Deathrattle, not a Battlecry. Realistically, the healing might proc only on Turn 10 or so.

This is almost always worse than Ragnaros, Lightlord, which didn’t even see lots of play in Paladin. First it was used by the Control lists, but then even Control have dropped it. The problem is that Turn 8 is often too late to heal. If you’re playing against Aggro, you’re usually either dead or already stabilized at this point.

The only way for this to realistically see play is cheating it out in some way. For example, Priest can do it with Coffin Crasher, but Obsidian Statue would most likely be a better target anyway. Rogue can theoretically get a 1/1 copy out with Kobold Illusionist, and that might work out, but Illusionist is random, so you can’t guarantee it.

It will be a nice card to get from Spiteful Summoner or Free From Amber, but I don’t think it’s going to see an actual Constructed play.

Card rating: 3/10

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  1. Jonxal
    April 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Dark horse of this expansion. It’s a very good offensive and supportive card that hardly sees any play. It has good synergy with coffin crasher and silver vanguard. Resurrecting it multiple times keeps presure and healing on point and it can easily outvalue opponents board.

    Healing deathrattle priest will likely be new meta in coming expansions. It even beats all control decks currently thanks to this card and all it lacks is early game removal against aggro. Perhaps there will be more priest spells soon?

  2. Ertje
    April 10, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Nice as an option for Free From Amber and any other random summon cards that can summon it.

  3. Hearthston
    April 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Coffin Crasher anyone?

  4. Soup And Salad
    April 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    If that were a battlecry, it would be a new version of Healbot. Granted, almost all deathrattles would be better if they were a battlecry.

  5. MockRock
    April 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Right now, I doubt this sees play, because Warlock is its most likely contender and they have like 45 good cards competing for slots right now. In the future, though? There may actually be something here, this is an aggressively costed card for control decks.

  6. Pizzatree
    April 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I could see this seeing constructed play in classes trying to find a control identity. Hunter comes to mind. One could look at it as a healbot with +5/+5 for 3 extra mana.

  7. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    All Round Support Card, for whenever you need Health.

    Usually going to be played as 1 card however, unless Heal Paladin is a Thing.

  8. JellyBaby0200
    April 9, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Pretty good beginners card, especially for warlock. Maybe will se some play in arena. Tho i’d rather fill the board with 1/1’s

  9. LookLikeThis
    April 9, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    For Beginners this card can be good.

  10. Lucasato
    April 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Omg,another op card to mine “Cocaine overdose warlock”,that use the greymane hero power to find guldan or rin veeery fast xD

  11. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Very meh. Doesn’t make the cut. Still solid in Arena. 1.5/5 in Constructed. 3/5 in Arena.