Druid of the Scythe

Druid of the Scythe Card

Druid of the Scythe is a 3 Mana Cost Common Druid Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Choose One: Transform into a 4/2 with Rush or a 2/4 with Taunt.

Flavor Text

She's a scythe for sore eyes.

Druid of the Scythe Card Review

Neither 2/4 Taunt for 3, nor a 4/2 Rush for 3 would be good enough to put into your deck. Of course, the main advantage of those “Druid of the X” cards are the flexibility. The fact that you can pack two completely different cards into one and play the form that fits the current situation is good. But in order for that to work, both forms need to be at least above average, a card that COULD be playable by themselves.

Let’s start with the Taunt form. 2/4 Taunt for 3 is obviously just bad. We had a card like that and it has seen exactly zero play, simply because 2/4 are weak stats and Taunt doesn’t do much to improve them. You might want to play this only if you’re desperate. The fact that lots of early game minions have 3 health right now doesn’t help – with mostly 2/2’s and 3/2’s dominating the early game, it would be better. But as it is right now, it would often get cleared without your opponent having to sacrifice any minion, and you’d need to clean-up after.

Then, the 4/2 Rush form. This one is better, but it’s still a bit underwhelming. It’s like a Huffer (from Animal Companion) on demand, but Huffer is so strong, because it can go face. Remember how bad is it to get Huffer on 3 when you play against an Aggro deck with some small minions on the board already. With just 2 health, you can rarely trade it into something and make it survive. Even if you clear a 1-drop, your opponent can just ping it or trade some 1/1 into it. A card like Righteous Protector just blocks it completely – you end up trading 1 for 1 with a 1-drop, a terrible scenario.

4 damage to a minion is a bit like Shadow Bolt. It’s better, because it can still survive after trading into a 1 Attack minion, but it’s worse, because it can’t bypass Taunts. Shadow Bolt is not an amazing card, just like this one. For one more mana, you get Swipe, which not only can go face, but also deals 1 AoE damage to anything other than your main target.

Yes, the flexibility adds a few points, but I still think that overall it’s below average. I don’t think it will see play. Maybe in a Spiteful Druid, which obviously can’t run cheap spells to not ruin his synergies.

Card rating: 3/10

58 Comments

  1. Andrew
    April 10, 2018 at 11:07 am

    People underestimate this card.
    I play since beta and I have to say, this card is broken.
    NEW WRATH!

  2. Thrombin
    April 9, 2018 at 4:05 am

    One thing to consider is that, assuming this works like the other Druid transforms, the alternate forms are likely to have the beast tag. For whatever that synergy is worth!

  3. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Yet another Flexible Druid card. 4/5 in Arena, 2.5/5 in Constructed (you probably have stronger 3 drops).

  4. Banana
    April 8, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    This is a better druid of the flame. Taunt is better than +1 health because it’s going to take 2 attacks regardless to kill. Rush is better than +1 attack in almost all situations outside of going face.

    This will see play in any druid deck that tries to control the board.

  5. Piterno
    April 8, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    You can see this as a worse animal companion, only a 4/2 rush and 2/4 taunt. You can also see it as a worse shadowbolt, since it can’t bypass taunts. It’s also worse than quite a few 3 Mana taunts. I know, blizzard thinks that choose one’s flexibility is worth a lot, but if this cost 2 or cost 1 more and +2/+2 it would be decent

    • SavioKing
      April 9, 2018 at 3:30 am

      You are describing Druid of the claw

  6. Threather
    April 8, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Well they gotta fill the packs with something.

    Its not a bad card but if you compare it to Druid of the Flame, doubt this one will see much play either, Its basically 3 mana deal 4 damage to a minion and we all know theres better card for that 😉

  7. Jirwin
    April 8, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Leeroy will be nerfed to have rush

    Kappa

    • Jonathan
      April 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      No. He won’t.

      • localwizard
        April 8, 2018 at 6:56 pm

        *whoosh!*

        • Bladeofsteel
          April 8, 2018 at 11:13 pm

          They already made swift messenger for that, leeroy will just go to hall of fame for being too similar kappa.

  8. Jirwin
    April 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Anyone know when you can stop prepurchasing the set?

  9. Blimey
    April 8, 2018 at 9:49 am

    This could fit in a Spiteful Summoner druid – early game minion that can be either removal or taunt seems playable.

    Other than that it’s just a typical decent card, and decent is not good enough in constructed.

    • Kondrias
      April 8, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Decent is only acceptable in a deck when alot is decent to have a few good to push advantage to win. Where as other decks, can have okay plays for a great card set up. (Hero cards among other things)

  10. WildRage
    April 8, 2018 at 8:05 am

    It’s not the greatest 3-drop Druid could ever have but it does have the flexibility of a “Choose One” card. It can be a good turn 3 Taunt that probably takes two small minions against an Aggro deck, or a turn-3 Rush card that trades a minion you really don’t want on the board.
    I don’t think it’s horrible…and I can’t think of an early-game Druid minion that can just Rush out and trade, which is probably what this card would be doing the most.

    I’ll give it an honest 6/10 I wouldn’t be surprised to see this guy in a Druid deck.

  11. lul
    April 8, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Just stop giving excuses, the card is a waste of printer ink period. Hypebeast trash card. There is no AGGRO druid going into next expansion look at the cards… So you play this card with fandral rotating.. why? You play this card turn 3 it does nothing so you wasted 3 mana then you do what turn 4? Game might be over because you played this card for no reason turn 3. For standard this was a hypebeast reveal card be honest. Blizzard should just admit the card was a misprint change it to 2 5 5 2 stats.

    • WildRage
      April 8, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Waste of…printer ink? What Hearthstone are you playing?

      • lul
        April 8, 2018 at 8:12 am

        Yea waste of printer ink, waste of a computer wasting its time doing animations for the card, I dont care what you call it. Whatever nonsense is said the facts here are this card was 1, a HYPEBEAST, 2 a disappointment, 3 its not good. Its not going into aggro, its not going into midrange, not going into quest druid, fandral is rotating. So without this being 2 and 5 numbered stats what druid deck will this card help?

        • Really
          April 8, 2018 at 9:34 am

          So blizzard should only ever print meta defining cards? Anything that isn’t used in meta decks should just be wiped? Let’s just give each class a premade deck list and cut out deck creator entirely.

        • Jirwin
          April 8, 2018 at 10:23 am

          some people like playing around with cards like this, in a world where druids care about beasts i think this could see play and theres 2 more sets to provide synergy for it, dont get salty about a card when you havent seen its support or potential. just be patient

        • Jonathan
          April 8, 2018 at 4:35 pm

          “Whatever nonsense I said.” Indeed, you said a lot of nonsense.

    • SkywardStryk
      April 8, 2018 at 10:18 am

      This guy doesn’t know how the game works apparently. Not every card has to win you the game.

    • Tamerlein
      April 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      There is an aggro druid already. Spiteful druid is tier two. I guarantee this goes into those decks.

  12. Soup And Salad
    April 8, 2018 at 7:24 am

    This is a really rather fair card and will be great in arena. Both modes the card can take are probably worth about three mana, and neither mode is obviously better than the other as is typically the case for these Choose One minions.
    I can see this being part of Aggro Druid if that sticks around after it loses Mark of the Lotus, Enchanted Raven, and Mark of Y’Shaarj. Granted, its probably too fair to be a major card in constructed even with Druid losing the Jade package.

  13. SaturnRebirth
    April 8, 2018 at 7:24 am

    This card is honestly horrible why is not 2/5 5/2. Unplayable standard card pure hypebeast reveal bait.

    • Piterno
      April 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      It it was 3 Mana 5/2 rush or 3 Mana 2/5 taunt it would powercreep in wild on the druid of the flame (3 Mana 5/2 or 3 Mana 2/5).

      I thin

      • Piterno
        April 8, 2018 at 12:07 pm

        Ugh, posting from phone is such a pain. My thumb skimmed the submit comment button.

        Anyway, I think the real question to ask it, why not a 2 Mana 2/4 taunt or 2 Mana 4/2 rush?

  14. Ashes
    April 8, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Arcane golem..

    • Nightfall
      April 8, 2018 at 7:18 am

      arcane golem was good because it had CHARGE, this has RUSH. the 2 are incomparable, because this one is for trading, arcane golem was for finishing the opponent

      • Jirwin
        April 8, 2018 at 10:24 am

        I think the flexibility almost makes up for the lack of face damage

        • Nightfall
          April 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm

          I am not saying it’s a bad card, but it doesn’t have the same purpose as arcane golem. this card will never replace arcane golem in any way, matter or form because it can’t go face, but that doesn’t make it a bad card. it could work in another type of deck, probably a slower one.

  15. Arcarii
    April 8, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I can just imagine the designers of Hearthstone. One of them coming in and announcing “Hey guys! I’ve got this great idea for a choose one card” and the art guys sighing as they try to figure out the Fandral Staghelm version of it.

  16. Bladeofsteel
    April 8, 2018 at 6:17 am

    4/4 Rush with taunt with fendral, and odd costed for the Baku druid, kappa.

    • Killer Lord
      April 8, 2018 at 6:24 am

      fendral does go to wild though, so not in standard

      • Some Dude
        April 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

        Fandral wont even work with Baku……u thinking of Genn

        • Piterno
          April 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm

          Druid of the scythe won’t even work with Genn… You thinking or neither in a deck that runs both fandral and this

          • Bladeofsteel
            April 8, 2018 at 11:18 pm

            Two separate statements hence the comma and I wasn’t even serious about it hence the kappa.

  17. lul
    April 8, 2018 at 5:56 am

    If this was 2/5 5/2 instead of 2/4 4/2 this would be much better buff it blizzard for Quest Druid.

    • Rancuk
      April 8, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Those stats would be insane, 5 damage to a minion for 3 mana seems ok, but having a 2/5 with taunt is definitely too much for a common card

      • Bladeofsteel
        April 8, 2018 at 6:19 am

        Ice rager is sad, if only he could scare people, but alas, he is a friendly rager who throws sick parties, and no one understands him.

      • Loreance
        April 8, 2018 at 7:50 am

        Well, Tar creeper is a neutral.

        • Bladeofsteel
          April 8, 2018 at 11:19 pm

          But ice rager is 2/5. Clearly better than tar creeper who’s only a 1/5, kappa.

      • Jirwin
        April 8, 2018 at 10:28 am

        theres a 2 mana 1/5 taunt in druid which saw alot of play and isnt as good as a 2/4 BUT the 1 mana probs makes it alot worse

      • Piterno
        April 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm

        It would also powercreep on druid the flame in wild if it was 5/2 rush or 2/5 taunt. (Over 5/2 or 2/5)

    • Zachary
      April 8, 2018 at 6:05 am

      I mean that’s probably why it’s not

  18. Lucasato
    April 8, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Oh,so much ugly and weak dudes here…TAUNT MODE!!! Oh,now have a big handsome guy with 4 health there! RUSH MODE!!!

  19. Zeldaplays
    April 8, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Obviously just an Arena card. 2.5/5

  20. Reeveff7
    April 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Always huffer come true, but why no face lol lol

  21. Nickname23
    April 8, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Druid OP………..next expansion!

  22. SwoleLord
    April 8, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Please no Druid rush pls lol

  23. Syrea
    April 8, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Always huffer. 5/5
    8)

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