EVIL Genius

EVIL Genius Card

EVIL Genius is a 2 Mana Cost Common Warlock Minion card from the Rise of Shadows set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion. Add 2 random Lackeys to your hand.

Flavor Text

You do not want to be on the business end of this intellect!

18 Comments

  1. KublaiMBP
    March 27, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Even warlock can start it’s pressure a bit earlier if run but idk if it’s even worth the spot. Still best of the 2 mana lackey cards I’ve seen sofar.

  2. 1194Ching
    March 27, 2019 at 2:01 am

    2 Cents:

    EVIL Genius.. Wow. When did Warlock ever lose its Zoo Archetype?

    Rating cards such as this warrants us to first look at how Archetypes came out to be. Zoo Warlock is one of the decks that will never die due to the nature of Warlock’s hero powers, as well as the cost of minions in it, thus, we can confidently say that Zoo Warlocks are tried and tested, and can withstand the test of time.

    Now the only question is, how good is EVIL Genius? Does it warrant a spot in any Warlock deck? The answer is, MAYBE. Maybe it will see play as long as cards that needs their deathrattle to be popped are present, and if tokens are easily produced without using a much resource. As we technically know, all Lackeys are good, they are excellent in terms of being such cool generated resource. But sacrificing a minion for the benefit? Totally worth it if the above conditions are met, else, it will still be decent since sacrificing 1 body to obtain 3 is good, just don’t sacrifice your high stat minions just for this.

    An interaction with Voodoo Doll would also make sense right? Seems okay.

    • Albionflux
      March 28, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      looking at a few of their coming cards, seems to me their wanting to push either deathrattle variant or sacrifice to power up your cards variant

      • 1194Ching
        March 29, 2019 at 1:51 am

        Seems so, however, I am very disappointed with Fel Lord Betrug. I am a Warlock main, so seeing such awful legendary cards hurt. But then again, I’m used to it as well due to the fact that the last ever good legendary from Warlock is Lord Godfrey from Witchwood. So sad.

  3. Timeotheo
    March 27, 2019 at 12:05 am

    If you play this on an empty board with no friendly minion to destroy, do you still get the 2 lackeys ? If yes, it’s just an insane turn 2 play !

    • Oiva
      March 28, 2019 at 9:06 am

      No, you don’t get 2 lackeys if you don’t destroy friendly minion

  4. Piterno
    March 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    inb4 some sort of egg-like card that adds a bunch of lackeys to your hand so Zoolock becomes even more of a token deck

  5. Jed
    March 26, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    TBD
    Zoo may be real good who knows

  6. Minti
    March 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Well lock gets a different kind of egg deck where hunter hatches multiple monster lock seems to get consistent ways to consume its eggs. Overal this is a card in the right direction for the lock versions of the lackeys. If you can constantly make lackeys out of your card and getting 2 cards every time you play a card. That just makes your rafaam stuff more legendaries into your hand/ deck. So generating lackeys and than turning them into legendaryes is not a bad strat and can work with the locks card draws. But we still need some sort of good stated lackey generators for this to work and 2 mana for a 2/2 is a bit mediocle considering you have to lose a 1 minion for it to get any value. Droping this straight sway on turn 2 with or without 1 drop is not that great of a curve play.

  7. Taznak
    March 26, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Great with Scarab Egg, but the likelihood you’ll draw both of these cards early is way too low compared to the payoff. This needs more support (a replacement for Devilsaur Egg) before it sees play. 2/5

    • Haschanascha
      March 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Accurate analysis, but I have a strong suspicion that it will get more support.

  8. Lluadian
    March 26, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Yup zoo lock gets more support.

  9. EksSkellybur
    March 26, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    VERY powerful for Zoolock and Tempolock, but unsure for Controllock or Midrangelock. Needs Experimentation for that.

  10. DeanyWeany
    March 26, 2019 at 11:45 am

    (Rating based on play it will see in the upcoming meta, similar to trump’s ratings)

    1 Star

    Effect doesn’t seem good enough to justify destroying a minion.

  11. Omnitarian
    March 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Zoolock for life, baby. The Grim Rally Zoolock was already running Sanguine Reveler to pop Scarab Eggs. This is probably even better because you get a refill on Lackeys which are totally perfect for the deck.

  12. Soup And Salad
    March 26, 2019 at 11:01 am

    EVIL Genius should be good in a Zoo Warlock deck that uses a bunch of token and/or egg cards. Otherwise, this probably won’t do a whole lot.

  13. Orasha
    March 26, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Seems like it could be okay in Zoo, particularly if you run Scarab Egg. Popping the egg on 2 with this and then playing a Lackey seems like it would be decent.

  14. MrSimoes
    March 26, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Objectively, the card is ok to very good, but it sucks subjectively because it is hard to get excited about tokens.

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