Explodinator

Explodinator Card

Explodinator is a 4 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion Mech card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Summon two 0/2 Goblin Bombs.

Flavor Text

When it absolutely, positively, has to blow up overnight.

Cards Relating to Explodinator

Goblin Bomb
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Health: 2
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.

Explodinator Card Review

Okay card, actually. At first it seems pretty bad – paying 4 mana for a 3/2 is not really good. However, if you realize that the 3/2 summons two 1-drops (Goblin Bomb), then it becomes much better. Like I’ve said many times, I don’t think that Goblin Bombs are worth 1 mana, it’s more like 0.5, but the fact that it combines two of those into one card and adds a body is worth something.

I disagree with calling it a 4 mana 3/6 like some people do. Adding stats of the cards like that is pointless, especially since in this case the 0/2’s can attack by themselves. The two 0/2’s, however, make nice Magnetic targets for the future turns. It’s basically like a miniature Boommaster Flark. Your opponent doesn’t really want to spend damage to kill Bombs and take damage himself, so he will often leave them, and then you can buff them or trigger their Deathrattles etc.

What I dislike about it is that it’s really slow immediately. While it’s good against slower decks, Aggro deck can easily clear the 3/2 body and possibly even the 0/2’s – he doesn’t care about damage anyway, and won’t spend many resources to do it (0 attack minions won’t hit back).

Another potential use for this is in some kind of Token deck, like Token Druid or Token Shaman. Summoning three bodies is quite alright. But I think that Giggling Inventor might just be better for that.

So overall I’d say that it’s about average.

Card rating: 5/10

5 Comments

  1. Nick Lambert
    August 1, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    This is pretty much half a Boommaster Flark. If the Deathrattle Much Hunter pans out it might see some play. Also it’s a stoned Iron Giant 😀

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  2. SmooveAsButta2
    August 1, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Personally, I think this ain’t that bad a card, I’d put this as a one of in Token Shaman just for the pure power of having more guys, not as bad you might think

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  3. Mrthejazz
    August 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Art is a blatant ripoff of that one robot movie. Love it.

    Reply
  4. Erlon
    August 1, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Better name Prank-o-bot

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  5. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 10:55 am

    It’s hard to rate things that spawn a bunch of mecha due to not knowing how good magnetic is, but I’ll toss up a

    2/5

    Reply

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