Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Card

Hot Air Balloon is a 1 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion Mech card from the Descent of Dragons set!

Card Text

At the start of your turn, gain +1 Health.

Flavor Text

The Gadgetzan Pilgrim's Bounty parade is missing a float this year.

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  1. Omnitarian
    November 25, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    This seems good? To answer it as a 1-drop your opponent needs to
    1) Be on play and play a 2/1 or Flame Imp or w/e, not very common unless you’re a Murloc deck. Or: play any minion and have a hero power that can ping- common for Rogue, less so Mage and Druid
    2) Be on coin and spend a cheap removal spell (or have a 0-mana removal like Zap, Pounce, or Backstab).

    It sounds like a lot of answers but honestly having your 1 drop bait out the coin or a cheap removal is still pretty good. More often than not as a T1 play this will be a 1/1/3, that keeps getting health, AND has a tribal tag. And if quests and slow Galakrond plays are common, the benefit of snowballing early might get even better.

    One downside is that this is worse outside of T1 than a simple 1/3, but given the number of body-centric neutral 1 drops are rotating soon (Crystalizer and Saronite Taskmaster), we’ll need this one way or another.

  2. Jed
    November 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Definitely a solid “it has stats” 1 drop, since it will usually be a 1/3 by the time it matters

  3. Joeydungee
    November 25, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    The art and inconspicuous nature remind me a lot of ornithopter from magic the gathering.

  4. Lluadian
    November 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    This is also a really nice card to use as a base for a magnetize since it has a the ability to keep gaining health longer stays alive.

  5. EksSkellybur
    November 25, 2019 at 11:34 am

    It’s a Delayed Dire Mole but as a Mech. It’s an inverted Micro-bot. Boy is this card good if it can survive once, which is still pretty possible since even a 1 Mana 1/2 at the beginning of the game is pretty tough to beat. 4 Stars, I’m Pretty Optimistic. Maybe this is what Zilliax wanted this entire time but couldn’t find out what body he wanted.

  6. Sm1ng
    November 25, 2019 at 11:09 am

    combo priest?

  7. Imnomada
    November 25, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Good arena card