Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter Card

Mad Hatter is a 4 Mana Cost Rare Neutral Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Randomly toss 3 hats to other minions. Each hat gives +1/+1.

Flavor Text

He's entirely bonkers. All the best goblins are.

Mad Hatter Card Review

Oh, so it’s like a Mad Bomber, but throws +1/+1 buffs (Explorer's Hat) instead of bombs. I like the flavor here, but the card itself is quite bad. First of all – stats. 4 mana for 3/2 is very weak. You give +3/+3 in total, but spread among random minions.

In the best case scenario, this card is good. If your opponent has no minions, it’s a 3/2 that gives you +3/+3 in total – that would be playable. However, it’s only the best case scenario. Even if a single buff lands on your opponent’s minion, it’s already bad. You play an understatted minion and get only +1/+1 more than your opponent – now it’s comparable to a 4 mana Shattered Sun Cleric. Of course, it heavily depends on which minions it lands specifically, but that would already be bad. Then, it can also completely backfire – if the RNG hates you and you somehow give your opponent +2/+2 or even +3/+3, then you might have lost yourself a game.

I’d probably prefer Defender of Argus (or even Fungalmancer) in my token decks, since those effects are much more reliable. The only argument here is that if you’re going into your Turn 4 with a single minion on the board, this card is much better. But like I’ve said, it’s only the best case scenario.

Maybe, just maybe, if you play a token/board flood deck (e.g. Zoo Warlock, Aggro Paladin) and the meta is mostly Control, then you MIGHT want to play this, but that’s just about it. In your average meta, the chance to backfire is just too high.

Card rating: 3/10

16 Comments

  1. Wendigo
    April 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

    He don’t gives Explorer’s Hat it but 3 times +1/+1 buffs, as there is no Deathrattle.

    But it is not bad when you are the only one with minions on board.
    Tempo decks benefit the most.

    Even a Fire Fly or Southsea Pirate can became a threat early game.

    11 stats for 4 mana… 3 stars card, maybe 4 if it finds the right deck.

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  2. Xix
    April 10, 2018 at 12:29 am

    I think people are underrating this card. You only need 1 dude on the board to get this effect, and that is allmost like putting kings on the dude.
    Now the problem for paladin is that it has alot of good 4 cost cards. However shaman will be lacking alot of good 4 cost cards.

    I would go as far that in a ‘even shaman deck’ this will be allmost auto include. And it’s allso a decent battlecry for the new shaman legend.

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    • Xix
      April 10, 2018 at 12:30 am

      Oops read wrong thought it was only your side on the board. XD XD, well in an tempo agro deck it’s still interesting.

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  3. Soup And Salad
    April 9, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Cute and flavorful card concept to have around as a “dark” reflection of Mad Bomber. I only wish it hit your minions only.
    I don’t think having a 4 mana 6/5 split up into up to four bodies would’ve been than bad to have around as it is seeing as Houndmaster has been a thing with Hunter since the game’s inception. Granted, Houndmaster is conditional, but the base body is better than this is, its targeted, and comes with taunt.

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  4. Kvothe
    April 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    If you have a 1/1 on board (only minion) and you throw Mad Hatter:
    -Mad Hatter will give +1/+1 to the wisp.
    -Mad Hatter will give 3x +1/+1 to the wisp.

    If you sum up all the numbers: 4 mana 3/2 that can give +3/+3

    6/5 for 4 mana. OK

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    • GeorgeK
      April 9, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      “IF” and most of the times there are minions on both sides of the field but still good point.

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  5. Xander Raidon
    April 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Can someone explain to me, how does gaining a hat raises ATK by 1? Because the HP part is easy to understand.

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    • Alt3r
      April 9, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Because they look sharp

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    • Soup And Salad
      April 9, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      Are you not familiar with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures and the fan favorite character Robert E. O. Speedwagon?

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    • Ertje
      April 10, 2018 at 1:51 am

      James bond –> From Russia with love –> Oddjob –> Hat +1/+1

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    • CD001
      April 10, 2018 at 5:14 am

      Peaky Blinders…

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  6. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Reverse Mad Hatter; Expect on Minions only.

    It’s too Risky on Arena.

    The only REAL idea I could see this potentially being used are Swarm Decks such as Dude Paladin, but only if you can Risk the Greed. Otherwise, it’s too Risky. Dust it.

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  7. JellyBaby0200
    April 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Can be good for arena, but that’s it kinda creative with the hats and mad hatter and all.
    But could have been better for a legendary.
    I mean hats. Not just giving minions +1/+1

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  8. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    All hail clown RNG fiesta!

    1/5 stars, too costly for a random effect. Best case scenario is if you have a board and your opponent doesn’t. But if your opponent DOESN’T have a board, it’s probably because he’s playing control. So he’ll have a board clear for your buffed minions. This is not good even in Arena because it’s very strange that your opponent doesn’t have a board by Turn 4.

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  9. PanttiAntti
    April 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Mad Bomber’s cousin

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