Necromechanic

Necromechanic Card

Necromechanic is a 4 Mana Cost Epic Hunter Minion card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Your Deathrattles trigger twice.

Flavor Text

If at first you don't succeed, die, die again.

Necromechanic Card Review

This card has a lot of potential, but it feels a bit too slow for the current Deathrattle Hunter decks. Because of the rather weak stats (3/6 for 5 is not good), you don’t really want to drop it on the curve. You want to drop it on the same turn you’re triggering a Deathrattle

In most of the decks, Carnivorous Cube seems better, and you can’t really run both. I mean, technically you can, but Deathrattle Hunter decks already have strong mid-late game shenanigans so it just feels unnecessary. Maybe as an one-of, to make those shenanigans even better. Like if you stick a Cube, then play this + Play Dead, basically no matter what you’ve eaten, this play is going to be massive.

But maybe it has a place in something like Bomb Hunter? There are lots of ways to summon and activate Goblin Bombs, so if you stick a few on the board, this can be a massive burst card. Hard to say, the card has some potential, but might end up like Corpse Widow, good on paper but too slow in reality.

Card rating: 6/10

21 Comments

  1. CD001
    August 3, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Although, I suspect, a Goblin Bomb deck is going to be absolutely terrible – it does have 2 advantages, this and Fireworks Tech, plus the fact that you’ll probably not be too disappointed when you get Leokk.

    Chuck in some Lepers and you could kill your opponent with nothing other than deathrattle effects.

    • Soxaldinho
      August 4, 2018 at 5:50 am

      Turn 5: Necromechanic
      Turn 6: Cube (the NM), played as the cube
      Turn 7: Boommaster flark
      Turn 8: any player any DR triggers plus Void ripper!
      Dream scenario maybe, but humourous

      • Soxaldinho
        August 4, 2018 at 5:57 am

        *playdead the cube

      • Gobi
        August 6, 2018 at 12:44 am

        Takes up to many minion slots to work. Youd have to kill the cube instead of play dead it and kill flark to drop void ripper. It would however be epic to watch if it did work.

  2. Dillz
    August 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    You could say they are thinking outside the cube.

  3. Initial dee
    August 2, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Deja Vu, I’ve just seen this card before, lower on the cost…

  4. Jsdh
    August 1, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    In any situation where you would play this and play dead, cube play dead is simply better

    • Killy
      August 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      Not if you have 2 triggers for deathrattle to play with this, than it is better than cube in some cases. I guess in those situations you are winning anyway most of the time but it is not simply a worse effect but a different one.

  5. JKoala
    August 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Great potential but slow. Slow greedy cards use to be inconsistent.

  6. Danyar
    August 1, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Way too janky at 5 Mana. Pure win more card.

  7. Mrthejazz
    August 1, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Oh dear God death rattle Hunter is terrifying now.

  8. Nickname23
    August 1, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Blowout potentential for this card: 5/5.
    Could be a bit win-more-ish, though.

  9. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Welcome back baron

    3.8/5

    • Shadow Fairy
      August 1, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Way better than Baron. +2/-1 makes it so the opponent has to sacrifice board most of the time to clear this, and even then you can just smack down the second one, due to this being epic

  10. OlafBiggles
    August 1, 2018 at 11:07 am

    And what about spiritsinger umbra?

    • Mockingstuffs
      August 1, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      This is different from Umbra. Umbra triggers a minion’s deathrattles as that minion is summoned. This card only care about trigger a deathrattles again.
      For example, if you summon Loot Hoarder while having Umbra, Umbra will trigger Loot Hoarder’s deathrattles and you will draw a card immediately. On the other hand, Necromechanic will not give you any card for summoning Loot Hoarder. However, if Hoarder’s deathrattles is triggered (by dying for example), you will draw two cards.

      • Gobi
        August 6, 2018 at 12:47 am

        But if you have this and umbra on the board and drop loot hoarder you draw two cards imediatly then again when it dies.

        • Mockingstuffs
          August 7, 2018 at 3:07 am

          Agree, this and umbra will give two cards for dropping a hoarder, and two more when hoarder dies, result in four cards.
          Nercomechanic is kinda similar to Baron, but with extra cost for extra values. Baron only triggers the deathrattles when the minion dies. On the other hand, this will trigger the effect once more time, despite how the first one was triggered.
          Fun card i would say.

  11. OlafBiggles
    August 1, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Does this also work with play dead?

    • Jansuko
      August 1, 2018 at 11:11 am

      yeah it works with it

    • Fiery
      August 2, 2018 at 1:04 am

      That’s nuts because you can deal crap ton of damage or flood your board lol.

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