Play Dead is a 1 Mana Cost Common Hunter Spell card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!
Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle.
Flavor TextHe's a very literal dog.
- Mana Cost: 1
- Crafting Cost: 40 / 400 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 5 / 50 (Golden)
- Rarity: Common
- Class: Hunter
- Card Type: Spell
- Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
- Mechanics: Deathrattle
For 1 mana, this card can do anything.
It can draw a card (Bloodmage/Loot Hoarder)
It can summon tokens (Every single Hunter Deathrattle)
It can even clear a board (Exploding Bloatbat)
For 1 mana, it bring alot of versatility to to the table.
8/10. really nice design, and AWESOME artwork
Why has it same rating with Terrorscale Stalker? Last one is better, but we never saw this card in ranked.
Play Dead have so little value as for one card in any ranked deck.
Really, this doesn’t seem like a bad card: Play Grandmother on 2 mana, and on 3 you can play Play Dead and throw out a Razormaw for Adapt on the 1/1. That’s a pretty sweet tempo play, way better than just playing Terrorscale.
The problem is, you’re going to have to sacrifice Hunter’s Mark for it. If your Midrange doesn’t run Hunter’s Mark, you can probably squeeze it in, but that depends on your deck.
I wouldn’t underestimate this card, especially if Hunters get better Deathrattles. Maybe the cheap mana cost will be enough to make it good.
I’m actually optimistic about this card. Looking at hunter Deathrattles, it has access to:
– Deal 1 damage to a random enemy (< 1 mana)
– Summon a 3/2 (2 mana)
– Summon two 2/2 hyenas (3 mana)
– Summon two 1/1 spiders (1 mana)
– Give a random minion in your hand +2/+2 (1 mana? Ish? Less? I dunno, let's skip this one)
– Shuffle a 4/3 Raptor into your deck (probably <1 mana)
– Summon 1/1 equal to this minion's attack (usually 2, so 1 mana)
– Summon a random beast that died this game (<1 mana – 6 mana, realistically)
And noteworthy neutral deathrattles include:
– Draw a card (1.5 mana)
– Summon a 2/2 slime (1 mana)
– Summon a 5/5 (4 mana)
– Summon a 4/5 (3-4 mana)
– Deal 5 damage to your hero (50 mana best effect NA)
I also think there are some sick Moat Lurker plays you can make with this thing. (Hit with Highmane, Moat Lurker Highmane, get two 2/2s, Play Dead Moat Lurker, get Highmane back and get another Highmane when Moat Lurker dies. It even curves out).
Will Deathrattle Hunter become a thing? Maybe… but probably not. That being said, it doesn't appear to be difficult to get value from this thing, so it does have potential in my book.
ayyy, the new key card for my wild sylvannas deck
Wow, 5 dust.
Nah, I’ll play it in a gimmick N’zoth DK Control Hunter deck against the Inkeeper for four months.
Y’all have fun with the actually good classes.
Its art alone worth three stars.
And the name another star, the effect another. Good card and fun desing
When a card goes from a legendary (princess huhuran), to a rare (terrorscale stalker), and finally, to a 1 mana common spell, you know for a fact, blizzard f***ed up somewhere
this card is easier to combo with
It’s trash. Feign death was 2 mana trigger All deathrattles and there was way better deathrattle minions in play. It never saw standard.
Ehhh I don’t know about that.
I definitely see your point, but you have to consider the possibility of summoning 2 2/2 Hyenas or a 4/5 or drawing a card for 1 Mana.
That’s still pretty good imo
But not enough value for how hunter already has a lot of 1 drops and still no card draw :/
And the quest priest gets a 9 mana deathrattle, ok.
Ffs, hunter was strong enough.
Hunter is pretty bad atm.
And yet it’s almost all I play against in ranked! Wtf?
what kind of ranked are you playing? lmao “almost all i play against”.
rank 24…..it’s really hard to get past that
The perfect card to copy from a hunter deck as a priest. turn 10 you get a 4/8 with battle cry destroy a minion.
probably won’t happen that often
This card looks like alot of value for one mana but not enough to justify a card slot i think. If hunter would have more access to card draw this might get played but since that’s not the case i think this falls under the same category as binding heal and iron hide. Despite the potential it has i rate it a 2/5 since the card is not bad, its just not good enough i think.
Exactly. Good value, but not good enough to justify a slot. If it was summon a 1/1 and trigger DR, it becomes playable.
Best artwork of the set so far.
I like it too but it’s at the top because Most of the artworks in this expension suck.