Pogo-Hopper

Pogo-Hopper Card

Pogo-Hopper is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Rogue Minion Mech card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other Pogo-Hopper you played this game.

Flavor Text

Once you hop, you just can't stop!

Pogo-Hopper Card Review

I have no clue whether this card is viable or not, but it will surely be fun. While it starts slowly, it has synergies with all kinds of Rogue cards. Now the Lab Recruiter reveal makes even more sense – those two have insane combo! Shuffling more copies of Pogo-Hopper into your deck is great. I mean, starting with the third one it’s insane tempo play. 2 mana 5/5, then 7/7, then 9/9 etc. We all know how powerful a big Edwin can be if your opponent has no answer, and this will be like Edwin after Edwin after Edwin. You force your opponent to have so many answers. If you draw well, it should even grow faster than Jade cards.

Now, there are two problems with a deck like that. First of all – you need some way to actually DRAW your first copy of this card. Elven Minstrel can help, but it doesn’t guarantee it. Maybe Witchwood Piper? But then you can’t play any 1-drops, and it can still draw another 2-drop. If you build your entire deck around it, you want to start the chains as quickly as possible. Starting with a 1/1, 3/3 and 5/5 in the late game is not great, the game will often be lost by that point. Another issue is that we still might need some more ways to copy it, because bouncing it is not good. Yes, you can Shadowstep or Youthful Brewmaster it, but all it does is giving it +2/+2. It might be good AFTER your Pogo-Hopper is damaged, so you can also heal it up, but ideally you will want cards that copy, such as Zola the Gorgon or Sonya Shadowdancer (but since it doesn’t have Rush or Charge, it might be difficult to combo them together). Valeera the Hollow is also big, because you can play every Pogo-Hopper twice, doubling the card’s potential. The deck would also be bad against Aggro, but that was always a problem with slower Rogue deck and I don’t think that anything can be done about it. It looks like it will be very difficult to pull off… but people, including me, will definitely try it.

The card can also be slotted into Quest Rogue, but I really don’t think that it will make another comeback after the nerfs. While the card is great after you finish the Quest, it doesn’t really help you finishing it, which is the main issue (because the deck is already powerful after you finish it).

Card rating: My mind is telling me no, but my body… my body is telling me yes. Most likely a 3/10, but I believe and rate it 8/10.

61 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Does anyone think that this card is comparable to Jade Idol for Druid? Or am I just thinking wrong?

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  2. Smaragdptor
    July 27, 2018 at 7:22 am

    DK Valeera, play Lab Recruiter, play copy of Lab Recruiter and target the first one. Now you can have endless Recruiters and endless Hoppers. Seems like a deck I will see from Dane about one month and a half after Boomsday goes live. Endless decks always make me happy.

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  3. Jace
    July 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Looks Like White rabbit Inaba classic spirit monster from yugioh

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  4. CD001
    July 26, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Well …. I was looking for an excuse to craft Sonya Shadowdancer.

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    • Sonntjes
      July 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Well done! You’ve found your excuse.

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  5. Pindead
    July 26, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Looks hard to play against aggro. But thé sustain of zilliax could makethe deck competitve

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  6. sinssino
    July 25, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    WOW! this card is amazing especially with lab recruiter this will 100% be a great deck to play for rouge easy 5 stars this expansion has some nutty cards.

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  7. to
    July 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Hmmm a jade like rouge Inc…

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  8. Brian
    July 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Play this card late game and add 3 copies to your deck. Crazy hilarious and fun (until I run into a ton on the ladder). Great card

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  9. vasalu
    July 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    And guys stop saying about quest rogue. Pogo-hopper is not a good card for quest rogue

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  10. vasalu
    July 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    As a rogue player, when i first read the card i smiled but now when i think about it more i believe that not only pogo-hopper rogue would be competitive but a nerf for the card would be around the corner.

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    • UkuleleLover
      July 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Totally agree

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  11. Zulda
    July 25, 2018 at 11:07 am

    What May Seem Like An Amazing Card To Put In Quest Rouge is actually not as I don’t think the +2/+2 effect works with quest wording, as it says your minions are 4/4 permanently as it can’t be silenced off and I’m Pretty is after all buffs. idk Someone with more hs knowledge clarify.

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    • hah
      July 25, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      no. have you ever played Edwin after finished quest…. its like you give your 4/4 minion +4 attack with spell… he will and MUST gain buff… 🙂

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  12. Jed
    July 25, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Boing
    B oing
    BOING
    B O I N G
    I love the smell of win conditions in the morning
    Looks like fun! More fun than jades at least
    4.5/5

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    • TheOnslaught
      July 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Harder to play than jades, that’s for sure. The outcome might be similar but you will need higher skill to pull it off.

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      • Jed
        July 25, 2018 at 11:50 pm

        *Manical laughing from person who has done almost nothing but tinker with rogue decks for 3 years*

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  13. minti
    July 25, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Hello infinite murloc. I still wanted the card to be murloc though :D. But there are cards liek belefull banker zola, pandas and tons of things you run in a quest rogue anyway.Hopefully this time without the quest since it kinda makes your minions 4/4s.I so hate rogue quest. I am super envious fro mwhen un’goro was erleased. I told myself hey quest priest and N’zoth would be great. AAAAnd one year later i am still wrong. And the quest rogue was a one legendary deck that totally beat the crap out of me. And this deck is spiking trough the roof. Unlike the other quests that are too hard to quest out.
    Anyway a nice idea or rogues. You get a deck full of rabits and spiders. Go draw it 😀 Aparently you want to magnetize those little buggers as much as posible and with a little magnetic lifesteal you have the typical rogue infinite value epic sustain deck. Not shure why rogues get tons of cards with more than 10 health and lifesteal. Are they rogues or vampires.
    Another overpowered card for rogue congrats. Not like they needed this anyway. Last time i played mill rogue on Wild they mill your deck for less than 8 turns anyway. The legendary spell is not even nessesary. There are coldlight oracles there. Not shure if the legendary spel lwill be that much legendary.

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  14. DeadlyPants
    July 25, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I’m going to play Pogochamp Rogue, whether it’s good or not. Watch out.

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    • Jason
      July 25, 2018 at 9:47 am

      XD

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  15. OMEGALUL
    July 25, 2018 at 9:15 am

    LUL ROGUE LUL ONLY FUN DECK IS WITH GADGETZAN AUCTIONS ROFLCOPTER LUL

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  16. nickus
    July 25, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I am curious how does magnetized hopper work with lab recruiter. Take zilia for instance: infinite rush, lifesteal, taunt, divine shield hoppers for 9 mana?

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    • hah
      July 25, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      go to blizzard site and read new changes. copy of a card now should keep all buffs..now if you coppy rogue legendary weapon 20/3 with lifesteal you will gain 20/3 copy of weapon not 1/3 like it was till now 🙂 but just go on their site and read because i could be wrong xD

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      • Daweed
        July 30, 2018 at 12:36 pm

        I am pretty sure they don’t get the buff. The weapon you mentioned clearly sais that it keeps all buffs and shuffles in the deck.So no, they don’t keep the buff

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        • Daweed
          July 30, 2018 at 12:37 pm

          Or you are just trolling

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  17. Helioshadow
    July 25, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Interesting card. I like it. Reminds me of card-specific synergies in MTG.

    Has some really fun synergies in Rogue specifically, even outside of Shadowstep (which is a bit lackluster in synergy with Pogo-Hopper when compared to, say, Edwin or Quest). I can’t wait to try out a Pogo-Hopper deck with Lab Recruiter for the infinite streak with 2x LR along with Myra’s to hyper-accelerate the game into the infinite combo faster. In faaaact… gimme a sec to theorycraft another deck x3

    Quest Rogue’s a bit of a weird deck to play it in, but it’s kinda understandable. Technically, it does work, since the battlecry triggers AFTER the 4/4 is applied, giving it effectively +3/+3 on top of the base effect. If Quest Rogue comes to a slower more control-ish core, then I can see this being insane with getting to huge stats somewhat early. But as the current iteration which focuses on chargers to finish the game quickly, I don’t really know.

    Not so sure it’d fit in a mech deck tho. It’s pretty bad without any synergies (a 2-mana 1/1 and 2-mana 3/3 aren’t really spectacular to say the least). And playing card to complement specifically Pogo-Hopper de-consistencizes the deck.

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    • Fluffy
      July 25, 2018 at 9:06 am

      It is sad that compared to jades, this one can be silenced or devolved. On the other hand sap/banish aren’t working very well.

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  18. GlosuuLang
    July 25, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Did you miss Jades in Standard? I certainly didn’t. Now, this is obviously different, and I think I like it. First, Jades got out of hand in the mid-game already, once you played two cards that summoned them, the rest of the Jade cards packed insane value. Then we had fatigue insurance and infinite value in a class (Druid) which had outstanding defensive tools. In this case, this will only be threatening in the later stages of the game, and it’s a value tool for Rogue, a class which has never been good at outvalueing opponents. Obviously, we got two great cards to make this work (Myra’s Unstable Element and the Gang Up 3/2 minion), and here we have the win condition to that possible deck archetype. As a Rogue fan, I’m glad that we are getting new tools to try other archetypes apart from Tempo and Miracle (Burgle is fun but far from competitive). It’s an archetype were the DK Hero card can shine, and I’m super happy for that. I do believe this new deck can be somehow competitive, maybe T3? It could be stronger, but right now the deck depends on getting Myra’s Unstable Element quickly enough, and right now that’s no guarantee. Also, will it be stronger than the fringe Malygos Rogue combo deck that we already have? That deck got a considerable boost with Myra’s Unstable Element, and will have a similar style of play than a deck with this card here. Anyway, I’m saying 4/5 stars for this card in Constructed, 1/5 stars in Arena (unless you somehow craft 3+ of these cards in Arena).

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  19. TNTOutburst
    July 25, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Step 1- draw all of deck with myra’s unstable element
    Step 2- Lab recruiter a pogo-hopper and lab recruiter
    Step 3- draw cards and get giant pogo-hopers

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    • Thrombin
      July 25, 2018 at 8:27 am

      You’ll need to have kept some card draw, though. 1 pogo-hopper or lab recruiter per round is going to be too slow to snowball much!

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      • TNTOutburst
        July 25, 2018 at 8:34 am

        Maybe shuffle 3 pogos into your deck before you draw your deck so you get like 2-3 in hand

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    • Piterno
      July 25, 2018 at 9:06 am

      You want both Lab Recruiters so you can get them in the deck too, or Valeera them

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  20. Tsavizard
    July 25, 2018 at 8:05 am

    So this + Elven Minstrel or Witchwood Piper + Lab Recruiter with DK Valeera and go infinite in hopper size + no fatigue?

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  21. Nickname23
    July 25, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Would you shuffle this or Faldorei Strider back into your deck?
    I think Faldorei, because it shuffles 3 4/4 spiders into your deck by itself, which pop out for free and cycle itself, and doesn’t necesessarily need the shuffle to be good as a curve play.
    Nevertheless, Pogo-Hoppor is a powerful late game strategy, when the set up is done and can be a “meme-deck”, that will win some matchups here and there.

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    • Nickname23
      July 25, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Together with the reveal of Lab Recruiter this is an easy 4/5 in my books.

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      • Fluffy
        July 25, 2018 at 9:09 am

        And Valeera, this is one of the decks why they sent a murloc to the hall of fame.

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        • Nickname23
          July 25, 2018 at 9:25 am

          Yeah, true, and I’ve been very sad when that happened because of DMH Warrior. But I guess it was the right decision after all.

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  22. CAG
    July 25, 2018 at 7:49 am

    This just makes me think of the things people pulled of with infinite murlocs in the arena of time

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  23. DukeStarswisher
    July 25, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Quest rogue buff. Or at least people will try to experiment with it. I know I will…

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    • OlafBiggles
      July 25, 2018 at 7:54 am

      This won’t buff quest rogue. This will be an alternative to it.

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      • Swayer
        July 25, 2018 at 8:04 am

        Well quest dose lock the minions to 4/4, but buffs they recive still apply after. And if I want to play many duplicates of a minion this would be it.
        Let’s say you play this cute guy 5 times, then number six that I play will be a 4/4 minion that will recive a 12/12+ buff when played… and then it goes on from there.

        Also In wild I can easy have 12 more of these tossed in my deck (standar atleast six should be possible) and with DK rouge I can play two of one each turn.

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  24. Piterno
    July 25, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Pogo, Lab recruiter, Labrecruiter the lab recruiter, and then you’ve basically got a 4 mana jade idol that has fandral on the board

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  25. Sine
    July 25, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Bunnyhoppor getting his Card for winning Summer Championship? haha

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  26. Bear300
    July 25, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I can imagine a deck with it, mimic pod, lab recruiter, and myra.For devastating snowball.4/5

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    • Jirwin
      July 25, 2018 at 8:08 am

      youd have to be insanely lucky to pull that off before turn 6 and turn 6 snowball isnt that great

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  27. Orasha
    July 25, 2018 at 7:27 am

    How does this interact with the Quest global buff? Would it be a 4/4 that gained the extra stats, or would it just be a 4/4?

    I’m also sure there’ll be some meme decks where you destroy your deck with Myra’s and fill it with Pogo-Hoppers thanks to Lab Recruiter. Maybe it’ll suck, or maybe it’ll be just as annoying as Jade Druid with Jade Idols.

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    • Wikator
      July 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

      I’m 90% sure that it will be 4/4 and +2/+2 for each pogo-hopper you played.

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    • JanseBasse
      July 25, 2018 at 7:31 am

      The Crystal Core reads “For the rest of the game, your minions are 4/4.” so I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t gain extra stats but just always be 4/4.

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      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        July 25, 2018 at 7:33 am

        Battlecries apply AFTER the Quest. Edwin VanCleef was briefly played in the Quest Rogue back in Un’Goro and it obviously worked.

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    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 25, 2018 at 7:33 am

      The buff will apply AFTER changing it to 4/4. So the first one would be 4/4, second 6/6, third 8/8 etc.

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      • Orasha
        July 25, 2018 at 7:46 am

        Well that makes this a lot more interesting… I wonder if QR will have space for this. Definitely something to try out though.

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  28. Sinitar
    July 25, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Canser.

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  29. Soup And Salad
    July 25, 2018 at 7:19 am

    This is certainly a cute idea and the closest thing to Infinite Murloc from the Tavern’s of Time arena event. With Lab Recruiter, Elvin Minstral, Shadow Step, and Gang Up in Wild this can become the center of a deck.

    As is though, I don’t really think such a deck idea would work with the card pool currently avalible. The initial tempo loss created by playing a two mana 1/1 can be too great against faster decks generally and such a strategy leans towards a control style of game play, something rogues have struggle with since the rotation of Antique Healbot. Perhaps this’ll become part of Kinesband Rogue, but otherwise it might not find a home.

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    • DukeStarswisher
      July 25, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Definitely could be the keystone card of a control rogue. I agree. I would not be surprised if a new hopper rogue archetype was created in wild.

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  30. Wikator
    July 25, 2018 at 7:09 am

    For quest?

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    • JanseBasse
      July 25, 2018 at 7:26 am

      I don’t think this will be ideal for Quest Rogue. The third Pogo-Hopper will be a 5/5 at which point your quest reward will make minions smaller.

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      • Wikator
        July 25, 2018 at 7:28 am

        But if you will play it AFTER you played crystal core, this will be 4/4 Plus +2/+2 for each pogo-hopper you played.

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      • Viggie
        July 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

        But since it’s a battlecry, won’t it apply the buffs on the 4/4 body?

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      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        July 25, 2018 at 7:34 am

        It won’t make them smaller, Battlecries are triggered after the Quest turns a minion into a 4/4.

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  31. KLGamet
    July 25, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Jade Rogue but it sucks

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  32. Ayyyy
    July 25, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Meme decks incoming!

    Reply

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