Pyromaniac

Pyromaniac Card

Pyromaniac is a 3 Mana Cost Rare Mage Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Whenever your Hero Power kills a minion, draw a card.

Flavor Text

She prefers “Flammably Inclined.”

Pyromaniac Card Review

Let’s start off with the fact that this card is absolutely nuts in Arena. 3/4 are premium stats for a 3-drop and you would play a 3 mana 3/4 without any effect, period. Anything extra is a nice bonus, and in this case the bonus is REALLY nice. You use your Hero Power to finish off minions quite often, and if you can draw an extra card sometimes, it makes the card even better. Especially after Turn 5, when you can play this + Hero Power on the same turn.

But since we’re rating cards for Constructed, I’m no longer THAT optimistic. It doesn’t really fit into the regular Mage decks. Tempo Mage would like the 3/4 body, but it doesn’t like pinging minions that much. Plus it has some better draw options, such as Stargazer Luna or Aluneth. On the other hand, slower Mage decks don’t really need card draw as it is. It has nice Frost Lich Jaina synergy, but once you’re that late into the game, you rarely need or even want to draw.

However, this card would be amazing in Odd Mage. It’s mostly a Midrange/Tempo deck, but it actually wants to Hero Power, since it deals 2 damage instead of just pinging. 3/4 stats are solid, and drawing a single card from it should be pretty easy (with a possibility for more, of course).

Odd Mage would need a lot more support to be viable, but it’s a good start, actually. I don’t see how it would work in other Mage decks, though.

Card rating: 8/10 in Odd Mage, but Odd Mage will probably be bad anyway… 3/10 for other decks

Pyromaniac Full Card Art

Pyromaniac Full Art

12 Comments

  1. miedek
    November 28, 2018 at 5:14 am

    I was asking for a card like this since TGT… you know, the Hero Power themed expansion. Does anyone still remember it?

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  2. Grimm1605
    November 10, 2018 at 2:11 am

    I’m happy a card like this is a thing. For mage it’s a gateway for a few different deck types it doesn’t make or break any archetype but it does help encourage players to try stuff like odd mage. Control /midrange so never know could be a go too card for many decks or a niche card. Time to tell

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  3. Nickname23
    November 3, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I’D definitely play the spell damage cat over this in Odd Mage…

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    • DukeStarswisher
      November 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      I mean you would want to run both in Odd mage. But yes, on curve cat is definitely the better play.

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  4. NIGHTxBLADE
    November 3, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Vanila and nothing more

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  5. Soup And Salad
    November 2, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    It’s fine on curve, and if it lives, it’ll probably draw a couple cards.

    I doubt it’ll be that great in constructed, but it should be an Arena all star, especially against Paladin.

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  6. TheRealBaker
    November 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Ohhhh. Odd mage. Well, no thank you.
    Tbh, this card could see some play in odd mage , but I just see it there and if they don’t push that archetype enough it is gonna be trash. Mage needs better epic cards than this one, that is for sure.

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  7. Piterno
    November 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Big Spell Mage card to draw while you’re getting water elementals at least until Jaina rotates out. 3 mana 3/4 is good, and some sort of odd mage would run it.

    4/5

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  8. Omnitarian
    November 2, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Similar to Coldwraith, but the ability is easier to activate and you can pull multiple cards if you’re lucky enough. Sounds good to me.

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  9. Xalik
    November 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    A few more months until Jaina rotates out… ping kill = free water elemental + card draw

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  10. SirSalt
    November 2, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I look at this and think Odd Mage? Having a better hero power ping combined with this makes for strong tempo

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  11. Jed
    November 2, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Do you like to play with….
    Wait

    3.7/5

    Reply

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