Sightless Watcher

Sightless Watcher Card

Sightless Watcher is a 2 Mana Cost Free Demon Hunter Minion Demon card from the Basic set!

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Battlecry: Look at 3 cards in your deck. Choose one to put on top.

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What he lacks in sight, he makes up for in sleight-of-tentacle tricks.

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16 Comments

  1. WhipWhap
    April 25, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    AMAZING card for Demon Hunter. It seems like some people think it’s bad compared to Tracking because it won’t give you the card that turn, but that can sometimes be beneficial for Demon Hunter cards with the outcast keyword. 5/5.

  2. TardisGreen
    March 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Comparisons with Tracking are just outright silly. Tracking gives you the card immediately. This card will see no play.

    • Lord of Flames1
      March 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      I agree, there are so many better turn two plays for demon hunter than just prepping for your next draw, and it doesn’t give you the card right away like tracking does. Definitely will not see play.

  3. THJester
    March 29, 2020 at 11:27 am

    To add to my earlier comment on why this card’s likely very overrated, Firebat’s highlander demon hunter deck that wrecked everyone during the streamer’s test day didn’t run sightless watcher, and he ran 26 different demon hunter cards.

  4. Lluadian
    March 25, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Perfect card for combining with the outcasts since you can search for one to put on top or delay top decking one before you would have the Mana to take advantage. Also helps for if just short of having your win condition card.

  5. EksSkellybur
    March 25, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Tracking + Added Minion = 5 Stars.

  6. Wondershot
    March 25, 2020 at 8:28 am

    This could let you topdeck your outcasts. Those are generally cheap, right?

  7. Sparkz
    March 24, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    And now I wait for hearthstone’s version of scry from mtg to arrive…
    “Scry [x] is a keyword action that allows a player to look at [x] number of cards from the top of his or her library and put them on the bottom of the library or back on top in any order.”

  8. THJester
    March 24, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I’m trying to think how it would actually be used in game and it already seems massively overrated at its 4.9/5 rating. You aren’t drawing a card – you get to put one of three random cards on top of your deck. So how would this deck play out based on the situations people would play it?

    1. You are able to top deck the right situational card the next turn:
    So let’s say – as an example – your opponent’s board state is a bunch of 1/1s, and one of the three cards you get to choose from is AOE removal, so you choose that AOE removal spell. Then your opponent has their turn and plays sea giant, and with the changed board state, it turns out you actually would much rather have single minion removal than the AOE removal. Even if you are able to get the right situational card randomly out of the three selected, it doesn’t mean it will be what you need the next turn because your opponent will still have an additional turn.

    2. You want your best cards
    Many deck win-rates will come down to whether or not you are able to play your most powerful cards. So I play this card hoping to get one of my best cards on top. But what if you don’t get one of your best cards as one of the three random cards to choose from? Well that means all Sightless Watcher did was delay how long it takes for you to get to one of your best cards. If you had Prince Keleseth in your deck, this would give you an additional percentage chance of getting Keleseth early in the game. But very few decks have that massive of a win percentage swing based off a card like Keleseth.

    3. You want a combo piece
    So you get one of three random cards from your deck to be placed on top. This can be highly efficient near end of game, but even if you have 10 cards left there is only a 30% chance of being one of the cards you can choose from. And if you get anything other than a combo piece, you are again delaying how long it takes to draw it.

    4. Helps fill out curve in early game
    If I play it on 2, I’m much more likely to be able to spend 3 mana on 3 and 4 mana on 4. Also makes it more likely I find the right early game synergy. But how much is this actually adding to my ability to play on curve? There is going to be a mathematical answer to this, but the combination of A.) it being a 3/2 and B.) you could get a meh choice for next turn top deck makes me wonder if there is even enough benefits for the downside.

    It is a neat mechanic, but it doesn’t actually draw any cards, and there is no guaranteed what those three cards will be – and any time you get a meh choice, it delays you getting to what you would actually want to draw. Tracking is great because you draw a card for 1 mana, and you thin your deck so you can get closer to the cards you want to play. Shadow Visions gave you a choice of 3 spells from your deck, and the one you chose it created an additional copy which was added to your hand. Sightless Watcher only gives you a chance of getting the card you want, and unless that card has draw, it doesn’t speed up your ability to go through your deck. If a card like Keleseth is released, or highlander mechanic works well in demon hunter with multiple highlander-type cards, I might change my mind, but for now, I’m very skeptical of this card and its 4.9 rating. And if it is good, it will be for the early game curve.

    2/5

    • Orasha
      March 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      I think it’s more relevant in Demon Hunter then in other classes thanks to Outcast, but it does seem a bit overrated. Then again, it’s giving targeted draw for no stat loss so it could be fine. This is definitely one that needs to be played to ascertain it’s real power level.

  9. Kamel
    March 24, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Kripp: “my enemy always top deck!” won’t apply anymore…

  10. Tromblon
    March 24, 2020 at 10:28 am

    This is one of the best hs cards…

  11. Sonriks6
    March 24, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Nice effect, top decking a card should be good..

  12. Droqqa
    March 24, 2020 at 10:21 am

    I have been wanting a card like this for a long time. Opens up a ton of possibilities for combo decks. 5 stars.

  13. DeadlyBlinke
    March 24, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Not much to argue about here 5 stars.