Soup Vendor

Soup Vendor Card

Soup Vendor is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Neutral Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Whenever you restore 3 or more Health to your hero, draw a card.

Flavor Text

Fresh from the floor of the arena!

Soup Vendor Card Review

It’s an interesting effect, but I don’t think that it will make cut. Most importantly, healing for 3 in this case means healing for 3 at once. If you heal for 2 and then for 2 on the same turn, it won’t trigger. If you play Healing Rain, it won’t draw 4 cards, since Rain heals for 1 at the time.

There are two issues with this card. First, the stat line. It’s okay for a 1/4 that draws a card, but the thing is that it doesn’t draw a card immediately. If you drop it on T2, it needs to survive until at least another turn to do it, so it’s not really a 2-drop – it’s more of a mid/late game card to combo with healing immediately. Another thing is that 3+ healing cards are not THAT common, a lot of the effects actually heal for 2, which is obviously not going to cut it. And finally, in order for this card to really start getting value, you need to trigger its effect twice (otherwise just playing Loot Hoarder won’t be much worse, since those stats are kind of meaningless in the mid/late game anyway), and that’s again not easy due to the lack of 3+ healing effects as well as the weak stats of this minion.

I honestly think that there are more reliable ways to draw cards, not to mention that those heal-oriented decks might not necessarily need to draw that much in the first place anyway.

It seems okay-ish in something like Heal Paladin, but I don’t think I would actually put it in there. No guaranteed pay-off and pretty situational card draw.

Card rating: 3/10

13 Comments

  1. Flashlight
    November 23, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Looks solid for Kingsbane rogue

    Reply
  2. Ruhzi
    November 22, 2018 at 11:55 am

    would have been good in odd priest, but this is a 2 cost minion

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  3. Varga Ádám
    November 21, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    This + Priest of the feast…

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    • Liam Davies
      November 22, 2018 at 12:27 am

      They definitely know each other irl. Probably worked together at some point.

      Reply
  4. Jed
    November 21, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I’m very hungry

    Reply
  5. brandon
    November 21, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    will pay good money if the death cry for this card is NO SOUP FOR YOU!!

    Reply
    • Liam Davies
      November 22, 2018 at 12:23 am

      Can relate

      Reply
  6. Scarecrow72
    November 21, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I really like this card, I think can be an option in this Midrange or Control Healing Paladin and also can come out with Call to Arms.

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  7. Soup And Salad
    November 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    The statline of Soup Vendor is good enough to remain on the board for at least a couple turns when played on curve. It’s effect is obviously meant to be used in the healing based midrange/control Paladin deck that the recent reveals want to be played in.

    However, the effect is slow and doesn’t stack to turn Lay on Hands into “Heal 8, Draw 5,” or anything stupidly decent like that.

    If Healing Midrange Paladin works out then this should see some amount of play there, but only some.

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  8. The questioning?
    November 21, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I get that if I heal 8 mana it will only draw one card, but what if I use healing wave. i wonder if it will draw for every third heal point that is restored to my hero.

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    • Daniel
      November 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      I assume not. And the card has the wrong cost for an odd priest.

      Reply
      • SkywardStryk
        November 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm

        Hey that’s what Tanglefur Mystic is for bro

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    • Luna
      November 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Likely not, I assume it needs to be 3 or more all at once, so a healing rain wouldn’t accumulate and a healing wave would apply all at once.

      Reply

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