Spectral Cutlass is a 4 Mana Cost Epic Rogue Weapon card from the The Witchwood set!
Whenever you play a card from another class, gain +1 Durability.
So sharp it can cut through a spectral tomato!
- Mana Cost: 4
- Attack: 2
- Durability: 2
- Crafting Cost: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 100 / 400 (Golden)
- Rarity: Epic
- Class: Rogue
- Type: Weapon
- Set: The Witchwood
- Mechanics: Lifesteal
Spectral Cutlass Card Review
Blizzard pls. Cards that benefit from playing cards from another class are not good. Rogue does not want to steal random cards from the opponent. Swashburglar, Lotus Agents, Ethereal Peddler, Undercity Huckster and Shaku, the Collector are all rotating out. And if that wasn’t a thing until now, with all of those cards rotating out I can’t see this being a thing either.
Anyway, let’s even assume that there will be more ways to get cards from other classes. Why would you want to use this card? First of all, it’s incredibly slow. You initially pay 4 mana for 2/2 weapon with Lifesteal. To make it better, you need BOTH Attack buffs (because you won’t really do much with a 2 Attack weapon) and cards from different classes to give it more Durability. Realistically it wouldn’t really take off until Turn 6-7 at earliest, and it’s vulnerable to weapon destruction.
The main question is, however, why not just play Kingsbane? Kingsbane + Leeching Poison costs 2 cards, that’s true, but you don’t have to play random cards from your opponent’s deck, it’s faster, it’s not vulnerable to weapon destruction (most of the time), it prevents fatigue in the long run, it works with Doomerang (this would return a BASE copy without buffs), and in case you stack it and you need to use the last charge, you can do it without worrying that you will have to stack your second copy again.
Obsidian Shard is most likely a better card (high tempo, which is great in Rogue), it didn’t see play when there were multiple cards to trigger its effect, AND you can’t even play both in the same deck. I mean, you can, but since you want to keep this alive for as long as possible, Shard will be a dead card most of the time.
Right now the only combo I see is this + Witch's Cauldron, but you basically play 2 bad cards to make this SOMEHOW work.
Unless they decide to print some broken cards that give you stuff from your opponent’s class, you should just play Kingsbane, really.
Card rating: 1/10