Steeldancer Card

Steeldancer is a 4 Mana Cost Epic Rogue, Warrior Minion card from the Scholomance Academy set!

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Battlecry: Summon a random minion with Cost equal to your weapon's Attack.

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Pretty powerful if you blade your cards right.

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  1. Repellista
    July 23, 2020 at 3:01 am

    Bring back Oil Rogue right now!!!!!

  2. Tuscarora87
    July 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Awkward to play on curve with current weapons. Let’s wait if they print a really good weapon / buff / tutor.

  3. Mirthum
    July 22, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Deadly poison say hi

  4. EksSkellybur
    July 22, 2020 at 9:34 am

    THis is going to be stretch for something Pirate Warrior or Pain Warrrior, or even any of the Galakrond Decks out there (And no, THe Galakrond Warrior Axe counts as a 1 cost minion, becuase although it looks like it’s giving you 4 attack power, the weapon itself is 1 but giving you +3 attack).

    So far, I don’t think we REALLY need Steeldancer, but maybe Galakrond Roug could try it out.

    This Card is a curious one to use, and we don’t know it’s True Potential. It could give you a nice Benefit if you can wait it out, or it won’t do as much.

    And I don’t think Aggro Warrior are able to use SteelDancer either, becuase they want to kill you as possible, and they can only wait for so long on their Arcanite Reaper before they haveto smack you otherwise. So you Really have to think of something like Pirate warrior, or Tempo Warrior. Or even something that has more Control.

    3 Stars; We’ll see if this can make it in the meta or not, but it is an interesting one.

  5. Bisalissy
    July 22, 2020 at 7:30 am

    I think this has potential in Warrior. A 4 Mana 4/4 that summons a random 2 or 3 Mana minion is nice and it can be improved by Greenskin/Upgrade. If Galakrond Warrior comes back, it also can be played after Galakrond for a 5 Mana minion. Also: Reveal Season is far from over, there are probably more weapons on the horizon!

    Rogue will, at least in Standart, have a hard time finding a weapon for this card. Maybe they’ll add something, but it’s not worth running this for your Hero Power.

    • WingedCastaway
      July 22, 2020 at 7:38 am

      Has Galakrond Warrior ever been a thing though?

      I tried. It didn’t work. Never. Heck if I made a Warrior deck without Galakrond, it ended up being stronger almost every time.

      • Bisalissy
        July 22, 2020 at 9:32 am

        It worked in Descent of Dragons before they nerfed Scion of Ruin. And Scion of Ruin was the reason it was strong. I think it will be tough for it to come back.

  6. Zer0w
    July 22, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Arena 3/5
    Standard 2/5
    Wild 0/5

  7. Omnitarian
    July 22, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Seems like decent tempo that’s not TOO hard to activate. Warrior has a lot of competition for his card slots, and with Corsair Cache not providing an attack boost anymore there’s not an ideal weapon to use with this, but he is due for some new weapons this expansion so we’ll see.

    Rogue is looking like the more promising class, it curves with Cutlass and even might bring Waggle Pick back. Deadly Poison is a thing, too. Ah yes and both this minion and the summoned card play nice if you have Bamboozle up.

  8. WingedCastaway
    July 22, 2020 at 6:22 am

    Yes, more Rogue cards! As the self-proclaimed Rogue enthusiast/advocate I am, I always like to review these.

    It seems people have pretty mixed feelings about this. However, I think it really isn’t so bad. Actually, it could even be quite powerful.

    First thing that immediately comes to my mind for Rogues is: it’s 4-mana. Rogue’s had a history of having plenty of 2 and 3-mana cards, but very good few 4-mana options. This is definitely a good point and plays in this card’s favor undoubtedly; had it been 3-mana, it would have had to compete with other excellent options.

    Now, when it comes to the effect, with Rogue you can always trigger it with your Hero Power dagger, it is clearly not the best but I consider it an okay play, considering that a 4/4 + 1-mana minion is probably slightly better and a tad harder to deal with, on average, than a 5/5 is. Best case scenario is playing this on T4, assuming you’ve used HP on T2 or T3, which depending on the deck (I tend to run slower Rogue decks) might not be that uncommon.

    When it comes to actual weapons, the main problem I see is that Rogue currently lacks any “excellent” weapon, or weapon-oriented deck for that matter, that would auto-include this. Rogue currently only has the Classic ones, which are, let’s face it, pretty lackluster. There’s also the Scimitar, but you need at least 4 mana to trigger its combo, meaning you’d have to play this on T5 or later, which would definitely not be bad, but not as good either.

    However I think it is quite likely that Rogue will get at least one new weapon this expansion, especially since this card suggests Rogue and Warrior’s partnership will be weapon-oriented. I think we might get more support.

    On a side note, even if this is definitely not a good play, it’s still “okay” without a weapon, it’s not like it’s 3/3 for 5 mana.

    With the current pool of cards Rogue kinda lacks a good 3-mana weapon that would be perfect with this, but I’m confident we will see at least one new weapon that might just do the trick. I rate it 4 stars, given the right support weapon cards this could be a quite good card.

  9. Skaro
    July 22, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Could potentially see play in an aggro rogue? If you can get the scimitar to be 4 attack on turn 3, drop this and a dread corsair for turn 4 could be game over.
    Aggro rogue only needs a few cards to be viable I’d say with the spymistress available.

  10. Lluadian
    July 22, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Well well this is interesting with current warrior your likely to see it drop 5 cost minion at most on average. For rogue though is trickier but you could see 3 costs dropped through the rogue quest. Or higher if rogue runs the get weapon from another class.

  11. Thraben
    July 22, 2020 at 4:28 am

    I don’t really like weapons in general, I think it’s among the most unhealthy mechanics in the game and while there are lots of tech cards against it, it’s just no fun or interractive.

    This card is pretty awesome though, most of the time you’ll be able to summon at least a 4-cost minion with this. I just hope this won’t create another weapon based deck that is frustrating to play against

  12. Defner
    July 22, 2020 at 3:50 am

    I love this design. Might not be enough for current power creep meta to be usable, but is awesome old time tempo card.

  13. Chookey
    July 22, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Could be fun in wild with kingsbane or spectral cutlass, and I’m intrigued to see what support rogue gets in terms of new weapons in standard