Sunscale Raptor

Sunscale Raptor Card

Sunscale Raptor is a 1 Mana Cost Rare Hunter Minion Beast card from the Forged in the Barrens set!

Card Text

Frenzy: Shuffle a Sunscale Raptor into your deck with permanent +2/+1.

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  1. Nephilim99
    March 1, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I shuffle an even larger dino… okay less reliable than jade statue but better than dire mole that did saw play. 1/3 for 1 with an upside, yes please.

  2. LegendaryBot
    February 26, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Im just here for the zombeast synergy 🙂

  3. Benoitballs
    February 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

    I don’t really get the hate for this card. It’s a 1 mana 1/3 Beast, which is great on curve, and then when you top deck it later (after it dies), it’s a 3/4, and then a 4/6, and so on.

    1 mana 1/3s are historically very good in Standard; 1 mana Beasts are generally good in Hunter; a 1/3 Beast in Hunter has always been good, and this is better than previously comparable minions.

    I see zero reason why this isn’t a 4-4.5 star card. Combines with Skill Command well, plus provides early tempo with a lot of value.

    • Benoitballs
      February 25, 2021 at 9:32 am

      EDIT: It goes from 1/3 to 3/4 to 5/5 to 7/6 etc.
      My bad math doesn’t change my evaluation.

    • TallJake26
      March 3, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Mehhhh… I mean, unless we’re getting a new 2 mana synergy kind of beast like Crackling Razormaw this expansion, I don’t think the beast tag is very relevant, at least for turn 1.

      Also, the statline is honestly pretty mediocre. 1/3s aren’t groundbreakingly overpowered anymore, not when you could run battlemage as your 1 drop.

      I guess this would find a decent amount of play in hunter decks in general, but it won’t be as powerful as Dire Mole was back in the day.

  4. Goodwillhawk
    February 21, 2021 at 11:51 am

    I’m about to be controversial. 1 star. I just don’t see the deck that wants to have a 1 mana 1/3 that MAY gain a buff. It’s just wayyy too slow overall and is a worse pogo hopper.

    • Benoitballs
      February 25, 2021 at 9:36 am

      It’s a 1/3 beast which against most classes WILL get the buff. Any hunter deck will probably run this purely because 1 mana 1/3s with upside and tribal tags are usually very good and very versatile.

      The Pogo comp doesn’t fit in my opinion. Pogo was a 1 mana 1/1 that you needed to play other cards to make it big, and it was just too slow to get pogo to work. This card is a standalone card that triggers itself and isn’t meant to be a win condition but just a strong tempo play w/value attached.

  5. EksSkellybur
    February 20, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    I do see Sunscale Raptor to be a good card for something like Hunter. This may even give off a nice reference to Carnassa’s Brood or the Raptor Hatchling back in Un’Goro. It’s a nice 1/3, and I think I can see it being used. Plus, Having this being permanently handbuffed, show potential for meme power Sunscale Raptor could really have.

    4 Stars.

  6. Ginnel
    February 20, 2021 at 4:35 am

    It hasn’t got rush and also it will be harder for it to survive damage as the game goes on.

  7. Jed
    February 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Value hunter, sure

  8. Miendiesen
    February 19, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    This is insane!! Trust me this means tons of hunter builds that run:

    2 x Sunscale Raptor
    2 x Wolpertinger
    2 Scavenger’s Ingenuity

    And no other beasts. This makes Scavenger’s Ingenuity extremely strong. Either 6/6 stars or 3/5 with upside on turn 3.

  9. Fareh
    February 19, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Can the copy trigger the frenzy again? because if thats the case there is no way this is not one of the best 1 drops in HS history

  10. Nope
    February 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Does a 2/4 Raptor shuffle a 3/5 raptor?

    • Nope
      February 19, 2021 at 5:11 pm

      Missed that it would be 3/4 and 5/5 obv.

      • Nope
        February 19, 2021 at 5:13 pm

        Actually didn’t miss it, the early announcement was just inaccurate..