Swinetusk Shank

Swinetusk Shank Card

Swinetusk Shank is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Rogue Weapon card from the Forged in the Barrens set!

Card Text

After you play a Poison, gain +1 Durability.

Flavor Text

Comes with a rack of ribs!

Cards Relating to Swinetusk Shank

Deadly Poison
Type: Spell - Cost: 1
Give your weapon +2 Attack.
Leeching Poison
Type: Spell - Cost: 1
Give your weapon Lifesteal this turn.
Nitroboost Poison
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Give a minion +2 Attack. Corrupt: And your weapon.
Paralytic Poison
Type: Spell - Cost: 1
Give your weapon +1 Attack and "Your hero is Immune while attacking."
Silverleaf Poison
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Give your weapon "After your hero attacks, draw a card."

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12 Comments

  1. DanzTheDeadly
    March 21, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Self-sharpening sword >>> this

    3 stars, kinda weak.

    • DanzTheDeadly
      March 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Even new Assasins blade >>> this.

      With deadly poison this is 4/3, with deadly poison assasins blade is 4/5

  2. TallJake26
    March 20, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Decentttt weapon, I guess? The question is why in the world would you play this over self-sharpening sword, which can pump out 10 damage total on its own, while this can only pump out 4 damage.

    In addition, despite the poison synergy swinetusk has, self-sharpening sword actually has even better synergy with weapon buffs.

    If you played a Deadly Poison on swinetusk, it’d turn into a 4/3 that could pump out 12 damage total. But if you played deadly poison on self-sharpening sword, it’d turn into a 3/4 that increments in damage, pumping out 18 damage in total.

    So honestly, if they don’t nerf self-sharpening sword this card will never see play.

    • Reinan
      March 20, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      The answer for your question is very simple, there is a world when Rogue doens’t care as much as just point everything to the opponent’s face and the Durability (specially with immunity) is more valuable than + attack.

      Looks like the upcoming meta is a lot more focused on the board interaction and the current Rogue deck we know is very bad at this, they want to interact with your face only. So keep that in mind, there is high potential for this weapon believe you or not.

      • TallJake26
        March 21, 2021 at 4:00 am

        Well, self sharpening sword starts out with 4 durability while this starts out with 2 durability, so you’d need to drop two full poisons onto swinetusk for it to match self sharpening sword in durability.

  3. Scarecrow72
    March 20, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Can this be a replacement for self-sharpening dagger in aggro rogue? I don’t think so, but still a decent weapon

  4. ReeceGamingx
    March 20, 2021 at 10:47 am

    This is where I get ‘confused’..
    Why not just add potion as a spell type. I know it doesn’t really fit into the wow lore with spell schools, but the game could easily be cleaned up. Poisons, potions, librams etc. etc.

    • Irish Seadog
      March 22, 2021 at 2:35 am

      Essentially because “poisons” and “librams” would be far too narrow to bother with, both in terms of the number of synergies and the number of cards. Additionally, such cards already fall into the established spell schools anyway.

  5. EksSkellybur
    March 20, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Update: It says here it’s saying Poisons, like Deadly Poison and such.

    Yeeeah, I don’t know exactly, though Paralytic Poison is going to be very interesting. I actually think you can use both this and Self-Sharping Sword.

    Poor Assassin’s Blade. Okay, never mind, 5 stars then.

  6. EksSkellybur
    March 20, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I think this is a Poison in general? Maybe with both as a Poison minion or Posious weapon?

    If so then I can see this being used for a Secret Rouge Idea. 4 Stars, yeah sure, but Rouge isn’t really made for Attacking Minions with her own face, so… There’s only so much ROuge can do with this blade, especially since she isn’t known for Taunts.

  7. Nounless
    March 20, 2021 at 10:15 am

    After you play a poison?
    What does that even mean

    • Astgouv
      March 20, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Seems it’s cards that actually have poisons in their names and give your weapon a stat.
      Although they could have add a trait as they did with nature and holy