The Rat King
The Rat King is a 5 Mana Cost Legendary Hunter Minion Beast card from the United in Stormwind set!
Rush. Deathrattle: Go Dormant. Revive after 5 friendly minions die.
Flavor Text"I'm the giant rat that makes all of da rules!"
- Mana Cost: 5
- Attack: 5
- Health: 5
- Crafting Cost: 1600 / 3200 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
- Rarity: Legendary
- Class: Hunter
- Card Type: Minion
- Minion Type: Beast
- Set: United in Stormwind
- Mechanics: Deathrattle, Dormant, Rush
I think that this card is absolutely insane. It’s so easy for hunters to play/summon 5 minions. They can almost trigger this every turn, and getting a rush minion revived every turn or even every other turn means that the opponent has no chance of winning that board.
If the game is going the direction that blizzard said they wanted it to go, then board presence is the only way of winning consistently, and this card does so with a basic requirement that almost all decks (specially hunter decks) fulfill.
The Rat kind is an Interesting minion to be put to play in Hearthstone, as Deathrattle Hunter was thing, but that’s because of the massive spike of eggs it could also trigger. I think that even if you don’t like the style of The Ray King and if he is somehow forgotten, that we should still be on a look out for the Rat King, because who knows when those Deathrattle Activation Cards will happen. I like to Think of the Rat King as Warrior’s Version of Rattlegore, It’s not as big, and terrifying, but it’s faster and hits first. Plus it doesn’t shrink unlike Rattlegore.
3 stars for now, but if we were to wait for the Deathrattle activations and I think this could even be 5 stars.
Hm, playing a 5/5 rush for 5 mana feels kinda bad. Even if you get to resummon it after a while, I’m on the ropes as to whether that outweighs the bad turn 5 play you’re forced to make.
Overall, the issue with token hunter is that there just isn’t enough support for it – sure, hunter has ways of generating lots of small minions, but hunter can never capitalize on having those small minions. This card is decent support, but we’ll definitely need more than this to make Token Hunter viable. 3/5
Sadly, no more summon minions card from Uldum exist.
But this is a fine damn card to have. Maybe we’ll see another quest that support this one.
We have over 10 HUNTER cards that generate tokens, dead minions or additional cards for hand or deck. The other revealed hunter card generates 7 1/1 rat tokens and if your battlefield is full put the extras in your hand as 5/5 1 cost rats. We have plenty of other minions that summon more crap face hunter variants have those 1/1 hyenas from a couple sources as well as the minion that makes 4 1/1 hyenas as a battlecry.
Oh definitely. But I was thinking of Locust Swarm and rush back then. Made me forgot about cards like hyenas at all. Silly me.
Could be interesting to see whether quest hunter becomes a thing in Wild though