Varian, King of Stormwind
Varian, King of Stormwind is a 8 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion card from the United in Stormwind set!
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion to gain Rush. Repeat for Taunt and Divine Shield.
Flavor TextMan, this guy is so cool. Sure hope nothing happens to him.
- Mana Cost: 8
- Attack: 7
- Health: 7
- Crafting Cost: 1600 / 3200 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
- Rarity: Legendary
- Class: Neutral
- Card Type: Minion
- Set: United in Stormwind
- Mechanics: Battlecry, Divine Shield, Draw Cards, Rush, Taunt
People ran whack one ofs for corpsetaker (like the 2/5 windfury hozen or whatever) so running like a Durigible or something in addition to Taelin isn’t THAT unreasonable.
as F2P, I always felt the urge to craft Siamat. somewhat nice but not necessary. This is giving a similar vibe
This is how you make a legendary. Although this card would be even better 3-4 years ago. Nowadays considering the powercreep and the general rhythm of the game this probably won’t be played much. Considering this, 2.5/5 at best.
My question is how do we gain the DS in warrior, rush & taunt are easy
But for DS there is only the corrupt mech 3/2 DS isn’t it?
For pala it’s rush that is a little bit harder to get, or you just stick broom & you call it done
There is Taelon Fordring that has ds and taunt, plus is a neutral card. Warriors doesn’t run it usually, but who knows.
You are absolutely right, I completely forgot about taelon fordring
A neutral? This is a shame. Varian should be a Warrior card.
Plus I actually wanted Varian as a HERO, for such an important character this should be an obvious choice, while I like Katrana Prestor I’m quite disappointed they still haven’t made him into a hero. He feels like a natural alternative to Garrosh.
If you are wondering why this card feels familiar, is because we had a card like this for Knights of the Frozen Throne: Crosptaker, which I think was with Lifesteal, Windfury, Divine Shield and Taunt. This that idea, but more focused towards Zilliaxs. ANd in that case, I think they tried Lifesteal, before they realized that was probably way to broken and just stick with drawing 3 cards to gain Zilliax Status.
Regardless, I think that we shouldn’t mess with Varian either. Yes, it’s more stylized towards Control, but that still hasn’t stopped anyone from trying it out. 5 Stars.
8 mana corpsetaker :v
Anyway my favourite lore character back, hello again, king!
We need meta defining divine shield minion and its auto ainclude core card :3
This card is obviously for paladin or warrior. Not anyone else.
This would be so much ch better if Zilliax was still in rotation. As it is, I’ll check what options are available and do a proper prediction later.
An 8 mana 7/7 rush, taunt and divine shield AND draw 3 is inarguably good. Only issue is, a lot of heavy decks don’t run all of those keywords.
Divine shield in particular is very good on Varian, but most decks don’t have any divine shield minions and it’s hard to justify tossing out some perfectly good cards to make room for divine shield minions just so you can fit Varian in.
I think Varian is sorta good, but not good enough to see much play. 2/5
It’s going to be really good in wild where you play zilliax in almost every deck
This might make big highlander warrior work! Usually though this big draw cards aren’t that good: think of Curator or Countess Ashmore… Yes, this has rush, DS and taunt, but even then it’s not that big game changing effect one would imagine. 3 stars for me, maybe 4 if the meta shifts to tempo/midrange
I agree. Even Siamat wasn’t really that busted.
Tempo and value at the same time. Like
I just hope they do some kind of special interaction if you play this as Anduin priest