Veranus

Veranus Card

Veranus is a 6 Mana Cost Legendary Hunter Minion Dragon card from the Descent of Dragons set!

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Battlecry: Change the Health of all enemy minions to 1.

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As an empty nester, she just misses her little ones.

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  1. Spidermannerdlikeme
    December 5, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Alright since I’ve been doing much lengthier reviews for each card this expansion I figured I would come back for this one and share more of my thoughts on it, as I’ve had a great change in opinion on this card

    First it’s a dragon, I don’t mean to rub it in but I TOLD YOU SUCKERS! HAHAHA! DRAGON HUNTER WASN’T GOING TO HAPPEN! HAHAHAHA! But seriously I was pretty sure Dragons this expansion weren’t gonna be too good, as this expansion had way too many other things going on and not enough dragons. They had plenty Dragon synergies but not enough actual cards with the dragon tag. I think beast hunter might be set, I’m thinking of a Dread Raven+Dire Frenzy Combo plus Hunting Party could fit well in there.

    It’s obviously a strong card with a strong battlecry but its too far outside the midrange cost. And before you say we can’t accept the previously accepted shells that the meta exists inside let me put it this way: Hunter has shown time and time and time again from Naxxramas to Uldum, from Togwaggle’s candles to Dr Boom’s Boom Bots that it simply has never been able to play control, Hunter’s class identity (Which is an element of hearthstone I love) restricts it from dominating the late game. The only control hunter that was even slightly viable was Deathstalker Rexxar Hunter and that was a staple card of most hunter decks then anyway.

    Plus once you reduce their health to one whattya gonna do? Hunter doesn’t have much AOE besides explosive trap maybe, so perhaps this could be in highlander? Highlander i guess runs Brann but Brann i feel like is straight op while this is meh.

    So in conclusion 1/10 in dragon hunter as its never happening, 4/10 in highlander, and 2/10 in most others

  2. Spidermannerdlikeme
    November 29, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Really bonkers in power level but I don’t know if this should be a hunter card. Really good though 8/10

  3. TallJake26
    November 26, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Honestly, I’m just not so sure about this card. The effect is really good, but the card is just too high-cost to capitalize on.

    You basically spend turn six – a very crucial turn – doing nothing. If you have Desert Spear equipped, that might be a different story, but even then you would have to take some face damage. And next turn, your opponent would trade their low-health minions into Veranus, and have the rest go face. On your next turn, you’d have to spend mana clearing the rest of these low-health minions.

    Essentially, you spend mana over two turns clearing the enemy board. Compare this with spells like Explosive Shot, Unleash the Hounds, Multi-Shot or Swarm of Locusts. In my opinion all of these cards clear the board much better than Veranus does.

    This card is comparable to Emeriss – turn ten do nothing. A very powerful effect, but the tempo you sacrifice in exchange for this effect will cost you the game.

  4. LegendaryBot
    November 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    This will be played in nearly all potential hunter archetypes; dragon hunter,highlander hunter, quest hunter k

  5. Istros
    November 25, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t know whether hunter will actually play this card but there is no doubt that Veranus is a good card. Let’s see how many ping effects hunter has access to. Spring Paw + its friend, Unleash The Hounds, Rapid Fire + Second Rapid Fire, Desert Spear, Explosive Trap, Swarm of Locust. This is a lot of cards and look at that. Highlander Hunter already runs most of these. Also Zephrys will probably give you Arcane Explosion after you play Veranus. So for 10 mana you destroy your opponent board and get a 3/2 and a 7/6. We shall see what to come but Veranus is definitly exciting.

    • Istros
      November 25, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      Edit: opponent board -> opponents board
      definitly -> definitely

    • TallJake26
      November 26, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      Or, maybe you could play just Zephrys, who would get you a Twisting Nether. That’s a board clear on itself, and you only need to use up one card for that. You don’t really need the extra 7/6 body that badly.

  6. Nickus89
    November 25, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Sure it is a strong effect on a solid body, but I am not as convinced as others. Playing this on turn 6 accomplishes nothing and still leaves you vulnerable (unless you have spear equipped). More aggressive and tempo decks don’t care about their minions having 1 health when they are finishing you off.
    The reason equality is so strong is because it can be combined with Wild Pyromancer for board clear. This on the other hand is not a spell and requires small stuff to trade into enemy board.

  7. Omnitarian
    November 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    The stats and effect are just so dang good. Springpaws and Desert Spear turn into incredible removals when you’re rocking this. For lategame, it’s a boardwipe in combination with Hounds and the like (Unstable Ghoul? lol). The only way I can imagine this not seeing play is if the meta throws Hunter into strictly Aggro archetypes.

  8. Jed
    November 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Y’all’ve been m a r k e d

  9. MrAranak
    November 25, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    And people say hunters dont get good dragons, this alone isnt bad, a 6/6 for 6 is the least I ask for at this cost, combine it with that battlecry and you have a dozen ways to clear, dogs, whirlwind dragon, explosive trap. This guy has tribal synergy which also helps make him better. He feals like an inverted Eadric, which wasnt bad but did leave you vulnerable the Bloodlust and similar effects. The cost also leaves quite a few other combos open too.

  10. SupHypUlt
    November 25, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Hunter ‘s equality with body matched with premium stats 5/5 stars

  11. EksSkellybur
    November 25, 2019 at 11:25 am

    And people say that Multi-Shot was completely useless. You can do a Combo for 10 mana to at least Guarantee to kill 2 minions. And for once, we finally have a use for something like Rapid Fire, but we’re probably still going to be using Springpaws and Unleash the Hounds at best. Veranus can also really push Hunter to finally be a Control-y style card, where he could use Veranus to avoid a scary situation, as long as you have any minion or spell to deal at least 1 damage. They want to push the Envelope for Hunter to finally have the ability to play Control and not suck, instead of having Midrange as their version for Control Hunter (plenty of times). Going to give it 4 stars though, just because although I love the idea of this card, Hunters will feel like they have no idea where they can put this card since they aren’t used to playing control. But to those brave enough to explore and Experiment, those guys are going to have some fun for a potential new build for Hunter’s new Meta. (Although we still love Singleton Hunter.)

    • Tuscarora87
      November 25, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Zul’jin and Master’s Call (card generation and card draw) have already made some Hunter decks feel like control or half way to it. Contrary to what Blizz says, the class identity isn’t a thing. No more Hunter = Face Hunter. I don’t mind, because I like different approaches, namely slower Hunters like Cube and others… Anyway, Veranus, an interesting card for sure.

  12. Umbreomancer
    November 25, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Im making Control Dragon Hunter and no one can stop me

  13. Thraben
    November 25, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Anus jokes aside this card seems pretty damn sweet. This will turn your lynxes into remove and the effect in general is powerful in almost any situation. If that wasn’t enough it’s a huge body of 7/6 for just 6 mana. 4/5 from me, great inclusion for any hunter deck and especially the queat hunter and that’s what I want the most from this expansion’s hunter cards. That quest has potential but it still needs some pushing. All around well desinged card.

  14. Lluadian
    November 25, 2019 at 10:19 am

    So what your saying is Hunter gets a 6 cost equality that only effects the enemy minions and has a 7/6 body? Seriously this just looks like an auto include for a Hunter deck especially since it leaves an entire enemy board open to clearing.