War Master Voone

War Master Voone Card

War Master Voone is a 4 Mana Cost Legendary Warrior Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Copy all Dragons in your hand.

Flavor Text

War Master sounds cooler than Dragon Sitter.

War Master Voone Additional Information

War Master Voone Card Review

It’s pretty funny that the card was actually buffed somewhere during the design – they have first shown it as a 5 mana 4/4, but they’ve later clarified that it’s in fact a 4 mana 4/3. Technically seems better, but it’s a bit deceptive. Making it even-costed means that you can’t play it in Odd Warrior – my guess is that is something they were afraid of, Odd Dragon Warrior becoming too good. Now, the reveal of Smolderthorn Lancer makes much more sense – Dragon archetype is indeed an archetype they seem to be pushing, they didn’t just release one random card for it out of nowhere (it happens sometimes). But let’s talk about Voone.

4 mana 4/3 are not amazing stats, but the effect really and I mean really makes up for it. 4 mana 4/3 that draws one card would be solid – maybe not exactly in a slow, Control deck, but you get it – it’s not a bad value. So if this guy hits 2 or more Dragons, it already puts him significantly above average in terms of value. If you play a Dragon deck, adding more Dragons to your hand has another advantage – now you can start dropping them without worrying that you will run out of activators. And well, it also synergizes with Twilight Drake to a certain extent – if you copy a few cards, your hand size increases and you can drop a bigger Twilight Drake.

And if you really want to go for A LOT of value, copying or bouncing the card back (Zola the GorgonYouthful Brewmaster) is absolutely amazing. Let’s say that you started with 2 Dragons in your hand. After playing him once you had 4. But after you drop him second time, you suddenly have 8 – if you have enough hand space of course. This is something that could come handy in the slowest, value-oriented matchups – like how the Odd Warrior can use Zola to get an extra copy of Elise the Trailblazer.

I probably don’t have to say that if you would run the Dragon Warrior, this card would be an auto-include. But here’s the thing – Dragon Warrior is a deck that does not exist and hasn’t existed in a long while. To push an archetype like that, it needs A LOT of support. Just remember what kind of cards it took to make Dragon Priest viable. Being forced to build your deck around certain tribe which doesn’t have synergy between itself (unlike Murlocs, for example) makes it significantly worse, so the pay-off needs to be significant in order for it to make sense.

Right now, I don’t think that we have enough synergy to make it work. And while we’re at it, we need some more new Dragons. The current pool is quite small and hard to pick from, especially if you want to run a bunch of them. However, if they keep pushing the theme, I’m really excited to play some big Dragons again.

Card rating: 8/10 in Dragon Warrior… but we definitely need more synergies and good Dragons to push this archetype (and the card is obviously useless in non-Dragon deck)

32 Comments

  1. Nandoo
    November 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Crazy wild card if this copies 2 dragons its a 4 mana 4 3 +1 thats insane good for a midrange dragon warrior and if it gives you 3 or 4 dragons holy moly 1 card value play

    Standart meeehhh

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  2. Soup And Salad
    November 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    When playing Dragon Priest both in current and past Standard formats and in Wild, I tend to have around two or three Dragons in hand a lot of the time. I don’t quite know if Warrior will be able to match that same sort of number though.

    Obviously, War Master Voone will be played if Dragon Warrior works out. It’ll end up drawing you a couple cards most of the time. However, it will never be any better than the deck that plays it in the same way Drakonid Operative was for Dragon Priest.

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  3. Greg
    November 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Captain of the boomship

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  4. MockRock
    November 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Show us the Dragons. The support seems good, the actual Dragons in Standard don’t. If we get like 2 more good Dragons (and I’m betting we will), I think this’ll work. Fantastic value generator for a control deck.

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  5. TheTallRonan
    November 20, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Wait . . . So the tribe is called the “Rhinos” . . .

    And their theme is DRAGON synergy.

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    • Soup And Salad
      November 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      None of the class themes, other than mage’s, have lined up with what their Loa does.

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  6. Jed
    November 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    No! Yamete! Yugi!

    HANASE!

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    • Creepy TallKinGuy
      November 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Dorow monster cardo

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  7. Antiliani
    November 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    • Evident - Site Admin
      November 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  8. Greg
    November 20, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    More dragons now please. Sweet value card, but more dragons would be nice.

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  9. Starcereal
    November 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Dragon memes for dayz, will craft for memes and wild big dragon warrior. Biased but his lore is in blackrock so this makes sense!

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  10. Desolasty
    November 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Nice job, this card is missing the Rastakhans Rumble symbol behind the card text.

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  11. Azerea97
    November 20, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I don’t understand the text from this card. Does he copy the stats and effects of each card onto himself? Does he add a copy of each to your hand? Does he summon a copy? It’s very unclear and can’t be rated accurately because of that.

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    • Jed
      November 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Yeah I’m holding off too

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      • Jed
        November 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

        Because obviously my opinion matters

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    • Thraben
      November 20, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Did you not see the animation by Wronchi yet? It doubles the dragon cards in your hand. If you have Deathwing & Ysera boom you’ll have 2 of each. Boomship those bad boys and that’s certainly a powerful lategame. This really depends on whether Warrior can get to that late in game right now, hope so cause a ship dropping deathwings from the sky sounds badass af!

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    • MrStealYoDeck
      November 20, 2018 at 11:42 am

      It just creates a copy of each dragon your holding and adds the copys to your hand, basicly simulacrum on all dragons that are in your hand, in my opinion the text was clear and understandable.

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      • Atralb
        November 20, 2018 at 11:56 am

        No the text was not clear, and the fact that you are saying that proves you are not familiar with Hearthstone’s text habits. WHen a card makes a copy in your hand it always say “Copy X and add it to your hand”. Look at Crystalline Oracle, Devour Mind, Thoughtsteal, Feral Gibberer, Mimic Pod, etc…
        And when creating a copy on the board, they always say “Summon a copy of X”.

        Blizzard just started replacing “Copy X and add it to your hand” with “Copy X” and again and again proving how atrociously respectful they are to consistency.

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        • Jonnymeerkat
          November 20, 2018 at 12:58 pm

          The text was unclear. What’s also unclear is why you are so salty about it.

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        • MrStealYoDeck
          November 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

          Yeah, but those cards add the copy outside of your hand and need to state that the copy is put into your hand, where as voone is copying cards in your hand its quite obvious where the copies are going.

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        • Track Sparrow
          November 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm

          Are you suggesting it should say (copy all dragons in your hand and add them to your hand)? I think what they wrote sounds better

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    • Jonnymeerkat
      November 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Watch the video. It adds copies to your hand.

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    • Davis The Savage
      November 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Based on the video I’d say he adds copies of dragons in your hand to your hand

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    • muzek
      November 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      TLDR: Your argument against blizzards text inconsistency is a valid argument, but for this card in particular you’re looking for consistency in the wrong place.

      while I completely understand and agree with your point on consistency, but in a way this is consistent. there’s not a single card in the game that summons a minion without directly saying the word summon, there’s not a single card in the game that copies an effect or stats without directly saying that, However, there are plenty of cards that add copies to your hand without directly saying “to your hand.” plus i believe it’s safe to say that unless otherwise stated the card you copy would be in the same place as the original (which is consistent amongst all the card text)

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    • January1979
      November 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      I could see how it might be confusing but it’s very clear if you watch the video that it adds a copy to your hand.

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  12. ResidentStandard
    November 20, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Bad card once again, Big Dragon Recruit is the only play-able Dragon Warrior deck. No one wants to summon these cards.

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    • Currently yes this is horrible but lets pray they give us some strong midrange dragons before writing it off immediately
      November 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Currently bad but lets hope for dragons

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      • Desolasty
        November 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

        I mean we must be getting more dragons, just look at these cards we have got for warrior that have dragon synergy

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    • Jonnymeerkat
      November 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      With an easy way to get so many big minions in your hand, maybe Boomship becomes viable now.

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  13. Alex
    November 20, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Dragon warrior seems too midrange-y to play a bad value cards like this. Easy pass.

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