(3), Flip Graccus
>>> Prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to
target hero or ally this turn.
Card Number -
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.16.06
Level 60, Human Fire Mage
I really don’t like Graccus for the simple reason
that he beats me and it takes forever.
To beat a (good) Graccus deck, you need to
constantly destroy or exhaust his armor and weapons
while also stopping your opponent from using
abilities. Oh yeah, and make sure his allies don’t
hit you when you aren’t looking.
He’s got annoying abilities (when you are on the
receiving end), and access to armor and weapons. Of
course, Graccus doesn’t get the benefit of Horde
Are you tired of me saying I like Horde allies
better than Alliance? Graccus is a great example of
why. If you look at the entire list of Horde and
Alliance allies and count up how many have healing
powers, card drawing, or item destroying… they’re
pretty even. And if you count up the health,
attack, and cost of the allies, they’re also pretty
even. But when you look at the cost, attack and
health of allies that also have special powers – the
Horde has a bit of an advantage. (Note: this is
based on the 600-or-so cards I own and the cards I
see in use against me. I have not actually put all
of the cards in a database and performed detailed
As I said, I don’t like him, but I have to rate him
high because he is effective.
Hello all, sorry for my absent. I’m having exam, so
yeah lets go into the business. Today’s card is
Graccus. As a Paladin, Graccus has the second
highest HP. Just below Warrax and Gorebelly. His
ability itself to prevent next 3 damages is
amazingly good, it seems like his flavor text is
true. Also being a paladin he has access to all the
best armor and weapons in the game (I’m talking
about Arcanite Reaper HOOOOO!!!). His ability cards
are also good. However Paladin is not the hero for
people who wants to win their game fast. A paladin
is a hero who using his wits and resources outlast
his opponent. So for this, I’ll give the pally a
My first CotD, woo. Graccus is the Alliance
exclusive class, the Paladin. An expansion may give
the Horde a Blood Elf Paladin, but for now, this is
your only choice. He's got 29 health and more
importantly, almost as big a selection of weaponry
and armor as Warrior heroes. His abilities are less
focused twords killing, and more twords Ongoing
effects, especially card drawing. LOTS of card
His 'Hero Power' is to pay 3 to prevent up to 3
damage. There are worse out there, but there's also
better. The biggest drawback to Graccus is that he's
very reactive and 'blunted' in terms of offensive
power. He needs strong allies to make the most of
his Aura and Seal choices, but he really stands to
overwhealm the opponent with a certain Racial
leader, if you can get him...
A well built Graccus deck can get you all the
options you need, and his quests should be aimed at
recovering lost allies and getting abilities...he
can REALLY burn through a deck if you build him
As a Paladin he can use most any equipment that
would show up, and any paladin abilities can make an
'oops, not yet!' out of losing a good ally.
Even if you only get one or two, you're still likely
to get a card drawer.
Graccus is actually worse off in Draft due to his
reliance on allies, and everyone's going to be
drafting good allies because they can't really rely
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