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Latro's Shifting Sword

 

Card Number - FOO-215

Card Rating:

Sealed: 3.00
Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.33
Raid: 2.67

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 08.30.0
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SpoonMan
Latro's Shifting Sword

Way too expensive: a 4-drop that costs 2 to swing for a measly 3 attack is just not good enough. Making other swords swing for less is negligible here, since most of the good weapons used are axes, maces or daggers. Trash Blade, the big epic swords or another Latro's are the only swords really applicable, and all are mediocre (and the epics won't be swinging until the turn after they drop anyway).
The dual wield ability is better achieved by other weapons: namely Warp Splinter's Thorn.

Constructed 2/5
Sealed 3/5
Casual 3.5/5
Raid 1/5

Gijs
aka Warchief Thrall

Latro's Shifting Sword

Weapon

Class: Hunter, Rogue, Warrior

Cost: 4

Attack: 3

Strike cost: 2

 

Your hero has dual wield.
You pay 2 less to strike with other Swords.

 

I am a big fan of this card, dual wield blended in to a weapon is perfect, and it helps those solo decks out there.

Throw 4 copies of this card in your deck, add some krol blades (if you’re a hunter) so you can play 2 latro’s together, or a latro and a Krol Blade.

 

Sealed: 3/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Raid: 4/5

KJFJustice

LATRO’S SHIFTING SWORD

 

This is a 4-drop 3-2 weapon which has 2 great effects.  First it gives the hero dual-wield, making the ability that does so a binder stuffer; Second, it makes swinging with other swords cost 2 less.   The best thing about it is that if you equip 2 Latro’s swords, they reduce each other’s costs and you can swing with both in the same combat - FOR FREE!!!  Or swing with one for free now, and with the second one on defense for free.  I like free.  I think this card rocks because it frees up resources for other stuff.  Granted you need a second sword to get something out of this effect, but all the more reason to run 4 of these in your deck.

 

Just one more card to make weapon wielding heroes better than spellcasters.

 

Sealed:             3.0 Not as good here because you need to stack up on weapons.

Constructed:     5.0   Wow- My first 5.0

Casual:             4.0

Raid:                3.0 Lots of cards on the field doesn’t work well in raids.

Dead
End
Mikie

 

Latro's Shifting Sword

4 Cost, 3 ATK (Melee), 2 Strike

Weapon- Sword, Melee (1)

Hunter, Rogue, Warrior

Your hero has dual wield.

You pay 2 less to strike with other swords.

Wowzers... 4 cost is a bit pricey for 3 ATK and 2 Strike normally, but the free Dual Wield, and lower cost to strike with other swords is great. As its noted in other places, if you equip 2 Latro's Shifting Swords, they negate each others strike costs, so you can strike for 3, twice, for free. Not too shabby at all. And on top of that, the art work is pretty darned cool.

Sealed: 3/5 Not a bad weapon, but you most likely won't get alot of use out of its abilities in sealed.

Constructed: 3/5

Casual: 4/5 Fury Warriors in casual PVP for the win! :D

Raid: 3/5 Not great if you are tanking, but rogues can get some extra milage out of this card in raids. :)
turkeyspit Latro's Shifting Sword

Anyone who is familiar at all with competitive TCG's immediately realized how bad the Abliity Card "Dual Wield" was. It pretty much begged your opponent to 2-for-1 you with a Chipper or a Confessor, and rarely saw play in competitive decks.

The great design team over at UDE realized this, and managed to incorporate the concept of "Dual Wield" into a viable form: an Ongoing effect attached to a Weapon.

This way, if a Character that was wielding two weapons loses his Latro's Sword were to a Chipper, etc.. there would be no Uniqueness Violation, and therefore the second Weapon would not affected.

What's more, Latro's sword has decent stats, reasonable costs, and reduces the strike cost of another sword by 2. You can easily see how powerful a combo you can make with Latro's Shifting Sword and Thrash Blade, or even a second Shifting Sword.

The added "Dual Wield" mechanic is not unique to this weapon, as it also appears on Timeslicer and Warp Splinter's Thorn, all of which are from the new set Fires of Outland. This will increase the utility of Equipment in this game, and hopefully lead to an increase of usage.

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Sealed:
2/5 - It's unlikely that you will have too many weapons in your packs, but Shifting Sword's are decent enough are their own.

Constructed:
4/5 - One of the better Weapons available in the game, it can open up all sorts of combinations.

Casual:
5/5 - Swinging two swords is cool, plain and simple. Have fun with it!

Raid:
3/5 - Equipment tends to not survive long against the Event cards in Onyxia, and the Ability cards in Molten Core. Having said that, two Swords is always better then one, and the ability to swing for heavy damage quickly is always an asset.

 

 


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