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Plagueborn Meatwall

 

Card Number - TDP-228

Card Rating:

Sealed: 3.50
Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.20
Raid: 2.50

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


Date Reviewed - 05.03.0
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Gijs
aka Warchief Thrall

Plagueborn Meatwall

Horde

Ally

Cost:5

Attack:0

Health: 6

 

Protector
When Plagueborn Meatwall defends against an ally, remove all damage from Plagueborn Meatwall, and he deals that much melee damage to each attacking ally.

 

Wow, simply Wow, this card kicks ass. You’re opponent has to kill in one turn, or use some kind of ability to get rid of it. Combine it with yesterdays card, and it’s almost a lock.

 

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


See you on the Battlefield

Red Comet Plagueborn Meatwall

If you ever played Yu-gi-oh we just got WoW's Reflect bounder.

Slightly harder to use than old RB but still quite effective. Make space for this card you won't regret it

Sealed:4/5

Constructed:4/5

Casual:4/5

Raid: 3/5
Dead
End
Mikie
Plagueborn Meatwall (Horde)

5 cost, 0 attack (Shadow), 6 Health

Ally- Undead Abomination

Protector, When Plagueborn Meatwall defends against an ally, remove all damage from Plagueborn Meatwall, and he deals that much melee damage to each attack ally.

Now here is an interesting card. 0/6 Protector for 5 isn’t a great bargain, normally. But, if it has damage on it when it defends, that damage is removed (healed!!!) and that damage is done to each attacking ally. This makes Meatwall hard to kill in combat. Sure, he can be zapped to death by ability cards, but 6 damage worth of abilities is hard to come by, and hard on your opponents hand.

Do not take this to mean he is invincible. If he is hit for 4, that 4 stays until the next time he defends. If he is hit by, say, a Firebolt for 2 damage, that’ll be plenty to finish him off.

Constructed: 3/5 He’s decent, and I could see him being used as a big wall.
Casual: 3/5 Same deal here. He may see more play in less serious decks.
Raid: 2/5 I don’t really see this guy bringing much to a raid deck. Sure, he can stop a whelp, but he may not stand up too well to a full sized dragon.

Rook
Undead week continues on with Plagueborn Meatwall, an Uncommon out of TDP.

Plagueborn Meatwall
Horde/Undead Abomination
Cost: 6
Attack: 0
Health: 6
Effect: Protector
When Plagueborn Meatwall defends against an ally, remove all damage from Plagueborn Meatwall, and he deals that much melee damage to each attacking ally.

I want to like this guy, I really, really do. He's got a nice effect, and he's got the potential to be nigh-invulnerable. But at the same time, his glaring weaknesses are what keeps him from being a top-notch selection.

First off, his effect only triggers when he's hit by an ally. The easy way to kill him? Ram an ally into Plagueborn with no damage on him, and then use alternate means to finish him off, whether it be a weapon or an ability.
Also keep in mind that his effect will only be valuable when he has damage on him. Whenever you hit him initially, finish him off that turn, or he'll bring the hurt to any attacking allies you have. Just hope your opponent doesn't drop him and a Sylvanas out at the same time. Good luck with that one if it happens.

Obviously against a solo deck, Plagueborn is the biggest waste of 6 resources you could have. Why drop him when you could just drop a Guardian Steppestrider for 2 resources cheaper?

There is one place where this guy shines, and that's in sealed, where ally-based rush decks reign supreme. Get this guy out there, and your opponent's plans just got shafted bigtime.

Sealed: 4.5/5 -- This is his format.
Constructed: 2/5 -- Too many weaknesses, too many cards that can do it better.
Casual: 3.5/5 -- Get him out with a Sylvanas and it's good game. Just hope your friend isn't running solo.
Raid: 1/5 -- What's he going to do, kill a whelp?

- Rook
W.A.Y.S. Let's see here. PBMW is a pretty good protector. If you just happen to have Queen Sylvanas out he's even better. At a 5 cost he's decent.

One drawback to this guy is that he has no attack at all. If he had access to an attack bonus he would be pretty awesome. Another bad thing is that Solo hero decks are getting more and more popular especially after the Dark Moon Faire, Austin. PBMW's ability doesn't kick in against a hero. An attack with an ally followed by a hero attack would most likely kill PBMW. That's not even counting whatever damaging abilities your enemy might have. PBMW won't block those either.

Given the choice between PBMW and Ophelia, Ophelia would get the nod from me because of her cheaper cost, attack, and better effect. The only time PBMW is really awesome is if your facing a weanie ally deck, but even then I don't think your opponent is dumb enough to keep attacking PBMW.

Sealed: 2.5 out of 5 - Anything that can handle multiple allies is good here. 3.5 if it's a TDP tourny only.

Constructed: 1 out of 5 - Ophelia Barrows is a better card in my opinion.
Plus solo hero and ability driven decks run PBMW over.

Casual: 1.5 out of 5 - I don't think this guy is very fun to play with.

Raid: 1 out of 5 - All of those corpses used in the making of PBMW should make a lovely funeral pyre.

 

 


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