Card of the week is back after a little
slacking off hiatus. This week we are taking a look at the awesomeness that is the Lance Carrier. This one is a gem folks. Let’s go!
The Lance Carrier was given to us with The Grand Tournament. I’m really not sure why I didn’t notice it’s awesomeness sooner. I know a lot of people play Abusive Sergeant, and that’s cool. Lance gives you a permanent +2 and has 2 health, which means it will stick around longer. The more important issue is the +2 is permanent, unless the card is removed or silenced, of course. This has a lot of possibilities, especially if you like playing certain cards. I recently put it in a “2 or less” deck which I made for the quest, “play 20 minions that cost 2 or less” quest.
The strategy: Pretty straight forward. Play it on a minion to give it more power or a minion with no attack, to give it the ability to attack.
Cards that accent it: Any minion. Every Minion! I will share some of my favorites:
Shieldbearer– This 0/4 minion with Taunt could use a little attack to help dispatch an enemy minion.
Arcane Golem– This 4/2 minion with charge becomes “Leeroy Jenkins” without giving your opponent two 1/1 whelps.
Dragonhawk Rider– A 3/3 minion that has an Inspire mechanic: Gain Windfury this turn. Always good to buff those minion with Windfury.
Thrallmar Farseer– Another perk of the Lance Carrier is to put minions into that 4 attack “safe zone”. This turns the 2/3 Farseer into a 4/3. Did I mention this minion has Windfury?
Nerubian Egg– Gives this minion 2 attack, which does two things: Allows it to dispatch a minion, and potentially allows it to activate the Deathrattle, which spawns a 4/4 Nerubian. The only thing that sucks is that all Naxx cards are being “retired” to Wild Mode.
Bonus play: This is where it really gets nasty. Youthful Brewmaster is one of my favorite cards, especially with the Battlecry mechanic. Pull a card back, play it again. Factor in the possibility you have Brann Bronzebeard on the board and you have a really epic capability. Who needs Reno Jackson?
How it’s acquired: Obtained from The Grand Tournament packs, or you can craft this little mo-fo for just 40 dusts.