Hearthstone: Noth the Plaguebringer (Heroic)

Geek Generation here, reporting result against the heroic Noth the Plaguebringer.

If you thought Anub’Rekhan’s ability to summon a 4/4 every turn to be powerful, Noth’s ability is insane. Instead of popping a 1/1 Skeleton for every minion of yours that dies, it pops a 5/5 skeleton instead. Sure it doesn’t pop a minion every other turn, with the chance that the AI decides not to; Noth’s ability ensures that all your minions have “Deathrattle: Give him a 5/5” that cannot be silenced.

5/5 is a very big increment from a 4/4, especially for one that does not cost any mana at all. By the time the skeleton is done chewing through your Chillwind Yeti, and lives, another 5/5 skeleton would’ve joined the party.

Plague

However the worst part of Noth’s is not the ability to add 5/5 skeletons. It’s Plague. Basically, it’s the card that says, “Hey, there are no skeletons over here yet, gimme some 5/5s now.”.

2 x Inner Rage
2 x Execute
2 x Fiery War Axe
2 x Rampage
2 x Slam
2 x Charge
2 x Arcanite Reaper

2 x Cruel Taskmaster
2 x Frothing Berserker
2 x Raging Worgen
2 x Thrallmar Farseer
2 x Chillwind Yeti
2 x Spellbreaker
1 x Loatheb
1 x Spiteful Smith
1 x Maexxna
1 x Grommash Hellscreen

I did not play any Defender of Argus even though i had 2. I felt that the Taunt mechanic, against Noth, translated into “Let’s make sure Noth gets a 5/5 next turn.”

Frothing_Berserker Frothing_Berserker Raging_Worgen

After a couple of iterations, i won by lucking into Fiery War Axe for the early enemy minions and a Spellbreaker to silence the Abomination that would have wiped my double Frothing Berserkers and a Taskmaster-ed Raging Worgen, giving me the chance to swing all three of them for around 35 damage to seal the game, all the while praying very hard that Noth does not play any Plague or secrets.

Geek Generation out.

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Posted on 31 July, 2014, in CCG, Gaming, Hearthstone and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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