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Card Mania! #11 – Abomination

Remember the well-known model used for Pudge in DotA? It’s back, and more badass than ever; it is the Abomination!

Lore (from wowpedia.com)

Abominations are twisted, mutilated Undead creatures comprised of multiple dead limbs and body parts from many different corpses. They are enormous warriors, scarred by loose stitchings and putrid, open sores. They love to carve flesh and tear their enemies apart. The slow-moving and dull-witted abominations constantly drip blood and smell like disease-ridden slaughterhouses. They carry large cleavers into combat and wield various sickle-bladed hooks on their disproportionate limbs.

Almost all abominations lack any real intelligence, having an I.Q. closest to that of an ogre on average. Abominations outwardly appear strangely joyful due to their absent-minded expressions and mannerisms, though this is most likely due to their low level of mental capacity. Like their undead cousins, abominations lust for flesh and are known to eat not only the living but the dead as well

Stats

  • Type: Minion
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Cost: 5
  • Stats: 4/4
  • Ability: Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to ALL characters.
  • Class: Any
  • Crafting Cost: 100/800 (Golden) Arcane Dust
  • Disenchant: 20/100 (Golden) Arcane Dust

Strategy

Need something to handle those early minion rushes? Look no further than the abomination!

Why him over the other taunt minions? Simply because of its Deathrattle ability. Sweeping spells, such as Arcane Explosion, is sometimes insufficient against low-cost minions like the Flame Imp, who are harder to remove due to their health. Therefore, the Abomination can double up as both a sweeper and Taunt minion at the same time.

Against a particularly strong minion such as Stormwind Champion, one can think of making use of the Abomination’s Deathrattle ability to remove him from the board. Despite having only 4 attack, it actually totals up to 6 damage when bundled with the Deathrattle ability!

The Abomination happens to work very well with Enrage minions such as Raging Worgen. Since the Deathrattle does not instantly kill them off, its another way of activating their Enrage ability! A deck that uses weapons may also make use of Spiteful Smith with its enrage ability.

From the opponent’s point of view, an Abominaiton will mean that their weak minions (1 or 2 health) basically become useless, as they will be wasted when it dies. It is a high priority target as well, considering its Taunt prevents the opponent from attacking the hero.

Synergy

  • Good with minions with the Enrage ability
  • Good against rush

What do you think of the Abomination? Let us know in the comments below!

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This entry was posted on January 27, 2014 by in Card Mania! and tagged .

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