“I am the Keymaster … Are you the Gatekeeper?” Now that we’ve gotten that unrelated Ghostbusters quote, here’s Keymaster Alabaster, the latest neutral Legendary minion in Hearthstone‘s upcoming Scholomance Academy expansion.
The key to his mastery is a solid stack of backup copies.
Whenever your opponent draws a card, add a copy to your hand that costs (1).
Set: Scholomance Academy
Cost to Craft: 1600 / 3200 (Golden)
Disenchanting Yield: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
Artist: Rafael Zanchetin
Although early speculation from Hearthstone forums is dubbing Keymaster Alabster the Scholomance Academy version of Troggzor the Earthinator (a Legendary card from the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion which looked like it’d have game-breaking impact but ended up being a subpar card overall), I think it’s unfair to categorize Keymaster on the same level as Troggzor. Troggzor didn’t pan out as a great card because it required the opponent to do something in order for it to gain value; that is, if the opposing player could handle Troggzor’s 6/6 body or circumvent casting spells, Troggzor wasn’t impactful.
Keymaster Alabster on the other hand will always garner at least one card for the player and will remain to do so unless the opponent directly deals with it or ends the game. TL;DR: I’d say Keymaster Alabaster is better value than Troggzor the Earthinator.
Do you think Keymaster Alabster is an overhyped card already or that it’s a rightfully powerful card that will be useful in the Scholomance Academy meta? Let us know in the comments.