Journey to Un’Goro Druid Legendary Revealed

Hearthstone: Journey to Un’Goro Druid Legendary Revealed

Meet Tyrantus, the 10 mana 12/12 Beast minion with a familiar ability.

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The latest card unveiled from the Journey to Un’Goro Hearthstone expansion is the Legendary minion for the Druid class. Revealed on the German website Techbook, Tyrantus is a 10 mana 12/12 Beast minion that can’t be targeted by spells or Hero Powers.

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One of main problems with expensive minions is that they need to make an immediate impact on the board for them to be playable. More often than not, they can easily be removed with a spell of a lesser cost and puts their owner in an unfavorable position. Fortunately, Tyrantus comes with inherent protection to prevent these scenarios from happening. Because he can’t be targeted by spells or Hero Powers and he’s unlikely to be challenged with 12/12 stats, the opponent must resort to large AOE clears such as Brawl, Twisting Nether, or Mass Polymorph Kazakus potions to remove Tyrantus.

The Legendary Druid minion is also notably a Beast, which means that he possesses synergies with Menagerie Warden and The Curator. Tyrantus is likely to be removed the turn you play him and then you can drop a Warden to make a second copy! Though, that could be considered a win-more situation. He can be searched up by The Curator though which is a big plus. Other possible synergies include Virmen Sensei but buffing a 12/12 minion to 14/14 seems unnecessary. Finally, Mark of Y’Shaarj may get a bonus from being cast on Beasts but you can’t cast spells on Tyrantus so that’s doesn’t work.

In the current meta, Jade Druid is primarily the deck of choice for the class while Aviana/Kun Combo Druid, Astral Druid, and Beast Druid are less popular. When Year of the Mammoth hits, Aviana and Astral Communion will rotate out so those decks will only exist in Wild. Beast Druid may rise in popularity depending on how strong Beasts are in the new format. Though, it’s likely that Jade Druid will remain the strongest deck archetype post-rotation which means Tyrantus is unlikely to see much competitive play.