Hi, my name is OtakuMZ. I play hearthstone as an amateur on EU. Anyway I have a serious enough attitude towards the game that it dig deep into statistics and probabilities from time to time. This is my second inforaphic about the new discover mechanic (the first was about Dark Peddler) and it resolves around “Museum Curator”, one oft he latest cards from the 4th and last wing of League of Explorers.
When Museum Curator was announced, the reactions were mostly “meh”. As it turned out, this was far from correct. The first playtests and reviews after the release evaluated the card as good to excellent.
At first glance, drawing a deathrattle (DR) card seemed mediocre. But when you dig deep, you will find, that most of the deathrattle minions are good or outstanding cards, even though there is only one, priest minion (Dark Cultist). 10 of 32 deathrattle minions spawn another minion which makes them very stick, ranging from Haunted Creeper to the powerful Sneed’s Old Shredder. The in which I rated the DR effect as situational are mostly the ones with an AoE effect (Explosive Sheep, Unstable Ghoul and Abomination) which normally fit the playstyle of Priests very well and finally elevates them into beneficial cards.
Among the cards with drawbacks, Zombie Chow is regularly played in Priest for early board control, to counter Mage’s Mirror Entities and to be combined with Auchenei Soulpriest. Deathlord is common in Priest decks too which leaves only three cards that you would normally not being played in Priest, namely Dancing Swords, The Beast and Majordomo Executus. These three account for 3/35 (8.5 %) of the possible draws. The possibility to draw either one for all three of the discovered cards is 0.06% (0.086³). At least I think this negligible chance.
Another reason this card is great lies in the fact that is an early drop for priests. In the past, the only viable early-game drops for (Dragon) Priests were Twilight Whelp and Wyrmrest Agent, paired with Zombie Chow and Northshire Cleric. The other regularly played 1- or 2-drops where really techie, e.g. Shrinkmeister or Wild Pyromancer and you would not necessarily play them on curve.
Well, enough said. I think Museum Curator is a very well designed card that fits in most of the priest deck‘s playstyle and inspires to play around with. You will find a graphical analysis in form of an infographic below. As always, the evaluation of the cards is totally subjective from my part and you might evaluate individual choices differently depending on your deck playstyle. If so, you can comment it below.
Good Luck and have fun!