IGN’s Witchwood Reveal: Rat Trap

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Rat Trap is an unprecedented Hunter secret with some serious upside – but is it worth the risk?


IGN Brasil just revealed a new Hunter secret, and this one is Spicy with a capital S:



Card image courtesy of HSTopDecks


Woah! This Hunter secret is totally unprecedented, which makes it quite difficult to evaluate. We’ve seen something slightly like this in Cat Trick. but a 4/2 Stealth and a 6/6 are entirely different beasts (pun intended). It goes without saying that getting a 6/6 for 2 Mana is a helluva deal, but just how often will you be able to trigger it? My instincts say inconsistently at best, as the majority of decks tend to only play three spells in a single turn if they have The Coin. Combo decks can play multiple spells in a turn, but by the time you could attack with the rat is it too little too late?

The upside on this card is massive, but the downside is a 2 Mana do-nothing. Perhaps there will be another Hunter card in this set which requires a Secret to be in play to be effective (such as Medivh’s Valet)? Otherwise, my instincts say that this card is a bit too risky to slap in the average secret Hunter deck. What do you think? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our Witchwood Hub for more spoilers from the upcoming expansion.

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