6 new goats are coming to the world of Gruff! Lets take a look at who they are and what impact they might have on the game! Stay posted at the Kickstarter page for information on how to pre-order the game!
Lets start with Briggs, a battle hardened warrior goat! He features the new mechanic Fading. A condition Fades when it goes away naturally during your clean up phase. Briggs uses his veteran expertise to use that trigger to push his offensive capacities. Decks that bring Briggs will want to bring lots of cheap conditions like "Protect", "Headbutt", or "Charge" which will push him into the role of an end-game damage dealer very rapidly!
Up next is Squabbles! Squables has the unique distinction of having a very high starting Weird on an endgame damage-dealing gruff. He is the perfect compliment to shepherds like Brat and Capt. Stovell! He also likes to hand around with goats that can augment stats. The faster he can fill up his huge Mean potential the better!
I like to team up Squabbles and Briggs with Skreacher. He is a very aggressive tanky goat (enough to even give Gaptooth some competition!) He brings the pressure on turn one, but also has the tools to take back the tempo if it is taken from you!
If you need a gruff that will reliably provide you with the resources that you need consider taking Thump! In addition to his stable Weird growth he also provides more tools for getting deep into your deck than any other gruff in the game. Midrange and Combo herds are going to love to have him around!
Mr. Blight is a perhaps the ultimate Funkfiend. He gets easy synergy off of all of the mutations that Funkfiends love to play, and he also brings abilities that trigger off of mutations (like "Virulence"). Players will learn to fear his "Cranial Infestation" ability, a condition that deals direct damage to a shepherd equal to Mr. Blight's Weird score when the card Fades!
I think of Skwat as the Skullclan's version of Toof, but he is much more than a wall of Fat and a pretty face. He brings some seriously devastating direct damage as well as the most exploitable shepherd healing ability in the game!
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