Lets take a second to dive into the new shepherds in the upcoming set Gruff: Rage of the Trolls! All of the cards we show here are not 100% final. Stay posted at the Kickstarter page for information on how to pre-order the game!
Up first we have Brat, the driving force behind the invasion of the Greenspan! Just like her ability implies she is brash and aggressive, her high starting Crazy combined with her ability to gain Crazy when her attacks are fully blocked make he a great aggro shepherd. She is a little slower than Captain Stovell, but much more stable.
Up next is Conrey, the ultimate apprentice. Conrey has been talked about in the flavor text of Gruff for years, but he is finally coming into his own supporting Brat in her attempted conquest of the Funkfiend homelands. He takes after his mentor Gristle with the ability to fetch conditions out of his discard pile, but is much more flexible. He is just as useful in control decks as he is in aggressive situations!
Armiran comes to us from the Shepherd Tier of the Clash of the Battle Goats campaign. He is a wandering archaeologist trying to learn what he can about the now extinct* trolls. His ability to draw cards is of supreme value to control and combo decks. It can even be very functional for fast aggro decks ( like those who use Blastov) to find the damage dealing card that you need as quickly as possible!
Dr. Acrid is the genius behind the creation of the Funkfiends, he also is inadvertently responsible for creating the plague that destroyed his homeland and freeing the trolls. Basically, he likes to be selective about what he puts on his resume. Like Doc, he provides mulligan options on your very first turn. His partial mulligan is very strong when you know that there is a specific set of cards that you need in order to win the game.
Baba Haga was a powerful witch before the plague. When The Funk afflicted The Greenspan she embraced the change and became a soothsayer of sickness and disease. She has seen the future and has some bad news to share. Baba Haga provides a ton of synergy with Gruffs like Mr. Blight or Licky that have abilities that trigger when mutations come into play. Getting 3 nasty mutations all at once for free can be a very powerful effect in the right hands.
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