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Steelsmith Joseph Carroll


Card Number - TDP-191

Card Rating:

Sealed: 1.20
Constructed: 2.20
Casual: 3.00
Raid: 1.20

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 05.07.0


aka Warchief Thrall

Steelsmith Joseph Carroll



Cost: 1

Attack: 1

Health: 1


Steelsmith Joseph Carroll has +1 ATK and +1 health for each equipment you have.


Hello all, to the Alliance week on Pojo.com.


We start this week with a ally that has some options, but in my opinion doesn’t cut it in the long run.


Obviously you want to use Equipments in a deck for this guy, but don’t push it to far.

There are better Alliance allies out there, with also low costs and better effects.


Sealed: 2/5
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Raid: 1/5

See you on the Battlefield

Red Comet Steelsmith Joseph Carroll

The point at which this guy is useful is pretty late in the game.

In an optimal situation he'd get a +5 boost but that's not gonna happen that often.

In most cases he's gets a + 2 or + 3 and is perhaps the first ally that can be killed by Sunder Armor

Skip it unless you only play casual even then you might not want to run it

Constructed: 2/5
Raid: 1/5
Whoohoo! Alliance Week! Stormwind FTW!

Steelsmith Joseph Carroll (Alliance)

1 cost Ally- Human Warrior, 1 ATK (melee), 1 Health

Steelsmith Joseph Carroll has +1 ATK and +1 Health for each equipment you have.

Hmm... for the start of Alliance week, we get a low cost Ally. I'm not particularly fond of this guy. 1/1 for 1 is amazingly mediocre, and his bonus is based on equipment you have. He's easy to kill early game, and unless you are running REALLY equipment heavy, he won't be of much use. The only real benefit I can see is if you have alot of equipment in play and you play several copies of him in one or two turns.

In a raid, he may be slightly more useful, in a Warrior or a Pally tank deck, where you will proably have 2 hands worht of equipment, and possibly several pieces of armor. Most of the time, though, he won't reach more than 4/4 or 5/5, I don't think.

Sealed: 1/5 I see him as next to useless here, as you most likely won't see alot of equipment.

Constructed 2/5

Casual 3/5 (Some crazy player will make an all- equipment deck just to play this guy...)

Raid: 2/5

We’ve got some Alliance allies for you this week, staring with Steelsmith Joseph Carroll.

Steelsmith Joseph Carroll
Alliance / Human Warrior
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Effect: Steelsmith Joseph Carroll has +1 ATK and +1 health for each equipment you have.

Are you serious?

The decks you would use him in, namely warriors, paladins, and hunters, already have allies tailor-made for their class play-styles. While Alliance warriors might not have Rak Skyfury, they get Galway Steamwhistle, and a warrior deck isn’t going to run a lot of allies as it is, if any. Hunters are playing either to rush or to solo. Hunter rush doesn’t really use equipment outside of Krol Blade, and solo, well, you’re in an different ballgame entirely.

Paladins will probably see the most use out of this card, but even then, it’s really not going to get over +1 or +2 ATK/health anyway. With the chance to run low-drop Untargetables instead, I see no reason why you would run Steelsmith over the likes of Apprentice Merry.

Sealed: 1/5 – Cards that rely on other cards to be useful are the least-desired in this format.
Constructed: 2/5 – Could see use in a Paladin deck, but even then, it’s still iffy.
Casual: 3/5 – There are better allies, but I’m sure you could test him out in an equipment-heavy build.
Raid: 1/5 – Like he’d survive long enough to get a use out of the equipment you’re lucky to keep in play.
W.A.Y.S. First off this week is SJC. He has the right cost at one resource. His ability makes him very good in Warrior/Pally/Hunter decks that use a significant amount of equips. If you have just two equipment then SJC will have 3/3 for one resource.

SJC makes for a pretty good late game card, but he is very mediocre in the early game.

Sealed: 1 out of 5 - This is assuming you only get a few equips. There are better guys to play.

Constructed: 3 out 5 - In a deck with a lot of equips you could get good advantage out of the cost of this ally.

Casual: 3 out of 5 - It could be fun to see how strong you can get SJC.

Raid: 1 out of 5 - He might kill a whelp or two but that is about it.
Paschendale Steelsmith Joseph Carroll
Cost 1
Alliance Ally Human Warrior
Steelsmith has +1 Att and +1 Health for each equipment you have.

Ok I’m back took a week off for personal stuff and now onto this lovely card.

Ok this is an ally for the ages he does a great many things and all of them are good. First off he is mister mediocre if you drop him all by his lonesome, but you can force your opponent to use a damage spell on him early before he gets huge. The other thing he is a monster if you’re dropping him late game when there are 4-6 equipments in play. A 1 drop for a 6/6 is needless to say a great deal.

He really only works in equipment heavy decks but when you sit down and think about the equipment you use in your deck most decks sport maybe 2-3 types of equipment and even warlocks could use this guys services. Paladins and Warriors should be sporting 4 in each deck, make your opponent regret placing that ally removal down as a resource. Late game in a Warrior deck this guy can be from 8-10 large and for a 1 drop that’s just insane.

Sealed (2): Only reason he isn’t stronger here is equipment are rare and uncommon and you won’t see enough to make him really good but if you draw 4-5 equipment I would consider playing him.
Constructed (4): He has a place in equipment heavy decks if you have 4 equipment out he is a 4/4 for 1 and that’s just a good deal.
Casual (5): This is a fun card to play with, play with as many different equipments as possible and see how big you can get him.
Raid (4): A really good deal if you hold him and drop him late game. Could be worth a lot of damage if he just hits once, only reason he isn’t a rating of 5 is dragons have so much removal allies die quickly and your armor doesn’t hang around long enough for this guy to be come insanely large.
Lazy Peon (4): For the paladins and warriors this is a great option as your token ally, no longer will Parvink be all alone in armor heavy decks.

By: Paschendale



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