Rise of the Floodborn Card Reveals: Kronk, Snow White, HeiHei and more

The Rise of the Floodborn starter decks have been revealed and with that reveal has come a bunch of new cards. The image quality on some of them isn't the best, but still always great to get new cards to analyze. Thanks to Bleeding Cool and Polygon for the reveals!

Kronk - Junior Chipmunk
Storyborn · Ally
Cost: 6 (inkable)
Strength: 4
Willpower: 5
Lore: 2
Text: Resist +1 (Damage dealt to this character is reduced by 1.)
Scout Leader During your turn, whenever this character banishes another character in a challenge, you may deal 2 damage to chosen character.
Rarity: Rare

Benja - Guardian of the Dragon Gem
Storyborn · Mentor · King
Cost: 3 (inkable)
Strength: 2
Willpower: 3
Lore: 2
Text: We Have a Choice When you play this character, you may banish chosen item.
Rarity: Common

HeiHei - Persistent Presence
Dreamborn · Ally
Cost: 2 (inkable)
Strength: 2
Willpower: 1
Text: He's Back! When this character is banished in a challenge, return this card to your hand.
Rarity: Uncommon

Dr. Facilier - Savvy Opportunist
Storyborn · Villain · Sorcerer
Cost: 4 (inkable)
Strength: 4
Willpower: 2
Lore: 1
Text: Evasive (Only characters with Evasive can challenge this character.)
Rarity: Common

Hercules - Hero in Training
Storyborn · Hero · Prince
Cost: 2 (inkable)
Strength: 2
Willpower: 3
Lore: 1
Rarity: Common

Tiana - Diligent Waitress
Storyborn · Hero · Princess
Cost: 1 (inkable)
Strength: 1
Willpower: 3
Lore: 1
Rarity: ??

The Nokk - Water Spirit
Storyborn
Cost: 4 (inkable)
Strength: 4
Willpower: 3
Lore: 1
Text: Ward (Opponents can't choose this character except to challenge.)
Rarity: Common

Gaston - Barritone Bully
Dreamborn · Villain
Cost: 3 (inkable)
Strength: 3
Willpower: 3
Lore: 1
Text: Singer 5 (This character counts as cost 5 to sing songs.)
Rarity: Uncommon

Snow White - Lost in the Forest
Storyborn · Hero · Princess
Cost: 2 (inkable)
Strength: 2
Willpower: 3
Lore: 1
Text: I Won't Hurt You When you play this character, you may remove up to 2 damage from chosen character.
Rarity: Common

The Queen - Royal Monarch
Storyborn · Villain · Queen
Cost: 1 (inkable)
Strength: 2
Willpower: 2
Lore: 1
Rarity: Common

Card Evaluations

Wow, that's a lot of new cards. Let's give some quick evaluations of them all.

  • Kronk is a powered-down version of Big Tink, but a less powerful Big Tink is still probably a good card.
  • Benja is good item removal for the cost. Compare him to Break which costs 2 for only the item removal effect. Here you pay 1 more ink and get a 2/3/2 body. Good deal.
  • HeiHei is a cool, infinite value card. Unless your opponent spends premium removal on this thing, it will keep coming back. I like it.
  • Dr. Facilier is a decent Evasive card and good shift target for the Floodborn Facilier from set 1.
  • Hercules and Tiana are also primarily there to be shift targets, I think, although we have yet to see a Floodborn Tiana.
  • The Nokk is meh. Ward is a powerful keyword but with only 1 lore on this thing, it's not really doing much for you.
  • Gaston is a poor man's version of Ariel - Spectacular Singer. Could be good in limited formats or if you just don't want to spend the money on Ariel for your Steelsongs deck.
  • Snow White is a straight upgrade over Minnie Mouse - Beloved Princess. You are probably happy to play this in a Princess deck or Seven Dwarfs deck, especially if there is a Floodborn Snow White still to be revealed...
  • The Queen is a shift target and also the character most unlikely to be a 1-cost 2/2 so far.
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