Amberhides is a common toad unit that drains a large amount of strength from a nearby poisoned unit. The strength of Amberhides and the strength it drains can be increased by leveling it up. Amberhides can work in control and poison decks.
Amberhides can deal with strong units very effectively, but only if you can poison it.
Non-damaging poison effects are better to use with Amberhides, like those from Copperskin Ranger and Venomfall Spire, because damaging effects decrease the amount of strength Amberhides is able to steal.
The strength Amberhides drains makes it great at controlling or destroying enemies. Alternatively, you can place it ahead of an enemy unit to threaten your opponent with a very high-strength unit.
Amberhides is able to clear out high strength enemies despite its low cost and strength. For example, a level 1 Amberhides can destroy a 12 strength poisoned enemy completely.
Note that Amberhides can drain strength from a friendly unit as well, which can either be good or bad.
…drain 4 strength…
…drain 5 strength…
…drain 6 strength…
…drain 7 strength…
…drain 8 strength…
August 7, 2017: Set movement to 1, increased drain ability by 2
August 30, 2017: Increased strength by 2, reduced ability by 1
January 31, 2018: Can now also drain from a friendly poisoned unit