Veteran Mercenary was released in June 2017 as a promo card.
How To Get Veteran Mercenary
During the promo period your first ranked win of the day will get you a free copy of the card, up to a maximum of four copies.
Once the promo period is over you will need to craft the card using Shiftstone.
What Does Veteran Mercenary Do?
Veteran Mercenary is a fighter unit with combat stats of 6/4. It also has a special ability that triggers when you play it onto the battlefield: if you only have one type of influence then you draw into your hand a random unit of the appropriate faction.
For most standard two-colour decks that's pretty useless; Veteran Mercenary has a Power cost of 5 and you'd have to be very unlucky not to have two types of influence by then!
So what's the point? Well, this card probably works best in a monochrome deck build. My guess is that is that it was introduced specifically to make monochrome decks more viable.
Personally I'm a little disappointed at the random aspect of this card; I'd have preferred an effect such as "Draw a card of your choice from your deck".
This page written for Eternal version 1.21, Card Set 1
Last updated: 15-06-2017