Avatar of Kung Ji
March through the night to arrive at the battlefield first, that you may secure the advantageous ground--Kung Ji, Glorious Strategist
Whenever a character you control is dealt combat damage and survives, your opponent loses 2 morale
If CARDNAME would be killed, instead it becomes exhausted for the next turn (a la sages)
Either 2/6 or 2/8 (probably 2/6)
Initially I wanted a one-drop version of Gao Han, but instead I decided to explore what an early Avatar might look like. I gave him a more balanced version of avatar immortality to compensate for his early landing and am leaning for more conservative stats since he's gonna keep coming back to block again and again. I granted him a morale-drain mechanic (number can be adjusted, was originally 5 but I think that's too strong, lowered to 2) which decided to have me make him the Avatar of Kung Ji. Noteworthy about his ability is that it works even when he's exhausted. That could probably be tweaked to only working while in the defense zone or by adjusting the number of turns he exhausts for or the amount of morale he drains. There are a lot of knobs to adjust on this card.
And yeah, I know that all the other avatars cost 7. The whole point of this guy was to explore a one-drop avatar, though. Also, I'm not sure how the coding would consider his own interaction with his ability. Does it count as surviving combat if he's exhausted? I don't think so.