New Warlock Spell - Abyssal Wave

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1155 4356 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    A new Epic Warlock Spell, Abyssal Wave, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1915 4025 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I can#t tell if this is good or not. 4-damage for 6-mana is not great, especially since we just have better options for the most part.

    Then again, Questlock is probably dead unless taking games into late fatigue is somehow an option in a world with so much lategame value generation Warlock needs some sort of win condition that starts ticking before they are through their entire deck. Curse of Agony is a start, but maybe you just run alll the curses and just chip away at your opponent slowly?

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 789 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Not a horribly viable board clear. Might be aimed more at cluttering your opponent's hand up with junk or a way to force damage through Cloak of Shadows or Ice Block.

    Problem there is Curse of Rafaam does that too, but better.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1600 3978 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Too slow to do anything remotely useful. There's just simply better cards like Soul Rend and Full-Blown Evil.

    The card lives and dies by the curse it gives to the opponent. But it seems like you can discard the curse the same way as rafaam's curse works. So what is this card supposed to do at the end?

    Since warlock cards are pretty much withheld until the very end of the reveal line I have to assume that this is all for some very big effect, like something happening if the curse ticks high enough. Perhaps this card will, at the end, win the coveted lady liadrin award for most underestimated until later. Or perhaps it looks like what it is; trash.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2385 2691 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    The board clear part seems interesting, even if overpriced, but the [Hearthstone Card (Fluffy Curse) Not Found] is not worth it ...

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1165 1644 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I feel like this board clear isn't that good, but at the same time it's a 4 dmg boardclear for 6 mana. The curse seems interesting, i guess Curse warlock will be a thing? Let's hope that deck wont be too toxic.

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1910 1707 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I would assume there's other cards that generate curses as well, or this card is garbage and won't see play

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1045 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well, Warlock seems to go the Murloc Route this expansion so this card will not realy see play because it seems way to slow and would kill your own minions too ... 

     

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1740 945 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    How does this work? Does the curse upgrade every 2 turns to do progressively more damage until your opponent spends 2 mana to get rid of it? Does each curse is worse than the last mean if you were to copy this card and play it a bunch, each curse token would do more damage than the one before? I don't see how it would be hard to get rid of the curse pretty soon. 

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 599 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I'm just absolutely confused by these curses. I mean, obviously there will be other cards for Warlock that generate them (including the as-yet-unseen second Legendary?) but the thing that most flummoxes me is the (2 turns remaining) part of that text box. Does that mean that these curses are not Curse of Rafaam style "tax" cards that your opponent has to play? Do they just get stuck with them until they expire? I can't really say much about it until we know more about them. Aside: Why don't we know more about them? Why reveal a curse card if you're going to stay mum on how the Curses work?

    6 Mana to deal 4 to all minions isn't terrible, and if these Curses seem like a good way to win games, then it will probably see play.

    I have spoken.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1345 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Chaos Nova with a mana tax to cuss out your opponent is not that great, surely Warlock either wants to do better or is trying to stack as many curse cards as they can.

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  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1290 969 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Not a super strong clear for its cost, but the curses are certainly interesting. We might see a whole new type of Warlock deck on the rise.

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