Card Nerf - Fiendish Rites

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  • ShadowsOfSense's Avatar Senior Moderator 1500 1111 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Fiendish Rites is having its mana cost increased to 4, from 3, in a patch later this week.

    How do you feel about this change?

    Once these changes are live, players will be able to disenchant the adjusted cards for their full Arcane Dust value for two weeks.

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  • frosthearth's Avatar 645 585 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Did not expect this one and I think it really won't matter much as this is still the best play on curve after dragonblight cultist. But I guess you can't play this twice or with cultist before turn 4 anymore, so veiled worshipper won't be active but that's really fine.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1955 4472 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This is....puzzling.

    I played Galakrond Zoo quite a bit at launch and it just doesn't seem that strong...I mean, not compared to anything else.

    This is also the weirdest piece to hit...like, surely, Veiled Worshipper is the powerhouse of the deck.

    It's already a pretty clunky card that only really gives you an edge against very passive decks. If this was +1/+1 but right now I fail to see the point. This is just a worse Dreamway Guardians for twice the cost whenever you're not ahead.

    I'm not huge on Galakrond Zoo, but I was at the very least happy to see it not suck completely so seeing it having its legs snapped right away feels kind of...bad.

    Maybe I'M just underestimating the deck though.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Koetti's Avatar 1090 863 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Why would they hit that Card? Do they expect Gala-Zoolock to become to powerful after the Nerfs?

    Or maybe the Devs want the Meta to shift more towards control. Wild guess, but the Nerfs do seem like it to me.

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 430 614 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Surprisingly, this was actually the best card in the deck. I didn't realize it until I tried to figure out why it was nerfed.

    That said, it wasn't the best card in the deck in the way Ancharr or Apothecary were. It's win% was in line with things like Flame Imp. But I guess they had to target something.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Did they look at cards with high win rate when played? cause it's like nerfing leeroy, or malygos the card has a high win rate but only cause it's mostly used as finisher.. not a big fan of this nerf.

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 460 713 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    What a bizarre nerf. Feels like one they threw in just to placate the angry galakrond shamans out there: "see, you're not the only Galakrond getting hosed."

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  • JackJimson's Avatar 645 660 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    This is....puzzling.

    I played Galakrond Zoo quite a bit at launch and it just doesn't seem that strong...I mean, not compared to anything else.

    This is also the weirdest piece to hit...like, surely, Veiled Worshipper is the powerhouse of the deck.

    Surprised with the nerf as well.

    Having playing played some games with and against Gala Zoo, playing this turn 3 didn't seem overpowered (compared to say Scion or Necrium Apothecary). Sure if you flood the board then drop this by turn 3, it's pretty powerful but that's Zoo's version of a highroll.

    It does indirectly nerf Veiled Worshiper though by making it harder to activate.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1815 3149 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This is totally weaksauce.  Seriously.  At least, 4 mana for 2 2/1's?  That is hard for me to understand.  If this was a Rogue card, I could understand that since it's cost could be reduced by Preparation.  But 4 mana for 1 1/1 imps and +1 attack in Warlock... not that hardcore.  This is seriously confusing.  

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  • EpicHercules's Avatar Jaina 270 59 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I'm kind of like everyone else. Really don't see the point in this one. Almost every other card hit I can definitely see as being a fair change, but honestly, Galakrond Warlock isn't so powerful that I think this was really needed. Maybe Blizz is seeing some things that I'm not, but we'll have to see how this impacts Warlock's win rate.

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Servant of Illidan 890 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I think the only reason this was nerfed, was to stealth nerf Veiled Worshipper to be less likely to play on-curve on turn 4. I'm not sure why they didn't just nerf Veiled Worshipper to 5 mana. If I wore an Aluminum Foil Hat, I might say that's because of the rarity difference between the cards.

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  • DelkoHS's Avatar Child of Galakrond 485 481 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This is the only nerf that feels weird to me. Galakrond probably was problematic so they wanted to nerf it inb4 I guess.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Veiled Worshipper is not the powerhouse of the deck, in fact when looking at the drawn winrate of the most popular Galakrond Zoo deck on HSReplay Fiendish Rites is at #1, while Veiled Worshipper is among the bottom cards. So, it makes sense to nerf Fiendish Rites when wanting to keep the deck in control. While I agree that it's not the most oppressive deck at the moment, it might become so after the nerfs to the other decks hit by this patch. So it feels more like a pre-emptive nerf to me, that won't destroy the deck.

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  • Painkiller1724's Avatar 200 132 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Man!! That sucks!!

    My C'Thun/Galakrond Warlock is now even worse!! 

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