New Ionia Spell - Syncopation

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 780 1943 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    A new Rare Ionia Spell, Syncopation, has been revealed!

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  • TheTriferianGeneral's Avatar 370 396 Posts Joined 02/10/2020
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    I know this is a huge call but I call it now: this is going to be more broken than Hush the ability to choose new targets for enemy's spot removal, the ability to make every unblocked unit potentially leathal and the ability to protect units in combat from getting wiped out by a combat trick is so much power in a 2 mana burst speed spell that this card HAS TO BE broken.

    So I guess Ionia is getting back to the playfield...

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  • minuano28's Avatar 455 311 Posts Joined 09/10/2020
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Very versatile card can be used both offensively and defensively.

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  • thazud's Avatar Duskrider 255 78 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago
    Quote From TheTriferianGeneral

    I know this is a huge call but I call it now: this is going to be more broken than Hush the ability to choose new targets for enemy's spot removal, the ability to make every unblocked unit potentially leathal and the ability to protect units in combat from getting wiped out by a combat trick is so much power in a 2 mana burst speed spell that this card HAS TO BE broken.

    So I guess Ionia is getting back to the playfield...

    I second this. Play this in a token deck (e.g. Irelia and Azir) and you have two mana protection for your key units. Hell, you can even push a ton of damage by swapping Azir with a Sand/Soldier. Even Lee Sin decks could benefit from this card. 

    It is way too much versatility for 2 mana, so I am also fairly confident that if Ionia decks becomes a thing then this'll be nerfed to 3 mana at some point. 

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2237 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago
    Quote From TheTriferianGeneral

    I know this is a huge call but I call it now: this is going to be more broken than Hush the ability to choose new targets for enemy's spot removal, the ability to make every unblocked unit potentially leathal and the ability to protect units in combat from getting wiped out by a combat trick is so much power in a 2 mana burst speed spell that this card HAS TO BE broken.

    So I guess Ionia is getting back to the playfield...

    This probably costed 3 for the longest time but they saw Ionia needs help so they are releasing it at 2 cost. If Ionia will be overbearing they will probably nerf it to 3 and it will be fine.

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  • FenrirWulf's Avatar Duskrider 735 206 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hot take: I don't think it's as good as you think it is. I mean, it is still pretty good and versatile, but it's a card that feels a lot more win-more than anything. It's a dead card if you're behind, and it's a bit bad when you double draw it, which will probably happen often. It's also a bit hard to say that this will fit into a lot of decks because this card benefits greatly in the late game, and if you're in the late game Deny and Will of Ionia are much better options most often than not. So you're probably running this in some aggro/midrange deck. I will say that it is much harder to play around, and that's the only reason why I can't call it bad.

    I might be wrong, though, but I just can't see this being as much as an auto-include as some cards. Probably a 2 of in some aggressive/midrange deck. Maybe you run this alongside Deny in Control decks too. I can't really judge the power level of this card well.

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