Freljord Needs An Identity Shake Up

  • Nifty129's Avatar 390 642 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    As the name suggests out of all the base regions that have continued to receive new cards

    I have the least brewing excitement about Freljord

    It's almost as if the developers are struggling to figure out their card release identity post Targon.

    Here's some cards that should have gotten people excited but ultimately fell flat.

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    So this plays into ramp identity only problem that's what all the new cards for this region do and that deck is already established

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    It's a mind splitter that avalanches instead of stuns, like on the edge of playability but unexciting

    There's a landmark that gives tough when units survive dmg and it's just not worth it like is it a vlad thing I don't know

    We also got an 8 mana ramp card which is exactly when you don't need to ramp anymore...it's bad is what I'm saying

    Instead they should be attempting to revitalize old archetypes stuff like hand buff

    Freiljord allegiance, like give us a reason to want to run omen hawk again

    Bit of a ramble but let me know what you guys think in the comments

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  • minuano28's Avatar Mountain 700 858 Posts Joined 09/10/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    I have to respectfully disagree on this on, I think that Freljord is fine as a region here why :

    - Freljord main mechanics are frostbite, ramp and deck buffs. It also have access to overwhelm, regeneration and plunder.

    - Freljord got Trundle and Feel The Rush  both were meta defining cards that took advantage of the ramp mechanic.

    - The other Freljord cards that we got focused on buffing unit by giving them either a stats boost overwhelm or regeneration Bloodsworn Pledge,Augur of the Old Ones,Troll Gifts, so they fit with Freljord identity.

    - We sadly didn't get any new frostbite or plunder cards, but that's to be expected since the focus of the expansion is Targon not Freljord.

    - Hand buff is a mechanic found in Ionia not Freljord.

    - The landmark problem is not exclusive to Freljord, all of 5+ mana landmarks have been nothing but meme cards.

    - I don't understand why people keep saying that the The Scargrounds is a Vlad card, it does nothing to fix his problems. The best use for that card is to use alongside Ember Maiden and Scarmother Vrynna.

    In conclusion Freljord got some shitty cards, so did every other region that doesn't call for an identity shake up.

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  • Nifty129's Avatar 390 642 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    Sorry deck buff, then you draw the cards in your hand which ultimately is much the same thing.

    Anyway feel free to share new decks in this region because Trundle ramp and Ash midrange are old hat by now.

    Meanwhile every other region is seeing major experimentation.

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  • minuano28's Avatar Mountain 700 858 Posts Joined 09/10/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    Every single region is seeing major experimentation really ? Come on man we both know that's not true.

    There are currently three regions seeing major experimentation and those are Targon, Noxus and Piltover & Zaun. And of course they are. Targon just got a new set of champion and followers. As for the other two, Riven and Viktor just got Buffed so people are trying to see how good there now. Besides experimentation does equal good and old does not equal bad. Scouts and Fiora/Shen are both "old hats" but they are still great decks.

     

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  • Nifty129's Avatar 390 642 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    I was specifically referring to newly released cards and their impact. For example gluttony is just one shadow isles card and it's revitalized anivia. Powder monkeys got a new card, kegs got a new card, dragons got a new card and they are all playables. I was just a little dissapointed we arent seeing anything similar from this region.

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    Just in the effort to be fair and balanced this is a scargrounds list mogwai put together

    I'll see if it can be beefed up a bit and I'll get back to all of you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXiidJIaUg0

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  • minuano28's Avatar Mountain 700 858 Posts Joined 09/10/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    -The expansion have been out for 4 days only, it's too early to be taking about impact.

    -Kegs didn't get any new card this expansion.

    -Dragons have been playable their release but that was never a great deck and they got one of worst card from this expansion.

    - Troll gifts is a pretty good card that works well with both Braum and Trundle. Some players are even experimenting with it in Tahm Kench/Frosbite decks.

     

     

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  • Forgottenslayer's Avatar 150 62 Posts Joined 07/19/2020
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    Freljord is fine undead Anivia has the healing to stop you aggro rollers. With the addition of gluttony that bitch is basically endless. I have 8 silences, 5 challengers, 2 single combats, and grand plaza this deck should counter her hard. I didn’t build it for her but it should counter her and that bitch just keeps coming back I killed her 6 freaking times Anivia should be sticky but she shouldn’t be this fucking sticky. Gluttony needs to cost more or only be useable on followers because seriously this bitch is OP. 
    0-4 vs undead Anivia. It is currently the only deck I’m afraid of

    Anyone else having this problem. 
    Freljord healing identity is alive and well IMO.

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