I think I'm missing the joke about "finishers", what happened with that?
Crazy effort and a ton of cool designs, power level seems high even for today but that doesn't matter too much for Custom cards. I too would love to see some more C'thun love. Super creative and a really fun looking set!
😍😍Mariner Maiev 😍😍
Seriously though, I've been loving the art direction for this expansion. Everything has fit perfectly into the theme and all the interconnected art pieces have been great.
His flavor text is "Cownonball!"
Which is 100x worse than Cannonbull
No chance for Recruit to come back, it's way too uninteresting and can easily be utilized without utilizing the keyword, as your examples have shown.
I'm thinking Magnetic and Reborn could both be up for the running though, Spellburst is also my number one pick, it's a fantastic mechanic.
I'm gonna miss Darkmoon, definitely one of my favorite sets of all time, Corrupt is still probably my favorite keyword, I remember being bummed out by multiple buffs because they'd ruin Corrupt synergies. (RIP Clown Warrior and Mage😔)
I mean, you said it yourself, it won't be amazing since it's an 8 Mana card without Rush or Taunt. That isn't a fact aside from powercreep, it's a fact because of powercreep, this card not only prevents fatigue but it also refills your deck with absurdly high value cards. If any type of grindy deck existed this would make that the most powerful deck in the game.
But there is no deck like that, since late game in Hearthstone has moved away from value into tempo, play swing, answer swing etc. Feels like every deck is token Druid where if you can't keep up for one turn or clear the board for one turn you lose immediately.
This card is super sick, don't get me wrong.
But I kinda hate that we're at a power level where they can print a faaaaaar better Archivist Elysiana and it probably won't break the meta game.
Scabbs, Xyrella, and Bru'kan (And obviously Tamsin) aren't present within the trailer at all, not even during the scene with the heroes shadows.
Cariel however is so we can assume she survived being pulled off the bridge.
My bet is that our boy Bru'kan doesn't make it to Onyxia and dies defeating Tamsin, Xyrella and Scabbs might go on to save Xyrella's daughter instead of fighting against Onyxia.
Very cool set, would be a lot of fun to see something similar in game.
I do think Baby Y'shaarj could be a bit too restrictive. No 0-3 cost cards means you'll probably lose game 1 and 2, his ability is also super slow since it does nothing if he's played on Turn 5. I could see it working if the restriction was to minions that cost (5) or more, or if you want to get really funky you could make the restriction (4) or less so you're encouraged to pick big cards in your buckets.
Still a great set :)
Examples feel off, Scrap Golem was printed with all of the Taunt Warrior synergies still in standard to support that archetype and Zai, the Incredible was just a general value Legendary for slower DHs.
I can see Shaman going a "Master of the Elements" route and receive encouragement to play with Fire, Frost, and Nature.
Darkmoon Races was Darkmoon's miniset and was race themed.
That's Xuen, the White Tiger, he's an August Celestial (Part of the Pandaren pantheon essentially)
Definitely didn't expect the August Celestials to be distributed this way.
Chi-Ji I always thought would be for Rogue, but Mage kinda fits.
Yu'lon I thought they'd save for the addition of a Monk class but Shaman makes second most sense.
Xuen I definitely thought would be Paladin.
Niuzao (The Black Ox) being for Hunter makes the least sense to me, 100% would think he'd be associated with Warrior.
My guess is that these associations were made because Rogue, Paladin, and Warrior already got their Lunar New Year skins. All of these look really cool though!
It's cosmetics. This is literally the stuff we'd want to be overpriced.
Yeah this complaining about a "lack of communication" is silly. Most of the devs are stuck right in the middle of the whole debacle.
Yeah 3 seems way too insane. Very often I've seen people concede after getting two mercs murked turn 1. Not getting chests for that is gonna feel like garbage.
She's probably the Bob/Harth of Mercenaries, guides you on your quest and through the gamemode's tutorial.
It definitely wasn't low power, sure Gadgetzan had a bunch of filler cards but the many strong cards it did have defined the meta game until they rotated out. Highlander stuff and Jade was top tier until it rotated, Patches was in every deck, Small-Time Buccaneer was another meta defining card until its nerf.
Set was busted and in a super unbalanced way, I loved the theme though.