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Poghy

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  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Xyrella is very versatile, she is a pretty good starting hero. The debuff works very well with mercs that attack a lot like Garrosh.

    Atonement is an interesting skill, and I wonder if it starts counting the heals even if Xyrella is on the bench. It its the case then I could see her ability as a nuke in nature comps.

    In reply to Xyrella
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Voone is mediocre. If we get more dragons, he could be somewhat better.

    In reply to Warmaster Voone
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Diablo 2: Resurrected is pretty popular right now. If you understand its mechanics, you know that decreasing your opponents resistances is usually much better than increasing your own damage by the same amount. Why am I talking about this? Because in Hearthstone Mercenaries its the exact opposite.

    If you gain +x [spell school] damage, it works for all of your mercs until the source of it is killed. (Maybe even longer? Im note sure about that.) Vol'jin's shadow weakness on the other hand, its unique and it sounds cool, but it only lasts for 1 turn.

    Ring of Haste is no joke, but what are the best payoffs for using shadow spells? Tamsin's summon gets buffed for every shadow spell, which is nice, but if you use the Ring, your shadow spells will be faster than the summon, so its actually counter-productive.

    Right now, I dont think that a shadow comp is good enough, but if they introduce more synergies, then Vol'jin and his overpowered ring will be a part of it for sure.

    In reply to Vol'jin
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Heroic leap seems very strong, but the human synergy is not that good right now. At release orcs will be much better.

    But, if they introduce more human synergy in the future then Varian could be a key to the compositions success.

    In reply to Varian Wrynn
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Varden is good, but freeze/frost synergy is not that good ATM. Without any synergy, he is just a worse Cairne right now.

    In reply to Varden Dawngrasp
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Holy synergy is nice but the holy school is not very good at the moment.

    Giving taunt to Sylvanas could be good in PVP, but in that case you dont want to heal her.

    Kinda lackluster for a legendary.

    In reply to Uther
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Arcane damage, arcane damage, arcane damage.

    Thats it, basically. Its true that you can use an equipment to boost nature skills, but why would you do that with a full arcane merc?

    Tyrande is not bad, but in my opinion arcane school does the same as fire school but its less effective.

    In reply to Tyrande
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    "Put your face in the light!"

    Super good in a vacuum, and if you think about combos, he is even better.

    Any merc who likes attack buffs will love Tirion (like Samuro, King Krush or Illidan) and his debuff is also a game-changer especially when you use it with Garrosh's Mak'Gora.

    Ashbringer's deathrattle is something you dont want in PVE, but its really good in PVP. BTW, in PVP Tirion is the number 1 hard-counter to Sylvanas.

    Probably the best epic, and one of the best mercenaries overall.

    In reply to Tirion Fordring
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Thrall, the True Warchief.

    He is a must-have in orc comps. His skills are versatile. Warchief's command is great with Sylvanas in PVP. The equipment is even more interesting. Getting windfury from Doomhammer is nice especially when you have a Rokara in your team. But Ring of Strength seems even better, a pseudo-heal that works very well with Garrosh and his Mak'Gora.

    So I like Thrall a lot and I think that orc comps will be strong, and Thrall will be a huge part of the composition's success.

    In reply to Thrall
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Good point, I didnt think of that.

    Overall, I dont think that Tavish is good, but the combo with Saurfang could make him work.

    In reply to Tavish Stormpike
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Must-have in a demon comp. She also has some shadow synergies. I might underestimate the shadow school, because I dont think its top tier right now, but Tamsin makes it better for sure.

    BTW, shadow school. If you want to go that way, you want Vol'jin with the equipment that reduces the speed of all Shadow skills by 3. The problem with that, is your Tamsin's summon will be slower than your shadow skills, so you cant buff your demon in the same turn you summon it.

    Anyways, IMO the demon comp will be very good, and Tamsin will be a key part to that team.

    In reply to Tamsin Roame
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    The Banshee Queen, The PVP Goddess.

    Reclaimed Souls + Death Volley is a party wipe for the opponent. There are ways to buff Reclaimed Souls without killing your own party, like using summons, or even better, using Samuro.

    BUT, I still have 2 concerns about her.

    1. She can be countered by Tirion. I know it doesnt sound like a real concern right now, but when we will have an estabilished metagame in Mercenaries PVP, there will be counter-strategies. If Sylvanas will be in every PVP comp, then its safe to assume that Tirion will be also used at the same rate. To be honest, it doesnt make her less good, I just wanted to mention it.

    2. You cant kill Sylvanas. I mean, none of her abilities are "attacks", she cant get retaliation damage. Your opponent will decide when to kill her, and you will have no choice about that.

    So I have my concerns, but she still seems like the best PVP merc, and I dont think she will be good in PVE.

    In reply to Sylvanas Windrunner
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Murlocs = bad.

    Oh, wait, wrong topic. Or is it? I dont think that Scabbs is any better than any murloc, so I have put him in the same category.

    Actually he is worse than the murlocs. He is a gnome, he doesnt use any spell school, he doesnt have any synergy.

    Possibly the worst mercenary.

    In reply to Scabbs Cutterbutter
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    An orc that can summon orcs? Alright. He is actually very good in orc comps. The AoE orc buff is very strong, but its somewhat complicated to apply it to everyone. I mean there are ways to damage your stuff, but sometimes you can just rely AoE damage from your opponent, and after that a good old fashioned +7/+9 AoE buff without cooldown sounds pretty good.

    Must-have in orc builds, kinda useless outside of them.

    In reply to Saurfang
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    She is possibly the best starting merc. She is absolutely key in orc comps, but she is more. Offensive Rally works very well with repeated attacks, like King Krush's Apex Predator or Garrosh's Mak'Gora.

    In a vacuum, Rokara is slightly above average, but when you consider the synergies, especially the orc ones, you can see that she is actually top tier. Very strong for a rare.

    In reply to Rokara
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Kill Command seems underpowered, especially its speed. When it comes to equipment, Mama Bear's Claws seems a pretty good one, if you have the team for it (does it work with beast mercs?). So he is good with Anacondra and King Krush.

    Overall, Rexxar seems like one of the weaker legendaries.

    In reply to Rexxar
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    He is a good summoner with some fel synergy and a lot of demon synergy. Must-have in a demon comp, but I wouldnt use him anywhere else.

    In reply to Rathorian
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Raven frost I mean Sulfuras could be nice in some PVE bounties, but if you use Ragnaros, generally you would want the +3 fire damage instead.

    So he is obviously good with a fire comp, but there is more! Something I have mentioned at King Krush, repeated damage abilities could be the key to speedfarm PVE content. And Rag is the best when it comes to massacre lower-leveled opponents, or opponents who are weakened by AoE damage. "DIE, INSECTS!" can deal up to 25 damage and its slow speed (10) is actually good, because it will resolve after your other AoE abilities.

    So I think that Rag will be the best when I want to farm, and I also see a lot of PVP potential in him, thanks to the strong fire ability users.

    In reply to Ragnaros
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Too bad he is not a human, but I would still put him in the same team with Anduin.

    He is not bad, but right now I dont think that holy school is as good as fire, nature or arcane.

    In reply to Prophet Velen
  • Poghy's Avatar 70 56 Posts Joined 10/06/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    Natalie is interesting. Not too bad, but not too good, somewhat versatile but very straightforward (damage, heal, damage/heal?).

    I just dont think that either holy or shadow spell school are among the good ones right now.

    In reply to Natalie Seline