Oh, I get it, especially the Likkum weapon. And ultimately I like classes to have a flavor but this one is so borderline IMHO. I guess the power of the Lackey justifies the penalty. I’ll be OK, I’m reaching for a Snickers…
I mean honestly, I’m lowkey disappointed by the card myself as well. Thematically I’m no fan of Murlocs and would MUCH rather see an Elemental with Overload synergy, but this card definitely seems to have a place.
That place just likely isn’t in any deck I plan to play.
firefly was a netral card tho no netral card has overlord its a shaman thing, as alot of shaman cards are low cost and can be played much earlier then the other classes cards such as pally aoe 4 mana deal to deal to all vs shaman 3 mana 2-3 damage lightning storm
I’m all over this card. This is one of the most exciting ones revealed to me. It’s already a very good opening play (the lackey can be turn 2 without any real loss, and possibly a tempo gain if you pull the random 2 cost one).
Since it checks on being good for normal use, I then ask “does it add value through synergy when some are available?”. And yes, we clearly see it does. Likkim is cool and all…but overload triggers for thunderhead (I think is its name) are already good plays. This serves to do that…and fuel the hand while triggering synergy cheaply.
One of the big problems with overload decks are that too few good cards exist at overload 1. Being forced to murder your follow up turn entirely has held it back.
This does not do that. In fact it pays for itself immediately as those lackeys are worth more than 1 mana.
I love this card,its the best card revealed thus far.
Likkim was already pretty close to being playable,with this card it definitely will be.
Midrange agro with the 4 mana 3/5 overload synergy,maybe even unstable elemental will make a comeback. And then finish with bloodlust which you draw with the spirit after hexing something. Shudderwock and hagatha as backup,it does look promising.
Lots of mid rangy cards thus far,maybe we get an arena meta (midrange).
No, comparing it to a 3 mana 3/2 is not a good way to look at it. Part of what makes those bad is the sheer initial cost and how that limits how you can play them. So even if they have a good effect…its harder to weave it into a turn without butchering tempo (and even control and combo decks have to worry about tempo).
It’s a 1 mana 2/1 activator. One which appropriates a reward equal to the penalty you otherwise pay for being an activator.
Quite powerful, I imagine we’ll be seeing lots of Slurper in Shaman decks for the next two years. Lackeys were interesting enough gameplay for us that we thought putting some power behind this card was a good idea. Hope you like it!
A decent amount of overload cards see play so no?! Overload can be pretty insane for swing-turns and regaining board-control (and burst of course). Yes, you have to plan ahead 1 turn but it’s anything but “terrible”.