I hate the joust mechanic
Looks like this fits in a Malygos shaman deck, where Malygos is the only creature and maaaybe Alexstrasza?
Anyway, looks like a solid card.
If you run only 2 big minions in your whole deck, there is one problem. If you draw both of them early (which is quite possible), you’ll always lose the Jousts.
This is good with doomhammer, since you take a lot of damage using doomhammer.
Insta add at control warrior
The only problem is that’s not a Warrior card.
3 mana for 14 health is an insane heal, but since it on average only works half of the time, im not sure if its viable.
If it works half of the time, the healing would be 10,5 restored for 3 mana, which is pretty ok.
Maybe it could work against aggro decks? To almost wipe someone out and then see them restore 14 health is pretty devastating. In addition, since aggro decks normally play low cost minions, this card would be even more viable.
The thing with Joust on effects like that is that they work more often when you WANT them to work. If you play a slow Shaman deck and you face some Aggro deck, you probably have around 80% of chance to win the Joust. Which nets you 12.5 healing on average. On the other hand, if you face another really slow deck, the chances of winning the Joust drop down to, I don’t know, 30-40%? But that’s fine, because usually if you face Control, you don’t need that much heal.
In any case, it’s much better than Druid’s Healing Touch. And the Healing Touch has seen some brief ladder / tournament play now and then. So it’s definitely not that bad.
imagine piloted sky golem getting auchenai soulpriest and then using healing wave for 14 on opponent
it’s really decent card but will do some math after release to make sure
Actually, a lot easier way to do that is playing Priest against Shaman and Thoughtstealing that
When Druids were playing Healing Touch back in the day, it was one of the best things you could Thoughtsteal. 8 damage for 3 mana with Auchenai was really big.
man maybe thoughtsteal has higher odds but is less esports
Well that’s true – getting it from the Sky Golem and then killing enemy with 14 damage Healing Wave would be 100% esport.
The problem is that the deck that runs Healing Wave probably won’t run Sky Golem :p
not too sure and is it ok to rearrange whole deck just to fit 1 card in it? with current card set there aren’t too many ways to make use of this one
also saying a card won’t be played at this point it meh… I mean anything can happen
also thought of another esport situation… ur not shaman but getting healing wave with nefarian and auchenai with unstable portal >.<
Well yeah, THAT would be esports. Unstable Portals are esports in general. I had a match against Tempo Mage who played two Portals in a row on turn 4. On turn 5 he played Feugen and Stalagg. GG.
would like to see that one mate 😀
From the Mage’s perspective you mean? :p