I dont think it’s much more gimmicky than freeze mage. If you Substitute antonidas and alextraza with rhonin and maly it could work just as good with emperor. The win condition is to reduce the cost of your cheap spells and malygos if possible and wreck them in one turn. Given that your chances of living past turn 7 in the current meta are quiet low, it does not matter though.
it will be much better if it had battlecry instead of Featherstone, but still a nice replacement for Dr boom.
pretty mediocre card for a mage. But could be good for some spell heavy decks. I hate the fact that this one could get BGH and make you lose the game momentum.
combo with archmage antonidas
Not to mention Flamewaker
or Malygos ,)
Play that turn 8, they use their removal on it, play malygos turn 9, unless they happen to have another removal on hand, turn 10 you can just obliterate the board. It would be hilarious.
You don’t even have to count on them not having a removal. That’s what Emperor Thaurissan is for. Making those Arcane Missiles cost 0 mana is pretty big. If you hit discount on Malygos, Flamewaker and Arcane Missiles, you actually get 30 missiles in total – and you can run 2 more copies in your deck for 50! Completely gimmicky and unreliable, but so fun.
I’d love to see Gazlow Antonidas Malygos -decks , but those would be pretty control/midrangy.
The chance the super spell combo could happen is not reliable enough. But still a good though from the developer on this card. However, past turn 8 there’s a good chance grim patron is coming out already. On legend rank you have 50-65% patron warrior last month and this month. So this will only work on lower levels.
I only see effigy and fallen hero from the new mage cards as useful. This one is almost good but too slow