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Nov 12, 2018 PST
Isn’t this card OP? Compared with other ways to deal direct damage in the game I feel this one is extremely cheap:
[[side]] [[natural]] = 1 Damage
Frost Bite -> [[main]] [[basic]] = 1 damage (if focused)
Molten Gold -> [[main]] [[natural]] [[natural]] = 3 damage
Freezing Bast -> [[main]] [[natural:class]] [[natural:class]] = 2 damage
[[main]] [[basic]] [[basic]] = 9999 damage
Last edited Nov 12, 2018 PST
It is on the low side for its strength as a unique.
And there's a reason for this!
Sword of Virtue is not a bad card, per se, but it has a few key problems:
I'm probably missing some reasons, too; I'm up late. In any case, SoV is probably the scariest part of facing Odette, but I'm still rarely worried when I sit down across from an Odette deck because its usefulness is too situational. Most of the time, SoV just ends up being a mostly even trade of dice and cards (and all that does is extend the game time a little bit; it doesn't actually give you a way to win).
Nov 13, 2018 PST
Most things have been pointed out already. There is the addition of this being a good card against buffing alterations.
It seems plaidhat planned for that to be a much more viable strategy.
So one of the main Usages of the card is currently not relevant.
If people were running blood archers with Holy Relics and Frozen Crown it would be a phenomenal card.
So as a funny sidenote, without being actively played, Sword of Virtue does impact the metagame by just making it even less attractive to play buff alterations on huge allies.
In Starcraft 2 the Carrier, a huge flying Siege unit, was also not a valuable unit for long periods of time, but it also affected the metagame by the fact that it could be used very effectively, were someone to try certain strategies.These strategies were avoided however for that exact reason.
Last edited Nov 13, 2018 PST