Oct 21, 2019 PDT
The idea of the deck is to destroy your opponent's units using damage dealing actions, spells, and abilities then attacking their phoenixborn with your units. This probably isn't a foolproof strategy, so please comment. Also, on a side note, I haven't seen many Harold Westraven decks. I cannot figure out why, as his power can be devastating to decks playing powerful units and with the right card set, he can pick off smaller units. Is there something I'm missing?
Also, on a side note, I haven't seen many Harold Westraven decks. I cannot figure out why, as his power can be devastating to decks playing powerful units and with the right card set, he can pick off smaller units. Is there something I'm missing?
not at all! Harold is a very powerful Phoenixborn and can be used to great effect. his problem is that he is too powerful. the online community has moved away from him because people were just getting a bit bored if him.
Oct 22, 2019 PDT
Thank you for clarifying the matter :-). However, while I agree that Harold is powerful, I don't think he's more powerful than any other phoenixborn as you have suggested. In theory, he can be countered by risen and burn decks, and has trouble fighting against mill decks. Is there some reason why he's too powerful for these?
Oct 23, 2019 PDT
Why are you using 3 Summon Vampire Bat Swarm`s? i find this unit pretty weak ( so please clarify me if i`m wrong ). The only use i can see is to block 1 unit or two, then attack and then sacrifice it ( for example with Blood Chains or Dark Reaping). That`s why i see good use of one copy of this spell. But 3? If you summon three in one turn you are going to be left with nearly empty battlefield. So what is justification for running three of those?
Last edited Oct 23, 2019 PDT
Oct 26, 2019 PDT
...can be countered by risen and burn decks, and has trouble fighting against mill decks
I cant speak for you experiences, but in mine burn doesn't really work against Harold, cause his health is just so damn high! (and believe me, I've tried XD) Also, I assume you mean fallen instead of risen? If so, same problem, he just has too much health.
As for mill decks, they are interesting. Sure, if you mange to get rid of his key cards, Harold is often in trouble, but mill decks are also really slow and Harold just loves slow games. the more he can use mark prey (to get hunters mark), the better value it is for him. Same goes for getting more harvests souls off.
I don't think he is more powerful than any other phoenixborn
At risk of seeming lazy, I'm just going to say I disagree with you and leave it at that. I know that there are a few posts on this site discussing it, and it would be easy to argue either way after doing research. The only point that I will make (because I know this one off by heart, so doesn't require any effort XD) is that taking the stat totals of all PB, you get an average of about 28. Harold sits right on par at the start (with a total of exactly 28), but after his transformations, he is so powerful it's not funny (he caps out at 37, about 33% higher than average)
Oct 27, 2019 PDT
Thanks for the commentary on Harold, angus! I can see how he can get overpowered and annoying XD) I'll keep this in mind when building future decks. Also, (to lidjan1), I agree that Harold doesn't need three summon vampire bat swarms, so thanks for commenting.
Nov 01, 2019 PDT
but after his transformations, he is so powerful it's not funny (he caps out at 37, about 33% higher than average)
How do you get his health up to 37?
thats not his health, its his stat total (battlefield, health and spellboard). 'harold westraven' has a stat total of 28 (5+21+2), but after he attaches 3 dark transformations, his new total is 37 (8+24+5).
Nov 02, 2019 PDT
Thanks for the clarification!
Nov 04, 2019 PST