Hey, does anyone have any idea how to explain this card?
to bring you up to speed if you haven’t seen it:
summon two copies of a friendly minion nearby it.
6 mana. 3x allowed per deck.
I was in a lather thinking of declaiming it’s imbalance to support.
Is it secretly balanced? It’s much like songhai’s second self(which I consider also a very powerful card), of which you are only allowed to have one copy per deck, but seems far, far superior to me. Second self gives you, for 2 mana, one copy of a friendly minion that you must then pay the base mana on to again summon(but the duplicate retains all modifications).
That’s one instance of doubling your gains on getting modifications set up and running on a character(i.e. it lived through it’s weak, prebuff infancy).
Fractal replication gives you three instances of tripling your gains on getting modifications up and running.(I can’t imagine anyone running less than 2x, and struggle to see why 3x wouldn’t always be built into decks.)
Every losing game I’ve played recently against a magmar deck using this card, I’ve lost trying to live through their second use of it. With good old starhorn in action, and three copies of FR, I think it may be the strongest deck I’ve ever played against.
Why is it reasonably balanced to have decks capable of 3x FR?