Saw it once the last few days. Once was enough to remind me how much I hated the card.
Gives huge card advantage.
Unlike Circulus the extra minions are all strong, often requiring removal. Being arcanyst, anything that sticks can potentially be buffed by Owlbeast and be a problem.
RNG means unpredictable. Hard to play around. There is a huge range of Arcanyst. Examples include Prismatic Illusionist (swarm), Sparrowhawk (teleport), Nightshroud (instant damage) and of course Blue Conjurer (more value). You can’t really play around every possible Arcanyst.
Arcanyst usually range from average to strong (e.g. Death Knell). Maybe except Nocturne.
Sure not all arcanyst drawn might be useful to the Blue Conjurer player. When multiple arcanyst can be drawn though chances are something will be useful. If not then you can at least still replace and have card advantage.
It also has decent stats. 4 attack hurts and can kill a lot of things. 6 health is pretty difficult to kill. If it is at the back you will likely need to use hard removal.
Remember how old Kelaino with 5 health sat behind. That was apparently too sticky and got nerfed to a fragile 3. Maybe it is the higher cost of Blue Conjurer but 6 health is supposedly fine for something that can stick at the back and continuously gain card advantage.
Meanwhile poor Solarius a 3/3 can only dream of having 6 health.
If you see the card you pretty much have to rush the opponent down very quickly or you get out valued quickly.
Blue Conjurer is usually seen in any Arcanyst decks.
Is there any reason why Arcanyst decks are less seen now? It’s not like they got nerfed.
Are meta decks really better than them? Or is it just a flavour thing with people getting bored of Arcanyst?