My first impression was “Joseki made that” and yeah it matched that impression perfectly.
I think 2 or 3 times in decks that clearly weren’t made to be serious.
I like that it’s basically non existant in ranked. Removing the card from the game would make it better imo. I mean we could also cap the amount of times it can procc or adjust it’s cost/stats but at the end of the day, even with changes like that, we still have a card that nobody really wants.
In cases where the card is irrelevant in ladder but problematic in Gauntlet i wouldn’t mind if it gets changed. Changing a card that is used in both frequently because it’s busted in Gauntlet is another thing. If the ranked viability doesn’t change i also wouldn’t mind. But killing a card for ranked because it was too strong in Gauntlet is something i don’t wanna see. In that case a bannlist for Gauntlet would be the better way imo.
No, cards that can win games on their own with enough luck shouldn’t exist. I don’t know what kind of person you have to be to like cards that say: “Role a dice, if you get X you win the game”. What’s the point of even playing a game like Duelyst when you use cards like that? If you wanna test your luck, just play in a lottery or something like that. If you happen to get lucky there it at least has a value for you and doesn’t hurt others. Winning through Gambler gives you nothing and ruines the fun for your opponent, it’s a lose lose situation.
If you want to sell cards, why would you print cards that 90% of your customers hate? Not even worth talking about changing them, they shouldn’t be printed in the first place. Bloodsworn Gambler in Duelyst is just as pointless as a fridge on the ice planet Hoth.