So I’ve been tinkering with a Maehv deck for a while looking for a decent setup and have been using Dark Transformation in my trials. After taking a closer look it has come to my attention that it is not actually a transformation card like Aspects or BoA, rather it destroys then replaces the target minion with a Wraithling.
This is probably obvious to most of you but I hadn’t seen the card played in so long I had forgotten this. I then realised that Abyssian is literally the only faction without transformation-based removal or efficient dispel for cards like Aymara Healer (besides Echoing Shriek which is woefully situational and only works on 2-drops or less).
Magmar - Thumping Wave, Egg Morph.
Vetruvian - BoA.
Songhai - Bamboozle, Eternity Painter, Onyx Bear Seal.
Vanar - Aspect of the Ravager, Fox, Wyrm, Bear and Shimzar.
Lyonar - (Dispel) Sunstone Templar, Sun Bloom.
So I wanted your thoughts on this difference in loadout. Do you think Abyssian should get some decent in-house dispel or transformation or is it fine the way it is? Do you think there is any particular reason Abyssian currently lacks such tools, be it lore- or faction identity-based?
Personally I like the idea of Dark Transformation being changed to an actual transformation. It would be a worse form of BoA but it fills a significant gap in the Abyssians’ armour. It wouldn’t clash with the current removal options Abyssian has such as Ritual and Punish, which are both very efficient playstyle- and mana-wise.