I’ll start this thread by acknowledging the fact that not all the expansion cards are revealed, and we have no idea what the meta will be like after it drops. These are mostly my opinions and the opinions of others in these forums which are based on the current meta
I think most would agree that Embla will be much more viable than Excelsious in the current meta as it is, because Embla has an immediate board effect and isn’t weak to dispel/single target removal like Excelsious, so im wondering what kind of adjustments could be made to Excelsious to make it less of gamble.
The first thing that came to mind was to add a simple OG effect onto his current effect, like adding Opening gambit:heal your general for 10 this way if Excelsious gets removed or dispelled, at the very least you have the 10 extra health (and if it’s dispelled a 6/6 body) also, the heal would prevent your opponents from just ignoring Excelsious and bursting you down with out of hand damage. In my opinion this would be a reasonable effect for an 8 mana legendary, but i’d like to know what you guys think. What would you see changed with Excelsious or even if you like him just the way he is.