I think it’s no secret that Kara is one of the weaker Generals after her (much-needed) nerf. However, some of the new cards released in RotB do not synergize well with her bloodborn spell. For example:
Myriad - only the wall summoned by the blood surge effect gains the stat bonus. Myriad itself can never benefit from Kara’s BBS without Cryptographer shenanigans. This means that it is a 3/3 for 3 mana, which is a mediocre stat line.
Cryptographer - this card cannot benefit from the bonus stats from the BBS provided from its refresh effect. A useful line of play would be BBS + Crypto + BBS to give +2/+2, but this is a 4-mana play, leaving at most 5 mana to summon other, more useful, minions.
In light of these interactions, I propose a minor change to Kara’s BBS. The proposed BBS would read: Minions summoned at any point during this turn gain +1/+1. In effect the BBS applies retroactively to minions already summoned this turn, as well as those yet to be summoned.
There are a few potential drawbacks to this proposal:
- This isn’t the change Kara needs - this proposal may not do enough to make Kara viable, and duct-taping a solution is not the right approach.
- This is confusing - Duelyst does not currently have retroactive effects. Adding one increases the cognitive load of the game.
- This disincentivizes skillful play - this proposed change is more forgiving toward ordering errors, which lowers the skill ceiling. Highly competitive players may not like this.
I welcome feedback on this proposal. Just be gentle - this is my first post here!