NERF THREAD ALERT! If you’re tired of nerf threads, please run now!
I’ve been becoming increasingly concerned with the spell “Thumping Wave”. For those who don’t know, this is a 3 mana spell which increases the attack of any minion by 5, then transforms it into a 3/3 battle pet at the end of the turn.
I feel that Magmar already has incredible single-target removal spells in Natural Selection and Egg Morph. But more importantly in my opinion is the 5 attack buff. I compare this buff to that of Abyssian’s Shadow Reflection, which provides the same attack buff at the same cost, provided it is a permenant buff, though cannot double as a removal source.
Magmar has far more Rush minions to abuse such a powerful buff. Heck, Keeper Vaath is centered around abusing Rush minions (Saberspine Tiger, Elucidator, and Makantor Warbeast) just to put into perspective how much rush Magmar can use. These minions are also cheap enough to be played with Thumping Wave on the same turn, unlike Spectral Revenant with Shadow Reflection for example. (Yes, I know Darkfire Sacrifice can make that possible, but it is much more situational and is seen less often if at all, and you need prior setup if it’s Cassyva anyway).Cheaper Rush minions combined with a relatively-cheap buff with that kind of attack increase can make for some tremendous burst potential. I’m sure many of us have felt cheated of wins due to the infamous Elucidator Thumping Wave combo.
So the underlying question is: do you think Thumping Wave is too strong right now? If you think so, what might you suggest for a rework?