I hope there is not already a topic on this, but what do you think about the nerf to Veteran Silithar?
I already wrote my opinion in the “complaints” thread, but I’d like to know what the community thinks on this specific topic. I think Veteran Silithar was a strong card, but not nearly a problematic one. Faction-specific cards are supposed to be strong and all factions have powerful cards. Veteran Silithar is an extremely important minion for Magmar, since other faction minions with similar cost are too slow, being based on the Grow mechanic. After the nerf, I believe the card has become almost unplayable: any 3-attack minion can trade with it, letting the opponent general destroy the egg without taking damage.
This means that just one (likely weaker) minion on the board is enough to deal with the card, leaving the opponent a full turn and mana to build new threats on her side. I believe this may be an awful tempo loss and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to play the card anymore in my decks. What’s your opinion on this? I’d like to read your posts besides the poll results, if you like.
- The nerf was needed and it looks fine
- The nerf was needed, but it is too harsh
- The card was fine as it was