Since the start of the spoilers for the new expansion, we’ve seen a new mechanic that changes the Bloodbore Spell of your general. So far there are the Songhai version that changes your Bloodborn Spell to Phoenix Fire and the Lionar version that changes your Bloodborn Spell to Tempest. Since those two factions are getting that mechanic it wouldn’t be so far-feched to think that other factions would get them too. The spells that the Bloodborn Spells will be replaced with so far were both 2 mana spells that had no rarity (so only obtainable through leveling the faction). If the Bloodborn Spell-changes for the other factions follow the same principle like the ones released so far, the results would be quite… interesting…
Vetruvian: Scion’s Second Wish and Cosmic Flesh are the options for Vertruvian and both would seem pretty underwhelming imo. Both need a minion present on the board and the most important form of minion generation in Vet is Zirix BBS and if you replace that with a buff… not so good if you ask me.
Vanar: Vanar would either be Frostfire or (what I think would be the chosen spell) Chromatic Cold. Frostfire is already in a bad spot and giving up your BBS for it doesn’t seem worth to me. Chromatc Cold on the other hand would be insane! And I think we all know why… nothing more to add.
Abyssian: Here it would either be Soulshatter Pact or Demonic Lure. And although the first one seems pretty underwhelming and the second one seems pretty broken, the choise would be harder than you might think. Replacing the BBS (for both generals) would take away their uniqueness, which makes Abyssian so appealing for Abyssian players (me included).
Magmar: Now i think this one could break the meta, simply because there is only one option. Natural Selection. Magmar already has a tremendous amount of removal and that would make it even more annoying for the opponent. If a card did this it would probably a staple in every Magmar (atleast Starhorn) deck.
In conclusion I think that this mechanic is really interesting and can lead to some really fun decks (and may even revive Starhorn who knows). But I believe that this can also get out of hand pretty quickly and will be hard to balance.
But enough of me… What do you think about those “new” BBS? Do you think that there might me other spells chosen as the “new” BBS? Maybe we can discuss a bit in the comment section.