After playing with my new Lyonar deck I discovered something rather weird. Call to Arms can be dispelled. At first I thought that it worked as intended but I later noticed that Bounded Lifeforce (which has a similar effect) can not be dispelled. That is when I realised that the two cards have a major difference: CtA has your General gains… while BL has your General becomes… The first can be dispelled but the second one can’t ! Other such examples with the wording “become” are Grandmaster sir, Equality Constraint, Hexblade, Mark of Solitude and Enfeeble. In addition, Grandmaster Variax has the wording “is now…” which I believe functions in the same way. This creates some confusion since the wording “becomes” is never explained by the game itself. It is not a keyword yet sometimes works like an Opening Gambit. I theorize that it was created so that the effect it provides can’t be dispelled. Thus you can not kill your opponent by simply dispelling him and reverting him to his previous state which might even be 0. However, there seems to be a lack of explanation regarding how it works. This is where I suggest we either:
a) Make it into a keyword
b) Somehow explain how it works and what its restrictions are. This can be done through solo challanges.
Lastly, I would also like to suggest buffing Call to Arms. By following my previous logic of how “becomes” works, I would change it into:
7 mana "From now on your General becomes able to give nearby summoned minions +3/+3.
This makes it so the effect can’t be dispelled. Honestly, the way it is now the card has little to no impact. You waste an entire turn to do nothing. It feels horrible when your spell gets nullified the next turn by Emp.
What do you guys think? Should this be a keyword? Does it open new design options? Like the new CtA or are you a Lyonar hater?