Thanks for the analysis, cat-lovers!
Seems like I mixed up Autarch's Gift with Circle of Desiccation. Well, they icon art is more or less similar! I'll just see myself out...
Circle is what I meant, but since it comes from another expansion, the previous question is invalidated. That's one reason off of getting Rise of the Bloodborn. That leaves me with three cards that I realy would've wanted from the set:
zephyr: This one's interesting. You could get weird stuff done by comboing him with Falcius and/or Thunderclap. 3M for 3/3 is fine as well. Definitely something I can live without, and I'm using Paragon already for his function, but he's cool. (By the way, it seems like my keyboard refuses Shift + z, dunno why really!)
Incinera: Another really interesting minion. The body (see, I'm already learning the jargon!) is decent, and the ability super cool. 5M for the flamedude is pretty steep though. It might help - again - with getting Thunderclap shenanigans off.
Nosh-Rak: This one's self explanatory.
Just something for fun combos, but I'm enjoying obelysks enough to work with them. After all I'm still learning and I play only ~4-8 games per day. It's not that I need the change just yet, to be completely fair.
The neutrals are really interesting too, though:
Cryptographer: Seems like a staple in Abyssians, and for good reason. That guy might work in Sajj combos and Starstrider in general a an opener. Getting an early dervish might be nice.
Sanguinar: Cheap dervishes mid-game, shout out or gtfo? Once again, seems legit in Sajj, at least in theory!
Meltdown: Boom. Excellent in Vetruvian? Not likely though.
That said, not going into other factions just yet (even though I did glance through the Magmar part...), is that enough to warrant twenty bucks? No, it isn't. To be fair, I think I just had that urge to treat me some new stuff. That itch can be scratched by theorycrafting and reading though. I'll just see myself out to do just that...
I'm really enthusiastic about Ancient Bonds though, but I'm grinding for it. Already got 4 packs through daily quests. Slow and steady. Got Sirocco and Thunderclap already, as well a good neutrals (Celebrant and Feralu), and you'll get a booster with three days' worth of grinding. Sometimes two, if you get nice streaks of wins for that extra gold.