When the set was released, Variax was my favourite card by far. She was a large minion with an interesting permanent effect that altered games. However, why keep her in Abyssian? Shouldn’t the other factions also have this power?
So, I devised a way to use her Opening gambit in Vanar:
Step 1: cast Enfeeble on Variax
Step 2: Use Zen’rui to steal a 1/1 Variax
Step 3: Hailstone Prision the 1/1 Variax to get it into your hand
Step 4: Play the hailstoned Variax
BOTH FAIE AND KARA HAVE THEIR OWN UPGRADED BLOODBORN SPELLS!
Just kidding They get upgraded Shadowspawn (Lilith spell) no matter what the condition is. It seems that Shadowspawn is the default “better” BBS, and the game checks for Cassyva to upgrade it to “better” Abyssal Scar.
As a side note: Upgraded Shadowspawn does not make wraithlings 5/5s if you do not have enough space to summon 2 wraightlings. So, if your general is completely surrounded, and there are unbuffed wraithlings elsewhere, the spell does nothing.