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    Forgotten Wars - full set review

    thread moved here because I stupidly forgot to reserve space here.
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    You changed scale to 1-3, or in your opinion all Academy heroes are just bad?
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    Just checked reveal video on youtube again and Ammar has earth+water there.
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    Originally Posted by M0rw47h Go to original post
    You changed scale to 1-3, or in your opinion all Academy heroes are just bad?
    Thanks for pointing out that I didn't put in a rating scale. It's the same as last time, and I've updated the examples a little bit. it's hard to give heroes a really high score without seeing them in action, although i've now bumped Ammar up to a 3.5. And a 3 is not bad by any means, most heroes in the game would score less than a 3 on my rating scale, it would require an exceptionally strong or very versatile hero (Nergal, Ariana, Kelthor and Garant come to mind) to justify more than a 3 imo. Looking over my last review, I was way too high on Alia (probably a 2.5), too low on Dhamira because i couldn't get my head around the idea of inferno control, it had always been a rush deck before them (4 is probably correct for her), slightly too low on Adar-Malik (3.5), a tad too high on Zardoc (3) and basically right on Noburu. So rating heroes in the dark is hard .

    Originally Posted by Gavr1l0 Go to original post
    Just checked reveal video on youtube again and Ammar has earth+water there.
    Oops, thanks for the pickup. That's actually led me to grade him a half point higher - that seems like it could be really strong.

    Thanks for the link, unfortunately that's no good for my purposes, I would need individual card images.
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    Haakem has Death and Earth, not Primal and Earth btw.
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    Those ratings could change a lot with the new spells, looking forward to today's reveal
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    Hello Psychobabble, it's always interesting to read your reviews both now and couple of weeks after the expansion is already out.
    Posts like these inspire people to theory-craft and create hype and excitement for the expansion, so thank you for it.

    There is one general bit that i don't agree with though, and you seem to be doing hero evaluation based on that bit. You wrote:
    Originally Posted by Psychobabble.au
    Comment: Hakeem is a seeker hero, and so like all seeker heroes is somewhat uninteresting. Despite having an extra stat point to compensate for their lack of abilities, the 1/1/2 combination has generally been underwhelming when compared to the might or magic-focussed combinations of 2/1/0 or 1/2/0; the invokers with 0/1/2 have generally supported a magic/fortune gamestyle better than the seekers and might/fortune has just never been particularly exciting.
    What makes seekers playable, if anything, is their spell schools
    Looking historically, when considering T1 decks, there was only one deck (Kieran) with 2/1/0 or 1/2/0 stats that was T1 consistently. (not counting Ariana mill because it's her spell schools and not stats what made her T1).
    Sure there are 2 more Seekers, but there were vastly more T1 Seeker decks than 2 - Cassandra Prison, Cassandra Rush, Random Garant, Kat otk, Kat SA, Seria Fortune, Seria spell, Yukiko Avalanche..
    And more than half of these decks aren't playable because of respective heroes' spell schools, but rather their stats (Cassandra both decks, Kat SA, Seria Fortune, Yukiko).

    So my question would be why do you think 1/1/2 is undrwhelming when compared to 2/1/0 or 1/2/0 ?
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    I am curious how the ability from Gazal, Herald of the Void will work.

    Does she have to possess the magic level of the spell?
    Does she have to pay the mana costs of that spell?
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    Originally Posted by Psychobabble.au Go to original post
    Thanks for the link, unfortunately that's no good for my purposes, I would need individual card images.

    http://imgur.com/a/6h5Md#0
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