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Six Hearthstone Cards That Need a Good Nerf

Joshua Vanderwall | 9 May 2014 15:00
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1) Ragnaros the Firelord

Ragnaros the Firelord is the finisher of choice for a whole slew of top decks out there, as well as myriad less-competitive builds. He impacts the board immediately by dealing 8 damage randomly to an enemy, which is enough to take out 90% of Minions, and is otherwise a huge chunk of the opponent's life total. When he connects with a minion, he takes no damage, leaving him just as powerful. When he connects with the face, it's more than 25% of their starting life total.

He's one of the few legendaries that doesn't mind being silenced, too, so without some kind of hard removal, you're going to be in for a tough match the moment he lands. About half of the classes in Hearthstone lack hard removal, so they're going to typically be trading several smaller minions just to get him off the board.

Ragnaros just sees way too much play for my liking. He's basically an auto-include in all but the rushiest of rush decks, and if you don't have an efficient way to remove him, you're in a deep trouble the moment he lands. He's also the only Golden Legendary I've ever pulled which means I'm looking at a crap ton of dust should he ever get nerfed.

That's my list, but what do you think? Take to the forums to discuss your own nerf (or buff!) suggestions!

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