The art looks good and I'm glad to see a wider variety of demons. Spectacle seems good and not how I expected. I'm wondering if it will be used to reduce mana costs also, sort of like Prowl.
The answer to that is yes, as we have already seen one where the Spectacle cost is less (Light up the Stage). Just you don't get any added bonus effect for casting it with the Spectacle cost, at least on that card. But the reduced mana helps that card all the same.
Huh. I don’t hate it. I dont have a big enough data pool to work with, but it seems the non permanents with spectacle cost less and the permanents with it cost more but get an extra effect.
It is easy enough to trigger though since damage does cause you to lose life due to how game state works. The spectacle cost really determines how good the card is.
The common is over costed for a 4/2 vanilla body and is costed just right for five. Though your opponents might not have any card in hand by turn five.
R.M Reveler is a touch risky turn two since you still have cards in your hand then and may not really want to dump any of them. Turn four though you still get some value since you might drop less card than you draw.
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WOut of the ground,I rise to grace...W BAfter the lights go out on you, after your worthless life is through. I will remember how you scream...B
I know we are just starting with the spoilers but am I the only one worried about spectacle being too nerfed, seeing how easy it is to damage an opponent especially in those colors
You’re not the only one. At the same time, we’ve seen some pushed stuff. It definitely seems like the mechanic could be eternal playable the way Revolt was, but there’s definitely concern they won’t push it hard enough the way Revolt wasn’t. abut Revolt brought us one of the most important cards in recent memory, so who knows. I will say there’s a boatload of design space for the mechanic, seeing alternate effects if the spectacle cost was paid.
I think everyone hoping for a Spectacle Lightning Bolt or stuff if similar power level is bound to be disappointed. That doesn't mean there won't be any interesting/powerful cards, if Light up the Stage is any indication.
Maybe we'll get a pushed Murder effect with Spectacle for B? That would be p cool.
I think you're a little too optimistic there. Since Fog effects are pretty thin in sets anymore, pinging for Spectacle is not at all difficult, and therefore at best it'll be Spectacle-cost either 1B or (and I suspect this) BB.