Quote from user_938036 »Its too late to stop instant speed wraths from being in the game. Nearly 20 years late. Rout and Fated Retribution are both things, neither of which were over powered so a 7cmc on instant wrath has proven safe. Add on a cost reduction and you have to to increase the cost, by how much is debatable.Quote from italofoca »There is absolutely no reason why the game should ever get instant speed wrath, unless it has some very significant additional cost to cast. A huge cost is not the way to go. Big mana spells should help the game end, not drag it further.
I think instant speed wrath is by itself a huge design challenge. It seems your intention is less about tackling this challenge and more about creating a sacrificial board wipe. To start, make this thing sorcery speed. At sorcery speed and 4BB cost I think it's on the right spot, balance wise. And a great card.
Hahaha way to make a fool of myself. Totally forgot about Rout (and I used to play that). Fated Retribution is so unremarkable I forgot it existed.
In any case, my argument was not that instant speed wraths would be too powerful. The argument is that if balance-costed, they end up being cards that makes the game boring.