I think limiting the conversation to 4 star cards is what people are overlooking.... the value of the 4 star can be devalued by the power of the lower stars.
more strong 3 star cards makes 4 stars less appealing to use.
really good 5 stars would also increase the likelihood of bumping your 4 star up to a 5
if one is going to talk about synergy and combination or whatever other fancy word people want to use to describe deck building then it makes no sense to compare 4s with 4s.
the arrival of more cards at ALL star count levels affect the cards.
here lets keep this simple:
If I want to run a Bangers
half deck will I use Blaaster Cr
or drop him down to a 3 star so I can bump one of my 2 Stars up to a 3??? Well probably not, cause he is pretty darn good.
Now ask the same question about a 4 star like Raeth
The same applies to other cards at other star counts....take Noodile or Tyd
for an example. Tyd
and Noodile were once true staples to their clasn -- not really the case anymore. You can now opt to use a higher star count card in their place or a more devastating card of the same count (Ector
in Tyds case) and make up the star count by fielding a great 2 star somewhere in the deck.
the worth of the card doesnt work simply comparison to other cards of the same star count. Would you bench Bogdan
if available to you? probably not. Would you bench Raeth
.... yeah possibly.
Lets even go the Marina
route... great card. The arrival of Nathan
is a minor threat to her value... at this point not quite a real one yet. But down the road easily imagined that dropping Marina
becomes an option because it will allow you to upgrade one of the cards in your deck.
... once upon a time this card was indeed more valuable than many other 4 stars. When GHEIST
ruled every other week, Methane
was the best 4 star anti-GHEIST
card that you could have since he could beat all GHEIST
staples of the time. The value of Tula
were also enhanced during this time.
edited by wasteroftime Wednesday 26/12/2012, 05:54