11/08/2013 11:34 AMDo you think trading 1 Harvest golem for a Perdition Blade could be worth it? Perdition blade is just such strong removal + now that you added argent squires to the deck you can combo it more consistently.
Posted by Sanctum
It's definitely a bit of a tough call removing the perdition's blades - personally I haven't really regretted adding in the harvest golems. Harvest golems are a pain to remove (especially on turn 3), so they're very likely to leave something behind to be buffed by the clerics/dwarves. This deck also often has a bit of a dead turn on turn 3, where it can only really spend 2 mana (many of the 3 drops in the deck use combos, so I often just play a loot hoarder or novice engineer or something instead), and harvest golem can fill that gap nicely.
The main problem with perdition's blade is that usually I prefer using backstab/SI:7 agent and deadly poison. If the opponent doesn't happen to have 2 minions with 2 health out, then I'll almost always prefer using backstab or SI:7 agent. Against 3 health minions perdition's can be used to kill it without requiring the combo.. but deadly poison is better for that. Even without deadly poison backstab + hero power can still kill a 3 health minion for 1 less mana, though it leaves you with a 1/1 weapon instead of a 2/1 weapon. Against 1 health minions I'll just hero power instead of perdition's.
Since I often found myself preferring the other removal options over perdition's blade, and it also sometimes conflicts with the hero power a bit (usually a minor issue but still a nuisance) - I didn't find it that big of a deal to swap it out - though it is a really solid card still, I just couldn't find the space for it. I usually go with the idea that if I don't consider it a big deal to remove a card from a deck, that you should remove it.
That said, in a tournament that allows sideboarding, if you're against an opponent where you need AoE abilities, it should be used along with blade flurry.