Windfury is insanely op for its cost.

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Title. I'm sorry but to be able to make a minion attack twice if used on a late game high mana cost card is just wayyyy to op for the cost of ONLY two crystals. thoughts?
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It can definitely be used to pull off some insane damage really quickly if used on the right card. That said, you have to consider the conditions necessary to make it overwhelmingly strong.

- As you pointed out, it needs to be used on a high cost monster for truly overwhelming damage to be done.

-That monster has to be able to attack right away or you make it a clear target for any removal/control cards your opponent has handy.

- You need to have the health to deal with attacking any taunts on the board.

In order to bypass these conditions you probably need to already have pretty decent board control. In this case the windfury is probably just hastening the inevitable.

You also have to consider that it's quite likely that the shaman will have had need of windfury's effects earlier in the game and may have used it up on a weaker card that likely didn't last very long.

Compared with a lot of things other classes can do with a single card, windfury is pretty easy to deal with.
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Priest: "Oh you applied windfury to your 15/5 golem... *Cast MC* yoink!"
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My first deck i had both windfurys in it, wasnt much help as i would always seem to draw them easrly and theyd be taking up valuable hand space. So then i went down to 1 in my deck. Was a little better and more helpful. Then i took them both out and just kept in my 2 minions that can give windfury and ive won sooooo many more games.

In short windfury is very situation based and is more often then not a detrement as it takes up deck and hand space, however in those perfect situations i can be very devistating but most class's have cards that are extremely devistating in certain situations. That and weighed against having 2 minions in your deck who can give it to another minion and you get a bonus 3/3 minion on the field it flails in comparison.
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Windfury is bs, fire elemental is bs, earth elemental is bs. Lots of stuff is bs about shamans, nothing new.
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I have a deck right now that uses Windfury, Minions with Windfury, Minions that buff other minions with Windfury, and buffs(that help Windfury).

Plus buffs upon buffs(Bloodlust, Flametongue Totem, and battlecry's).

But...I wouldnt call it op by any means, just need the right synergy with it that makes it look op. =)
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It is totally op it can win in one shot. ppl tend to use it on 4,4 cards buff them to like 11-15 damage and win in one round at about 8-9 crsytals
Edited by Un4seen on 11/17/2013 10:53 AM PST
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11/17/2013 10:50 AMPosted by Un4seen
It is totally op it can win in one shot.


How bad are you that you are letting a shaman buff something up to 15?
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11/05/2013 01:38 PMPosted by Platypus
It can definitely be used to pull off some insane damage really quickly if used on the right card. That said, you have to consider the conditions necessary to make it overwhelmingly strong.

- As you pointed out, it needs to be used on a high cost monster for truly overwhelming damage to be done.

-That monster has to be able to attack right away or you make it a clear target for any removal/control cards your opponent has handy.

- You need to have the health to deal with attacking any taunts on the board.

In order to bypass these conditions you probably need to already have pretty decent board control. In this case the windfury is probably just hastening the inevitable.

You also have to consider that it's quite likely that the shaman will have had need of windfury's effects earlier in the game and may have used it up on a weaker card that likely didn't last very long.

Compared with a lot of things other classes can do with a single card, windfury is pretty easy to deal with.


As if any of that is hard. Gtfo scrub.
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12/16/2015 12:17 PMPosted by Lazarus
As if any of that is hard. Gtfo scrub.

Obviously a Shaman hurt your ego...

Yeah.... not sorry at all if a Brann + FGD + Windfury made you so salty.
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12/16/2015 12:17 PMPosted by Lazarus
As if any of that is hard. Gtfo scrub.


You do realize you are posting a thread that's over 2 years old, right?
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12/16/2015 12:49 PMPosted by FFirebrandd
12/16/2015 12:17 PMPosted by Lazarus
As if any of that is hard. Gtfo scrub.


You do realize you are posting a thread that's over 2 years old, right?


Yes, he does. Such is the nature of trolls.

We thought we killed Lazarus, but some dude just came by 3 days later and resurrected him.
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As good as it sounds, almost no shamans run the Windfury spell or Windspeaker minion. That's all you need to know about how OP it is.
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12/17/2015 08:52 AMPosted by Beau
As good as it sounds, almost no shamans run the Windfury spell or Windspeaker minion. That's all you need to know about how OP it is.


You say that, but I am running it. I'm also running another old school card, but more a rogue card than a shaman one. The hidden sleeper in my new deck. Mana Addict.
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12/17/2015 08:55 AMPosted by Kira
12/17/2015 08:52 AMPosted by Beau
As good as it sounds, almost no shamans run the Windfury spell or Windspeaker minion. That's all you need to know about how OP it is.


You say that, but I am running it. I'm also running another old school card, but more a rogue card than a shaman one. The hidden sleeper in my new deck. Mana Addict.


I actually run Mana addict in Tempo Mage. Combined with Rhonin it hits like a truck.... But in Shaman? Too few card draw I'ld say.
Edited by Sdric on 12/17/2015 12:07 PM PST
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12/17/2015 10:06 AMPosted by Sdric
12/17/2015 08:55 AMPosted by Kira
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You say that, but I am running it. I'm also running another old school card, but more a rogue card than a shaman one. The hidden sleeper in my new deck. Mana Addict.


I actually run Mana addict in Tempo Mage. Combined with Rhonin it hits like a truck.... But in Shaman? Too card draw I'ld say.


Insane in my shaman deck.
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are....are people really complaining about shaman?

muh sides....
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I also run one windfury in my aggro shaman deck. And I'm going to give that mana addict a try. I can certainly see the potential.
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Windfury is too conditional to be OP.

Needs a high attack minion to survive a turn, no taunts or secrets to disrupt you, and for you to be in a position where you can afford to go face twice.
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