01/14/2014 12:41 PMBut you could sacrifice them if they're on the cusp of diying because they're at low health and they've already did their job. Problem is most generally don't do their job and hurt you more than they help.
Posted by Serp
There are some situations where that would be the case, sure, but generally if they're good and just barely alive, it means they can do more work. I still think the best way to change Sac. Pact would be "friendly Minion." That removes it's too strong offensive interactions, while opening it to be used with things that can have far more synergy with dying, as well as more expendable Demons.
The one thing I'll credit the Blood Imp change, is that it is far more expendable. It doesn't need to stay in play for it's buff to remain, and it has no board presence on it's own anyway so you can't use it to trade off some wounded or low-cost minion. There are a lot more like that, like Elvish Archer, to an extent Abusive Sergeant, etc., that are mostly there for their enter-play effects rather than long-lasting benefits. Even then it might not be great to use Sac. Pact on them in many situations.
Right now, the Demons that are "bad" are those with solid offense or Taunt. Offense doesn't diminish with health, so those mid-to-high end Demons can still do a lot more work than a 1/1 or 2/1. The Felguard would maybe make a better Sac Target but as a Taunt it soaks damage (and possibly kills a thing) even if it's low health, so you're not really making forward progress with a heal. Basically, the main reason is if you're expecting AoE that would be used and kill the target anyway.
All the friendly minions that can interact semi-decently with Sac. Pact are already neutral, so may as well open it up to them beyond Imp Master.
Otherwise, there need to be more ways to spawn expendable Demons, or Demons with strong Deathrattles, etc.
Keep in mind also that simply improving Demon power in a raw sense, means that offensive Sac. Pact (which is far too good for it's cost) becomes even better. Sacrificial Pact itself needs to be changed, not just the Demons. And if it remains Demon specific, than Demons need to have better synergy with it (pending what it's changed into).