So, I guess you can't really just tweak those combo enablers? Unless the other combos that I've listed are just considered too weak/expensive to matter, which is possible.
That's the thing. Most of them are much more expensive than the Class card version (Cult vs Buzz, SWC/RL vs TW).
Alpha Wolf is one of the few that is "on par" (more mana expensive, but less card cost when used vs minions for +2 attack on hounds). However, you can't easily use Alpha for face slamming and affect all the hounds.
Frostwolf Warlord is one of those that doesn't really have an equivalent in the hunter class, but it isn't a cheap combo. It is 7 mana, and the Warlord gets +1/+1 per enemy minion. That isn't too excessive, IMO.
Same for Knife Juggler+UtH, it works as a "quasi" +SP effect, except the extra damage is randomnly dealt. Random makes it okay, IMO.
Ghoul is similar to Hyena, both are limited in that there is a turn to respond to the Ghoul/Hyena (outside of turn 9 Rhino combos).
So, at least from my stand point, the Neutral combo pieces are not out of whack with UtH. They are less efficient, and subtly different enough. Granted, I don't think UtH, Buzz or TW really even needs a mana increase for the Hunter combo, but if something did get bumped, TW or Buzz makes more sense than UtH. Especially when you consider its impact on Neutral combos.
ust theorycrafting here, I have no idea how this could be done. Any ideas? I'm curious.
Thought I mentioned it...+)
Give the Hounds a "Deals 1 less damage to Heroes" mechanic, in addition to Charge.
02/11/2014 06:23 AMBut if a nerf is inevitable (which it's looking like it isn't, but who knows) then I guess exploring options right now isn't the worst possible thing?
Posted by Dandin
I don't disagree, but many times, the nerf is obviously based on someone's rage, and is out to gut the effect, or just a knee-jerk reaction. To re-sum, at least IMO, here are acceptable tweaks:
1) TW -> 2/2 @ 2M
2) Buzz -> 2/3 @ 3M
3) Hounds gain "Deals 1 less damage to Heroes" mechanic
4) Hounds summons a fixed #
In my preferred order, and no, not all of them, just 1, maybe 2.