03/02/2014 06:33 PMMisdirection is probably one of my favorite card in the game. I usually play it when I have no minions on the board and the opponent has a +4 attack minion.
Posted by bearr
What I do is I play the card, wait a few secs, and say "Oops, that what a mistake", to make the guy think I screwed up. Then he gladly attacks my face, only to hit himself. I laugh every time.
Earlier this mage play this bull guy that enrages to 5 attack. I arcane shot the minion to enrage him, play misdirection and say "That was a mistake." The guy waits, then emotes "My magic will tear you apart!", attacks and gets 5 damage in the face. Good times :p
Then I say "Thanks" (or "I'm sorry" if they guy seems nice).
Except for the fact that it won't work efficiently on legend rank, or even higher ranks.
Don't get me wrong, I used to use Misdirection in my deck, till I made it to the higher ranks where players actually knew how to play around it.
Misdirection is kinda a gimmicky, situational trap, it won't be that useful all the time since most of the time your opponent will simply play another low attack minion to test the trap, which means you just wasted a card to do a 2 or 3 damage. Of course it's up to the mighty RNG whether it misdirects on him or another minion.
But I had a few situations where I wanted to physically kiss the Misdirection trap AND my opponent's brains.
Misdirection is on the field, played Krush, got MC'ed, my opponent was dumb enough to attack me with Krush knowing that there is a secret on the field and it might be Misdirection or Freezing Trap, gg. And this situation right there is why I don't play Misdirection anymore, because you won't meet such people everyday, specially at higher ranks.
But yeah, at casual plays, Misdirection is really a fun trap. :)