Well I would never argue that Aldor is on par with the two best removals in the game. You may say this is unfair if comparing Aldor and polly on their own, but It's important to remember that a spell is really only as good as the class that uses it. Perhaps the reason polly is "better" is because the mage class is lacking in some areas where the other classes such as the paladin excel. It's really inaccurate to compare two spells and not consider any other factors.
04/15/2014 09:36 AMnobody in their right minds would play him on round 3
Posted by Creus
No mage can polly on turn 3 even if they wanted to (assuming no coin), and if a mage has to polly on turn four then they have probably already lost.
04/15/2014 09:36 AMthe mage can kill his poly on the same round with his hero power, and the shaman can do the same with his countless spells if he wants to.
Posted by Creus
remember that the mage cannot do this until turn 6, and it's a very week and expensive turn 6 play, leaving nothing on the board. And as for the shaman, having to use two spells to take out a minion is not a good trade, even if it lets them kill a minion in one turn.
Aldor on the other hand can come out early if desired with added board control which makes it a relatively better early game play. I would say there are very few minions in the game which can actually beat Aldor in a 1 on 1, if we are making comparisons in a vacuum (which it appears that we are). And if you are worried about him dying the next turn, then just play a lightbringer or concecrate on the following turn.
There's no doubt that polly or hex has the edge on Aldor, but considering that the paladin is one of the most robust classes, I'm not sure that they deserve removal that is on par with two of the most fragile classes, mage and shaman. That being said I don't think Aldor should be discredited just because He's not exactly a pollymorph, but I do feel he is a closer second than he is given credit for.