I know TBK and BGH are situational...TBK puts a 4/5 on the board and kills any taunt for free. You're much more likely to come across a situation where you can effectively use this card. Not to mention, there is NO downside. BGH - the same. Kill a 7+ attack minion for free and put a 4/2 on the board? Can be combo'd well with buff cards? Many more situations where I can use this, and NO downside. Naturalize - kill any minion and give your opponent a card advantage...hmm there's about 3 situations where I would use this, and they rarely, if ever, happen.
Right. And what happens if the threatening minion doesn't have Taunt and you have TBK and the threatening minion has less than 7 attack and you have BGH in your hand? That's called a downside. 3 and 6 mana also usually means you're less likely to make any other significant plays. Again, downside. What happens when you have one of those, but you need the other? Once more, downside.
Also, again, card advantage isn't just card draw and, especially and particularly, card draw doesn't mean board control nor an automatic win. If you traded well before the Naturalize, your opponent wouldn't necessarily have more cards in their hand than you after it. For example, if you did a 2:1 trade and a 3:2 trade and you both drew the same amount of cards, you would be up 2 cards before the Naturalize and have an even amount afterward. Needing a cheap, unrestricted removal to maintain or regain tempo and board control isn't rare for me.
06/19/2014 09:29 PMi like how you blatantly diss the people that use 1 and 2 so all you doing is saying is if you dont agree with you you a (fill in blank here)
Posted by Piviot
but i have one in my deck to get rid of an annoying minion/taunt
so guy i quoted knows where i stand
Sorry, called it as I saw it. If you can't see more uses out of the card than "kill taunt + FoN+SR," you have a narrow or closed minded opinion, which is not something I usually grant sympathy towards. On the other hand, if you do see how it can be useful but it doesn't fit with the deck you want to play, that's fine. I never said it was bad to use it to get past a Taunt for cheap; I said it was bad to think that's the only use for the card. Knowing how to use a card means knowing that it might not belong in every deck. Leeroy? Has use, doesn't belong in every deck. Ragnaros? Same thing. Naturalize doesn't fit in every deck.