11/20/2013 07:43 PMPosted by TotalPuttsI agree you shouldn't have to nerf all beasts because UtH exists, however some thought should be put into giving a cheap beast windfury
It's a 1 toughness minion that does 2 damage a turn - as long as nothing does any damage back to it - for 1 mana. This is pretty much standard. The dragonhawk is not overpowered, and once again - nerfing it just because Hunters can use it effectively is dumb. It's still a balanced 1 drop that works well for Hunters. It is not the problem here. The problem is Unleash the Hounds providing absolutely everything with +1 attack and charge. For, at present, only 1 mana.
The ability to go from nothing on the table to a sudden burst of damage is not inherently broken - or if it is, Mages need a real close look. The broken part is the size of the burst of damage available very early in the game because of Unleash the Hounds letting everything charge. Restrict it to 3 minions and you have effectively gutted the combo while leaving stuff like Core Hound + Unleash as a finisher available to other Hunter decks.
If dragonhawk does get nerfed, it ought to be to something like a 2 cost 1/2 or 2/1 with Windfury. It should still be a beast, because dragonhawks *ARE* beasts. It is totally unacceptable to encourage the devs to go "Whoops, that's a good card, better strip the beast tag from it or some Hunter might use it." Hunters need good minions too, and having to turn away from beasts truly guts many of their class specific cards. Nerf all the beasts or strip them of the beast tag and you effectively destroy the Hunter class. Permanently.