So here we are three days after the arrival of Hearthstone’s new expansion “The Witchwood” And boy is it a mess. The meta hasn’t really settled which is to be expected after only three days. Though a new combo Shaman deck is literally becoming the most hated and possibly annoying deck to ever have existed. With a combo you can’t interact with that can go infinite to boot. With animation times running upwards of twenty minutes before you eventually die.
As you can see here in this video from Disguised Toast, though the combo orignally discoverd by Hearthstone player Trump as you can see in the second video.
The combo in question is this.
Basically you create like a handful of Shudderwocks and deal lethal damage as it repeats itself till your opponent is dead.
The problem isn’t Shudderwock but this guy right here.
Here’s battle-cry is causes the shudderwocks to copy each other. If it was changed to say summon a 2/3 taunt minion instead there would be no more loop. See an easy fix and Shudderwock gets to stay the way it is. Though they still need to fix the animation problems, regardless.
The best/worst part is they knew this was gonna be a problem , this a quote from the lead designer Ben Brode in Newsweek. “Guys, whatever card you made that enables this, you just change it right now,” Brode told his colleagues. But it was too late and all the cards were slated to go into The Witchwood.
And then there is this
“I was like, ‘Nooooo. What have we done.’ So, um, I’m a little worried about that one,” Brode told Kotaku. the link to full article is below.
So they knew it was gonna be problem, and now they have an outraged gamer base of pros and casuals calling for a fix.