this with pyro, works 33% of the time every time :D - disguised toast.. only if it wasn't random would really put it into a control N'zoth paladin for more pyro.. anyway still good with pyro in general if you don't get poisonous you still do 1 damage to all and get maybe a 3/4
This card is.. rather bad. Will generally be low value, low impact. You can use it on your pyromancer to try and get an extra board clear, but most of the time it will just be a buffed 2-drop with extra stats, deal 1 damage to everything. You're better off playing something else and holding on to it until you draw equality.
Compare this to Dinomancy and you can plainly see what sort of card paladin would need to make a buff archetype work.
Good card for several reasons: cheap spell, works with Divine Favor for Zoo- Style decks, can double up as a taunt on something big in desperation or single target removal with poisonous, can act as a desperation 30% Equality in combo with Wild Pyromancer, and of course helps complete The Last Kaleidosaur. Do not underestimate it, i think we will see the card a LOT.
The chance at the dream Poisonous value is about 1-in-3. For the style of deck you'd play this card, there's still a real chance of getting bad adaptations like taunt or +3 health when you could just run a guaranteed +3 attack (Blessing of Might), divine shield (Hand of Protection), or +1/+1 (Divine Strength). Even windfury can be replicated in Blessed Champion (for a lot more mana)! Definitely flexible but not the lack of consistency is still significant.