Also the new 7 drop is a very playable way to corrupt Tickatus
I feel like they'll be printed solely for this reason.
And also because this effect has been super popular in battlegrounds. They want to bring in fan favourite concepts from BG's so they enter the gamemode that garners all the revenue! <3 (In the past they have tried printing beasts with this effect but they didn't have rush or taunt)
He's very playable right now. Not capping your health at 15 is huge cause even if you have less than 10 health you can still heal beyond that 15 hp. He's also a decent card that upgrades Tickatus and that's huge.
We still need to see what will new expansion bring but from what I've seen so far, IMHO Jaraxxus isn't gonna be as nearly as powerful as many of you think.
What made other hero cards strong? Yeah, they all had cool hero powers but what really made them powerful and playable is their ability to affect the board in some way the same turn they were played.
What Jaraxxus has in that regard? Well, for 9 mana you get 5 armor and 3 attack weapon. That looks looks fairly empty turn to me and I'm not sure you're gonna have the luxury of having empty turns like that in most matches.
Also, the Jaraxxus change is not without a downside. Previously you could use the card to heal up to 14 health. That's now replaced with 5 armor, which is nice too, but not quite "up to 14".
Definitely interested in seeing if there's any Control Warlock decks that emerge that also actually use him. He might end up the same as he was in Classic, nice and fun, but utlimately a card that just made a winnable position stronger and not a down situation into a positive one.
Twisting Nether into Jaraxxus is going to make me nostalgic though, ngl. (Though I guess I can get that kick in Classic too if I want it)
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The only reason you will be able to play Ysera and Ysera the Dreamer on Wild is cause they're different cards with different names but Lord Jaraxxus, the minion will disappear from the game and only the new hero version will exist. This also applies to other buffed cards like Lightning Storm or Cenarius.
On the Legacy/Classic format you will indeed be able to play minion Jaraxxus but nowhere else.