Wow seriously, unless magma rager gets an ability this is strait power creep. At least with Dr. boom vs war golem its a legndary where you can only select 1 in your deck and has "legendary" powers to him. This card is also a common, magma rager has no place in the game any more.
Not even as a learning tool either, even extremely new players or non players can do simple arithmetic to see this card is superior in all aspects. There's not choice involved here, both cards cost the same but one has a numerical stat advantage. That is a calculation not a choice. Granted I'd been wanting magma rager to be a 5/2 for a long time, neglecting old cards for strait up power creep is very demoralizing.
Stupid powercreeps, this card and the 5/4 taunt. What is even the point of this if it isn't to sell more cards? They could just have buffed the Booty bay guard and Magma Rager... what a waste of 2 cards. I rarely complain but this is as lame as it gets, very disappointed.
wtf? it doesnt really matter but i dont like the idea having this obvious powercreep.
You (and many others) are using the term powercreep very incorrectly. There are cards that are supposed to be bad, to teach or to provide community (Magma Rager). This card is STILL bad, bad enough to never run. So what does it matter that they printed it? Power creep is the effect of new content being stronger than what old content had to offer. There is PLENTY of better content than this, in the basic set. Not powercreep.