In the lore - well, if you click on the following wowpedia
, you will see that Lilki already exists as a character in the WoW lore. She's a powerful and wise shaman, that could potentially lead the White Shark tribe some day. But since we don't have any additional information for her, I wanted to continue her story. Following the hearthstone fantasy I decided to raise her position in the murloc society and make her a royal. And the more followers she has (i.e. the more murlocs we play), the higher she climbs in the hierarchy.
In the game - obvious support for Quest Shaman. If you play Lilki w/o having any murlocs on the board, her versions looks like this:
1v. 6 mana summon a
2v. 6 mana summon 2
3v. 6 mana summon 3
Just like with
spellstones the non-upgraded version is weaker than a basic card, while the last one is OP. Since the legendary enhances quest shaman by a great amount, I wanted to make Lilki fairer and I increased the number of required murlocs to 4. I want to underline the fact, that you have to play the murlocs from your hand and not just summon them. Also, if you top-deck Lilki in the late-game, you will need some time and resources to make her powerful. So she's not an insta-win like DK Gul'dan, Jaina or Rexxar.
Maw of the Damned is deisgned to give Warlock decks a different build condition than demons. I justified giving Warlock an actual attacking weapon since unlike Priest and Mage they can access another "weapon";