I was thinking about what decks could possibly be more appealing. The 3 decks that are constantly netdecked religiously are spiteful druid, Cubelock and Paladin (even mostly). There are 3 things that i believe is that Lackey at 6 is gonna be a much harder to handle aggro decks like Baku Hunter, Even shaman and others. Spiteful Summoner could be a wild card in the fact even at 7 mana summoning a 10 drop with a 4/4 is still a pretty good deal....but we will have to see if having one more turn will make a difference. Paladin getting Call to arms nerfed is much needed. Ive seen others claim that Murloc paladin might still be a good deck with a 5 mana call to arms which i find odd because at 5 mana is where board clears start happening and murlocs arent good against thoses as we know. I still think it will be a good way to gain the board again but i think we might see less paladin...but still have it where its not as common.
There are some decks i think will get a big boost on these nerfs.
1. Warrior (Rush/Control/Baku). I put Warrior as a class because i feel that Warrior is very underrated but alot of the time Warrior gets beat up really hard by Warlock. (even tho i have a positive winrate with Baku Warrior against Cubelock) I think warrior will be about to get more of a foothold because with the lackey nerf Aggro decks will be alot more around and Warrior is really good at beating up aggro with all the whirlwind effects they have. Also if you want to beat up paladin, all 3 of the Warrior decks can do that.
2. Shaman (even/Elementals?) the only reason Shaman isnt as good as it is...is because the fact there is too many warlocks. Even shaman is a good minion deck that gain the board and it could be something to look at.
3. Midranged decks (Shaman/Paladin/Warrior). With Spiteful summoner and cubelock being around there is basically no midranged decks because beating voidlord is not an easy task. But i feel that if the mana costs is as costly then maybe midranged can have the chance to get a good footing.
I think for sure even shaman will become more popular now and a midrange paladin since even is now dead because of call to arms nerf I can see it happening. Warrior will for sure become much more popular with the ability to clear quest rogue boards making them more rare and being more able to handle doomgards from lackey if they come out that one turn later
Even shaman will be one of the most popular decks (I'm predicting, could be wrong).
Odd warrior (or quest, or a mixture) will also be more prominent.
I do think midrange will come back in a big way though (most notably midrange hunter and rush warrior). Should be exciting. I was tired of seeing cubelocks for half a year haha.
You will be seeing cubelocks for the next months, those nerfs wont change a thing, mark my words.
I'm sure we'll still see them, but the healing from dark pact was too much. The spellstone is also arguably the best one (completely negating any self damage pretty much lol), but they're within range of burn from several decks no matter what now. Also, the Lackey being 6 mana is much more manageable. A turn 5 weapon can still be troublesome, and Doomguard is still my most hated card (ever since the beginning lol, I can't believe it still has never been changed), but they will be less frustrating to play against now.
Anyways, I've played decks that "counter" cubelock (miracle rogue and burn mage), and the fact that their healing has been nerfed so much, I can much more successfully burn them in those middle turns.
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I definitely would like to see more hunters, I feel like they've been suppressed by the meta. Also, the rare occasion I've played against Even Shaman I've been impressed by the power level but don't see many of them. The 1-mana totem synergizes quite well both with Knife Juggler and Totem Cruncher.