Very interesting concept ! If you want fast games, just play noz and if opponent agrees ( plays noz themselves ) . And you cant be forced into blitz mode if you dont want it like with the old noz. I will definitely try this one out when it releases,
What does that say about people who do rope? players like Trump would be laughing at this card. I doubt it's gonna see much if any play. Where would this card fit in anyways? Control wouldn't even play this because they too need (x) amount of time in their turns. Most cases it's just a 7 mana 8/8 which in today's HS isn't good enough.
I love the design of this card, the people who want 15 seconds turns will finally be able to notice they are an extreme minority of this community and stop whining about it every year, while still be able to enjoy occasional encounters with other Nozdormu players.
I agree that 7 mana might be too slow but the point is to NOT make this card viable as a standalone, otherwise everyone will start playing it and negate the entire point of the card. So 6 mana maybe, not 5.
They should have made him more unfair / powerful rather than the Meme shite he is now, how about 9 Mana Battlecry: Set Opponent's Mana down by 2 Crystals, and make their Turns 15 Seconds until Nozdormu is killed.
If there was some good dragon synergy, it it had taunt or... something, I might actually consider it and enjoy the mirror matches. But that's all going to rotate anyway, and I won't add a 7 mana 8/8 just for stats to my deck (which it would otherwise be 99% of the time).