Quote from Ravzar>> That. Tickatus is not the reason Warlock is strong vs other control decks, but the infinite cheap value Jarraxus can provide in the late game. Burning 5 cards (or even 10) from an opponent's deck is not a win condition. Slamming infinite stats almost for free coupled with a giant weapon is.
I mean, isn't it both? This is a game of inches where we complain when a deck wins 55% of the time. If Tickatus burns your win condition 10-15% of the time, that can shift a matchup from favorable to unfavorable.
I'm torn on Jarraxus. I think it's incredibly powerful right now because nobody else has a hero card. But at the end of the day, I'm not sure 9 mana, gain 5 armor and a equip a 3-damage weapon is going to be that oppressive. Historically it's tough to play a 9-cost card that doesn't affect the board (though 0-cost 6/6 taunts can certainly mitigate that issue). Seems like it's going to be a dead card in the overwhelming majority of their matchups.
You guys are all assuming Mage will be dead after the Lunacy nerf. It won’t come close to hurting them. I play Spell Mage and most times I win without ever drawing Lunacy. It’s got high explosive burn damage potential and is very quick.
No, we're just counting on multiple Mage cards being nerfed.