Joined: Thursday, 10th February 2011, 18:30
IMPROVING NEMELEX ABILITIES
I have read recently a common complaint that the fourth Nemelex ability, Mark Four, is kind of useless.
I would only agree in that I don't use that ability.
If it were to be replaced, I think that would be a good idea, but with what?
My suggestion is to replace it with a new ability, Count Cards, which discards one card from the deck, but provides the count of cards in the deck. In my opinion, this is truly what is missing from Nemelex and makes decks (and even uses of Draw 3) more useful.
Shuffle (and by a lesser extent, Focus)
This card is, by far, a complete game ruiner of a card.
Much like other cards are scaled to the power of the deck, I think Shuffle should be scaled as well. 100% swap on Legendary decks is fine, but a 50% trade or a 25% trade on the lower decks respectively would cause less hardship, but still be justifiably annoying.
In worst case, I wonder if it should be temporary and the stats should be altered in such a way that they eventually set back into place, as if the stats had been drained. Use of a Restore Abilities potion might help.
Legendary Focus could allow some control of the trade, or at worst could draw one from both lesser attributes.
Torment / Venom
I believe self-infliction from Torment is the reason many don't like decks of destruction. Ditto with low-experienced users and casting Olgreb's from Venom. Just stating it.
Unless I'm missing it, the text should indicate whether the conversion is temporary or permanent.
This is why I went to the Abyss 4 times with my last worshiper. :/
Something against Undead
Decks of Destruction are not as useful against undead as they are against the living. There should be an undead-focused card.
What exactly does evocations determine when drawing cards? For example, with summoning and a huge Evo, you can still draw several cards from a 0-level deck of summonings and get hostile creatures. Shouldn't Evo have an effect here?
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