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Unstable Affliction

 

Card Number - FOO-90

Card Rating:

Sealed: 3.67
Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.33
Raid: 3.33

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 10.16.0
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Dead
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Mikie
Unstable Affliction (Warlock)

3 cost Ability- Affliction Talent

Affliction Hero Required

Attah to target hero or Ally.

Ongoing: At the start of your turn, your hero deals 2 shadow damage to attached character.

When Unstable Affliction is destroyed, your hero deals 4 shadow damage to attached character.

Well now... 2 DoTs in a row (For the un-initiated, DoT stands for Damage over Time).  I like Unstable Affliction.  2 damage every turn?  And if it is destroyed, it blows up for 4 in their face? What's not to like?  The way this card is set up, you are guaranteed at least 4 damage for 3 resources, even if it doesn't get to go a full turn.

Sealed: 5/5  Unstable Affliction in sealed means that your opponent won't have many ways to destroy it, so you'll likely get your beautiful 2 damage every turn.

Constructed: 4/5  Unfortunately, in constructed there are alot of ways to get rid of ongoing abilities.  But you should STILL play this.  If you drop it on an ally, that ally is as good as dead, and if you drop it on your opponent, they are in for some serious hurt, even if they destroy it.

Casual: 4/5  Good card... nothing amazingly 'fun' about it, unless you consider winning fun.  :)

Raid: 4/5  Amazingly, I see this as being a great card in a Raid deck, especially against Onyxia.  Drop it on the dragon and watch her life fall appart.  If you are going to run this in MC, though, make sure that you have 4 of it and some way to get it back from your graveyard., so that you can play it on multiple bosses.
KJFJustice

Unstable Affliction

 

Pretty simple card.  3 cost DOT that does 2 damage per turn.  But Wait- There’s More.  It has a built in Bomb effect of when it is destroyed, do 4 damage.  Well isn’t that a nice little after-effect which penalizes your opponent for side-decking against this card.

 

Constructed:     4.0 with multiple copies in play.

Sealed:             3.0

Casual:             2.0

Raid:                            2.0

turkeyspit Unstable Affliction

Warlocks are renown for their DoT (Damage over Time) abilities, and Unstable Affliction is certainly a nice addition to their arsenal.

Doing the same damage as Deadly Poison, but without the activation requirement, Affliction can quickly lower your opponent's Health. If you happen to be playing against a Priest, or someone who main decks either Chipper or Confessor Mildred, they will not be able to dispense with Affliction without a hefty price!

This card fits right into a Harrigan Soulsunder deck. Sadly though, Combat rogues have made control decks like Warlock somewhat unviable. Still, they are a solid and stable decktype, and expect to see them at your locals.

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Sealed:
3/5 - a decent DoT ability

Constructed:
4/5 - a pair of these on the field will almost guarantee victory

Casual:
4/5 - see constructed

Raid:
4/5 - Onyxia: absolutely brutal!
2/5 - Molten Core: when it's destroyed, you still inflict 4 points of damage. But since attached abilities don't transfer from Boss to Boss (like in Onyxia), it's less effective.

 

 


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