The Year of the Phoenix is set to bring a new and exciting set for Hearthstone fans, named Ashes of Outland. The expansion features the Demon Hunter class along with some of Warcraft’s most iconic characters, like Illidan Stormrage, Lady Vashj, and Kael’thas Sunstrider.
The latest card to join the expansion is Mo’arg Artificer, a two-cost neutral Demon with two Attack and four Health. What makes the ugly-looking bugger interesting, though, is his effect. When he’s placed on the battlefield, all minions take double damage from spells.
Mo’arg Artificer has plenty of synergy with Demons and, of course, spell-heavy classes, like Mage, Rogue, and Shaman. But his role in the metagame is questionable at this early stage of the expansion.
His effect has the potential to deal a massive amount of damage. It can’t be used to burn face, but it’ll be a strong choice for board clear situations.
He should ideally be used in slower-paced decks, focusing on controlling the board and dragging out the game. He can be used to counter early-game aggression and put a stop to face-orientated decks. When combined with AoE damage, his value is insurmountable.
Hearthstone’s upcoming expansion, Ashes of Outland, is set to release on April 7.