The Nymph I’ve Almost Forgotten About
I used to play Wood Nymph a lot before but the times, they are are a-changing a lot… Since the Chaos Legion release, she hardly crosses mi mind. I don’t really remember why, though. Yet, this challenge made me to play a bunch of games with her. Here’s the one I’d like to share with you.
I was quite sure that I’d face Obsidian as my opponent chose him all the five previous battles. So I didn’t worry about a rear tank or monsters with Opportunity. My opponent did actually pick Obsidian but he also took Goblin Chief with Sneak, so my prediction was just semi-accurate. Nevertheless, I still managed to win the battle.
Failed Summoner on the first position is a must when facing Obsidian with another Earth Splinter. The second card should be Unicorn Mustang but this game took place under Little League conditions so I had to opt out for Xenith Monk instead – a reasonable anti-magic tank with 6 HP. Spirit Shaman is a powerful card with Divine Shield ability that basically grants him +2 HP when facing Obsidian. By engaging Wood Nymph, I hoped that she could heal the Xenith Monk at least once. Elven Mystic and Djinn Bjilka were the only magic strikers available, so I used the former to protect the back and the latter just because I like the card and it grants me some DEC bonus if I win.
The battle looked more or less the way I predicted. Even though I lost Elven Mystic in the first round, Wood Nymph survived and actually healed my secondary tank. And then it was quite clear that I would win as magic attacks cannot fail. Wood Nymph kept my Spirit Shaman alive and my card shot those of my opponent’s down one by one.
My rating of Wood Nymph
I feel this card lost a lot while competing with the new Chaos Legion cards. The Earth side has a new healer in the starter pack that has the same weaknesses as Wood Nymph (little HP and slowness) but higher attack. Both of the cards are usually eliminated instantly by opponent’s Opportunity card, so it is generally waste of mana to play them. However, when used wisely, Wood Nymph could still decide a battle. Especially with low mana cap and against Earth or Life Splinters.
I wouldn’t buy Wood Nymph now if I hadn’t bought her a while ago, but for certain players and strategies, she might be still wort it.
Mana vs. Power ratio: ⭐⭐ ★ ★ ★
Low-mana cap games: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ★
Mid-mana cap games ⭐⭐ ★ ★★
High-mana cap games: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Worth buying: ⭐⭐ ★ ★ ★