The Witchwood Guide
Give a friendly character +3 Attack this turn.
This would be real handy if your enemy is made of rock.
Ah, i miss this card. Long time ago a staple Shaman card, very useful but not overpowered (ok, aggro Doomhammer aside), now completely forgotten.
Blizzard, why you can't take a better and more flexible politic for buff / nerfs?
What if it was 1 mana and changed to "Choose one: your hero gets +3 attack for this turn but cannot attack the enemy hero, or give +3 attack to a friendly minion for this turn." It fixes the Doomhammer to the face problem while keeping synergy with Al'Akir the Windlord and still fitting into those tight overload decks.
Alternately, "Give +3 Attack this turn to a friendly character with 1 or less attack," or "Give a friendly character +3 attack this turn and then destroy your weapon. You cannot equip a weapon this turn." There are many ways to nerf this card, but as it is, it only stops the early game. Someone could still cast a Doomhammer and two Rockbiters, the only thing this stops is double-casting on Al'Akir the Windlord
Stupidest nerf ever, especially the reasoning behind it. Blizzard's reasoning that it's good early game removal and is widely played is equivalent to saying that frostbolt and fiery war axe should be nerfed because they're in every mage and warrior deck and that they provide reliable early game. Now rockbiter is a much worse version of both. If the problem is doomhammer, than address that problem. Shaman has literally the worst basic set, and come rotation, it's going to be trash again, now worse than it was before.
Did you say Fiery War Axe nerfed?
This nerf won't even stop aggro shamans from using this card. They usually vomit their cards all over the board and spend the last half of the game topdecking anyways.
RIP Al'Akir the Windlord
they might release more wind-fury weapons for shaman later in expansions, so nerf Doomhammer will not solve the problem
the problem is giving the weapons attack immediately in one turn for a class that can have windfury ablity weapons, they dont care about warrior's Heroic Strike because why ? warriors dont have easy access to windfury weapon like shaman
this is a good nerf. it solves more permanent problem and let them give shaman more wind fury weapons as the class identity, and allow them to design more shamany weapons for the future not just stopped at Doomhammer.
No matter if you use this on Hero or Minion. It's always bad compare to Blessing of Might or Fiery War Axe.
R.I.P Shaman. No wonder why you are the worst class in the game. Even Blizz hates you
Rockbiter Weapon is now on par with Heroic Strike, which isn't a bad card by any means. You get 1 less damage from Rockbiter compared to Heroic, but in return you receive the flexibility of putting Rockbiter on a minion. Shaman also has a wide selection of good windfury cards, which are still great with Rockbiter. It's definitely weaker than before, but could still see some play when used with Doomhammer or Al'Akir.
To harsh, could've just made it only target minions. then it couldn't be used with Doomhammer, but oh well.
How will Control Shamans deal with turn 1 Tunnel Trogg/Flame Imp/Mana Wyrm now? :\
If you use Lightning Bolt instead, the Overload stops you from playing anything on turn 2.
Doomhammer was the problem, not this.
At 2 this card is really bad standalone...Revert this nerf and rework Doomhammer instead.
I think the card could've been made so it could only target minions and still cost 1, preventing the powerful synergy with Doomhammer and it would still be usable with Al'Akir the Windlord. I mean, then it would simply be a worse Blessing of Might but it would at least be a good nerf to the card without overdoing it. I think Blizzard simply took the wrong approach to nerfing this card.
Blizzard is fucking retarded i mean ok nerf face shaman but who plays this shit for 2 mana omg....
This should be same as Blessing of Might because you can only give minions and not a Doomhammer !!! so disgusting! 18 damages to face or more.
This card has become trash now, at 2 mana it's worse than Lightning Bolt and other cheap removals....
And will STILL be used with Doomhammer for the double 8 damage swing to the Face! I hate this change, it's so bad!
it's now a worse dark bomb, frostbolt, lightning bolt, war axe. They need to make this a spell where you don't take damage.
With the ridiculousness of aggro shaman now (4 mana 7/7... sigh) , i think this should say "give a friendly MINION plus 3 attack this turn" so there would be no more 10-16 damage to the face with doomhammer