Dropping from 13 Gems to 8 Gems is massive. And requiring an extra 3 mana…wow. Think a developer perhaps got annoyed with Prismatic Orb & a few skeletons knocking their team off.
A couple months ago the devs nerfed exploders (carnex, gorgotha & herdmaster) so that they became a thing of the past, then it was spammers such as webspinner & shaman, now they take out prismatic orb. It’s almost like they want battles to be ‘death by a thousand cuts’ rather than a quick-ish battle.
No doubt they’ll take out the high attack teams (such as Gar Nok Marauders, dragon combos etc) next…
IMO, I think there was nothing wrong with Prismatic Orb - just an issue with duplicate team members. Not sure what new problems would result, but I would like to see each duplicate character (in a team) resulting in ‘minus 1’ magic to every member in the team. For example, three skeletons…minus 3 magic for all three skeletons & the fourth character.