Orc’s magic description says it “destroys a number of skulls”. What I see is that the magic is “removing the skulls” from the board.
What’s the real intent of Orc’s magic?
I’ve noticed that when the word “destroy” is mentioned it means that the gems are removed with full effect (like Behemoth and Thrall). On the other hand, when a gem is “removed” there’s no effect. So in the case of Orc’s magic, destroying skulls doesn’t really do anything (it only gains attack if it has taken damage and the it’s a fixed number - don’t scalate by the number of skulls destroyed). Maybe Orc needs some love to make it a bit more useful?
As a side note, I really liked to play with Ghoul. Used to run 2x Ghoul, Infernal King and Sheggra. It was fun to play. Ghoul destroying a x number of gems to kick fill up other cards, stone link, cursed and most importantly quick to fill up. Good card without being overpowered. If there was a poll, I would vote to Ghoul to get his old magic power back