I believe the gem creation is not the problem. It’s a risk for reward. If I miss the extra turn I give extra turns and lots of mana to my opponent.
The base spell does not buff more than, a sunweaver for exemple, but you can loop since it’s a gem spawner, so that makes it more powerful than sunweaver. However, all guardians give stats and can loop, and other guardians are rarely used.
Certainly not. (I don’t have the trait, and it’s still extremely potent)
Do you see a Justice team that do not use Queen Mab fully traited ?
Mab legendary trait brings too things :
- A very easy way to apply freeze. Justices is boosted strongly by freeze. And justice loops create/reapply more freezes
- Freezing the opponent greatly reduces the risk of giving extra turns and mana/skulls to the opponent, since most of the time he will grab a 4+ and back to our justice team.
Amira is already very nice (and the new troop, forget its name, that triple damage to blue, also I suppose) => Kill Justice ASAP.
However : need to be able to collect Amira mana fast. If Justice HP is too high (because my opponent kingdoms are too high), and you can’t one shot justice, then you are simple dead (no time to refill amira again).
And, that’s only one troop.
The full cleanse troops aren’t good enough counters, since the freeze reapplies too fast.
We could still go with “can’t be frozen” troops (like queen mab), or “impervious”.
I’m not sure more counters is the way to go.
In my opinion the “owerpower” comes from the combinaison of Justice + Queen Mab legendary trait.
I would either :
Prevent Mab from doing tons of freeze so easily, for example : Freeze opponent when it is hit by a spell (or only single target spells ?).
Or have Justice scale out of something other than Freeze. (Looper + Freeze that’s lots of control, I believe we should not encourage that combination). Now, Hunter’s Mark, Diseases and Poisons doesn’t thematically fit with Justice . Death Mark could be nice, but used by Sacrifice. Somehow, Hunter’s Mark could also work : it’s underused today, and we could consider Justice a Bounty Hunter ?