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    Is Voltar's Ring broken?

    I fear that Voltar's Ring will become quite broken in the future. Has anyone noticed this: VR increases all electrical damage(including physical). Therefore if you have an deck in which all of your allies deal electrical damage, like Death Collector and Io Void Leviathon do, then it will work like an improved version of War Banner. And if you play Nishaven with Lightning Strike and another powerful electrical card they will release in the future, then it will be much worse.

    Is it broken?

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    For now, it is not OP. In fact, I'd argue it is the only card that makes allied Nishaven viable.

    As to the future, there would be many possible cards to hard or soft counter it, beyond just simple item destruction. Just off the top of my head, cards for other classes that reduce electrical damage; cards that manipulate damage from the other elements (like an Ignatio's Ring that does the same thing, but for fire damage); cards that negate attack bonuses (allies only attack for base damage, doesn't include bonuses like Aldon, Radiant Wisp's per attachment bonus, War Banner, etc); more cards that reduce ability damage.
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    It is not broken. You shouldn't forget that the moment you have used it, you didn't do anything that turn - a turn where you could have played an ally or could have done damage instead.
    Later through the match it may get its power, but it is risky investment if you can't hold up the onslaught of enemies and don't have enough time. A reason why I just have 4x LS, FB and Nova, to not "sleep" a turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegir View Post
    It is not broken. You shouldn't forget that the moment you have used it, you didn't do anything that turn - a turn where you could have played an ally or could have done damage instead.
    Later through the match it may get its power, but it is risky investment if you can't hold up the onslaught of enemies and don't have enough time. A reason why I just have 4x LS, FB and Nova, to not "sleep" a turn.
    That's true now, but as the game ages and there begin to appear Nishaven decks where every ally has electrical physical damage, then it won't be the case.

    With such an deck, if you have 2 allies and 5 se, then you might deal up to 4 extra damage and protect your allies.

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    Hmm, I was kinda thinking that once we get some new electrical damage allies for human faction then Nishaven might actually become as competitive as some of the better heroes. Nishaven with Death Collector would have been nice.

    And also, I'd say that the ring is pretty near OP against Zal as is.
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    I think in the future it will have very many interesting interactions with other cards, but you must remember that there are also cards yet to be released that can't be accounted for, like there could be a card that reduces all elemental damage or something similar. I think that it is impossible to say right now whether or not a card, especially one so specific as voltar's ring, will be eventually overpowered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plo View Post
    That's true now, but as the game ages and there begin to appear Nishaven decks where every ally has electrical physical damage, then it won't be the case.

    With such an deck, if you have 2 allies and 5 se, then you might deal up to 4 extra damage and protect your allies.
    you're assuming that future expansions won't deal with that problem. what if i say to you that maybe in the future there will also be allies that will be immune to electricity? does that screw up your future worry? problems such as you have envisioned can be easily dealt with by adding counter cards.

    as of now, the ring hardly makes Nishaven competitive. he's still a pushover.
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