Aggression
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Asgard. Weapon.

Cost: 1.
Resource:

Restricted.

Response: After your hero attacks an enemy, spend a resource → deal 2 damage to an enemy.

Thor #19.
Jarnbjorn
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I think it's generally accepted that the average value for non-Hero card damage is around 1.5 damage/cost, with Hero cards reaching closer to the 2 damage/cost range.


Non-Hero Aspect Card Examples

Tac Team

  • Cost of 3 (true cost of 4) for 6 damage
  • 1.5 dmg / 1 cost

Uppercut

  • Cost of 3 (true cost of 4) for 5 damage
  • 1.25 dmg / 1 cost

Relentless Assault

  • Cost of 2 (true cost of 3) for 5 damage (minions only)
  • 1.67 dmg / 1 cost

Melee

  • Cost of 3 (true cost of 4) for 6 damage
  • 1.5 dmg / 1 cost

Hero Card Examples

Swinging Web Kick

  • Cost of 3 (true cost of 4) for 8 damage
  • 2 dmg / 1 cost

Supersonic Punch

  • Cost of 2 plus 1 to go Aerial (true cost of 4) for 8 damage
  • 2 dmg / 1 cost

Photonic Blast

  • Cost of 3 minus 1 for card draw (true cost of 3) for 5 damage
  • 1.67 dmg / cost

Getting back to Jarnbjorn, at the rate of 1.5 dmg / 1 cost you would need to get 6 uses out of Jarnbjorn to get average value. To get Photonic Blast type value (1.67 dmg / card) you would need to get to 10 uses. Any uses beyond 10 and you are approaching some of the best damage value in the game (but you'll never get to 2 dmg / 1 cost because of the initial 2 cost investment to play Jarnbjorn).

  • Cost of 1 (true cost of 2)

  • 1 use = 2 damage / total cost of 3

  • 2 uses = 4 dmg / 4 cost

  • 3 uses = 6 dmg / 5 cost

  • 4 uses = 8 dmg / 6 cost

  • 5 uses = 10 dmg / 7 cost

  • 6 uses = 12 dmg / 8 cost (1.5 dmg / 1 cost)

  • 7 uses = 14 dmg / 9 cost

  • 8 uses = 16 dmg / 10 cost

  • 9 uses = 18 dmg / 11 cost

  • 10 uses = 20 dmg / 12 cost (1.67 dmg / 1 cost)

Having to attack first limits it's utility a bit, but on the positive side it does thin your deck out and free up hand space (by being on the board).

Overall, a potentially strong card, but it needs a deck to be built around it. Getting into those double-digit uses will really allow for that positive return on your investment.

diesel · 9