Talk:Abomination

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Needs rephrasing[edit source]

The Abomination's Deathrattle gains more value and effect when the player is behind, since as well as trading for enemy minions or removal, its Deathrattle can allow it to kill several additional minions if they are on the board.

  1. 'when the player is behind' - behind in what? The number of minions on the board, I guess, since the next sentence says when a player is ahead on the board, but <sigh> I'm sure if it's proper English, sounds like too much ShorthandTM was used. Two beefy minions may be much better than five weak ones, so I'm afraid we're oversimplifying here. Explicitly describing the situation in a simple manner is better than convoluted arm-waving.
  2. 'since as well as (...)' - I hope this can be broken up as well as simplified, so that reading the sentence once will be enough to understand it. Howgh! :-)
  3. 'kill several additional minions if they are on the board' - you can discard or destroy cards, but minions have to be on the board in order to get killed, right?

-- Karol007 (talk) 01:55, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

The phrasing of such matters is of course highly subjective, but you're always welcome to adjust such sections to try to express things more clearly :) -- Taohinton (talk) 21:07, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Spell effects[edit source]

Should any mention (trivial or otherwise) be made mentioning how many spell cards depict an abomination as the target? There are a ton (e.g., lightning bolt, poison seeds, arcane shot, bite...) Abelhawk (talk) 00:31, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Not sure, since Abomination (the card) is not the only representation of an abomination (the race) in Hearthstone; there's also Abominable Bowman, Sludge Belcher, Ticking Abomination, etc., and there's nothing indicating that the card art for the spells you mentioned aren't targeting one of those kinds of abominations (or some other type that isn't in Hearthstone yet, like Slaughterhouse Protector). Of course, they're probably just depicting generic abominations as opposed to being meant as specific WoW mobs or Hearthstone cards, and one could argue that Hearthstone's Abomination is meant to be a generic abomination and not a reference to a specific WoW mob, but since we have multiple abomination cards in Hearthstone it'd still feel slightly off to me to single out this card when pointing out all the card art that targets abominations in general.
I don't have a ton of experience with the WoW TCG, but it seems a lot of spells in that game have card art featuring undead creatures as the target, not just abominations but things like ghouls, wights, plague eruptors, flesh giants, and so on. It might just be that early on in Hearthstone, Blizzard happened to choose a lot of spell card art from the TCG that featured abominations as opposed to, say, ghouls, rather than it being a conscious decision to have a lot of anti-abomination card art.
I don't know if any of the above arguments even made sense (feels like I'm just rambling a bit), but yeah, I'm not sure if it deserves a mention or not. In any case, if it was mentioned I'd say it should probably be under Trivia. --DeludedTroll (talk) 05:40, 26 April 2018 (UTC)