Fiendish Circle

Fiendish Circle Card

Fiendish Circle is a 4 Mana Cost Common Warlock Spell card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Summon four 1/1 Imps.

Flavor Text

Like a knitting circle, but less evil.

Fiendish Circle Card Review

A balanced version of Imp-losion, but in this case “balanced” equals “bad”. Getting 4x 1/1 for 4 mana is not good. I mean, Paladin will laugh at you, play Call to Arms, get three stronger minions and probably throw knives at two of your 1/1’s too just for a good measure. Call in the Finishers, a Shaman’s version of this card, was played only twice – first in some sort of Token Shaman (but it was replaced pretty quickly by better options) and then in Quest Shaman, but in both cases, it was thanks to multiple synergies. Similarly, Stand Against Darkness didn’t see any play until the amount of synergies reached a critical level.

Realistically, the card has SOME synergy in Zoo. You can play it with Knife Juggler or with Dire Wolf Alpha. You also have cards that buff Demons (Demonfire, because Crystalweaver is rotating out), but that’s not good enough.

This is a much worse version of a Forbidden Ritual, which has seen some play in Warlock thanks to its flexibility, but disappeared once every deck started running some 1 damage AoE. The only advantage of this card is summoning Demons, but right now, there aren’t really lots of ways to take advantage of that.

If they print some powerful Demon synergies, especially AoE ones (like 2 mana “give all your Demons +2/+2” or stuff like that), it might see play. But right now, it doesn’t make much sense to play it.

Card rating: 2/10

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14 Comments

  1. Mugendramon
    April 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    meh, you’ll still play it because of all the sea giants and knife jugglers you’re playing.

    fill board and fling 4 knives on 6 is not necessarily awful. on 4 or coin 3 it’s actually kinda good. Obviously it’s no implosion but i wouldn’t just trash it.

  2. Ertje
    April 10, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Could become powerful in later expansions that involve around demon buffing/summoning, But right now it’s utter trash

  3. Soup And Salad
    April 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    This at least won’t see play as long as Cubelock is around since the Imps are demons as a result the worst thing you could get back with Bloodreaver Gul’dan.

    If this came with deal 2 damage to a minion, then it would definitely see play in a Witchwood Zoo deck as the return of Implosion. As is though, unless Warlock gets another version of Quatermaster for demons in future expansions, this will rarely see play unless Zoo really needs it for whatever reason.

  4. MockRock
    April 9, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    You know what Warlock likes? Bloodreaver. You know what Bloodreaver hates? This card. You know what this card offers? Nothing. I honestly don’t even think it’s great in Arena. It’s Forbidden Ritual that deletes your Demon pool and Warlock doesn’t have good enough on-board Demon synergy to justify this.

  5. Pizzatree
    April 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    New multi-class spell for Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, and Warrior:

    Fiendish sabotage:
    If you are facing a Warlock, replace their hand with 10 Fiendish Circles.

  6. Rem
    April 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Is that card a joke?

    • FunkyMonk
      April 9, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      lock needs joke cards considering how many op ones they’ve gotten this and last xpac

  7. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Kinda Nice of Arena.

    There isn’t a Unite the Demons yet, for another Quest card on Warlock just yet, so Who knows.
    Keep it for the sake of the Next few expansions, of potentially getting a Unite the Demons idea somehwere on July or November/December.

  8. Nuzlock
    April 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Those who remember, cry

  9. Vjater
    April 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Great in flood style zoo deck, has synergy with Knife Juggler, Sea giant, Reliquary Seeker and Darkshire Councilman.

  10. Alsozatch
    April 9, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Implosion without the plosion

  11. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Terrible card. If at least Warlock had a summon a Demon quest like Shaman does… But no, this makes Gul’Dan worse. And in Wild you have Forbidden Ritual, which is in every way better. Terrible card, but Warlock already got other OP cards, so it doesn’t matter. 0/5 stars.

  12. royalaardvark
    April 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Finishers for warlock, not too much demon synergy yet and its terrible with guldan