teasel wrote:if it was +1SP you would be generating an SP out of nothing... it would be like when lawtia plays shade and then follows up with two level 3... refess would be able to follow with three level 3 if the card was like that so i'm not so sure that would gimp the card enough
See the problem with this logic is that any player can achieve the same thing your suggesting simply by not playing anything for their turn, its not generating you sp (atleast not in the short term), its only paying you back what you paid. That is the difference between +2sp and +1sp, +2sp is speeding up what you can do, +1sp is just passing for your turn (expect you put out a liability onto the field).
You might have a slightly better argument IF will-o-wisp was useful as a unit after he was played, but he's the only great spirit who isn't. Salamander hits from a distance and hits really hard, dryad hits from a distance and can't be hurt by non-salamander great spirits, Sylph hits from a distance and hits fast, shade hits from a distance and hits fast, undine hits from a distance and can take a hit from another great spirit. As for will-o-wisp? It has to get up in the front row to attack and can't hit any great spirits hiding in the middle or back rows, it can take a hit from non salamander great spirits but being in the front row other front liners are likely to cleave its head first, its slow so its not likely even able to try to attack, and if some how it does get to attack, its got a weak attack.
Whether or not you agree with some of the proposed ways to improve will-o-wisp or even that his open ability isn't as good as the other great spirits open abilities, its hard to disagree with the reality that the other great spirits significantly outclass him as a unit after they hit the field. As such, if his stats are to remain that weak, his open ability shouldn't even be equal to theirs, but should actually be superior to them.
In any case we've gotten way off topic here. DWildstar should break off this will-o-wisp debate into its own topic when he gets the chance.