So i beat plague oni and i noticed the recipe vendor foo can kook or w/e his name is so i decided to research this card Brimstone revenant to see if it is worth using. I saw tons of people saying it is garbage and only really good for bragging rights to say you got it and that deer knight is better. I did see one comment promoting its use out of hundreds of peope putting it down. could it replace Immolate? Lets look at the stats and math.
Brimstone revenant deals 440 damage for 4 pips.
Immolate deals 600 damage for 4 pips but at the cost of taking 250 damage.
now lets buff these with a fireblade. (not many people realize that fireblades increase is divided with Immolate.)
Brimstone revenant 440 + 35% = 594 damage
Immolate 600 + 17.5 = 705 to target 250 + 17.5 = 293.75 to your self
now ask your self is doing 100 extra damage really worth taking nearly 300 damage?
A lot of fire users also roll life or ice or death to get spells to heal or nerf the damage taken or spend a training point to get flame sheild from the fair grounds girl. A waste of valuable training points imo unless you dont care about either spell and use other strategies.
In my humble opinion Brimstone revenant > Immolate.
I planned on both working in game to getting what i need to craft the spell as well as opening keepers lore packs with my allowance in hopes of getting the real spell or materials since the pack also drops everything needed to craft it.
I have been working on my crafting spells and i am now in mooshu waiting for my crafting slot to come off of cool down. I have also been gardening for amber.
I have a few of the treasure cards for it but if i do not have enough for it by the time i purchase the recipe i will most likely post on here to seek treasure card trades for what i need.
If i do get the real spell as a drop then collecting the materials was not a waste as i will just use them to craft another spell. Deer knight and luminous weaver are both on my list of actual useful craftable spells. I may even try to get them all just to say i have them.
I did get the permanent version of keeper of the flame, which is a myth spell that i do not plan on using but i have it lol.