« on: April 08, 2014, 09:00:17 PM »
Another thing I've realized after attempting to use him in a more defensive deck, is that he only delays your opponent, he cannot truly stop their offense. In a way it actually does fit quite well in line with Flame Dawn's basic utility spells, in this case being Stumble and Exhaust, in that they can be used to slow down the opponents offense in a way that gives strong short term advantage for a fast offense to take advantage of, while offering very little long term advantage.
Sure they can block off any single creature from reaching you, but those creatures are not taking damage and are only being stalled, and not dealt with for a longer term. If you don't push through an attack while the Fleeting Footmen stall, it's not unusual to get overrun and then forced into pure defense. Also in a pure defensive deck they don't offer too much for the same reason, they can stall some creatures but they don't get rid of them, allowing the opponent to just keep building their forces while attacking.