well if you have a card only once in your deck that means you dont depend on it and should remove it. if you feel like you need it earlier then include more of those cards. generally i would always add 4-5 of each card i need in my deck. when you have a card 3 times in your deck you will most likely see it only 1 time in a game.
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It's a great card if you built your sequence taking him into count.
Play 5 of him, and you will have a big chance to play one early, giving you a huge ressource boost for more powerful cards. But as you said, in end game, you don't want to,draw him. Play one of him and you will find yourself playing dozens of games without seeing him at all.
well if you have a card only once in your deck that means you dont depend on it and should remove it.
I categorically disagree with that.
1) If you're running Scholar/card draw you can easily build lists that aren't all 5xThis and 5xThat. If you are seeing even 6-10 more cards per game than your opponent, you're in prime position to take advantage of a little versatility.
2) Gold cards provide a lot of utility. Almost everyone runs a certain amount. If you are playing a control deck and you're trying to have the right answer at the right time, Family Heirloom lets you play a Gold "toolbox," in which Honest Worker fits right in.
3) Even without taking draw/tutor effects into account, sometimes 1x is the right number. The card could be prohibitively expensive, or something you don't want/need in duplicates, but it's exclusion ups the power level of your deck either on it's own merit or via synergy. Consistency is nice, but it isn't everything.