Well, I don't think there is any bad luck in that board. If your opponent is moderatly smart (or has eaten Geralt:Ignis left and right), he'll try to spread out his strength so as to limit the damage that card can do. The ekimmara is great for that because it allows you to move the strength around.DEERCG;n8757960 said:
As for scorch, it's always a tricky card to play. On the one hand, you want to delay it as much as possible to make sure you can scorch the strongest card. On the other hand, you are going to put strengh on your own units, so the strongest card in the board might very well end up being yours. Knowing when it's a good time to throw it is no easy task, and there is a good amount of guess involved. If you risk, you might get burned. If you play it safe, perhaps you don't get as much value as you would have if you had waited another turn.
But look, when you pulled out your grave hag, you knew that it would be boosted up to 10, and you knew that there was no unit stronger than that in your opponent's side. So why didn't you use your scorch before laying down the grave hag? Perhaps you were thinking that your opponent would get a stronger unit in the next turn? If that is the case, you risked it, and you lost. Shite happens, and perhaps next time you'll be more conservative. But even though scorch is tricky to use, your predicament in that screenshot has very little to do with bad luck, and a lot more to do with the combination of your opponent being experienced enough to avoid a potential igni, and you being inexperienced enough to not know when to use scorch.
I have been burned by so many ignis that now I pay a lot more attention to the distribution of the strengh in my rows. And I have eaten so many of my own scorches due to not being able to use them that now I finally get some good value out of them most of the time. But it took many, many failures to learn.
EDIT: by the way, even if you could somehow burn that 9 strength ekimmara with your scorch, you would still have lost.