Quite honestly, I think I keep wanting Bloodburn to be better than it is.
Without Hotter Fire, Bloodburn is problematic.
Even with Hotter Fire, Bloodburn suffers from the comparison with Firehouse or Firebird.
Skipping worker meant not teching up, so that’s why I think skipping Nautical Dog would be better. Whatever you might lose depending on my turn, threatening a tech II unit was far more fearsome than any of Jaina’s spells, especially knowing that as long as Jaina was on the board, my guys were safe from being kidnapped.