New Priest Spell - Whirlpool

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5571 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    A new Epic Priest Spell, Whirlpool, has been revealed!

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Dragon 2120 2333 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Well this is an interesting Nature spell for priest. Would've thought this would fit more with Druid flavor-wise but ofc, the 9 mana board clear is always expected for Priest. 

    I wouldn't want to play this when I have minions on my side of the board, so it's more like a catch-up board clear when your side has no minions.

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1350 2416 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    WOW, that's nuts. Flik Skyshiv saw play in every rogue deck, and that only destroyed 1 minion + all copies wherever they are. This is ALL minions on the board + copies wherever they are. Oh aggro decks keep drawing cards and filling boards? How about i play Whirlpool and destroy their board AND crush their dreams of reloading? This is an insane boardclear, which i would have expected as a legendary card instead. This card will be a must-include for ANY slower priest deck untill it rotates.

    Also considering all the Reno Jackson in core set teases we got prior to the expansion reveal, Reno decks might return. And Whirlpool is not good at all against reno decks. so that's a potential weakness of the card. Also it costs 9 mana, and it can delete minions in your own deck. But still if you live against any aggro deck Whirlpool will just instantly win you the game... unless it's Defend the Dwarven District hunter killing you turn 6. 

    Still i see this card getting played a LOT. Also in control priest mirriors it might be beneficial to cast this when you have minions on board, just so you can have the deathrattles and stuff in the Xyrella, the Devout pool, while your opponent probably wont.

    In wild i'm not sure if it sees play. Plague of Death isn't seen that often AND 9 cost cards are very hard to play in wild... mainly considering your probably dead to Defend the Dwarven District hunter, Raid the Docks warrior or Burn shaman around turn 6. (if not earlier)

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5285 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    This card is there. That's about the best thing I can say about it. The fact is that it'll likely come out from a discover effect more often than actually be placed into the deck itself.

    Yes, it clears both board and reload, but if your opponent lasted that long without killing off priest and then proceed to not play around this, he's just asking to lose. Because if Im really honest, this is just a more expensive Twisting Nether, that doesn't deal with deathrattles, unlike the superior Plague of Death, which is a one-off even in the old galakrond priest deck, about as greedy a deck as it can get.

    The flik effect is nice and all, but I think we're missing the point that this is a 9 mana card, and how many games actually lasts that long? Even boar priest finishes their games faster than that.

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Outside of specific circumstances it's mainly just a 9-mana Twisting Nether. When's the last time you saw Nether?

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3266 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    This alludes that there could be something on the horizon that will add more copies of minions to your deck.  The issue with this regardless is that a lot of shuffling of copies of things going into a deck are spells that summon a minion. So this will do nothing to swarm druid or the likes. 

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Hmmm ... not sure about this one. 

    Looks interesting and i think it could see play depending on how the meta shifts with the expansion. This could either be played in every priest deck for the clear or see no play at all. Realy depends how the meta evolves in the upcoming expansion. 

    But i somehow think this will find it`s place in most priest decks. 

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2055 1595 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Now imagine if this card said "Destroy all minions (wherever they are)." Not really sure that would actually help Priest much since it doesn't have a lot of burn or resurrection now. As for the actual card, guess it would counter piranhas. It could've been a good counter to Togwaggle's Scheme or maybe Dire Frenzy.

  • sule's Avatar
    Dinosaur 745 642 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    Seems very good, and just about right for its mana cost. Condemn and Xyrella are still in Standard to pick up the slack in the early game, so Priest should have a decent chance of getting to the point of playing this. It's quite the answer against slower, chunkier decks like Ramp Druid. Not one-sided like Soul Mirror, but I think that Control Priest won't mind that considering it gives them the ability to answer minions that have yet to hit the board. A very good board clear. Priest shouldn't have to worry about big boards for another two years.

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  • theo333's Avatar
    Outlandish Rager 970 833 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    Finally an anti-copy card. But for one class at 9 mana.

  • Horus's Avatar
    Mimic 2525 3272 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
    Quote From theo333

    Finally an anti-copy card. But for one class at 9 mana.

    .. Aren't they bringing back Reno and highlander-decks to the core set ? ^^

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Metrognome 1570 1064 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    Not super sure how impactful a Flik-like effect is when it's already a Twisting Nether. I mean, Priest will play it because it's a Twisting Nether for them, but a rather expensive one at that.

  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1510 1250 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    Feels like a very strong card, even though it's quite expensive. Might be worth running at least a copy of it, though.

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