New Priest Spell - Shadow Word: Undeath

March of the Lich King
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5571 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    A new Rare Priest Spell, Shadow Word: Undeath, has been revealed!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5294 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Ive slagged plenty of cards like this as the reveal went on, and this card is no different.

    But it does have one good thing going for it. With the amount of undead support cards being printed there may yet be a genuine undead aggro priest so consistency would only rarely be an issue. The real problem here is to ask whether an aggro deck even need something like this, basically a 5 mana Flamestrike that'll hit face.

    The jury is out on this one for me. Because whenever this card works it'll likely win you the game, but on the other hand there's a good chance this card just does nothing more than 4 damage to face for 5 mana. Aside from being a dead card if drawn early, not a nice thing to happen when youre playing aggro.

  • Caro's Avatar
    2120 2345 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    So at best this is 5 mana 1 sided 4 damage AOE. Poor Chaos Nova crying in the corner. I'm assuming, the way it's worded, this AOE spell will deal 2 damage to all enemies twice, helping to remove divine shields, reborn minions and deathrattle triggers. While this does sound appealing, this spell will only be played in an undead deck coz 5 mana 2 damage AOE is awful.

    Honestly would run Clean the Scene over this (if not specifically playing shadow priest).

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is actually pretty strong for a boardclear. 4-damage for just 5-mana that also goes face? That could really push MIdrange Shadow Priest,  just because it gives you the ability to actually recover the board.

    We've already seen Abyssal Wave perform well in Curse-IMplock despite that deck trying to win the board and this is just straight up better at face value.

    I'm intrigued

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Horus's Avatar
    Mimic 2525 3272 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    I guess this might be a reason to play undead priest. For its mana cost, it is quite effective - if it trigger twice

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2055 1596 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

    This is a 5 mana double Consecration if you manage to fulfill the likely easy condition. Given that would cost 8 mana, I'm going to assume this is good.

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1350 2416 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

    5 mana double Consecration? This will 100% see play. And undead minions seem good for priests, so i think the condition will be easy to trigger.

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

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

    Spirit Guide tutors this and activates it's condition. This is going in decks.

  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1510 1250 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 10 months ago

    Seems like decent removal. Priest is going to get even more annoying now.

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