New Priest Minion - Devout Dungeoneer

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 780 1999 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    A new Rare Priest Minion, Devout Dungeoneer, has been revealed!

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  • UVE's Avatar 935 664 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Mana cheat is the new priest trait. And i hate it.

    By The Holy Light!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1400 2819 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Priest relies on Shadow Spells too much to reliably run this for the intended effect, but at the same time it's a very decent draw option that also synergizes with Raise Dead.

    This in turn means that Priest now might have enough card draw to reconsider running C'thun, which they might have to once random generation becomes more and more inconsistent and stuff like Scorpid and Wandmaker no longer cuts it.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Explorer of Dragons 1070 318 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Reno Priest is probably happy to see this.  More card draw is always welcome to that deck.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 760 1075 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Very good effect!... as long as you pull a Holy spell... and Priest uses mostly shadow spells... hmm. Still Priest isn't known for drawing a lot of cards, so i still think it will see play in a majority of priest decks just for the card draw. (And worst case scenario it might pull some C'Thun, the Shattered pieces before Tickatus deletes them.)Devout Dungeoneer will obviously be a lot better in standard with each expansion, because of newly printed holy spells. Right now the holy spell pool in priest is mostly big buffs and (cheap) removal spells.

    Hmm looking at the Wild Holy spell pool and it's not that great. Most Holy spells in wild are MOSTLY ress spells or big buffs. Sure there are some removal spells like Lightbomb, but their mostly cards that are used by ress priest (Which will never run Devout Dungeoneer) and Raza Priest. (Which already has a lot of shadow spells in deck, and i don't think raza priest wants Devout Dungeoneer either...)

    Let's hope we get some more good Holy spells that make it more reliable for getting the discount! (okay even though the card doesn't sound THAT good, it's still card draw in priest, which priest lacks. So don't underestimate this card!)

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

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Explorer of Dragons 1070 318 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Quote From Brandon

    Very good effect!... as long as you pull a Holy spell... and Priest uses mostly shadow spells... hmm. Still Priest isn't known for drawing a lot of cards, so i still think it will see play in a majority of priest decks just for the card draw. (And worst case scenario it might pull some C'Thun, the Shattered pieces before Tickatus deletes them.)Devout Dungeoneer will obviously be a lot better in standard with each expansion, because of newly printed holy spells. Right now the holy spell pool in priest is mostly big buffs and (cheap) removal spells.

    Hmm looking at the Wild Holy spell pool and it's not that great. Most Holy spells in wild are MOSTLY ress spells or big buffs. Sure there are some removal spells like Lightbomb, but their mostly cards that are used by ress priest (Which will never run Devout Dungeoneer) and Raza Priest. (Which already has a lot of shadow spells in deck, and i don't think raza priest wants Devout Dungeoneer either...)

    Let's hope we get some more good Holy spells that make it more reliable for getting the discount! (okay even though the card doesn't sound THAT good, it's still card draw in priest, which priest lacks. So don't underestimate this card!)

    Most Reno/Raza Priests only run Holy Smite, Power Word: Shield, and Penance, thus giving you around a 20% to draw a holy spell when you play this on curve. On top of that 2 out 3 cards can only be discounted by 1. Yet, I don't think that matters all that much. It's still draw.

    On the other hand, Acolyte of Pain used to be played in said deck, but is not making the cut anymore in most lists. Is this better than Acolyte of Pain? I think it is, but I'm by no means a 100% sure.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • mayhern's Avatar Wizard 335 288 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Directed draw engine for spells with a body and mana cheating for holy spells. Great card

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_500_HS 925 534 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    It's not worth cutting Hysteria and Palm Reading for this effect. Overall, this just looks massively outclassed.

    A man is lying on the street, some punks chopped off his head

    I'm the only one who stops to see if he's dead.

    Hmm. Turns out he's dead.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1335 2445 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    It is a good draw card, but at this point priest doesn't really need something like this.

    Although I will concede that this is absolutely what a tempo priest needs. Not so much just the draw, but also a decent body that will come back with Rally!, probably the best card to get out of your deck.

    I'm on the fence with this one. If tempo priest does rise up, it'll likely because of this card.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Academy Sleuth 865 429 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I think this is the only one of the three dungeoneers at this point that will see play. Priest already has spell heavy decks. This will just help you tutor one out and give a bonus if it is one of the holy spells.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 665 318 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    This is tough. It's a good card but may currently get out classes by Scorpid. Still though a welcome effect. Maybe if a strong holy spell gets printed or a more aggro priest comes up this could find a home. Draw is always good.

    Wild I think Reno decks my adapt this. Draw is precious there and even if the cost reduction wiffs it's still a nice early play.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 665 852 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    If Priest get`s new Holy Spells so this could be abused more then it would be an ok card - right now the best or most played Spells in priest are not Holy and therefore this card needs more Holy Spell support to be good.

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  • Caro's Avatar 1350 874 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    This card it ultimately a 1 mana 2/3 due to the mana cheating. I'm sure it'll see some experimentations in control priest

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 455 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I don't think priests need this.The guaranteed two-for-one is nice on an un-hero-powerable body, but this still feels too weak as a tutor when compared to cards like Shadow Visions. The sort of aggro deathrattle deck I've seen occasionally might have used this to tutor Rally! and Twilight's Call, if it didn't pollute the res pool for 3-drops. Maybe if some combo specifically needs one spell component to cost 2 less, but there are better ways to get that mana discount.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1635 1410 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    This Dungeoneer looks pretty good, as Priest has good options, but the restriction does hurt a bit. No Palm Reading, for example. I guess you have to decide whether you're going all in on Holy spells to guarantee the discount, or just running the spells you want and hoping.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 720 683 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Priest can use the draw, and the effect is fine without hitting a holy spell. Just a solid 3 drop to develop some tempo and get through your deck, with a big bonus if you hit a holy spell.

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  • supergimpoman's Avatar 75 4 Posts Joined 07/01/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Pretty sure that it's just going to be used as a draw mechanic. On the off chance it discounts something hooray, but chances are it won't and it'll just give you a free spell draw (which nobody will complain about unless there's a mill deck incoming).

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Crossroads Historian 1260 363 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Seems decent. You probably don't want to cut all non-holy spells, but it will be nice when you get lucky and hit Holy Nova or something.

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  • Dunyil's Avatar 260 68 Posts Joined 08/03/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    If played with Brann Bronzebeard would it draw two cards and reduce each card by (2) or (4)?

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 720 683 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    Quote From Dunyil

    If played with Brann Bronzebeard would it draw two cards and reduce each card by (2) or (4)?

    It should reduce each cards by 2, it repeats the entire battlecry.

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