New Priest Minion - Mindflayer Kaahrj

  • Arthas's Avatar 285 805 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    A new Legendary Priest Minion, Mindflayer Kaahrj, has been revealed!

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  • ProfPlum's Avatar 100 26 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Not sure if it will see wide play, but will definitely come in if some of these Big dragon decks start popping up.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 540 818 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good for sniping some of the Dragons that are going to be around, but you still have to kill them (and this).

    The card is okay.

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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  • RavenSunHS's Avatar Swamp 605 1217 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Viable, but i don't see the point.

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  • Koetti's Avatar Island 465 514 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Why play this when you can play Faceless Manipulator?

    Unless Priest gets some Deathrattle-Synergy, i don't think we're gonna see much of this guy.

    Long, drawn-out Control Match-ups with Boardclears en masse and an unbelievable amount of greedy cards?

    Sign me up!

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  • IlBelTia's Avatar Wizard 205 203 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    What exactly does the "new" means? The wording would have worked even without it...

    Also: why the available targets are only enemy minions? Pretty disappointing.

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  • vprr's Avatar Goblin 295 207 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Difficult to fully judge the card, very interesting design.

    I guess 'new copy' would be without buffs, so the bigger the minion originally the better obviously. Target the enemy Mountain Giant then death and you have a pretty annoying sticky threat on board. Even against aggro it isn't completely awful to just target a 1 or 2 cost minion for some early board pressure. 

    I think because its a cheap card with decent baseline stats this card will see some play. The huge potential of this guy in the late game vs bigger minions is pretty huge and it should also do well against fast decks.

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  • Drageren's Avatar 240 145 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I don t know, another very complicatted priest card and only enemy minion restriction makes it meh. Also, okeish card with Galakrond Invoke hero power minion. But playing it itself, idon t know, more bad than good.

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  • dembro's Avatar Child of Galakrond 150 135 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Think there'll be any decks that buff the crap out of their minions? If so, this could be pretty good. I'll be honest, I'm not even sure summoning a copy would keep its buffs - my instinct says "No", and if so, then it'd only be worth copying minions with strong Deathrattles or persistent effects, or ones with huge base stats. So... probably an average card, another tool in Priest's back pocket.

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  • SaltyMcNulty's Avatar Snow-Covered 140 29 Posts Joined 08/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Can’t help but feeling a little disappointed... a cheaper, less effective Sylvanas Windrunner

    GenX APM Specialist.

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  • Mercynary9's Avatar 245 226 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    3/3 minion + deathrattle: summon a 3/4 minion or any larger.

    How is this bad? It can fit well too as a tempo in the lategame because its very cheap to summon a copy of a big useful minion.

    I dont even see this card as meme, its going to be seen everywhere... unless I dont know what exact the priest playstyle should be, then maybe I shouldnt be the one to judge it.

    But still good though.

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  • Meteorite12's Avatar Devoted Outlander 430 492 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    With so many dragons there’s probably gonna be more big targets for the card, so not too bad

    Who needs consistency when you could have fun?

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  • DelkoHS's Avatar Child of Galakrond 365 456 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    A delayed Faceless Manipulator? And only for enemy minions. Idk how good this card will be in the meta, but at first glance I'm not impressed.

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  • frosthearth's Avatar 345 307 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Cool design, might enable some interesting plays and combos but I can't see a good enough reason to play this instead of anything else or build a deck around this. Maybe the meta will have a few staples that this will be very good against, or something. Really hard to judge this card currently, but I like the design so I hope this will find a home.

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  • Me0203's Avatar Funnel Cakes 280 86 Posts Joined 06/13/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    There's little point to using this vanilla-ly. You can't rely on your opponent to play good minions, and if they have, you probably want to remove them instead. (unless you just want to enjoy some shenanigans)

    That said, perhaps this could be fun with the deathrattle synergies in Priest. It's cheap, so it's easy to layer effects on it and build a board. If I pull it, I won't be happy, but I won't be miffed, either. 

    Better call Thrall!

     

     

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  • frosthearth's Avatar 345 307 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From IlBelTia

    What exactly does the "new" means? The wording would have worked even without it...

    Also: why the available targets are only enemy minions? Pretty disappointing.

    Presumably because the copies won't be actual copies, but just the same minion with its base stats

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 365 464 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mindflayer Kaahrj seems fine. If we assume you already have to pay whatever the cost is to kill your opponent's best minion, for 3 mana more you get a nearly vanilla minion and a free copy of that best minion. Obviously you'll lose out on battlecries, and you'll have to wait a bit for that copy, but there's enough value there to make Mindflayer Kaahrj a strong, albeit very slow, card. It's slow enough that I doubt most people will run it in their decks, but I can imagine being very excited to roll this minion from your hero power in a Galakrond Priest deck.

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  • Hellmorgar's Avatar Charmander 160 20 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Only use of this is sticky 3-mana tempo minion. Definitely not something priest would need.

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  • Freforos's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 175 192 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I don't see the point of this card, slow and unreliable for a payoff that maybe isn't even worth it. 

    Just cross your fingers to not open it in packs

    EDIT: actually, after i read some comments, the card has some merit, versus faster decks you play it has soon as is your turn 3 and you have a 3/3 for 3 mana that summons your opponent best minion which isn't super bad and maybe will help you stabilize the board from there. If you draw it later isn't a dead draw and versus control it can be used when you think that one of your opponent minion is worth it. So the card isn't "dead" in any point of the game, still I'm not sure if is enough to be included in decks (I think is not) or if we will see it only when random generated. 

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 460 626 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I'm not sure this will see play as it doesn't really fit into any serious archetype. NO chance it will be run in Res Priest since it'd be a terrible minion to res. Doesn't really fit with Dragon Priest either. Maybe Galakrond Priest if that ends up very Control-focused? But that's a strech. My guess would be this sees play in Wild (where Quest/Deathrattle Priest is still more viable) and I'm sure some memey Thief Priest decks will add it if they open it, but I doubt this is a Craft for anybody.

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