New Priest Minion - Reliquary of Souls

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4980 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    A new Legendary Priest Minion, Reliquary of Souls, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4496 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It looks strong but I fear it's going to be made irrelevant by the complete lack of draw in Priest at the moment.

    You'd want to pull this as early as possible to get to buffing it before your opponent racks up enough minions to actually kill it.

    Then there'S the problem of Zephrys still being around to offer convenient answers.


    Basically this looks like a lot of effort for a very little payoff. The best thing about it is being a 1-mana 1/3 with Lifesteal that an aggressive deck will probably lose to if they don't deal with it quickly, so maybe you run it just for that reason and the Prime is just a bonus that might show up from time to time.

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  • OmarComing's Avatar
    790 530 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This art and the Prime version remind me of that Hot Chip video where a floating head shows up at a boy band concert and laser beams everybody. 

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It looms really good, draw dependent but really good. Might be a natural fit in ress priest decks. Prevents fatigue if you ress the 1/3 at worst, or you just make your opponents life a living nightmare. (It already is when playing against any priest, but even still, it would be even worse.) 

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    E.V.I.L. Dragon 820 1224 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    this is actually a small buff to that shaman legendary weapon that summons legendary minions at the same cost of spells. 

    play lightning bolt, get this, then get the prime minion later. 

    No more Chameleos

  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3079 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Artwork is satisfyingly unsettling - if that can be a thing - half way in-between mushroom & psychosis

    Struggle with Heroic Galakrond's Awakening? I got your back : 

  • Haffax733's Avatar
    Devoted Outlander 1035 297 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    A good minion on it's own, and both Reliquary of Souls and Reliquary Prime have a nice synnergy with Psyche Split. There is only the question if Priest will be strong enough after the recent changes.

  • boinkydoinky's Avatar
    180 25 Posts Joined 03/20/2020
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    I'm personally not sold on either the base version or the prime version of this card, but interestingly enough this is the only prime that can be tutored out of deck, since it's 1 mana and can be hit by Skydiving Instructor.

    It's kind of cute but I'm just not seeing Reliquary Prime as being good enough to win games. Gets destroyed by all kinds of non-targetting destruction - Flik, Twisting Nether, the new Warlock legendary, Brawl, Deadly Shot, I mean, Zephrys annhilates this card. The whole buff gameplan this card wants to fit in doesn't have the draw for this.

    Does this go into Res Priest? Honestly, probably not. Res Priest wins Control games without needing this card - just play Galakrond and don't play Bad Luck Albatross. Against Aggro decks Res Priest needs their Turn 9 Mass Resurrection or Catrina Muerte to be impactful - summoning a 1/3 is not enough defense.

  • Emptyness's Avatar
    Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    You would want to buff this Prime as much as you can as fast as you can and make it your winning condition. It has the potential, but can it do it? I like it and I will definitely try to build a deck around it. Too bad More arms is rotating. You need to set up a big turn with the new Power word: Shield and other buffs to make this minion immortal.

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  • ssaabbuu's Avatar
    225 210 Posts Joined 08/01/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Really good card against aggro, something that priest is definitely missing. It also synergises pretty well with the Activate the Obelisk quest. Definitely a nice control tool.

  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It's a decent defensive 1-drop that gives you a slightly worse Winged Guardian. Still a decent card when compared to most of Priest's other cards.

  • puertorock's Avatar
    80 8 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Great card if you get it early enough. One of the only good cards Priest received this  expansion.

  • DoubleSummon's Avatar
    Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    it's a 1 mana 1/3 do we even have those left in standard? definetly not in classic anymore.. it's a great buff target!

    the prime is ok. the problem is that this is a legendary.. you might want more buff targets..

    zoo dragon buff priest maybe?

  • Guenh's Avatar
    Devoted Academic 725 633 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It looks strong indeed and Priest is one of the class that can abuse of "Hexproof" mechanics. U can copy, buff and heal his Prime version...but i don't know if that is enough to build a deck for this purpose

  • Pezman's Avatar
    2075 1737 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    The first one is extremely meh, but the Prime version is pretty gnarly! I'd give it a try.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Global Moderator 1650 2263 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It could work great with Activate the Obelisk, but the base form seems rather lacking. Plus, as YourPrivateNightmare noted, you have to actually draw the Prime version for it to be of any use; easier said than done.

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar
    Servant of Illidan 900 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    It is a 1 mana 1/3 with Lifesteal. I'm still not fully convinced the "Primes" will work in classes without good card draw. 

  • liontail's Avatar
    Draconically Dedicated 210 277 Posts Joined 09/04/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    decent prime generated from this. I think this would be a nice card in res priest decks. as it creates a frustrating wall.

  • allthehype's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 630 738 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Weird, disturbing flavor - I like it! Really annoying vs aggro if you drop it early.

  • economicaooc's Avatar
    460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Oddly, I think that I prefer the base card to the prime here. A 1/3 with lifesteal can do as much damage to aggro as a northshire on turn 1. Maybe less powerful than northshire, but I'm a fan. The Prime is a lifesteal taunt with hexproof, which doesn't really feel like it shores up this card's weakness against slower decks. If you built around buffing this prime alongside maybe cards like Zerek, you could probably do something of note, but that seems unlikely.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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