A new Epic Priest Minion, Cabal Acolyte, has been revealed!
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A really nice taunt for priest. Can be very good against aggro, and is acceptable at worst against slower decks where this might steal a useful deathrattle minion.
Getting the spellburst to activate consistently against aggro could be a fiddle, but is very achievable and probably worth it.
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Surprsingly, this card barely powercreeps Cabal Shadow Priest- while it has full stats for a taunt, but it's effect is random, and it is part of a two-card combo, it is only a bit better than a classic card, so I doubt it will see play.
Most 2-attack minions are not worth stealing, and getting a random one is even worse. Sure, you could keep it alive for some time and don't play any spells, thus preventing your opponent from playing any valuable small minions, but how probable is that?
Can be swingy on turn four with the coin or even powerword shield?
The fact that it is a 2/6 taunt for 4 mana is pretty good alone. The steal effect is probably going to steal something most of the time vs aggro, if you can activate it on the turn you play it, very much doubt it will survive a turn. With how Shadow Madness and Potion of Madness work, the stolen minion with this gains Charge, so when you do steal something, you will basically remove two minions/tokens from an aggro deck, and place down the taunt, pretty swingy turn vs aggro imo.
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Shadow Madness still better than this card. The 2/6 taunt stick is just not good enough for this to vault over the shadow madness, unfortunately
Its true potential lies in the effect still being there after ressurection, but even still I wouldn't consider this card in a standard galakrond priest deck.
Nice one against those pesky aggro decks. Even just as a 4 drop to slow down the beating you are taking. But if can utilize the spellburst too - even better :).
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Good stats, it had taunt, and priests have a LOT of cheap spells like Power Word: Shield. Just a amazing card for control priest decks.
Torn about this.
On one hand it's yet another really obnoxious Priest minion that will most likely see play in defensive decks (just combo it on turn 5 with Renew or something)
Problem is of course the randomness and how easy it is to play around (unless Priests start running attack manipulation....Lazul's Scheme could be fantastic with this)
At the end of the day it's an alright minion which at least improves galakrond's hero power
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Pretty good, but I shouldn’t overestimate this spellburst. Some targets are really good, some doesn’t make any real difference. Probably a bit inconsistent with the random steal. Good target for ressurect effects thoug.
God Stats for 4 Mana with Taunt, nice ability - i like it!
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Seems not too great. It’s a cheaper Shadow Priest, that also requires you to spend mana to activate it (meaning it costs basically as much, if not more than, Shadow Priest, while not even being targeted).
While the added redundancy is nice, that doesn’t matter too much when you’re adding redundancy of a card that isn’t that great anymore to begin with
Who needs consistency when you could have fun?
not so impressed
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Solid 4 mana taunt with a random version of Cabal Shadow Priest's effect that you can trigger immediately if you have spare mana, or trigger later if your taunt survives. I expect to see a lot of this in Control Priest, if not now then certainly after Convincing Infiltrator rotates.
Looks quite strong, nice body, fine effect, taunt is always a plus. Yeah seems solid I'd run it if I played priest.
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If you want to steal a minion with 2 or less attack, then Cabal Shadow Priest is more reliable. And the 2 mana difference doesn't matter a whole lot since with Cabal Acolyte you also have to spend a spell.
If you want a 2/6 taunt that gets rid of a random enemy minion, then Convincing Infiltrator is better since it can get rid of bigger things. And the 1 mana difference doesn't matter a whole lot since with Cabal Acolyte you also have to spend a spell.
I just don't see why you would play this card over any of the other cards that do similar things.
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Does someone know if the effect from the spellburst takes effect before the spell's effect? For example I play Holy Nova and they have a board with 2/2s, do I get a 2/2 before they are wiped?
Not really having super strong feelings about this card either way. Obviously it's a retooling of Cabal Shadow Priest, but I have no clue it it will end up as a powercreep, lesser version, or effectively the same thing.
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2/6 minions have a proven track record of being sturdy. Combined with this effect that weakens aggro, Priest decks may auto-include this. The fact that it's random isn't too much of a downside, since gaining an additional minion is hardly ever a bad thing. I can already see some misplays where people forget that this isn't a Battlecry :P
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I like how you can play it on an empty board and your opponent can't play minions with 2 or less attack.Anyways, not much better than shadow priest.
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