New Paladin & Priest Spell - Wave of Apathy

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5095 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    A new Common Priest/Paladin Spell, Wave of Apathy, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2000 4627 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    seems a bit weak, I don't know what you would use this with (other than maybe that Priest guy with spellburst that steals stuff)

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    It was awful.

  • DoubleSummon's Avatar
    Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    I can see this card being useful enough.. stalling is very important in priest and also stelling stuff.. people said that aldor would be broken in priest.. so..

    people used to play cabal shadowpriest in dragon paladin back in meanstreets.

  • economicaooc's Avatar
    460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Like a baby frost nova, this card mitigates a lot of damage against aggro, and the low cost means it can slot nicely into raza priest.

    Not sure what this really does for paladin, but It's a tool that have access to now.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

  • BloodMefist's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 825 728 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Has applications in control decks by slowing the amount of incoming damage and has applications in tempo or minion-based decks by allowing for value trades.  I have high hopes for this card and expect to see it floating around in some lists of both styles of decks.

  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    In paladin, there is better stat-manipulation stuff to help handle the board. In a control priest deck however, I think this could be used as a pseudo-freeze effect to stall the game for another turn. 

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  • clawz161's Avatar
    The Undying 825 827 Posts Joined 07/16/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    A better Pint-Size Potion with Shadow Word: Horror in wild, combos with Cabal Acolyte and Cabal Shadow Priest in standard. But i don't think any form of control priest will see play that isn't rez priest with Convincing Infiltrator in standard until it gets sent to wild, since they actively avoid nerfing the card. Nice try though blizzard.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2050 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Priest: This is bad. That's all you can say about it. Priest doesn't really care about an effect like this. This is because PRIEST ACTUALLY HAS BOARD CLEARS. Priest will 9/10 times have either multiple board clears like Holy Nova in hand, or single target removal like Time Rip. The only time it's good is in the first 3 turns, when priest generally has nearly nothing to play.

    Paladin: This card is excellent, as paladin doesn't have that many GOOD clears. Paladin also used to run Shrink Ray. Not to clear the board, but just to stall a few turns till they get their actual removal. (And in the meantime trade tokens in the debuffed minions) This will see play pure paladin, and maybe highlander? (If it EVER takes off)

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  • NegativeNemsy's Avatar
    405 206 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Gross!  Between this and Tour Guide, Exodia Paladin in wild could be even more reliable and frustrating to play against.  Good spellburst activator as well. 

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Works to gain some time or to synergize with other cards, good card.

  • Demonxz95's Avatar
    Content Squad 2190 2335 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    This card seems like it could be pretty good, but it also looks like it won't be. In Priest, you could steal something with Cabal Acolyte. Paladin could use some more AoE effects. This one doesn't clear the board though, it merely just stalls it for a turn.

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1830 4821 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Its a discover card, and strictly for priest.

    There's some shenanigans you can do with this card in priest, Shadow Madness, Cabal Acolyte, Cabal Shadow Priest, etc.

    Not something to be included into the deck, that's for sure.

  • Vandaren's Avatar
    620 636 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    On Priest this can be used to steal their minions, on pally? haft.. i wish Mossy Horror Pally can be a thing..

  • Neoguli's Avatar
    Duskrider 870 570 Posts Joined 06/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Great, cheap stalling tool for Paladin. Alright for Priest.


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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Could work , mostly for board clears i guess but not sure that this will see play.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar
    Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    This can be used to combo with shadow madness I guess - it's cheap. Or just to activate some spellburst proc and survive to the next turn :).

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  • Pezman's Avatar
    2085 1756 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Nice flexible card. You can use it stall damage for a turn, or clear the board with minimal losses.

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    E.V.I.L. Dragon 820 1224 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Both Priest and Paladin like having their enemies weaker than them for different reasons.

    Paladins either play the board with murlocs or make very tall minions who can swing for a LOT of damage. The problem is that these instances can leave you having to make a bad trade to survive. By reducing your enemies attack to (1) you can clobber your opponents and keep your own minions. Also works surprisingly well with Commencement Speech, as the minion that now has Taunt and Divine shield will take even more hits to kill from your opponent. Paladins can also use this spell with Shield of Honor to make a favorable trade, and then with 1 health missing give that minion +3 attack and divine shield.

    Priests have cards such as Shadow Madness, Shadow Word Pain, Cabal Shadow Priest and the new Cabal Acolyte that can either remove or take possession of a high value minion from your opponents side of the board. This card especially has synergy with Cabal Acolyte because of it's spellburst ability.

    Both also received High Abbess Alura in this set too, and while she doesn't directly benefit from the spell playing it does increase the chance of a beneficial buff spell to land on her.

    It's a cheap, flexible spell in a set that wants you to play spells for additional effects.

    Will absolutely see play.

  • JFK's Avatar
    Curious Pair 1070 621 Posts Joined 07/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Attack reduction never really worked for priest in stealing minions. Paladin could use it, but I don't see it making the cut.

  • Guenh's Avatar
    Devoted Academic 725 633 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Weak in my opinion. I don't know why i need to use this in combo with Shadow Madness, Cabal AcolyteCabal Shadow Priest or in Paladin with...Kodo? Probably is a waste of space in a deck

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