Are Quest considered Spells?

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  • DarkMoose's Avatar
    260 34 Posts Joined 07/20/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi everyone. This might be a dumb question, I don't know, but I was trying out Shadow Priest and considered adding the quest to the deck, just for fun and to try it out. To my surprise (?) the quest is considered as a spell and the Start of Game from Benedictus doesn't activate... I guess my question is, why is a quest considered a spell?

    Something else I noticed, cost reduction doesn't work to activate the steps in the quest. I played a 10 cost card reduced to 8, and it didn't count towards the completion of the quest. Would've thought it should.

    Anyways, wanted to know your opinion on this. 

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3883 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes its a spell and has always been a spell. If team5 were to rework it into something else, they'd need a very good reason to do so, like how hero cards are considered as neither spell nor minions. For now, its a spell because when quests were first made that was what it is.

    Far as I know cost reduction should work with the quest. Remembered seeing it somewhere. But not having played one I can't say for sure. Unfortunately quest priest kinda sucks in standard so I didn't met many on the way myself.

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  • DarkMoose's Avatar
    260 34 Posts Joined 07/20/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    And here I was thinking that, as hero cards being 'heroes', quests would be 'quest'... They've even made cards specifically for quests... Oh well there goes my idea

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes Quests are Spells , like Secrets or Sigils - which also have not an extra type and don't realy need one i guess !

    Cost Reduction does not work with the Quest - for example if the Quest says play an 8-Cost card it only recognizes the Cost you play it for - not the original cost. So if you have an 8 Cost card and reduce that to 7 it will not count as 8 Cost for the Quest. 

    Hope that helps!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3883 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From FieselFitz

    Yes Quests are Spells , like Secrets or Sigils - which also have not an extra type and don't realy need one i guess !

    Cost Reduction does not work with the Quest - for example if the Quest says play an 8-Cost card it only recognizes the Cost you play it for - not the original cost. So if you have an 8 Cost card and reduce that to 7 it will not count as 8 Cost for the Quest. 

    Hope that helps!

    Isn't this reported as a bug? Apparently the cost reductions for cards costed more than 8 wouldn't be considered in the priest quest but anything below that will look at the cost reductions. Reddit reporting, so take that for what you will.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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    Quote From FieselFitz

    Yes Quests are Spells , like Secrets or Sigils - which also have not an extra type and don't realy need one i guess !

    Cost Reduction does not work with the Quest - for example if the Quest says play an 8-Cost card it only recognizes the Cost you play it for - not the original cost. So if you have an 8 Cost card and reduce that to 7 it will not count as 8 Cost for the Quest. 

    Hope that helps!

    Isn't this reported as a bug? Apparently the cost reductions for cards costed more than 8 wouldn't be considered in the priest quest but anything below that will look at the cost reductions. Reddit reporting, so take that for what you will.

    That, i do not know ... could be a bug but if i remember correctly a Card that works like the Quest should always look at the reduction and not the original - could be mistaken of course

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

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  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 925 1013 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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    Yes Quests are Spells , like Secrets or Sigils - which also have not an extra type and don't realy need one i guess !

    Cost Reduction does not work with the Quest - for example if the Quest says play an 8-Cost card it only recognizes the Cost you play it for - not the original cost. So if you have an 8 Cost card and reduce that to 7 it will not count as 8 Cost for the Quest. 

    Hope that helps!

    Isn't this reported as a bug? Apparently the cost reductions for cards costed more than 8 wouldn't be considered in the priest quest but anything below that will look at the cost reductions. Reddit reporting, so take that for what you will.

    That, i do not know ... could be a bug but if i remember correctly a Card that works like the Quest should always look at the reduction and not the original - could be mistaken of course

    From what I've heard it's a bug specifically with the 8-cost step of the quest: a Draconic Studies discounted Ysera the Dreamer does not count, but a discounted Power Word: Fortitude does.

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  • DarkMoose's Avatar
    260 34 Posts Joined 07/20/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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    Quote From FieselFitz
    Quote From dapperdog
    Quote From FieselFitz

    Yes Quests are Spells , like Secrets or Sigils - which also have not an extra type and don't realy need one i guess !

    Cost Reduction does not work with the Quest - for example if the Quest says play an 8-Cost card it only recognizes the Cost you play it for - not the original cost. So if you have an 8 Cost card and reduce that to 7 it will not count as 8 Cost for the Quest. 

    Hope that helps!

    Isn't this reported as a bug? Apparently the cost reductions for cards costed more than 8 wouldn't be considered in the priest quest but anything below that will look at the cost reductions. Reddit reporting, so take that for what you will.

    That, i do not know ... could be a bug but if i remember correctly a Card that works like the Quest should always look at the reduction and not the original - could be mistaken of course

    From what I've heard it's a bug specifically with the 8-cost step of the quest: a Draconic Studies discounted Ysera the Dreamer does not count, but a discounted Power Word: Fortitude does.

    Good to hear... That's what happened to me... 10 cost card reduced to 8 didn't work, other reductions have worked after that

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Oh ok, i did not know that! So far every spell i played worked but i guess i did not have a 10 or 9 Mana Spell discounted to 8.

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

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