Shadow Essence

Shadow Essence Card

Shadow Essence is a 6 Mana Cost Rare Priest Spell card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.

Flavor Text

Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.

Shadow Essence Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Shadow Essence in the last year.

33 Comments

  1. Coldplay3R
    August 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I like this card and the other priest card they released, even if most of them as the same old boring style. The only difference is that you have different card with same effect => you can make strong RAZA/RENO/QUEST soup decks that are good.

    This card will be played in that type of deck and will do good there.
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    Design and Art 2/5 – it just looks ugly
    Card solo power 3.5/5
    Usability 3.5/5

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  2. MG
    August 7, 2017 at 12:56 am

    You can create a really fun deck, just add Malygos, Obsidian Statue, Prophet Velen, Y’Shaarj, Ysera, Cairne, and in wild you can even add Sylvanas and Ragnaros. Add cards like Eternal Servitude. For the rest you should add some low cost spells. Really fun! I am definitly gonna build a deck around this card.

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  3. Darksylum
    August 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    So much potential here. I keep seeing everyone say it’s nothing but an expensive Barnes. To me this is a direct Barnes replacement and upgrade. Barnes on turn 4 does nothing but summon a 1/1 of a good card so that it can die easily. This 5/5 variant has a lot better odds of sticking and you can have 2 in the deck. This will be great for quest priest but not game changing. Unless there is a few real good deathrattle minions not released yet, quest priest will remain a dream.

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  4. Oinar Le Bonker
    August 6, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Everyone is thinking Malygos combo. Think BIGGER! What about the ANGRY CHICKEN!!!

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  5. Maly
    August 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I could see this in a Velen, Shadow Visions and Mindblast deck.

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  6. Meow
    August 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I was hoping the last Priest card would be something like “Give your hero power Lifesteal”, but instead we get more useless RNG crap.

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    • phantomshade
      August 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      not useless at all.. you just have to build the right deck.. have only barnes, velen, lyra and Y’Shaarj and obsidian statue in the deck.. basically everything you hit is a big hit.

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  7. Funguin19
    August 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Basically just same value as barnes but 2 more mana. Eh. Maybe combo priest will work.

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    • phantomshade
      August 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      except you get a 5/5 not a 1/1

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      • Funguin19
        August 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

        barnes is 3/4 plus 1/1 which is a 4/5. one stat off. big deal. the 5/5 doesn’t matter for combos anyway.

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        • Gear
          August 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

          Some cards matter being bigger like cards with lifesteal, taunt or effects like acolyte.

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  8. Lares
    August 5, 2017 at 10:24 am

    OTK Priest is real, we can use 2 options in one deck. Combo: 1x Elemental + 1x Shadow Essence+ 2x Mind blast + 2x Holy Smite = win. If Malugos was drawing early then Shadow Essence or all your combo, we can use Eternal Servitude.

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  9. mm
    August 5, 2017 at 10:18 am

    #please no more rng

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    • Insert name here
      August 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

      #more RNG more fun

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    • Meh
      August 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      This card has so much value especially in quest priest and wild.
      I really want to summon a 5/5 confessor paletress.

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  10. lucky me
    August 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Wth with blizzard bringing so much op cards they are dont how to balance any more . Look at this cards for an example 5/5 (good stats) with a posiblity of a minion with a strong effect like ragranos giant sand . any card for just six mana i mean i can balance cards batter than does and i dont know how to balance

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    • lucky me
      August 5, 2017 at 10:15 am

      And yeah i know i dont how to write english as well because it is not my native language

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  11. Imaloony
    August 5, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Theoretically you play this in N’Zoth/Quest Priest. In reality, it’s probably just bad.

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  12. Peter
    August 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

    this has synergy in a whole new archetype with the 4 mana choose ressurrect and 9 drop obsidian statue. I think the high rolls are deathrattle cards in a n’zoth build and and a 5/5 radian or cleric is ok, but 3 drops are crap. I wouldn’t play the priest death knight in such a build – only with kazakus and raza.

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  13. Moltar
    August 5, 2017 at 8:51 am

    So a 6 mana 5/5 minion, stats wise is not the best, you need to play this in a non battlecries stuff deck.

    It also triggers medivh’s weapon, which is nice.

    Nerfs lyra in some cases.

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    • Moltar
      August 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Also, copy gets killed by the hero card :V

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  14. Bythos
    August 5, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Random… What a surprise!

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    • CarnivoreApple
      August 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Random is what keeps this game fun and different every game.
      Stop whining about every random effect or stop playing hearthstone

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      • Nzoth's real first mate
        August 5, 2017 at 9:58 am

        Preach my guy.

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      • Bythos
        August 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

        The randomness is not the problem. The problem is how many random shit hearthstone is launching in ONE expansion. I agree that random effects are part of the game but you need more balance between the mechanics or it will turn into something like coin flipping.

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  15. Thaliontil
    August 5, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Grand Admiral Thrawn in HS?

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    • HAKATAPAWA
      August 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Yep=) actually i’m gonna try a blood of the ancient one deck with this

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  16. Maxiiking
    August 5, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Barnes is better !

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    • CarnivoreApple
      August 5, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Both is possible.

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      • Altsz
        August 5, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        Expectation:
        Obsidian or ysera turn 4 or 6 with this and barnes. Then rezz it with bishop.

        Reality:
        This will copy barnes or bishop.

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  17. Immolate
    August 5, 2017 at 8:18 am

    If you are running mostly deathrattles in some kind of N’Zoth deck, then this can be insane. Keep in mind that it is a copy, so you could get an extra Tortollan Shellraiser or Cairne Bloodhoof. Probably won’t be good enough to see play, but hey, 2x Radiant Elemental into 2x Shadow Essence into double Velen into 2x Mind Blast will be the meme I wish to achieve.

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  18. Jojo
    August 5, 2017 at 8:12 am

    All these new caRed are just nerfing Lyra the Sunshard

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  19. af
    August 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

    more rng crap

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