Aeon Reaver is a 6 Mana Cost Common Priest Minion Dragon card from the Galakrond's Awakening set!
Battlecry: Deal damage to a minion equal to its Attack.
Flavor TextRipping centuries asunder helps him manage his busy schedule.
- Mana Cost: 6
- Attack: 4
- Health: 4
- Crafting Cost: 40 / 400 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 5 / 50 (Golden)
- Rarity: Common
- Class: Priest
- Card Type: Minion
- Minion Type: Dragon
- Set: Galakrond's Awakening
- Mechanics: Battlecry, Damage Minion
If only dragon priest was a good deck. With all the aggro decks running around, res priest will continue to be the top dog priest control deck, so yeah card won’t see any play. But that doesn’t mean it’s weak. Flik Skyshiv was one of the best cards printed, ever. So being a bit worse than one of the best HS cards ever means it’s a good card in theory. We just need a few more cards for this whole dragon priest thing to work again.
This is a decent card to run in a galakrond priest take note it may be 6 cost but there is several ways the cost can be cut down especially in a galakrond dragon priest.
Good card. Dragon priest is coming back.
Needs a low mana taunt.
It’s neat. Will see testing, could be good.
Sure the body’s great, but light bomb literally did this to all minions at the same mana cost… I just don’t think it will make the cut into a meta archetype.
True, but light bomb’s for control, and those kind of decks have less minions, and more AoEs. So this would fit into a more board-focused deck, as it has good removal possibilities (a hilarious combo with inner-fire btw). This would more likely though fit into a dragon-archetype, because it’s a more expensive minion, it’s still nice to have in your hand. And I’m quite sure that this card will make the standard cut (if not in some tier 2 dragon priest), but it’ll be good in wild at the very least.
And not ALL priest decks have to be control/res…
I don’t know what you’re seeing, but this is clearly a control card. Its stats per mana cost makes it nothing good in anything but control.
Flik Skyshiv, the closest comparison to this card, is in NO WAY a control card. She and Aeon Reaver both answer an opponent’s card while adding to your own threats. That is the definition of a midrange card.
You do understand that control cards can go in midrange builds yes? Flik is a control card, like all single target (and often multi-target removal) is. You are controlling the board while removing threats. That is literally the definition.
Lightbomb was a spell, and 6 mana at that, meaning it was a control card. A single-target Lightbomb is decent removal, and the fact that it comes with a tempo body AND is a dragon is absolutely huge for more board-central priest strategies, which were almost good with the base Descent of Dragons pool and will definitely gain power with this card.
Give me an example in all of hearthstone’s history, where a board centric priest was a viable strategy. I really don’t think this card alone will create a new archetype.
The only interesting thing about this is that Galakrond priest can pull this card. But we all know how great Galakrond priest is right now…
Spiteful Priest was board centric (answering my own question). I would use this card in wild in that deck for sure. In standard I really don’t think it has a place.
There was also a board centric midrange dragon priest with Mind blasts as finishers. This is a solid midrange card, but midrange priest needs something more, especially in the early game.
As for Galakrond priest, I really don’t have any idea why is everyone so underestimating it. HSreplay is showing completely wrong deck list, that’s why it doesn’t work. I had quite some success with it, and so did Old Guardian, one of the authors on this very side.
But that’s the point; the thing Galakrond and other midrange priest strategies need is not a single, archetype-defining all-star. The shell is slightly under the critical mass of good tempo/midrange style cards to function. This one is VERY powerful and brings us one step closer to that critical mass. Will it be the one that reaches it? Possibly, there’s no way to tell until the set comes out. But making predictions about what new archetypes or existing-but-underpowered shells will be viable based only on the merits of one card, instead of how all the cards will interact, isn’t the best way to analyze. I’m not saying midrange priest will be good. There’s a very real chance it’ll be hot garbage. But I’ll still talk about it because that’s the kind of deck that wants this card, and is also the kind of strategy I’ve been trying to make work since Rastakhan’s Rumble.
I’m hesitant to believe it’s real simply because we’ve all been conditioned to believe that if Priest gets good cards they have to be for Combo or Res/Control. Not for the EXACT kind of Dragon Midrange I’ve been advocating for since Chronobreaker was spoiled.
I am so unbelievably excited.