Desperate Stand

Desperate Stand Card

Desperate Stand is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Paladin Spell card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Give a minion "Deathrattle: Return this to life with 1 Health."

Flavor Text

They're grateful for the help, but most minions would prefer not dying in the first place.

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  1. Katanacollector
    August 4, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Targeted redemption for 1 more mana? Hmm, the only deck redemption really sees play in is secret pally (one of my personal favorite deck) and even then it’s only one copy most of the time. I don’t think it’s gonna be worth it.

    • Tim
      August 8, 2017 at 9:03 am

      The difference between this and Redemption is just as you said, TARGETED. The fact that you can choose which minion can be Redeemed has value that people don’t seem to see. Instead of hoping your opponent doesn’t play around it and kill a minion that you don’t want to Redeem, you can invest 1 mana to ensure that it does. IMO, that 1 mana is worth the investment.

  2. Coldplay3R
    August 3, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    this card is so underrated i fell bad about it. you will cry when you will get to play vs it i can guarantee will make some evil cancerous decks possible. can’t wait to try it.


    • McCoy Daniel
      August 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      So what will make it so much more run than ancestral , esp. With weaker effect, very situational, but amazing in some if them , 3.7/5.0

      • Coldplay3R
        August 4, 2017 at 11:13 am

        all the divine shield minions that paladins have will make this card good. if there will be a deck with it in it then it will be very annoying to play vs. Very strong too with all the deathrattle cards.

  3. McCoy Daniel
    August 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I think it will be good, IDK if good enough to run, it has obvois synergy with any good deathrattle , tirion, and wickerflame. But, it is really trash when compared to ancestral spirit and that card isnt even super good

  4. RV
    August 3, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Really, really annoying on a card like Tirion, who will revive with Divine Shield, and will take at least two hits before dying again.

    With all the Divine Shield synergy cards coming out, this could be a powerful card as you choose what revives…preferably a Divine Shield taunt.

  5. Atioras
    August 3, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Redemption: Paladin Secret,
    Costs 1 mana
    Uncontrollable, friendly minions only,
    Feelsbadman when you have Noble Sacrifice with it.
    -Can be read as: Immediately resurrect a friendly minion after your opponent kills one.

    Desperate-resistance: Paladin Spell
    Costs 2 mana
    Deathrattle effect
    Can be used on enemy minions.

    For that 1 additional mana, you get to control who gets it, you can trigger it on your own turn, doesn’t hit Noble Sacrifice.

    It is an OK card, but you have to think, what am I using this on, and when will this card be a “Can this turn the game around/Put me further ahead” card.

    I can see this against a control deck that used Doom Sayer, because then you use this on their doom sayer and play deathrattle minions (like the eggs, not saying you’d make this deck but it’s a theory) so the board is wiped, you have minions, but they have to either invest mana to kill their own doomsayer (Thus having less valuable minions on board) or be forced to use just HP, weapons, and spells that turn again.

  6. Bano
    August 3, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Yes it is worse than ancestral spirit, but the effect is more valuable in Paladin, so maybe it might see play. We still need to see the rest of the cards, and especially the new Uther plainswalker.

  7. Chris
    August 3, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Fireball vs mortal strike. Ancestral spirit vs this.

    • SteelShroom
      August 3, 2017 at 1:25 am

      Deadly Shot vs Unwilling Sacrifice.

    • Tim
      August 8, 2017 at 9:11 am

      The problem with those comparisons is the lack of considerations for the classes each of those cards are in. Which is more valuable in terms of aggro: Fireball in Burn Mage or Mortal Strike in Pirate Warrior? Answer: MS because it gives the extra burn that Pirate Warrior needs to finish off their opponent quickly. Meanwhile, Mage has no tier 1 decks that emphasize killing your opponents as fast as possible; they are more focused on grind games. Likewise, it’s also hard to compare this with Ancestral Spirit. Don’t you think AS would be significantly better in a class that can utilize the Divine Shield mechanic? Ancestral Spirit on Tirion or Wickerflame would make Control Paladin easily tier 1. Therefore, I believe it is unfair to compare cards from different classes without consideration for the possible applications of the card in the class

  8. marshall
    August 2, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I will play deck with tirion, and hydrologists, redemptions, kodos, stonehill defenders and this just to ruin someones day

  9. Djelibaebi
    August 2, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Strictly worse, than a shaman card! This seems to be a theme for this set.

    • someone on the internet
      August 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      steward of darkshire value tho

  10. Jezzrebb
    August 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    It’s not looking good for paladin. I think there are 4 more cards left to be revealed , but so far he’s got nothing good. If does cards aren’t some fantastic game defining cards , it’s fair to say that paladin will be the worst class this expansion.

    • Tim
      August 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

      If Warrior can survive an expansion without getting anything good, I think Paladin can too

  11. Skyler High
    August 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    This is just like ancestry spirit for shaman, only it resurrects with 1 HP. The only ways that is better is if you cast it on minions you want to die. Like all the 0-attack deathrattle minions, or minions with deathrattle effects that are so strong that you rather want the minion to die than keeping it alive.

  12. Moltar
    August 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Infinite value with Primalfin Champion. Just add Spikeridged Steed and wait the concede.

    • Skyler High
      August 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Wouldn’t it just resummen but without the buff? Like, you can just kill it after it gets resummoned. Yoi get the spell back into your hand, but no more primalfin on the boatd to cast on

      • JoyDivision
        August 2, 2017 at 11:08 pm

        Yeah, but you’d have to kill it again the same turn, with a 2/6 taunt on board. Maybe not so easy as one might think (Mage’s hero power aside).

        Definitely upgrades Primalfin.

        And Tirion. 😉

  13. Helioshade
    August 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Worse than Ancestral Spirit, but great with Divine Shields, which it seems Blizzard is nudging us towards. Divine Shield Taunts in particular are a nuisance, and considering Paladins’ new 1-drop, Tirion, and Wickerflame, this could be a great card. If nothing else, just playing this on a deathrattle minion is already value.

  14. Razputinn
    August 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Cast on enemy bomb squad lol

    • Xinoclash
      August 2, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Ànd then the Warlock casted Treachary. 🙁

  15. SkywardStryk
    August 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    This card is amazing for two reasons.

    1. The combos, mainly (off the top of my head) with Tirion and Ragnaros Lightlord.
    2. The control it gives you over the minion you cast it on compared to Redemption. You choose the minion, and it doesn’t have to die on the opponent’s turn. Benefits with Tirion are obvious, but even with Ragnaros Lightlord the benefits are amazing. It can restore itself to full health, and I expect there are more obscure combos that will be very powerful.

    • Paladinerino
      August 2, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Whether Ragnaros Lightlord can heal itself up or not depends on how the mechanic behind being resummoned with 1 health works. I’m expecting the health to be set to 1, just like in Equality, meaning there won’t be much to heal.

      • Mr Bump
        August 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

        I doubt it – the Paladin secret doesn’t do that. I’m sure it will be healable.

  16. Ruso
    August 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    First off, can Blizzard PLEASE stop making tirion harder to deal with, second, this is a very interesting card that can be used to punish cards with negative deathrattles, like a bomb squad, ticking abomination, or moat lurker, as well as cards like doomsayer, or even Baron geddon in rare circumstances. Despite this, I feel like this card is not good enough to be room in constructed decks, although that may change. I give it a 2/5

  17. Simegg
    August 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Shaman has Ancestral Spirit and it resumons with full health… well maybe that card is way better in paladin but this looks worse then a card that rarly is played in shaman!

  18. DieRasenwalz
    August 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    This might be a good card with the new divine shield synergies, especially on a tyrion, a psych-o-tron and such nasty annoying cards

  19. so good
    August 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    so good with all the bubble minions

  20. Anonymous
    August 2, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Ultimate punish on Ticking Abomination.
    Could be useful against certain Doomsayer plays? It dies, comes back for their turn, and if they can’t remove it, they lose a turn of tempo.

    • Anonymous
      August 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Nevermind, start of your turn.

    • g
      August 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      might be good to cast on your own doom sayer

      • Xinoclash
        August 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        Doom sayer -> Treachary.
        Good luck to get rid of that. Ow wait, you get 0 turns to reply to that. ^.^

  21. Lllllll
    August 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    A worse resurrect, though good with the divine sheid deck.

    • Tim
      August 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

      How can you even compare this to Resurrect, they are completely different effects