Embalming Ritual

Embalming Ritual Card

Embalming Ritual is a 1 Mana Cost Common Priest Spell card from the Saviors of Uldum set!

Card Text

Give a minion Reborn.

Flavor Text

"Guess what! We're getting a new cat."

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    August 3, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    what if we cast this on a minion which already has reborn?

  2. TheTallRonan
    July 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Basically just a worse Ancestral Spirit. So, I guess I predict it’ll be as good as Ancestral Spirit is. Except, like, worse.

  3. Warpten
    July 29, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    This card isn’t good.
    If you want to play this on stuff like cairne, it’s a worse ancestral spirit (because 4health > 1mana), and ancestral spirit has never been any good.
    It might see play as a cheap but slow cycle card in a deck with loot hoarders, dead ringers, thalnos and acolyte.

  4. Spidermannerdlikeme
    July 29, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Priest finally gets a good spell that isn’t for OTK 5/5

  5. KingCucumber
    July 29, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Poor kitty 🙁

  6. DukeStarswisher
    July 29, 2019 at 6:38 am

    I’m glad priest gets such a powerful card for 1 mana!!

  7. ReliusRemyRezar
    July 29, 2019 at 6:15 am

    So… Priest is making cards for rogue?

  8. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    July 29, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Reborn does NOT stack! It’s been confirmed by devs, it’s like giving a minion Divine Shield when they already have it, it doesn’t work. Still though, putting this on any large card with a decent deathrattle is serious value. 4/5

  9. Taznak
    July 29, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Very strong in combination with powerful deathrattle minions like Cairne, Mechanical Whelpling, Zerek, Convincing Infiltrator. At a 1 mana cost, this is 5/5

    • TardisGreen
      July 29, 2019 at 7:21 am

      Unfortunately for Preist, Priest does not play Cairne, Mech. Welp, or Zerek. This card doesn’t change that.

      • Spliff Master Herb
        July 29, 2019 at 10:20 am

        This is exactly the kind of card that would change that. Slightly worse but better value play dead. But priest has better synergy with one cost spells so this is real good. Priest is currently running snip-snap and many other mechs so it’s not to hard to think that they would add some welp’s to make thier decks more resilant agaisnt control with this.

        • TardisGreen
          July 30, 2019 at 3:56 am

          It’s not even remotely close to Play Dead, which has an *immediate* effect on the board.

          A better comparison would be the Paladin spell Hand of Protection, which has NEVER seen play. A divine Shielded minion has to pinged and then killed – reborn is basically the reverse of this.

          This card is better if it is played onto a Deathrattle minion. But that creates something which is incredibly weak to Silence. Aside from that, the six mana Deathrattle cards are just too slow. Priest already has Power Word Shield and Extra/More Arms for Zerek. It doesn’t see any play. The power of the effect isn’t enough because it is coming far too late in the game.

          Recurring Villian has seen more play in Priest since the buff to Extra Arms than Zerek has ever seen in its entire existence. It’s not really great, but nothing in Priest is.

          This is a cheap spell that could possibly go into some Miracle Priest. But I don’t think it makes the cut there. It’s certainly not gonna replace PWS.

          • Spliff Master Herb
            July 30, 2019 at 8:42 am

            I call it a more greedy play dead because you don’t get the immediate effect but you get more value in the long run. If you want instant value just play this and trade in the same turn. You’d prefer to compare it to hand of protection? Okay. You clearly know this card has much more synergy than that you’re just choosing not to make use of it at all. This card isn’t going to make Zerek good but priest already has many great minions which get better with this card.

  10. DanDKid
    July 29, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Could you do this twice to a leeroy, kill it and get two more with charge? With holy smite its an ez 4 card 18 damage

    • Taznak
      July 29, 2019 at 4:36 am

      Devs compared reborn to divine shield, it’s an ability that can be triggered once. If that analogy holds, then giving a minion reborn a second time would do nothing, just like nothing happens if you give divine shield to a minion that already has it.

  11. July 29, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Put this on a big minion to get it back later. Put this on a small minion (great with deathrattle!) to keep the tempo going. Good with Nomi too if that sticks around. Really versatile card that works in many situations (I can only dream Zerek will finally be good). 5/5

  12. H0lysatan
    July 29, 2019 at 2:00 am

    why create this for a specific class? why not give it to all class? It’s a new mechanic for this expansion.
    All Class should be able to use it. For example like a 2 mana 1/2 body that gives a minion “Reborn”.
    Immediate 1 of 5.

    • H0lysatan
      July 29, 2019 at 2:03 am

      It’s not because I don’t like Priest class, but this is new expansion mechanic that all class should be able to perform.

      • Luca
        July 29, 2019 at 3:37 am

        This effect in warrior/hunter makes no sense. Rez and reborn belong in priest and paladin.

        • Lluadian
          July 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

          For warrior think of reborn on a minion as giving that minion commanding shout that stops the first lethal dmg to minion instead. In that sense it is believable for warriors.

          • Luca
            July 30, 2019 at 7:13 am

            I mean it’s ‘reborn’ so the minion dies and gets reborn. What you’re describing sounds more like divine shield but I get you’re point. Though reborn defo doesn’t need full support in all classes, that has never been the case with new keywords and shouldn’t be.

    • Alphariana
      July 29, 2019 at 3:28 am

      Maybe because that doesn’t fit the theme of a lot of classes and it could cause a lot more broken scenarios? “It’s a new mechanic for this expansion” isn’t much of an excuse when we’ve had things previously like jade, schemes, etc that not everyone got access to.

      Also, Priest already has a minion that is giving reborn to things, and reborn is basically just a possibly improved resurrection mechanic. It’s only natural that priest would have far more mastery and support for this new mechanic (though its really making me question what the point of paladin’s quest was now…)

  13. Lluadian
    July 29, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Pissing people off as a priest 101 first play convincing infiltrator. Next tag the infiltrator with this card. And finally cast vivid nightmare on the infiltrator. Congratulations you just RNG killed 4 enemy minions.

  14. Petem1911
    July 29, 2019 at 1:25 am

    10 mana mass resurrection plus embalming on the mosh ogg

  15. Jed
    July 29, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Very good nomi miracle fuel

  16. Warppp
    July 29, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Great flexibility 5/5. The commons and rares are often scarier than the epics in this set

  17. Thraben
    July 28, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Zerek would be pretty interesting with this. I have a feeling that the Priest quest will be about resurrection, if so this will go in very nicely.

    • Fareh
      July 29, 2019 at 9:24 am

      I can assure you it will be nothing with resurrection. Every other quest was the same… they give us preview cards that suggest a quest card around that mechanic and BOOM, the quest its nothing like that lol

  18. Lluadian
    July 28, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Oh great ressurection priest just got it’s new favorite card.

  19. EksSkellybur
    July 28, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Automatically going to give this a 5 Star Card, but for some Priest Decks out there, it might be worth only keeping 1 copy of this card. Automatically, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this was Zilliax, and then some of the more control-style Cards such as Muerte, or Velen. This is really going to make Big and Control Priest happy, but for the more aggressive Zoo, Tempo and Midrange Priest as well. You’ve got cards like Argent Commander to make it that much more of a nuisance to kill, and you even got Vargoth and Zerek Wanting for a card like this to happen, so they could have more survivability to cause more chaos and shenanigans towards your opponent. Do not sleep on this card, even if, as I said, you can always play just 1 copy of it.

  20. Tcho
    July 28, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    We can otk with leeroy easily if it stack

    • Axeliloadi
      July 28, 2019 at 11:19 pm


      • Petem1911
        July 29, 2019 at 1:33 am

        Leeroy plus embalming puts him twice in the resurrect pool, mass resurrect, shadowy figure, catrina etc. End up with a bunch of leeroys

  21. Axeliloadi
    July 28, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Does reborn effect stack? I mean, if you give it to a minion with reborn already, does two come back at 1 hp?

    • Dleka1
      July 28, 2019 at 11:21 pm

      I wanna say it doesn’t

    • Elfstone
      July 29, 2019 at 12:26 am

      I would say one comes back but it still has reborn.

    • Jed
      July 29, 2019 at 1:08 am

      Based on how redemption works, I would say if you put this on a vanilla minion twice, you would get 2 one health versions of it when it died.

      • Goldenpantss
        July 29, 2019 at 1:15 am

        I had this exact thought. My guess would be if you cast this twice on sat, chillwind yeti you’d get two 1 health chillwinds when the first one dies?

        My second thought about reborn in general is, when the 1 health minion is “reborn” is it healable? If so circle of healing got buffed.

        • ActualWaterfowl
          July 29, 2019 at 4:55 am

          Reborn minions can be healed. They come back with 1 health remaining, not with their base health set to 1.

    • Warpten
      July 29, 2019 at 2:13 am

      If you give windfury to a windfury minions it does nothing.
      Same with all 1-word keywords
      So no.

      • Goldenpantss
        July 29, 2019 at 5:53 am

        If you give something with deathrattle more deathrattle, they trigger twice.

        • Warpten
          July 29, 2019 at 9:47 am

          Deathrattle is never 1word
          it’s “Deathrattle: do that”

      • Mehithose
        July 30, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        What you say make sense. But how did you know that? It isn’t even out yet