Envoy of Lazul

Envoy of Lazul Card

Envoy of Lazul is a 2 Mana Cost Epic Priest Minion card from the Descent of Dragons set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Look at 3 cards. Guess which one is in your opponent's hand to get a copy of it.

Flavor Text

"Note to self: possess someone who's local and knows directions next time."

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22 Comments

  1. Omnitarian
    November 24, 2019 at 11:27 am

    A 2/2/2 that (usually) replaces itself in hand is good… usually? You can compare that to EVIL Conscripter, Firetree Witchdoctor, and Menacing Nimbus, which are only playable if the rest of their deck already is playable. The good news is that this will always net you a meta-viable card, but it may be a synergy card or combo piece that you have no usage for.

    Priest is kinda hard-up for card generation right now, but barring a return to something like Karazhan-era Midrange Dragon Priest, Anduin isn’t like Rogue or Shaman who can turn “play minions on curve that replace themselves in hand” into a win condition. We’ll probably need to see something that very specifically synergizes with card generation (e.g. Princess Talanji) before this ever sees play.

  2. LegendaryBot
    November 23, 2019 at 4:44 am

    But it also really depends on which other card priest gets to determine how good it is. It can be all the way from 1/5 to 4/5.

  3. LegendaryBot
    November 23, 2019 at 4:42 am

    It seems like a 2/5, But if it could for example see the buffs or discounts on a card, it might not be al bad…

  4. Spidermannerdlikeme
    November 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Powercreep curious glimmeroot, just a solid priest card for a lot of decks, good value, I think when people see this card they think of synergies but honestly it’s a great standalone. 4/5 only because we already have lazul but having it earlier is also really good, and has better stats for cost

  5. EksSkellybur
    November 22, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Curious Glimmeroot came back. Cool.

    Now, the idea of such a card is still powerful, because even if you somehow messed up as to what the opponent has, you are still able to look at the 3 cards your opponent has. Normally for something like, I would have said 5 stars, but looking at the Overall meta for Envoy of Lazul, I’m going to say it’s 4 stars. Because not everyone (that isn’t in a budget deck) will need the feel to run this card. It’s a nice Fringe card, and better yet, you could possibly use for Singleton Priest to actually be a thing (since you now have all these Destroy Spells and now Envoy of Lazul to show you what cards the oppoment has.)

    Really don’t underestimate this card, becuase much like Glimmeroot from Un’Goro, Priests LOVED the information what the oppoment had.

    • Lluadian
      November 22, 2019 at 2:09 am

      Actually this would only tell you one card 3 cards are shown one from the hand and 2 random cards usually from the class that’s how glimmer root worked. The card has a few downsides one of which is due to Highlander decks.

      • EksSkellybur
        November 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

        Oooh, so one card is real and the other 2 cards are roughly random?

        • Lluadian
          November 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

          That’s how glimmer root worked and this is similar. But it can also be worse like glimmer of you’ve figured out what deck type is being used you have good guess chance. However since this is cards in the hand it’s harder since it may show 2 or 3 cards that might be used hurting guessing odds. Unless opponent plays a twinspell card or returns to the hand.

          Overall the effect is ok but as a 2 Mana 2/2 it’s not great since you need a few turns to get an idea what type of deck your opponent even has sometimes. It’s especially awfull in an arena deck because of how they are built.

  6. Thraben
    November 21, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Do you really want to play this though? If I remember right Glimmeroot was played cause it added value to a decent 3/3 on curve at a time. This card’s ability is harder to pull off in some cases so it might end up being a 2/2 for 2 mana for nothing which is really bad. This card is not good apart from giving you information on what the opponent is holding and I’m not sure if you want to put this in your deck just for that. 2/5 IMO.

  7. H0lysatan
    November 21, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    from Neutral where everyone can use, to Priest only. well done blizz
    1/5

    • H0lysatan
      November 21, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      Uh my bad. Glimmerroot is Priest cards. I totally forgot.

      • H0lysatan
        November 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm

        what happen if the opponent’s hand is empty?

        • Lluadian
          November 22, 2019 at 2:12 am

          You get an invisible card with battlecry kill your opponents hero.

          • H0lysatan
            November 22, 2019 at 5:15 am

            very funny.
            *silent claps*

  8. Lluadian
    November 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Card like this during Highlander time is a bit rough also trying to guess card in hand works better against rogue.

  9. Jed
    November 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Hmm yes this seems familiar
    Lazul + Glimmeroot

  10. DrNoOne86
    November 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Glimeroot always had the reputation of being fake-fancy: in theory a skill-testing card, but in reality once you got a decent enough idea of any given meta, you had upwards of 90% chance to guess correctly. This seems to be a better execution of the same premise: If you play it on turn 2 you have to think about what cards the opponent mulliganed for, if you play it later, which cards they are likely to have held onto etc etc.

    That having been said, in what we can expect to be a Dragon-heavy meta, and unless Priest gets some thief synergies this xpac, you would rather put Firetree Witchdoctor in your deck every time.

  11. SLima
    November 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Really unreliable value card. Guessing the correct card may not be all that hard but the value is going to be very questionable most of the time. Madam Lazul does the same job but better and barely sees any play. Meme card.

  12. DukeStarswisher
    November 21, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    If Glimmeroot saw play, this definitely will.

  13. Nanikaja
    November 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    This card is just weird, to be honest, I have no idea what Blizzard is thinking, at first I was hoping for it ro be a cheap invoke card, but this card is just bizarre, I mean in which deck will you play this, and it’s extremely unreliable to play in turn 2.
    This is just my opinion