Glitter Moth

Glitter Moth Card

Glitter Moth is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Priest Minion Beast card from the Hall of Fame set!

Card Text

Battlecry: If your deck has only odd-Cost cards, double the Health of your other minions.

Flavor Text

Some moths are attracted to flame. This one's attracted to disco.

Glitter Moth Card Review

This card is pretty weak. I think it’s around the level of Stagg – it has a higher potential, but a WAY worse “worst case scenario”.

So, the thing is, doubling health of all of your minions is great effect. But, since the minion costs 5 mana, it’s not exactly very flexible. You will rarely be able to play a big minion and buff it on the same turn.

It seems like it would fit into some sort of Combo Priest with Divine SpiritInner Fire, but no, it really wouldn’t. Not only can you not run Divine Spirit (even cost), but also cards like Radiant Elemental or Shadow Visions.

If the Dragon package will still be a thing after Drakonid Operative is gone, it definitely won’t be a thing with this card. Twilight DrakeDuskbreaker and Primordial Drake are all even cost, so Dragon package is out of question.

Other even cost cards that you will need to sacrifice are Auchenai Soulpriest + Circle of Healing (with Shadow Word: Horror gone, we might be back to the Auchenai combo for the clears), Shadow Word: PainEternal Servitude (it’s not like you’d want to play it in Big Priest anyway, but hey), Silence, Free From Amber, Mind Control.

So here’s the thing – in what kind of deck would this see play? My only guess would be some board-based, Tempo Priest? Something similar to the current Spiteful Dragon Priest? But Odd deck means that you can’t play either Dragon package or Spiteful Summoner (not to mention Grand Archivist or Big Spells). Cards that would fit a deck like that, e.g. Drakonid Operative or Kabal Talonpriest are also rotating out.

As much as the upgraded Hero Power might come handy sometimes, I just can’t find any good use for this card. Really. I’ve read somewhere that it combos nicely with Void Ripper. You stick a high health board and then drop both on Turn 8 for a massive damage swing. But how good would it actually be? Most of the high health minions that you could stick are either Even cost or are rotating out.

If you want to play Midrange/Tempo deck and just use it to buff your minions, to make your board stronger, then you’d most likely have to sacrifice too much, not to mention that with the current cards, it’s just impossible to build such a deck on the odd-cost shell. At the same time, if you play a Combo deck, you’d be better off just playing Divine Spirit – it’s more flexible, easier to combo and easier to draw (Shadow Visions). This is one of those cards that might seem strong when you first look at it, but it’s just too unreliable to realistically work. They would need to REALLY surprise me with the upcoming Priest reveals for this card to make sense. The thing is, EVEN if you build an Odd Priest, you might still not want to play this card if you go for a Control-oriented build (which feels to be the right way with the upgraded Hero Power).

Card rating: 2/10

Glitter Moth Full Card Art

Glitter Moth Full Art

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25 Comments

  1. Mystery2me
    April 17, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Total garbage, doesn’t activate if you have even in hand, I was playing an odd elemental deck, had my Baku power, grabbed a radiant elemental from a servant of kalimos, played this next……….did absolutely nothing, double checked to make sure I didn’t get a random even thrown in my deck somehow….nothing……pure garbage, blizzard needs to fix their shit.

  2. Andy
    April 8, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Bounce this with pandas?
    20+ health minions the rest of the game
    LOL

    • derp
      April 10, 2018 at 3:59 am

      its not the minions in ur deck. its the minions on the board.

  3. lul
    April 5, 2018 at 9:32 am

    most overated card in the set imo

  4. Marti
    March 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    This is a reference to flickerwisp from Magic the Gathering

  5. Raiden
    March 17, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Two words: Void Ripper.

  6. sina
    March 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    this is very funny how u judge a cards befor see any other cards u dont know what is coming next for priest im sure there is a good synergy for this card so dont judge bfor u see rest of cards its just shows us how mich naive u r

    • Spyder9899
      March 17, 2018 at 9:47 am

      “Mich naive u r”??

      It’s fun discussing cards and try to envision how good they can be and how to make them work or if they will be any good at all.

      Everyone knows even the pros get it wrong sometimes and we have to wait to see how the meta goes before we truly know for sure.

      But if you want to be brain dead about it and net deck as soon as a good deck starts to show up, be my guest.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 19, 2018 at 3:39 am

      Well, that’s what card reviews are for… Of course it’s impossible to realistically measure the card’s power without knowing what meta we will have and what other cards will get printed. Even the worst card might be good with enough synergies.

      But it’s just a fun thing to do. This is just my early opinion of the card, I can’t be sure about ANYTHING at this point, but this card just looks really bad to me, given how restrictive it is. With so many more cards to come, I can be completely wrong, but I don’t mind, since I just enjoy talking about the new cards.

  7. Crapcrack
    March 16, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Not good at all, does not fit any deck

    • UkuleleLover
      March 17, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Idk. Priest has some strong minions, but it;s mainly spell orient. But Spiteful summoner priest might be interesting.

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        March 18, 2018 at 3:54 am

        You can’t run this in Spiteful Summoner deck. Spiteful Summoner, Grand Archivist and the two big spells you run – Free from Amber and Mind Control are ALL even cards.

  8. TheEyeszlader
    March 16, 2018 at 5:21 am

    It’s gonna be total bs when this card works

  9. Spyder9899
    March 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Doesn’t seem that good. Divine spirit would work much better, espesally with shadow vision. Both of which you wouldn’t be able to run.

    • Matt
      March 16, 2018 at 4:03 am

      Agreed. Doesn’t fit in combo so it would have to be a midrange deck that wants to flood the board, play fair, heal their big stuff and overcommit into board clears.

  10. to
    March 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Yehh priest gets more op shit….that’s just what they need..

    • piterno
      March 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Hardly. A 5 mana 4/4 that doesn’t do anything except buff health, when you can’t play any of the other good inner fire OTK cards like Twilight Drake, Radiant Elemental, or Divine Spirit, it’s not the best card in the world. You can’t play it on curve for much value, and won’t be good in arena at all.

      Constructed: 3/5 for 3/3 combo shenanigans assuming the minions involved have a lot of health
      Arena 0/5

      • Matt
        March 16, 2018 at 1:56 am

        Could be like defender of argus level card in arena.

        • Matt
          March 16, 2018 at 1:58 am

          Nevermind, you never risk the deck building drawback.

          • Stonekeep - Site Admin
            March 16, 2018 at 3:49 am

            Even/Odd cost cards won’t be available in Arena anyway.

  11. GlosuuLang
    March 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Potential to set up an OTK with the 3/3 that swaps Attack and Health. Good thing Divine Spirit is not an option with this, otherwise it would be too OP. Very interesting card, but needs a good board state to work. 4/5

  12. Edgi
    March 15, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Is this limited to creatures on board? I’m assuming so but I want to check

  13. Alex
    March 15, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Great synergy with the 3/3 demon from Kobolds and Catacombs that swaps all the stats on board. This looks really good to me.

  14. YellowDude
    March 15, 2018 at 10:52 am

    If Priest can build a midrange archetype this expansion this could be really good

  15. Mike
    March 15, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Well, combro priests all around !