High Priestess Jeklik

High Priestess Jeklik Card

High Priestess Jeklik is a 4 Mana Cost Legendary Warlock Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Taunt, Lifesteal When you discard this, add 2 copies of it to your hand.

Flavor Text

If you love Jeklik, set her free. YOU CAN'T GET RID OF HER.

High Priestess Jeklik Card Review

If I’m counting correctly, it’s the fourth card that “wants” to be discarded after Fist of JaraxxusSilverware Golem and Clutchmother Zavas. And honestly, it might be on the stronger side. Unlike other cards, which lean towards the tempo (especially Fist and Golem, which give you an immediate effect), this one gets more and more value as you discard it. If you hit it with a discard card, you get an extra copy of it in your hand, for two in total. Given that it negates the discard effect too, instead of losing one card you gain one card, making it +2 card advantage in total ON TOP of getting an immediate tempo from the discard card like Soulfire or Doomguard.

If you play this in a faster Discard Warlock, it’s basically a Discard sponge that gets better and better over time. The more times you hit it, the more copies of it you will have in your hand, which means a higher chance that you will discard it instead of something else. And once you run out of steam, you will have a steady flow of 3/4’s to drop on the board.

And to be absolutely honest, 4 mana 3/4 Taunt with Lifesteal is borderline playable already in a slower deck. It’s a Sen'jin Shieldmasta, where you trade 1 health for Lifesteal – not that bad of a deal. If you add something like Shriek to that deck, if you can play all of your smaller stuff and make her the lowest cost card in your hand, triggering this effect would be really solid.

And then, we have Quest Warlock. I honestly don’t think that the deck will work, because it’s not like it needs more support – Lakkari Sacrifice is just not impactful enough. The flow of 3/2’s gets nice after a few turns, but it’s pretty slow initially.

Overall, I’m quite sure that Jeklik will find its place somewhere. Between a solid base body and an incredible discard synergy, it’s a really solid card.

By the way, THIS is how Blood-Queen Lana'thel should have looked in the first place.

Card rating: 8/10

31 Comments

  1. Penoyer79
    December 1, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Good card – too bad the deck it goes into probably sucks still.

    Reply
  2. Lluadian
    November 24, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Turn 8+ looks at 2 to 4 copies in hand.
    Sees opponent has huge board.
    Glances at cataclysm in hand.
    ?

    Reply
  3. Max Fahlén
    November 20, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    If you hit like a Soul Infusion with it and then discard it. Are you getting 2 with 5/6 in hand? If so this is one of the most broken cards in the warlock class and will play discard cards just because of this.

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    • Smagel
      November 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      That’s a really good question. It says “copies” which usually means it creates identical versions but it’s Blizzard’s consistency we’re dealing with here.

      Reply
  4. TheThreather
    November 20, 2018 at 7:34 am

    This card is a great lifesteal/taunt card. Corpsetaker warlock is here.

    Allows you also to run discard stuff.

    5/5

    Reply
  5. Riptide
    November 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Evolve Shaman needs more Lifesteal!

    Reply
  6. Piterno
    November 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Gets discarde- oh.

    Reply
  7. ShaneLo
    November 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Forget the discard effect, many warlocks would gladly run a 4 mana 3/4 lifesteal taunt just because their warlock.

    Reply
  8. TheTallRonan
    November 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Blizzard:

    “It’s going to happen! We will make it work, dammit!”

    Reply
    • DukeStarswisher
      November 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Even if it means breaking the game apparently. A steady stream of 4M 3/4 taunt lifesteal cards is going to desire a nerf if discard actually makes it this expansion.

      Reply
      • Arachnofiend
        November 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

        I doubt Disco Lock makes it as an archetype. Very likely this just gets played as-is in Even Lock as a good minion to just drop against aggro and if it gets picked by Soulfire that’s just a bonus.

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        • SkywardStryk
          November 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm

          Well then you must be a special one. Time has proven before that when Blizzard wants something to work, and not just adding a card here and there, actually adding a decent set of cards, that it works.

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          • Arachnofiend
            November 20, 2018 at 12:02 am

            Right, because all of the OTHER expansions where Blizzard added multiple discard centric cards turned it into a dedicated archetype…

            There’ve been good discard cards before but they’ve always been incorporated into other archetypes, not into their own special deck. Jeklik will be played in Even for the same reason Silverware Golem was played in Zoo, but that’s it.

        • Css09
          November 19, 2018 at 6:48 pm

          How might one play Soulfire in their Even Warlock?

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          • Piterno
            November 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm

            If they somehow had the original SF that cost 0? 😀

          • DukeStarswisher
            November 20, 2018 at 7:18 am

            My question exactly…

      • For the Alliance and the Light
        November 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        Yeah, it is pretty nice for survival and could just shut down some aggro decks with one of this each turn.

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    • Bleedblue
      November 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      “Dammit, we’ll even give them 3 of the cards back, just in case they STILL screw it up.”

      Reply
  9. MockRock
    November 19, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    So the theme with the discard cards this expansion is “reduce the RNG.” Which is great and all, except we’ve still got 2 years of RNG to combat, and these aren’t enough. I’m HOPING we get some more crazy good discard stuff, because Quest Warlock is one of my favourite archetypes, but frankly I still expect it to be trash, and certainly will be with what we’ve seen so far. If only they’d approached the mechanic like this from day one.

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  10. Fareh
    November 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Insane, they are doing it again… serving an entire deck on a tray…
    I really hope to be wrong, but im calling for lots and lots of whinning about discardlock

    This card alone neutralizes the entire negative effect, and you will remain with what? like 5 o 6 copies of this card in your hand by turn 6?, and you have also Clutchmother Zavas…

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    • Fareh
      November 19, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      And not to mention its an army of 3/4 taunt lifesteal minions on its own…

      Reply
  11. aymon
    November 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    would this card also copy handbuffs?

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    • Fareh
      November 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      its not specified on the card, so most likely not…

      Reply
  12. aymon
    November 19, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    where was this card shown it isnt even on the hearthstone site yet

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    • SkywardStryk
      November 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      Bro chill, must be your first expansion

      Reply
      • aymon
        November 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm

        do you know how they got the card before it was on the site?

        Reply
  13. Jed
    November 19, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    DISCOLOCK DISCOLOCK
    HAHAHAHHAHA YOU LAUGHED AT THE WARLOCK QUEST WELL WHO IS LAUGHING NOW AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA

    18/5 kill me please

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    • chris
      November 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      i still laugh at the discard mechanic – and will do so until it is proven otherwise.

      Reply
      • Jed
        November 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm

        I think the lowest cost card thing really helps

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        • Amethonys
          November 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm

          Doesnt help too much. This card costing 4 makes it difficult to be lowest card (everything else has to be 5+ to guarantee). If anything the “lowest cost” means you should rarely ever discard bloodreaver or void daddies and such.

          Slow warlocks run quite a few low end cards like defile, spellstone, hellfire, and librarian which all get discarded before this and are situational (except librarian).

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          • Jed
            November 19, 2018 at 9:14 pm

            Ah also I would like to note I misread it as “Whenever you discard ‘A’ card, add 2 copies of it to your hand. This is trash tbh

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