High Priestess Jeklik is a 4 Mana Cost Legendary Warlock Minion card from the Core Set 2022 set!
When you discard this, add 2 copies of it to your hand.
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 Jaraxxus, Silverware 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