Mindrender Illucia

Mindrender Illucia Card

Mindrender Illucia is a 2 Mana Cost Legendary Priest Minion card from the Scholomance Academy set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Swap hands and decks with your opponent until your next turn.

Flavor Text

"…and that's how I ended up with a Murloc Cultural Studies major."

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35 Comments

  1. Wibbiz
    July 30, 2020 at 9:46 am

    No please Blizzard press the undo button! Two mana destroy any combo deck is too much…

  2. A person who reacts to this
    July 30, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Can’t wait to play with this just to mess up a mill rouges final play xD

  3. EksSkellybur
    July 30, 2020 at 3:10 am

    MY MASTER HAS RETURNED! — *reads it again* Maaaaaan..! 🙁

    Whatever, is still good. *Reads it once again*

    Regardless, Well Deserved Hyped card if you know what your doing. I think Tempo or Zoo Priest will finally be official, because you can give your opponent the fast cards while you can get thecontrol cards.

    Be very Careful if your playing Control or Handful becuase Priests WILL USE This to interrupt your turn. So it’ll be turn 10 for them and they can try and take away your Kelegos for example. So yeah, be catious.

    4 Stars. Maaan, I want the Spriit of Archbishop Benedictus again. His battlecry was so cool.

  4. OParis
    July 30, 2020 at 1:40 am

    This is very good and it was a MUST in this game. This card has the potential to change the archetypes so much.
    The only matches that are 90-95% won by the other part is control vs combo. How is this fair? In Control vs aggro is 50-50(maybe slightly better for control depending of how many anti-aggro cards he uses).
    With this card, we don’t have to say that we MUST have hyper-aggro to hold the combo players back. Now control players has a chance to win against combo. This is amazing on so many levels.

  5. Irishkid200
    July 29, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    R.I.P. Wild.

    Other than poor wild with Brann, I don’t see why people are freaking out. 2 mana 1/3 with battlecry: swap hands isn’t that good. Yes, you can see your opponents cards and theoretically play them, but A. do you want to play their cards? and B. they can do the same to you, except steal something from your deck too potentially.

    This is clearly a control card, but when do you play this? Turn 2 against aggro? Then they can just see what removal to play around. You don’t play around them since you’re control and you’re reacting to their plays. Sure you could play some of their minions if you played it a bit later than turn 2, but they’d also get a chance to waste your removal spells from hand.

    It could be decent against other control decks, but with power levels right now, I’m not sure you’d want to. Priest is arguably the best control deck there is and, unless Galakrond somehow becomes obsolete, that won’t change. Why take other people’s cards when yours are better?

    2.5/5 stars. It’s okay, very overhyped, but it has potential.

    • Thraben
      July 30, 2020 at 12:40 am

      You do realize that it doesn’t matter if your opponent gets to waste one of your board clear cards and stuff when you get to sabotage their whole game pretty much.

      Damage spell? Hit their minions or own face. Discover cards? Pick bad options. Important combo piece? Waste it. Strong targeting battlecry minions? Use it for yourself. The list is endless.

      You seem to think this card will be played in order to gain upper hand in board and stuff but that’s simply not how it goes, you waste your opponent’s resources and turn their cards against themselves with very little drawback if you’re playing control. The only real bad side to using this card is if your opponent gets to play your Galagrond and stuff. Other than that they might just waste one or two control spells, big deal.

      • Irishkid200
        July 30, 2020 at 9:53 am

        That’s true, I kinda got caught up in the moment looking at all the negatives of it. I was looking at it more as a Madame Lazul sort of card when it’s really much more of a hand disruption tool. Thanks for the response.

    • OParis
      July 30, 2020 at 1:34 am

      The idea is that, as priest, most of the time your hand is full of clearboards or random Galakrond minions(you don’t really have a combo, priest could lose any card in his hand maybe except plague of death that you can just not have in hand and is fine). In my opinion is WAAAY stronger to destroy any plan the enemy has than you losing a basic clearboard from hand.
      Against aggro yes, they can see your hand also BUT you get closer with a round to late game, the first 4-5 rounds are CRUCIAL in aggro vs. control matches. Also there are few ways to play around clearboards, your minions has specific stats that you can’t change so you can’t really save yourself from Mass Hysteria or Dragonfire Potion no matter what you do. Yes, you can just not play all your amunition and hold something, but hey, a good aggro player already would do that he doesn’t need to know your hand for that.
      Against control is meh(depending of what you are against?), but I suppose is hand to take a card that counter your strongest enemies even if it’s bad against control that was already 50-50.

    • A person who reacts to this
      July 30, 2020 at 5:18 am

      Brann doesn’t work like that with swap effect any more, it has been patched a while ago.
      (The game swaps back now for every swap made.)

    • Jvo95
      July 30, 2020 at 8:10 am

      I think you may be right. Knee jerk reaction is OMG this is busted. But if one really thinks about it, since your opponent gets your hand, this effect pretty useless in many situations.

  6. Bisalissy
    July 29, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I am proud to see my favorite Boss from WoW get a card that abseloutly fits her. Illucia makes people suffer. There is no way to stop it…it ruins your whole gameplan…I LOVE IT! I cant wait to play her. She is my favorite card from this expansion!

    Some examples:
    So you play Exodia? Would be a shame if you had no Antoidas, huh?
    Nice Overgrowth. You mind if I play ramp Priest?
    Looks like you took care of my earlygame minions…doesnt matter…I’LL USE YOURS!
    Nice Imps! Can I borrow your Mortal Coils?
    No Penance? Soul Shear can get the Job done!

    Ok, let’s get serious. Aside from being the Ultimate Combo Breaker…nobody can tell how strong this card it. Tempo Priest will use it for sure. Control Priest depends on the Meta. If you can give an Aggro opponent a bunch of cards they cant play while you use up their hand, it is great. If there are a bunch of midrange decks, like Embiggen Druid, this might end up taking one of their minions while they use up a removal and Illucia did like…nothing. If Rogue bothers Priest, just mill them. If Hunter bothers Priest, this wont help. If Paladin is Top Tier, she eats their Librams. If Warrior is Top Tier, she can take their weapons, but only if she is there when you need her.

    Honestly, nobody can tell how she goes. But I think there WILL be a Meta where she is the Ultimate Card and I rate her bravly 5 Stars! (Also because I love her so much :D)

    • Thraben
      July 29, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      You’re clearly a priest player and I’m not surprised one bit that you’re excited to use this cancerous card lol

      • Bisalissy
        July 31, 2020 at 12:31 pm

        Yeah I love Priest 😀 Especially since they buffed Shadow Madness and Thoughtsteal!

  7. Tuscarora87
    July 29, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Another obnoxious card from Blizzard to promote toxicity. Potentially can destroy the whole game experience. I better hold myself before I start swearing.

  8. Thraben
    July 29, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    The most unfun card imaginable and of course it’s a Priest card… Sigh. This straight up removes the biggest weakness of a control deck by eliminating any OTK combo decks. There’s two potential OTK decks in this expansion so it might even be very effective tool.

    It’s just no fun to lose control of your own cards and seeing the opponent mess you up, this is as far as player control effects go in Hearthstone I guess.. It might be that this card will end up being another Temporus/new Aviana effect and never sees play (aside from combo disruption) when people realize its flaws. Gotta see. 3 stars.

    • Dalton Randall
      August 8, 2020 at 2:26 am

      Lol, you’re complaining about unfun cards and then promoting OTK decks. Go hurl yourself off a bridge.

  9. ConcreteKnight
    July 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Great combo breaker but I can’t think of decks that want to run this as control priest almost never has empty hand thanks to galakrond but if tempo priest is viable maybe it could consider using this as a way to disrupt your opponent afer running out of cards.

  10. AceVT
    July 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Wild only: best card in the game.

    Turn 5 bran + illucia = win
    Perma swaps deck on turn 6

    Fill your deck with earlygame removal and carddraw only and win the game as soon as you swap decks you cannot lose

    This card will create the best deck in wild history

    You can only tec with secrets like poly potion or explosive runes

    And no this card will not double swap back there is a card that swaps heropowers and with bran he will swap perma and it is the exact same card text

    • AceVT
      July 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Illucia priest deck will be tier 0 wild until card text changes

      Its a turn five 2 card win condition

    • Thraben
      July 29, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Fun idea and I get where you’re coming from but I don’t think the card works that way.

      If you trigger this effect twice it naturally triggers the “until your next turn” on two separate times as well. On your next turn the hands and decks will be swapped twice again so you still end up with your own cards.

      Now, Hearthstone is always super vague with its wording and sometimes things happen and trigger differently than one might think but I don’t see how the combo would just ignore half of the effect when it’s played twice. There’s two triggers so there should be two “until your next turn” effects too.

      • AceVT
        July 29, 2020 at 4:21 pm

        Like i said there is a card with the exact same wording just exchange deck and hand with heropower and it does perma swap heropowers with bran

        Every other word is the same so it will work exactly that way this is fact what you say is just your guess this will release as i said and will get turbo nerfed

        And btw you can’t double the effect of until your next turn but you can double the first part this is already proofen and happens with few cards

        • AceVT
          July 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

          Stop mixing your opinion with hard facts

          This will destroy wild until nerf
          Good luck killing an all in carddraw early removal priest before turn 6

          • Thraben
            July 29, 2020 at 11:01 pm

            Somehow I didn’t read the last sentence of your comment, whoops.. Then it’s all good and yeah you’re right that deck will be beyond busted..

            It shouldn’t be nerfed but more of they should fix the system on which cards like this work cause it clearly should swap back twice as the triggers happen separately. Someone should point this out to Blizzard before all hell breaks loose in Wild lol.

          • A person who reacts to this
            July 30, 2020 at 4:28 am

            AceVT your facts are wrong. Tried swapping hero powers with bran and they swapped double back. So you gain nothing from swapping with bran.
            Stop spreading miss information and lear to double check your so called hard facts…

          • Satherinis
            July 31, 2020 at 8:03 am

            Also, regardless, you were kind of a dick to Thraben without any real reason…

  11. Lluadian
    July 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Oh God I can just imagine the combo breaking potential of this card.

    Add in it would be hilarious to play if your hand was empty and it’s even more amusing.

    You would just have to be sure your valuable cards either weren’t in hand or were already played.

    Also anyone else realise this also trolls with cards that would add stupid stuff to the deck. Would laugh if you made someone shuffle albatrosses into their own deck.

  12. Howie247
    July 29, 2020 at 11:49 am

    totally destroys quest mage in wild

    • AceVT
      July 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Totally destroys every deck in wild with bran

      • MrPoison
        July 30, 2020 at 9:47 am

        It doesn’t work with bran, you swap twice but you also swap back twice.

  13. Bobrok
    July 29, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Galakrond Priest is happy

  14. MrPoison
    July 29, 2020 at 11:12 am

    This is the ultimate combo disruptor.

  15. Sonriks6
    July 29, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Insta Craft in Gold, Control Priest meta.

  16. Omnitarian
    July 29, 2020 at 11:08 am

    This is gonna tilt things sooooo hard. It’s also scary that Control Priest can use this to waste combo deck’s pieces, eliminating that weakness.

  17. DeadlyBlinke
    July 29, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Meme card. Seems like a very anti fun card. Maybe you can mess up your opponents hand or something? Like your opponent gets your hand as well next turn so not really great. 3 stars maybe?…