Nightscale Matriarch is a 7 Mana Cost Rare Priest Minion Dragon card from the The Witchwood set!
Whenever a friendly minion is healed, summon a 3/3 Whelp.
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Nightscale Matriarch Card Review
Well, the obvious comparison here is Northshire Cleric. Low attack / high health, synergy on healing. However, unlike Cleric, this is MUCH less flexible. Since it costs 7 mana, you need to wait until Turn 9 before comboing it with your Hero Power right away. While technically you can drop it on the curve, 4/9 for 7 mana is not too good. It could survive sometimes, and then get the value, but you can’t really count on that.
Theoretically you could make some fancy combos with Wild Pyromancer and Circle of Healing, but I really think that it’s just too fancy. You spend 3 cards to put a bunch of 3/3 minions on the board. In case of a board clear, you’re really behind. With Cleric, not only the whole combo is much cheaper, but you draw cards – your opponent can’t really punish you for doing that (most of the time, that is), you won’t lose card advantage if they play a single card to counter you.
However, if you already have 2-3 damaged minions, it can be big with the new Divine Hymn. Especially if you can drop this + Cleric + Hymn on Turn 10, that would be an insane Turn. Summon a few minions and then draw a few cards.
Anyway, what I like about this card is the Dragon tag. While Drakonid Operative is gone, so the incentive to play the Dragon synergies will be lower, Duskbreaker is still pretty broken vs faster decks, so if the meta will demand it, I could totally see Priest running a Dragon package. This card should fit into a Control Dragon Priest, deck that is losing quite a lot with the rotation, but MIGHT still find its way back into the meta.
I’m not as hyped about it as some of you, but I think it’s a solid card.
Card rating: 7/10