Obsidian Statue

Obsidian Statue Card

Obsidian Statue is a 9 Mana Cost Epic Priest Minion card from the Core Set 2024 set!

Card Text

Taunt. Lifesteal. Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion.

Flavor Text

The original artist spent many hours with a fine chisel perfecting the facial expression for maximum tauntiness.

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  1. Lurlene Neloms
    December 20, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Never knew this, appreciate it for letting me know.

  2. it's me
    August 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

    This card is slow, yes. Priest is going to go back to the age of pre-Gadgetzan. Priest is going to be too slow to be good.
    With this, Benedictus, Eternal Servitude and the 6 mana delayed MC. Priest is slowing down slower than a Warrior fatigue deck.
    But wait for next expansion. Trust me. The slowest priest will exceed.
    If not then the Death Knight Priest will be a cheap effect that clears the board or plays cards that do affect the board.
    Priest will be the greatest control deck this game has ever seen.

  3. CD001
    August 2, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Quest/N’Zoth Synergy – with a good Deathrattle at that … and it’s available via Free From Amber. I can see this being played if the Meta slows down a bit.

  4. Flexoba
    August 1, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Hmmm. Pretty good card. Have many synergy with new cards. 5 drop resummon . Mirage caller. Nzoth 4 mana resummon spell. After playing one priest can summon couple of them in 1 turn.

    • Assaisin
      August 2, 2017 at 12:58 am

      So the cards cool whatever. I saw it okay so thats obviously warlock. Checks.
      Blizzard. Cmon bro. Like did blizzard ever play that game they made warcraft three. Where obsidian constructs are a undead construct. Like priests are enlisting the undead are they. Ok sure.

      • Droma
        August 2, 2017 at 4:31 am

        This expansion is about the corruption of our beloved heroes by the scourge and becoming death knigths. Death Knight Anduin summoning an obsidian statue makes perfect sense.

  5. Darksylum
    August 1, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    As a huge fan of quest priest and someone who has tried desperately to make it work in the most creative ways, I will say this is NOT what I need to help the deck. I need impactful. I suppose if we do transition to a more control oriented meta this could work but I am not seeing that out of the card releases so far. All I keep seeing is control and anti control cards but very little anti agro. So in my opinion as much as I want to get excited about this card I can’t. Maybe with a stat adjustment and drop it in around 7 Mana then I would be more interested.

    • JoyDivision
      August 2, 2017 at 12:26 am

      Will cut Chillmaw in my Wild Renoquest for this card. Seems legit.

  6. Priesterino
    August 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Turn 8 – Primordial Drake
    Turn 9 – Obidian Statue
    Turn 10 – Spam “Greetings” over and over and play N’Zoth.

    • Mrbraveh
      August 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm


      “the light shall burn you!”

  7. Rormiester
    August 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    99% Chance Kripp will disregard because it costs 9 mana.

    To be honest this card would be better in Every single other class than priest ( yet that seems to be a trend for priest) Even at that this is killer against midrange and tempo decks and will also be helpful against any more aggressive deck that can not burn out by turn 8 or 9. If this supposed control meta is on the rise than it will not be nearly as good as it looks but that’s hearthstone for ya.

    Best 9 mana card since Majordomo

    • Tyramir
      August 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Well, considering Kripp was the one who revealed the card, and had a lot of good things to say about the card, you might be a little off base.

  8. Triangular
    August 1, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Finally, Priest’s real Legendary.
    And they can play two copies of it!

  9. Adam
    August 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    It existing is a buff to free from amber. It doesn’t need to make a deck list to see lots of play. Do note that as a class card it has a higher chance to be a choice. Since control is getting pushed for every class free from Amber can come back buffed by this guy who always kills a minion, much better as an 8 drop.

  10. MM
    August 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    best big minion in the game

  11. Imaloony
    August 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Very similar mana-to-statline ratio as Priordial Drake, which is a good thing. It also has Lifesteal, which is also good. The downside is that this card doesn’t impact the board nearly as much as Primordial Drake did, and does it slower. And the chance that it just ends up toasting some tiny minion is also real. The fact that N’Zoth can grab this guy is pretty huge; N’Zoth loves being able to pull taunts. It has a good potential to flip games on their head. Nine mana is steep though; the jump between eight and nine mana is probably the biggest gap between any mana, since you very rarely can do anything on 1 mana, meaning that this card, for most intents and purposes, is a 10 drop, just one that you can play one turn earlier.

    Will deathrattle Priest ever be a thing? That’s the question that probably needs answered before we know if this card will be good. Currently, it seems unlikely. But this card could function outside of it as a card to help Priest stabilize late game. But, overall, I don’t think this is really what Priest wanted or needed.

    • İ know nothing
      August 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      İt is a great card
      İ think life steal is also important here.
      We havent seen anduin’s new hero power.

      • Dude
        August 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        Is it better than primordial drake? Would u run both?

        • Imaloony
          August 2, 2017 at 2:08 pm

          Dragon Priest definitely runs Primordial Drake over this for… obvious reasons.

          N’Zoth/Quest Rogue would run this.

          If Control priest returns, I’m not sure. I have a feeling that Primordial Drake is a lot more consistent, however.

  12. Chimborazo
    August 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    N’Zoth’s true first mate. And if anybody calls it bad, I swear… I swear I will make you look back at Primordial Drake.

    • Fanderay
      August 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      I totally agree with you, this is a great card.

    • Muzek
      August 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      i like the card, but i’d remind you one of the reasons primordial drake is really good is because of the dragon tag. which means it’ll always be pulled by the curator, plus the aoe killed off most of the small agro minions

      • Whiplash
        August 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        Concur on all points – great card, a touch slower than Primordial Drake, *but*… in the current meta “not a Dragon” may be enough to scratch this off deck lists.

      • Chimborazo
        August 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

        Major counterpoints – the dragon tag makes him fetchable by Curator on curve, sure, but this has a deathrattle which means it gets brought back by N’Zoth, which means you get the full value of it twice, the second time without paying any mana for it. The deathrattle is also a lot stronger in the late game than clearing a bunch of small minions – usually there aren’t supposed to be many of those lying around come the later turns.

        I’m not arguing it’s better than Drake, although I’m thinking it. But I said it as a warning for people that say the card is too slow – they were saying the exact same thing about Primordial Drake when it was spoiled.

    • Imaloony
      August 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Primordial Drake is a good card for a lot of reasons that this card doesn’t have. The Dragon tag is has is extremely important so that the Curator can pull it. The jump from eight to nine mana is huge, and his powerful board clear also paired well with Paladin’s play style, and was important for other classes as well.

      To be clear, I don’t think this is a bad card, but I do think there’s a very real chance this doesn’t see play. Comparing it to Primordial Drake is, surprisingly, not very apt here. Also keep in mind that only one Priest deck even runs Primordial Drake: Dragon Priest. It’s pretty obvious that dragon priest won’t run this. If Quest Priest becomes a thing/N’Zoth Priest picks up steam/Control Priest returns, that’s the only real chance this card has. Which, I mean, those are very real possibilities, but this card is not automatically good like Primordial Drake was.

  13. Moltar
    August 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Nice effects/stats. But like too many that make it slow.

    Nevertheless, looks good. And is a good mirage caller target.

  14. DickMick
    August 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    big taunt body to come back from nzoth!

  15. IBlastoise
    August 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Slow and dies to almost everything, Hex / Sheep / Devolve / MC .

    • Stop Hating
      August 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Besides the cards which are magic immune, u can say that about any card in the game. Haters gonna hate.

    • Muzek
      August 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      none of the top shaman decks run hex anymore same with polymorph pretty much although has a good chance from appearing from random card effects. devolve still gives you an 8 mana minion which has decent chance to still be good, priest has multiple tools to make it late game. not as bad as you may think.

    • Gully1824
      August 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      ya primordial hasn’t seen much play…

    • Dango
      August 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      You have to be joking right that can not be a real reason, since everything dies to those cards.