Possessed Lackey

Possessed Lackey Card

Possessed Lackey is a 6 Mana Cost Rare Warlock Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Recruit a Demon.

Flavor Text

If you don't keep up with your payments, it'll be a repossessed lackey.

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  1. MrMeme
    January 23, 2018 at 1:09 am

    LUL, everyone was so wrong about this card

    • aaron
      March 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

      yes they/we were. like so far off.

  2. Dude
    November 30, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    This + Voidlord = OP

    Sadly, you have to put 2 terrible cards in your deck to pull of this combo πŸ™

    • Mithrandir
      December 1, 2017 at 4:52 am

      Wow! That would be OP to pull off. There are other demons aswell that would be good. For example Doomguard and other Big discard/ self damaging demons.

    • Name (Required)
      March 26, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      LEL “two terrible cards”

  3. Atioras
    November 30, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Can someone explain why you would run Recruit cards? The mechanic seems more for arena than it is for ranked.

    Most recruit minions have very low stats, and the death rattle ones are almost counterintuitive.

    You pay so much mana, for a low stat minion, that only works when the card targets are still in your deck.

    I get that the battlecry ones are great (as it essentially a spell saying (Play an X- from your deck, and summon an Y/Z minion.)

    And the deathrattles work great in an Barnes/Big deck, but the he hey seem lackluster for me.

    Deathrattles ate so slow, most good deathrattles, the opponent makes it so that the deathrattles is negligible, or in their favor. Like having board clear/removal for minions that summon, or ignores entirely making the minions useless for that turn, and dealing with the minor threats after.

    Paying 5 mana, for a 2/2.

    If I were the opponenr, I’d just hold a removal, or play a huge threat.

    Options for the opponent, Trade and summon big creature (and hope there is no removal), play their own threat (leaves my threat on the board), Deal with my threat, likely not having enough mana to make another threat.

    Arguably you could say they trade and play Siphon Soul, but it just seems slow to me.

    Sure you can pull out another big minion, but wouldn’t it be better to just curve a regular minion?

    I’m not hating the card, nor am I a pro, but to me Recruit seems pretty slow for deathrattles.

  4. R-Dub
    November 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Your opponent will probably just punch you in the face more, ignoring this card, and force you to trade with it to get the rattle to go off. I think it will see some experimentation but probably get tossed in favor of more control options/board clears/better minions. Cool design though!

  5. danny
    November 30, 2017 at 9:46 am

    turn 9: this and hellfire summon 9 mana taunt?? πŸ˜€ not really op…
    Big Warlock?? XD

  6. Rinmathews
    November 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Just run a deck where the only demons are Big demons. 5 Mana 2/2 Deathrattle: draw and play a doomguard, 3/8 with taunt, or 6/6.

    • rob
      November 30, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Exactly, i can only think this is getting hate because of the scepticism over whether that deck works but you can even play the new 2/1 because it isnt a demon and there are a ton of powerful demons with downsides, you could even try dicolok without the 1/3, just have cards like cataclysm and big demons.

    • cypher
      November 30, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Pitlord might finally see some play if big warlock becomes a thing.

  7. Me
    November 30, 2017 at 8:19 am

    So, it seems that after announcing the most i sane 1-drop ever (kobold librarian) blizzard has decided to make the rest of the warlock cards absolute garbage… skull of the manari, ang this card. To make it work, you would need to play no voigwalkers, no kobold libearians, and even then, the reward isnt so great


    • Me
      November 30, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Oh librarian isnt a demon… my bad. This is still a horrible card tho

    • UkuleleLover
      November 30, 2017 at 9:18 am

      I think it’s going to be like skelemancer in a way, but it has potential

  8. milwaukee
    November 30, 2017 at 8:08 am

    This is a highroll card. It could draw AND play 3/15 demon or a 6/6 demon or a 3/9 demon with taunt. Also, this has synergy with the new 4 mana warlock card catacylsm AND synergy with 3mana sacrifice card.

    Never underestimate a non-common class card. It can win games on its own rarely.

  9. November 30, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Requires build around and not sure effect is worth it. You’d have to make sure there were no low cost demons in your deck to get full value.

    I can see a deck with this, voidlords, doomguards, the warlock weapon, Rin, nzoth and Guldan maybe gorgonzola and barnes. Most of them have deathrattle except doomguards so could be big value there, giving time to stall game and kill opponent deck.

    Then you could fill rest of deck with something else, but what exactly? Handlock cards? I love combo cards like this but it’s hard to see this working well, even with the cheated value minions.

  10. Gud
    November 30, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I’d rather play Voidcaller instead of this crap

  11. Crapcrack
    November 30, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Compared to the other OP cards that warlock has got this seems too slow and bad. 2/5

  12. Goompro
    November 30, 2017 at 6:36 am

    If only it was Battlecry…

  13. BluX
    November 30, 2017 at 6:29 am


  14. Puma de Espuma
    November 30, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Well this is fucking awesome to recruit felhounds/doomguards and then resummon with bloodreaver.

  15. yoooooo
    November 30, 2017 at 6:18 am

    shit card

  16. KingArrudar
    November 30, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Don’t go down voting it, it’s good for pulling doomguards.

    • Roberto
      November 30, 2017 at 6:37 am

      During your opponent’s turn btw……

      nah, it’s too random and too much tempo loss. your opponent will just ignore it or kill it when he can manage the recruited minion too…

      • Matt
        November 30, 2017 at 5:49 pm

        You can just trade it in the next turn usually. Probably works best if you set it up so it pulls the new 9 mana demon on turn 6 every time.

    • CD001
      November 30, 2017 at 6:38 am

      … but it costs the SAME as a Doomguard making it essentially 5 mana to avoid the discard 2 cards mechanic … and that’s only IF it pulls a Doomguard. If you run this in is a Demon focussed deck, then the more demons you have the more random the pull from the recruitment – the lower your odds of getting Doomguard.

      If your opponent kills this, then whatever is recruited is dropped on the board on their turn – giving them the opportunity to react, which they wouldn’t have if YOU played Doomguard.

      This is also in the class where the Recruit mechanic is the least important – as the hero power draws cards. Put it this way, at 5 mana, would you rather play this 2/2 – or Despicable Dreadlord, or Doomguard?

      About the time I could think of using this would be in a meme-y Taunt-focussed Warlock with Voidlord.

  17. elliot
    November 30, 2017 at 6:15 am