Power Word: Replicate is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Priest Spell card from the The Boomsday Project set!
Choose a friendly minion. Summon a 5/5 copy of it.
Available as a bundle, along with Power Words: Detonate, Animate, Annihilate, and Paper Weight.
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Power Word: Replicate Card Review
This card looks pretty bad, to be honest. I’ll just compare it to a few similar cards to show you my reasoning. First card is Vivid Nightmare. One of the reasons to copy a minion is to run some sort of combo. But, Priest already has a cheaper way to copy minions. 1 health doesn’t matter if you kill your opponent anyway, because you’re playing a combo deck. And 2 mana cheaper means that you can actually pull off some crazy stuff, unlike with this one. Another card isShadow Essence. This one costs one more mana, but has a few clear advantages. First one is that you don’t need a minion on the board to copy, so you can play it on the empty board. Another one is that actually copying a minion from your deck means that once it dies, you can revive him easily, so you can use it to pull expensive minions. This one is almost impossible to combo with some expensive, big minions, because they will just die. And finally, Faceless Manipulator. If you end up sticking a solid minion on the board, then Faceless Manipulator is just a better option – and you can also copy your opponent’s minions.
The only real advantage, and I guess the main use of this card, is to run it in a deck with lot of small minions with Deathrattles. For example, Devilsaur Egg – this is a card that you would absolutely want to copy with this one, because it would be a 5 mana 5/5 that Deathrattles into another 5/5 – great. Even 5 mana 5/5 with “Deathrattle: Draw a card, Spell Damage +1” (Bloodmage Thalnos) would be very good. So if I had to make a guess, if anything, this card would see play in this kind of Midrange / Tempo Deathrattle Priest thing.
It’s not a really bad card, since it can be pretty consistent in a deck with lots of sticky Deathrattles, but it’s not very exciting either.
Card rating: 4/10