Seance

Seance Card

Seance is a 2 Mana Cost Common Priest Spell card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand.

Flavor Text

“The spirits spoke to me.”
"What did they say?"
"You had lethal two turns ago."

Seance Card Review

Remember the good, old Convert? That’s what it should have been in the first place.

In general, it’s compared to a better Zola the Gorgon, and I have to agree with that – the 2/2 body wasn’t that meaningful, and 1 less mana + the ability to target opponent’s minions is probably better than the body anyway. BUT, keep in mind that Zola is generally not played in Priest. Well, sure, it’s played in some Quest Priest builds, but it’s basically an off-meta deck right now. So I guess that Seance would replace it in that deck.

So where could Seance see play? Certainly in any Princess Talanji deck – that’s a solid way to get a minion from outside of your deck, if you really want to go for that swing with Battlecry. You could theoretically get two copies of Prophet Velen with this, then drop Talanji and play a 20 damage Mind Blast, but to be honest, there are better ways to combo as a Priest.

It makes more sense to run it in Resurrect Priest than Zola – after all, getting an extra copy of some minions (like an extra The Lich King or Obsidian Statue, or Prophet Velen) can be a nice effect, but you didn’t want to play Zola, because the 2/2 body diluted revive pool. You can also copy a big threat from your opponent, remove it, and play it by yourself on the next turn. But as someone who tried out Convert when it came out back in the day, despite a pretty slow meta at the time, the card was just terrible, it never really came handy or felt good to use, so I guess that being able to target opponent’s minions is a nice, but not very relevant addition.

But I’m not as hyped about this card as some people seem to be. It’s very slow, you still pay 2 mana to just replace it with something else, copying your opponent’s minion won’t come up very often (and if you wanted to do it, Faceless Manipulator is way better). If anything, I think that it might see play as a part of some combos, but I don’t think it will be nearly as widespread as some people think.

Card rating: 5/10

39 Comments

  1. KaihatsuJai
    November 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Lyra is getting crazy this expansion.

  2. minti
    November 26, 2018 at 8:24 am

    umm didn’t priest already had suh card :D. I know it worked only on enemy minions and it was uncommon and it was obviously not a zerek deck rip off. But hey its not like faceless manipulators are out of the game :D.

  3. Ryan
    November 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Mech c’thun the Mech c’thun genius!!
    But in all seriousness this card destroys half of the quests and can cause emergency swings like copying a vilespine or Lich king
    I’m also comparing this card to mind visions
    Like Zola the gherkin

  4. Ryan
    November 26, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Mech c’thun the Mech c’thun genius!!
    But in all seriousness this card destroys half of the quests and can cause emergency swings like copying a vilespine or Lich king, or even better yet if you run Keleseth you can copy it
    Like Zola the gherkin

    • Ryan
      November 26, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Hold up I’m stupid…
      you can’t run this with Keleseth sorry

  5. sina
    November 26, 2018 at 6:59 am

    well compare to zola it can target enemy minion and 1 mana less its so better.
    and compare to convert u can target friendly minion.
    i always wanted seomthing like this for priest.
    priest is backing to game finally after 1 year.
    5/5 card

  6. Jed
    November 26, 2018 at 5:49 am

    2 mana get a minion priest spell.
    Never seen that before.

    3/5 has potential

    • Ryan
      November 26, 2018 at 8:03 am

      I’m comparing this card to shadow visions and Zola the Gorgen because you can make copies of specific minions or copy an enemy minion something Zola couldn’t do

  7. Fleetwood2
    November 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Wow, Convert just got shat on.

  8. Freedon
    November 26, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Nice potential for thief, combo, or control. Strong 4/5

  9. Orasha
    November 25, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    A more flexible Zola the Gorgon without a body but it costs 1 less, and can also be fetched with Shadow Visions. There’s synergy with powerful battlecry minion,s and also that 7/8 zombie that gets discounted when you play spells. Could be a nice set up for something similar to the Arcane Giant + Valeera the Hollow HP cheese.

  10. MrPoison
    November 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Lose some tempo because it haven’t direct impact on the game, but freaking huge potential, i hope priest get a new board control card to make these combo decks works.

  11. J. Love
    November 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Although a ton better being able to target your own minions, I feel like this card is gonna be in a similar boat as Convert from Grand Tournament

  12. Lluadian
    November 25, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Otk with this would require some prep but you don’t need Zola.

    Use shadow visions to get copies of this so have 3 in minimum. Use gilded gargoyle for a coin unless went second and kept starting one. If survive to turn 10 play prophet then radiant coin and either second radiant or make a copy with vivid nightmare.

    After that just tag velen with the 3 seance and then all you need is talanji and a mindblast.

    It’s doable but tricky. However if could pull off the spirit of the dead cloning gallery method for a 1 cost velen and pull with Bwom then you could still do it without radiant just substitute in a balefull banker incase draw velen to kick a copy into deck for cloning.

    • Lluadian
      November 25, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Btw yes I know that it priest would probably use other cards but for the second option you can nearly do the combo even after rotation balefull banker being just if drew it but it may be possible without it.

  13. Piterno
    November 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Combo with Talanji?

  14. TheTallRonan
    November 25, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Cheaper Zola minus the body. (And it’s not like you were playing Zola for the body anyways.)

    • Marcus
      November 25, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Also Zola can only copy friendly minions and this can target enemy minions.

  15. For the Alliance and the Light
    November 25, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Wow, this card has so much potential. You could steal any minion from your opponent and it could also copy your own minions for combos. Also some synergy with Talanji.

    5/5

    • Soup And Salad
      November 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Priest as a class generally benefits from the instant tempo advantage generated by cards like Faceless Manipulator rather than combo set up with a legendary card. That goes double when Stonehill Defender will quite often discover a copy of Obsidian Statue and already slots quite nicely into most decks that would be interested in playing Talanji.

  16. Soup And Salad
    November 25, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Seance’s biggest competition for seeing play will be Faceless Manipulator. The latter can easily offer an up to five mana discount on a powerful minion at the cost of any battlecry that minion may have had. Sure, any damage that minion had already taken will also be reflected on the copy, but that is a small cost to pay for a five mana Lich King or Obsidian Statue.

    This card’s primary appeal is being able to reuse powerful battlecries like Amara, Warden of Hope, Reno Jackson in Wild, Primordial Drake, and perhaps Archbishop Benidictus. As such, this can be seen as “Two mana, Draw a Good Card.” However, it losing out on the tempo advantage Faceless Manipulator offers really hurts the chances of this card seeing competitive play in a class that already doesn’t really do much with the Manipulator.

    There would have to be quite a few things going right for Seance to really see the light of day outside of Wild.

  17. Lluadian
    November 25, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Oh look a combo card for the priest champion copy opponent big minion then nuke it off play talangi and auto summon the copy.

    This card will see play and most likely at least 1 copy will be in ressurects not priest.

    • Lluadian
      November 25, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Actually I can see this in an otk priest use this and say Zola the gorgan to get copies of velen in hand or whatever else need.
      Play talangi and it will summon all the copies from your hand.

  18. Yogi
    November 25, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    And why its a common and zola legendary? ?

    • Sergi
      November 25, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Because Zola is available to all classes and for 1 more mana you get a 2/2 as well.

  19. sOuLii
    November 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    holy… this card will probably be abused in a couple of decks.

    prepare for some sick Radiant Elemental/ Zola Shennanigans

    • Arachnofiend
      November 25, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      It’s free with two Radiants on the board so… what can a Priest do with 6 mana left and -4 cost to their spells? A lot, I would imagine. And there are probably more efficient ways to cheat this out.

      • Arachnofiend
        November 25, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        Wait, misread the card, derp. There is definitely still some crazy combo potential for this of course.

  20. politzo
    November 25, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    more meme potential with princess, other than that its in the same spot as holy water
    3/5

    • Lllllll
      November 25, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      This is a lot better than holy water.

  21. Melanthrios
    November 25, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Baleful Banker subtract the 2/2 minion…

  22. Liam
    November 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    4 Amaras in Quest Priest LUL

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