Shadowreaper Anduin

Shadowreaper Anduin Card

Shadowreaper Anduin is a 8 Mana Cost Legendary Priest Hero card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Destroy all minions with 5 or more attack.

Flavor Text

"I will tell you what Velen never taught me. Whosoever stands before the Light… inevitably casts a shadow."

Shadowreaper Anduin Additional Information

Hero Power: Voidform – Deal 2 damage. After you play a card, refresh this.

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  1. Phoesias
    August 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    After several Hours of Playtesting, this guy is fucking OP as hell in Kazakus Deck.

  2. Brann
    August 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    This is gonna be a really strong utility card in control priest

    Especially Kaz priest

    It’s actually not easy to just play on turn 9 unless you’re ahead, or getting some good value out of the the drop

  3. Frotzy
    August 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Exodia priest is gonna be a real thing with this card. Play this and raka beforehand, then eaither a lyra spam with radiant elemental or infinite discover with shadow visions cycling.

  4. Joe
    August 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Priest is my favorite class. I was hoping for something more interesting and new. It feels like old ideas (shadow word death and shadowform) combined into new artwork. Other death knights are far more interesting. I’ll still probably craft it though. πŸ™‚

    • InertialMage
      August 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      I’d be inclined to disagree, i love priest as well. And just because a card seems to mix some other cards together doesnt mean its bad or unoriginal. This targets ALL 5 or higher attack minions, which can save you in a pinch. The hero power paired with raza makes for some crazy board clear.

      • InertialMage
        August 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm

        and lets not forget prophet velen. I think this may actually work with velen and a spell based deck. But lyra would probably work better.

  5. Blitz
    August 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I like this card. I want to see if it can work with Prophet Velen (doubles the damage of your hero power) in ranked. But I doubt it. We shall see.

  6. Moefs
    August 5, 2017 at 6:11 am

    This is a good card, but i’m quite dissapointed because of how simple and boring it actually is. With such a cool art you could’ve Done something totally crazy for once with priest but no they decided to make a standard af card. Just like how Amara was nothing special(kind of like Reno Jackson, but ten health added.) I main priest, but the results are Just saddening. I was so hyped too! If only the hero power was with lifesteal or you could at least switch between healing and damage would’ve been way better. Or maybe give +1+1 to friendly Minions and -1-1 to enemies i don’t know, something that would’ve been new for a hero power but quite fitting for a DK anduin. Nevertheless is this a good card. Massive sw:d and crazy miracle potential.

    • Darksylum
      August 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      I also main priest and I am sick and tired of being shoved down to low rank because priest has no way to counter agro early on and the quest just isn’t viable with the current run of standard death rattle cards. I had high hopes given the theme of the new expansion that we would get some killer deathrattle that can actually have a real impact on the quest but we have gotten nothing. All the good deathrattle cards are on wild but compared to what other classes have at there disposal on wild it again becomes unviable.
      This desthknight card is the biggest let down of them all. If it was destroy all minions even that would be better but destroy 5 atk or more minions just means that 4 at minions will remain a serious issue and low cost agro cards will still be the end of us. Now for the third consecutive expansion, priest will remain second tier or lower and everyone will be forced to roll the dice on combo priest and dragon priest again.

      • Albi Sinojmeri
        August 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

        I am one of the dragon priest users right now and i am stuck in rank 15 bcs last month i barely touched the game… Having only played priest since i started, i only have priest legendaries and i got baited crafting DK anduin and velen…. Now the aggro is killing me… Still i am not disenchanting any cards, but instead focusing on arena a bit more πŸ™‚

  7. dontfeedtheemu
    August 5, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Kripp ran an OTK priest for a bit this seems to fit into that mold really well

    You no longer need that cards that refresh your hero power, or shadow form meaning you can put in more control cards.

    This obviously is a good control card…ok-ish control card…if you have already Raza’d, that battle cry in the current meta…and a most HS metas is “do nothing” or “kill one minion” If it kills a big minion though, probably good enough for an OTK Priest to be somewhat viable.

    Wait-a-minute…actually I hate this card. I don’t want OTK priest to be viable inner fire priest is obnoxious enough.

  8. WaxedCactus
    August 5, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Strong card but still disappointed. It’s boring.
    I’m not saying Blizzard isn’t trying but I wish they would’ve done something more interesting.

    • Crush Dreams
      August 5, 2017 at 6:14 am

      I totally agree it’s interesting but not exciting enough for something else they could have done. As I priest man I see the enormous value I can get but at the same time others classes heros look and feel better IMO

  9. Zabou
    August 5, 2017 at 2:24 am

    I will happily try to play this hero card in kazakus, Raza , Lyra deck and add the new lifesteal Mass card to stay alive in early game

  10. Amorannon
    August 5, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Good card and nice art , it’s a pity that the hero power doesn’t bring any new idea than Shadowform ( and I mean not stronger but just …. more creative !)

  11. Fanderay
    August 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I’d say this is the best Hero card we’ve seen so far but I’m still a bit disappointed because I was expecting some kind of synergy with Shadowform and not just a “better version” of it. However, definetely a good card.

  12. Reno
    August 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I’m glad I have raza

  13. Why!?
    August 4, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Break priests curse!!

    • Ertje
      August 5, 2017 at 3:25 am

      I actually like the fact that there are some cards that a priest just can’t remove with an easy shadow word.

      they can always reduce the attack with potion, or with gnome in wild

    • Sebastian Schneider
      March 7, 2018 at 7:16 am

      I see your point lol. But that would be stupidly overpowered

  14. Adwalls
    August 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    This card is a valid reason to craft raza.

  15. Altsz
    August 4, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Dunno about standard, but in wild, this card become win con of reno priest.

    Make sure raza have turned on, and play coliseum manager. This card combo give you ability to, damage 4 for 3 mana, dmg 6 for 6 mana, dmg 8 for 9 mana. Those damage are non-random, separateable, per turn.

    Quite flexible wincon, and cant be entombed, compared to just relying on ysera or Nzoth.

    In standard, this card make me want to play elemental priest. Fire fly gives value in early and late game. Easier to discover extra lyra and radiant. Not to mention, just need one divine spirit and inner fire to 30 dmg ozruk.

    • Albi Sinojmeri
      August 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Have you tried it ? If so how is it going in standard?

  16. Eatmypants
    August 4, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    This Hero Power with Raza is pretty and if you stick Raza into the miracle priest with lyra it can be even some otk sheningans

  17. Kolo
    August 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The hero power should be Lifesteal as well

  18. copper
    August 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Disappointed, the only hero card I won’t run so far due to the hero power and cost.

    • Muzek
      August 4, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Really? This is the only card capable of doing infinite damage and instantly winning you the game after play, a slight chance that’ll take some luck but a chance neverthe less. Pls its the only hero card revealed so far that has synergies with already extreamly strong cards in kazakus and raza and lyra. Its probably not an exciting hero power, but definitely a good one.

      • Copper
        August 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        True but it feels plain. I like the more creative and interesting things we have seen with rouge, mage, and hunter. Granted this is still a good card but when I play competitive i would prefer something else.

  19. Imaloony
    August 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    The bad news is that this does nothing against some of the more popular aggressive decks right now. Token Druid and Token Shaman like to slap down lots of minions and then burst you down with a temporary mass buff (Savage Roar and Bloodlust respectively). Pirate Warrior tends to use smaller minions and big weapons to smash you down quickly. Even if you survive long enough against those decks to play this, it isn’t really going to help you.

    The good news is that this is a very potent card against Jade decks and against Big Easy Druid. The other good news is that with Raza and Lyra, you could pull off some pretty degenerate stuff. But how viable is it to make it happen? This card requires a LOT of mana to play, and unless you’re killing your opponent’s whole (or most of it) board with this effect (which again, isn’t very likely, you’re losing a LOT of tempo getting this out.

    All-in-all, I think the battlecry is ineffective against too many decks, I think the hero power needs too much support, and I think Priest can do fine without it. I don’t even know what kind of Priest deck wants it. I’m not convinced control Priest wants it because, again, it’s a very situational board clear, and Priest wants no part of that. If they want a damaging hero power, they’ll probably just run Shadowform. And that sentence probably cements how bad this card actually is. I dunno, maybe I’m wrong and control priest will love firing this hero power from the hip, but I just don’t see it.

    • Hepp
      August 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      The popularity of those decks are based on lack of early game clear, and heal for most classes, however this expansion has the first big glut of neutral healing dropped into the game for a few years.

      If you’re using this you’re playing highlander or a miracle otk priest, priest is THE control class already, and this doesn’t synergize with high cost cards.

  20. Funguin19
    August 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    You know, I’m not really a fan of the card’s art honestly. DK Anduin looked way cooler in the art of all nine death knights. Like, what’s up with the whole purple spiky hair thing anyway?

  21. Jojo
    August 4, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Although this is a good card it’s not as cool as I’d hoped it be it’s just essentially a better shadow form. While the other classes get insane hero powers. This is just boring to me. The New priest legendary minion seems more exciting and, while not playable it is indeed fun. While this is not (as fun).

  22. Adwalls
    August 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Are these cards spells? I mean can you dig for it with shadow visions???

    • Enda
      August 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      no its a hero card. does not work like a spell

    • Hap9ness
      August 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      These are not minions, even not spells, they are… HERO cards! Wow

  23. Moltar
    August 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Looking good, and doesn’t kill the new Obsidian Destroyer.

  24. Enda
    August 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    4 mana for 4 damage and use a card with the remaining 6 mana. Thats not bad, It would really shine if the battlecry would say 4 attack minions instead of 5.
    4 attack minions are tough for priests to remove.

    • Muzek
      August 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm


      • Enda
        August 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        Yeah, pretty good. With Prophet Velen its not bad either.

    • Rubeus
      August 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      That’s the point buddy!

    • Enda
      August 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Hmm, at first i was all hyped up but now… the more i think about this card the less good it is. πŸ™

    • Kolo
      August 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      I think if it kills 4+ attack minions it would be way to OP. This is actually a good card

  25. AkitoKamimura
    August 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Exodia priest, welcome back πŸ˜€
    Razar, Shadow Vision and Radiant elemental πŸ˜€
    I absolutly love Shadow priest, im going also for this hero πŸ˜€

    • Xix
      August 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Shadow Visions into Shadow Visions until your openent is dead? Seems boring to me…

      Anway unlesh you draw most of your deck, resulting in drawing the second shadow visions, making a deck with just 3 types of spells, not to mention you cant win unlesh you get this card feels like a weak meme deck to me.

      I think spell cycle with lyra is a better option…. Unlike other combo decks with this you may never draw your second shadow visions….

      • ShoM
        August 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        That is quite a negative way to look at this card. By that logic mysterious challenger is trash because you just draw a punch of secrets and die.

        Based on results from some pro players, Kazakuz priest isnt actually that far from being a legit meta deck as we speak. By the nature of reno style decks they get better with more cards because the more option the less you suffer for the 1x copies thing. Just adding this hero (likely you would wanna do that anyway with raza) and a second visions, you produce an otk 10% of games or so. So the only question is how bad is second visions the other 9/10 games. Id say pretty good actually.

    • Funguin19
      August 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Hey, I like the way you think! It’s a great combo finisher option, but unfortunately it won’t always work because there needs to be exactly one shadow visions in your deck. Good thing priest will have so many other ways to win!

  26. NamedAnon
    August 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Raza + this will be fun

  27. G-Unit
    August 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Decent damage push with a raza the chained play.

  28. Rinmathews
    August 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Just think about how much his battle cry is worth: it’s basically a Twisting Nether that only kills the big minions and gives you health to survive against the smaller ones. I could see that being a mediocre 8 mana spell on it’s own.

  29. Mistgun
    August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    this card makes Raza-kazakus priest pretty interesting

  30. Ghostdragon
    August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Anyone know how this will work with Raza yet?
    Could have some interesting combos with Lyra here

    • Mistgun
      August 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      the hero power will always cost 0

  31. name here
    August 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    so basically a mass shadow word death + shadow form that cant be upgraded + 5 armor. for 8 mana you aint playing anything meaningful on field yourself on the same turn. Maybe doomsayer….its a bit akward

    • Altsz
      August 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Kill golems in one swoop? Count me in.

      When it kills 2 minions, that means you reducing the opponent clock massively. Ill play it even with just one minion to target.

      With rarazaeach of your cards have extra 2 damage.

      But, yeah. this isnt really answering priest early problem.

      Though it still better than meme stealing effects.

  32. Notch
    August 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Shadow Visions into Shadow Visions

  33. Balibalotelli
    August 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Yeah that’s basically the effect of beardo but really improved… pretty nice card but we can see blizz recycle old ideas

    • Jeff Z
      August 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      It’s seriously ridiculous how people keep accusing Blizzard of recycling old ideas. I mean, you’re playing a card game where you throw some numbers at other numbers. There are a very finite number of things that can be done with those numbers. Especially while maintaining ideals like class identity.

      • Bruce
        August 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm

        Yeah but this card just gives you an unupgradable shadowform hero power so I think they could’ve tried to do something a little different here