Shadowy Figure

Shadowy Figure Card

Shadowy Figure is a 2 Mana Cost Epic Priest Minion card from the Rise of Shadows set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Transform into a 2/2 copy of a friendly Deathrattle minion.

Flavor Text

Terrible at shadow puppets: “This is… a tentacle! And this is… two tentacles!”

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  1. Cyberghoul
    July 30, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    This card is very good when you can build a deck around it, you just need patience to get a deathrattle and this in the same/close hands. My deck, for instance, has two of these with two Safe Guards, which – even when just played as one with one – places a formidable defense that is already better than most high-cost taunts, and also a Convincing Infiltrator, the more common choice for this card among people it seems, which can easily punish pushes with singular, heavy/buffed characters, yet the downsides there transpose to this. Essentially, this card is a free deathrattle doubler, unless you buff it with Extra Arms or other priest buffs. The one major downside is, of course, waiting for these cards to appear in your hand together, yet it is much worth the wait, and at least you have a 2 cost 2/2 to fall on if the late-game’s going awry.

    Overall, a card that with adequate luck and strategy can be very overpowered. 4/5

  2. Infestus
    April 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Target: Convicing Infiltrator. It copies its deathrattle effect + its taunt effect. Not bad actually!

  3. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    March 29, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t need know if this is good or not. We’d need more deathrattle cards to support it. As of right now, 3/5

  4. Taznak
    March 29, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Could be good… if it had more support. There’s just not enough for this to play off of right now, and playing this as a 2/2 for 2 mana is pretty weak. 2/5

  5. Hawk819
    March 29, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Anyone for a mini Faceless Manipulator? Only instead of paying 5 mana, you pay 2.

    • Taznak
      March 29, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Faceless keeps the copied minion’s stats, it doesn’t need to be a deathrattle minion, and it doesn’t need to be friendly. This is a lot cheaper, but the effect is also weaker and a lot less versatile.

      • Lluadian
        March 29, 2019 at 7:17 pm

        Being weaker doesn’t mean anything depending on what you take with this. Including wild we have sylvanas, obsidian statue, fuegan/Stalag, sneeds shredder. The big deal ATM is you can tag mechanical whelpling at turn 9 that’s 2 2/2 that can become 7/7s. There’s a few other of note but those are some of the big ones.

  6. Omnitarian
    March 29, 2019 at 8:03 am

    The biggest problem I see is that you’d wanna play this in a deathrattle priest deck, BUT those decks will want to revive their minions as a power play, and this messes with the res pool. You might try skipping the res strategy and use this to stack the Deathrattles for Undatakah, I s’pose.

    • Jkrist3
      March 29, 2019 at 8:45 am

      It will not mess with the res pool because it will be a copy of the deathrattle minion you choose, so it will rev that minion instead. Just cant play it with an empty board.

  7. Ewalden
    March 29, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Wins the “Scary New Card” award.

    In Wild this card will be broken…

  8. Ruhzi
    March 29, 2019 at 7:34 am

    One word:

    Actually 2: Egg Priest

  9. Soup And Salad
    March 29, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Shadowy Figure is another two drop minion you probably won’t be interested in playing on turn two. Much like its cousin in this set, Mana Cyclone, its design is rather contingent on the rest of the deck that can be built around or at least with it.

    Obviously, having this target something like Mechanicle Welp, Sylvannas Windrunner, or even Obsidian Statue is good, but if the deck its played in can’t reliably survive to make such a play, it’s not really worth it.

  10. Benoitballs
    March 29, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I like this. With Reckless Experimenter, it essentially becomes a 4 mana 4/6+Play Dead. We’re going to need better Deathrattle minions for this to be largely viable, but I could see turn 8 power turns such as Experimenter+Mech Whelp+Shadowy Figure leaving a 4/6 and 2 7/7s in play. You could follow that turn up with a Mass Resurrection and potentially have a relatively sticky board that’s threatening.

    That said, this card requires other cards in order to really be effective, as priest really doesn’t want to be tempoing out a 2/2, so this is kinda dead in your hand until you have Deathrattle effects on board.

    I’d charitably give it a 3.5/5 for now, but I could see this being a staple in a Deathrattle Rez priest list.

  11. Phoesias
    March 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

    one word: B O R I N G

  12. Minti
    March 29, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Here come another Zerek support card. While you may say zerek is a midrange deck it relyes heavily on drawing Zerek thanks to the deathringers. And than sticking it on field until you win. If you happen to break the chain you lose.
    Is zerek good. NO. Psychic scream destroys it. It is very slow. Agroo destroys it. Control destroys it. Classes with hexes and pollymorph destroy it or turn in into a 10 mana combo just to play around double hex. The 5/5 boddy is too weak and can be removed fairly easy with double hagatha scheme. Rougue can toggwaggle scheme it and make it better than priests can. Silence kills it. Mass dispell kills it. The loss of twilight’s call makes it so you cannot rever your lost deathrattle and N’zoth is waay too high mana to be able to cast spells and restart his effects.
    I like it because it is another support card for my Thaddius proest. But that deck is a bit slow for the wild format. Mirage caller was better since it can synergize with bran and give you extra tokens.
    Zerek priest is just not going to work. They must hall of fame all silence and polymorphs and all 5 mana board clears. And all tempo cards.

  13. Jed
    March 29, 2019 at 4:28 am

    2 there be a good 1 drop deathrattle minion? if not, this minion probably won’t go too many places

  14. Nickus89
    March 29, 2019 at 4:06 am

    1 mana cheaper than vivid nightmare, but only works for deathrattle minions and doesn’t keep the stats for potential heal. To be honest, I am not sold, but it does have potential. We still need to see the rest of the cards and 2nd priest legendary, which might have something to do with deathrattles.

    • TonySenpai
      March 29, 2019 at 4:17 am

      I wasn’t sold eitheir bro. I kinda wished it had the other mistranslated effect of gaining a random deathrattle of a minion that died this game. It wasn’t insanely better but at least if offered something different.

  15. TheMessenJah
    March 29, 2019 at 3:32 am

    i didnt undertood the purpose of this card.
    We choose a card already on board and shadowy figure becames a 2/2 copy of it? Is that it?

    • Essexmcintosh
      March 29, 2019 at 5:01 am

      Firstly. the minion copied must have a death rattle.
      Secondly, the aim is to get twice the effect off by paying 2 mana.
      One (bad) example would be playing mechanical welp, and shadowy figure that to get 2 7/7 minions next turn.

  16. EksSkellybur
    March 29, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Shadowy Figure is another interesting minion. It has some Value for Big Deathrattle Priest. You could Argue that it’s also pretty cool for a Combo with Hakkar, or you could somehow make some sort of Mecha’Thun OTK Deck, were you turn your Shadowy Figure into a 2/2 Mecha’thun, somehow throw away your hand, expect for Holy Smite, and you Holy Smite the Shadowy Figure, but as from what I can tell, we don’t have any priest cards that would allow you to make this OTK combo. In the future we might however.

    Lastly you can also think of this as just a good overall card for Priest. Good for Cycling with the help of Dead Ringer, or having a 4-Mana Discount with mechanical whelp. A More Interesting Minion to look forward to is the Combo with Zerek, for a Token Priest Deck, along with the help of Sand Drudge since Priest is good at casting spells, as well as buffing his Minions. Remember that Vivid Nightmare and Power Word: Replicate still exists, so there still be some fun or some new interesting combo that we don’t know of right now for Priest. It’s just a Really Nice card to have for All Priests, I’d say.

  17. Lluadian
    March 29, 2019 at 3:04 am

    This ain’t funny at all wild deathrattle priest got a powerfully new toy. Tag this on say obsidian statue, sylvanas, or cube not to much of a big deal in standard in comparison.

    • Minti
      March 29, 2019 at 5:26 am

      There is no deathrattle priest in wild. And mirage caller is better stated. 2/2 is a terrible stat. Being epic just makes it a dust donor. There is quest priest but no deathrattle one. And quest priest got his cheep deathrattles.

      • Lluadian
        March 29, 2019 at 7:01 am

        There is a version of Rez priest that does deathrattle it runs feugan and Stalag for thaddius. Faced it a couple times in wild this is a rather dangerous card in a deck like that a 2 cost 2/2 that will become an 11/11 on death can’t really silence because that probably restores it to it’s 4/7, 7/4 stats so it’s still a threat. Basically just gives even more tools to put out more thaddius.

        • Minti
          March 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm

          As you sayed it its a rez priest. And we all know that one entomb bring an end to your thaddius. Also thaddius is 2 cards dead, And that can’t even compare to the obsidian statue in terms of value. You just bong the statue into stalag and than you lash to kil lthadius. And 5 mana cost for those is too high. I played it and even in tempo deathrattle priest you have bette roption for 5 mana.

  18. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    March 29, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Official English translation is up. Enjoy!

  19. Lluadian
    March 29, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Man what’s with all the cards that would break or support year of the mammoth coming now this woulda been played in quest priest.

  20. DrNoOne86
    March 29, 2019 at 2:23 am

    I believe the effect is actually “Battlecry: Transform into a 2/2 copy of a random friendly Deathrattle minion that has died this game.”

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 29, 2019 at 2:24 am

      Did you translate the original one yourself? Because I’ve read both translations already, with the current one being more common.

      It’s always difficult with those Asian card reveals 🙁

  21. Dynasty
    March 29, 2019 at 2:20 am

    looks ok