Shifting Shade

Shifting Shade Card

Shifting Shade is a 4 Mana Cost Rare Priest Minion card from the Whispers of the Old Gods set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Copy a card from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.

Flavor Text

Yeah, it's cooler in the shade, but you're also more likely to get JACKED.

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  1. Slynky
    April 16, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t know how this card is good.
    It can copy ANY card, not only minions. And even if you get something useful, it doesn’t mean it will fit the curve, the situation or anything.
    Also, you get the card in your hand, meaning you have to play it and spend mana.
    Plus, stat wise is terrible. And it’s uncommon. Shredder was common. If the meta gets super slow, I can see it in a control deck.
    If not, you should keep playing your Auchenai + Circle or you’re dead.

  2. TacoRocco
    April 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    “Copy a card”. I am assuming this means it can copy C’thun with its stat buffs.

    • Stoff
      April 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      I would guess no. I think the “buff C’thun” effect is player specific and that it works with ressurect and reincarnate and whatever but you don’t get it when entombing etc. Anyone knows?

  3. Xander Raidon
    April 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    More card steal for Priest! Perfect for my “All your cards are belong to us!” Priest theme deck.

    Is it just me, or does blizzard want to imply that priests are thieves? xD

  4. Duzza
    April 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    What makes this card REALLY good is that it’s basically the only good deathrattle 4drop, that would really like to get revived by N’zoth! play 2 of these, sylv and cairne and you are basically good to go on N’Zoth

  5. Rofuzer
    April 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    General: This looks like an overall great tempo play! 4/3 stats are kinda low for 4 mana but the deathrattle is basically draw a card, or more precisely, add a new card to your hand, which is valued around 1 to 1.5 mana, justifying the stats. Also we’ve seen how the priest can play in a very control/midrange style thanks to other cards, namely “Mind Control” or “Dark Cultist”. I’m sure it will see play in many decks.

    Constructed: If I were to put it into a control priest deck it would fit pretty well. The deathrattle is similar to the spell “Thought Steal”, only half of it. Being able to play a minion on board instead of just casting a spell is often a preferred move. However it might fit a midrange priest better, as this card can be played on curve easily, whereas a control deck usually plays responsively. Now the copied cards might be great, but may also be completely useless for a priest, such as “Demonfuse” or “Totemic might”. It will tho, in any case, generate card advantage, and let’s be honest, it’s always fun to copy cards from the opponent.

    Arena: a pretty good choice given to priests, which might explain its rare rarity. Although stats are usually the backbone of a good arena card, the card advantage given by the shade is also very valuable. And just to reiterate, it COPIES a card from the opponent’s deck, and GENERATES that card into your hand, it doesn’t DRAW one from your deck, which on the long run might even be better, especially if you reach fatigue (sure, chances are quite low, but still). On average, the copied card will be most of the times be pretty good, or acceptable in arena, as during drafts people often pick cards that are good by themselves, and do not rely on certain combos or synergies.

    • Usurperlord
      April 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      I agree that this will probably see constructed play, however it doesn’t fit into the control priest list that we are currently seeing that doesn’t thoughtsteal (I know room will be freed up when standard rolls around) priest usually play a non-reactive game and this doesn’t really fit into that archetype.

  6. Kalo
    April 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Perfect addition to Randuin Wrynn ^^

  7. Kuroha
    April 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Not bad at all, half a thought steal with a body and arguably better than draw a card. This will definitely see some play in some midrange priest decks and perhaps control priest?

  8. Kevinloks1937
    April 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    This card reminds me of piloted shredder stats 😀

    it seems like a better card then shredder to add a free card and definitely better then the polluted loot horder

    • Bling
      April 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Well its definitely not as good as shredder which is the best 4 drop in the game, but it is pretty nice. Its no as sticky but its artificial card draw.

      • Fropps
        April 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

        Yeah but there’s always the obligitory “Shredder is leaving with standard”, and this is a very different type of effect, leaning more towards value rather than tempo. It will find its place in constructed.

    • Foodbeard
      April 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Gonna agree with Bling here–getting a 2-drop for free without having to play it is much better than drawing a card that you then have to play. But the comparison to Polluted Hoarder is very apt. I think this is a card with some merit.

    • Stoff
      April 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      This is very different than shredder. Shredder is a great tempo card and this is more of a value card. One way of thinking about that is asking the question “Would I rather draw a card or play a random 2-drop for free?”. In the current tempo driven meta it is definately better to get a 2-drop but who knows what happens when the old gods start whisperinng…

  9. DatMageDoe
    April 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    It has value. That’s a given. 4/3 deathrattle draw a card is a good on paper, but it’s a 4 drop which can die to most 2’s. While I know that’s not always a bad thing, copying a card can end up with some useless things as a Priest such as Patron or Mysterious Challenger. I see it getting some play because it’s a good value card, but it’ll mostly be a good Arena card as drawing a random card from your opponent’s deck is generally better in Arena than drawing from your own deck. Especially if your deck is kinda garbage.

    • Christian alexander
      April 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      dont get me wrong priest is not gonna do much with a patron on the field likey, that being said, if you play your own patron before he does, he now HAS to remove your patron before he can start to combo his own, or you just win, sounds pretty solid to me. Mysterious challenger is a 6 drop 6/6 last i checked, and yeah its a ton of value in its battlecry, but last i checked 6/6 kills loatheb/belcher,thaurisan, all those annoying 5 and 6 drops that are 5/5 lose to that, so its a pretty solid pull again. honestly this will more often then not give you a decent card at worst because your opponent isnt running a point card