Tainted Zealot

Tainted Zealot Card

Tainted Zealot is a 2 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Divine Shield Spell Damage +1

Flavor Text

The love she shares seems to go nowhere. Now she's lost her Light, tosses and turns, she can't sleep at night...

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  1. Blues
    August 9, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Trying this out with spirit lash for some nice healing and boardclearing. Leaves a 1/1 after the lash. Thalnos and one of these will do I think. Defile is also nice with this for you warlocks out there.

  2. Raemahn
    August 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    …or for Paladin we could see a Turn 7 go like this:

    Blood Knight (15/15)

    Boo Yah!

    …followed by a Priest Shadow Word: Death… yeah, OK, but a cool dream.

  3. Ratfink
    August 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Perfect to partner with the new Warlock Defile spell. Should result in 2 x 2 dmg every time for 3 mana.

    • Ratfink
      August 8, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Sorry 4 mana

      • Glyphalcon
        August 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm

        Agreed, that seems like an amazing combo. Isn’t it 2 + 2 + 1 damage on average though?

        1. Play this (2 mana)
        2. Play Defile (2 mana)
        a) 2 damage on cast kills a minion (if you aren’t killing a minion with the first cast, why cast the spell?), and pops divine shield on this
        b) 2 damage on first proc kills this (after having lost divine shield)
        c) 1 damage on second proc

        Let me know if I’m wrong somewhere. This seems really good to increase the range of success against an aggro or early-midrange deck, but 4 mana + 2 cards to kill a lone 4-5 drop (on average) against a control deck seems awful, so I’d want to make sure that other cards in the deck could benefit from the spellpower.

        • Ratfink
          August 9, 2017 at 12:16 am

          You are spot on, it is 2 + 2 + 1. Against any aggro deck that will be a full board clear for 4 mana. Even better it will be good verses sticky minions as it will be 3 waves of damage. I think for the mana cost it will be an excellent combo. Will control lock be a thing? If you add other early control tools and some bigger demons that also do damage then the death knight card it could work well I think.

          • Glyphalcon
            August 9, 2017 at 3:03 am

            I don’t know if it’ll be a thing, but I’m certainly going to try it. 😀 Aggro lock too! Looks like there’s a lot of potential for warlock this expansion

  4. CD001
    August 8, 2017 at 4:45 am

    The thing that makes Thalnos is the Deathrattle – “draw a card” is definitely preferable to Divine Shield, especially in Miracle-type decks.

    However… with Hellfire, Felfire or Dragonfire Potions – anything that damages all minions basically – you can get the SDI and keep a minion on the board, albeit a 1/1 minion but still. I can actually see this getting some use, perhaps with Priest or Warlock.

  5. Brann
    August 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    For all the people who don’t wanna craft blood mage

  6. Xander Raidon
    August 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    A sticky cheap spell-power minion with Divine Shield synergy. It’s actually a decent card. If paladin gets some cheap aoe spells, this will definitely see play.

  7. flippyflapper
    August 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Finally a decent budget Thalnos

  8. Imaloony
    August 7, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    This is a really interesting card. We’ve seen that 2 mana spell damage minions can work. Bloodmage Thalnos has of course seen play, but in the past people have been desperate enough for that text to run even Kobold Geomancer. This is stickier than Geomancer, which leads me to believe that it may see niche play in decks that really want spell damage. Not a top tier card by any means, but something for the toolbox for sure.

    • Olv
      August 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      I really enjoyed reading your comment. And yeah, nice card!

    • pikazou
      August 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Did you really put a comment under each new card? Do you have a life man? 😀

      • Imaloony
        August 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm

        I work in the middle of the night, so I was free to post all these comments. I like my little soap box time 😀

    • Coldplay3R
      August 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Good statement man. Right on point.

      This card can be played in many spell based decks. It’s a niche card, but not bad at all. It’s a lot stronger than Thalnos cause you will, most of the time, used it with a board clear(the legendary is much better for your cycle in a combo deck – but u can’t have 2 in each deck, right?), and it’s hard for the opponent to do 2 consecutive attacks in the same turn to kill it, so you can make use of the spell power the turn after.

      Awesome card
      Art and Design 5/5
      Usability and Versatility 4/5
      Solo Value(arena wise) 2/5

      • Coldplay3R
        August 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm

        Nice that i was so on point on this one. Card is awesome in lot of decks.