Test Subject

Test Subject Card

Test Subject is a 1 Mana Cost Rare Priest Minion card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand.

Flavor Text

“Now I feel... REALLY icky.”

Test Subject Card Review

It looks like Silence will be more and more desirable this expansion, with effects like that. Test Subject is pretty bad at the beginning, but he can get out of control really quickly. Despite being a 1-drop, you can’t really look at him as one. Most of the time, you want to throw him on the board with some small buff first – e.g. Power Word: Shield. Now if your opponent answers it, you still get another shield to cycle, so it’s not that bad. If he Silences it, that’s also not bad in the kind of deck you’re playing. But if he sticks onto the board, you can start throwing extra buffs – Divine SpiritInner Fire and such. You probably won’t kill your opponent right away, but you should put a massive target on the board and if it gets killed, repeat.

So that’s the kind of deck it might fit into. Other than that, maybe Quest Priest, but I don’t think it runs enough buffs to justify this guy.

The card is pretty powerful in vacuum, but the problem is that the meta MIGHT be full of Silence cards, rendering it rather weak. It’s the Primalfin Champion problem – when it works, it’s really good, but then it gets Silenced/Transformed and suddenly it’s bad for you.

Interesting option in Inner Fire Priest, probably not much anywhere else.

Card rating: 6/10

11 Comments

  1. CD001
    August 8, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Vivid Nightmare – the copy *also* has the buffs applied effectively giving you an extra copy of every buff spell cast when they die (Topsy Turvy / Void Ripper) – it’s kinda disheartening to see your opponent’s hand suddenly fill out massively with buff spells when you know there’s an Inner Fire coming.

  2. bob
    August 4, 2018 at 6:57 am

    same as Primalfin champion??

  3. SuperNinja
    August 2, 2018 at 9:32 am

    With a Radiant Elemental on board go Test Subject + Power Word Shield + Topsy Turvy = infinite 1 mana draw a card

    • SuperNinja
      August 2, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Or how about Dragon Soul, Radiant Elemental and Test Subject + Power Word Shield + Binding Heal + Topsy Turvy. 1 mana 5/5 and draw a card? Yes please.

  4. Lulu
    August 1, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Radiant+Radiant+Summon a 1 Health copy of a minion*2+Summon a 5/5 copy+Coin+Deathrattle cost 3 less and die+This+Holy Water, this, holy water…

  5. [email protected]
    August 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    You can play this 1 mana 1/2 (do nothing) + 3 Mana (overcost) give a friendly Minion +2/2 and you will get a 2/4 (do nothing) for only 4 Mana.

    OP

    • Alex
      August 2, 2018 at 12:03 am

      Umm excuse me it is then a 4 mana 2/4 Deathrattle draw a + 2/2 buff that draws a card.

      Or if you use elixir it becomes 2/4 (life steal, summon 1/1 etc) for the cost of one card which isn’t bad.

  6. ItalianOgre
    August 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Just bad.

  7. Fareh
    August 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    This COULD be major if inner priest can become a thing again… It´s basically an insurance card, if something goes wrong, just get the cards to combo again on another minion…

    5/5 to inner priest, 0/5 to any other thing

    • Grenga23
      August 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      inner priest didnt need insurance, when it cast its cards, it was killing you that turn

  8. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Card is ok, I just don’t think buff priest will work

    1/5

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