Vivid Nightmare is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Priest Spell card from the The Witchwood set!
Choose a friendly minion. Summon a copy of it with 1 Health remaining.
Flavor Text"I… I dreamed I accidentally crafted a golden Millhouse! It was so REAL!"
Vivid Nightmare Additional Information
I can’t really see many good uses for this card, to be honest. I have two things in my mind. First is obviously Big Priest. Getting a copy of Obsidian Statue or The Lich King for 3 mana is great, even if that copy is at 1 health. And by the way – CURRENT health is down to 1, max health is still bigger (so e.g. you can heal that minion up immediately).
Other Priest decks don’t really play minions with powerful ongoing effects / Deathrattles, which could benefit from copying them. And Big Priest is most likely out of Standard with Barnes and Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound rotating out.
The other use might be some sort of combo. For the combo purposes, this is a bit like 3 mana Faceless Manipulator. But, when talking about effect-based combos (not Charge based), like Prophet Velen or Malygos combos, we already have Mirage Caller, who does the same job for the combo purposes… and yet it doesn’t see any Standard play. You COULD want to use it instead of Mirage Caller in Combo Big Priest, since the deck doesn’t want to summon the 3-drop from Barnes or Shadow Essence, but that’s Wild and I’m talking about Standard, so I won’t go deeper into that.
Maybe some new archetype? Like Midrange Deathrattle Priest with Quest? Playing this on a Deathrattle minions can be good (you don’t care that it’s on 1 health that much, because you’re still getting some value), and it gives you +1 on the quest. It also has amazing synergy with Carnivorous Cube. But the problem here is that N'Zoth, The Corruptor rotates out, and he was vital part of such decks.
You can possibly do some Radiant Elemental shenanigans, akin to Mage’s Sorcerer's Apprentice + Molten Reflection. 2x Radiant + 2x this costs 5 mana in total, and you get 4 mana discount on all the spells. But right now, I honestly have no clue how could you utilize this fact. Might be part of some combo in the future.
It’s one of those cards which are very hard to rate – it doesn’t really fit into the existing archetypes, but it has some potential to shine in the right deck, and can even be a part of some deadly combo in the future. Right now, however, I can’t rate it too highly, because I don’t think it’s going to see play with the information we have.
Card rating: 3/10