Vivid Nightmare

Vivid Nightmare Card

Vivid Nightmare is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Priest Spell card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

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

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35 Comments

  1. tre
    April 9, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    now with the release of 2 mana 6 health restore card. it card deserve more then 3 / 10 point..

    • Mender
      April 11, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Trust me, this will see play in a miracle priest or even in a control dragon priest, if you have that new 4/9 priest dragon on board, you cast this spell on the dragon and you play that spell that restore 6 health to every friendly character you get with 5 mana a ton of 3\3 whelps and another dragon with 7 health that you can heal with your hero power to get even more whelps , and i know it’s a 9 mana combo but if you play lyra, 2 radiants, and two of this or even three thanks to shadow visions you have basically won the game, fucking infinite spells

  2. D’Koda
    April 1, 2018 at 2:40 am

    This card is a total sleeper.

    Leeroy + Abusive Sergeant x2 + This = 20 damage OTK. Remember when Renolock did this with Thaurrisan? Now we don’t NEED Thaurrisan! In PRIEST.

    • Blorp
      April 6, 2018 at 11:07 am

      A combo is generally 30+ damage, to be called OTK, but this is still pretty good. My only worry about these charge combos is that you can’t charge through 7 Voidlords…

  3. Combo Help
    March 27, 2018 at 8:27 am

    How do Velen and Malygos interact?
    Does mind blast get the +4 from Maly then double to doing 18 damage? Or does it double then get the spell damage buff to 14 damage?

    • muzek
      March 27, 2018 at 11:43 am

      velen doubles after all spell damage has been added

    • Blorp
      April 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Spell damage, then Velen.
      (5 + 5) * 2 = 20

  4. Михалюк Дмитрий
    March 27, 2018 at 7:35 am

    This card might be insane in decks with Temporus. You can easily copying Velen and then finish your opponents with mindblasts.

  5. Scarfax
    March 27, 2018 at 2:34 am

    leroooooy jeggings………………

  6. Wywern
    March 27, 2018 at 1:42 am

    After playing around with questless exodia mage, I’ve got my hopes up for this. I don’t think priest has what it takes yet though, best I can come up with for an otk would involve coins from gilded gargoyle into velen and radiants.

  7. Chocubu
    March 27, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Mirage Caller is 3 mana with a 2/3 body as well and people rarely play it. This will definitely see play (in OTK combo decks that will not want the 2/3 body), but it will unlikely be top-tier.

  8. Joergensen
    March 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Lyra, radiant ele x 2, vivid on radiant ele x 2 – let the madness commence

  9. Name (Required)
    March 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Now you can double Leeroy on turn 8 but why?

  10. TRON
    March 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Velen + Malygos Rez Priest?

    Eternal Servitude > Malygos, Nightmare summon another Malygos, Mind Blast + Holy Smite = 10 mana 27 dmg. This is already a thing with Spellstones. It just adds redundancy to the combo. I think it could work and see play in a greedy “big” deck.

  11. Soup And Salad
    March 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I was hoping Big Priest would die with Year of the Raven rotation, but this could be just enough to make the deck viable at least at lower ranks. Turn 6 Shadow Essence summoning really anything into turn 7 Eternal Servitude and this would be rather annoying with Obsidian Statue, The Lich King, or Ysera.

    Hopefully, that’ll be as far as the card goes. Otherwise, it’ll be painful to deal with.

    But as least all other current Priest decks are all using the Dragon package, and that’ll become useless with the rotation, and unless there’s another efficient self-silence card, Silence Priest won’t be a thing again.

    • Elzein
      March 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Can be used in Spiteful Priest too. Grand Archivist casting Mind Control or Free from Amber twice is huge.

      • Soup And Salad
        March 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        Playing low cost spells kinda ruins the point of playing Spiteful Summoner. A deck with 2 of Mind Control, Free from Amber, and this, it would ruin the Spiteful Summoner turn a full one third of the time. Plus, Grand Archivist casting this on a Northshire Cleric or another weak minion on your board would be awful.

        • Elzein
          March 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm

          Inunderstand. You could play only a sigle copy though, lowering the bad side effect from to less than 1/15, since you can draw it before turn 6.

          • Soup And Salad
            March 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

            Maybe, but Priest does have high value spells for their cost right now like Shadow Word: Horror and Spiteful Priest doesn’t play any of them as it is.

  12. jimjzh
    March 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    3 mana 7 damage face anyone?

  13. serjohn
    March 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    this card could ruin the game i hope it doesnt , the is a reason why faceless manipulator is 5 mana and a minion

    • Soup And Salad
      March 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Molten Reflection in Mage isn’t breaking the game as we know it right now. That could in part have to do with Mage being a class that favors spells over minions in almost all cases, but outside of Big Priest, which is losing two critical Legendary minions and some removal, there aren’t any Priest decks that actively play minions you’d want a 1 health version of.

      • Mugendramon
        March 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm

        I mean it IS played in super ridiculous OTK decks, not to mention it costs more and cannot be shadow visioned for.

        • Soup And Salad
          March 26, 2018 at 8:35 pm

          And those OTK decks are not dominating the format. It does cost more, but Mage decks usually play it at a discounted cost, and can be gotten through all of the random spell generation Mage has.
          I’m not saying the card won’t see play. It’s just I don’t see it getting played outside of Big Priest unless a true control Priest with big, value minions perhaps with Deathrattles comes into the fore.

          • Mugendramon
            March 26, 2018 at 9:14 pm

            I really don’t think you can quite compare random spell generation to shadow visioning. A deck can be made with limited spells to guarantee replication of this card… into Lyra Radiant loops. While not quite a WOAH ANTONIDAS EXODIA FUCKFEST it really isn’t out of the question that a similar, consistent otk won’t happen.

            In fact, I designed a deck a few months back with basically no rotating cards. It’s an OTK dragon soul priest, whose most prominent weakness is the fact that mirage caller clunks up the rez effect which starts the combo.

            This shit will enable stupid combo plays, I guarantee it.

          • Soup And Salad
            March 27, 2018 at 8:19 am

            To Mugendramon

            You are correct in that case, but any combo this can create can also be created by Mirage Caller or Faceless Manipulator. Seeing as going double Divine Spirit, Inner Fire, and Manipulator is a 10 mana combo, the current control or combo Priest decks would probably already be playing it as it is. A two mana reduction of said combo won’t break the game as we know.

            Now it could still create a combo I am unaware of, but unlike the Djinn decks that popped up around this time last year, any combo relying on this card is likely unable to turn 15 damage into 30 through its inclusion.

  14. Priest
    March 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Would be much more fun with echo

  15. Orasha
    March 26, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Really cool card, there’s a lot of different ways you could use it

  16. sina
    March 26, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    give paladun 2 mana loatheb common.
    give priest 3 mana trash epic card.tnx bllizard.

    • Spider
      March 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Mark my words this card is insane.

    • Bora
      April 11, 2018 at 2:39 am

      It is not the first time we see they giving priest trash lol.

  17. Crapcrack
    March 26, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Wombo-combo

  18. Charge Priest
    March 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Here we go!