Yeah this one is interesting because it slots well into existing Paladin decks but it encourages Priest to play a different style of deck. It's harder to evaluate for Priest than Paladin.
It's really just the highest ceiling reward example. You could potentially Alura into Mass Res for 3 minions for cheap. In the mid-game, even 3 weakish minions are really good. More realistic payoffs are Grave Rune and Psyche Split, but Mass Res has the potential to be more exciting.
Deathrattle Priest is one of my favorite decks of all time. I totally get wanting different styles of play. The final reveal is tomorrow and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you see.
All the best. <3
If Alura were Discover a spell, she would need to be more in the Tortollan mana range, and that makes her Spellburst much more difficult to trigger in the same turn you play her.
She's also just a 4 mana 3/6, which is decent on curve and has a chance to stick around until turn 5 in a tempo deck that's playing a 1/4 on turn 1. If she lives, then you play Grave Rune or Psyche Split, and now you're in business.
She's not always going to hit, and her options aren't as powerful as Puzzle Box, but that's because she's a 4 mana minion. Play her in a tempo priest deck with buffs and she's going to be really good.
And I get being passionate about cards and classes. I am too. But accusing someone of being disingenuous is kind of rude. I'm here to chat with y'all because I'm excited about this set. Gimme the benefit of the doubt. :P
It's certainly better in a Tempo Priest that tries to play proactively rather than reactively. That's why Priest gets Frazzled Freshman.
There's Gift of Luminance which is a new card from the set, and Grave Rune, Power Infusion, and Holy Nova are quite good too. Plus it will be in Standard for 2 years and any cards we print in the future could potentially be strong in combination. Anything along the lines of Free From Amber for instance would be really powerful.
I'm not being disingenuous. Everybody will of course make their own opinions, and I'm sharing my experiences.
This card is absolutely not bad in Priest. It just requires you to build your deck with it in mind. Casting Shadow Word Pain on it is not good, but Psyche Split or Mass Resurrection are excellent.
I tested mostly with Licensed Adventurer and it's a guaranteed 2 turn setup, but it's really hard to get there without dying. Fun to play though!
Can confirm it's not fun.
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