Dragon Soul: 3/5
I love the concept of this weapon in Priest, but I'm not sold on the card itself. There are far more impactful things you could be doing on turn 3 as a Priest. If you look at the cards Priest currently has available in the 3 mana slot we see things like Kabal Talonpriest, Curious Glimerroot, and the new Twilight Acolyte. Can we really afford to basically do nothing on turn 3? On top of that, if weapons become popular in the meta then you can't expect this to last long enough to get any value out of it. The best we can expect is to drop this on a later turn and follow it up with 3 spells for a 5/5 Dragon. I guess since Priest has seen so many good Legendaries in the last few sets Team 5 decided to tone it down a notch. Or at least that's how it seems at first glance. One niche use for this card could be combined with the other Priest Legendary in the set.
What even is this? I don't know where to begin. This card could bring memes of epic proportions. If you are able to somehow deny your opponent one of the allotted two turns then this card could be great. The only way you could play this card is if you are sure your opponent can't win in 2 turns and you can. Let's be honest though, if you are in a position where you can allow your opponent to take two turns in a row you've probably already put yourself in a position to win. The design of this card is amazing but I feel like the only reason this card exists is to give you one less viable pick when your Netherspite Historian discovers in the upcoming Dragon dominated meta. Nothing like this has existed in Hearthstone up to this point, making Temporus a rather difficult thing to evaluate. If you can set things up right it’s possible you could string a bunch of spells together to summon enough 5/5 Dragons from Dragon Soul to end the game on your bonus turn. You could also include it with Alexstraza in a dragon Priest for a TTK, assuming you don’t die before getting to take your turns. This card gets one bonus point for the meme potential and the amazing Trolden videos we are about to encounter.
Twilight Acolyte: 4/5
Stat wise it’s not the best, but do the stats even matter on this card? I can’t wait to pull off some crazy shenanigans with this. Drop this on T9 with a Cabal Shadow Priest and anything on the board is yours. (that’s 1 turn after Tirion Fordring on curve btw.) I think this is going to be a strong option in any Control or Tempo oriented build. It can also allow you to deal with any of those pesky 4 attack minions. Just make them 2 attack and send a Shadow Word: Pain or Potion of Madness at them. This is going to be a must craft Epic for any Priest player in the upcoming meta.
Psychic Scream: 4/5
Hey look! Priest got another board clear. It comes down pretty late in the game but seems as though it could be rather powerful. Against any deck that likes to flood the board with tokens or any type of small minion you can play this to upset their game plan. Did your Druid opponent just play Living Mana? Use this to clear their tokens and deny them their Mana Crystals. This is one of the few cards available to wipe a board and deny your opponent of their Deathrattles. There are very few situations in which this will be a bad card. It could very well be the best clear we’ve seen for Priest, maybe even for any class. The Priest Epics for this expansion are incredibly powerful and I can’t wait to see how things shape up.
Twilight's Call: 3/5
Another absurd power card for Priest. Depending on how you build your deck it could be bringing back things like Obsidian Statue and Cairne Bloodhoof or Bloodmage Thalnos and Loot Hoarder. Either way this card is getting more than it’s fair share of value. I think this card will see play in any deck that runs a fair amount of Deathrattles. It will be especially good in Quest Priest. I think I mention that archetype a number of times in this review, maybe that’s something we should be looking out for in the new meta.
Lesser Diamond Spellstone: 3/5
This card is absolutely insane in Big Priest. Being able to resurrect multiple minions could be game winning. At first I wasn’t so sure about the upgrade condition for this card but after thinking about it I think it’s fine. In a deck like Big Priest you will be playing a lot of spells to maintain control of the board and may not have even played any minions by the time you get to turn 7. This is a super late game card but when it comes down the game could just be over.
Duskbreaker: Perfect 5/7
4 mana for a 3/3 isn't great, unless it also clears the board. At 1 mana cheaper than Excavated Evil, which was a pretty playable card itself, this bad boy could have a home a home in the meta. There are plenty of great dragons around to make this card relevant. Twilight Drake is the obvious best 4 drop dragon as it stands now, but in a deck that controls the early game this could be a star. It could also find a home in a Raza Priest build with a splash of Dragons. It never hurts for our favorite class to have yet ANOTHER board clear.
Gilded Gargoyle: 2/5
3 mana is a lot to pay for a 2/2. You sacrifice a bit of tempo by playing this to hopefully make it up later. The Deathrattle can help you lay some additional groundwork in later turns but I’m not sure I can see this card finding a home. It’s not a dragon and the body is too fragile. In something like Quest Priest I think you would be more likely to see a Harvest Golem or Igneous Elemental in the 3 slot.
Psionic Probe: 2/5
A glimpse into what your opponent is up to is always a helpful thing to have. It is very similar to Mind Vision but with a slightly different use. Knowing what is in your opponent’s hand is obviously better information than knowing what might be. On the other hand if your opponent doesn’t have a hand then you can still manage to get something from this spell. It’s also another trigger for Raza Priest, assuming the deck will still be viable in the new meta.
Unidentified Elixir: 3/5
It’s been a while since Priest has had a decent attack buff. Currently our only spell that buffs attack in Standard is Power Word: Tentacles and that card is basically unplayable. The utility that this card provides could lend itself well to the Dragon Priest archetype: 3 out of the 4 effects are pretty powerful in the deck. This could also go well in a Deathrattle heavy deck like Quest Priest as half of the possible effects synergize with your game plan and the other half are still incredibly valuable effects to have. Overall I think this card will be seeing a fair amount of play.
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