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The Priest Death Knight, Shadowreaper Anduin, has been revealed.

The reveal by Omnislash involved Kibler, Frodan, Firebat, and Lead Designer Mike Donais.

For those who don't want to watch the video, the card and associated Hero Power is shown below.

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As mentioned in the video, Raza the Chained will be very strong with this Death Knight, with the combination allowing for the Hero Power to do 2 damage after each card you play. As with the other Death Knights, the card manages to defend itself the turn it is played, in this instance by clearing up large opposing minions.

It will require testing to see if a Kazakus Priest deck will be strong or not with this card, and to see if any other Control Priest decks can be built with it, but it is clearly a card that we will see streamed a lot when the set is released next week!

For a full list of previously revealed cards, as well as all of the information about the new expansion, check out our Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion hub.

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Ehhhh...I want to like but it's basically shadowform + refresh on spells...very late in the game.    It could be combo'd with a few things (Raza as they say, also Lyra), but I don't see those combos being competitive.     The battlecry is situational and limits your deck/options.

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1 hour ago, Migol said:

I want to like but it's basically shadowform + refresh on spells...very late in the game.

It's not spells, it's ANY card. Which makes it WAY stronger in a Raza combo. Really it fits amazingly in any priest control deck that needs a finisher (a few of them use shadow form as it is anyways) And you can clear a full board or deal a lot face the turn after playing this when it's free with Raza

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I feel this card will be very strong in highlander priest, but probably not anywhere else.  Yes you can get some pretty insane value, but without the reduction in cost, it won't be that mana efficient.  As to the complaint that it limits deck building options, yes but not really.  Almost every card priest plays has less then 5 attack.  The three that spring to mind that don't are elise, drakanoid and raza, and really it isn't that hard to trade them off before you play this card.  On top of that, this gives a very strong answer to Mr. J, if you know warlock ever becomes a thing, which is something that control priest has struggled for years against. 

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Priest has been one of my least favorite classes, but if I open this guy, I'm sure as heck going to play him. I love the art. He's the coolest looking DK so far (imo).

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Looks like a strong card for combo priests. Provides board clear, health and quite a lot of damage, and counters the currently strongest card in standard - Magma Rager. Looks like Blizzard really was saving the exciting cards for later.

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46 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

Looks like a strong card for combo priests. Provides board clear, health and quite a lot of damage, and counters the currently strongest card in standard - Magma Rager. Looks like Blizzard really was saving the exciting cards for later.

I'm still waiting for Magma Rager to take it's rightful place in the HoF. It's long overdue. ;) 

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5 hours ago, positiv2 said:

Looks like a strong card for combo priests. Provides board clear, health and quite a lot of damage, and counters the currently strongest card in standard - Magma Rager. Looks like Blizzard really was saving the exciting cards for later.

Shadow Rager > Magma Rager and you know it

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

Shadow Rager > Magma Rager and you know it

Shadow Rager is a target to the most common tech card, Streetwise Investigator. Without stealth, opponent will be holding onto it and waiting , and it will give you a board advantage because they won't drop a 4/6. However, this is next level game plan, something like rank 22 (btw I got all the way to rank 20 last season), and should not be tried at ranks 25-24. 

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35 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

Shadow Rager is a target to the most common tech card, Streetwise Investigator. Without stealth, opponent will be holding onto it and waiting , and it will give you a board advantage because they won't drop a 4/6. However, this is next level game plan, something like rank 22 (btw I got all the way to rank 20 last season), and should not be tried at ranks 25-24. 

What happens at rank 23? Do I remove it from my deck?

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1 minute ago, Blainie said:

What happens at rank 23? Do I remove it from my deck?

At rank 23 you usually have to switch to Beast priest because there are so few people so far in the ranks that they usually remember your deck from the last few times and they usually add tech cards like Pyroblast or Inner Fire.

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On 8/5/2017 at 4:37 PM, positiv2 said:

At rank 23 you usually have to switch to Beast priest because there are so few people so far in the ranks that they usually remember your deck from the last few times and they usually add tech cards like Pyroblast or Inner Fire.

I'm missing some cards for the Beast deck, so that won't work :/ I'm missing Stranglethorn Tiger, so I can't do the OTK combo, y'know?

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