Shadow Word: Death — Priest Card

Last updated on Jan 08, 2016 at 22:57 by Sottle 14 comments

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Shadow Word: Death is a Priest-only spell. 2 copies of this card are given to you when you reach Level 8 with Priest. Later, when you reach Level 43 and 44 with that class, you get a golden version of this card. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Shadow Word: Death is a very efficient mid- to late-game removal card that can deal with some of the largest threats in the game. Since the release of League of Explorers, it has come into competition with Entomb. Shadow Word: Death is a stronger Tempo card, while Entomb deals more efficiently with Deathrattle minions and gains you additional resources.

2. Constructed Play

Shadow Word: Death is needed in Constructed alongside Entomb in order to deal with late-game threats. Most players favour some combination of the two cards depending on whether they value the Tempo or the additional value and flexibility.

3. Arena

Shadow Word: Death is a strong card in Arena, and you should generally look to have one of them in your deck. However, it is a much less flexible card than Shadow Word: Pain, and therefore you can suffer if you draft too many of them.

4. Meta Decks with Shadow Word: Death

Deck Mana Cost Updated
No Dragon Mind Blast Priest Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero_card
3
4
9
5
2
2
1
4
9,020 Arcane Dust Feb 07 2019
Control Priest Deck 12 spells, 17 minions, 1 hero_card
0
4
10
3
4
0
1
8
7,720 Arcane Dust Feb 07 2019
Quest Priest Deck 11 spells, 18 minions, 1 hero_card
0
3
9
4
2
2
2
8
13,480 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018
Kolento's Witchwood Dragon Priest Deck 10 spells, 19 minions, 1 hero_card
0
5
4
4
3
3
2
9
10,900 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2018
Big Priest Deck 24 spells, 6 minions
1
3
4
2
7
0
4
9
9,280 Arcane Dust Mar 24 2018
Midrange Dragon Priest Deck 9 spells, 21 minions
0
5
6
6
4
5
4
0
4,880 Arcane Dust Dec 09 2017
Miracle Dragon Priest Deck 1 weapon, 11 spells, 18 minions
0
5
8
7
5
3
2
0
6,300 Arcane Dust Dec 09 2017
Combo Dragon Priest Deck 13 spells, 17 minions
0
7
10
5
4
3
1
0
4,480 Arcane Dust Dec 09 2017

5. Budget Decks with Shadow Word: Death

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Basic Priest Deck 11 spells, 19 minions
0
7
6
5
3
5
2
2
0 Arcane Dust Nov 20 2018
Budget Quest Priest Deck 11 spells, 19 minions
0
3
11
4
4
1
2
5
6,880 Arcane Dust Oct 01 2018

6. Wild Decks with Shadow Word: Death

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Clone Priest Deck 24 spells, 6 minions Wild Deck
1
0
8
2
5
2
3
9
10,120 Arcane Dust Feb 07 2019
Wild Control Priest Deck 19 spells, 10 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
0
5
8
7
0
2
4
4
8,080 Arcane Dust Feb 07 2019
Wild Mind Blast Priest Deck 15 spells, 14 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
0
4
6
2
7
6
2
3
5,860 Arcane Dust Feb 07 2019
Kazakus Highlander Priest Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
2
5
10
3
3
3
1
3
11,760 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2018
Wild Big Priest Deck 23 spells, 6 minions, 1 hero_card Wild Deck
1
0
6
2
5
2
4
10
10,840 Arcane Dust Mar 24 2018
Wild Midrange Silence Priest Deck 12 spells, 18 minions Wild Deck
4
4
4
8
8
2
0
0
1,700 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Velen Dragon Priest Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions Wild Deck
0
8
6
5
2
6
2
1
5,240 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Dragon Priest Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions Wild Deck
0
7
6
6
2
7
2
0
3,720 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
0
4
5
7
2
6
4
2
11,680 Arcane Dust Apr 04 2017
Reno Priest Wild Un'Goro Deck 10 spells, 20 minions Wild Deck
0
4
6
5
4
6
4
1
16,440 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
Cheap Priest Wild Deck 14 spells, 16 minions Wild Deck
2
5
3
11
4
3
1
1
1,000 Arcane Dust Dec 23 2016
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