Shadow Word: Pain — Priest Card

Last updated on Jan 08, 2016 at 22:46 by Sottle 14 comments

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Shadow Word: Pain is a Priest-only spell. 2 copies of this card are given to you with the Basic set of the game. You receive a golden version of this card for reaching Level 36 and 38 with Priest. 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: Pain is a very flexible removal card that can allow you to trade evenly with a small minion in the early-game, or be used more effectively later to take out a bigger Midrange threat such as a Violet Teacher or Sludge Belcher.

2. Constructed Play

Shadow Word: Pain is an excellent card that generally rotates in and out of Priest decks based on the state of the meta. The perfect meta to be playing Shadow: Word Pain is one where there are many important early game cards like Darnassus Aspirant and Acolyte of Pain as well as Midrange minions with low attack such as Violet Teacher.

3. Arena

Shadow Word: Pain is a fantastic card in Arena. It offers much the same flexibility as it does in Constructed, as it can be used to remove a small minion early in the game, or gain significant Tempo in the Midgame by destroying a 4-drop or better. It is particularly potent in Arena since most drafts will feature at least 1 or 2 3/5 minions out of necessity.

4. Meta Decks with Shadow Word: Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Mecha'thun Priest Deck 14 spells, 16 minions
2
4
14
2
2
1
2
3
6,820 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
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: Pain

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

6. Wild Decks with Shadow Word: Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Resurrect Priest Deck 24 spells, 6 minions Wild Deck
1
0
8
2
5
2
3
9
10,120 Arcane Dust Jan 01 2019
Combo Silence Priest Deck 15 spells, 15 minions Wild Deck
4
6
11
4
4
1
0
0
2,760 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2018
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
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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