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.

Decks with Shadow Word: Pain

Deck Mana Cost Updated
2
3
3
2
5
7
2
6
10,120 Arcane Dust Aug 03 2019
3
5
5
1
4
6
2
4
1,600 Arcane Dust May 30 2019
10
4
7
2
0
2
2
3
3,160 Arcane Dust May 30 2019
2
4
14
2
2
1
2
3
6,820 Arcane Dust Apr 06 2019
Basic Priest Deck 11 spells, 19 minions basic
0
7
6
5
3
5
2
2
0 Arcane Dust Nov 20 2018
Combo Silence Priest Deck 15 spells, 15 minions
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
2
5
10
3
3
3
1
3
11,800 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
Wild Big Priest Deck 23 spells, 6 minions, 1 hero card
1
0
6
2
5
2
4
10
10,840 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
0
6
4
4
5
4
4
3
5,340 Arcane Dust Aug 29 2017
The Lich King Cheap Priest Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
2
6
8
10
2
2
0
0
1,080 Arcane Dust Aug 25 2017
Sindragosa Cheap Combo Priest Deck 12 spells, 18 minions
0
6
6
12
2
2
2
0
920 Arcane Dust Aug 17 2017
4
14
2
4
4
0
2
0
1,040 Arcane Dust Aug 11 2017
Velen Dragon Priest Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions
0
8
6
5
2
6
2
1
5,280 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Dragon Priest Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions
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 wildreno
0
4
6
5
4
6
4
1
16,440 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
Cheap Priest Wild Deck 14 spells, 16 minions wildbudget
2
5
3
11
4
3
1
1
1,000 Arcane Dust Dec 23 2016
2
10
8
5
2
2
0
1
2,620 Arcane Dust Aug 18 2016
2
5
10
4
7
0
2
0
1,980 Arcane Dust Aug 18 2016
0
6
6
4
6
4
2
2
0 Arcane Dust Dec 03 2015
4
6
4
8
5
1
2
0
2,240 Arcane Dust Dec 03 2015
0
9
5
4
4
6
0
2
0 Arcane Dust Nov 19 2015
4
10
6
7
3
0
0
0
1,380 Arcane Dust Nov 12 2015
0
10
6
6
2
4
2
0
0 Arcane Dust Nov 12 2015
0
5
8
4
4
4
2
3
0 Arcane Dust Apr 23 2015
Cheap Garr Priest Deck (Heroic Mode) 18 spells, 12 minions
4
8
6
8
4
0
0
0
1,680 Arcane Dust Apr 09 2015
4
8
8
4
2
0
4
0
1,640 Arcane Dust Apr 03 2015
2
5
5
4
1
1
5
7
12,740 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2015