Confessor Paletress

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Confessor Paletress
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Confessor Paletress(22368) Gold.png
Set: The Grand Tournament
Type: Minion
Class: Priest
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7
Attack: 5
Health: 4
Abilities: Inspire, Summon
Tags: Hero Power-related, Random, Rarity-related

Inspire: Summon a random Legendary minion.

She sees into your past and makes you face your fears. Most common fear: Getting Majordomo out of Sneed's Old Shredder.

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Confessor Paletress is a legendary priest minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Confessor Paletress can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Confessor Paletress 1600 400
Golden Confessor Paletress 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Confessor Paletress's Inspire effect has a chance to summon any collectible legendary minion, including those specific to classes other than the controlling hero. Uncollectible minions such as Thaddius will not be summoned.
  • This card's Inspire effect is capable of summoning another Confessor Paletress.[1]
  • As of One Night in Karazhan there are 89 collectible legendary minions in the game, giving this card a 1.12% chance of summoning any given minion.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card is best used with Inspire synergy cards such as Maiden of the Lake or Fencing Coach to be able to play this card on 5 or 6 mana and still activate its Inspire effect on the same turn. Garrison Commander is also strong with this card if you manage to have the mana to use your Hero Power twice.

Confessor Paletress works well in combination with Raza the Chained and Auctionmaster Beardo.

Possible summons[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all collectible legendary minions available in Standard format, representing the full range of possible summons from Confessor Paletress. For Wild format, see here.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Acidmaw Legendary Beast Hunter 7 4 2 Whenever another minion takes damage, destroy it. With the help of his trusty sidekick Dreadscale, the giant jormungar Acidmaw is ready to face any knight!
Al'Akir the Windlord Legendary General Shaman 8 3 5 Windfury, Charge, Divine Shield, Taunt He is the weakest of the four Elemental Lords. And the other three don't let him forget it.
Alexstrasza Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8 Battlecry: Set a hero's remaining Health to 15. Alexstrasza the Life-Binder brings life and hope to everyone. Except Deathwing. And Malygos. And Nekros.
Anomalus Legendary General Mage 8 8 6 Deathrattle: Deal 8 damage to all minions. That's short for "Anomnomnomnomalus".
Anub'arak Legendary General Rogue 9 8 4 Deathrattle: Return this to your hand and summon a 4/4 Nerubian. Was actually a pretty nice guy before, you know, the whole Lich King thing.
Arch-Thief Rafaam Legendary General Any 9 7 8 Battlecry: Discover a powerful Artifact. He's very good at retrieving artifacts. From other people's museums.
Archmage Antonidas Legendary General Mage 7 5 7 Whenever you cast a spell, put a 'Fireball' spell into your hand. Antonidas was the Grand Magus of the Kirin Tor, and Jaina's mentor. This was a big step up from being Grand Magus of Jelly Donuts.
Auctionmaster Beardo Legendary General Any 3 3 4 After you cast a spell, refresh your Hero Power. Gadgetzan has always run an under-the-table auction house, and business has been PRETTY good for Beardo since the population explosion. And since the explosion that destroyed the competing auction houses in the city.
Aviana Legendary General Druid 9 5 5 Your minions cost (1). Call her "Tweety". She'll find it real funny. I PROMISE.
Aya Blackpaw Legendary General Druid, Rogue, Shaman 6 5 3 Battlecry and Deathrattle: Summon a Jade GolemThough young, Aya took over as the leader of Jade Lotus through her charisma and strategic acumen when her predecessor was accidentally crushed by a jade golem.
Barnes Legendary General Any 4 3 4 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 copy of a random minion in your deck. He used to play every part, until Moroes confiscated his Orb of Deception.
Baron Geddon Legendary General Any 7 7 5 At the end of your turn, deal 2 damage to ALL other characters. Baron Geddon was Ragnaros's foremost lieutenant, until he got FIRED.
Bloodmage Thalnos Legendary General Any 2 1 1 Spell Damage +1. Deathrattle: Draw a card. He's in charge of the Annual Scarlet Monastery Blood Drive!
Bolf Ramshield Legendary General Any 6 3 9 Whenever your hero takes damage, this minion takes it instead. Bolf keeps coming in 2nd at the Grand Tournament. It might be his year this year, if Lebron doesn't enter.
Brann Bronzebeard Legendary General Any 3 2 4 Your Battlecries trigger twice. Contains 75% more fiber than his brother Magni!
C'Thun Legendary General Any 10 6 6 Battlecry: Deal damage equal to this minion's Attack randomly split among all enemies. C'Thun's least favorite Hearthstone card: Eye for an Eye.
Cairne Bloodhoof Legendary General Any 6 4 5 Deathrattle: Summon a 4/5 Baine Bloodhoof. Cairne was killed by Garrosh, so... don't put this guy in a Warrior deck. It's pretty insensitive.
Captain Greenskin Legendary Pirate Any 5 5 4 Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1. He was this close to piloting a massive juggernaut into Stormwind Harbor. If it weren't for those pesky kids!
Cenarius Legendary General Druid 9 5 8 Choose One - Give your other minions +2/+2; or Summon two 2/2 Treants with TauntYes, he's a demigod. No, he doesn't need to wear a shirt.
Chillmaw Legendary Dragon Any 7 6 6 Taunt
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all minions. Chillmaw keeps trying to ruin the Grand Tournament, and she would've done it too, if it weren't for those dang kids!
Cho'gall Legendary General Warlock 7 7 7 Battlecry: The next spell you cast this turn costs Health instead of Mana. Even after all this time, Gul'dan still makes Cho'gall go get donuts and coffee.
Chromaggus Legendary Dragon Any 8 6 8 Whenever you draw a card, put another copy into your hand. Left head and right head can never agree about what to eat for dinner, so they always end up just eating ramen again.
Confessor Paletress Legendary General Priest 7 5 4 Inspire: Summon a random Legendary minion. She sees into your past and makes you face your fears. Most common fear: Getting Majordomo out of Sneed's Old Shredder.
Deathwing Legendary Dragon Any 10 12 12 Battlecry: Destroy all other minions and discard your hand. Once a noble dragon known as Neltharion, Deathwing lost his mind and shattered Azeroth before finally being defeated. Daddy issues?
Deathwing, Dragonlord Legendary Dragon Any 10 12 12 Deathrattle: Put all Dragons from your hand into the battlefield. To his credit, Deathwing really took to heart the feedback he was receiving that he needed to be "more of a team player".
Don Han'Cho Legendary General Hunter, Warrior, Paladin 7 5 6 Battlecry: Give a random minion in your hand +5/+5. The brilliant mastermind of the Grimy Goons, Han sometimes thinks about ditching the idiot Cho, but that would just tear him apart.
Dreadscale Legendary Beast Hunter 3 4 2 At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all other minions. Let's be clear about this: ACIDMAW is the sidekick.
Eadric the Pure Legendary General Paladin 7 3 7 Battlecry: Change all enemy minions' Attack to 1. Nobody rocks a monocle like Eadric.
Edwin VanCleef Legendary General Rogue 3 2 2 Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each card played earlier this turn. He led the Stonemasons in the reconstruction of Stormwind, and when the nobles refused to pay, he founded the Defias Brotherhood to, well, deconstruct Stormwind.
Elise Starseeker Legendary General Any 4 3 5 Battlecry: Shuffle the 'Map to the Golden Monkey' into your deck. A large part of her job entails not mixing up the Map to the Golden Monkey with the Map to Monkey Island.
Emperor Thaurissan Legendary General Any 6 5 5 At the end of your turn, reduce the Cost of cards in your hand by (1). His second greatest regret is summoning an evil Firelord who enslaved his entire people.
Eydis Darkbane Legendary General Any 3 3 4 Whenever you target this minion with a spell, deal 3 damage to a random enemy. HATES being called "the wonder twins".
Fandral Staghelm Legendary General Druid 4 3 5 Your Choose One cards have both effects combined. Always manages to mention "Back when I was creating the World Tree…" in EVERY conversation. Sheesh! Enough already.
Finja, the Flying Star Legendary Murloc Any 5 2 4 Stealth. Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, summon 2 Murlocs from your deck. The last true master of Finjitsu.
Fjola Lightbane Legendary General Any 3 3 4 Whenever you target this minion with a spell, gain Divine Shield. LOVES being called "the wonder twins".
Genzo, the Shark Legendary General Any 4 5 4 Whenever this attacks, both players draw until they have 3 cards. Infamous in the seedy underground card rooms of Gadgetzan, he got his nickname winning the coveted Shark Plushie in the city's first Hearthstone tournament.
Gormok the Impaler Legendary General Any 4 4 4 Battlecry: If you have at least 4 other minions, deal 4 damage. Gormok has been giving impaling lessons in a small tent near the tournament grounds. For only 25g you too could learn the fine art of impaling!
Grommash Hellscream Legendary General Warrior 8 4 9 Charge
Enrage: +6 Attack Grommash drank the tainted blood of Mannoroth, dooming the orcs to green skin and red eyes! Maybe not his best decision.
Gruul Legendary General Any 8 7 7 At the end of each turn, gain +1/+1 . He's Gruul "the Dragonkiller". He just wanted to cuddle them… he never meant to…
Hallazeal the Ascended Legendary General Shaman 5 4 6 Whenever your spells deal damage, restore that much Health to your hero. Hallazeals all your dallazamage.
Harrison Jones Legendary General Any 5 5 4 Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon and draw cards equal to its Durability. “That belongs in the Hall of Explorers!”
Herald Volazj Legendary General Priest 6 5 5 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 copy of each of your other minions. His whole job is yelling "Yogg-Saron comin'!"
Hobart Grapplehammer Legendary General Warrior 2 2 2 Battlecry: Give all weapons in your hand and deck +1 Attack. Grapplehammer is the horrible mind behind the Automatic Piranaha Launcher (banned in 7 districts)!
Hogger Legendary General Any 6 4 4 At the end of your turn, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with TauntHogger is super powerful. If you kill him, it's because he let you.
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Legendary General Any 7 6 6 Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with TauntWhen C'thun went to sleep, he checked under his bed for Hogger.
Icehowl Legendary General Any 9 10 10 Charge
Can't attack heroes. This massive yeti just closes his eyes and charges at the nearest target. The nearest Target is a couple blocks away and has sick deals on skateboards.
Illidan Stormrage Legendary Demon Any 6 7 5 Whenever you play a card, summon a 2/1 Flame of Azzinoth. Illidan's brother, Malfurion, imprisoned him beneath Hyjal for 10,000 years. Stormrages are not good at letting go of grudges.
Inkmaster Solia Legendary General Mage 7 5 5 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, the next spell you cast this turn costs (0). Solia marks the Kabal with intricate tattoos that grant immense power. Also it makes it harder for other gangs to recruit from their numbers. BACK OFF, GOONS.
Justicar Trueheart Legendary General Any 6 6 3 Battlecry: Replace your starting Hero Power with a better one. It's like putting racing stripes and a giant spoiler on your hero power.
Kazakus Legendary General Mage, Priest, Warlock 4 3 3 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, create a custom spell. The mysterious leader of the Kabal is NOT a dragon, and does NOT deal in illegal potions. Any public statements to the contrary will be met with litigation and Dragonfire Potions.
King Krush Legendary Beast Hunter 9 8 8 Charge The best defense against King Krush is to have someone you don’t like standing in front of you.
King Mukla Legendary Beast Any 3 5 5 Battlecry: Give your opponent 2 Bananas. King Mukla wanders Jaguero Isle, searching for love.
Knuckles Legendary Beast Hunter 5 3 7 After this attacks a minion, it also hits the enemy hero. When confronted with accusations of performance-enhancing bananas, Knuckles replied, "I get my fruit from trees I knock down with my bare hands like everyone else."
Krul the Unshackled Legendary Demon Warlock 9 7 9 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon all Demons from your hand. Spicklefizz pondered his life choices as he looked at the chain around his neck. "Become a warlock," they said. "You get to enslave demons," they said.
Kun the Forgotten King Legendary General Druid 10 7 7 Choose One - Gain 10 Armor; or Refresh your Mana Crystals. Aya siphons a bit of Kun's soul to animate each golem in her Jade army. To his credit, he's being a great sport about it.
Leeroy Jenkins Legendary General Any 5 6 2 Charge. Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps for your opponent. At least he has Angry Chicken.
Lord Jaraxxus Legendary Demon Warlock 9 3 15 Battlecry: Destroy your hero and replace it with Lord Jaraxxus. "TRIFLING GNOME! YOUR ARROGANCE WILL BE YOUR UNDOING!!!!"
Lorewalker Cho Legendary General Any 2 0 4 Whenever a player casts a spell, put a copy into the other player's hand. Lorewalker Cho archives and shares tales from the land of Pandaria, but his favorite story is the one where Joey and Phoebe go on a road trip.
Madam Goya Legendary General Any 6 4 3 Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Swap it with a minion in your deck. She has set up her Black Market here in Gadgetzan for one purpose, to make a KILLING when Beanie Babies make their inevitable comeback.
Majordomo Executus Legendary General Any 9 9 7 Deathrattle: Replace your hero with Ragnaros, the Firelord. You thought Executus turned you into Ragnaros, but really Ragnaros was in you the whole time.
Malkorok Legendary General Warrior 7 6 5 Battlecry: Equip a random weapon. Garrosh's best buddy. It's true. Look it up.
Malygos Legendary Dragon Any 9 4 12 Spell Damage +5 Malygos hates it when mortals use magic. He gets so mad!
Mayor Noggenfogger Legendary General Any 9 5 4 All targets are chosen randomly. This flavor text was randomly generated. If it happens to form words and make sense, that is purely by chance.
Medivh, the Guardian Legendary General Any 8 7 7 Battlecry:Equip Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian. If you think the party's great now, just wait 'til he invites the orcs over!
Millhouse Manastorm Legendary General Any 2 4 4 Battlecry: Enemy spells cost (0) next turn. "I'm gonna light you up, sweetcheeks!"
Moroes Legendary General Any 3 1 1 Stealth
At the end of your turn, summon a 1/1 Steward. Moroes runs an army of stewards, but still ends up inflating the balloons himself.
Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Legendary Beast Any 6 5 5 Battlecry: Add 2 Bananas to your hand. Pro tip: DO NOT BOGART THE BANANAS.
N'Zoth, the Corruptor Legendary General Any 10 5 7 Battlecry: Summon your Deathrattle minions that died this game. Has not been able to get "Under the Sea" out of his head for like FIVE THOUSAND YEARS.
Nat Pagle Legendary General Any 2 0 4 At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. Nat Pagle, Azeroth's premier fisherman! He invented the Auto-Angler 3000, the Extendo-Pole 3000, and the Lure-o-matic 2099 (still in testing).
Nat, the Darkfisher Legendary General Any 2 2 4 At the start of your opponent's turn, they have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. You can take away his humanity, but you will never take away his fishing pole.
Nefarian Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8 Battlecry: Add 2 random spells to your hand (from your opponent's class)They call him "Blackwing" because he's a black dragon...... and he's got wings.
Nexus-Champion Saraad Legendary General Any 5 4 5 Inspire: Add a random spell to your hand. The ethereals have their own jousting tournament, and Saraad is the reigning champion. Also he won the ethereal hot dog eating contest.
Nozdormu Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8 Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns. Time to write some flavor text.
Onyxia Legendary Dragon Any 9 8 8 Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full. Onyxia long manipulated the Stormwind Court by disguising herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. You would have thought that the giant wings and scales would have been a giveaway.
Patches the Pirate Legendary Pirate Any 1 1 1 Charge. After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Prince Malchezaar Legendary Demon Any 5 5 6 When the game starts, add 5 extra Legendary minions to your deck. He was super excited to acquire Gorehowl at a garage sale! Then super disappointed to find out it was a foam reproduction.
Princess Huhuran Legendary Beast Hunter 5 6 5 Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle effect immediately. She flitters around Ahn'Qiraj dreaming of the day she will meet a sweet prince, whom she can lay thousands of eggs with.
Prophet Velen Legendary General Priest 7 7 7 Double the damage and healing of your spells and Hero Power. He's been exiled from his home, and all his brothers turned evil, but otherwise he doesn't have a lot to complain about.
Ragnaros the Firelord Legendary General Any 8 8 8 Can't attack. At the end of your turn, deal 8 damage to a random enemy. Ragnaros was summoned by the Dark Iron dwarves, who were eventually enslaved by the Firelord. Summoning Ragnaros often doesn’t work out the way you want it to.
Ragnaros, Lightlord Legendary General Paladin 8 8 8 At the end of your turn, restore 8 health to a damaged friendly character. What happens when you try and corrupt a corrupted firelord? DOUBLE NEGATIVE, INSECT!
Raza the Chained Legendary General Priest 5 5 5 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, your Hero Power costs (0) this game. "Could you do me a favor and get the keys from Kazakus?"
Rend Blackhand Legendary General Any 7 8 4 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a Legendary minion. Rend believes he is the True Warchief of the Horde and he keeps editing the wikipedia page for "Warchief of the Horde" to include his picture.
Reno Jackson Legendary General Any 6 4 6 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, fully heal your hero. Reno is a four-time winner of the 'Best Accessorized Explorer' award.
Rhonin Legendary General Mage 8 7 7 Deathrattle: Add 3 copies of Arcane Missiles to your hand. A masterless shamurai.
Sergeant Sally Legendary General Any 3 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal damage equal to the minion's Attack to all enemy minions. "Who is she? Where did she come from? We don't even have a police force here in Gadgetzan!!" - Mayor Noggenfogger
Shaku, the Collector Legendary General Rogue 3 2 3 Stealth. Whenever this minions attacks, add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class)Aya even staged an intervention once, but Shaku still insists that he is not a hoarder.
Shifter Zerus Legendary General Any 1 1 1 Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a different minion. It's like being able to play with THREE angry chickens!
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Legendary Murloc Any 1 1 3 Battlecry: Discover a new basic Hero Power. In addition to fluent Common, he also speaks fourteen dialects of 'mrgl'.
Skycap'n Kragg Legendary Pirate Any 7 4 6 Charrrrrge
Costs (1) less for each friendly Pirate. What's more boss than riding a parrot with a jawbone for a shoulderpad while wielding a giant hook-lance-thing and wearing a pirate hat? NOTHING.
Soggoth the Slitherer Legendary General Any 9 5 9 Taunt
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Don't tell Soggoth, but in the future he gets totally owned by the Master's Glaive and his skull becomes a tourist attraction.
Sylvanas Windrunner Legendary General Any 6 5 5 Deathrattle: Take control of a random enemy minion. Sylvanas was turned into the Banshee Queen by Arthas, but he probably should have just killed her because it just pissed her off.
The Beast Legendary Beast Any 6 9 7 Deathrattle: Summon a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn for your opponent. He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it.
The Black Knight Legendary General Any 6 4 5 Battlecry: Destroy an enemy minion with TauntHe was sent by the Lich King to disrupt the Argent Tournament. We can pretty much mark that a failure.
The Boogeymonster Legendary General Any 8 6 7 Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, gain +2/+2. Has 20 years of training in classical ballet, but ALLLLLL he ever gets asked to do is boogie.
The Curator Legendary Mech Any 7 4 6 Taunt
Battlecry:
Draw a Beast, Dragon, and Murloc from your deck. The Curator guards Azeroth’s deadliest creatures, but it’s secretly terrified of squirrels.
The Mistcaller Legendary General Shaman 6 4 4 Battlecry: Give all minions in your hand and deck +1/+1. Calling the mist doesn't sound all that great. "Ooooh, it is slightly damp now!"
The Skeleton Knight Legendary General Any 6 7 4 Deathrattle: Reveal a minion in each deck. If yours costs more, return this to your hand. Apparently it really was just a flesh wound.
Tinkmaster Overspark Legendary General Any 3 3 3 Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel. Tinkmaster Overspark nearly lost his Tinker's license after the Great Ironforge Squirrel Stampede of '09.
Tirion Fordring Legendary General Paladin 8 6 6 Divine Shield. Taunt. Deathrattle: Equip a 5/3 Ashbringer. If you haven't heard the Tirion Fordring theme song, it's because it doesn't exist.
Twin Emperor Vek'lor Legendary General Any 7 4 6 Taunt
Battlecry: If your C'Thun has at least 10 Attack, summon another Emperor. Do they make decisions based on age? "I'm two minutes older therefore we burn this village."
Varian Wrynn Legendary General Warrior 10 7 7 Battlecry: Draw 3 cards. Put any minions you drew directly into the battlefield. Leader of the Alliance! Father of Anduin! Also he likes to play Arena, and he averages 12 wins.
White Eyes Legendary General Shaman 5 5 5 Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'The Storm Guardian' into your deck. My life for Aya!
Wickerflame Burnbristle Legendary General Paladin 3 2 2 Taunt. Divine Shield. Damage dealt by his minion also heals your hero. Wickerflame spent years as a recruit for the Goons, never making the big-time because he always fired his chest-cannon too slowly. "Hey," he thought, "maybe if I keep my beard lit on fire, I can do this faster." BOOM, promoted.
Wilfred Fizzlebang Legendary General Warlock 6 4 4 Cards you draw from your Hero Power cost (0). He can summon anything, even a FEARSOME DOOMGUARD*.

*He's pretty sure this is going to work out.
Wrathion Legendary General Any 6 4 5 Taunt. Battlecry: Draw cards until you draw one that isn't a Dragon. Wrathion, son of Deathwing, is a dragon. Why isn't he tagged as a dragon, you ask? WHAT, ARE YOU TRYING TO BLOW HIS COVER??
Xaril, Poisoned Mind Legendary General Rogue 4 3 2 Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a random Toxin card to your hand. It's basically your own fault if you go around drinking weird green potions handed out by creepy mantid dudes.
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Legendary General Any 10 10 10 At the end of your turn, put a minion from your deck into the battlefield. When he's working out, he binds all that rage back into a ponytail.
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Legendary General Any 10 7 5 Battlecry: Cast a random spell for each spell you've cast this game (targets chosen randomly)I spell your doom... Y-O-U-R D-O-O-M!
Ysera Legendary Dragon Any 9 4 12 At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Event Quote Audio
Summon Take this time to consider your past deeds.
Attack Confess!
Death

Lore[edit | edit source]

"The story behind Confessor Paletress is that she's basically a good guy; you show up at the [Argent Tournament] and what her job is, is to make sure that you're trained and ready to go, to fight the challenges that await you. And the way that she does that is that she summons up some of the greatest foes you've had in the past, essentially your memories, in a shadow form, and forces you to fight them all over again to conquer your fears and to get ready for the challenges that await." - Jason Chayes[2]
"Before heroes can challenge the forces of darkness, they must defeat agents of the Light. Highlord Tirion Fordring has selected a formidable priest from the Argent Crusade to test combatants' mettle. Paletress will do everything in her power to ensure that only those with strong faith will confront the Scourge." - World of Warcraft Dungeon Journal

From Wowpedia:

Argent Confessor Paletress is a human priest who can be found in the Argent Pavilion at the western portion of the Argent Tournament Grounds. Periodically, she gives a speech to the various praying faction Champions.

Paletress later aids adventurers in defending Mount Hyjal against the assault of Deathwing's forces.

History[edit | edit source]

The original design for Confessor Paletress, deemed "too swingy"

The original design for Confessor Paletress was an 8 mana 2/4 with the text "Battlecry: Summon 3 Legendary minions and set their Health to 1." This was intended to reflect Paletress design in World of Warcraft. However, in play testing the developers found Paletress was a "very swingy card", with her ability sometimes summoning three Ragnaros the Firelord, and dealing 24 damage to the opponent at the end of the turn; and at others summoning three Lorewalker Chos.[2]

The developers found this design to feature too much RNG and too much power overall, and the text was therefore changed to "At the end of your turn, summon a random Legendary minion." However, while this was better, the developers realised they were missing out on the opportunity to involve the expansion's new mechanic - Inspire. The card's text was therefore changed to its final version, "Inspire: Summon a random Legendary minion.", and its stats changed to a 6 mana 2/4. However, further testing revealed the design was too strong, with players able to play the minion on turn 8 and immediately use their Hero Power, again creating a strong "swing" effect; her mana cost was therefore increased from 6 to 7, but in compensation her Attack was increased from 2 to 5.[2]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Chris Rahn

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Confessor Paletress, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

The Grand Tournament logo.png Patch 3.0.0.9786 (2015-08-18): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-16). 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament: Special Event - Jason Chayes discusses the development of Confessor Paletress (starting 10:10). (2015-09-25)

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