Obsidian Statue

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Obsidian Statue
Obsidian Statue(62870).png
Obsidian Statue(62870) Gold.png
Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Minion
Class: Priest
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 9
Attack: 4
Health: 8
Abilities: Deathrattle, Destroy, Lifesteal, Taunt
Tags: Random

Taunt. Lifesteal.
Deathrattle:
Destroy a random enemy minion.

The original artist spent many hours with a fine chisel perfecting the facial expression for maximum tauntiness.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Obsidian Statue is an epic priest minion card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Statue can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Obsidian Statue can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Obsidian Statue 400 100
Golden Obsidian Statue 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Statue's powerful combination of Taunt, Lifesteal and a very potent Deathrattle makes it an incredibly difficult minion for your opponent to deal with. It's Taunt effect makes it very likely to activate it's Lifesteal and Deathrattle and it's high health makes it great for trading down into lower cost minions.

Because it has taunt, it is more likely to activate lifesteal and deathrattle. It is great against low cost minions due to how much health you can heal back with multiple minions attacking . Whether its alive or not it is a must kill for your opponent since lifesteal and destroying a random minion is too good for one card.

Buffing it's health with cards like Power Word: Shield , Kabal Talonpriest and Divine Spirit makes it even more durable, and using Inner Fire on it makes it an 8/8, which can get immense Lifesteal value in the late-game.

Cards that resurrect such as Eternal Servitude or Onyx Bishop are very effective on Obsidian Statue, especially in combination with cards that cheat it out earlier like Barnes or Shadow Essence.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The entities known as obsidian destroyers are actually enslaved titan constructs that were once called the tol'vir. The tol'vir were created to maintain titan lore repositories and titan machinery surrounding the titan cities of Ulduar and Uldum. Not long after the troll empires divided the insectoid kingdom of the aqir, the aqir that travelled north discovered and overthrew the tol'vir society in Northrend. These aqir would eventually become the race we know as the nerubians today, having adapted the tol'vir's architecture for their own purposes. Similarly, the aqir that travelled south ransacked and overthrew a titan research station near Uldum, renaming themselves the qiraji and calling their new home Ahn'Qiraj.
The Scourge eventually consumed the nerubian empire and threw its few remaining tol'vir slaves into the front lines. Now known as obsidian statues, the tol'vir were often used as figureheads at the forefront of many undead armies after the Third War, inspiring awe and fear in the enemy ranks. Obsidian statues, however, were also able to break free of the obsidian stone that held them and fly into battle, swallowing magic to feed their insatiable hunger as they moved between battles and rained destruction down upon their foes.

Artist[edit | edit source]

A.J. Nazzaro

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Statue, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]