|Set:||Knights of the Frozen Throne|
|Tags:||Random, Triggered effect|
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1/+1.
When you're at the bottom, there's nowhere to ascend, but up.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Golden Shadow Ascendant||400||50|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Shadow Ascendant is a 2-drop card that can help create a strong board for a Priest deck focusing more on obtaining strong early game board control. The card however does carry a risk, as it is very under powered if it's the only minion on the board. It can be very strong as a follow-up to a 1-drop like Northshire Cleric, to create a 2/4 and 2/2 minion on turn 2.
In Arena, Shadow Ascendant is a good card if you're able to curve into it right from the start, and if you can manage to keep it alive for multiple turns, it can create a very decisive early-game advantage. Unfortunately, playing it out from behind makes the card below average in less than ideal situations.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- You are the shadow's puppet!
- Do my bidding!
Lore[edit | edit source]
- The Forgotten Shadow is a powerful religion that sweeps through the Forsaken. A devotee may throw off the shackles of their zombie-like body, becoming one with the Shadow. Those who succeed become shadow ascendants. Outsiders do not understand the process that fuels the ascendant's evolution from a physically powerful but slow corpse to a quick and deadly shadow. The Cult of Forgotten Shadow, however preaches that all Forsaken are born from the Shadow, and that they carry a portion of the Shadow within them. By strengthening their ties to death and undeath, the ascendant manifests their inner Shadow, bonding with it until they becomes a living shadow, the ultimate manifestation of the Shadow from which they were born.
However, the Roleplaying Game and all of its associated material were deemed non-canonical in 2011, and as such they do not have any bearing on canon lore. Hearthstone's Shadow Ascendant may represent the first time that a non-canonical RPG concept has been appropriated for Hearthstone.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Class Starter 2011: Horde Priest" series, for the card Teretha of the Undercity.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 126.96.36.19957 (2017-08-08): Added.