|Set:||Knights of the Frozen Throne|
|Abilities:||Copy, Set attribute, Summon|
Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.
Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Shadow Essence can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Shadow Essence can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
|Golden Shadow Essence||800||100|
Notes[edit | edit source]
If you have no more minions in your deck, Shadow Essence is castable but has no effect.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Shadow Essence has a similar effect to Barnes' Battlecry, except that it summons a 5/5 copy instead with no other accompanying minion. While even cheaper minions with valuable effects can benefit from having a 5/5 body that is harder to remove, such as Northshire Cleric and Radiant Elemental, it is best when it summons high-cost cards like Obsidian Statue, Ysera, and The Lich King. It also synergizes well with Charge cards, guaranteeing 5 damage to the enemy hero unless blocked by Taunt. Conversely, this spell has poor synergy with Battlecry cards.