Shadow Essence

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Shadow Essence
Regular
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Gold
Shadow Essence(62896) Gold.png
Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Spell
Class: Priest
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6
Abilities: Copy, Set attribute, Summon
Tags: Random
Artist: Matt Dixon

Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.

Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.

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Shadow Essence is a rare priest spell card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Shadow Essence can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Shadow Essence 100 20
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.

The extra copy of a minion spawned by this spell increases the odds of summoning it again via Resurrection effect cards such as Onyx Bishop and Eternal Servitude.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Shadow Essence, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]