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Anathema

 

Card Number - TDP-270

Card Rating:

Sealed: 1.00
Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.50
Raid: 2.00

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 05.21.0
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SpoonMan

Anathema
 

This card is just mean with Shadow Word Pain. And with Shadowform out, when you use Mind Blast your opponent discards 4 cards hehehe. If only Priests could withstand rush, a good Shadow Priest would smash any sort of slow build-up-the-hand control deck such as Warlocks and stall Mages. As it stands this and other Priest cards are just too slow.

 

Constructed 3/5

Casual 4/5

Sealed 1/5

Raid 1/5

Dead
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Mikie
Ooo... looks like we get to review a ton of equipment this week. Hmm. Lets se what we got.

Anathema

Two-Handed Weapon - Staff, Melee (1)

Classes: Priest

5 cost, 4 Strike, 1 ATK (melee)

When your hero deals shadow damage with an ability to a hero or Ally, that characters control discards a card.

Exhaust your hero >>> Put a card named Benediction from your graveyard into play.

Um... am I totally blind or does Benediction not even exist yet? OK... well, we'll go with all the rest of it.

5 for weapon kinda hurts. And 4 strike for 1 attack is far from amazing. But, with all do respect, this IS a priest weapon. For its ability, though, 5 cost isn't that horrible. If you deal Shadow Damage to a hero or ally with an ability card (Shadow Word: Pain or Shadow Word:Death, for example), you can force your opponent to discard a card. This has some interesting possibilites... You Shadow Word: Pain your enemy with this out, and they are discarding a card every turn. SW:P them twice, and thats 2 a turn. If you use Anathema in combination with Mind Spike, thats 2 cards to discard (unless you can make that damage higher...).

Sealed: 1/5 Odds are, you won't get enough Shadow damage cards in here to use it.

Constructed: 3/5 In constructed, this card can be pretty powerful. Card advantage wins. You don't have to draw to have card advantage. Just more cards than your opponant.

Casual: 3/5 Anathema may see some fun decks in Casual. Could be a pretty cool priest pinger/ discard deck. Hmm...

Raid (Onyxia) 3/5 Here, its a mid-ground card. You can really hurt Onyxia by making sure she has no hand, but most of the time, in a raid, you'll want to focus your priest on Healing. Oh, to heck with it... get a Druid or Shammy to heal... Priest DPS ftw!!!
WAYS Welcome to weapon week World of Warcraft warriors!

First up is Anathema. This a priest only weapon with a rather nasty ability.

With a constant stream of shadow damage you can ensure your opponent will be topdecking. Since Anathema is a rod it has a horrible attack cost with minimal damage but I don't think you'll be attacking with it much. Once your opponent is out of cards this card would have done its job. A very good priest weapon, especially with Omedus the Punisher.

Sealed: 1.5 out of 5 - This card only works with a certain type of damage for a class that is low on health. Not too good here in this format.

Constructed: 4.5 out of 5 - With Omedus this card is almost a must have.

Combined with Omedus's flip power this is a very good card indeed.

Casual: 4.5 out of 5 - The look on you friend's face when he suddenly has no hand should be the only incentive you need.

Raid: 4.5 out of 5 - Onyxia with no hand is just awesome.

"A goony goo goo!"

-W.A.Y.S.

 

 


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