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Embrace Darkness
Set:Knights of the Frozen ThroneKnights of the Frozen Throne
Spell school:Shadow
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Take control
Wiki tags:Targeted
Artist:A.J. Nazzaro
Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, take control of it.
Flavor text

Once you both get comfortable, darkness is actually pretty snuggly.

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Embrace Darkness is an epic priest spell card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[]

Embrace Darkness can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Embrace Darkness 400 100
Golden Embrace Darkness 1600 400


Embrace darkness is just like Mind Control but delayed with 4 less cost. It is useful in stealing priest decks as it is another card (besides Mind Control) to take control of an opponent's minion allowing you to spend your 4 mana elsewhere.

Because it is a delayed effect, if your opponent manages to remove the minion you select on their turn, it would be a waste of 6 mana. However, it forces your opponent to make unfavorable trades to try and remove the from the field or use spells to remove the minion (e.g. Twisting Nether, Shadow Word: Pain, or Shadow Word: Death)].

When used in conjunction with Freeze effects or disposable taunt minions, you can neutralize the threat's attack for the turn before you gain control of it, guaranteeing your opponent doesn't get value from it. However, using two cards to steal one minion is not efficient enough to be worth it, so it usually is easier just to Mind Control it anyways.


Embrace Darkness, full art

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