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Onyx Bishop
39374 • KAR_204
Regular
KAR 204.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
KAR 204 Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:One Night in KarazhanOne Night in Karazhan
Type:Minion
Class:PriestPriest
Rarity:RareRare
Cost:5 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Artist:Arthur Gimaldinov
Voice actor:Jim Cummings
Battlecry: Summon a friendly minion that died this game.
Flavor text

B4 is a nice place to visit, but he wouldn't want to live there.

Keywords
BATTLECRY
Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE
Wiki tags
Battlecry, Copy, Summon
Wiki referenced tags
Death-related, Random, Resurrection effect
External links

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Onyx Bishop is a rare priest minion card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
AdventureDefeat Julianne in One Night in Karazhan 2nd wing - The OperaRegular2
Crafting100 dustdustRegular1
Crafting800 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • This minion's Battlecry functions the same as Resurrect.[1] For detailed notes, see Resurrection effect.
  • Although not stated in its card text, the minion summoned by Onyx Bishop's Battlecry is randomly selected from all friendly minions that have died that game.
  • Since this minion's effect is a Battlecry, it is thus affected by cards such as Brann Bronzebeard, which will allow it to resurrect two random minions in one turn, or potentially two copies of one minion. However, this will only happen if Brann is already present on the board when the Onyx Bishop is played. If it resurrects Brann, its Battlecry will not activate a second time.

Strategy[]

Essentially a 3 drop (with a decent 3/4 body) with a Resurrect effect attached to it. Often a good choice for tempo and board presence when played immediately on turn 5, as many popular early game priest minions often have important effects attached to them. Minions such as Northshire Cleric, Wild Pyromancer, Acolyte of Pain, and Auchenai Soulpriest are all popular early game priest cards that can alter the state of the board.

It is also worth noting that like Resurrect, Onyx Bishop revives the minion at full Health and without any enchantments, thus cards such as Injured Blademaster or Injured Kvaldir will be revived with their full base Health and not have their Battlecry trigger. This can prove a rather advantageous as the player will have essentially a 7/11 minion or a 5/8 minion on board for only 5 mana.

This card also has some synergy with Barnes, and to an extent, Herald Volazj as well. Since the 1/1 summoned copies are actual minions but with a 1/1 enchanment placed on them, Onyx Bishop will later on revive them with their full base stats. This opens up many possibilities of being able to play important late game cards several turns early. An example would be for Barnes to summon a 1/1 copy of Sylvanas Windrunner (which quickly dies or is removed), thus allowing for Onyx Bishop a chance of reviving a regular copy of Sylvanas, complete with 5/5 stats.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Gallery[]

Onyx Bishop, full art

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2016-08-06). 
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