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Repentance
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Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Set:LegacyLegacy
Type:Spell
Spell school:Holy
Class:PaladinPaladin
Rarity:CommonCommon
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Artist:Gonzalo Ordonez
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, reduce its Health to 1.
Flavor text

Repentance often comes in the moment before obliteration. Curious.

Keywords
SECRET
Full tags
RARITY=1 CLASS=5 ELITE=0 COST=1 CARDTYPE=5 FACTION=3 251=1 ENCHANTMENT_BIRTH_VISUAL=0 ENCHANTMENT_IDLE_VISUAL=0 SECRET=1 SPELL_SCHOOL=5 COLLECTIBLE=1
Wiki tags
Secret
Wiki referenced tags
Summoning-related, Triggered effect
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Repentance is a common paladin spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

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TypeSourcePremiumQ.
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Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • Like the other Secrets that trigger when your opponent plays a minion from their hand (LegacyMirror Entity, LegacySnipe, The League of ExplorersSacred Trial), Repentance triggers in the After Play Phase following the Battlecry Phase. This means that all effects and death processing related to the minion's Battlecry resolve before the game queues and resolves Secrets such as Repentance. For example, if your opponent plays Twilight Drake into your Repentance, it will end with 1 Health.
    • Repentance, The League of ExplorersSacred Trial, LegacyMirror Entity, LegacySnipe and Mean Streets of GadgetzanPotion of Polymorph all trigger in order of play.
    • Repentance does not trigger if Sacred Trial set the minion pending destroy before it.[1] (Before Patch 7.1, it would triggere even though the minion will die anyway.)[2]
    • Repentance still triggers if Snipe mortally wounds the minion before it.[3][4] (This is probably a bug, as it saves the enemy minion from dying.)
    • Repentance still triggers if the minion is already at 1 Health, including if it is at 1 Health because it got transformed first by Mean Streets of GadgetzanPotion of Polymorph.[5]

Strategy[]

This Secret only triggers when the opponent plays a minion directly from their hand. Summoning minions by other means (such as LegacyTotemic Call or LegacyAnimal Companion) will not trigger Repentance. Like all Secrets, Repentance takes effect after any Battlecry from the triggering minion, so e.g. LegacyAncient of War is going to have 1 Health, regardless of the option chosen.

This Secret used to work against an enemy who played LegacyLord Jaraxxus, setting the Health of their Hero to 1 after the Battlecry was resolved. However, this interaction was removed in Patch 9.2.0.21517, and Lord Jaraxxus will no longer trigger Repentance.

This Secret is especially useful against opponents with high drop decks (6+mana) or high Health minions, and is best used toward the mid-late game, to combat against people that would bring heavy hitting minions (i.e. LegacyMolten Giant, LegacySea Giant, LegacyCore Hound etc.). This card is not as useful against those who play synergized creatures, those who have a lot of spawning tokens, or combo-based classes (rogue, paladin, shaman, warlock).

Lore[]

Repentance is a paladin ability from World of Warcraft that places the enemy target in a state of meditation, incapacitating them for up to 1 min (8 seconds against players). However, any damage taken by the target will awaken them. It is an extremely useful crowd control tool, allowing the paladin to temporarily put a secondary target out of play while they focus on another. It can also be used as an interrupt, or to buy the paladin time to self-heal.

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Gallery[]

Repentance, full art

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