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Shadow Essence
42804 • ICC_235
Regular
ICC 235.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
ICC 235 Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:Knights of the Frozen ThroneKnights of the Frozen Throne
Type:Spell
Spell school:Shadow
Class:PriestPriest
Rarity:RareRare
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Artist:Matt Dixon
Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.
Flavor text

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

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COLLECTIBLE
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Copy, Set attribute, Summon
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Random
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Shadow Essence is a rare priest spell card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Knights of the Frozen Throne Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting100 dustdustRegular1
Crafting800 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

If you have no more minions in your deck, Shadow Essence is castable but has no effect.

Strategy[]

Shadow Essence has a similar effect to One Night in KarazhanBarnes' 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 LegacyNorthshire Cleric and Journey to Un'GoroRadiant Elemental, it is best when it summons high-cost cards like Knights of the Frozen ThroneObsidian Statue, LegacyYsera, and Knights of the Frozen ThroneThe 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 One Night in KarazhanOnyx Bishop and Knights of the Frozen ThroneEternal Servitude.

Gallery[]

Shadow Essence, full art

Patch changes[]

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