|Set:||Knights of the Frozen Throne|
|Abilities:||Copy, Set attribute, Summon|
Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.
How to get
|Golden Shadow Essence||800||100|
If you have no more minions in your deck, Shadow Essence is castable but has no effect.
Shadow Essence has a similar effect to Barnes' 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 Northshire Cleric and Radiant Elemental, it is best when it summons high-cost cards like Obsidian Statue, Ysera, and The 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.