A step up from a spell cast by many beginning acolytes: "Shadow Word: Annoy".
How to get
Regular and golden Shadow Word: Pain are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.
|New player||Complete the Ranked's New player experience system||Regular||2|
|New player||Complete the Ranked's New player experience system||Golden||2|
Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:
- Two copies of Shadow Word: Pain were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the priest class.
- Two Golden copies of Shadow Word: Pain were a reward for raising a priest to levels 36 and 38.
Shadow Word: Pain is a destroy effect that works on any minion with 3 or less Attack. It is a key part of the priest's removal range, along with , which can remove any minions with 5 or more Attack. It is particularly useful for taking out lower Attack minions with high health (such as or ) or with particularly powerful effects. It can be useful in the early game to prevent a single low-cost minion from dealing substantial damage or establishing board control, especially if the priest does not yet have any suitable minions to play.
As a destroy effect this card is useful for dealing with cards such as , whose effects trigger each time they take damage, without triggering the effect.
Shadow Word: Pain (SW:P) is a priest spell from World of Warcraft that deals a small amount of instant damage and places a damage over time (DoT) debuff on the target. The priest class's main DoT, SW:P is a key part of Shadow priests' spell range, ideally placed on each enemy in order to deal maximum damage simultaneously to all targets, and is critical to achieving good multi-target damage. Critical ticks from SW:P also create a Shadowy Apparition, a shadowy version of the priest that floats toward their target, dealing Shadow damage when it reaches it. SW:P is also handy for dealing instant damage while running.
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Scourgewar" series, for the card Devouring Plague.
- Year of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Basic to Legacy set.
- Patch 126.96.36.199662 (2021-03-25): Now has Shadow spell school (previously: no spell school).