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Artist:Alex Horley Orlandelli
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If a bright light shines on a priest in Shadowform… do they cast a shadow?

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Shadowform is an epic priest spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic and Hall of Fame sets.

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Classic Pack
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Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting400 dustdustRegular1
Crafting1600 dustdustGolden1

Core set[]

Two copies of regular Shadowform are obtained for raising priest to level 8.

Two copies of golden Shadowform (Core) are obtained for winning 250 games as priest.

Shadowform (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Generated Hero Powers[]

Mind Spike


  • Casting this spell creates a distinctive visual effect on the hero portrait: this effect is removed when your Hero Power is replaced by a Hero Power other than Mind Spike.[1]


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AchievementPin Gameplay.pngYear of the Gryphon - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Core (Gryphon) - ClassesKiller HeadacheDeal 100 damage with your Hero Power while in Shadowform.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngYear of the Gryphon - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Core (Gryphon) - ClassesKiller HeadacheDeal 300 damage with your Hero Power while in Shadowform.20 Achievement Point.png


Let me ask you this, brothers and sisters: Can good exist without evil? Can there be light without dark?[2]

This spell is normally used by Shadow priests. Though Anduin Wrynn studied under King Magni and High Priest Rohan, which suggest Wrynn was a priest of light, others of the world of Azeroth and Outland believe light does not exist alone, that there must be a balance between the light and dark. This other side to Anduin's powers is reflected in his portrait, with dark shadow energy covering his left hand and swirling outwards, perhaps illustrating his command of this other side of the priest's powers.

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I draw deep from the shadows to slake my thirst for power. I'm never thirsty for long.[3]

Shadowform is a priest ability available only to Shadow priests. Using it shifts the priest into a Shadowform, increasing their spell haste, armor and Shadow damage dealt. However, these dark powers have their price; attuning to the Shadow leaves the priest unable to call upon the power of the Light, preventing them from using most Holy spells. Shadowpriests are almost always to be found in Shadowform, but can drop the form if need be, in order to make use of their healing spells. Priests in Shadowform are instantly recognisable by their purple, translucent appearance, with this visual effect extending to mounts and equipment.



Shadowform, full art

The Shadowform visual effect

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