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Destroy a friendly minion and deal its Attack damage to all enemy minions.
This card is used in
37.66% of all Warlock decks
This card synergizes well with cards like
- their low cost and high attack allow this to splash a lot of damage quickly.
This can be used either in conjunction with the immediate placement of such a card (leading to a 7-mana 5-damage AoE) OR using it on such a card after it has surpassed its usefulness (ie, it was previously safely/usefully behind a taunter, but now has lost its usefulness due to board clutter).
Most common is usage after Power Overwhelming. When opponent is getting low on HP (sub-15), Power Overwhelm a 3-attack minion, attack their hero for 7 directly, and then Shadowflame the 7-attack minion for a nice board clear. Difficult for the opponent to recover after taking such overwhelming damage.
Other useful ideas are to use this on minions that have become useless for other reasons: a silenced minion that you previously had out for its text effect.. or a minion that has been buffed by Blessing of Wisdom, making it unwise to attack with.
This card is only efficient when used on minions with 2-4/5 attack. Or, when used on minion that have 'high attack, low health and medium mana cost' like
. Wolfrider is one of those exceptions, beacuse he has
which give him high overall efficient anyway.
Also, it can be used on low health target (wounded).
This card's gold animation could have been better, the flames are too strong and thereby concealing the skeleton half of the warlock shown in the picture and it doesn't really fit in well with the animation given to the shadow.
aside from that i like this ability since you can use it on minion's that you predict will die anyways or empover one minion and use it to wipe out the minions of your opponent
Despite being not explicitly listed on the card.
This card is affected by Spell Damage
As in if you use it on a 2/3 minion, and have +1 Spell Damage, it will deal 3 damage to the enemy's minions.
¿Does Shadowflame on Emperor Cobra wipe enemy's board 100% guaranteed?
, this card can deal more damage with combo
But some conditions are require:
1. You need a minion card or minion on board
2. You have both
in your hand
This card does not work at minions without an attack stat, even if you have spell damage, which affects this card as well.
This card sees a lot of play in 'hand lock' using this on a
can clear the entire board. A very powerful play
As a final act of revenge, you can use this on your hero if you've gained attack somehow (Perhaps by becoming the Eredar Lord of the Burning Legion?). You'll instantly die, but at least you take your enemy's minions with you!
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