There was a time that Priest was the top dog class in the game. He's certainly fallen out of favor recently but the introduction of new cards always has the potential to shake things up in unforeseen says. While I personally don't buy into the hype that this particular card will be the saving grace for priests, you don't know that nothing will change for the Priest in this xpac. Nobody does.
do you guys honestly believe that a mediocre ability is worth playing a 6/3 for 6 mana?also,you will only even take advantage of said mediocre ability if he actually lives a turn,which is just not going to happen because it's fucking turn 6 and it has 3 health.whoever thinks people will actually run this instead of sylvanas or thaurissan is delusional.
Learn to read. It's a battlecry. Life must be hard for you.
i didn't notice that,but even with the effect being persistent i still don't think people will play it.
think about it,how often do you see priests playing shadowform or hunters playing steamweedle sniper?and the thing is both of those cards are early game cards and people still don't use them.if they won't use a card that buffs your hero power in the early game(where it is more often than not at it's strongest),what makes you think people will play them on turn 6?
Shadowform doesn't provide a body along with it's effect. If it did, we'd see it considerably more than we currently do. Steamwheedle Sniper's effect isn't permanent. These are extremely poor comparisons to try to justify your opinion as to why this card is bad.
I personally think this card is pretty good. Is it great? Ehhh....I'm not gonna go that far just yet. But I feel that this card has some serious potential and I could probably fit into my current Priest decks without too much issue, even without other synergies.
However, I feel this card is one of those that is much more powerful than we can currently ascertain. The synergies are going to be crazy. The introduction of the new Inspire mechanic and decks built around using the hero power as much as possible, this card's potential is through the roof. Changing the hero power so we can heal for 4 for 2 mana, I feel that will give priests more influence over the board than any other class, especially late game when we can rely on our minions having 5 or more health. Honestly, even the 2 hp heal can be clutch at any point in the game.
Will this card be the next Dr. Boom? I doubt it. Will he be an auto-include in every priest deck out there? I doubt it. But is he bad? Hell no.