Aug 1 2017 - 7:30 pm

Obsidian Statue is the latest card revealed from Knights of the Frozen Throne

Nine mana is a lot, but this card definitely has some potential.
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The card reveals just keep on coming for Hearthstone's upcoming expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne—and this one is definitely very interesting.

Obsidian Statue is a nine mana 4/8 minion with Taunt and Lifesteal. Its Deathrattle effect allows you to destroy a random enemy minion once Obsidian Statue bites the dust.

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Lifesteal is a new effect coming in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion that heals your hero whenever your minion deals damage—so having Taunt and Lifesteal can be a deadly combination.

On the other hand, Obsidian Statue costs nine mana, which is the worst mana cost in Hearthstone. There aren't a lot of good one-mana cards to pair with something that costs nine mana, which basically means you'd be investing your entire turn into playing Obsidian Statue—and generally speaking, 10-mana cards are just better.

Despite its high cost, Obsidian Statue still has a lot of potential. This epic Priest minion could have a major impact on the current Hearthstone meta once the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is released.

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