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Auchenai Soulpriest + Mistress of Pain deadly interaction.

Updated on January 26, 2016

It doesn’t happen a lot in Hearthstone, but there is a sleight possibility (1.14% chance that you get it out of a Piloted Shredder to be correct) that you end up with a Mistress of Pain under your control while you play a Priest deck. If you are playing against a Warlock deck it’s even more possible because Shadow Madness, Thoughtsteal, Mind Vision, Cabal Shadow Priest, Mind Control, Mind Control Tech, Mindgames, Entomb Etc. can all give you control over Mistress of Pain. So whatever Priest deck you are playing, if it has Auchenai Soulpriest in it, you might get into this situation.

You would think that a minion that heals your hero is an awesome addition to your deck. And in itself the minion is indeed awesome, only when you use it with Auchenai Soulpriest on the board a very strange thing will happen. You attack a minion with your Mistress, and suddenly you're dead! Yes, DEAD, for just doing 1 damage with your tiny weak Mistress of Pain minion!

Wonder why that is?

Mistress of Pain and Auchenai Soulpriest
Mistress of Pain and Auchenai Soulpriest | Source

Why do you die?

It is actually simple when you think about it, but these steps will make it easier to understand why this happens:

  1. Mistress of Pain deals her 1 damage.
  2. Then it triggers to heal your hero.
  3. Your Auchenai Soulpriest converts that heal into 1 damage to your hero.
  4. Because of that conversion Mistress of Pain indirectly dealt 1 damage to your hero so it triggers to heal your hero again.
  5. Auchenai Soulpriest converts the heal again into 1 damage.
  6. It's a loop, you take 1 damage until you're dead.

Not a bug

This interaction is not a bug, and it is intended to happen this way.
So the next time you are playing Control Priest, you will think twice about taking control of a Mistress of Pain! Cause doing so can cause you to instantly lose the game!

There is one thing we can learn from this however:

"No Priest should ever steal another man's mistress!"

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An example

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Mistress of Pain Factsheet

  • Mistress of Pain is a rare card.
  • It can be found in the Goblins Vs Gnomes expansion.
  • You can craft it for 100 dust, or a golden one for 800 dust.
  • The card is used in approximately 6 percent of all Warlock decks.
  • Mistress of Pain is a demon.
  • When you summon Mistress of Pain, she says: "I can ease your pain."
  • In World of Warcraft, mistresses of pain are actually Shivarra.
  • From Wowpedia:
    "Mistress of Pain is an elite Shivarra mistress faithfully under the command of Lord Jaraxxus."

Auchenai Soulpriest Factsheet

  • Auchenai Soulpriest is a rare card.
  • It can be found in the Classic card set.
  • You can craft it for 100 dust, or a golden one for 800 dust.
  • The card is used in approximately 39 percent of all Priest decks.
  • When you summon Auchenai Soulpriest, she says: "Embrace the void."
  • When you attack with Auchenai Soulpriest she says: "Feel my pain!"
  • From Wowpedia:
    "the Auchenai were the original guardians of the Draenei grave-city of Auchindoun in Terokkar Forest. They were called "death Priests"."
  • The Auchenai know the end is coming, but they're not sure when.

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