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Aleyah Dawnborn


Card Number - TDP-10

Card Rating:

Sealed: 3.50
Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.83
Raid: 1.00
Onyxia - 5.00
Lazy Peon - 3.25

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 04.16.0


aka Warchief Thrall
Aleyah Dawnborn
Health: 29

4, Flip Aleyah Dawnborn When an ally in your party deals combat damage this turn, Aleyah heals that much damage from herself.

Hello to this series of reviews, and Blood elves are the theme for the next 2 weeks.

The Blood Elves have arrived through the Dark Portal, and will try to make their stand.

Paladins have some support for them, but it isn’t enough to win a (large) tournament. I have a feeling this will change in the future, although it may take a few more sets.

Sealed: 2/5
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
See you on the Battlefield
Warchief Thrall
Paschendale Aleyah Dawnborn
Hero – Paladin Blood Elf
4, Flip Aleyah Dawnborn -> When and ally in your party deals combat damage this turn Aleyah heals that much damage from herself.
29 Hit Points

So begins the age of the blood elves and its going to be interesting to see how these guys play out in the new format.

Ok Blood Elf Paladin and Holy talent… This is really good. Horde has some stunning quests for the solo minded paladin fortification player and finally a use for Counter Attack in the solo hero format.

Ok Paladins in general got their hands on a load of new armor and some stunning new shields and other assorted weapons. But the key thing this paladin received was her holy talent. Now I’m going to complain here a bit that the Alliance Paladin didn’t get this talent because its kind of unfair that the horde has all 3 forms of mage but alliance only has 2 forms of paladin and holy would be an obvious alliance talent. Now that I have complained lets look at the talent. Basically so long as you have the resources to play paladin heal cards you don’t have to pay for them. Oh but here is where things get retarded and a little out of hand.

OK lets look at it this way I have 8 resources in play and 2 illuminations in play 6 of my resources are used and I play infusion of light and I then get to ready 4 resources… ok I play another and get to ready even more resources. This talent is not only abusive but it gives paladin free card draws and heals. I don’t know how you’re going to curb this in a tournament but I advise destroying illumination when it hits the table.

So her talent is instant and her class is defensive minded. There are some solid low cost shields now in this format and with cards like Lay on hands in play now your going to see a lot of stall paladin decks and really I don’t know what’s going to happen but its not going to be fun.

Sealed (4): I have already lost 2 sealed games to horde paladin and it’s an extremely effective sealed hero.
Constructed (4): Paladin is not the strongest class but I’m going to say it’s probably going to become the second most annoying behind priests. This hero will be seeing a lot of tournament play in the beginning.
Casual (4): There are a lot of fun things you could do with paladins and I’m looking forward to seeing the casual decks that are made with her.
Onyxia (5): Probably one of the best heroes to have fighting the dragon, with the ability to bring people back from the brink of death with lay on hands this Hero will have many dragon skulls hanging in her hall.
Lazy Peon (3): I don’t know she loses a lot of the cards that make horde paladin great but alliance paladin is always an option in this format and I think horde paladin will do just fine, only time will tell.
Sovelin Aleyah Dawnborn
Horde Hero
Blood Elf Paladin
Holy Talent
29 Health

4, Flip Aleyah Dawnborn -> When an ally in your party deals combat damage this turn, Aleyah heals that much damage from herself.

Welcome to Blood Elf week (actually 2 weeks). Aleyah Dawnborn is one of the better heroes from TDP. Horde has very useful quests that the solo paladin was lacking, such as Counterattack. Aleyah can take full advantage of that quest, as well as the incredible quests that blood elves received this set. She also has access to Arcane Torrent, and she has the Holy talent spec (doesn't make sense to me to give that to Horde, but it works for her). Her flip ability is useless if she is going solo, and not too useful even if she isn't. Paladin's have enough ways of healing themselves. Also, for solo builds, she has access to Panax. If your opponent has managed to make a wall of protectors, or you run into a medoc lock, just blast panax, take out all your opponent's allies at once, and finish them off.

Sealed: 4.5/5 (Prob one of the best heroes to play in sealed format.
Just get your hands on some armor and a couple weapons and you are all set. If you get Lay on Hands, just stall for time, then at the last second play it and you win.)

Constructed: 4.5/5 (I think she's an amazing hero. She has all the paladin support cards, Holy, and access to horde allies and blood elf

Casual: 5/5

Onyxia: 5/5 (Probably one of the best, if not the best, heroes to use in this raid. She can keep herself alive without needing to rely on a priest. She can stop Onyxia's abilities without relying on a mage. She can take out Onyxia's resources, and deal damage. She can also wipe out all whelps with concecration.)

Lazy Peon: 3.5/5 (Unfortunately, she isn't as good in this format. She loses out on some good support cards, but is still playable.)
Red Comet Aleyah Dawnborn

My gripe with a lot of heroes in Dark Portal is that they don't offer much reason to switch from Heroes you're using already. Aleyah however gives you plenty of reasons. Her ability encourages an aggressive deck type and she still has the healing and stall benefits of a paladin.She can't use divine shield but, I suppose Arcane Torrent makes up for that. Also as a blood elf she has two really nice draw engines in Felendren the Banished and Solanian's Belongings.

Overall a really nice hero that promotes deck diversity.


Sealed is a tricky format but a lot of her support is common or uncommon so she's worth a look


Pretty brutal in a deck built around dealing damage


Raid: 3/5

Surprisingly useful as a healer and a damage dealer leave the tanking to Gorebelly though.



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