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Pagatha Soulbinder


Card Number - TDP-18

Card Rating:

Sealed: 3.50
Constructed: 4.14
Casual: 4.14
Raid: 3.00

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

Date Reviewed - 05.01.0


Pagatha Soulbinder

Bringing even more heal power to Warlocks is the kinky Undead gas-mask wearing Pagatha. Rather than that stupid hat from Onyxia's Lair, Pagatha can heal a chunk at once by eating some corpses. The flip is awesome: just daring your opponent to try and play their epic ally. And if you don't counter Magni, you can always Shred his Soul.

Constructed 5/5
Sealed 5/5
Casual 5/5
Raid 5/5

aka Warchief Thrall

Pagatha Soulbinder




Health: 28


5, Flip Pagatha Soulbinder Interrupt target ally card.


This is the Hero to use if you want to play Undead, or just want to annoy your opponent. Keep interrupting his/hers cards, and in the mean time keep replenishing your army of the Dead.


Sealed: 3/5
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Raid: 2/5

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Sovelin Pagatha Soulbinder
Horde Hero
Undead Warlock
Health: 28
Destruction Talent
5, Flip Pagatha Soulbinder -> Interrupt target ally card

Sorry for the lack of reviews lately. I've had exams like crazy.

Welcome to Undead week. Today we are looking at my favorite hero from the new set, Pagatha Soulbinder. 28 health is the standard for warlock, so nothing too impressive there. The flip ability can be very useful late game (you can prevent the summoning of a warmaster hork, or even a saurfang). Even then, that isn't too impressive. Pagatha's playability comes form the fact that she's undead. Undead received some incredible support, and Pagatha can take advantage of it all.

For starters, pagatha can take advantage of the valthak / doomguard combo. Doomguard is just a beast. An 8/8 behemoth that takes out an ally every single turn. It won't take long for doomguard to take out your opponent. Pagatha combos very well with Queen sylvanas as well.
Not only is Pagatha immortal, but so are all your undead allies.
Imagine an immortal ophelia or even plagueborn meatwall (who's pretty close to immortal as is). You'll be able to drop a hellfire without wasting all your allies. And, if your opponent plays Mount Hyjal, only Sylvanas dies.

Pagatha also gets to take advantage of Cannibalize, probably one of the best neutral abilities ever. Not to mention all the support cards Warlocks received (eye of killrog, shred soul, shadowburn). Also, if you manage to bring out a valthas or sylvanas, you can also play mortal delights (I personally think it is the best draw engine in the game).
And let's not forget that Pagatha gets to abuse Dramla, allowing you to bring back all your undead. Pagatha can also use haunted mills, and a new plague (with sylvanas out, you get to take out an opposing ally, and you get to draw a card, all for a cost of 3).

Sealed: 2/5 (Pagatha requires proper support, and sealed format just doesn't cut it.)

Constructed: 5/5 (Pagatha just has too many combos.)

Casual: 5/5

Raid: 5/5 (A Pagatha that refuses to die? An army of undead that Onyxia just can't get to? Sounds good to me!)
Red Comet Pagatha Soulbinder

As warlocks go Pagatha is probably one of the better ones, her ability is a bit pricey but it can turn a game around.

Nice hero all around

Sealed: 3/5



Raid: 3/5
Pagatha Soulbinder

Hero- Undead Warlock (Destruction)

5, Flip: Interrupt target ally card

Card 2 for Undead week is Pagatha Soulbinder, a lovely little zombie with an interesting ability. As of now, there aren’t many cards that allow you to ‘counter’ cards. The release of Dark Portal gave us a few, but not many. Pagatha gives you the ability to interrupt an ally, once per game. At the cost of 5 resources. That’s a bit expensive… but it could be useful. 5 is a small price to pay to avoid having to deal with Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker, or one of the new Elemental lords.

I’m not really sure about how well Warlocks work, as I don’t have a lot of Warlock cards to check out.

Basing this on JUST the hero card, and not the class abilities that go with it, I’d have to say that Pagatha will see a lot more play in Constructed decks and Casual play than in Raid games. Her power to stop Ally’s wouldn’t do too much to discourage 10 whelps at once. Unless the next Raid set has more ally cards to play, Pagatha won’t be finding herself in a large group any time soon.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual 3/5
Raid 1/5

Pagatha Soulbinder

My first CotD, and it happens to be one of the heroes I was especially looking forward to with the release of The Dark Portal.

Warlocks have been quite powerful for some time, with access to potent abilities such as Life Tap and Steal Essence. They got a few more tools with TDP, as well as today's powerful hero:

|5|, Flip Pagatha Soulbinder --> Interrupt target ally card.

Much, much better than the Orc Demonology warlock the Horde received in HoA.
With all of the nifty tricks that the warlock received with TDP, Pagatha's flip just adds to the ally destruction. Certain allies can change the tempo of a game immediately. That solo warrior just drop a Rak Skyfury to try and strike again? Take care of it.

With Pagatha, your opponent is going to have to be a bit wiser about when and how they drop allies. Anytime you leave 5 resources open to tap, they're going to be hesitant. While that might mean less aggressiveness for you, think about the fact that you're, in essence, controlling the tempo of the game.

Pagatha, being Horde and a warlock, gets access to some of the better pets/allies in the game. Obviously Sarmoth is going to be included, as he can be outright devastating in the face of a rush deck. Not to mention the obvious one in everyone's minds: Boneshanks.

The sheer power of Boneshanks plus A New Plague is what caused most of the hype with this hero. Though I have to say, after seeing some of it first-hand, I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be. The combination, as well as Boneshanks itself, has a rough time with dealing with some of the untargetables that an Alliance-based rush deck can drop.

The Destruction-exclusive card with TDP is Shadowburn, a card I'm not sure is getting enough respect. Did you have to throw down that ally for a resource? Blow it up for two, deal four to an ally, which will kill most low drops, and feed your graveyard for Cannibalize and The Haunted Mills, both of which Pagatha has access to. I'm pretty sure I don't even need to mention how powerful those two are.

Sealed: 4/5 -- Shred Soul and Eye of Kilrogg? Yeah. Oh yeah.
Constructed: 4/5 -- Warlocks are getting more hype than any other class with TDP, and for good reason. They're powerful.
Casual: 5/5 -- Great potency here for unusual combinations with some of the Warlock's nastier but more unstable tricks.
Raid: 4/5 -- There's a reason most Onyxia players try and down the Warlock first.

Nice to be part of the team. Looking forward to many more CotD's.
W.A.Y.S. This is a fantastic hero. She is one of the best in my opinion. Firstly, Pagatha's flip ability is awesome. Not only can you use this power during your opponent's turn, but you also interrupt the target ally. It's like your opponent never summoned them at all. The five resource cost isn't that steep either considering most of the allies you don't want your opponent to have cost five or more anyway. Also, since this is a flip ability it cannot be stopped by anything other than a preemptive precaution by Zenith Shadowforce.

Next, Pagatha is a Destruction talent spec. This gives her access to Shadowburn, an ability that deals four damage for two resources. The only drawback is that you have to destroy one of your resources to play it, but as long as you kill your target you can put another resource down from the top of your deck. Try this out. Pay the cost for Shadowburn and then destroy one of the resources you used to pay for Shadowburn. If you kill your target that turn then you get a ˇ§newˇ¨ resource. That means if you kill you target Shadowburn would only cost you a net cost of one resource. Let me clarify that. FOUR damage for ONE resource.

And since Pagatha is an Undead Horde ally she gets all of the same access to Undead hero only cards that I touched up in yesterday's CotD, Morganis Blackvein.

Sealed: 4 out of 5 - Great effect. Given the nature of sealed tournies you're still going to go up against rush most of the time. Warlocks are very powerful though, and Pagatha is a very good hero.

Constructed: 5 out of 5 - Given the fact that Warlocks can screw with any deck almost as effectively as any other, the added effect of ally disruption on your opponent's turn is insane. Plus, Shadowburn is awesome.

Casual: 5 out of 5 - Frustrating your friends can be fun, just don't do it too much.

Raid: 1 out of 5 - Since the only allies you need to worry about against Onyxia are whelps, don't run Pagatha. Go with Radak Doombringer instead solely on the fact that his ability is more useful than Pagatha's.

ˇ§A goony goo goo.ˇ¨

- W.A.Y.S.



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