When I hear the phrase “Cloak of Darkness,” there are a variety of images that pop into my mind. I think about a tool that a party of heroes might use to combat evil. I’m not talking about the type of heroes with super powers, but instead the type that would use a dark cloak to fight against the antagonist of their choice.
Much like a utility belt for your hero, Cloak of Darkness is a card that allows for flexibility depending on the situation you find yourself in. This card can get charged up to build a wall of protection for your hero, much like Mok'Nathal Wildercloak, or it can be discharged to put the hurt on the hero or ally of your choice.
Primal Shadow: 8
Heavy Knothide Leather: 6
Bolt of Soulcloth: 8
Primal Nether: 2
Upon first seeing this cloak, which is usable by a variety of classes, the first things that occurred to me are Draenei and Inspiring Presence. It is great to be able to use a low cost armor to ping heroes or allies for a few points of damage throughout a match, but imagine using your squad of blue allies to make that damage happen every turn!
If you prefer, you can accumulate counters on this cloak to fortify your hero’s health. If you’re playing Alliance, In Defense of Halaa may be a good quest choice to help bolster these defenses. Since you can exhaust this armor at any time to add a counter, you can wait until the end of your opponent’s turn to see if you need the protection and, if you don’t, exhaust it then to add a DEF counter.
In the World of Warcraft MMO, only an experienced Leatherworker who has gained favor with The Violet Eye by combating the terrors found inside Karazhan could create this item. For the TCG version, all you have to do is gather the correct materials found in boosters of Blood of Gladiators or other World of Warcraft TCG releases to make this Cloak of Darkness. Look for Blood of Gladiators in stores March 24, and find more details on the Crafting Redemption Program at www.ude.com/recipe.