Generate is an ability which creates new cards and places them into a player's hand or shuffles them into the player's deck. They may generate entirely new cards, or combine with a Copy effect to generate copies of existing cards. Discover effects incorporate a generate effect for the chosen card, while Summon and equip effects are essentially generate effects which place the generated minion or weapon directly into play, without passing through the player's hand.
Generate effects often provide the only means of obtaining uncollectible cards like Spare Parts, Power of the Horde or even Burrowing Mine, but can also create collectible cards. Many generate random cards from a pool of possibilities. Cards created by generate effects usually display the text "Created by [name of card]" when played by the opponent or moused over in the history.
Generate effects are distinguished from card draw and put into hand effects which draw cards from the player's deck; from Summon effects which summon new minions directly onto the battlefield; and from equip effects which directly equip the hero with new weapons.
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- Generate effects cannot create cards in a player's hand if the hand is already full (10 cards). Effects which generate multiple cards, such as Thoughtsteal, will generate as many as possible without exceeding the maximum hand size. The same is true for generate effects which shuffle cards into the player's deck, although the deck maximum of 60 cards means this is rarely a concern.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Cards[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Kazakus Potion||None||Spell||Mage, Priest, Warlock||10|
|Kazakus Potion||None||Spell||Mage, Priest, Warlock||1|
|Kazakus Potion||None||Spell||Mage, Priest, Warlock||5|
|Un'Goro Pack||None||Spell||Any||2||Add 5 Journey to Un'Goro cards to your hand.|
|Mind Vision||Free||Spell||Priest||1||Put a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand into your hand. I see what you did there.|
|Deadly Fork||Common||Minion||General||Rogue||3||3||2||Deathrattle: Add a 3/2 weapon to your hand. For a proper setting, place the deadly fork after the salad fork, but before the dinner fork.|
|Fire Fly||Common||Minion||Elemental||Any||1||1||2||Battlecry: Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Arch nemeses: small children with glass jars.|
|Flame Geyser||Common||Spell||Mage||2||Deal 2 damage. Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Oh, a wise geyser eh?|
|Igneous Elemental||Common||Minion||Elemental||Any||3||2||3||Deathrattle: Add two 1/2 Elementals to your hand. We wanted to name him "Ingenious Elemental", but he just wasn't that bright.|
|Jeweled Macaw||Common||Minion||Beast||Hunter||1||1||1||Battlecry: Add a random Beast to your hand. It’s not LITERALLY jeweled. The goblins were terribly disappointed.|
|Kabal Chemist||Common||Minion||General||Mage, Priest, Warlock||4||3||3||Battlecry: Add a random Potion to your hand. Sure you could have that Polymorph potion, but wouldn't you rather have this mystery potion? It could be anything. Even a Polymorph potion!|
|Razorpetal Lasher||Common||Minion||General||Rogue||2||2||2||Battlecry: Add a Razorpetal to your hand that deals 1 damage. The reason why there are no zombies in Un'goro.|
|Razorpetal Volley||Common||Spell||Rogue||2||Add two Razorpetals to your hand that deal 1 damage. The result of a fundamental misunderstanding of the phrase "flower power".|
|Sense Demons||Common||Spell||Warlock||3||Draw 2 Demons from your deck. Generally demons are pretty obvious and you don’t need a spell to sense them.|
|Shimmering Tempest||Common||Minion||Elemental||Mage||2||2||1||Deathrattle: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. HATES being summoned for Kirin Tor party lighting.|
|Swashburglar||Common||Minion||Pirate||Rogue||1||1||1||Battlecry: Add a random class card to your hand (from your opponent's class). Was almost named "Swashb-AAAARRHHH-gler"|
|Thoughtsteal||Common||Spell||Priest||3||Copy 2 cards from your opponent's deck and put them into your hand. "What do you get when you cast Thoughtsteal on an Orc? Nothing!" - Tauren joke|
|Tortollan Forager||Common||Minion||General||Druid||2||2||2||Battlecry: Add a random minion with 5 or more Attack to your hand. In the Tortollan tongue, Un’goro is known as the “Land of the Lost and Found.”|
|Crystalline Oracle||Rare||Minion||Elemental||Priest||1||1||1||Deathrattle: Copy a card from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. Being made of light has its disadvantages, but at least it's always looking on the bright side.|
Deathrattle: Shuffle a 6/9 Direhorn with Taunt into your deck. His mom could beat up your mom.
|Doomcaller||Rare||Minion||General||Any||8||7||9||Battlecry: Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is). If it's dead, shuffle it into your deck. "Hello, is Doom there? No? Can I leave a message?"|
|Infest||Rare||Spell||Hunter||3||Give your minions "Deathrattle: Add a random Beast to your hand." The best part is the look on their face when you jump out of the cake! Err… corpse.|
|Jade Idol||Rare||Spell||Druid||1||Choose One - Summon a Jade Golem; or Shuffle 3 copies of this card into your deck. Shuffle or no guts.|
|Mana Bind||Rare||Spell||Mage||3||Secret: When your opponent cast a spell, add a copy to your hand that costs (0). Nice spell. YOINK!|
|Mimic Pod||Rare||Spell||Rogue||3||Draw a card, then add a copy of it to your hand. Jinx!|
|Shifting Shade||Rare||Minion||General||Priest||4||4||3||Deathrattle: Copy a card from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. Yeah, it's cooler in the shade, but you're also more likely to get JACKED.|
|Steam Surger||Rare||Minion||Elemental||Mage||4||5||4||Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn,|
add a 'Flame Geyser'
to your hand. Explorers nicknamed him the Teapot Elemental.
|Thistle Tea||Rare||Spell||Rogue||6||Draw a card. Add 2 extra copies of it to your hand. Aren't Thistles prickly? Why would you drink them? I don't get Rogues.|
|Undercity Huckster||Rare||Minion||General||Rogue||2||2||2||Deathrattle: Add a random class card to your hand (from your opponent's class). Psst! Wanna buy a random class card (from your opponent's class)?|
|Blood Warriors||Epic||Spell||Warrior||3||Add a copy of each damaged friendly minion to your hand. They have an uneasy rivalry with the Blood Paladins.|
|Burgly Bully||Epic||Minion||General||Any||5||4||6||Whenever your opponent casts a spell, add a Coin to your hand. He only burgles to pay the bills. He is really just a bully at heart.|
|Cabalist's Tome||Epic||Spell||Mage||5||Add 3 random Mage spells to your hand. What's in there? I bet it's cookie recipes!|
|Curious Glimmerroot||Epic||Minion||General||Priest||3||3||3||Battlecry: Look at 3 cards.|
Guess which one started in your opponent's deck to get a copy of it. George promised to be good. But it's easy for little Glimmerroots to forget.
|Kabal Trafficker||Epic||Minion||General||Warlock||6||6||6||At the end of your turn, add a random Demon to your hand. She ships illicit mana crystals around the world in packages marked: FUNNEL CAKE.|
|Primalfin Champion||Epic||Minion||Murloc||Paladin||2||1||2||Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand. Sure, he'll return your stuff. OVER HIS DEAD BODY!|
|Shadowcaster||Epic||Minion||General||Rogue||5||4||4||Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a 1/1 copy to your hand that costs (1). I mean, it's not creepy if you ASK before you steal their shadow to make a small replica of them to keep on your shelf.|
|Stampede||Epic||Spell||Hunter||1||Each time you play a Beast this turn,|
add a random Beast to your hand. Many hunters long for the pitter-patter of enormous feet.
|Archmage Antonidas||Legendary||Minion||General||Mage||7||5||7||Whenever you cast a spell, put a 'Fireball' spell into your hand. Antonidas was the Grand Magus of the Kirin Tor, and Jaina's mentor. This was a big step up from being Grand Magus of Jelly Donuts.|
|Awaken the Makers||Legendary||Spell||Priest||1||Quest: Summon 7 Deathrattle minions.|
Reward: Amara, Warden of Hope. They keep hitting the Snooze button.
|Elise the Trailblazer||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||5||5||5||Battlecry: Shuffle a sealed Un'Goro pack into your deck. Reno taught her that blazing her own trail is a lot more fun than following someone else's map.|
|Fire Plume's Heart||Legendary||Spell||Warrior||1||Quest: Play 7 Taunt Minions.|
Reward: Sulfuras. Why does an active volcano need to be defended? To save its ash.
|Jungle Giants||Legendary||Spell||Druid||1||Quest: Summon 5 minions with 5 or more attack.|
Reward: Barnabus. Forming the Golakka Crater was the end of Barnabus' disastrous career as a dancer.
|Kazakus||Legendary||Minion||General||Mage, Priest, Warlock||4||3||3||Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, create a custom spell. The mysterious leader of the Kabal is NOT a dragon, and does NOT deal in illegal potions. Any public statements to the contrary will be met with litigation and Dragonfire Potions.|
|King Mukla||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Any||3||5||5||Battlecry: Give your opponent 2 Bananas. King Mukla wanders Jaguero Isle, searching for love.|
|Lakkari Sacrifice||Legendary||Spell||Warlock||1||Quest: Discard 6 cards.|
Reward: Nether Portal. They asked, “And what must we give in return?” Gul’dan lowered his hood and answered: “Six… cards…”
|Lorewalker Cho||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||2||0||4||Whenever a player casts a spell, put a copy into the other player's hand. Lorewalker Cho archives and shares tales from the land of Pandaria, but his favorite story is the one where Joey and Phoebe go on a road trip.|
|Lyra the Sunshard||Legendary||Minion||Elemental||Priest||5||3||5||Whenever you cast a spell, add a random Priest spell to your hand. Arise, fair sun, and kill my envious foes. They don't have a legendary as beautiful as you.|
|Megafin||Legendary||Minion||Murloc||Shaman||5||8||8||Battlecry: Fill your hand with random Murlocs.|
|Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Any||6||5||5||Battlecry: Add 2 Bananas to your hand. Pro tip: DO NOT BOGART THE BANANAS.|
|Open the Waygate||Legendary||Spell||Mage||1||Quest: Cast 6 spells that didn't start in your deck.|
Reward: Time Warp. Although powerful, the incantation is simple. It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right.
|Prince Malchezaar||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Any||5||5||6||When the game starts, add 5 extra Legendary minions to your deck. He was super excited to acquire Gorehowl at a garage sale! Then super disappointed to find out it was a foam reproduction.|
|Pyros||Legendary||Minion||Elemental||Mage||6||6||6||Deathrattle:Return this to your hand as a 10/10 that costs (10).|
|Pyros||Legendary||Minion||Elemental||Mage||2||2||2||Deathrattle: Return this to your hand as a 6/6 that cost (6). If you strike her down, she shall become more powerful than you can possibly… well, she'll become a 6/6 anyways.|
|Queen Carnassa||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Hunter||5||8||8||Battlecry: Shuffle 15 Raptors into your deck.|
|Shaku, the Collector||Legendary||Minion||General||Rogue||3||2||3||Stealth. Whenever this minions attacks, add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class). Aya even staged an intervention once, but Shaku still insists that he is not a hoarder.|
|The Caverns Below||Legendary||Spell||Rogue||1||Quest: Play five minions with the same name. Reward: Crystal Core. Why can't it ever be The Taverns Below?|
|The Last Kaleidosaur||Legendary||Spell||Paladin||1||Quest: Cast 6 spells on your minions. Reward: Galvadon. “Impossible!” exclaimed the Silver Hand Recruit, his eyes filled with fear. Uther shook his head, turning the crystal until it caught the light: “Life finds a way.”|
|The Marsh Queen||Legendary||Spell||Hunter||1||Quest: Play seven 1-Cost minions.|
Reward: Queen Carnassa. Question: What's scarier, one giant angry dinosaur or 15 smaller vicious ones? Answer: AHHHHHHH THEY FOUND MEEEEEE
|Unite the Murlocs||Legendary||Spell||Shaman||1||Quest: Summon 10 Murlocs.|
Reward: Megafin. Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! Oh. Sorry. I was thinking about Mechafin.
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'The Storm Guardian' into your deck. My life for Aya!
|Xaril, Poisoned Mind||Legendary||Minion||General||Rogue||4||3||2||Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a random Toxin card to your hand. It's basically your own fault if you go around drinking weird green potions handed out by creepy mantid dudes.|
|Ysera||Legendary||Minion||Dragon||Any||9||4||12||At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?|
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Knights of the Frozen Throne
The below cards are planned for release with Knights of the Frozen Throne, coming August 2017.
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Build-a-Beast||None||Hero Power||Hunter||2||Hero Power|
Craft a custom Zombeast.
|Shallow Gravedigger||Rare||Minion||General||Any||3||3||1||Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand.|
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