Generate

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Generate effects are abilities which create new cards and place them into a player's hand, or more rarely shuffle 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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]

Because they do not draw from the player's deck, generate effects can be very useful for gaining card advantage, and provide an alternative to card draw for refilling the player's hand.

Cards[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Generate/Wild format

All cards with specific generate effects are listed below. For related effects, see Discover, Equip and Summon.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Kazakus Potion None Spell Mage, Priest, Warlock 1
Kazakus Potion None Spell Mage, Priest, Warlock 5
Kazakus Potion None Spell Mage, Priest, Warlock 10
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.
Direhorn Hatchling Rare Minion Beast Warrior 5 3 6 Taunt
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 four 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.
White Eyes Legendary Minion General Shaman 5 5 5 Taunt
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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Kazakus Potion(49798).png
Kazakus Potion(49803).png
Kazakus Potion(49804).png
Un'Goro Pack(55452).png
Mind Vision(438).png
Deadly Fork(42057).png
Fire Fly(55466).png
Flame Geyser(55465).png
Igneous Elemental(55559).png
Jeweled Macaw(55528).png
Kabal Chemist(49690).png
Razorpetal Lasher(55579).png
Razorpetal Volley(55580).png
Sense Demons(327).png
Shimmering Tempest(55561).png
Swashburglar(42046).png
Thoughtsteal(62).png
Tortollan Forager(55547).png
Crystalline Oracle(55461).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Doomcaller(35211).png
Infest(33146).png
Jade Idol(49714).png
Mana Bind(55489).png
Mimic Pod(55483).png
Shifting Shade(35186).png
Steam Surger(55585).png
Thistle Tea(33174).png
Undercity Huckster(33135).png
Blood Warriors(33166).png
Burgly Bully(49704).png
Cabalist's Tome(33155).png
Curious Glimmerroot(55486).png
Kabal Trafficker(49742).png
Primalfin Champion(55565).png
Shadowcaster(33180).png
Stampede(55536).png
Archmage Antonidas(220).png
Awaken the Makers(52588).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Fire Plume's Heart(55523).png
Jungle Giants(55538).png
Kazakus(49622).png
King Mukla(373).png
Lakkari Sacrifice(55447).png
Lorewalker Cho(456).png
Lyra the Sunshard(55545).png
Megafin(55472).png
Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale(33149).png
Open the Waygate(55551).png
Prince Malchezaar(42031).png
Pyros(52585).png
Pyros(52582).png
Queen Carnassa(55498).png
Shaku, the Collector(49657).png
The Caverns Below(55481).png
The Last Kaleidosaur(55512).png
The Marsh Queen(55497).png
Unite the Murlocs(55470).png
White Eyes(49726).png
Xaril, Poisoned Mind(33139).png
Ysera(495).png


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