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Misdirection(447) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 2
Abilities: Secret

Secret: When a character attacks your hero, instead he attacks another random character.

Sometimes it's as simple as putting on a fake mustache and pointing at someone else.

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Misdirection is a rare hunter spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Misdirection can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Misdirection can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Misdirection 100 20
Golden Misdirection 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Misdirection functions for both minion and hero attacks, and can select any minion or hero that is in play and not mortally wounded (0 or less Health) as a target. It will not trigger if there are no such targets, such as if you are attacking with your hero into Explosive Trap + Misdirection and Explosive Trap mortally wounds all your minions, and your opponent's board is empty - or if you are attacking with your hero into Misdirection, and no minions are in play.
  • If one of your minions is misdirected to attack your Hero, the Attack value listed on your hero's portrait will be dealt to the minion. Weapons will not lose Durability from combat initiated by Misdirection, regardless of whose turn it is.
  • Combat involving Misdirection may also trigger other Secrets which would not have triggered from attacking the original target. For example, if an attack was directed at the enemy hero, but was redirected to target an enemy minion, Snake Trap can also trigger. (Note though that your own Secrets cannot trigger on your own turn, so the Misdirected minion attacking one of your own minions or your own hero will not trigger your own Secrets.)
  • Snake Trap, Freezing Trap, Misdirection and Explosive Trap all trigger in play order. Freezing Trap and Misdirection will not trigger if the attacker has left play, is mortally wounded (0 or less Health) or pending destroy (hit by a destroy effect this Phase, such as Vaporize)[1].[2]. Additionally, Misdirection has the requirement that there must be a third, non-mortally wounded character to be redirected to.
    • This means that Freezing Trap or Explosive Trap triggering before Misdirection can prevent Misdirection from activating. However, if Misdirection is played first, Freezing Trap or Explosive Trap will trigger after it, and may render Misdirection having triggered meaningless.
    • In particular, if the target of Misdirection is mortally wounded by Explosive Trap, the combat will be cancelled and the attacking minion will not be exhausted, able to attack again this turn. However, if Explosive Trap triggers first, and mortally wounds either the attacker or all other possible targets for Misdirection, Misdirection will not trigger.[3]
  • Prior to Patch (2015-09-29), Misdirection would fail to trigger if you attacked into it with your hero and all other targets were Stealthed minions. Now it will trigger, and it can select a Stealthed minion as a target.[4]
  • Misdirection cannot trigger if all other characters are Immune.[5] In addition, it is believed (with 1/128 probability of being incorrect) that Misdirection cannot select an Immune character as the defender, even if it does trigger.[6]

Lore[edit | edit source]

Misdirection is a hunter ability in World of Warcraft that causes the hunter to shift all threat caused by their next attack and all actions afterward for four seconds to a pre-selected target (such as a tank in a raid).

Artist[edit | edit source]

Daren Bader

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Misdirection, full art

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-7qfkTmKZc Tested in Patch (WotOG patch)
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=454wq9Q2tgA
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmKuR0ufIjM Tested in Patch (2015-12-04)
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X489LReL2QI Tested in Patch (Boom Bot vs. Annoy-o-Tron Tavern Brawl patch)
  5. https://youtu.be/4jQfTxe7UY4 Tested in Patch (2016-04-14)
  6. Tested by culinko in Patch (2016-04-14). Attacked with minion A into the enemy hero with Misdirection. Only other target was minion B, made Immune using Bestial Wrath. New defender was always the friendly hero. Tested 7 times.