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Preparation(364) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 0
Abilities: Modify cost
Tags: Spell-related

The next spell you cast this turn costs (3) less.

"Be Prepared" - Rogue Motto

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Preparation is an epic rogue spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Preparation 400 100
Golden Preparation 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Preparation attaches an enchantment to your hero, meaning that if you replace your hero (such as by playing Lord Jaraxxus) the enchantment will be removed and lost.
    • However, the enchantment cannot be removed through Silences, such as by using Light's Champion on the Lord Jaraxxus hero, because it is explicitly set to be unsilenceable.[1] (As of Patch (LoE patch), Light's Champion can no longer target the Lord Jaraxxus hero.)

Current bugs[edit | edit source]

  • As of Patch (LoE patch), If you play Preparation, Summoning Stone then play a spell, you pay the Preparation-discounted cost but Summoning Stone summons a minion according to the undiscounted cost. (Gazlowe also uses the undiscounted cost to decide whether to trigger or not.)[2]
  • As of Patch (LoE patch), If you play Preparation then a spell with Overload, you do not gain any Overload. In addition, Unbound Elementals will trigger as normal, but Tunnel Troggs will gain Attack only if played BEFORE the Preparation was.[3]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Like most rogue spells, Preparation's cost makes it ideal to prime a combo card; for example, combined with Headcrack, both cards fulfill their respective potential. As a free spell used in combination with other spells, it is excellent for use with cards such as Violet Teacher and Gadgetzan Auctioneer, and in such decks is best saved for when one of these minions is on the board.

Preparation is also useful for making expensive spells much more accessible. Cards like Sprint or Vanish can be used without consuming all of your mana.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Clint Langley

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Preparation, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-10-02): Now reduces cost by (3), up from (2).
  • Previously: The next spell you cast this turn costs (2) less. [0 mana, Epic][4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://gist.github.com/culinko/62034ed8f8847ab4eeda https://gist.github.com/culinko/58e5f6a8c46b6fcb754b Tested in Patch (TGT patch)
  2. https://github.com/HearthSim/hs-bugs/issues/273
  3. https://github.com/HearthSim/hs-bugs/issues/280
  4. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Building the Fire (UK). (2013-03-19).