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Vaporize

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Vaporize
Vaporize(160).png
Vaporize(160) Gold.png
Set: Expert
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 3 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Secret

Secret: When a minion attacks your hero, destroy it.

Rumor has it that Deathwing brought about the Cataclysm after losing a game to this card. We may never know the truth.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Vaporize is a rare mage secret card.

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[edit] How to get

Vaporize can be obtained through card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Vaporize 100 20
Golden Vaporize 800 100

[edit] Strategy

It is generally a good idea to play this card when your opponent has a massive monster bearing down on you (such as Deathwing). A good counter strategy is to send in a weak minion in first to burn the trap before you attack with your massive monster.

[edit] Lore

Surprisingly, this is not a mage ability in World of Warcraft. The only character with an ability of this name in WoW is a Bound Zephyr in the Bastion of Twilight, where it deals a respectable amount of damage and causing the afflicted player's armor to not protect them for ten seconds.

[edit] Trivia

This card's art depicts a mace-wielding draenei mage summoning fire against a tauren. This is odd as mages do not traditionally wield maces, and are in fact unable to equip them in World of Warcraft, the game upon which the art was originally based.

[edit] Artist

Raymond Swanland

[edit] Patch changes

  • Patch 1.0.0.3388 (2013-06-22): Now activates when a minion attacks your hero, rather than when your opponent plays a minion.