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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.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Vaporize can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Vaporize can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
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.
Known bugs[edit | edit source]
- If a player puts Vaporize and Freezing Trap into play in that order, when an enemy minion attacks the hero, Vaporize will trigger first and mark the minion with pending destroy, then Freezing Trap will trigger and return the "dying" minion to hand. If this minion is then played, it will immediately die.
Lore[edit | edit source]
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.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Artist[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 184.108.40.20688 (2013-06-22): Now activates when a minion attacks your hero, rather than when your opponent plays a minion.