Positional effect

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Positional effects are effects which are partly determined by the position of minions on the battlefield.

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The vast majority of effects are not affected by minion position. They may affect only the targeted minion(s), or affect an area of effect. Positional effects are the exception, and serve to make minion placement a strategically significant choice.

Players can choose where to place a minion when summoning it. However, once the minion has been summoned it cannot be moved, potentially making this initial placement an important choice. Players can plan for positional effects by placing their minions in an ideal formation. For example, when playing against a rogue, it may be wise to place a high attack minion on the end of the row, rather than between other minions, to minimise the impact of Betrayal. Conversely, warlocks may wish to place powerful minions next to each other in preparation for Void Terror.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Flametongue Totem Free Minion Totem Shaman 3 0 3
Adjacent minions have +2 Attack. Totemsmiths like to use the rarest woods for their totems. There are even rumors of totems made of Ironbark Protectors.
Shooting Star Common Spell Mage 1
Deal 1 damage to a minion and the minions next to it. Literally starstruck.
Betrayal Common Spell Rogue 2
Force an enemy minion to deal its damage to the minions next to it. Everyone has a price. Gnomes, for example, can be persuaded by stuffed animals and small amounts of chocolate.
Dalaran Librarian Common Minion General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Silence adjacent minions. Don't make her raise her "shush"!
Dire Wolf Alpha Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 2
Adjacent minions have +1 Attack. We are pretty excited about the upcoming release of Dire Wolf Beta, just repost this sign for a chance at a key.
Cone of Cold Common Spell Mage 4
Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them. Magi of the Kirin Tor were casting Cubes of Cold for many years before Cones came into fashion some 90 years ago.
Gloop Sprayer Common Minion General Druid 7 4 4
Battlecry: Summon a copy of each adjacent minion. "Are you sure that's enough gloop?"
"Hold on."
Sunfury Protector Rare Minion General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions TauntShe carries a shield, but only so she can give it to someone she can stand behind.
Sweeping Strikes Rare Spell Warrior 2
Give a minion "Also damages minions next to whomever this attacks." Infinitely preferable to mopping strikes.
Void Terror Rare Minion Demon Warlock 3 3 3
Battlecry: Destroy the minions on either side of this minion and gain their Attack and Health. If you put this into your deck, you WILL lose the trust of your other minions.
Ancient Mage Rare Minion General Any 4 2 5
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Spell Damage +1Sometimes he forgets and just wanders into someone else's game.
Defender of Argus Rare Minion General Any 4 2 3
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1 and TauntYou wouldn’t think that Argus would need this much defending. But it does.
Explosive Shot Rare Spell Hunter 5
Deal 5 damage to a minion and 2 damage to adjacent ones. Pull the pin, count to 5, then shoot. Then duck.
Snapjaw Shellfighter Epic Minion General Any 5 3 8
Whenever an adjacent minion takes damage, this minion takes it instead. Nonono, the turtle is the Shellfighter.
Supercollider Epic Weapon Warrior 5 1 3
After you attack a minion, force it to attack one of its neighbors. Boom's Second Law of Motion: HIT IT VERY HARD!
Turncoat Contract Epic Spell Rogue 6
Destroy a minion. It deals its damage to adjacent minions. 
Zentimo Legendary Minion General Shaman 3 1 3
Whenever you target a minion with a spell, cast it again on its neighbors. Serenity. Peace. Many frogs.
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Dalaran Librarian(90627).png
Dire Wolf Alpha(305).png
Sunfury Protector(372).png
Sweeping Strikes(90661).png
Flametongue Totem(390).png
Void Terror(119).png
Zentimo(90174).png
Ancient Mage(176).png
Cone of Cold(26).png
Defender of Argus(542).png
Explosive Shot(114).png
Snapjaw Shellfighter(90245).png
Supercollider(89811).png
Turncoat Contract.png
Gloop Sprayer(89846).png


Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Shadowmourne None Weapon Warrior 8 4 3
Also damages the minions next to whomever your hero attacks. 
Grievous Bite Common Spell Hunter 2
Deal 2 damage to a minion and 1 damage to adjacent ones. Ooh. I'll have a bite of this, and of this, and of this...
Sudden Betrayal Common Spell Rogue 2
Secret: When a minion attacks your hero, instead it attacks one of its neighbours. You thought he was your bro-bold, but turns out he's your foe-bold.
Cave Hydra Common Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 4
Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks. Can be upgraded into a Cave Lurker.
Fungalmancer Common Minion General Any 5 2 2
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +2/+2. Fungalmancy is the easy major for those who can't cut it at Waxmancy.
Sunborne Val'kyr Common Minion General Any 5 5 4
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +2 Health. Bring valor to Odyn's halls, Champion!
Powershot Rare Spell Hunter 3
Deal 2 damage to a minion and the minions next to it. pow POW pow
Avalanche Rare Spell Shaman 4
Freeze a minion and deal 3 damage to adjacent ones. One of our more snowbally cards.
Grimestreet Protector Rare Minion General Paladin 7 6 6
Taunt
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Divine ShieldSome new asphalt should do the trick.
Magnataur Alpha Epic Minion General Warrior 4 5 3
Also damages the minions next to whomever he attacks. Playing him also gets you into the Magnataur Beta.
Wee Spellstopper Epic Minion General Mage 4 2 5
Adjacent minions can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Bane of spellcasters and spelling bees everywhere.
Meteor Epic Spell Mage 6
Deal 15 damage to a minion and 3 damage to adjacent ones. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill all the dinosaurs.
Crushing Walls Epic Spell Hunter 7
Destroy your opponent's left and right-most minions. "It could be worse!" "It's worse."
Foe Reaper 4000 Legendary Minion Mech Any 8 6 9
Also damages the minions next to whomever it attacks. Foe reaping is really not so different from harvest reaping, at the end of the day.
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Sudden Betrayal(76865).png
Cave Hydra(76981).png
Powershot(22384).png
Avalanche(62921).png
Magnataur Alpha(22376).png
Wee Spellstopper(12261).png
Fungalmancer(76991).png
Sunborne Val'kyr(62855).png
Meteor(55558).png
Crushing Walls(73319).png
Grimestreet Protector(49678).png
Foe Reaper 4000(12217).png
Shadowmourne(63097).png