|Set:||The Grand Tournament|
|Abilities:||Modify cost, Set attribute|
Your minions cost (1).
Call her "Tweety". She'll find it real funny. I PROMISE.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This card's ongoing effect sets the mana cost of all minion cards in its controller's hand to 1, regardless of the original mana cost of those cards. This includes 0-Cost minions (such as Wisp and Target Dummy), which will thus have their mana cost increased from 0 to 1.
- This card's effect follows the general rule that multiple cost modifications take effect in order of play: for additional details, see Mana cost.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Aviana's extremely low stats is made up by her potentially massive cost reduction effect. If left standing, the player can dump out many big minions in a single turn. However, her low Health and high upfront cost makes this situation uncommon. This can be avoided with Emperor Thaurissan, which causes all cost-reduced minions to be played for 0 mana. If played as a control value card, keep her protected behind a Taunt minion if possible.
Aviana is best combined with Kun the Forgotten King, who can restore all the mana spent playing Aviana and allows you to follow it up with other minions on the same turn. Aviana and Kun are essential cards in combo-based decks for this reason, allowing many different kinds of combos to be performed, such as summoning multiple copies of Malygos with Faceless Manipulator and Ixlid, Fungal Lord and deal direct spell damage with Moonfire and Living Roots, easy one-turn Star Aligner setups for massive AoE damage, or guaranteed permanent deck swapping with King Togwaggle and Azalina Soulthief. Since Aviana costs 10 Mana, this combo will require Innervate or other cost-reduction effects.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- My winged children fill the skies.
- These talons will be your end.
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Aviana is a winged demigoddess and mistress of the Mother Tree, G'Hanir. She was killed in the War of the Ancients but was resurrected during Ragnaros' siege on Mount Hyjal.
- Swift and ruthless, Aviana personifies the capricious nature of the winds, and her children are no different.
- Ten thousand years after her death, Deathwing the Destroyer returned to Azeroth from Deepholme. Under his command the fire elementals of Ragnaros marched upon Mount Hyjal, to make way for the Firelord himself to set fire to the World Tree Nordrassil. During their siege adventurers were called from across Azeroth to assist in the mountain's defense. One of the tasks assigned to them was to assist in the resurrection of the demigods, one of whom was Aviana. Besides resurrecting her, Adventurers were also assigned to destroy her fallen children, the harpies, who were attacking their mother's shrine. When all was done however the mighty Demigod of the Sky was reborn and Aviana returned to the world to help repel the invading Fire Elementals and to send Ragnaros back to the Firelands.
This is the original, uncorrupted version of Duskfallen Aviana.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "War of the Ancients" series, for the card Child of Aviana.