|Set:||One Night in Karazhan|
|Tags:||Class-related, Random, Spell-generating|
Battlecry: Add a random Mage spell to your hand.
His idol is the Green Hills of Stranglethorn, and he won't shut up about it.
- For the event version of this card, see Babbling Book (Event).
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Golden Babbling Book||800||100|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Great to fill the last empty slots in any Mage deck. Not only for a chance of another powerful Fireball or Frostbolt, but also to boost cards such as Mana Wyrm, Arcane Giant and Yogg-Saron, Hope's End.
Possible spells[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Class||Cost||Description|
Deal 3 damage randomly split among all enemies. You'd think you'd be able to control your missiles a little better since you're a powerful mage and all.
Summon two 0/2 minions with Taunt. Oh hey it's Mirror Image! !egamI rorriM s'ti yeh hO
Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions. This spell is much better than Arcane Implosion.
Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it. It is customary to yell "Chill out!" or "Freeze!" or "Ice ice, baby!" when you play this card.
Draw 2 cards. Playing this card makes you SMARTER. And let's face it: we could all stand to be a little smarter.
Freeze all enemy minions. Hey man, that's cold. Literally and metaphorically.
Deal 6 damage. This spell is useful for burning things. If you're looking for spells that toast things, or just warm them a little, you're in the wrong place.
Transform a minion into a 1/1 Sheep. There was going to be a pun in this flavor text, but it just came out baa-d.
Deal 4 damage to all enemy minions. When the ground is on fire, you should not stop, drop, and roll.
The next Elemental you play this turn costs (2) less. It's just lighter fluid.
Sidequest: Spend 8 Mana on spells. Reward: Summon a 6/6 Dragon. Upon taking up the spellbook, Reno realized with a start: "I can't read."
|Ray of Frost||Common||Mage||1|
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it. If you have zero chill, this can help.
Deal 1 damage to a minion and the minions next to it. Literally starstruck.
|Tome of Intellect||Common||Mage||1|
Add a random Mage spell to your hand. Just a compilation of napkins of intellect.
Draw a Secret from your deck. It costs (0). I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was TOTALLY aliens!
Each player draws 2 cards. Abstract: Analyzing systemic applications of coldlight data sets vis-a-vis shuffle-related paradigms. Conclusion: Yay, cards!
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, destroy it. Lick the ice block. I triple-double-dog-dare-you.
Secret: After a minion attacks your hero, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. Not to be confused with the burn ward.
Secret: When your hero is attacked, gain 8 Armor. This is Rank 1. Rank 2 is Chocolate Milk Barrier.
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, summon a copy of it. "You go first." - Krush'gor the Behemoth, to his pet boar.
|Cone of Cold||Common||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.
Deal 2 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a spell. One of many side effects from eating mana cookies.
Sidequest: Play an Elemental 2 turns in a row.
Reward: Draw 3 spells from your deck. Reno’s lucky he wasn’t caught by a fire elemental.
Discover a spell that costs (3) or less. The world is not ready for an illusion of this depth and intricacy!
Add 2 random minions to your hand. Let's see what's behind rift number one!
Deal 5 damage randomly split among all enemies. Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of fireballs.
Secret: When your opponent casts a spell, Counter it. What's the difference between a mage playing with Counterspell and a mage who isn't? The mage who isn't is getting Pyroblasted in the face.
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.
Destroy a minion. Summon 2 minions of the same Cost to replace it. If only you'd let it go to voicemail...
Deal 4 damage to a minion. If you played an Elemental last turn, this costs (1). The hoof.
The hoof is on fire.
Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them. This spell can be very Entertaining.
|Book of Specters||Epic||Mage||2|
Draw 3 cards. Discard any spells drawn. Known throughout the land as the Spooky-nomicon.
Deal 2 damage to a minion. If it's Frozen, draw a card. This may appear weak at frost glance, but it's actually a very ice spell.
Secret: When an enemy casts a spell on a minion, summon a 1/3 as the new target. While it's fun to intercept enemy lightning bolts, a spellbender much prefers to intercept opposing Marks of the Wild. It just feels meaner. And blood elves... well, they're a little mean.
Secret: When one of your minions is attacked, summon a copy of it. Sometimes you get punched so hard they see double.
Summon two random 2-Cost minions (improved by Spell Damage). Sometimes science is more art than science. A lot of people don't get that.
Deal 2 damage to all minions.
Overkill: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. If you’re burning and you know it, wave your hands!
Deal 8 damage to a minion. Any excess damage continues to the left or right. Why don't they ever run perpendicular?
|Power of Creation||Epic||Mage||8|
Discover a 6-Cost minion. Summon two copies of it. Mostly used for party tricks, to be honest.
|Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron||Epic||Mage||10|
Cast 10 random spells
(targets chosen randomly). "PUT THE BOX DOWN, RENO!"
Deal 10 damage. Take the time for an evil laugh after you draw this card.
|Raid the Sky Temple||Legendary||Mage||1|
Quest: Cast 10 spells.
Reward: Ascendant Scroll. "Why can't I hold all these scrolls?"
|Luna's Pocket Galaxy||Legendary||Mage||7|
Change the Cost of minions in your deck to (1). Luna became head of the astronomy department when her boss invented the Pocket Black Hole.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]
- You want to cast a spell? I want to cast a spell.
- Spells are fun. So fun!
- The end.
Lore[edit | edit source]
This appears to be a rather talkative book from Karazhan's legendary libraries.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- After Pavel won the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship partly due to two consecutive very lucky Babbling Books, the card got nicknamed "Paveling Book".
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 22.214.171.12421 (2016-08-09): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- The most memorable Hearthstone moments of 2016. (2016-12-26).