Activation of Battlecries are indicated by a flash of light from beneath the minion or weapon.
Battlecries are and long have been the most common type of ability in Hearthstone, representing the simplest way for a minion to bring an additional effect into play, and featuring a large variety of different effects.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Battlecries do not activate if the card is brought into play by another card. For example, Alarm-o-Bot, Faceless Manipulator and Mirror Entity all place minions onto the board, but any Battlecries will not be activated.
- Battlecries generally occur once, when the card is brought into play. Unlike some other buffs, these effects do not therefore rely on the casting minion staying alive, and cannot be removed by destroying it. For example, destroying Stormwind Champion will remove its bonus effect from any affected minions, whereas Shattered Sun Cleric's Battlecry, once granted, will not be removed by killing the Cleric. This means Battlecry minions are generally some of the less valuable minions once they have been played, since much of their point value lies in their Battlecry.
- Order of play can be important. For example, if no other Murlocs are in play, playing Coldlight Seer, followed by Bluegill Warrior, will waste the Seer's Battlecry; while playing the Warrior first will allow it to benefit from the Seer's Battlecry.
- Battlecries take place each time the minion is played by the player. Cards such as Ancient Brewmaster, which return a minion to your hand, can be used to benefit from a minion's Battlecry effect more than once.
Targeting[edit | edit source]
- If a Battlecry requires a specific target, that target must be selected immediately after playing the minion. Many Battlecries require a specific type of target, such as a friendly minion or Beast, and cannot be targeted at other targets.
- If a suitable target exists, the player must manually select it, even if there is no alternative target.
- If no suitable target is available, the Battlecry simply will not occur.
- While many Battlecries affect the Battlecry minion itself, targeted Battlecries cannot choose to target the possessing minion.
- An appropriate target must be selected, if possible. In some cases, this means granting an advantageous buff to an enemy minion, or inconveniencing a friendly minion. This can be circumvented by careful assessment and control of the minions on the board, but is otherwise unavoidable. If no valid target exists, the Battlecry will not take effect, although any visual-audio effects will still be triggered.
- While choosing a target, the player can choose to cancel the Battlecry. Doing so will actually reverse the summoning of the minion (which process has not actually occurred at that point, despite the display), something which is not normally possible. Note that if the Battlecry is unable to find a suitable target it will not activate, meaning the player will not get the chance to reverse the summoning.
Order of play[edit | edit source]
- Battlecries occur after the minion enters play, and after 'whenever you play' triggered effects such as those of Illidan Stormrage and Hobgoblin. Battlecries occur before Secrets such as Mirror Entity, as well as Knife Juggler's 'after you summon' effect. In the past, Battlecries took place before certain 'whenever you summon' effects, such as Ship's Cannon and Sword of Justice, however these cards have since been changed to say 'after you summon' to keep the wording consistent with the order.
- For references and a comprehensive description of the summoning process, see that section of the Advanced rulebook.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
- It is a common strategy for players to use return effects (effects that return a minion to its owner's hand) on their own Battlecry minions in order to benefit from the effect again. Minions such as Ancient Brewmaster, Youthful Brewmaster and Kidnapper, as well as spells such as Shadowstep and Dream, and hostile actions such as Sap, can all be used for this purpose. This type of play is most effective when combined with minions with powerful Battlecries.
- Brann Bronzebeard is the strongest Battlecry-specific synergy in the game, with the ability to activate any Battlecry twice. Note that in some cases this produces no significant extra effect, while in others the result can be quite undesirable.
- Battlecry minions are often good targets for cost-related transform effects like Evolve and Recombobulator. This is because a positive Battlecry accounts for some of the minion's value, meaning that once the Battlecry has been activated, the remaining minion is often below par for its cost (although this is often untrue for minions with self-buffing Battlecries). Because of this transforming a Battlecry minion has a good chance of producing a stronger or more valuable minion.
Cards with Battlecry[edit | edit source]
The list of cards with Battlecry is quite extensive, and so is not listed visually, but can be explored through the table below.
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Battlecry: Discover a spell.
Battlecry: Summon a random 2-Cost minion.
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack and Rush.
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +2 Health and Taunt.
Battlecry: Transform a friendly minion into one that costs (1) more.
Battlecry: Replace your hand with Legendary minions.
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Don't bother asking her out on a date. She'll shoot you down.
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health. Voodoo is an oft-misunderstood art. But it is art.
|Acidic Swamp Ooze||Free||Minion||General||Any||2||3||2|
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon. Oozes love Flamenco. Don't ask.
Battlecry: Discard a random card. This puppy chews up cards instead of shoes.
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout. "Death will rise, from the tides!"
Battlecry: Draw a card. "Half of this class will not graduate… since they'll have been turned to chickens." - Tinkmaster Overspark, teaching Gizmos 101.
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. "Ready! Aim! Drink!"
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Boar. Someone did mess with Tuskerr once. ONCE.
|Shattered Sun Cleric||Free||Minion||General||Any||3||3||2|
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1/+1. They always have a spare flask of Sunwell Energy Drink™!
Battlecry: Summon a 2/1 Mechanical Dragonling. She is still working on installing the rocket launcher add-on for Mr. Bitey.
Battlecry: Draw a card. She's never quite sure what she's making, she just knows it's AWESOME!
Battlecry: Give a friendly Beast +2/+2 and Taunt. "Who let the dogs out?" he asks. It's rhetorical.
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Poisonous. One sip and you've got the grippe.
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Windfury. Is there anything worse than a Windspeaker with halitosis?
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters. Healing is just something she does in her free time. It's more of a hobby really.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other friendly minion on the battlefield. The Frostwolves are locked in combat with the Stormpike Expedition over control of Alterac Valley. Every attempt at peace-talks has ended with Captain Galvangar killing the mediator.
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. Your face is the place you'd probably least like a dagger, and where rogues are most likely to deliver them.
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. The Stormpike Commandos are demolition experts. They also bake a mean cupcake.
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to ALL other characters. "INFERNOOOOOOOOOO!" - Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord of the Burning Legion
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage. He can never take a bath. Ewww.
|Guardian of Kings||Free||Minion||General||Paladin||7||5||6|
Battlecry: Restore 6 Health to your hero. Holy beings from the beyond are so cliché!
Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn. ADD ME TO YOUR DECK, MAGGOT!
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +2 Health. Sure, I'll carry the water! And the food! And the tents! And the cursed monkey paw!
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero. This weapon – ow! Requires a little – OWW! Finesse.
Battlecry: Your next Hero Power this turn deals 2 more damage. A few hours later he DESTROYED the arena bathrooms.
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. They're a little light-headed.
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero. Imps like being on fire. They just do.
Deathrattle: Reduce the Cost of a Beast in your hand by (1). It can’t be all that helpful. Not wif dose widdle wings!
Battlecry: Add a random Reborn minion to your hand. Mightiest of mousers, enduring in kingship of the upper and lower cat tree, conqueror of the red dot, the all-wise Catshepsut.
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters. Everyone gets two because that's all she can hold.
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Lynx with Rush to your hand. The terrible thing about lynxes is lynxes are terrible things. Their teeth are made out of biting, their paws are made out of springs!
Battlecry: Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class). Was almost named "Swashb-AAAARRHHH-gler"
Battlecry: Give a friendly Murloc Poisonous. I'm addicted to him, but I know that he's Toxfin.
Battlecry: If you played 2 spells this turn, deal 2 damage. “Does she cause them with magic, or just…like have a bucket she brings with her?”
Battlecry: Add a random Shaman spell to your hand. Is she a frog that became a witch, or a witch that became a frog?
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Divine Shield. "I'm not saying you can dodge fireballs. I'm saying with this shield, you won't have to."
Battlecry: Gain Attack equal to the Attack of your weapon. "I only plunder on days that end in 'y'."
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Locust with Rush. The only one who likes BEEEES!!!
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Famed hunter of the deadly Achilliosaur.
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 Attack. "I'm going to need you to come in on Sunday." - Cruel Taskmaster
Battlecry: Silence adjacent minions. Don't make her raise her "shush"!
|EVIL Cable Rat||Common||Minion||Beast||Any||2||1||1|
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Gradually driven to darkness by the promise of unobtainable cheese.
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion to add 2 random Lackeys to your hand. You do not want to be on the business end of this intellect!
Battlecry: Add a random Murloc to each player's hand. The scent of fish lingers on the fishflinger's fish fingers.
Battlecry: Discover a Taunt minion. Some people just aren't cut out to be supervillain material.
Battlecry: If you control a Beast, gain +1 Durability. Zul'jin's primary recruiting tool.
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to this minion. Me-OW!
Battlecry: Shuffle 3 copies of a friendly minion into your deck. Join the chemistry lab! We've got all the solutions.
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage randomly split between all other characters. He's not really all that crazy, he is just not as careful with explosives as he should be.
Battlecry: Add a random Elemental to your hand. Electra stores her elementals in the cloud.
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions.
Overload: (1) Doot doot doot doot doot [Pause] Doot doot doot doot doot DEE doot doot doot doot doot!
Battlecry: Add two 2/1 Sandwasps to your hand. Oooh, see that wasp!
Watch that sting!
Dig in the Sandwasp Queen!
Battlecry: Deal damage to an enemy minion equal to your hero's Attack. Ruthless at tribal roasts.
Battlecry: If you have Spell Damage, draw a card. You're bound to love his work!
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health. Everyone hail to the squashling song!
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, gain +1/+1. She's watching. Always watching.
Battlecry: Give your weapon +1 Attack. Double-majoring in culinary sciences was definitely a mistake.
Battlecry: Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb. She's on a bomb voyage.
Battlecry: Return a friendly minion from the battlefield to your hand. His youthful enthusiasm doesn’t always equal excellence in his brews. Don’t drink the Mogu Stout!
Battlecry: Add 2 Bananas to your hand. You could say he has a certain appeal.
Battlecry: Refresh your Hero Power. "Oh hi bark."
Battlecry: Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class). It's like, SUPER bad at staring contests.
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each spell in your hand. Her hair was always like that.
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Desert Hares. After they're caught, they're dessert hares.
Battlecry: Summon a copy of this minion. What's worse than finding two imps in your lab? Only finding one of them.
Battlecry: If your hero took damage this turn, summon two 1/1 Bats. Happily married with two kids. It was love at first bite.
|Earthen Ring Farseer||Common||Minion||General||Any||3||3||3|
Battlecry: Restore 3 Health. He can see really far, and he doesn't use a telescope like those filthy pirates.
Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, gain +1/+1. Carefully assembled from two Electrowrongs.
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly Lackey to summon a 5/5 Demon. I'm starting to think the lackeys aren't evil, just taken advantage of.
Battlecry: Copy a friendly minion's Health. When you need to rage anonymously.
Battlecry: Summon a 2/2 Gryphon for each player. Your gryphon will be summoned following a brief safety demonstration.
Battlecry: Discover a 4-Cost card. Who actually puts all the gold plating on these things, and why?
Battlecry: Silence a minion. Their wings are silent but their screech is... whatever the opposite of silent is.
Battlecry: Summon a 2/1 Poisonous Drakeslayer for your opponent. She would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for that meddling Drakeslayer.
Battlecry: Discover a Mage minion. You can make a collect CAW!
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Microbots. Best-selling author of "How to Make Friends You Completely Control."
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero. "Dude, where's my pizza?!"
Battlecry: Add two random 1-Cost minions to your hand. That Friends and Familiars Plan is really paying off!
Battlecry: Discard your lowest Cost card. "Reck less!? ME WRECK MOAR!"
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. Proper grammar would be "sprung rocket."
Battlecry: Add a random 2-Cost minion to each player's hand. Doom! Only doom for you! But pay good tip, maybe less doom.
Battlecry: Return a friendly minion from the battlefield to your hand. Most pandaren say his brew tastes like yak. But apparently that's a compliment.
Battlecry: Equip a 2/2 weapon. 50% off fist weapons, limited time only!
Battlecry: Give all minions in your hand +1/+1. Her fantasy Rumble league gives double points for dismemberment.
Battlecry: Gain Stealth until your next turn. It was fitting in fine until it gathered nuts and bolts.
|Dark Iron Dwarf||Common||Minion||General||Any||4||4||4|
Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn. Guardians of Dark Iron Ore. Perhaps the most annoying ore, given where you have to forge it.
Battlecry: Summon two 0/2 Goblin Bombs. When it absolutely, positively, has to blow up overnight.
Battlecry: Discover a spell from another class. She's more of a rat burglar.
Battlecry: Silence a minion. Spellbreakers can rip enchantments from magic-wielders. The process is painless and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Battlecry: Restore 3 Health. Some heroes have soft hearts and hard shells.
Battlecry: Gain +1 Attack for each spell in your hand. If you have to wield a spell and a sword, then neither is performing to expectation.
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, deal 6 damage. "In West Cloudidelphia, born and raised; flinging lightning for the rest of my days."
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all other minions. Caution: Contains Flammable Material
Battlecry: Double this minion's Health. Longtime lurker, first time attacker.
Battlecry: Summon a 5/5/ Hotshot. The last time he saw action, Undertaker ruled the meta.
|Silver Hand Knight||Common||Minion||General||Any||5||4||4|
Battlecry: Summon a 2/2 Squire. It's good to be a knight. Less so to be one's squire.
Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, deal 3 damage to all other minions. Arcane energy… finds a way.
Battlecry: Deal 6 damage to this minion. Sadly the warranty does not cover fireballs or acts of Boom.
Battlecry: Freeze a character. When a Water elemental and an Ice elemental love each other VERY much...
|Priestess of Elune||Common||Minion||General||Any||6||5||4|
Battlecry: Restore 4 Health to your hero. If she threatens to "moon" you, it's not what you think.
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3 Health. He also moonlights Thursday nights as a bouncer at the Pig and Whistle Tavern.
Battlecry: Summon a copy of each adjacent minion. "Are you sure that's enough gloop?"
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and Taunt. They think they're trusted guardians. Dragons think they're convenient snacks.
Taunt. Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other friendly minion. We reserve the right to refuse service to any 1/1.
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage. PIT! Not PET!
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.
Battlecry: Remove 1 Durability from your opponent's weapon. Every pirate uses the same four digits to access Automated Gold Dispensers. It's called the "Pirate's Code".
Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other Pogo-Hopper you played this game. Once you hop, you just can't stop!
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Overload: (1) You can't stop slurping this delicious sludge!
Battlecry: If your opponent has 2 or more minions, gain +1 Attack. Maybe don't put this one in your garden.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other Pirate you control. They saw their fate a closin'
Aboard a pirate ship
On deck: The Howlin' Hozen
About to let one rip.
|Booty Bay Bookie||Rare||Minion||General||Any||2||3||3|
Battlecry: Give your opponent a Coin. Also makes a great librarian. She's really good at fixing books!
Battlecry: Your next spell this turn has Spell Damage +2. Casting with the stars.
Battlecry: Swap the Attack and Health of a minion. "You'll love my new recipe!" he says... especially if you're not happy with your current number of limbs.
Battlecry: If you control a Treant, Discover a spell. He's teaching his little buddy to talk, but all it says is, "I am Gloop."
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Deathrattle: Add 2 copies of it to your hand. The "best by" date is more like a guideline.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a spell. If your tree is on fire - stop, drop, and troll.
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. If it has Deathrattle, trigger it. She learns by trial and error. Mostly error.
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of Mechs in your hand by (1). Also known as a power zinc.
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, gain +1 Attack. It knows every secret you have felt.
Battlecry: Restore adjacent minions to full Health. The Neferset are great—they'll always make sure their friends are feline fine.
Battlecry: If you control a Quest, draw a card. Earned her merit badges the hard way—twelve zhevra hooves at a time.
Battlecry: Give all enemy minions -2 Attack this turn. Use a light abrasive to buff blemishes away but use a heavy abrasive to debuff problems.
Battlecry: Silence an enemy minion with Taunt. Can also break up fights, relationships, and unions.
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Spark with Rush to your hand. He goes by Bzzzzt Aldrin.
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Taunt. She carries a shield, but only so she can give it to someone she can stand behind.
Battlecry: If you're holding a card from another class, gain +1/+1 and Rush. She'll take anything you have—except scruples and a good work ethic.
Battlecry: Your next Hero Power this turn costs (0). 100% organic troll sweat.
Battlecry: Change an enemy minion's Attack to 1. The Aldor hate two things: the Scryers and smooth jazz.
Battlecry: Give your opponent a Mana Crystal. Having Arcane golems at home really classes up the place, and as a bonus they are great conversation pieces.
Battlecry: If you have a weapon equipped, Discover a spell. “Shoot them in the face” is more of a tactic than a strategy.
Battlecry: Return a friendly minion to your hand and give it +2/+2. It's the bane of freshly mopped floors everywhere.
Battlecry: Shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck. When draw, it explodes for 5 damage. They always end up bombing.
Battlecry: Give your other Murlocs +2 Health. The Coldlight murlocs reside in the darkest pits of the Abyssal Depths. So no, there's no getting away from murlocs.
Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy one of your Mana Crystals. Yes, he'll fight for you. BUT HE'S NOT GOING TO LIKE IT.
Battlecry: Deal 4 damage to HIMSELF. He claims it is an old war wound, but we think he just cut himself shaving.
|Kirin Tor Mage||Rare||Minion||General||Mage||3||4||3|
Battlecry: The next Secret you play this turn costs (0). The Kirin Tor reside in the floating city of Dalaran. How do you make a Dalaran float? Two scoops of ice cream, one scoop of Dalaran.
|Mind Control Tech||Rare||Minion||General||Any||3||3||3|
Battlecry: If your opponent has 4 or more minions, take control of one at random. Mind Control technology is getting better, but that's not saying much.
Battlecry: Gain +1 Attack for each damage your hero has taken this turn. Why did the demon cross the streams? To get to The Other Side.
Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, restore 10 Health to your hero. She feels waiting for healing makes you appreciate it more.
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Combo: Deal 2 instead. Perdition's Blade is Ragnaros's back-up weapon while Sulfuras is in the shop.
Battlecry: Copy a random Beast in your hand. She gets to decide what cards go to the Hall of Fame.
Battlecry: Your hero can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers until your next turn. The fanciest possible way of distracting enemies with shiny things.
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.
Battlecry: If you control a Lackey, deal 3 damage. Dr. Boom had one simple request: wasps with flippin' laser beams attached to their heads.
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion, then restore it to life with full Health. "Ok, here's the plan. We kill you, then bring you back." "Stronger?" "No, about the same."
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Spell Damage +1. Sometimes he forgets and just wanders into someone else's game.
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Put a Secret from your deck into the battlefield. Who are you? Eh, none of my business.
|Defender of Argus||Rare||Minion||General||Any||4||2||3|
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1 and Taunt. You wouldn’t think that Argus would need this much defending. But it does.
Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, summon two 2/2 Treants. "Greetings, my little shrubs... It's whittlin' time."
Battlecry: Your opponent summons a minion from their deck. Built by goblins, designed by a troll.
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, summon two 2/2 Hyenas. Everything the sun touches is ours—so long as it's already dead.
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. Restore 3 Health to your hero. In a pinch, he'll also settle for Holy Water: Zero.
Battlecry: Randomly toss 3 hats to other minions. Each hat gives +1/+1. He's entirely bonkers. All the best goblins are.
|Master of Disguise||Rare||Minion||General||Rogue||4||4||4|
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth until your next turn. She's actually a male tauren. People don't call him "Master of Disguise" for nothing.
Battlecry: Gain +3 Attack this turn. She only needs two commands: "Heel" and "Sic 'em!"
Battlecry: If this is the only minion in the battlefield, gain +3/+3. Listen to the mew-sic of the night.
Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush. No longer allowed to be "it" when playing demon tag.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +1 Attack and Rush. A popular local alternative to bananas.
Battlecry: Destroy a random enemy Secret. What will she destroy? It's a secret!
Battlecry: Draw a spell from your deck that costs (5) or more. Best drank after a stiff gale.
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand. Twilight drakes feed on Mystical Energy. And Tacos.
Battlecry: Draw a minion from your deck with the lowest mana cost. She rids villages of annoying pests, like rats and children.
Battlecry: If you've restored 10 Health this game, gain +4/+4 and Taunt. YOU WERE A TEMPLAR, JONDAR!
Battlecry: Add a random minion from another class to your hand. Premium muggings at a discount price.
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand. Amwitched. Beingwitched. Beenwitched.
Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, draw a card. Next step: Marshmallow elementals.
Battlecry: If a minion died this turn, gain Poisonous. Fits easily into overhead luggage bins.
Battlecry: Destroy all enemy Secrets. Empty your pockets, I know you’ve got a Wandering Monster in there!
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage randomly split among all minions except Mechs. Star player on the inter-office Boomball team.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain 5 Armor. The third little dragon made his armor out of adamantite.
|Naga Sand Witch||Rare||Minion||General||Mage||5||5||5|
Battlecry: Change the Cost of spells in your hand to (5). 5 mana footlong, anyone?
Battlecry: Destroy a random enemy minion with 2 or less Attack. This Kodo is so big that he can stampede by himself.
Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, deal 4 damage. What, did you expect the Sunreavers to be coldages?
Battlecry: Lose 1 Health for each card in your opponent's hand. You know what they say about people with big hands? Small bears.
Battlecry: Discover a spell that costs (5) more. We ran out of jars, so we started putting brains in other stuff.
Battlecry: Fill each player's board with 1/1 Imps. Does he summon because of his madness, or is he mad from all the summoning?
Battlecry: For each card in your hand, deal 1 damage to a random enemy. Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice. Why not BOTH?
Battlecry: Summon two 1/2 Mechs with Taunt and Divine Shield. "I shall build a mighty golden paladin! And he will GREET the WORLD!"
Battlecry: Summon a copy of this minion. Also known as an ancient copy machine.
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero. Gain 5 Armor. This elf's winning the arms race.
At the start of your turn, destroy this and gain 8 Armor. For a limited time, loa blessings are on a pray-one-get-two deal (on selected sacrifices only).
Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2. Murloc. It's what's for dinner.
Battlecry: If your board is full of Mogu Cultists, sacrifice them all and summon Highkeeper Ra. Mogu cultists have the worst team-building exercises.
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. When he was younger, he was the town crybaby.
Battlecry: This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead. “Okay kids did everyone remember to heal before we left?”
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Shuffle a copy of it into your deck. He's gotten big into crypt-o-currency.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain Taunt and Divine Shield. Fly like an eagle, drop like a rock.
Battlecry: For each spell you've cast this turn, add a random Mage spell to your hand. It'll put a good spin on your spells.
Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, your spells have Lifesteal this turn. Has a side-business selling her lipstick shade, "Omega Red."
Battlecry: Transform into a 2/2 copy of a friendly Deathrattle minion. Terrible at shadow puppets: "This is... a tentacle! And this is... two tentacles!"
Battlecry: All minions lose Divine Shield. Gain +3/+3 for each Shield lost. The Blood Knights get their holy powers from the Sunwell, which you should NOT bathe in.
Battlecry: Choose a damaged friendly minion. Summon a copy of it. You look really hurt. You could use a friend!
Battlecry: Give each player a copy of a random card from their opponent's deck. “It’s an illusion, Malacrass!”
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, cast a Secret from your deck. Knew Mysterious Challenger back when he was a Mysterious Squire.
Battlecry: Swap the top card of your deck with your opponent's. Fair trade is for noble-minded suckers with dignity and honor.
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion and gain its Attack and Health. He's on the hunt for Togwaggle's missing rat.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a damaged enemy minion. Here comes “The Smolder.”
Battlecry: Choose a minion. Deathrattle: Destroy the chosen minion. "Aww, I love it! It even kinda looks like me."
Battlecry: Discover a spell or pick a mystery choice. A spell is a spell, but the mystery choice could be anything! (It's also a spell.)
Battlecry: Discover a Secret. Put it into the battlefield. She sells all manner of keys: from A flat to G sharp.
Battlecry: Discover a friendly minion that died this game. Shuffle it into your deck. She uses pickle slices for the eyes. Keeps them well-preserved.
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Amalgams with all minion types. The Hench Clan is an equal opportunity employer, no matter which parts of you came from where.
|Ice Cream Peddler||Epic||Minion||General||Any||4||3||5|
Battlecry: If you control a Frozen minion, gain 8 Armor. I scream, you scream, we all scream when we see a Freeze Mage.
Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals gain +10 Attack. "Surrender. You have 10 mana to comply."
Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, deal 10 damage to a minion. The Alpha Devastator didn't devastate enough. The Beta Devastator devastated too much. But the Omega was just right!
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero. Mannoroth, Magtheridon, and Brutallus may be dead, but it turns out there are a LOT of pit lords.
Battlecry: Summon a random friendly minion that died this game. Give it Reborn. "Come with me if you want to re-live."
Battlecry: Draw an Elemental from your deck. The secret is glue.
Battlecry: Summon copies of your Totems. The ancient shaman chant, "Control Axe, Control Vee."
Battlecry: Destroy your Totems. Gain +2/+2 for each destroyed. When regular totem hours won't cut it.
|Big Game Hunter||Epic||Minion||General||Any||5||4||2|
Battlecry: Destroy a minion with an Attack of 7 or more. Mere devilsaurs no longer excite him. Soon he'll be trying to catch Onyxia with only a dull Krol Blade.
Rush. Battlecry: If you've restored 5 Health this game, summon a copy of this. Arrives alone, but usually leaves with a friend just like him.
Battlecry: If your hero took damage this turn, gain Lifesteal. The itsy bitsy spiders climbed up the village wall. Then came the witch and the spiders ate them all.
Battlecry: Give all Dragons in your hand +3/+3. All of his speeches really drag on.
Battlecry: Destroy a Mech. "I said this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
'Cause we need a little E.M.P.
'Cause it feels so mechy without me…"
Battlecry: Choose a minion and become a copy of it. The Faceless Ones are servants of Yogg-Saron, and they feed on fear. Right now they are feeding on your fear of accidentally disenchanting all your good cards.
Battlecry: Give all minions in your hand +2/+2. "Windell! More light!"
"I'm givin' it all she's got, Kangor!"
Battlecry: Deal 6 damage randomly split among other friendly minions. You leave Deathstalker Rexxar alone in the lab for TWO minutes…
Battlecry: Summon two 2/1 Mucklings for your opponent. You think your job mucks.
Battlecry: Transform into a 4/4 copy of a different minion in your deck. Fan favorite in the muck morphin' sewer strangers.
Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, summon 2 copies of this minion. They don't just find the truth. They give it a ten second head start, then hunt it down.
Battlecry: Shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck. When drawn, it explodes for 5 damage. Dress for the bomb you want, not the bomb you have.
Battlecry: Transform your Treans into 5/5 Ancients. Honestly, his delivery is a little wooden.
|Cabal Shadow Priest||Epic||Minion||General||Priest||6||4||5|
Battlecry: Take control of an enemy minion that has 2 or less Attack. You never know who may be secretly working for the Cabal....
Battlecry: Destroy all other minions with 2 or less Attack. The hills have eyes. And teeth. Pretty bad breath, too.
Battlecry: Put one of each Secret from your deck into the battlefield. He may sound surly and antisocial, but he's actually just really shy.
Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush. It's like an interdimensional game of demon tag.
Battlecry: Destroy a minion. Your hero takes damage equal to its Health. Brings you face to face with your destructive impulses.
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of a random Beast in your hand by (5). Isn't that nice? The spider made the explorer a sleeping bag!
Battlecry: Add 3 random cards you discarded this game to your hand. Reduce, reuse, resoul.
Battlecry: Your opponent casts a random spell from their hand (targets chosen randomly). Far more effective than the flamboyant saboteur.
Battlecry: Summon a minion from your opponent's hand. Attack it. Tame Bloodstingers would politely invite your minion to tea.
Battlecry: Summon a random minion with Cost equal to your hand size. All signs point to Antonidas.
Battlecry: Summon a random Beast. It's never Huffer.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 7 damage to an enemy minion. Every major show has an opening act to warm up the crowd.
Battlecry: Discover a 1/1 copy of a Battlecry minion. It costs (1). Throw your hands in the air! They cost (1).
Battlecry: If you control 3 minions with 7 Health, deal 7 damage to all enemies. "You're a Sagittarius? Me too! Just gimme a sec."
Battlecry: Discover a copy of a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets. A tortollan made it to the desert!
Battlecry: Enemy spells cost (0) next turn. "I'm gonna light you up, sweetcheeks!"
|Sir Finley of the Sands||Legendary||Minion||Murloc||Paladin||2||2||3|
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, Discover an upgraded Hero Power. "The sands shall be my sea! And this scarab shall be my, er, strange and wriggly boat!"
|Zephrys the Great||Legendary||Minion||Elemental||Any||2||3||2|
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, wish for the perfect card. "Of course it's perfect, you're just not seeing how to use it."
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. Little faerie dragons are made of sugar and spice and maniacal vice.
Battlecry: Your next spell this turn casts twice. "The coin? You used me for THE COIN!?"
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. “I'll trade you a Malfurion for an Anduin.”
|High Priest Thekal||Legendary||Minion||General||Paladin||3||3||4|
Battlecry: Convert all but 1 of your hero's Health into Armor. "…and then I beat him with 1 Health!"
Battlecry: Give your opponent 2 Bananas. King Mukla wanders Jaguero Isle, searching for love.
Battlecry: Discover a copy of a card in your oppponent's hand. Of course she knows the future, she's been looking at your cards the WHOLE TIME!
Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel. Tinkmaster Overspark nearly lost his Tinker's license after the Great Ironforge Squirrel Stampede of '09.
Battlecry: Discover two cards. Give one to your opponent at random. With Griftah in your deck, sometimes you start the game with The Coin!
|War Master Voone||Legendary||Minion||General||Warrior||4||4||3|
Battlecry: Copy all Dragons in your hand. War Master sounds cooler than Dragon Sitter.
|Anka, the Buried||Legendary||Minion||General||Rogue||5||5||5|
Battlecry: Change each Deathrattle minion in your hand into a 1/1 that costs (1). "You look familiar. Were you at my first funeral?"
Battlecry: Add a copy of each of your other Battlecry minions to your hand. "Thanks a latte!"
Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1. He was this close to piloting a massive juggernaut into Stormwind Harbor. If it weren't for those pesky kids!
|Dark Pharaoh Tekahn||Legendary||Minion||General||Warlock||5||4||4|
Battlecry: For the rest of the game, your Lackeys are 4/4. He'll get that League of Explorers and their little murloc too!
|Elise the Enlightened||Legendary||Minion||General||Druid||5||5||5|
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, duplicate your hand. From cartographer to combatant, Elise has taken the road less traveled—because no one else could find it on a map.
|Gral, the Shark||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Rogue||5||2||2|
Battlecry: Eat a minion in your deck and gain its stats.
Deathrattle: Add it to your hand. “… We’re gonna need a bigger board.”
|Halazzi, the Lynx||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Hunter||5||3||2|
Battlecry: Fill your hand with 1/1 Lynxes that have Rush. Remember, you’re only as strong as your weakest lynx.
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon and draw cards equal to its Durability. “That belongs in the Hall of Explorers!”
Charge. Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps for your opponent. At least he has Angry Chicken.
Battlecry: Discover a Deathrattle minion. Also gain its Deathrattle. On her first day on the job, Myra removed the smoke detectors.
Battlecry: Transform all your 1-Cost cards in your deck into Legendary minions. "I have a very particular set of skills. Skills that make me a nightmare for witches like you."
Battlecry: Draw 5 different Secrets from your deck. The original clever girl.
Battlecry: Swap Health with another minion. Vol'jin is a shadow hunter, which is like a shadow priest except more voodoo.
Battlecry: If you control a Lackey, choose a fantastic treasure. A staunch ally of Rafaam, at least while the shinies keep flowing.
|Krag'wa, the Frog||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Shaman||6||4||6|
Battlecry: Return all spells you played last turn to your hand. Krag'wa has a ritual to honor his friends and a ritual to devour his enemies. No one can tell them apart.
|Lady in White||Legendary||Minion||General||Priest||6||5||5|
Battlecry: Cast 'Inner Fire' on all minions in your deck. (set Attack equal to Health) She was a lady in polka dots until the gnomish laundromat incident.
Battlecry: Set each player to 5 Mana Crystals. Sadly, she was still two credits short of her Witch Doctorate.
|Reno the Relicologist||Legendary||Minion||General||Mage||6||4||6|
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, deal 10 damage randomly split among all enemy minions. All his life, Reno Jackson was only a gatling wand away from becoming the greatest and most terrifying mage who ever existed.
|The Black Knight||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||6||4||5|
Battlecry: Destroy an enemy minion with Taunt. He was sent by the Lich King to disrupt the Argent Tournament. We can pretty much mark that a failure.
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion from the past to your hand. Just a twist to the left, one quarter turn to the right and … oops! Well, we didn’t need that timeline anyway.
Battlecry: Replace your hand and deck with Legendary minions. Minions must wash hands before being LIQUIDATED AND REPLACED BY SOMEONE BETTER.
Battlecry: Replace your hand with a copy of your opponent's. The cards are always golden on the other side.
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Boom Bots for each Bomb in your opponent's deck. He's gonna fly through the air with the greatest of grease.
Battlecry: Summon four 0/2 Goblin Bombs. Every good plan requires a bit of patience. And a lot of explosives.
|Bwonsamdi, the Dead||Legendary||Minion||General||Priest||7||7||7|
Battlecry: Draw 1-Cost minions from your deck until your hand is full. Everyone's dying to meet him.
Battlecry: If your deck is empty, summon six 6/6 Greasefire Elementals. His cooking is always very well done.
Battlecry: Draw a Rush, Lifesteal, and Deathrattle card from your deck. "1 minion… ah, ah, ah! 2 minions… ah, ah, ah! 3 minions… ah, ah, ah!"
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon King Krush. Brann's new dino-taming hobby is going well—his pet can already make him sit, stand, and roll over!
|High Inquisitor Whitemane||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||7||6||8|
Battlecry: Summon all friendly minions that died this turn. No one told her that champions want to sleep in.
|Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Mage||7||4||4|
Battlecry: If your Hero Power dealt 8 damage this game, summon Ragnaros the Firelord. You mess with the Bird, you get the Firelord.
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all other minions. If any die, repeat this Battlecry. Betrayed the Alliance. Betrayed the Horde. All for 200 achievement points and a sweet, sweet hat.
Battlecry: Gain 2 of Rush, Taunt, Divine Shield, or Windfury (your choice). TAUNT. TAUNT.
Battlecry: Add a 5/5 Horror to your hand. Teach it two Shaman spells. Rafaam mainly enjoys working with Hagatha because she never laughs at Dr. Boom's jokes.
Battlecry: Draw a Beast, Dragon, and Murloc from your deck. The Curator guards Azeroth’s deadliest creatures, but it’s secretly terrified of squirrels.
Battlecry: Equip Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury. Good things come in threes: Windrunner sisters and arrows of Thori'dal.
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
Battlecry: Gain the Deathrattle effects of 3 friendly minions that died this game. First Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Second: Draw 2 cards.
Third: Throw Mon'kind off a steel cage and plummet sixteen feet through an announcer’s table.
|Hagatha the Witch||Legendary||Hero card||Shaman||8|
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to all minions. Curse-bringer, tree-twister, mother of wretched things…Hanzo main.
|Hex Lord Malacrass||Legendary||Minion||General||Mage||8||5||5|
Battlecry: Add a copy of your opening hand to your hand (except this card). Extremely awkward cousin of Hex Lord Malaclass.
|Hir'eek, the Bat||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Warlock||8||1||1|
Battlecry: Fill your board with copies of this minion. REPEL’S EFFECT WORE OFF.
Battlecry: Draw 2 minions from your deck. Set their Attack, Health, and Cost to 1. "I'm a real toy now!"
Battlecry: Summon all minions from your hand that didn't start in your deck. Everyone wants to be a princess, but nobody ever considers the size of the hat.
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a 10/10 copy to your hand that costs (10). We're going to need some bigger tweezers.
Battlecry: Replay every card from another class you've played this game (targets chosen randomly). Those who cannot remember their card history are doomed to repeat it.
Battlecry: Set a hero's remaining Health to 15. Alexstrasza the Life-Binder brings life and hope to everyone. Except Deathwing. And Malygos. And Nekros.
Battlecry: Discover 5 cards. Replace your deck with 2 copies of each. Your deck is just another organizational challenge to her.
|Dr. Boom, Mad Genius||Legendary||Hero card||Warrior||9|
Battlecry: For the rest of the game, your Mechs have Rush. "Of course I've gone mad with power. Ever try going mad without it?"
Battlecry: Destroy your hero and replace it with Lord Jaraxxus. "TRIFLING GNOME! YOUR ARROGANCE WILL BE YOUR UNDOING!!!!"
Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full. Onyxia long manipulated the Stormwind Court by disguising herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. You would have thought that the giant wings and scales would have been a giveaway.
Choose a friendly minion. Add a copy of it to your hand, deck and battlefield. Just wait until you also find a copy in your pocket. And your desk! And your FRIDGE!!
Battlecry: Repeat all other Battlecries from cards you played this game (targets chosen randomly). Beware the Shudderwock, my son. We're fresh out of vorpal daggers.
Battlecry: Destroy all other minions and discard your hand. Once a noble dragon known as Neltharion, Deathwing lost his mind and shattered Azeroth before finally being defeated. Daddy issues?
Battlecry: Double the Attack and Health of all minions in your hand. Taste your world's corruption! It tastes like chicken.
Your first spell each turn costs (0).
Battlecry: Discover a spell. He was once the Aspect of Magic but gave it up to focus on cheap tricks.
Battlecry: For each spell in your hand, summon a random minion of the same Cost. When you're the king of the cats, the whole desert is your litterbox.
|N'Zoth, the Corruptor||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||10||5||7|
Battlecry: Summon your Deathrattle minions that died this game. Has not been able to get "Under the Sea" out of his head for like FIVE THOUSAND YEARS.
Battlecry: Restore both heroes to full Health. In another timeline, she was called Yeszari.
|The Boom Reaver||Legendary||Minion||Mech||Warrior||10||7||9|
Battlecry: Summon a copy of a minion in your deck. Give it Rush. "What's better than reaving? BOOM reaving!"
Battlecry: Draw 3 cards. Put any minions you drew directly into the battlefield. Leader of the Alliance! Father of Anduin! Also he likes to play Arena, and he averages 12 wins.
Battlecry: Cast all spells you've played this game (targets chosen randomly). If you can dodge an axe, you can dodge a ball.
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|Heart of Vir'naal||None||Hero Power||Shaman||2|
Your Battlecries trigger twice this turn.
Discover a Battlecry minion. A lot of shaman have started vaping their invocations.
|Spirit of the Shark||Rare||Minion||General||Rogue||4||0||3|
Stealth for 1 turn.
Your minions' Battlecries and Combos trigger twice. It has Stealth, but its ominous theme music keeps giving it away.
Battlecry: Discover a 1/1 copy of a Battlecry minion. It costs (1). Throw your hands in the air! They cost (1).
|Corrupt the Waters||Legendary||Spell||Shaman||1|
Quest: Play 6 Battlecry cards.
Reward: Heart of Vir'naal. This is why Hagatha is banned from public pools.
Battlecry: Add a copy of each of your other Battlecry minions to your hand. "Thanks a latte!"
Battlecry: Repeat all other Battlecries from cards you played this game (targets chosen randomly). Beware the Shudderwock, my son. We're fresh out of vorpal daggers.
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