Big Bad Archmage
|Set:||Rise of Shadows|
|Tags:||Cost-related, Random, Triggered effect|
At the end of your turn, summon a random 6-Cost minion.
"My, my, what big minions I have!"
How to get[edit | edit source]
Big Bad Archmage can be obtained through Rise of Shadows card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Big Bad Archmage can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
|Big Bad Archmage||400||100|
|Golden Big Bad Archmage||1600||400|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Big Bad Archmage is a very costly minion for its low stats, but its end-of-turn effect compensates its value. On it's own, it provides about as much stats as its cost. This card is generally suited more for Arena than constructed.
If it can last a turn, it combos well with Khadgar, letting you summon two 6-cost minions in a single turn.
Possible summons[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Spell Damage +1 You earn the title of Archmage when you can destroy anyone who calls you on it.
"ME HAVE GOOD STATS FOR THE COST"
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.
|Lord of the Arena||Free||General||Any||6||6||5|
Taunt He used to be a 2100+ rated arena player, but that was years ago and nobody can get him to shut up about it.
Charge One Insane Rocketeer. One Rocket full of Explosives. Infinite Fun.
Battlecry: Summon a Demon with Taunt and stats equal to your hand size. But gnomes have tiny hands...
Battlecry: Deal damage to a minion equal to its Attack. Ripping centuries asunder helps him manage his busy schedule.
When you draw this, restore 4 Health to your hero. She's got a big brood and a big mood.
Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, deal 3 damage to all other minions. Arcane energy… finds a way.
Whenever your hero attacks, gain 5 Armor. Armored except for non-critical areas, such as the head, torso, fists and thighs.
Battlecry: Give your other Mechs Stealth until your next turn. "What does that cloud look like to you?" "Trouble."
Battlecry: Deal 6 damage to this minion. Sadly the warranty does not cover fireballs or acts of Boom.
Deathrattle: Summon four 1/1 Vengeful Scrolls. Them's fightin' words!
Taunt Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. Make it a double dragon!
Divine Shield. Rush.
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Deftly dodges spells like a real wiggle wyrm.
Battlecry: Freeze a character. When a Water elemental and an Ice elemental love each other VERY much...
Windfury The hula doll is still absolutely required.
|Priestess of Elune||Common||General||Any||6||5||4|
Battlecry: Restore 4 Health to your hero. If she threatens to "moon" you, it's not what you think.
Deathrattle: Summon a 0/5 Vault Safe with Taunt. Keep it secret. Keep it safeguarded!
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3 Health. He also moonlights Thursday nights as a bouncer at the Pig and Whistle Tavern.
Spell Damage +1 He's got magic, a shield, and an unwavering obsession with the color purple.
Windfury Harpies are not pleasant sounding. That's the nicest I can put it.
Battlecry: Discover a spell that costs (5) more. We ran out of jars, so we started putting brains in other stuff.
Divine Shield The Argent Dawn stands vigilant against the Scourge, as well as people who cut in line at coffee shops.
Deathrattle: Summon a Deathrattle minion from your hand. Also does weddings.
Battlecry: Invoke Galakrond twice. Her element is "Horns."
Deathrattle: Draw a Combo card from your deck. She was an ordinary castaway... until she found that cursed volleyball.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, your next spell this turn costs (0). It’s challenging to perform magic on dragonback. It’s so easy to drop the rabbit.
Whenever you cast a spell, draw a card. He used to run the black market auction house, but there was just too much violence and he had to move.
Deathrattle: Restore 3 Health to your hero. Gesundheit!
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?
Deathrattle: Summon a 7/7 Mechanical Dragon. "Well if I didn't build the whelp and YOU didn't build the whelp…"
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?
At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all other characters. We asked, "Where do the missiles go?" and he answered, "Yes."
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Hyenas. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion gets slowly consumed by hyenas.
Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/3 Mech with Taunt. Insecurity detected. Alerting hugbots.
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand. Preferred weapon of Dr. Boom's orthodontist.
Taunt. Divine Shield She doesn’t ACTUALLY walk on the Sun. It's just a name. Don’t worry!
Choose One - Give your other minions +1/+1; or Summon two 2/2 Treants. That racial bonus to Herbalism finally paid off.
Battlecry: Both players draw a card. If it's a Dragon, summon it. Note: The dragon may be a little cranky upon arrival.
Deathrattle: Each player summons the lowest Cost minion from their hand. "Hah! You is being tricked by ME! Togwaggle!"
|Cabal Shadow Priest||Epic||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....
Combo: Return a minion to its owner's hand. He just wants people to see his vacation photos.
Battlecry: Destroy all other minions with 2 or less Attack. The hills have eyes. And teeth. Pretty bad breath, too.
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.
At the end of your turn, give all Taunt minions in your hand +2/+2. We may never know what provoked it, but we will never forget the consequences.
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/5 Baine Bloodhoof. Cairne was killed by Garrosh, so... don't put this guy in a Warrior deck. It's pretty insensitive.
Deathrattle: Swap this with a minion from your deck. She will NOT STOP until she gets tenure.
Battlecry: Destroy a minion and all copies of it (wherever they are). Junior explorers scan the night sky in fear of her candle’s flame!
Minions in your hand have Echo. Summon an unlimited* number of minions!** *Six **Wisps
Battlecry: If you control a Lackey, choose a fantastic treasure. A staunch ally of Rafaam, at least while the shinies keep flowing.
At the end of your turn, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with Taunt. Hogger is super powerful. If you kill him, it's because he let you.
Whenever you play a card, summon a 2/1 Flame of Azzinoth. Illidan's brother, Malfurion, imprisoned him beneath Hyjal for 10,000 years. Stormrages are not good at letting go of grudges.
|Krag'wa, the Frog||Legendary||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.
Battlecry: Draw Galakrond. If you're already Galakrond, unleash a Devastation. The only one who knows how to properly prepare Galakrond's coffee.
|Lady in White||Legendary||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.
Battlecry: Summon two 0/3 Eggs. Next turn they hatch into 4/4 Drakes with Rush. Not to be confused with Nithogger.
Deathrattle: Summon a Mech from your hand and trigger its Deathrattle. Reduce, reuse, re-rattle!
|Reno the Relicologist||Legendary||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.
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn for your opponent. He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it.
|The Black Knight||Legendary||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: Change the Health of all enemy minions to 1. As an empty nester, she just misses her little ones.
|Zerek, Master Cloner||Legendary||General||Priest||6||5||5|
Deathrattle: If you've cast any spells on this minion, resummon it. His original name was Aerek. Then the first clone was Berek. They went evil around Merek.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]
- I'll huff and I'll puff!
- Effect triggering
- You'll never win!
- Let me in!
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 220.127.116.11933 (2019-04-04): Added.