Book Wyrm

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Book Wyrm
Book Wyrm(42029).png
Book Wyrm(42029) Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Minion
Subtype: Dragon
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6
Attack: 3
Health: 6
Abilities: Battlecry, Destroy
Tags: Attack-related, Dragon-related, Hand-related, Targeted
Artist: Dave Allsop

Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy an enemy minion with 3 Attack or less.

His favorites are classic tragedies like "The Hobbit" and "Grendel".

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Book Wyrm is a rare neutral minion card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Book Wyrm are obtained by defeating Netherspite, the second boss in One Night in Karazhan's fourth and final wing, The Spire.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Book Wyrm can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Book Wyrm 100 20
Golden Book Wyrm 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion draws many similarities with Stampeding Kodo, trading below average stats for cost for a powerful source of removal. However, Book Wyrm allows you to target specific minions instead of a random target, thus avoiding the Kodo's problem of triggering disadvantageous Deathrattles, and has a wider range of applicable minions due to the increased Attack range of 3, but requires you to have another Dragon in your hand. For this reason, Book Wyrm largely only works in a deck dedicated to other Dragons, compared to the Kodo's ability to be added anywhere.

Paladin Dragon decks can make the best use of this minion. Similar to the Kodo, Book Wyrm can synergize with Aldor Peacekeeper and Humility to remove an enemy minion regardless of how much Attack it originally had, while Dragon Consort can help a player get around Book Wyrm's otherwise prohibitive cost.

Netherspite Historian is an excellent card to use in conjuction with Book Wyrm regardless of class - the Wyrm's presence lets Netherspite Historian generate a Dragon when played, which Book Wyrm can subsequently make use of to activate its own effect.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Let reading dragons lie.
Attack
Eugh, barbaric.

Lore[edit | edit source]

A wyrm is a dragon that has reached senior age, typically at about 500 years. This explains the dragon's reading glasses and curmudgeonly attitude.

This blue dragon is clearly a fan of literature, and may be a visiting member of the Blue Dragonflight, researching magical matters at the tower. It is original to Hearthstone.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Contrary to this card's flavor text, The Hobbit is not usually considered to be a tragedy, but it's easy to see how a Book Wyrm could make the mistake, as the story has a dragon who is killed by the protagonists. Similarly, Grendel is a retelling of the epic poem Beowulf, told from the perspective of the antagonist. Both versions of the story include the killing of a dragon, although the retelling appears to depict the character in a more sympathetic light as an "omniscient and bored character", a role to which the Book Wyrm can perhaps relate.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Book Wyrm, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]