Choose One

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The Choose One interface from Power of the Wild

Choose One is an ability which allows a player to choose one of multiple possible effects when the card is played from the hand. Cards with this ability are limited to the druid class.

Choose One effects are similar to Discover effects, and certain other cards such as Tracking, which also allow you to choose between multiple options.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When played, cards with Choose One effects offer the player a choice of options. The card itself does not count as played until after an option has been chosen. For example, an enemy Counterspell will not trigger upon playing the Choose One card, but only after the player has chosen one of the possible options.
  • Individual Choose One effects are themselves uncollectible choice cards, and do not count as cards played. However, the Choose One card will count as normal.
    • Example: Playing Keeper of the Grove counts as playing a minion for effects such as Mirror Entity. The Keeper's Choose One effects will not count as playing a card or casting a spell for effects such as Counterspell.
    • Example: Playing Power of the Wild counts as a spell, but neither of its Choose One effects will count as a spell. The Panther summoned by the card's Choose One option Summon a Panther will also count as a minion summoned.
  • Similar to Battlecry, Choose One effects on minion cards are only activated when the card is played directly from the hand. If the minion is placed into play through effects such as Alarm-o-Bot, any Choose One effects will not be activated.
  • However, Choose One effects are not Battlecries, and are not affected by related effects such Nerub'ar Weblord.
  • If a Choose One option is not playable, only the other option will be highlighted for selection.[1] Examples include Dark Wispers' second option, when there are no minions on the board, or Power of the Wild's second option, when the board is full already.
  • Fandral Staghelm has a unique relationship with Choose One effects, bypassing the selection process entirely and activating both effects, in the order they are written on the card. In the case of minion transform effects, unique minions are summoned in place of the ones normally available, combining the effects of both options.

Cards with Choose One[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format

Listed below are all cards with the Choose One ability.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Druid of the Claw Common Minion General Druid 5 4 4 Choose One - Transform into a 4/4 with Charge; or a 4/6 with Taunt. Cat or Bear? Cat or Bear?! I just cannot CHOOSE!
Feral Rage Common Spell Druid 3 Choose One - Give your hero +4 Attack this turn; or Gain 8 Armor. Let's be honest. One option is a lot ragier than the other.
Mark of Nature Common Spell Druid 3 Choose One - Give a minion +4 Attack; or +4 Health and TauntDruids call it the "Mark of Nature." Everyone else calls it "needing a bath."
Power of the Wild Common Spell Druid 2 Choose One - Give your minions +1/+1; or Summon a 3/2 Panther. Never look a panther in the eye. Or is it 'Always look a panther in the eye'? Well, it's one of those.
Wrath Common Spell Druid 2 Choose One - Deal 3 damage to a minion; or 1 damage and draw a card. The talk around the Ratchet Inn is that this card is too good and should be a Legendary.
Druid of the Swarm Rare Minion General Druid 2 1 2 Choose One - Transform into a 1/2 with Poisonous; or a 1/5 with TauntThe Druid awoke from troubling dreams to find herself transformed into a giant spider.
Jade Idol Rare Spell Druid 1 Choose One - Summon a Jade Golem; or Shuffle 3 copies of this card into your deck. Shuffle or no guts.
Keeper of the Grove Rare Minion General Druid 4 2 2 Choose One - Deal 2 damage; or Silence a minion. These guys just show up and start Keeping your Groves without even asking.
Mire Keeper Rare Minion General Druid 4 3 3 Choose One - Summon a 2/2 Slime; or Gain an empty Mana Crystal. "Hey.... Is that Mire for sale?" "No. I'm keeping it."
Nourish Rare Spell Druid 5 Choose One - Gain 2 Mana Crystals; or Draw 3 cards. Druids take nourishment from many things: the power of nature, the songbird's chirp, a chocolate cake.
Shellshifter Rare Minion General Druid 4 3 3 Choose One - Transform into a 5/3 with Stealth;
or a 3/5 with TauntMaster of the Three Shell Monte.
Starfall Rare Spell Druid 5 Choose One - Deal 5 damage to a minion; or 2 damage to all enemy minions. Is the sky falling? Yes. Yes it is.
Ancient of Lore Epic Minion General Druid 7 5 5 Choose One - Draw a card; or Restore 5 Health. Go ahead, carve your initials in him.
Ancient of War Epic Minion General Druid 7 5 5 Choose One - +5 Attack; or +5 Health and TauntYoung Night Elves love to play "Who can get the Ancient of War to Uproot?" You lose if you get crushed to death.
Fatespinner Epic Minion General Druid 5 5 3 Choose a Deathrattle (Secretly) - Deal 3 damage to all minions; or Give them +2/+2. Her clothing? Pure silk, of course.
Wisps of the Old Gods Epic Spell Druid 7 Choose One - Summon seven 1/1 Wisps; or Give your minions +2/+2. They're just normal wisps, actually. The "Of the Old Gods" bit is just marketing.
Cenarius Legendary Minion General Druid 9 5 8 Choose One - Give your other minions +2/+2; or Summon two 2/2 Treants with TauntYes, he's a demigod. No, he doesn't need to wear a shirt.
Kun the Forgotten King Legendary Minion General Druid 10 7 7 Choose One - Gain 10 Armor; or Refresh your Mana Crystals. Aya siphons a bit of Kun's soul to animate each golem in her Jade army. To his credit, he's being a great sport about it.
Showing all 18 cards
Druid of the Claw(587).png
Feral Rage(35210).png
Mark of Nature(149).png
Power of the Wild(165).png
Wrath(633).png
Druid of the Swarm(62905).png
Jade Idol(49714).png
Keeper of the Grove(459).png
Mire Keeper(33162).png
Nourish(120).png
Shellshifter(55544).png
Starfall(464).png
Ancient of Lore(34).png
Ancient of War(242).png
Fatespinner(61830).png
Wisps of the Old Gods(33172).png
Cenarius(605).png
Kun the Forgotten King(49628).png


Related cards[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Fandral Staghelm Legendary Minion General Druid 4 3 5 Your Choose One cards and powers have both effects combined. Always manages to mention "Back when I was creating the World Tree…" in EVERY conversation. Sheesh! Enough already.
Showing the only card
Fandral Staghelm(35208).png


Choice cards[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format
Main article: Choice card

Choice cards are special cards which appear when choosing between possible effects. Choice cards only exist during the selection process and cannot be collected or placed in the hand or deck. Most choice cards are produced through Choose One effects, and these are listed below.


Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Ancient Teachings None Spell Druid Draw 2 cards. 
Demigod's Favor None Spell Druid Give your other minions +2/+2. 
Dispel None Spell Druid Silence a minion. 
Forgotten Armor None Spell Druid Gain 10 Armor. 
Forgotten Mana None Spell Druid 0 Refresh your Mana Crystals. 
Jade Idol None Spell Druid 0 Summon a Jade Golem. 
Jade Idol None Spell Druid 0 Shuffle 3 Jade Idols into your deck. 
Leader of the Pack None Spell Druid Give your minions +1/+1. 
Moonfire None Spell Druid Deal 2 damage. 
Rooted None Spell Druid +5 Health and Taunt
Summon a Panther None Spell Druid Summon a 3/2 Panther. 
Uproot None Spell Druid +5 Attack. 
Wrath None Spell Druid Deal 3 damage to a minion. 
Wrath None Spell Druid Deal 1 damage to a minion. Draw a card. 
Bear Form Common Spell Druid +2 Health and Taunt
Cat Form Common Spell Druid Charge 
Direhorn Form Common Spell Druid +2 Health and Taunt 
Evolve Scales Common Spell Druid 0 Gain 8 Armor. 
Evolve Spines Common Spell Druid 0 Give your hero +4 Attack this turn. 
Mark of Nature Common Spell Druid +4 Health and Taunt
Mark of Nature Common Spell Druid +4 Attack. 
Nourish Common Spell Druid Gain 2 Mana Crystals. 
Nourish Common Spell Druid Draw 3 cards. 
Raptor Form Common Spell Druid +2 Attack and Stealth 
Shan'do's Lesson Common Spell Druid Summon two 2/2 Treants with Taunt
Starfall Common Spell Druid Deal 5 damage to a minion. 
Starfall Common Spell Druid Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions. 
Yogg-Saron's Magic Rare Spell Druid 0 Gain an empty Mana Crystal. 
Big Wisps Epic Spell Druid 0 Give your minions +2/+2. 
Many Wisps Epic Spell Druid 0 Summon seven 1/1 Wisps. 
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Ancient Teachings(517).png
Demigod's Favor(358).png
Dispel(524).png
Forgotten Armor(49769).png
Forgotten Mana(49770).png
Jade Idol(49782).png
Jade Idol(49783).png
Leader of the Pack(204).png
Moonfire(111).png
Rooted(375).png
Summon a Panther(219).png
Uproot(262).png
Wrath(234).png
Wrath(501).png
Bear Form(662).png
Cat Form(287).png
Direhorn Form(55675).png
Evolve Scales(35281).png
Evolve Spines(35280).png
Mark of Nature(133).png
Mark of Nature(430).png
Nourish(58).png
Nourish(485).png
Raptor Form(55674).png
Shan'do's Lesson(159).png
Starfall(195).png
Starfall(653).png
Yogg-Saron's Magic(35320).png
Big Wisps(35314).png
Many Wisps(35313).png


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The choices between Choose One effects are designed to be easy to understand. Ben Brode states, "I think a well-designed [Choose One effect] is when they have interesting decisions, but the decisions are easy to compare against each other."[2] For this reason choices are often written in terms of the difference between the options, rather than the results of each options. For example, Ancient of War states its options as "+5 Attack; or +5 Health and Taunt." as opposed to "a 10/5; or a 5/10 with Taunt." However, as the designers have moved forward with the game, a greater emphasis on clarity and detail over simplicity and ease of understanding has evolved. As a result, later Choose One effects such as Druid of the Flame explicitly state the results of each option, in order to make it clear that the result is a transform effect and not simply a stat buff.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Choose One interface for Cenarius, parted to leave the minion visible

References[edit | edit source]