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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 as 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.
  • If a Choose One minion that transforms into the chosen option (e.g. Druid of the Claw) is returned to the hand, it will stay in its transformed form, depriving the player of the possibility to choose the other option when played again. However, if a Choose One minion does not say Transform in its card text (e.g. Ancient of Lore), it will be reset to its base state upon being returned to the hand, allowing the player to take the choice again when replayed.

Cards with Choose One[edit | edit source]

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!
Druid of the Scythe Common Minion General Druid 3 2 2
Choose One - Transform into a 4/2 with Rush; or a 2/4 with TauntShe's a scythe for sore eyes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Malfurion the Pestilent Legendary Hero card Druid 7
Choose One - Summon 2 Poisonous Spiders; or 2 Scarabs with Taunt"Cenarius once taught me about the precarious balance between life and death. I have come to understand: there IS no balance. Death always wins."
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Keeper of the Grove(459).png
Ancient of Lore(34).png
Ancient of War(242).png
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Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Anodized Robo Cub Common Minion Mech Druid 2 2 2
Taunt. Choose One - +1 Attack; or +1 Health. It's adorable! AND OH MY GOODNESS WHY IS IT EATING MY FACE
Druid of the Flame Common Minion General Druid 3 2 2
Choose One - Transform into a 5/2 minion; or a 2/5 minion. Druids who fought too long in Northrend were easily seduced by Ragnaros; a mug of hot chocolate was generally all it took.
Druid of the Saber Common Minion General Druid 2 2 1
Choose One - Transform into a 2/1 with Charge; or a 3/2 with StealthThat's saberTEETH, not like curved pirate blades. That's a different kind of druid. Druid of the Curved Pirate Blades.
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.
Living Roots Common Spell Druid 1
Choose One - Deal 2 damage; or Summon two 1/1 Saplings. 2 out of 2 saplings recommend that you summon the saplings.
Raven Idol Common Spell Druid 1
Choose One - Discover a minion; or Discover a spell. Was petrified when it found out it didn't make the cut for Azerothian Idol.
Grove Tender Rare Minion General Druid 3 2 4
Choose One - Give each player a Mana Crystal; or Each player draws a card. Likes: Hiking and the great outdoors. Dislikes: Goblin shredders and sandals. (Can’t find any that fit!).
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.
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."
Dark Wispers Epic Spell Druid 6
Choose One - Summon 5 Wisps; or Give a minion +5/+5 and Taunt. Don't worry; we fired the person who named this card.
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.
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.
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Druid of the Flame(14457).png
Druid of the Saber(22307).png
Feral Rage(35210).png
Living Roots(22329).png
Raven Idol(27230).png
Grove Tender(12273).png
Jade Idol(49714).png
Mire Keeper(33162).png
Dark Wispers(12298).png
Wisps of the Old Gods(33172).png
Kun the Forgotten King(49628).png

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Wild format

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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.

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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

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