Curator

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The Curator
Regular
The Curator (boss).png
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Gold
The Curator (boss) Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
40 (Heroic)
Armor: 15 Armor.png (Heroic)
Artist: Wei Wang

The Curator’s gone crazy! Fix it!

For other representations of The Curator, see The Curator (disambiguation).

The Curator is a boss found in the One Night in Karazhan adventure. It is the first boss of the third wing, The Menagerie.

Hero Power[edit]

Normal and Heroic
Gallery Protection(42125).png
Passive

Special cards[edit]

Haywire Mech!(42133).png

Normal[edit]

Demons Loose!(42131).png
Dragons Free!(42135).png
Murloc Escaping!(42127).png
Stampeding Beast!(42129).png

Heroic[edit]

Demons Loose!(42132).png
Dragons Free!(42136).png
Murlocs Escaping!(42128).png
Stampeding Beast!(42130).png

Deck[edit]

The below classes are listen purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Murloc Escaping! 2 Boss Murlocs Escaping! 2
Haywire Mech! 2 Stampeding Beast! 2
Stampeding Beast! 2 Haywire Mech! 2
Demons Loose! 2 Demons Loose! 2
Dragons Free! 2 Dragons Free! 2
Druid Enchanted Raven 2 Druid Enchanted Raven 2
Power of the Wild 2 Power of the Wild 2
Mage Arcane Blast 2 Mage Arcane Blast 2
Arcane Missiles 2 Arcane Missiles 2
Shaman Dust Devil 2 Shaman Dust Devil 2
Lightning Bolt 2 Lightning Bolt 2
Lightning Storm 2 Lightning Storm 2
Neutral Master Swordsmith 2 Neutral Master Swordsmith 2
Raid Leader 2 Raid Leader 2
Zoobot 2 Zoobot 2

Notes[edit]

  • Playing either Harrison Jones or Reno Jackson during this encounter will result in the Curator saying "Scoundrel detected! Harrison Jones/Reno Jackson is not permitted." and dealing 3 damage to the minion in question.
  • Minions with Rush ignore the Curator's Hero Power on the turn they are summoned and may freely attack its minions.

Strategy[edit]

Heroic[edit]

Freeze Mage works very well in this encounter. The Freeze effects and removal allow the mage plenty of time to find their damage-dealing cards, making Emperor Thaurissan unnecessary. Ideally, clear the board and wait for an Archmage Antonidas set up, as the Curator lacks hard removal.

Videos[edit]

Rewards[edit]

Zoobot(42035).png
Menagerie Warden(42059).png

Dialogue[edit]

Before match

Moroes
The Curator is releasing the menagerie! We shall need to fix it.

Introduction

Curator
Do not touch the displays.

Emote Response

Curator
Your request cannot be processed.

Turn 1

Curator
This Curator is equipped for menagerie management.

Turn 3

Moroes
The Curator is confused! You need to stop it before it releases everything!

Turn 4

Curator
Please comply with all gallery protocols.

Turn 6

Curator
Guests must remain inside the menagerie.

Boss cards

Curator
Murloc Escaping!
Tiny fish-things go free.
Stampeding Beast! (Heroic)
This Curator is allergic to beasts.
Haywire Mech!
Reprogramming the assistants.
Demons Loose! (Heroic)
Demons do not belong in the menagerie.
Dragons Free! (Heroic)
No more dragon droppings.
Any pirate
Pirates should parrrrty.

Player's cards

Curator
Arcane Golem
Curious. A remarkable resemblance.
Harrison Jones
Scoundrel detected! Harrison Jones is not permitted. (deals 3 damage to Harrison Jones)
Reno Jackson
Scoundrel detected! Reno Jackson is not permitted. (deals 3 damage to Reno Jackson)
Medivh hero
Imposter Medivh. Crazy eyes dead giveaway.

Death

Curator
Shutting down.
Moroes
Alright then... A little tweak here... And... good as new!

Lore[edit]

"The third level of Karazhan is Medivh's prized Menagerie. Creatures from all over the world are gathered and penned up here and tended to by the massive mechanical Curator. Now, without Medivh, the Curator's programming has gone haywire. Instead of keeping the creatures in their cages, he's just letting them loose! It's really just one flipped bit. You will have to reprogram the Curator, and he will help you wrangle the escaped creatures, so you can move up through the tower."[1]

Menagerie Managed[edit]

"Hello. This Curator is programmed for complete Menagerie management. It is this Curator’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of all creatures within the Menagerie. The Menagerie spans an area greater than the geometric volume of this tower, and contains a constantly variable number of exhibits. Due to a large number of exhibits and extra-dimensional spaces, this Curator employs the services of several less advanced assistants to ensure 100% containment."
The Curator is definitely not functioning as intended
"On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your enjoyment? Please repeat your response. Thank you. This Curator will attempt to elevate your level of enjoyment with a tour of the Menagerie. As we tour the Menagerie, please comply with all gallery protocols to ensure that no creatures go free or come to harm. Menagerie Tour Program version 4.7.7 is now online."
"Many creatures in the Menagerie generate values for excitement greatly exceeding zero. Your tour coincides with this large predator’s feeding time. This Curator will now provide it with the large quantity of food it requires. Warning: Please step out of the meat splash zone. Oh, no. You have failed to exit the splash zone. Please allow this Curator to hand you a towel."
"You are experiencing elevated blood pressure and adrenaline levels. Diagnosis: Excitement! This Curator is glad you are having a good time!"
"This portion of the Menagerie is empty and awaiting new exhibits. We will pass through this gallery into a region with populated exhibits. Please repeat your query? Your query cannot be processed. Error: the Imp you have indicated is not allowed in the Menagerie, therefore it does not exist. The displays are guaranteed to be safe. Please move along. Menagerie Tour Program is shutting down."
"Moroes has returned. This Curator will now escort you out of the Menagerie."
"Are you satisfied with your tour?"[2]

In World of Warcraft[edit]

"This curator is equipped for gallery protection."

From Wowpedia:

The Curator is an Arcane Guardian boss in the Menagerie in Karazhan. It is not optional; raids wanting to kill the bosses behind it must first defeat The Curator. The encounter is not difficult to learn, but is (for new raids) a rather hard gear check. A raid able to defeat this boss is in principle equipped well enough to clear the whole instance, save perhaps Nightbane and Prince Malchezaar.
Most of the fight consists of two alternating phases: a 90 second Flare Phase followed by a 20 second Evocation Phase. Once the Curator's health drops below 15% it does a soft enrage, stops summoning Flares and Evocating, but instead increases melee attack speed and Hateful Bolt frequency. 10 minutes after the pull the Curator does a hard enrage and wipes the raid very quickly.

Gallery[edit]

The Curator, full art
The Curator in World of Warcraft
The Curator welcoming players to the party in the adventure's trailer
"Dive right in - you'll never be the same!"

Patch changes[edit]

References[edit]