Curious Glimmerroot

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Curious Glimmerroot
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Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Class: Priest
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 3
Attack: 3
Health: 3
Abilities: Battlecry, Copy, Generate
Tags: Deck-related, Random
Artist: Servando Lupini

Battlecry: Look at 3 cards.
Guess which one started in your opponent's deck to get a copy of it.

George promised to be good. But it's easy for little Glimmerroots to forget.

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Curious Glimmerroot is an epic priest minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Curious Glimmerroot can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Curious Glimmerroot 400 100
Golden Curious Glimmerroot 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Curious Glimmerroot's effect asks the player to choose the single correct card out of three given cards. The correct choice is a random class card which was included in the opponent's deck at the start of the game, the two remaining incorrect choices are random class cards which were not in the opponent's deck at the start of the game; all class cards involved in this effect belong to the opponent's class. If the player chooses correctly, they are rewarded with a copy of that card.[1][2]
    • If the opponent's deck started with no class cards in the deck, a neutral card is shown from the deck together with two other neutral cards from outside the deck.[3]
  • If the player chooses incorrectly, an animation will play identifying the correct choice.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card requires knowledge and possibly some luck to make use of. Using this card requires the player to know the current meta in order to determine what card your opponent is most likely to put in their deck. Because of this, this card can be "soft-countered" by non-traditional deck building, as using unusual cards like Renounce Darkness, or Shatter can throw a player off.

Because Curious Glimmerroot prioritizes class cards, the combination of both the 3/3 body and the card received is generally of greater value than what is received through Thoughtsteal. This prioritization of class cards also makes choosing the correct card considerably more reliable than what the card texts would suggest as most of the unpredictable cards in common decks (such as tech cards) are neutral.

Cards which synergize with Curious Glimmerroot are those that have the ability to reveal cards in the opponent's deck, such as Thoughtsteal, Drakonid Operative, Crystalline Oracle, Shifting Shade, and cards with Joust.

Obviously, the later in the game this card is used, the higher the chance that the card from your opponent's deck has already been played, making it a no-brainer to see which card started in your opponent's deck.

When you pick the "wrong" card, even though you do not gain a card, you do gain knowledge of your opponent's deck: you now know for sure one card that is, and two cards that are not in their deck.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Glimmerroot is original to Hearthstone, as both a herb and sentient plant.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Curious Glimmerroot was originally an idea for a Rogue legendary, but ended up going to Priest as an epic.[4]
  • This card's flavor text is a reference to the children's book character Curious George.

Known bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If Curious Glimmerroot discovers a Molten Blade from the opponent's deck which has already transformed into a weapon, then it will show you the weapon it transformed into, instead of the Molten Blade that actually started in your opponent's deck. In this case, if the transformed weapon is not from the opponent's starting class, Curious Glimmerroot will present Discover options which are of the class of the new weapon.[5] This bug will be fixed in the near future.[6][7]
  • Curious Glimmerroot's Battlecry does not trigger in the ShiftCon Tavern Brawl.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Curious Glimmerroot, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]