Deathrattle

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Deathrattle
Does something when it dies.
A Loot Hoarder displaying the Deathrattle icon

Deathrattle is an ability where the stated effect occurs when the minion or weapon is destroyed. Cards with Deathrattle appear with a skull and crossbones when in play.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Minions may benefit from multiple Deathrattles at the same time. As with all abilities, Deathrattle can be removed from minions with Silences.
  • Deathrattle effects occur after battle damage has been calculated and minions destroyed. Additional effects caused by damaging spells such as Bane of Doom will also take place before any Deathrattles.
  • Like triggered effects, players cannot choose the targets of Deathrattles. While the developers' policy is to explicitly state when a visible target of a Deathrattle is random, this may in some cases be left unstated, in order to simplify the card text.

Sequence of events[edit | edit source]

An equipped Death's Bite displaying the Deathrattle icon
Main article: Advanced rulebook

Deathrattles and death-related effects take place after damage has been exchanged and minions/weapons have been destroyed and removed from the board. This prevents Deathrattles from acting upon other minions which were destroyed in the same combat. It also prevents several simultaneous events from acting upon consequences of Deathrattles or other triggered events. The same is true for secrets and triggered effects which are activated from death, such as Duplicate and Cult Master, which are treated exactly the same as Deathrattles.

Note that all effects triggered from the death of a minion will play out in the order in which they were put into play, regardless of type of effect.[1] For example, if a mage plays Duplicate followed by Abomination, and the Abomination is then destroyed on the opponent's turn, the Duplicate will activate before the Abomination's own Deathrattle; while if the Abomination was played first, its Deathrattle will activate first, followed by the secret.[2][3] Deathrattles do not gain any special priority.

Note also that when multiple minions are killed simultaneously, their deaths will be resolved one at a time, in the order in which they entered play.

Once all destroyed minions have been removed from the board, each death will be resolved, including the activation of any death-related effects - this includes the minion's own Deathrattle, triggered effects such as Cult Master, and Secrets such as Duplicate. Resolution takes place one minion at a time, in order in which the minions entered play. As each death is resolved, all eligible triggered events will play out in the order in which the effect entered play, including the minion's own Deathrattle, Secrets and other effects. Each effect will play out individually and resolve, before the next activates. Once all related effects have played out for the minion, the next simultaneous minion's death will begin to resolve.

For example, if a Sylvanas Windrunner attacks another Sylvanas Windrunner, destroying both minions, the Deathrattle of the Sylvanas which was summoned first will take place first, followed by the Deathrattle of the Sylvanas which was summoned second. Order of minion summoning can therefore be extremely significant.

For a more thorough explanation of Deathrattles and their interactions with other effects, see the Advanced rulebook.

Cards with Deathrattle[edit | edit source]

This section lists all cards which possess or provide Deathrattle.

Collectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Acornbearer Common Minion General Druid 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Squirrels to your hand. You'd be nuts to mess with the squirrel squad.
Goblin Bomb Common Minion Mech Any 1 0 2
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. They're Dr. Boom's babies. His baby boomers.
Jar Dealer Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Add a random 1-Cost minion to your hand. What's in the jar? It could be anyone!
Leper Gnome Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. He really just wants to be your friend, but the constant rejection is starting to really get to him.
Mecharoo Common Minion Mech Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Jo-E Bot. Its project name was KAN-GA. The little one was R-00.
Saronite Taskmaster Common Minion General Any 1 2 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 0/3 Free Agent with Taunt for your opponent. Don't even think of asking for time off.
Serrated Tooth Common Weapon Rogue 1 1 3
Deathrattle: Give your minions RushThe tooth hurts, don’t it?
Swamp Dragon Egg Common Minion General Any 1 0 3
Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand. Would you eat them in a ditch? Would you eat them with a witch?
Violet Spellwing Common Minion Elemental Mage 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Add an 'Arcane Missiles' spell to your hand. A bird in the hand is worth three missiles in the grave.
Witchwood Imp Common Minion Demon Warlock 1 1 1
Stealth
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +2 Health. THIS wood imp. Stop asking!
Dead Ringer Common Minion Mech Priest 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck. Shortstop on N'zoth's softball team.
EVIL Conscripter Common Minion General Priest 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Add a Lackey to your hand. Kobold! There's a place you can handle
I said kobold! When you're short in the candle
Cast a spell with the E! V! I! L!
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
Kobold Sandtrooper Common Minion General Any 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. Stay while, take candle.
Loot Hoarder Common Minion General Any 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Draw a card. Always roll need.
Lost Spirit Common Minion General Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Give your minions +1 Attack She simply refuses to ask for directions.
Scarab Egg Common Minion General Any 2 0 2
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Scarabs. They say you can’t make an omelet without AHHH THEY’RE EATING MY FACE!
Serpent Egg Common Minion General Any 2 0 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/4 Sea Serpent. These things go from "adorable danger noodle!" to "MY FACE IS MELTING!" all too quickly.
Tasty Flyfish Common Minion Murloc Any 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Give a Dragon in your hand +2/+2. Reinforced with vitamins and mrglrls.
Woodcutter's Axe Common Weapon Warrior 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion with Rush +2/+1. It's a lumberjack's axe and that's ok.
Bronze Herald Common Minion Dragon Paladin 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Add two 4/4 Dragons to your hand. This is why you shouldn't shoot the messenger.
Harvest Golem Common Minion Mech Any 3 2 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 2/1 Damaged Golem. "Overheat threshold exceeded. System failure. Wheat clog in port two. Shutting down."
Kaboom Bot Common Minion Mech Any 3 2 2
Deathrattle: Deal 4 damage to a random enemy minion. More Boom for your buck.
Ursatron Common Minion Mech Hunter 3 3 3
Deathrattle: Draw a Mech from your deck. It's been programmed to include all the bear necessities.
Arena Treasure Chest Common Minion General Any 4 0 4
Deathrattle: Draw 2 cards. Yeah it's great, but did you see the Arena Treasure Arms?!
Hench-Clan Shadequill Common Minion General Priest 4 4 7
Deathrattle: Restore 5 Health to the enemy hero. The Hench-Clan has a point.
Piloted Reaper Common Minion Mech Any 4 3 2
Deathrattle: Summon a random minion from your hand that costs (2) or less. New facial recognition systems keep out the Lorewalkers and Doomsayers.
Rumbletusk Shaker Common Minion General Any 4 3 2
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/2 Rumbletusk Breaker. Rub a dub dub, three trolls in a tub.
And who do you think dey be?
Da Shaker, Da Breaker, and Da Undatakah.
And all of dem comin' for me.
Mechano-Egg Common Minion Mech Paladin 5 0 5
Deathrattle: Summon an 8/8 Robosaur. When you need more iron in your diet.
Rotten Applebaum Common Minion General Any 5 4 5
Taunt
Deathrattle: Restore 4 Health to your hero. Key ingredient in Gilnean applesauce.
Eccentric Scribe Common Minion General Any 6 6 4
Deathrattle: Summon four 1/1 Vengeful Scrolls. Them's fightin' words!
Safeguard Common Minion Mech Any 6 4 5
Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a 0/5 Vault Safe with TauntKeep it secret. Keep it safeguarded!
Deranged Doctor Common Minion General Any 8 8 8
Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to your hero. Unfortunately, his doctorate is in Murloc Literature.
Anubisath Warbringer Common Minion General Any 9 9 9
Deathrattle: Give all minions in your hand +3/+3. Some dogs will bring you a bone or a squeaky toy. This one brings war!
Shimmerfly Rare Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Hunter spell to your hand. Plenty of buzz around this card.
Test Subject Rare Minion General Priest 1 0 2
Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand. "Now I feel... REALLY icky."
Expired Merchant Rare Minion General Warlock 2 2 1
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Deathrattle: Add 2 copies of it to your hand. The "best by" date is more like a guideline.
Grandmummy Rare Minion General Priest 2 1 2
Reborn
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. A grandmummy’s love is eternal.
Void Analyst Rare Minion Demon Warlock 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Give all Demons in your hand +1/+1. Conclusion: Nothing there.
Bad Luck Albatross Rare Minion Beast Any 3 4 3
Deathrattle: Shuffle two 1/1 Albatross into your opponent's deck. Legend holds that it's bad luck to harm it. So maybe just pat it on the head, okay?
Infested Goblin Rare Minion General Any 3 2 3
Taunt
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Scarabs with Taunt to your hand. Trust us. DON'T go cheap on the scarab repellent.
Necrium Blade Rare Weapon Rogue 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Trigger the Deathrattle of a random friendly minion. Grab death by the handle.
Salhet's Pride Rare Minion Beast Paladin 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Draw two 1-Health minions from your deck. Pride cometh before the maul.
Spider Bomb Rare Minion Mech Hunter 3 2 2
Magnetic
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion. Wrecks a dude, any size. Catches thieves, eats those guys. Look out! Here comes a Spider Bomb!
Bellringer Sentry Rare Minion General Paladin 4 3 4
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Put a Secret from your deck into the battlefield. Who are you? Eh, none of my business.
Blightnozzle Crawler Rare Minion Mech Rogue 4 2 4
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Poisonous and Rush. "Well we HAD it contained. Then you went and gave it legs!"
Eager Underling Rare Minion General Warlock 4 2 2
Deathrattle: Give two random friendly minions +2/+2. Eager to please, even if it kills him.
Murloc Tastyfin Rare Minion Murloc Any 4 3 2
Deathrattle: Draw 2 Murlocs from your deck. He was destined for the soup. One way or another…
Replicating Menace Rare Minion Mech Any 4 3 1
Magnetic
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Microbots. It's a car!
*Whomp whomp whomp*
It's a robot!
*Whomp whom-CRUNCH*
It's... three.. smaller robots!
Sahket Sapper Rare Minion Pirate Rogue 4 4 4
Deathrattle: Return a random enemy minion to your opponent's hand. "Here, you dropped this."
Abomination Rare Minion General Any 5 4 4
Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to ALL characters. Abominations enjoy Fresh Meat and long walks on the beach.
Chronobreaker Rare Minion Dragon Priest 5 4 5
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all enemy minions. If he asks to borrow your watch, just say no.
Convincing Infiltrator Rare Minion General Priest 5 2 6
Taunt
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion. It's always nice to steal a familiar face.
Recurring Villain Rare Minion General Any 5 3 6
Deathrattle: If this minion has 4 or more Attack, resummon it. Mwahahaha! You'll never catch him this time!
Coffin Crasher Rare Minion General Priest 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Summon a Deathrattle minion from your hand. Also does weddings.
Cursed Castaway Rare Minion Pirate Rogue 6 5 3
Rush
Deathrattle: Draw a Combo card from your deck. She was an ordinary castaway... until she found that cursed volleyball.
Khartut Defender Rare Minion General Any 6 3 4
Taunt, Reborn
Deathrattle: Restore 3 Health to your hero. Gesundheit!
Mechanical Whelp Rare Minion Mech Any 6 2 2
Deathrattle: Summon a 7/7 Mechanical Dragon. "Well if I didn't build the whelp and YOU didn't build the whelp…"
Savannah Highmane Rare Minion Beast Hunter 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Hyenas. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion gets slowly consumed by hyenas.
Spark Drill Rare Minion Mech Any 6 5 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand. Preferred weapon of Dr. Boom's orthodontist.
Tunnel Blaster Rare Minion General Any 7 3 7
Taunt
Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to all minions. And you always thought they wore the candles just for fun.
Immortal Prelate Epic Minion General Paladin 2 1 3
Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck. It keeps any enchantments. She protec.
She attac.
But most importantly,
she come bac.
Voodoo Doll Epic Minion General Any 3 1 1
Battlecry: Choose a minion. Deathrattle: Destroy the chosen minion. "Aww, I love it! It even kinda looks like me."
Waggle Pick Epic Weapon Rogue 4 4 2
Deathrattle: Return a random friendly minion to your hand. It costs (2) less. Kobolds informally refer to its effect as a deathwaggle.
Weaponized Piñata Epic Minion Mech Any 4 4 3
Deathrattle: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. It'll be fine. It's not like they have any reason to hate us.
Chromatic Egg Epic Minion General Any 5 0 3
Battlecry: Secretly Discover a Dragon to hatch into. Deathrattle: Hatch! Nefarian was known for creating two things: horrible monsters and excellent breakfasts.
Blatant Decoy Epic Minion General Any 6 5 5
Deathrattle: Each player summons the lowest Cost minion from their hand. "Hah! You is being tricked by ME! Togwaggle!"
Splitting Festeroot Epic Minion General Any 8 4 4
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Splitting Saplings. No use crying over split Festeroot.
Bloodmage Thalnos Legendary Minion General Any 2 1 1
Spell Damage +1. Deathrattle: Draw a card. He's in charge of the Annual Scarlet Monastery Blood Drive!
Dragonrider Talritha Legendary Minion General Paladin 3 3 3
Deathrattle: Give a Dragon in your hand +3/+3 and this DeathrattleYou can't just run away from your problems. Unless you have another dragon to jump to.
Mindflayer Kaahrj Legendary Minion General Priest 3 3 3
Battlecry: Choose an enemy minion.
Deathrattle: Summon a new copy of it. It’s pronounced "Kaahrj."
SN1P-SN4P Legendary Minion Mech Any 3 2 3
Magnetic, Echo
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Microbots. "It's gonna be snip this, snap that. Bada-snip, bada-snap!"
Gral, the Shark Legendary Minion Beast Rogue 5 2 2
Battlecry: Eat a minion in your deck and gain its stats.
Deathrattle: Add it to your hand. “… We’re gonna need a bigger board.”
Waxadred Legendary Minion Dragon Rogue 5 7 5
Deathrattle: Shuffle a Candle into your deck that resummons Waxadred when drawn. Waxadred the dragon fought for his king, frolicking through the fields melting everything!
Cairne Bloodhoof Legendary Minion General Any 6 4 5
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/5 Baine Bloodhoof. Cairne was killed by Garrosh, so... don't put this guy in a Warrior deck. It's pretty insensitive.
Dr. Morrigan Legendary Minion General Warlock 6 5 5
Deathrattle: Swap this with a minion from your deck. She will NOT STOP until she gets tenure.
Oblivitron Legendary Minion Mech Hunter 6 3 4
Deathrattle: Summon a Mech from your hand and trigger its DeathrattleReduce, reuse, re-rattle!
The Beast Legendary Minion Beast Any 6 9 7
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn for your opponent. He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it.
Zerek, Master Cloner Legendary Minion General Priest 6 5 5
Deathrattle: If you've cast any spells on this minion, resummon it. His original name was Aerek. Then the first clone was Berek. They went evil around Merek.
Lucentbark Legendary Minion General Druid 8 4 8
Taunt
Deathrattle: Go dormant. Restore 5 Health to awaken this minion. Always feels refreshed after a little dirt nap.
Octosari Legendary Minion Beast Any 8 8 8
Deathrattle: Draw 8 cards. Eight arms of sand-flinging, foe-wringing, card-slinging fury!
Tirion Fordring Legendary Minion General Paladin 8 6 6
Divine Shield. Taunt. Deathrattle: Equip a 5/3 Ashbringer. If you haven't heard the Tirion Fordring theme song, it's because it doesn't exist.
Hakkar, the Soulflayer Legendary Minion General Any 10 9 6
Deathrattle: Shuffle a Corrupted Blood into each player's deck. ATTENTION: Do not enter any major city while infected with the Corrupted Blood!
Mecha'thun Legendary Minion Mech Any 10 10 10
Deathrattle: If you have no cards in your deck, hand, and battlefield, destroy the enemy hero. "Your software will fail. Your users will abandon you. You are already obsolete."
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Acornbearer(90589).png
Goblin Bomb(89850).png
Jar Dealer(90694).png
Leper Gnome(513).png
Mecharoo(89933).png
Saronite Taskmaster(90205).png
Serrated Tooth(90271).png
Shimmerfly(90619).png
Swamp Dragon Egg(89449).png
Test Subject(89911).png
Violet Spellwing(151421).png
Witchwood Imp(89468).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Dead Ringer(89819).png
EVIL Conscripter(90592).png
Expired Merchant(90723).png
Grandmummy(90762).png
Hench-Clan Hogsteed(90594).png
Immortal Prelate(90152).png
Kobold Sandtrooper(90848).png
Loot Hoarder(395).png
Lost Spirit(89472).png
Scarab Egg(90263).png
Serpent Egg(90815).png
Tasty Flyfish(151390).png
Void Analyst(89886).png
Woodcutter's Axe(89383).png
Bad Luck Albatross(151358).png
Bronze Herald(90597).png
Dragonrider Talritha(151321).png
Harvest Golem(386).png
Infested Goblin(90756).png
Kaboom Bot(89935).png
Mindflayer Kaahrj(151368).png
Necrium Blade(89872).png
Salhet's Pride(90712).png
SN1P-SN4P(90680).png
Spider Bomb(89807).png
Ursatron(90653).png
Voodoo Doll(89404).png
Arena Treasure Chest(90286).png
Bellringer Sentry(89410).png
Blightnozzle Crawler(89841).png
Eager Underling(90577).png
Hench-Clan Shadequill(90629).png
Murloc Tastyfin(90210).png
Piloted Reaper(89931).png
Replicating Menace(89875).png
Rumbletusk Shaker(90266).png
Sahket Sapper(90791).png
Waggle Pick(90631).png
Weaponized Piñata(89824).png
Abomination(597).png
Chromatic Egg(151345).png
Chronobreaker(151369).png
Convincing Infiltrator(90630).png
Gral, the Shark(90189).png
Mechano-Egg(89901).png
Recurring Villain(90663).png
Rotten Applebaum(89347).png
Waxadred(127292).png
Blatant Decoy(90841).png
Cairne Bloodhoof(498).png
Coffin Crasher(89368).png
Cursed Castaway(89376).png
Dr. Morrigan(89890).png
Eccentric Scribe(90671).png
Khartut Defender(90794).png
Mechanical Whelp(89852).png
Oblivitron(90557).png
Safeguard(90651).png
Savannah Highmane(8).png
Spark Drill(89928).png
The Beast(179).png
Zerek, Master Cloner(89863).png
Tunnel Blaster(90660).png
Deranged Doctor(89466).png
Lucentbark(90566).png
Octosari(90826).png
Splitting Festeroot(89419).png
Tirion Fordring(391).png
Anubisath Warbringer(90750).png
Hakkar, the Soulflayer(90190).png
Mecha'thun(89877).png


Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Clockwork Gnome Common Minion Mech Any 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part card to your hand. Clockwork gnomes are always asking what time it is.
Fiery Bat Common Minion Beast Hunter 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to a random enemy. He'll always be our first.
Mistress of Mixtures Common Minion General Any 1 2 2
Deathrattle: Restore 4 Health to each hero. Her favorite mixture is cola and lime.
Possessed Villager Common Minion General Warlock 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Shadowbeast. It's like a pinata! A lame disgusting horrific pinata.
Runic Egg Common Minion General Any 1 0 2
Deathrattle: Draw a card. Oh man! Runic omelettes are the best!
Tentacle of N'Zoth Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. Because EVERYDAY is the Day of the Tentacle of N'zoth.
Webspinner Common Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Beast card to your hand. Spider cocoons are like little piñatas!
Zealous Initiate Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. Ok, Initiate. You need to settle down and do your job. In this case, that means die so someone else can get a minor buff.
Zombie Chow Common Minion General Any 1 2 3
Deathrattle: Restore 5 Health to the enemy hero. Zombie. It's what's for dinner.
Drygulch Jailor Common Minion General Paladin 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Add 3 Silver Hand Recruits to your hand. Hard time: 6-10 turns for candle-nappin'.
Explosive Sheep Common Minion Mech Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to all minions. How is this supposed to work? Your enemies think, "Hey! Cute sheep!" and run over to cuddle it?
Haunted Creeper Common Minion Beast Any 2 1 2
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Spectral Spiders. Arachnofauxbia: Fear of fake spiders.
Huge Toad Common Minion Beast Any 2 3 2
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to a random enemy. Deals damage when he croaks.
Jade Swarmer Common Minion General Rogue 2 1 1
Stealth, Deathrattle: Summon a Jade GolemHe's so good at swarming, he can swarm all by himself!
Kindly Grandmother Common Minion Beast Hunter 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/2 Big Bad Wolf. "Goodness! What… abundant drool you have."
Mad Scientist Common Minion General Any 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Put a Secret from your deck into the battlefield. His mother wanted him to be a mage or a warlock, but noooooooo, he had to go and be a scientist like his father.
Plated Beetle Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 3
Deathrattle: Gain 3 Armor. "Ok, your party has defeated the beetle." "I put it on my head." "What?" "I put it on my head. Like a hat."
Shimmering Tempest Common Minion Elemental Mage 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. HATES being summoned for Kirin Tor party lighting.
Unstable Ghoul Common Minion General Any 2 1 3
Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. Filling your Ghouls with Rocket Fuel is all the rage at Necromancer school.
Volatile Elemental Common Minion Elemental Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to a random enemy minion. Currently in an anger management class with Raging Worgen, Grommash Hellscream, and The Angry Chicken. It isn't helping.
Backstreet Leper Common Minion General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. Quit playing games with his heart. And his fingers. And foot. It's rude.
Dancing Swords Common Minion General Any 3 4 4
Deathrattle: Your opponent draws a card. They like to dance to reggae.
Dark Cultist Common Minion General Priest 3 3 4
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +3 Health. The Cult of the Damned has found it's best not to mention their name when recruiting new cultists.
Deadly Fork Common Minion General Rogue 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Add a 3/2 weapon to your hand. For a proper setting, place the deadly fork after the salad fork, but before the dinner fork.
Eggnapper Common Minion General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Raptors. Often misunderstood, it's just that he likes to use the eggs as pillows.
Gilded Gargoyle Common Minion General Priest 3 2 2
Deathrattle: Add a Coin to your hand. You hear a coin rattling inside the slotted gargoyle... What could it mean?
Igneous Elemental Common Minion Elemental Any 3 2 3
Deathrattle: Add two 1/2 Elementals to your hand. We wanted to name him "Ingenious Elemental", but he just wasn't that bright.
Mounted Raptor Common Minion Beast Druid 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Summon a random 1-Cost minion. Clever girl!
Shaky Zipgunner Common Minion General Hunter 3 3 3
Deathrattle: Give a random minion in your hand +2/+2. The Grimy Goons can get you any weapon you want but if you want it to not explode you gotta pay extra.
Spawn of N'Zoth Common Minion General Any 3 2 2
Deathrattle: Give your minions +1/+1. Who's a cute widdle N'Zoth? You are! Yes you are! Yes you're the cutest widdle N'Zoth in the whole world!!!
Vryghoul Common Minion General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: If it's your opponent's turn, summon a 2/2 Ghoul. It's pronounced VERY GHOUL. Don't let anyone tell you different.
Anub'ar Ambusher Common Minion General Rogue 4 5 5
Deathrattle: Return a random friendly minion to your hand. Originally he was called "Anub'ar Guy who bounces a guy back to your hand", but it lacked a certain zing.
Blood Razor Common Weapon Warrior 4 2 2
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. For the close shave that you've always wanted. Caution: Very sharp.
Cursed Disciple Common Minion General Any 4 5 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/1 Revenant. Politer than his brother, the cursing disciple, but far more evil.
Death's Bite Common Weapon Warrior 4 4 2
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. "Take a bite outta Death." - McScruff the Deathlord
Hoarding Dragon Common Minion Dragon Any 4 5 6
Deathrattle: Give your opponent two Coins. Keeps his two cents to himself.
Infested Tauren Common Minion General Any 4 2 3
Taunt. Deathrattle: Summon a 2/2 Slime. The Overmind and the Old Gods are surprisingly similar.
Mechanical Yeti Common Minion Mech Any 4 4 5
Deathrattle: Give each player a Spare Part. The yetis of Chillwind Point are a source of both inspiration and savage beatings.
Piloted Shredder Common Minion Mech Any 4 4 3
Deathrattle: Summon a random 2-Cost minion. Once upon a time, only goblins piloted shredders. These days, everyone from Doomsayer to Lorewalker Cho seems to ride one.
Polluted Hoarder Common Minion General Any 4 4 2
Deathrattle: Draw a card. Roll ‘greed’ OR THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.
Southsea Squidface Common Minion Pirate Rogue 4 4 4
Deathrattle: Give your weapon +2 Attack. Quick! Before I drown! Let me sharpen your sword for you.
Tomb Pillager Common Minion General Rogue 4 5 4
Deathrattle: Add a Coin to your hand. After the guild broke up, he could no longer raid the tombs.
Tortollan Shellraiser Common Minion General Priest 4 2 6
Taunt
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. A hero... In a half-shell.
Voidcaller Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 3 4
Deathrattle: Put a random Demon from your hand into the battlefield. "Void! Here, void! Here, buddy!"
Anubisath Sentinel Common Minion General Any 5 4 4
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +3/+3. He's actually a 1/1 who picked up the hammer from the last guy.
Bone Baron Common Minion General Rogue 5 5 5
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Skeletons to your hand. "Oil," "Rail," and "Blubber" were already taken.
Skelemancer Common Minion General Any 5 2 2
Deathrattle: If it's your opponent's turn, summon an 8/8 Skeleton. What do you mean there's no such thing as "Skelemancy?" But "Dinomancy" is ok?
Sated Threshadon Common Minion Beast Any 7 5 7
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Murlocs. Bet you can't eat just one murloc!
Silver Vanguard Common Minion General Any 7 3 3
Deathrattle: Recruit an 8-Cost minion. Float like a Faerie Dragon, sting like a Hivequeen.
Violet Wurm Common Minion Beast Any 8 7 7
Deathrattle: Summon seven 1/1 Grubs. It's wurms all the way down.
Crystalline Oracle Rare Minion Elemental Priest 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Copy a card from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. Being made of light has its disadvantages, but at least it's always looking on the bright side.
Raptor Hatchling Rare Minion Beast Hunter 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Shuffle a 4/3 Raptor into your deck. They’re just baby teeth. Lots and lots of baby teeth.
Selfless Hero Rare Minion General Paladin 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield"Don't worry about me… I'll just be here... under these tentacles."
Darkshire Librarian Rare Minion General Warlock 2 3 2
Battlecry: Discard a random card. Deathrattle: Draw a card. Do NOT be late with your overdue fines.
Darnassus Aspirant Rare Minion General Druid 2 2 3
Battlecry: Gain an empty Mana Crystal. Deathrattle: Lose a Mana Crystal. She loves mana crystals, she hates mana crystals. So fickle!
Nerubian Egg Rare Minion General Any 2 0 2
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/4 Nerubian. Eggs are a good source of protein and Nerubians.
Undercity Huckster Rare Minion General Rogue 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Add a random class card to your hand (from your opponent's class). Psst! Wanna buy a random class card (from your opponent's class)?
Deathlord Rare Minion General Any 3 2 8
Taunt. Deathrattle: Your opponent puts a minion from their deck into the battlefield. "Rise from your grave!" - Kel'Thuzad
Devilsaur Egg Rare Minion General Any 3 0 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Devilsaur. A key ingredient in all discerning Funnel Cake recipes.
Greedy Sprite Rare Minion General Druid 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Gain an empty Mana Crystal. Sparkliest of the seven deadly sprites.
Infest Rare Spell Hunter 3
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Add a random Beast to your hand." The best part is the look on their face when you jump out of the cake! Err… corpse.
Mountainfire Armor Rare Minion General Warrior 3 4 3
Deathrattle: If it's your opponent's turn, gain 6 Armor. Excuse me. Your mountain is on fire.
Powermace Rare Weapon Shaman 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly Mech +2/+2. People assume that shamans control the elements, but really, they have to ask them stuff and the elements are like, "Yeah ok, sure."
Shallow Gravedigger Rare Minion General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand. It's hard to put them six feet under when you're three feet tall.
Arrogant Crusader Rare Minion General Paladin 4 5 2
Deathrattle: If it's your opponent's turn, summon a 2/2 Ghoul. To be honest, he was kind of a jerk even BEFORE he was bitten by that ghoul.
Exploding Bloatbat Rare Minion Beast Hunter 4 2 1
Deathrattle:
Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions. We've all been there after a night of one-too-many funnel cakes.
Infested Wolf Rare Minion Beast Hunter 4 3 3
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Spiders. A little flea powder will fix that right up.
Kobold Illusionist Rare Minion General Rogue 4 3 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 copy of a minion from your hand. He can make ANYTHING look like a candle.
Shifting Shade Rare Minion General Priest 4 4 3
Deathrattle: Copy a card from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. Yeah, it's cooler in the shade, but you're also more likely to get JACKED.
Ticking Abomination Rare Minion General Any 4 5 6
Deathrattle: Deal 5 damage to your minions. Abomination. Emphasis on the second syllable.
Bomb Squad Rare Minion General Any 5 2 2
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to an enemy minion. Deathrattle: Deal 5 damage to your hero. Please don't explode! Please don't explode! Please don't explode!
Corrupted Healbot Rare Minion Mech Any 5 6 6
Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to the enemy hero. Not so much "corrupted" as "has terrible aim".
Direhorn Hatchling Rare Minion Beast Warrior 5 3 6
Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle a 6/9 Direhorn with Taunt into your deck. His mom could beat up your mom.
Sludge Belcher Rare Minion General Any 5 3 5
Taunt. Deathrattle: Summon a 1/2 Slime with TauntDO NOT GIVE HIM A ROOT BEER.
Bone Drake Rare Minion Dragon Any 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand. The bone drake brings all the dragons to the yard. He would teach you, but you have no cards.
Cruel Dinomancer Rare Minion General Warlock 6 5 5
Deathrattle: Summon a random minion you discarded this game. As that old saying goes: "you don't get into dinomancing to make friends."
Moat Lurker Rare Minion General Any 6 3 3
Battlecry: Destroy a minion. Deathrattle: Resummon it. He really enjoys lurking and gets a lot of job satisfaction out of it.
Possessed Lackey Rare Minion General Warlock 6 2 2
Deathrattle: Recruit a Demon. If you don't keep up with your payments, it'll be a repossessed lackey.
Wobbling Runts Rare Minion General Any 6 2 6
Deathrattle: Summon three 2/2 Runts. The fourth one fell off in a tragic accident. They don't talk about it.
Grizzled Guardian Rare Minion Beast Druid 8 3 5
Taunt
Deathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less. Favorite sandwich? Grizzled cheese.
Meanstreet Marshal Epic Minion General Paladin 1 1 2
Deathrattle: If this minion has 2 or more Attack, draw a card. Remember, submit your bribes directly to the Marshal - it's the law!
Weasel Tunneler Epic Minion Beast Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your opponent's deck. He's the reason the First Bank of Gadgetzan has steel floors.
Primalfin Champion Epic Minion Murloc Paladin 2 1 2
Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand. Sure, he'll return your stuff. OVER HIS DEAD BODY!
Rat Pack Epic Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 2
Deathrattle: Summon a number of 1/1 Rats equal to this minion's Attack. He's gonna do it his way.
Astral Tiger Epic Minion General Druid 4 3 5
Deathrattle: Shuffle a copy of this minion into your deck. Astral kitty litter is surprisingly hard to find.
Charged Hammer Epic Weapon Shaman 4 2 4
Deathrattle: Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage.' You can only pick it up if you are worthy.
Dreadsteed Epic Minion Demon Warlock 4 1 1
Deathrattle: At the end of the turn, summon a Dreadsteed. Crescendo himself summoned this steed, riding it to victory in the Grand Tournament. Wherever he rides, an army of riders ride behind him, supporting the legendary champion.
Meat Wagon Epic Minion Mech Any 4 1 4
Deathrattle: Summon a minion from your deck with less Attack than this minion. Necromancers call it "Meals on Wheels."
Rattling Rascal Epic Minion General Any 4 2 2
Battlecry: Summon a 5/5 Skeleton. Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Skeleton for your opponent. Don't give up, skeleton!
Twilight Summoner Epic Minion General Any 4 1 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Faceless Destroyer. If you strike him down, he shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
Carnivorous Cube Epic Minion General Any 5 4 6
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion.
Deathrattle: Summon 2 copies of it. He's always grumpy until he's eaten his first barista of the morning.
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.
Hammer of Twilight Epic Weapon Shaman 5 4 2
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/2 Elemental. Stop! It's Twilight Hammer time.
Tentacles for Arms Epic Weapon Warrior 5 2 2
Deathrattle: Return this to your hand. That's right. Garrosh just slapped you to death with a tentacle.
Piloted Sky Golem Epic Minion Mech Any 6 6 4
Deathrattle: Summon a random 4-Cost minion. The pinnacle of goblin engineering. Includes an espresso machine and foot massager.
Abominable Bowman Epic Minion General Hunter 7 6 7
Deathrattle: Summon a random friendly Beast that died this game. Frosty the Bowman... was an angry hateful soul... with a fresh hewn bow and a missing nose...
Giant Anaconda Epic Minion Beast Druid 7 5 3
Deathrattle: Summon a minion from your hand with 5 or more Attack. Must be something it ate.
Obsidian Statue Epic Minion General Priest 9 4 8
Taunt, Lifesteal
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion. The original artist spent many hours with a fine chisel perfecting the facial expression for maximum tauntiness.
Voidlord Epic Minion Demon Warlock 9 3 9
Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/3 Demons with TauntNever let it hold your checkbook.
Kingsbane Legendary Weapon Rogue 1 1 3
Always keeps enchantments. Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck. But it has a soft spot for emperors.
Pyros Legendary Minion Elemental Mage 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Return this to your hand as a 6/6 that cost (6). If you strike her down, she shall become more powerful than you can possibly… well, she'll become a 6/6 anyways.
Sergeant Sally Legendary Minion General Any 3 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal damage equal to the minion's Attack to all enemy minions. "Who is she? Where did she come from? We don't even have a police force here in Gadgetzan!!" - Mayor Noggenfogger
Arfus Legendary Minion Beast Any 4 2 2
Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand. There must always be a Lick King.
Sherazin, Corpse Flower Legendary Minion General Rogue 4 5 3
Deathrattle: Go dormant. Play 4 cards in a turn to revive this minion. A Tortollan gardener's worst nightmare.
Twig of the World Tree Legendary Weapon Druid 4 1 5
Deathrattle: Gain 10 Mana Crystals. For druids who want to branch out.
Xaril, Poisoned Mind Legendary Minion General Rogue 4 3 2
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a random Toxin card to your hand. It's basically your own fault if you go around drinking weird green potions handed out by creepy mantid dudes.
Feugen Legendary Minion General Any 5 4 7
Deathrattle: If Stalagg also died this game, summon Thaddius. Feugen is sad because everyone likes Stalagg better.
Stalagg Legendary Minion General Any 5 7 4
Deathrattle: If Feugen also died this game, summon Thaddius. Stalagg want to write own flavor text. "STALAGG AWESOME!"
White Eyes Legendary Minion General Shaman 5 5 5
Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'The Storm Guardian' into your deck. My life for Aya!
Aya Blackpaw Legendary Minion General 6 5 3
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Summon a Jade GolemThough young, Aya took over as the leader of Jade Lotus through her charisma and strategic acumen when her predecessor was accidentally crushed by a jade golem.
Rin, the First Disciple Legendary Minion General Warlock 6 3 6
Taunt.
Deathrattle: Add 'The First Seal' to your hand. Signed and sealed, she delivers oblivion.
Sylvanas Windrunner Legendary Minion General Any 6 5 5
Deathrattle: Take control of a random enemy minion. Sylvanas was turned into the Banshee Queen by Arthas, but he probably should have just killed her because it just pissed her off.
The Skeleton Knight Legendary Minion General Any 6 7 4
Deathrattle: Reveal a minion in each deck. If yours costs more, return this to your hand. Apparently it really was just a flesh wound.
Toshley Legendary Minion General Any 6 5 7
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part card to your hand. Something about power converters.
Val'anyr Legendary Weapon Paladin 6 4 2
Deathrattle: Give a minion in your hand +4/+2. When it dies, reequip this. Recently unearthed in one of the deepest kobold caves. Traded for a large candle.
Chillmaw Legendary Minion Dragon Any 7 6 6
Taunt
Deathrattle: If you're holding a Dragon, deal 3 damage to all minions. Chillmaw keeps trying to ruin the Grand Tournament, and she would've done it too, if it weren't for those dang kids!
Malorne Legendary Minion Beast Druid 7 9 7
Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your deck. When Malorne isn't mauling hordes of demons, he enjoys attending parties, though he prefers to go stag.
Anomalus Legendary Minion Elemental Mage 8 8 6
Deathrattle: Deal 8 damage to all minions. That's short for "Anomnomnomnomalus".
Kathrena Winterwisp Legendary Minion General Hunter 8 6 6
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Recruit a Beast. She’s not one of those treehugger elves – but she does like the occasional cuddle.
Rhonin Legendary Minion General Mage 8 7 7
Deathrattle: Add 3 copies of Arcane Missiles to your hand. A masterless shamurai.
Sneed's Old Shredder Legendary Minion Mech Any 8 5 7
Deathrattle: Summon a random Legendary minion. When Sneed was defeated in the Deadmines, his shredder was sold at auction to an anonymous buyer. (Probably Hogger.)
Anub'arak Legendary Minion General Rogue 9 8 4
Deathrattle: Return this to your hand and summon a 4/4 Nerubian. Was actually a pretty nice guy before, you know, the whole Lich King thing.
Hadronox Legendary Minion Beast Druid 9 3 7
Deathrattle: Summon your Taunt minions that died this game. The viziers of Azjol-Nerub released Hadronox as a last-ditch effort to hold back the Lich King. They did so by VERY carefully scooping him up in a LARGE newspaper and releasing him.
Majordomo Executus Legendary Minion General Any 9 9 7
Deathrattle: Replace your hero with Ragnaros, the Firelord. You thought Executus turned you into Ragnaros, but really Ragnaros was in you the whole time.
Deathwing, Dragonlord Legendary Minion Dragon Any 10 12 12
Deathrattle: Put all Dragons from your hand into the battlefield. To his credit, Deathwing really took to heart the feedback he was receiving that he needed to be "more of a team player".
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Meanstreet Marshal(49641).png
Mistress of Mixtures(49646).png
Possessed Villager(33171).png
Raptor Hatchling(55502).png
Runic Egg(42065).png
Selfless Hero(35245).png
Tentacle of N'Zoth(33130).png
Weasel Tunneler(49758).png
Webspinner(7741).png
Zealous Initiate(35222).png
Zombie Chow(683).png
Darkshire Librarian(35221).png
Darnassus Aspirant(22303).png
Drygulch Jailor(73329).png
Explosive Sheep(12180).png
Haunted Creeper(7756).png
Huge Toad(27219).png
Jade Swarmer(49713).png
Kindly Grandmother(42020).png
Mad Scientist(7748).png
Nerubian Egg(7738).png
Plated Beetle(76995).png
Primalfin Champion(55565).png
Pyros(52582).png
Shimmering Tempest(55561).png
Undercity Huckster(33135).png
Unstable Ghoul(7757).png
Volatile Elemental(55550).png
Backstreet Leper(49697).png
Dancing Swords(7736).png
Dark Cultist(7735).png
Deadly Fork(42057).png
Deathlord(7753).png
Devilsaur Egg(55567).png
Eggnapper(55595).png
Gilded Gargoyle(77005).png
Greedy Sprite(76972).png
Igneous Elemental(55559).png
Infest(33146).png
Mountainfire Armor(61818).png
Mounted Raptor(27253).png
Powermace(12269).png
Rat Pack(49681).png
Sergeant Sally(49728).png
Shaky Zipgunner(49669).png
Shallow Gravedigger(58720).png
Spawn of N'Zoth(33137).png
Vryghoul(62941).png
Anub'ar Ambusher(7728).png
Arfus(62923).png
Arrogant Crusader(62930).png
Astral Tiger(76982).png
Blood Razor(61815).png
Charged Hammer(22331).png
Cursed Disciple(76990).png
Death's Bite(7734).png
Dreadsteed(22337).png
Exploding Bloatbat(62942).png
Hoarding Dragon(76912).png
Infested Tauren(33128).png
Infested Wolf(35215).png
Kobold Illusionist(73331).png
Meat Wagon(62849).png
Mechanical Yeti(12253).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Polluted Hoarder(31111).png
Rattling Rascal(62893).png
Sherazin, Corpse Flower(55457).png
Shifting Shade(35186).png
Southsea Squidface(35241).png
Ticking Abomination(61811).png
Tomb Pillager(27229).png
Tortollan Shellraiser(55446).png
Twig of the World Tree(76878).png
Twilight Summoner(33175).png
Voidcaller(7733).png
Xaril, Poisoned Mind(33139).png
Anubisath Sentinel(27241).png
Bomb Squad(49696).png
Bone Baron(62939).png
Carnivorous Cube(73325).png
Corrupted Healbot(31109).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Fatespinner(61830).png
Feugen(7745).png
Hammer of Twilight(33163).png
Skelemancer(62943).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Stalagg(7744).png
Tentacles for Arms(33140).png
White Eyes(49726).png
Aya Blackpaw(49706).png
Bone Drake(62899).png
Cruel Dinomancer(55569).png
Moat Lurker(42063).png
Piloted Sky Golem(12175).png
Possessed Lackey(76948).png
Rin, the First Disciple(73326).png
Sylvanas Windrunner(33).png
The Skeleton Knight(22314).png
Toshley(12225).png
Val'anyr(76949).png
Wobbling Runts(27223).png
Abominable Bowman(61829).png
Chillmaw(22353).png
Giant Anaconda(55546).png
Malorne(12293).png
Sated Threshadon(55534).png
Silver Vanguard(76884).png
Anomalus(35230).png
Grizzled Guardian(76894).png
Kathrena Winterwisp(76873).png
Rhonin(22343).png
Sneed's Old Shredder(12187).png
Violet Wurm(77012).png
Anub'arak(22324).png
Hadronox(61828).png
Majordomo Executus(14456).png
Obsidian Statue(62870).png
Voidlord(76913).png
Deathwing, Dragonlord(33177).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Splitting Sapling None Minion General Any 3 2 2
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Woodchips. 
Leper Gnome Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. 
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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Boom Bot None Minion Mech Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 1-4 damage to a random enemy. 
Frozen Champion None Minion General Mage 1 0 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. 
Mana Treant None Minion General Druid 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Gain an empty Mana Crystal. 
Master Chest None Minion General Any 3 0 8
Deathrattle: Give your opponent a fantastic treasure! 
Frostmourne None Weapon Death Knight 7 5 3
Deathrattle: Summon every minion killed by this weapon. 
Pyros Legendary Minion Elemental Mage 6 6 6
Deathrattle:Return this to your hand as a 10/10 that costs (10). 
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Sources of Deathrattle[edit | edit source]

Deathrattle generating cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which generate Deathrattle minions.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Bomb Toss Common Spell Hunter 2
Deal 2 damage. Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb. Me throw face.
Violet Haze Common Spell Rogue 2
Add 2 random Deathrattle cards to your hand. Elite Tauren Chieftain's next hit single.
Whirliglider Common Minion General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb. She's on a bomb voyage.
Explodinator Common Minion Mech Any 4 3 2
Battlecry: Summon two 0/2 Goblin Bombs. When it absolutely, positively, has to blow up overnight.
Toxic Reinforcements Epic Spell Hunter 1
Sidequest: Use your Hero Power three times. Reward: Summon three 1/1 Leper Gnomes. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, a slingshot will be deployed for convenient evacuation.
Nine Lives Epic Spell Hunter 3
Discover a friendly Deathrattle minion that died this game. Also trigger its DeathrattleBeware the night of the living pets!
Splitting Festeroot Epic Minion General Any 8 4 4
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Splitting Saplings. No use crying over split Festeroot.
Myra Rotspring Legendary Minion General Rogue 5 4 2
Battlecry: Discover a Deathrattle minion. Also gain its DeathrattleOn her first day on the job, Myra removed the smoke detectors.
Blastmaster Boom Legendary Minion General Warrior 7 7 7
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Boom Bots for each Bomb in your opponent's deck. He's gonna fly through the air with the greatest of grease.
Boommaster Flark Legendary Minion General Hunter 7 5 5
Battlecry: Summon four 0/2 Goblin Bombs. Every good plan requires a bit of patience. And a lot of explosives.
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Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Museum Curator Common Minion General Priest 2 1 2
Battlecry: Discover a Deathrattle card. He is forever cursing the kids who climb on the rails and the evil archeologists who animate the exhibits.
Journey Below Rare Spell Rogue 1
Discover a Deathrattle card. Don't stop believing there's something below.
Shallow Gravedigger Rare Minion General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand. It's hard to put them six feet under when you're three feet tall.
Twilight's Call Rare Spell Priest 3
Summon 1/1 copies of 2 friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game. If you're experiencing resurrection sickness, press 1.
Ball of Spiders Rare Spell Hunter 6
Summon three 1/1 Webspinners. "THEY'RE EVERYWHERE GET THEM OFF!!!" - Everyone
Living Mana Epic Spell Druid 5
Transform your Mana Crystals into 2/2 Treants. Recover the mana when they die. If you truly love your mana, set it free.
Tomb Lurker Epic Minion General Any 5 5 3
Battlecry: Add a random Deathrattle minion that died this game to your hand. She hangs out in all the tombs, but she rarely posts.
Pyros Legendary Minion Elemental Mage 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Return this to your hand as a 6/6 that cost (6). If you strike her down, she shall become more powerful than you can possibly… well, she'll become a 6/6 anyways.
Dr. Boom Legendary Minion General Any 7 7 7
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Boom Bots. WARNING: Bots may explode. MARVEL AT HIS MIGHT!
Marin the Fox Legendary Minion General Any 8 6 6
Battlecry: Summon a 0/8 Treasure Chest for your opponent. (Break it for awesome loot!) My name is Marin the Fox. You took my treasure. Prepare to die.
Sindragosa Legendary Minion Dragon Mage 8 8 8
Battlecry: Summon two 0/1 Frozen Champions. "I recognize your effort but I think your magic still has room for improvement." - Sindragosa after taking a class on giving constructive feedback.
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Deathrattle granting cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which grant the Deathrattle ability to other minions or to itself.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Soul of the Murloc Common Spell Shaman 2
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc." Previously thought nonexistent.
Grave Rune Common Spell Priest 4
Give a minion "Deathrattle: Summon 2 copies of this." I'm gravely sorry to rune this.
Soul of the Forest Common Spell Druid 4
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Summon a 2/2 Treant." "Reforestation" is suddenly a terrifying word.
Ancestral Spirit Rare Spell Shaman 2
Give a minion "Deathrattle: Resummon this minion." It was just a flesh wound.
Cybertech Chip Rare Spell Hunter 2
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Add a random Mech to your hand." Goes great with Cyber-Salsa.
Spider Bomb Rare Minion Mech Hunter 3 2 2
Magnetic
Deathrattle: Destroy a random enemy minion. Wrecks a dude, any size. Catches thieves, eats those guys. Look out! Here comes a Spider Bomb!
Replicating Menace Rare Minion Mech Any 4 3 1
Magnetic
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Microbots. It's a car!
*Whomp whomp whomp*
It's a robot!
*Whomp whom-CRUNCH*
It's... three.. smaller robots!
Big Bad Voodoo Epic Spell Shaman 2
Give a friendly minion "Deathrattle: Summon a random minion that costs (1) more." Murlocs practice Small Nice Voodoo.
Necrium Apothecary Epic Minion General Rogue 5 2 5
Combo: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck and gain its DeathrattleNecrium: Get the afterlife without the aftertaste!
Dragonrider Talritha Legendary Minion General Paladin 3 3 3
Deathrattle: Give a Dragon in your hand +3/+3 and this DeathrattleYou can't just run away from your problems. Unless you have another dragon to jump to.
SN1P-SN4P Legendary Minion Mech Any 3 2 3
Magnetic, Echo
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Microbots. "It's gonna be snip this, snap that. Bada-snip, bada-snap!"
Myra Rotspring Legendary Minion General Rogue 5 4 2
Battlecry: Discover a Deathrattle minion. Also gain its DeathrattleOn her first day on the job, Myra removed the smoke detectors.
Da Undatakah Legendary Minion General Any 8 8 5
Battlecry: Gain the Deathrattle effects of 3 friendly minions that died this game. First Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Second: Draw 2 cards.
Third: Throw Mon'kind off a steel cage and plummet sixteen feet through an announcer’s table.
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Grave Rune(151417).png
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Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Elixir of Hope Common Spell Priest 3
Give a minion +2/+2 and "Deathrattle: Return this minion to your hand." 
Desperate Stand Rare Spell Paladin 2
Give a minion "Deathrattle: Return this to life with 1 Health." They're grateful for the help, but most minions would prefer not dying in the first place.
Explorer's Hat Rare Spell Hunter 2
Give a minion +1/+1 and "Deathrattle: Add an Explorer's Hat to your hand." Harrison Jones was disappointed that he didn't get to be part of the League of Explorers, but his hat did.
Infest Rare Spell Hunter 3
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Add a random Beast to your hand." The best part is the look on their face when you jump out of the cake! Err… corpse.
Primal Talismans Rare Spell Shaman 3
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Summon a random basic Totem." All that remained from the first kobold colony: a single talisman and the word "Flamestrike."
Unearthed Raptor Rare Minion General Rogue 3 3 4
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Gain a copy of its DeathrattleStill hunting for the ones who earthed him.
Corpse Raiser Rare Minion General Any 5 3 3
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion "Deathrattle: Resummon this minion." He was just minding his business, farming corpses, when you meddling adventurers came along.
Seeping Oozeling Rare Minion General Hunter 6 5 4
Battlecry: Gain the Deathrattle of a random minion in your deck. Uh, you might want to get that looked at.
Spikeridged Steed Rare Spell Paladin 6
Give a minion +2/+6 and Taunt. When it dies, summon a Stegodon. What beats cavalry? Dinosaur cavalry.
Spirit Echo Epic Spell Shaman 3
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Return this to your hand." I guess you can say they’re… “soul survivors.”
Val'anyr Legendary Weapon Paladin 6 4 2
Deathrattle: Give a minion in your hand +4/+2. When it dies, reequip this. Recently unearthed in one of the deepest kobold caves. Traded for a large candle.
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Related cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Dead Ringer Common Minion Mech Priest 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck. Shortstop on N'zoth's softball team.
Fireworks Tech Rare Minion General Hunter 2 2 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. If it has Deathrattle, trigger it. She learns by trial and error. Mostly error.
Necrium Blade Rare Weapon Rogue 3 3 2
Deathrattle: Trigger the Deathrattle of a random friendly minion. Grab death by the handle.
Coffin Crasher Rare Minion General Priest 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Summon a Deathrattle minion from your hand. Also does weddings.
Shadowy Figure Epic Minion General Priest 2 2 2
Battlecry: Transform into a 2/2 copy of a friendly Deathrattle minion. Terrible at shadow puppets: "This is... a tentacle! And this is... two tentacles!"
Nine Lives Epic Spell Hunter 3
Discover a friendly Deathrattle minion that died this game. Also trigger its DeathrattleBeware the night of the living pets!
Necromechanic Epic Minion General Hunter 4 3 6
Your Deathrattles trigger twice. If at first you don't succeed, die, die again.
Necrium Apothecary Epic Minion General Rogue 5 2 5
Combo: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck and gain its DeathrattleNecrium: Get the afterlife without the aftertaste!
Necrium Vial Epic Spell Rogue 5
Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle twice. Two near-death experiences for the price of one!
Reckless Experimenter Epic Minion General Priest 5 4 6
Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at the end of the turn. (Cost can't be reduced below 1.) It's hard to call her reckless when it's clear she knows what she's doing.
Anka, the Buried Legendary Minion General Rogue 5 5 5
Battlecry: Change each Deathrattle minion in your hand into a 1/1 that costs (1). "You look familiar. Were you at my first funeral?"
Oblivitron Legendary Minion Mech Hunter 6 3 4
Deathrattle: Summon a Mech from your hand and trigger its DeathrattleReduce, reuse, re-rattle!
Countess Ashmore Legendary Minion General Any 7 6 6
Battlecry: Draw a Rush, Lifesteal, and Deathrattle card from your deck. "1 minion… ah, ah, ah! 2 minions… ah, ah, ah! 3 minions… ah, ah, ah!"
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Shadowy Figure(90611).png
Necrium Blade(89872).png
Nine Lives(90583).png
Necromechanic(89917).png
Anka, the Buried(90741).png
Necrium Apothecary(151330).png
Necrium Vial(89879).png
Reckless Experimenter(89820).png
Coffin Crasher(89368).png
Oblivitron(90557).png
Countess Ashmore(89415).png


Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Play Dead Common Spell Hunter 1
Trigger a friendly minion's DeathrattleHe's a very literal dog.
Undertaker Common Minion General Any 1 1 2
Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1 Attack. In a world where you can run to a spirit healer and resurrect yourself, Undertakers do pretty light business.
Roll the Bones Rare Spell Rogue 2
Draw a card. If it has Deathrattle, cast this again. Call it: Heads or Tailbone…
Forlorn Stalker Rare Minion General Hunter 3 4 2
Battlecry: Give all minions with Deathrattle in your hand +1/+1. He's going to leave the dying up to you, if that's cool.
Lil' Exorcist Rare Minion General Any 3 2 3
Taunt Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each enemy Deathrattle minion. Warlocks have the town exorcist on speed dial in case they unleash the wrong demon.
Scarlet Purifier Rare Minion General Paladin 3 4 3
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all minions with DeathrattleThe Scarlet Crusade is doing market research to find out if the "Mauve Crusade" would be better received.
Terrorscale Stalker Rare Minion General Hunter 3 3 3
Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's DeathrattleLikes to scare his friends half to death.
Corpse Widow Rare Minion Beast Hunter 5 4 6
Your Deathrattle cards cost (2) less. Her marriage survived death, but it decayed pretty quickly after that.
Lesser Onyx Spellstone Rare Spell Rogue 5
Destroy 1 random enemy minion. (Play 3 Deathrattle cards to upgrade.) The trolls of old embraced the gift
A jewel of black for daggers swift
No party lasts who finds the stone
Those wielding it soon stand alone.
Onyx Spellstone Rare Spell Rogue 5
Destroy up to 2 random enemy minions. (Play 3 Deathrattle cards to upgrade.) 
Seeping Oozeling Rare Minion General Hunter 6 5 4
Battlecry: Gain the Deathrattle of a random minion in your deck. Uh, you might want to get that looked at.
Feign Death Epic Spell Hunter 2
Trigger all Deathrattles on your minions. The hardest part about doing a "Feign Death" convincingly is learning how to make the right smell. It takes a lot of commitment.
Defias Cleaner Epic Minion General Any 6 5 7
Battlecry: Silence a minion with DeathrattleHis house cleaning service is quite thorough. Not a spot to be found... or any of your stuff!
Awaken the Makers Legendary Spell Priest 1
Quest: Summon 7 Deathrattle minions.
Reward: Amara, Warden of Hope. They keep hitting the Snooze button.
Baron Rivendare Legendary Minion General Any 4 1 7
Your minions trigger their Deathrattles twice. There used to be five Horsemen but one of them left because a job opened up in the deadmines and the benefits were better.
Spiritsinger Umbra Legendary Minion General Any 4 3 4
After you summon a minion, trigger its Deathrattle effect. She sees the fate of anyone she meets, but it's always the same: dinosaur attack.
Princess Huhuran Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 5 6 5
Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's DeathrattleShe flitters around Ahn'Qiraj dreaming of the day she will meet a sweet prince, whom she can lay thousands of eggs with.
N'Zoth, the Corruptor Legendary Minion General Any 10 5 7
Battlecry: Summon your Deathrattle minions that died this game. Has not been able to get "Under the Sea" out of his head for like FIVE THOUSAND YEARS.
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Undertaker(7737).png
Feign Death(12238).png
Roll the Bones(62885).png
Forlorn Stalker(33181).png
Lil' Exorcist(12239).png
Scarlet Purifier(12240).png
Terrorscale Stalker(55505).png
Baron Rivendare(7740).png
Spiritsinger Umbra(55522).png
Corpse Widow(62867).png
Lesser Onyx Spellstone(76953).png
Onyx Spellstone(76957).png
Princess Huhuran(35188).png
Defias Cleaner(49738).png
Seeping Oozeling(76882).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png

History[edit | edit source]

In the build-up to Curse of Naxxramas, the adventure's class cards were revealed to players one by one, many of which featured Deathrattle effects, with text that did not specify that the effects were randomly targeted. This led to widespread confusion over the function of the effects. In a special forum post, Ben Brode explained that by omitting the word 'random', card text could be shortened. By establishing the rule that Deathrattles were never targetable, the developers would not have to explicitly state this on each card, which could eventually allow for the development of more "strategically deep" card effects, due to having more card space in which to describe them, potentially otherwise a limiting factor. Brode stated that "setting expectations now that triggers never allow choices allows us to make cards that otherwise would have too much text",[4] explaining that the omission of explicit statements to this effect "lays the groundwork for shortening the text."[5]

However, in the face of player confusion and preference for random effects to be explicitly described as such, the policy was altered, and the word 'random' added to several Naxxramas cards.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Curse of Naxxramas logo.png Patch 1.1.0.6024 (2014-07-22): The order in which Deathrattle abilities resolve has been updated to be more consistent.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-07. Playing a Cult Master before or after a minion with Deathrattle, and then destroying the Deathrattle minion, will see the Cult Master's death-triggered effect activated before or after the minion's Deathrattle, respectively.
  2. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-07. Exactly as described: Played Duplicate followed by Abomination; the Abomination was then destroyed on the opponent's turn. The Duplicate activated first, before the Abomination's own Deathrattle.
  3. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-16/18. Various scenarios. For example: Played Clockwork Gnome then Avenge; opponent destroyed Gnome, Gnome's Deathrattle triggered before Avenge. Played Avenge then Abomination; opponent destroyed Abomination, Avenge triggered before Abomination's Deathrattle.
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-05-14). 
  5. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-05-14).