|Set:||Saviors of Uldum|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Copy, Deathrattle, Discard, Generate|
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Deathrattle: Add 2 copies of it to your hand.
The "best by" date is more like a guideline.
How to get
Expired Merchant can be obtained through Saviors of Uldum card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Expired Merchant can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.
|Golden Expired Merchant||800||100|
- Expired Merchant calculates cost including any in-hand discounts, rather than the base cost of the card. For example, if you hold a Flesh Giant discounted to 5 or less and a 6-mana Hand of Gul'dan, Expired Merchant will discard Hand of Gul'dan.
Expired Merchant is a delayed value generator, comparable to Loot Hoarder, but creating an extra copy of one of your cards instead of card draw. An extra copy of high-power cards Twisting Nether, Siphon Soul, or Lord Godfrey can prove useful is more suitable for control decks for that reason. Another great cards to discard are cards that trigger their discard effects like Silverware Golem, Fist of Jaraxxus, and Hand of Gul'dan not only they proc their effects essentially for free but also you can generate two more of those which you can discard them later as well.
It does, however, pose a potential risk against opponents with access to silence,transformation, or any sort of effect that removes it from board without destroying it like Sap and Psychic Scream. In this case, it may be better to kill the Expired Merchant quickly with something like Mortal Coil, Plague of Flame, Dark skies, or even Defile to guarantee its Deathrattle goes off.
Because the discard effect is targeted, you can use this to discard certain discard synergy cards for your advantage while creating value off of them. For example, discarding Soulwarden will let it continuously generate itself, discard High Priestess Jeklik to create four copies of her, or Cruel Dinomancer in Wild so that it always resummons itself.
- No, don't! It's still good!
- Want a bite?
- Patch 188.8.131.52708 (2019-08-01): Added.