Generate is an ability which creates new cards and places them into a player's hand or shuffles them into the player's deck. They may generate entirely new cards, or combine with a Copy effect to generate copies of existing cards. Discover effects incorporate a generate effect for the chosen card, while Summon and equip effects are essentially generate effects which place the generated minion or weapon directly into play, without passing through the player's hand.
Generate effects often provide the only means of obtaining uncollectible cards like Spare Parts, Power of the Horde or even Burrowing Mine, but can also create collectible cards. Many generate random cards from a pool of possibilities. Cards created by generate effects usually display the text "Created by [name of card]" when played by the opponent or moused over in the history.
Generate effects are distinguished from card draw and put into hand effects which draw cards from the player's deck; from Summon effects which summon new minions directly onto the battlefield; and from equip effects which directly equip the hero with new weapons.
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- Generate effects cannot create cards in a player's hand if the hand is already full (10 cards). Effects which generate multiple cards, such as Thoughtsteal, will generate as many as possible without exceeding the maximum hand size. The same is true for generate effects which shuffle cards into the player's deck, although the deck maximum of 60 cards means this is rarely a concern.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Cards[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Passive Hero Power.
After you play a minion, add a random Shaman spell to your hand.
Craft a custom Zombeast.
|Death Grip||None||Spell||Death Knight||2|
Steal a minion from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
|Death's Shadow||None||Hero Power||Rogue|
Passive Hero Power
During your turn, add a 'Shadow Reflection' to your hand.
Deathrattle: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand.
Battlecry: Replace your hand with Legendary minions.
Deathrattle: Give your opponent a fantastic treasure!
Battlecry: Fill your hand with random Murlocs.
Battlecry: Shuffle 15 Raptors into your deck.
|The Final Seal||None||Spell||Warlock||5|
Summon a 6/6 Demon . Add 'Azari, the Devourer' to your hand.
|The First Seal||None||Spell||Warlock||5|
Summon a 2/2 Demon. Add 'The Second Seal' to your hand.
|The Fourth Seal||None||Spell||Warlock||5|
Summon a 5/5 Demon. Add 'The Final Seal' to your hand.
|The Second Seal||None||Spell||Warlock||5|
Summon a 3/3 Demon. Add 'The Third Seal' to your hand.
|The Third Seal||None||Spell||Warlock||5|
Summon a 4/4 Demon. Add 'The Fourth Seal' to your hand.
Draw a card. Fill your hand with copies of it.
Add 5 Journey to Un'Goro cards to your hand.
Put a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand into your hand. I see what you did there.
Battlecry: Add 2 Bananas to your hand. You could say he has a certain appeal.
Battlecry: Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class). It's like, SUPER bad at staring contests.
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Skeletons to your hand. "Oil," "Rail," and "Blubber" were already taken.
|Call of the Void||Common||Spell||Warlock||1|
Add a random Demon to your hand. "Marco!"
"Who dares summon me?!"
Give a Beast +3/+3. Shuffle 3 copies into your deck with +3/+3. It's always Huffer. And Huffer. And Huffer. And Huffer.
Add 2 random Dragons to your hand. Not to be confused with Dragon Yodel.
Deathrattle: Add 3 Silver Hand Recruits to your hand. Hard time: 6-10 turns for candle-nappin'.
Battlecry: Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Arch nemeses: small children with glass jars.
Deal 2 damage. Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Oh, a wise geyser eh?
|Forge of Souls||Common||Spell||Warrior||2|
Draw 2 weapons from your deck. Powerful weaponry forged by Bronjahm, the Godfather of Souls.
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, put 2 copies of it into your hand. It's like déjà vu, times two.
Deathrattle: Add a Coin to your hand. You hear a coin rattling inside the slotted gargoyle... What could it mean?
Deathrattle: Give your opponent two Coins. Keeps his two cents to himself.
Deathrattle: Add two 1/2 Elementals to your hand. We wanted to name him "Ingenious Elemental", but he just wasn't that bright.
Battlecry: Add a random Beast to your hand. It’s not LITERALLY jeweled. The goblins were terribly disappointed.
Battlecry: Add a random Elemental to your hand. Electra stores her elementals in the cloud.
Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class). The class is always greener on the other side of the board.
Copy a spell in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. She prefers calling it "Psionic Tickling."
Battlecry: Add two random 1-Cost minions to your hand. That Friends and Familiars Plan is really paying off!
Battlecry: Add a Razorpetal to your hand that deals 1 damage. The reason why there are no zombies in Un'goro.
Add two Razorpetals to your hand that deal 1 damage. The result of a fundamental misunderstanding of the phrase "flower power".
Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand. “The spirits spoke to me.”
"What did they say?"
"You had lethal two turns ago."
Discover a Secret. The secret is... There is no plan!
Draw 2 Demons from your deck. Generally demons are pretty obvious and you don’t need a spell to sense them.
Deathrattle: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. HATES being summoned for Kirin Tor party lighting.
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Lynx with Rush to your hand. The terrible thing about lynxes is lynxes are terrible things. Their teeth are made out of biting, their paws are made out of springs!
|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?
Battlecry: Add a random 2-Cost minion to each player's hand. Doom! Only doom for you! But pay good tip, maybe less doom.
Copy 2 cards from your opponent's deck and put them into your hand. "What do you get when you cast Thoughtsteal on an Orc? Nothing!" - Tauren joke
|Tome of Intellect||Common||Spell||Mage||1|
Add a random Mage spell to your hand. Just a compilation of napkins of intellect.
Battlecry: Add a random minion with 5 or more Attack to your hand. In the Tortollan tongue, Un’goro is known as the “Land of the Lost and Found.”
Add 2 random Deathrattle cards to your hand. Elite Tauren Chieftain's next hit single.
Battlecry: Add a random Shaman spell to your hand. Is she a frog that became a witch, or a witch that became a frog?
Add three 2/2 Treants to your hand. An apple a day keeps the worgen at bay.
Add 2 random minions to your hand. Let's see what's behind rift number one!
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.
|Booty Bay Bookie||Rare||Minion||General||Any||2||3||3|
Battlecry: Give your opponent a Coin. Also makes a great librarian. She's really good at fixing books!
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.
Give your minions "Deathrattle: Add a random Mech to your hand." Goes great with Cyber-Salsa.
Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Seconds, anyone?
Deathrattle: Shuffle a 6/9 Direhorn with Taunt into your deck. His mom could beat up your mom.
Give a minion +2/+2. If it's an Elemental, add a random Elemental to your hand. Or it might not.
After this minion attacks a hero, add a copy of it to your hand. It's certainly not civilized gibbering.
Battlecry: Add a 'Mirror Image' spell to your hand. Wearing purple after the holidays? GHASTLY!
|Greater Ruby Spellstone||Rare||Spell||Mage||2|
Add 3 random Mage spells to your hand. (Play two Elementals to upgrade.)
Deal 4 damage to a minion. If that kills it, add a copy of it to your hand. For a healthier option, try Holy Water: Zero.
|Lesser Ruby Spellstone||Rare||Spell||Mage||2|
Add a random Mage spell to your hand. (Play two Elementals to upgrade.) The final stone undid its master
Spun into wards by nameless caster
Azari wailed a savage roar
Now sealed in nether, evermore.
Secret: When your opponent cast a spell, add a copy to your hand that costs (0). Nice spell. YOINK!
Draw a card, then add a copy of it to your hand. Jinx!
Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class). He'll pick anyone's pocket, except a gnome's. He'd never stoop so low.
Add 2 random Mage spells to your hand. (Play two Elementals to upgrade.)
Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand. It's hard to put them six feet under when you're three feet tall.
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand. Preferred weapon of Dr. Boom's orthodontist.
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Spark with Rush to your hand. He goes by Bzzzzt Aldrin.
Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn,
add a 'Flame Geyser'
to your hand. Explorers nicknamed him the Teapot Elemental.
Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand. "Now I feel... REALLY icky."
Shuffle 10 cards from your opponent's class into your deck. They cost (1). The tenth Pyroblast really felt like overkill.
Deathrattle: Shuffle a copy of this minion into your deck. Astral kitty litter is surprisingly hard to find.
Deal 2 damage to all minions.
Overkill: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. If you’re burning and you know it, wave your hands!
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.
|Dead Man's Hand||Epic||Spell||Warrior||2|
Shuffle a copy of your hand into your deck. I got two pair, Rags and Armorsmiths. What you got?
|Deck of Wonders||Epic||Spell||Mage||5|
Shuffle 5 Scrolls into your deck. When drawn, cast a random spell. "Pick a card, any card. Wait! No! Not that one!" - Last words of previous owner
Battlecry: Give each player a copy of a random card from their opponent's deck. “It’s an illusion, Malacrass!”
Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Ambushes into your deck. When drawn, summon a 4/4 Spider. What's worse? Seeing the spider, or NOT seeing the spider, but knowing it's somewhere in your deck?
Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand. Sure, he'll return your stuff. OVER HIS DEAD BODY!
Battlecry: Return one of your destroyed weapons to your hand. "Broken longsword is brand new shortsword." - Kobold Proverb
Battlecry: Shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck. When drawn, it explodes for 5 damage. Dress for the bomb you want, not the bomb you have.
Copy the lowest Cost minion in your hand. It's like déjà vu, times two.
Battlecry: Add 3 random cards you discarded this game to your hand. Reduce, reuse, resoul.
Each time you play a Beast this turn,
add a random Beast to your hand. Many hunters long for the pitter-patter of enormous feet.
Battlecry: Add a random Deathrattle minion that died this game to your hand. She hangs out in all the tombs, but she rarely posts.
Deal 3 damage to a minion. If that kills it, add a Coin to your hand. Wanted: Dead or Undead.
Deathrattle: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. It'll be fine. It's not like they have any reason to hate us.
Whenever a friendly minion dies, add a random Shaman spell to your hand. Eye of murloc, ear of bat, foot of Fordring, fur of cat…
Whenever you cast a spell, put a 'Fireball' spell into your hand. Antonidas was the Grand Magus of the Kirin Tor, and Jaina's mentor. This was a big step up from being Grand Magus of Jelly Donuts.
Whenever you draw a minion, add a copy of it to your hand. His worgen children call him Archmage AROO-OO-OO-OO-gal.
Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand. There must always be a Lick King.
|Awaken the Makers||Legendary||Spell||Priest||1|
Quest: Summon 7 Deathrattle minions.
Reward: Amara, Warden of Hope. They keep hitting the Snooze button.
|Elise the Trailblazer||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||5||5||5|
Battlecry: Shuffle a sealed Un'Goro pack into your deck. Reno taught her that blazing her own trail is a lot more fun than following someone else's map.
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. “I'll trade you a Malfurion for an Anduin.”
|Fire Plume's Heart||Legendary||Spell||Warrior||1|
Quest: Play 7 Taunt Minions.
Reward: Sulfuras. Why does an active volcano need to be defended? To save its ash.
|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.”
|Hakkar, the Soulflayer||Legendary||Minion||Beast||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!
|Halazzi, the Lynx||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Hunter||5||3||2|
Battlecry: Fill your hand with 1/1 Lynxes that have Rush. Remember, you’re only as strong as your weakest lynx.
|Hex Lord Malacrass||Legendary||Minion||General||Mage||8||5||5|
Battlecry: Add a copy of your opening hand to your hand (except this card). Extremely awkward cousin of Hex Lord Malaclass.
|High Priestess Jeklik||Legendary||Minion||General||Warlock||4||3||4|
When you discard this, add 2 copies of it to your hand. If you love Jeklik, set her free. YOU CAN'T GET RID OF HER.
Quest: Summon 5 minions with 5 or more attack.
Reward: Barnabus. Forming the Golakka Crater was the end of Barnabus' disastrous career as a dancer.
Battlecry: Give your opponent 2 Bananas. King Mukla wanders Jaguero Isle, searching for love.
Battlecry: Swap decks with your opponent. Give them a Ransom spell to swap back. Management of the Kobold Empire requires a careful balance between a lack of social services and fiscal irresponsibility.
|Krag'wa, the Frog||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Shaman||6||4||6|
Battlecry: Return all spells you played last turn to your hand. Krag'wa has a ritual to honor his friends and a ritual to devour his enemies. No one can tell them apart.
Quest: Discard 6 cards.
Reward: Nether Portal. They asked, “And what must we give in return?” Gul’dan lowered his hood and answered: “Six… cards…”
Whenever a player casts a spell, put a copy into the other player's hand. Lorewalker Cho archives and shares tales from the land of Pandaria, but his favorite story is the one where Joey and Phoebe go on a road trip.
|Lyra the Sunshard||Legendary||Minion||Elemental||Priest||5||3||5|
Whenever you cast a spell, add a random Priest spell to your hand. Arise, fair sun, and kill my envious foes. They don't have a legendary as beautiful as you.
|Open the Waygate||Legendary||Spell||Mage||1|
Quest: Cast 6 spells that didn't start in your deck.
Reward: Time Warp. Although powerful, the incantation is simple. It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right.
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.
Deathrattle:Return this to your hand as a 10/10 that costs (10).
|Rin, the First Disciple||Legendary||Minion||General||Warlock||6||3||6|
Deathrattle: Add 'The First Seal' to your hand. Signed and sealed, she delivers oblivion.
Whenever a friendly minion dies, add a 1/1 copy of it to your hand. It costs (1). Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like a 1/1 is watching.
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a 10/10 copy to your hand that costs (10). We're going to need some bigger tweezers.
|The Caverns Below||Legendary||Spell||Rogue||1|
Quest: Play five minions with the same name. Reward: Crystal Core. Why can't it ever be The Taverns Below?
Starts dormant. Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Candles into the enemy deck. When drawn, this awakens. I would rather light a single candle than curse the darkness. But I'm willing to do both.
|The Last Kaleidosaur||Legendary||Spell||Paladin||1|
Quest: Cast 6 spells on your minions. Reward: Galvadon. “Impossible!” exclaimed the Silver Hand Recruit, his eyes filled with fear. Uther shook his head, turning the crystal until it caught the light: “Life finds a way.”
|The Marsh Queen||Legendary||Spell||Hunter||1|
Quest: Play seven 1-Cost minions.
Reward: Queen Carnassa. Question: What's scarier, one giant angry dinosaur or 15 smaller vicious ones? Answer: AHHHHHHH THEY FOUND MEEEEEE
Battlecry: Add a random Legendary minion from the past to your hand. Just a twist to the left, one quarter turn to the right and … oops! Well, we didn’t need that timeline anyway.
|Unite the Murlocs||Legendary||Spell||Shaman||1|
Quest: Summon 10 Murlocs.
Reward: Megafin. Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! Oh. Sorry. I was thinking about Mechafin.
|War Master Voone||Legendary||Minion||General||Warrior||4||4||3|
Battlecry: Copy all Dragons in your hand. War Master sounds cooler than Dragon Sitter.
At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand. Ysera rules the Emerald Dream. Which is some kind of green-mirror-version of the real world, or something?
|Zola the Gorgon||Legendary||Minion||General||Any||3||2||2|
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a Golden copy of it to your hand. Her name seems a bit cheesy.
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Rise of Shadows
The below cards are planned for release with Rise of Shadows, coming April 9, 2019.
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Combo: Add two random Lackeys to your hand.
Deal 1 damage to a minion. If it survives, add a Lackey to your hand.
Battlecry: Add a 5/5 Horror to your hand. Teach it two Shaman spells.
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