Generate

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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]

Because they do not draw from the player's deck, generate effects can be very useful for gaining card advantage, and provide an alternative to card draw for refilling the player's hand.

Cards[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Generate/Wild format

All cards with specific generate effects are listed below. For related effects, see Discover, Equip and Summon.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Bewitch None Hero Power Shaman
Passive Hero Power.
After you play a minion, add a random Shaman spell to your hand. 
Build-A-Beast None Hero Power Hunter 2
Hero Power
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. 
Frozen Champion None Minion General Mage 1 0 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Legendary minion to your hand. 
Golden Kobold None Minion General Any 3 6 6
Taunt
Battlecry: Replace your hand with Legendary minions. 
Master Chest None Minion General Any 3 0 8
Deathrattle: Give your opponent a fantastic treasure! 
Megafin None Minion Murloc Shaman 5 8 8
Battlecry: Fill your hand with random Murlocs. 
Queen Carnassa None Minion Beast Hunter 5 8 8
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. 
Tolin's Goblet None Spell Any 3
Draw a card. Fill your hand with copies of it. 
Un'Goro Pack None Spell Any 2
Add 5 Journey to Un'Goro cards to your hand. 
Mind Vision Free Spell Priest 1
Put a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand into your hand. I see what you did there.
Blink Fox Common Minion Beast Rogue 3 3 3
Battlecry: Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class)It's like, SUPER bad at staring contests.
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.
Dire Frenzy Common Spell Hunter 4
Give a Beast +3/+3. Shuffle 3 copies into your deck with +3/+3. It's always Huffer. And Huffer. And Huffer. And Huffer.
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'.
Fire Fly Common Minion Elemental Any 1 1 2
Battlecry: Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Arch nemeses: small children with glass jars.
Flame Geyser Common Spell Mage 2
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.
Frozen Clone Common Spell Mage 3
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, put 2 copies of it into your hand. It's like déjà vu, times two.
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?
Hoarding Dragon Common Minion Dragon Any 4 5 6
Deathrattle: Give your opponent two Coins. Keeps his two cents to himself.
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.
Jeweled Macaw Common Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 1
Battlecry: Add a random Beast to your hand. It’s not LITERALLY jeweled. The goblins were terribly disappointed.
Psionic Probe Common Spell Priest 1
Copy a spell in your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. She prefers calling it "Psionic Tickling."
Ravencaller Common Minion General Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Add two random 1-Cost minions to your hand. That Friends and Familiars Plan is really paying off!
Razorpetal Lasher Common Minion General Rogue 2 2 2
Battlecry: Add a Razorpetal to your hand that deals 1 damage. The reason why there are no zombies in Un'goro.
Razorpetal Volley Common Spell Rogue 2
Add two Razorpetals to your hand that deal 1 damage. The result of a fundamental misunderstanding of the phrase "flower power".
Sense Demons Common Spell Warlock 3
Draw 2 Demons from your deck. Generally demons are pretty obvious and you don’t need a spell to sense them.
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.
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?
Tanglefur Mystic Common Minion General Any 3 3 4
Battlecry: Add a random 2-Cost minion to each player's hand. Doom! Only doom for you! But pay good tip, maybe less doom.
Thoughtsteal Common Spell Priest 3
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
Tortollan Forager Common Minion General Druid 2 2 2
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.”
Witch's Apprentice Common Minion Beast Shaman 1 0 1
Taunt
Battlecry: Add a random Shaman spell to your hand. Is she a frog that became a witch, or a witch that became a frog?
Witchwood Apple Common Spell Druid 2
Add three 2/2 Treants to your hand. An apple a day keeps the worgen at bay.
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.
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.
Devour Mind Rare Spell Priest 5
Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Seconds, anyone?
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.
Earthen Might Rare Spell Shaman 2
Give a minion +2/+2. If it's an Elemental, add a random Elemental to your hand. Or it might not.
Feral Gibberer Rare Minion General Any 1 1 1
After this minion attacks a hero, add a copy of it to your hand. It's certainly not civilized gibbering.
Ghastly Conjurer Rare Minion General Mage 4 2 6
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.) 
Holy Water Rare Spell Priest 5
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.
Mana Bind Rare Spell Mage 3
Secret: When your opponent cast a spell, add a copy to your hand that costs (0). Nice spell. YOINK!
Mimic Pod Rare Spell Rogue 3
Draw a card, then add a copy of it to your hand. Jinx!
Pick Pocket Rare Spell Rogue 2
Echo
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.
Ruby Spellstone Rare Spell Mage 2
Add 2 random Mage spells to your hand. (Play two Elementals to upgrade.) 
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.
Steam Surger Rare Minion Elemental Mage 4 5 4
Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn,
add a 'Flame Geyser'
to your hand. Explorers nicknamed him the Teapot Elemental.
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.
Curious Glimmerroot Epic Minion General Priest 3 3 3
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
Fal'dorei Strider Epic Minion General Rogue 4 4 4
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?
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!
Rummaging Kobold Epic Minion General Any 3 1 3
Battlecry: Return one of your destroyed weapons to your hand. "Broken longsword is brand new shortsword." - Kobold Proverb
Simulacrum Epic Spell Mage 3
Copy the lowest Cost minion in your hand. It's like déjà vu, times two.
Stampede Epic Spell Hunter 1
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.
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.
WANTED! Epic Spell Rogue 4
Deal 3 damage to a minion. If that kills it, add a Coin to your hand. Wanted: Dead or Undead.
Witch's Cauldron Epic Minion General Any 3 0 4
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…
Archmage Antonidas Legendary Minion General Mage 7 5 7
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.
Archmage Arugal Legendary Minion General Mage 2 2 2
Whenever you draw a minion, add a copy of it to your hand. His worgen children call him Archmage AROO-OO-OO-OO-gal.
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.
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.
Face Collector Legendary Minion General Rogue 3 2 2
Echo
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.
Jungle Giants Legendary Spell Druid 1
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.
King Mukla Legendary Minion Beast Any 3 5 5
Battlecry: Give your opponent 2 Bananas. King Mukla wanders Jaguero Isle, searching for love.
King Togwaggle Legendary Minion General Any 8 5 5
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.
Lakkari Sacrifice Legendary Spell Warlock 1
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…”
Lorewalker Cho Legendary Minion General Any 2 0 4
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.
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.
Pyros Legendary Minion Elemental Mage 6 6 6
Deathrattle:Return this to your hand as a 10/10 that costs (10). 
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.
Sonya Shadowdancer Legendary Minion General Rogue 3 2 2
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.
Splintergraft Legendary Minion General Druid 8 8 8
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?
The Darkness Legendary Minion General Any 4 20 20
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
Toki, Time-Tinker Legendary Minion General Mage 6 5 5
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.
Ysera Legendary Minion Dragon Any 9 4 12
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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Bewitch(89356).png
Build-A-Beast(58725).png
Death Grip(63051).png
Death's Shadow(62877).png
Frozen Champion(61823).png
Golden Kobold(27212).png
Master Chest(73351).png
Megafin(55472).png
Queen Carnassa(55498).png
The Final Seal(73343).png
The First Seal(73338).png
The Fourth Seal(73342).png
The Second Seal(73339).png
The Third Seal(73340).png
Tolin's Goblet(73346).png
Un'Goro Pack(55452).png
Mind Vision(438).png
Blink Fox(89423).png
Bone Baron(62939).png
Dire Frenzy(89398).png
Drygulch Jailor(73329).png
Fire Fly(55466).png
Flame Geyser(55465).png
Forge of Souls(62917).png
Frozen Clone(62895).png
Gilded Gargoyle(77005).png
Hoarding Dragon(76912).png
Igneous Elemental(55559).png
Jeweled Macaw(55528).png
Psionic Probe(76989).png
Ravencaller(89371).png
Razorpetal Lasher(55579).png
Razorpetal Volley(55580).png
Sense Demons(327).png
Shimmering Tempest(55561).png
Swamp Dragon Egg(89449).png
Tanglefur Mystic(89455).png
Thoughtsteal(62).png
Tortollan Forager(55547).png
Witch's Apprentice(89354).png
Witchwood Apple(89348).png
Bone Drake(62899).png
Crystalline Oracle(55461).png
Devour Mind(62868).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Earthen Might(89447).png
Feral Gibberer(76864).png
Ghastly Conjurer(61820).png
Greater Ruby Spellstone(76899).png
Holy Water(89390).png
Lesser Ruby Spellstone(76897).png
Mana Bind(55489).png
Mimic Pod(55483).png
Pick Pocket(89408).png
Ruby Spellstone(76898).png
Shallow Gravedigger(58720).png
Steam Surger(55585).png
Astral Tiger(76982).png
Curious Glimmerroot(55486).png
Dead Man's Hand(62842).png
Deck of Wonders(76942).png
Fal'dorei Strider(76914).png
Primalfin Champion(55565).png
Rummaging Kobold(76879).png
Simulacrum(62871).png
Stampede(55536).png
Tomb Lurker(62863).png
WANTED!(89363).png
Witch's Cauldron(89386).png
Archmage Antonidas(220).png
Archmage Arugal(89424).png
Arfus(62923).png
Awaken the Makers(52588).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Face Collector(89345).png
Fire Plume's Heart(55523).png
Jungle Giants(55538).png
King Mukla(373).png
King Togwaggle(76895).png
Lakkari Sacrifice(55447).png
Lorewalker Cho(456).png
Lyra the Sunshard(55545).png
Open the Waygate(55551).png
Pyros(52582).png
Pyros(52585).png
Rin, the First Disciple(73326).png
Sonya Shadowdancer(76907).png
Splintergraft(89405).png
The Caverns Below(55481).png
The Darkness(76986).png
The Last Kaleidosaur(55512).png
The Marsh Queen(55497).png
Toki, Time-Tinker(89406).png
Unite the Murlocs(55470).png
Ysera(495).png
Zola the Gorgon(76880).png


The Boomsday Project

The below cards are planned for release with The Boomsday Project, coming August 7, 2018.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Menacing Nimbus Common Minion Elemental Shaman 2 2 2
Battlecry: Add a random Elemental to your hand. 
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