|Set:||Knights of the Frozen Throne|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Remove from deck|
Battlecry: Remove the top card from your opponent's deck.
She prefers the term "Glampire."
How to get[edit | edit source]
Gnomeferatu can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Gnomeferatu can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Gnomeferatu has a disruptive effect. It has a chance of removing an important card from your opponent's deck, possibly causing them to unable to complete a combo or weakening their late game by removing a key card such as N'Zoth, the Corruptor, but since the removed card is effectively random, it has no net effect (besides revealing the card) until the game goes to fatigue. However, Gnomeferatu can be saved to disrupt certain effects after your opponent has manipulated their deck. For example: it can be used to destroy a Map to the Golden Monkey or Un'Goro Pack on the turn after Elise Starseeker/Elise the Trailblazer was played with an empty deck, destroy a key combo piece in response to Hemet, Jungle Hunter, or remove a shuffled card created by Baleful Banker.
In Arena, Gnomeferatu is a 2/3 for 2 Mana, which makes it a bit below average. It's likely to only be useful as a late pick to help fill out the draft's curve, as it's ability is irrelevant in most cases.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- You're so sweet!
- Give me a kiss!
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Vampires or vampyr are a type of undead who drink blood in order to sustain themselves. Up until the third invasion of the Burning Legion on Azeroth, knowledge of vampyr was mostly limited to the darkfallen. With the people of Azeroth flocking to the Broken Isles, Sir Finley Mrrgglton of the Explorers' League discovered an ancient vrykul vampyr in Stormheim who, upon being woken up from his slumber by human pirates, transformed them into vampires as well.
Notably, this is the first known example of a gnome becoming a vampire.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The name "Gnomeferatu" is a reference to Nosferatu, an archaic synonym for vampire, notably used in the 1922 German horror film of the same name.
- According to Mike Donais, one of the possible names for this card that Blizzard joked about during development was "Glampire". This alternate name is also referenced in the card's flavor text.
- According to Donais, this card is "mostly just showing the dark evil Icecrown flavor", which is "not something Hearthstone does a lot of."
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.5257 (2017-08-08): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Mike Donais on reddit. (2017-07-30). Retrieved on 2017-07-30.
- Mike Donais in Savjz's Twitch stream chat (around 06:19:38). (2017-07-30). Retrieved on 2017-07-31. (screenshot)