Grand Archivist

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Grand Archivist
Grand Archivist(76909).png
Grand Archivist(76909) Gold.png
Set: Kobolds and Catacombs
Type: Minion
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 8
Attack: 4
Health: 7
Abilities: Cast spell
Tags: Deck-related, Random, Triggered effect
Artist: Ursula Dorada

At the end of your turn, cast a spell from your deck (targets chosen randomly).

Qualifications: Found pointy hat.

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Grand Archivist is an epic neutral minion card, from the Kobolds & Catacombs set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Grand Archivist can be obtained through Kobolds & Catacombs card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Grand Archivist 400 100
Golden Grand Archivist 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The spell chosen by this minion will be cast and then removed from the deck. It works similarly to put into battlefield effects that target minions in your deck, such as Recruit.
  • Grand Archivist only selects a spell that meets all preconditions for casting it (for example, Mind Control will only be cast if the enemy controls a minion and your side of the board is not full). If there are no valid spells in the deck that can be cast at the time the effect triggers, nothing will happen.
  • When an unidentified spell (i.e. Unidentified Elixir, Unidentified Shield) is cast, it will only activate the base effect.
  • Spells that involve a choice, such as Discover effects, will choose a random option.
  • Eligible targets for spells that target a minion include the Grand Archivist himself.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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This card can be used best to cast non-targeted, high-cost spells, to ensure that its impact is positive rather than negative. Priest, for example, has Free From Amber, while Hunter has Call of the Wild.

Since its effect happens at the end of the turn, spells such as Call of the Wild will be slightly worse since you aren't able to immediately take advantage of Huffer's Charge or Leokk's buff.

This card works in decks running only big spells with Spiteful Summoner, Raven Familiar, and Dragon's Fury, which work better with expensive spells.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Oh, what's this one do!
Attack
Fireball!
Effect triggering
I try this.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Grand Archivist, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]