Grand Archivist

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Grand Archivist
Regular
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Gold
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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, 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]

Please add any available information to this section.

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.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If you control two Grand Archivists and they cast Brawl and Plague of Murlocs in that order, Brawl's animation will first finish, then Plague of Murlocs will transform the minions into fully intact Murlocs, even the ones that lost the Brawl. This results in every minion surviving, albeit stuck spread out in their positions after Brawl's animation. After participating in combat, the minions on the same side will all snap back to their normal positions.[1]
    • The reason for this bug is because both Grand Archivists cast their spells during the End of Turn Phase before any further events (such as minion deaths) can resolve. The first Grand Archivist casts Brawl and marks all of the losing minions as pending destroy, while the second casts Plague of Murlocs and transforms all minions on field, removing their pending destroy tag. Since Brawl is expected to destroy the minions pending destroy, the animation is supposed to end with their positions spread out, but since there are none left, the transformed minions' positions are glitched.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Grand Archivist, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]