Difference between revisions of "List of Powercreeped Cards"

From Hearthstone Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 339: Line 339:
Emperor or not, Beast decks would take a Beast.
Emperor or not, Beast decks would take a Beast.
{{Card|Primordial Explorer}}
{{Card|Primordial Explorer}}
== [[Secret Plan]] == {{Card|Secret Plan}}
== [[Secret Plan]] == {{Card|Secret Plan}}
Line 435: Line 434:
== [[Living Monument]] == {{Card|Living Monument}}
== [[Living Monument]] == {{Card|Living Monument}}
It's less slower than the former, probably literally too.
It's less slower than the former, probably literally too.
{{Card|Fizzy Elemental}}
== [[Icehowl]] == {{Card|Icehowl}}
He can never go face, always trade.
{{Card|Fizzy Elemental}}
{{Card|Fizzy Elemental}}

Revision as of 18:08, 14 November 2020

Silly.jpg    This is a silly article.
While related to a real Hearthstone topic, it should not be taken too seriously.

This is a list about cards which are powercreeps, or cards which are effectively better than other cards in every way.

Some may believe that these cards listed do not constitute as powercreep, however, they will still be listed as such due to the lack of a better term for them. Powercreep may be defined differently from what is defined in this article, if any confusion is caused from the name, this article is listing all cards which are objectively better than other cards. A name change can be considered if anyone is still confused.

This article will list cards which have been powercreeped, and list below them the cards which are better than them.

Class cards are designed to be more powerful than neutral cards, however they will be listed. Cards from different classes will also be compared with each other. Only collectible cards will be listed.

This is a work-in-progress list, feel free to expand it.

A powercreep defined here would have to fulfill one or more of the following criteria when compared to another card:

  • It has exactly the same card text, and more attack or health
  • It has exactly the same card text, and costs less mana
  • It has exactly the same mana cost and stats, but has more beneficial card text
  • It has exactly the same mana cost and stats, but has less counteractive card text
  • It has exactly the same mana cost and card text, but on a Battlecry minion (if powercreeped card is a spell that doesn't summon a minion)
  • It has exactly the same mana cost and card text, but can target additional characters or has more legal targets
  • It has exactly the same mana cost and card text, but does not require filling a condition to match powercreeped card
  • It has exactly the same mana cost and card text, but Discovers cards instead of generating random cards (with same restrictions)

For the sake of this article, the actions listed below are beneficial:

Any card needs to have the ability to always do one of the above for it to fulfill that criteria. Avenging Wrath will always deal damage to an enemy, but having a possibility to gain an effect listed above is always better than not having any effect or have effects listed below. Having the chances to be both good and bad effectively cancels out its effectiveness over cards with the same stats, cost and no card text at all.

Listed below are counteractive, or negative effects:

The following are sidegrades, and not strictly powercreep:

Listed below are ignored:

  • Having Tribes, such as Murloc Tinyfin and Deathwing
  • Being of a high rarity, such as Legendaries and Epics
  • Belonging to different classes
  • Being a wild format card
  • Having alternative Choose One options that give it different stats while having one of its choices be powercreeped
  • Being able to target multiple characters with a detrimental effect, but not to friendly characters
  • Having a beneficial effect on a Battlecry (as opposed to a Deathrattle)
  • Possible combos between specific cards for effects that normally are negative (ex. Synergy between Lakkari Sacrifice and discard cards, Enraging your minions via Whirlwind)

Onto the main part of this article, the list.


Silverback Patriarch

Silverback Patriarch(611).png

This is likely the first card people think about when they hear the word powercreep, this card is powercreeped so many times even cards which powercreep this card are getting powercreeped. This card even has its own article talking about the list of cards which powercreep it. Find it here. This, however, will not be the card with the most powercreeps.

Squirming Tentacle

Squirming Tentacle(35243).png

This is the powercreep which was power creeped, still better than Silverback Patriarch though.

Fierce Monkey(27255).png
Hot Spring Guardian(55564).png
Phantom Militia(89337).png
Druid of the Scythe(89428).png
Archspore Msshi'fn(210677).png

Magma Rager

Magma Rager(362).png

This card is known for being one of the worst cards in hearthstone, however, unlike Silverback Patriarch, Magma Rager is not powercreeped that often. The one upside Magma Rager does get is that it is in Standard Format and will be forever in Standard.

Ice Rager(22392).png
Druid of the Flame(14457).png
Shadow Rager(49752).png
Elder Longneck(55541).png
Duskhaven Hunter(89485).png
Faceless Rager(90670).png
Rock Rager(389047).png

Murloc Raider

Murloc Raider(55).png

Everyone has used this card a couple of times, at least in the tutorial. The list of cards which are powercreeped here is quite long, even longer than the one for Silverback Patriarch:

Worgen Infiltrator(112).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Young Priestess(123).png
Scarlet Subjugator(210654).png
Clockwork Gnome(12200).png
Twilight Whelp(14460).png
Tournament Attendee(22350).png
Brave Archer(22310).png
Injured Kvaldir(22322).png
Pit Snake(27221).png
Fiery Bat(35214).png
Selfless Hero(35245).png
Arcane Anomaly(42043).png
Enchanted Raven(42024).png
Grimscale Chum(49685).png
Kabal Lackey(49692).png
Glacial Shard(55485).png
Air Elemental(55549).png
Raptor Hatchling(55502).png
Acherus Veteran(62948).png
Swamp Leech(89477).png
Brazen Zealot(90714).png
Blazing Battlemage(151386).png
Fiendish Servant(184974).png
Shadowhoof Slayer(210698).png
Ur'zul Horror(210676).png

Enchanted Raven and Blazing Battlemage

Enchanted Raven(42024).png
Blazing Battlemage(151386).png

Blizzard needed more things to power creep for this expansion.


Am'gam Rager

Am'gam Rager(35238).png

The less known Rager in the family of Ragers, this one somehow becomes even worse than the original Magma Rager. This is the list:

Druid of the Flame(14457).png
Carrion Grub(35218).png
Darkshire Councilman(35224).png
Tar Creeper(55456).png
Drakkari Enchanter(62929).png
Druid of the Swarm(62905).png
Crypt Lord(62860).png
Paragon of Light(89433).png
Upgradeable Framebot(89801).png
Bronze Gatekeeper(89896).png
Nethersoul Buster(89906).png
Wardruid Loti(90223).png
Arcane Amplifier(184661).png
Overconfident Orc(210789).png
Dancing Cobra(389018).png
Nazmani Bloodweaver(388991).png
Midway Maniac(389008).png

River Crocolisk and Arcane Servant

River Crocolisk(535).png
Arcane Servant(90677).png

This is another underwhelming basic card, and is in fact not bad in arena, unfortunately too many cards compete with it. Transmogrifier doesn't count because it might transform your board clear or combo piece.

Amani Berserker(641).png
Bloodsail Raider(637).png
Stonesplinter Trogg(12266).png
Sunfury Protector(372).png
Kul Tiran Chaplain(210650).png
Gilblin Stalker(12249).png
Ship's Cannon(12258).png
Anodized Robo Cub(12219).png
Steamwheedle Sniper(12242).png
Flame Juggler(22292).png
Garrison Commander(22274).png
Alexstrasza's Champion(22333).png
Beckoner of Evil(31114).png
Medivh's Valet(42048).png
Friendly Bartender(49645).png
Mana Geode(49705).png
Golakka Crawler(55453).png
Rockpool Hunter(55574).png
Radiant Elemental(55543).png
Tuskarr Fisherman(62937).png
Plated Beetle(76995).png
Murkspark Eel(89343).png
Omega Mind(89885).png
Savage Striker(90154).png
Sunreaver Spy(90643).png
Underbelly Fence(90565).png
Underbelly Angler(90648).png
Keeper Stalladris(90585).png
Injured Tol'vir(90805).png
Questing Explorer(90691).png
Neferset Ritualist(90753).png
Dwarven Archaeologist(90828).png
Sir Finley of the Sands(90722).png
Dragon Breeder(151346).png
Phase Stalker(127273).png
Steel Beetle(184987).png
Bonechewer Brawler(210793).png
Apexis Smuggler(210744).png
Sethekk Veilweaver(210748).png
Manafeeder Panthara(329951).png
Diligent Notetaker(329868).png
Parade Leader(389050).png
Redeemed Pariah(389009).png
Game Master(389038).png
Redscale Dragontamer(389051).png

Carrion Grub

Carrion Grub(35218).png

This thing is just a slightly bigger River Crocolisk.

Druid of the Flame(14457).png
Paragon of Light(89433).png
Arcane Amplifier(184661).png
Nazmani Bloodweaver(388991).png

War Golem

War Golem(323).png

This is another example of the basic set being to simple; ironically it's outclassed even among Basic set.

Prophet Velen(228).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png
Obsidian Destroyer(27222).png
Star Aligner(89842).png
Ironhide Direhorn(90170).png
Bwonsamdi, the Dead(90169).png
Arch-Villain Rafaam(90546).png
Blastmaster Boom(90567).png
Evasive Drakonid(127278).png
Lightforged Crusader(151415).png
Marsh Hydra(210712).png

Faceless Behemoth

Faceless Behemoth(35249).png

This card is basically the amplified version of War Golem.

Deathwing, Dragonlord(33177).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png
Living Monument(90838).png
Colossus of the Moon(90764).png
Ancient Void Hound(329944).png
Y'Shaarj, the Defiler(378801).png
Fizzy Elemental(388988).png

Bloodfen Raptor and Puddlestomper

Bloodfen Raptor(576).png

Bloodfen Raptor was good enough that Blizzard printed what is effectively the same card, but definitely not good enough for the following, at least Fishflinger, Wild Pyromancer, Wyrmrest Purifier and Sightless Watcher technically doesn't powercreep the two.

Acidic Swamp Ooze(74).png
Faerie Dragon(213).png
Power of the Wild(165).png
Sorcerer's Apprentice(4).png
Goblin Auto-Barber(12212).png
Whirling Zap-o-matic(12231).png
Anodized Robo Cub(12219).png
Boneguard Lieutenant(22352).png
King's Elekk(22370).png
Undercity Valiant(22371).png
Fallen Hero(22268).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(22386).png
Sparring Partner(22354).png
Huge Toad(27219).png
Cult Sorcerer(35239).png
Eternal Sentinel(35231).png
Pompous Thespian(42034).png
Trogg Beastrager(49660).png
Crackling Razormaw(55500).png
Lab Recruiter(89823).png
Spellbook Binder(90662).png
Arcane Flakmage(90743).png
Quicksand Elemental(90846).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Grizzled Wizard(151387).png
Rising Winds(184660).png
Licensed Adventurer(184980).png
Furious Felfin(210664).png
Astromancer Solarian(210717).png
Ashtongue Slayer(210827).png
Kanrethad Ebonlocke(210811).png
Cult Neophyte(329866).png
Confection Cyclone(389040).png
Foxy Fraud(388996).png
Sweet Tooth(389000).png
Deathmatch Pavilion(388963).png
Stage Hand(389037).png

Booty Bay Bodyguard

Booty Bay Bodyguard(27).png

This is straight up powercreep by design for being too weak.

Evil Heckler(22390).png
White Eyes(49726).png

Ancient of Blossoms

Ancient of Blossoms(49733).png

Slap a dragon on anything, and it becomes better.

Emerald Explorer(127272).png

Lost Tallstrider

Lost Tallstrider(12284).png

This card is very similar to Booty Bay Bodyguard, but it has many more cards which powercreep it.

SI-7 Infiltrator(90688).png
Goblin Blastmage(12195).png
Evil Heckler(22390).png
Savage Combatant(22293).png
Tomb Pillager(27229).png
Naga Corsair(49730).png
Gentle Megasaur(52595).png
Steam Surger(55585).png
Professor Putricide(61819).png
Frizz Kindleroost(151364).png
Veiled Worshipper(127276).png
Evasive Feywing(151395).png
Vilefiend Trainer(329959).png

Argent Squire

Argent Squire(473).png

This is in fact a very popular card used in Odd Rogue, Quest Hunter, Odd Paladin, but it still manages to be beaten by this one card.

Righteous Protector(62864).png

Fossilized Devilsaur

Fossilized Devilsaur(27235).png

This might be a more straightforward chain of powercreeps than Silverback Patriarch.

Ironbark Protector(238).png
The Lich King(62922).png

Spider Tank and Nightmare Amalgam

Spider Tank(12184).png
Nightmare Amalgam(89353).png

This is another case of being too simple, and Fierce Monkey is on top again. Although Nightmare Amalgam has way more tribes than Spider Tank, it is more vulnerable to Hungry Crab, Golakka Crawler, Dragonslayer, Hemet Nesingwary, etc. Teron Gorefiend is a little too double-edged to make it in this list.

Dark Cultist(7735).png
Eydis Darkbane(22295).png
Fjola Lightbane(22296).png
Fierce Monkey(27255).png
Unearthed Raptor(27220).png
Twilight Elder(31112).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Cloaked Huntress(42050).png
Kabal Talonpriest(49620).png
Manic Soulcaster(49637).png
Auctionmaster Beardo(49659).png
Blackwald Pixie(89366).png
Augmented Elekk(89871).png
Omega Medic(89834).png
Untamed Beastmaster(90187).png
High Priest Thekal(90199).png
Spellward Jeweler(90550).png
History Buff(90845).png
Dread Raven(151355).png
Blowtorch Saboteur(151378).png
Living Dragonbreath(151392).png
Archspore Msshi'fn(210677).png
Shadowlight Scholar(329927).png
Educated Elekk(329938).png
Line Hopper(389001).png
Man'ari Mosher(389043).png

Kobold Geomancer

Kobold Geomancer(479).png

There were many similar cards which were better than Kobold Geomancer, but only two were a powercreep.

Cult Sorcerer(35239).png
Astromancer Solarian(210717).png

Dalaran Mage

Dalaran Mage(388).png

Having 1 Attack really kills its viability.

Wardruid Loti(90223).png

Soot Spewer

Soot Spewer(12306).png

To be fair, I doubt many people miss this card.

Black Cat(89342).png
Lady Vashj(210683).png

Evolved Kobold

Evolved Kobold(35254).png

Even after evolving, Evolved Kobold did not escape the fate of being powercreeped.

Cosmic Anomaly(89861).png
Azure Explorer(127296).png

Pit Fighter

Pit Fighter(22375).png

At least this is still a good pick in the Arena.

Temple Enforcer(232).png
Usher of Souls(35242).png
Ethereal Peddler(42023).png
Prince Malchezaar(42031).png
Drakonid Operative(49638).png

Captured Jormungar

Captured Jormungar(22377).png

It wasn't really that good to begin with.

Ancient of War(242).png
Furious Ettin(89467).png
Goru the Mightree(151377).png

Core Hound

Core Hound(173).png

The worse choice for Ancient of War, except it's even worse.

Ancient of War(242).png

Furious Ettin

Furious Ettin(89467).png

Now they have even more reasons to be furious.

Ancient of War(242).png
Goru the Mightree(151377).png

Blowgill Sniper

Blowgill Sniper(49672).png

Both of these cards are as unremarkable as it can get, but one is still better than the other.

Cheaty Anklebiter(90269).png



Stegodon is the minion one would know as "the thing that's summoned from Spikeridged Steed." It's been powercreeped since the expansion it was released in.

Bloodhoof Brave(35205).png
Tortollan Shellraiser(55446).png
Omega Defender(89809).png
Proud Defender(90634).png

Darkshire Alchemist

Darkshire Alchemist(35199).png

Alchemy is perfectly safe (MOST of the time)!

Amber Watcher(151321).png

Antique Healbot

Antique Healbot(12227).png

Speaking of Amber Watcher, it's literally better than the former "best healing card". You think Blizzard was trying to push Control Paladin?

Amber Watcher(151321).png

Sen'jin Shieldmasta

Sen'jin Shieldmasta(326).png

Everyone should remember this guy from their Hearthstone beginning; yeah it's powercreeped, but it is still a very good budget option.

Ashtongue Battlelord(210806).png
Circus Amalgam(389031).png

Fen Creeper

Fen Creeper(476).png

Fen Creeper was outdone by Sen'jin Shieldmasta in usefulness, as he does the same job better for 1 mana less.

Druid of the Claw(587).png
Crazed Worshipper(35212).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Faceless Lurker(90842).png
Aldor Truthseeker(210759).png



This card was powercreeped when released.

Goblin Auto-Barber(12212).png

Frostwolf Grunt

Frostwolf Grunt(663).png

There was no good reason for Blizzard to release a card like this.

Anodized Robo Cub(12219).png
Sparring Partner(22354).png
Pompous Thespian(42034).png
Frightened Flunky(90758).png
Injured Tol'vir(90805).png
Bonechewer Brawler(210793).png

Ironfur Grizzly

Ironfur Grizzly(519).png

Another card for Fierce Monkey to shine!

Fierce Monkey(27255).png
Hired Gun(49671).png
Archspore Msshi'fn(210677).png
Fairground Fool(388997).png

Fierce Monkey

Fierce Monkey(27255).png

Sadly, Fierce Monkey would be outshined himself.

Archspore Msshi'fn(210677).png

Goldshire Footman

Goldshire Footman(564).png

Some Control Warlocks are actually willing to play Wax Elemental and Goldshire Footman rather than a small demon because of Bloodreaver Gul'dan although what this might show.


Stranglethorn Tiger

Stranglethorn Tiger(338).png

The beasts of Stranglethorn Vale aren't as much "strangle" as they are "thorn".

Lotus Assassin(49619).png

Steel Rager

Steel Rager(89925).png

Well, it IS a Rager card, after all.

Mok'Nathal Lion(211225).png
Illidari Felblade(210694).png

Deadscale Knight

Deadscale Knight(62931).png

Very insignificant.

Swamp Leech(89477).png
Reliquary of Souls(210805).png



This is a smaller Magma Rager, but better.

One-eyed Cheat(12255).png
Rock Rager(389047).png

Dire Mole

Dire Mole(76996).png

This is comparable to Enchanted Raven, but neutral. Even then, Dire Mole was still used frequently, which goes to show how good the 1-mana 1/3 statline is.

Northshire Cleric(600).png
Tunnel Trogg(27246).png
Malchezaar's Imp(42027).png
Eternium Rover(89851).png
Dwarven Sharpshooter(127274).png
Surging Tempest(151409).png
Aldor Attendant(210757).png
Reliquary of Souls(210805).png
Lab Partner(329921).png
Frazzled Freshman(329874).png
Spirit Jailer(329923).png

Salty Dog

Salty Dog(12263).png

Pirate decks would take a pirate, even if it was powercreeped.


Chillwind Yeti

Chillwind Yeti(31).png

Basic cards just have to be powercreeped, no matter how good they are.

Klaxxi Amber-Weaver(33121).png
Master of Evolution(33160).png
Leyline Manipulator(76932).png
Omega Devastator(90559).png
Circus Amalgam(389031).png

Circus Amalgam

Circus Amalgam(389031).png

Unfortuantely, being able to get hit by more tech cards is not an advantage.


Silvermoon Guardian

Silvermoon Guardian(634).png

Once the only 4-drop with Divine Shield is now powercreeped; it looks like guardians were not enough for Alliance.

The Glass Knight(89411).png

Worgen Infiltrator

Worgen Infiltrator(112).png

To be fair, Rogues are supposed to be better at the whole "stealth" thing.


Twisted Worgen

Twisted Worgen(35223).png

This abomination was powercreeped the expansion it was released in.

Druid of the Saber(22307).png
Sneaky Delinquent(330003).png

Small-Time Buccaneer

Small-Time Buccaneer(49759).png

Used to be insane but now someone has been hiding in the shadows that takes his spot.


Hench-Clan Sneak

Hench-Clan Sneak(90668).png

He would DEFINITELY be a lot sneakier if he let go of that power cord.


Upgradeable Framebot

Upgradeable Framebot(89801).png

At least Upgradeable Framebot powercreeps Am'gam Rager.

Druid of the Swarm(62905).png
Dancing Cobra(389018).png
Midway Maniac(389008).png

Emperor Cobra

Emperor Cobra(625).png

Emperor or not, Beast decks would take a Beast.

Primordial Explorer(127295).png

Secret Plan

Secret Plan(89914).png

Lottery Trumps a well-built plan, i guess.

Mystery Winner(388994).png

Spring Rocket

Spring Rocket(89926).png

Sometimes, rockets aren't always the best answer.

Disciple of C'Thun(35196).png

Fearsome Doomguard

Fearsome Doomguard(22391).png

Rather weak for its cost, it has been overshadowed by many new cards, just like other cards of its generation.

High Inquisitor Whitemane(90686).png
Bog Creeper(35240).png
Arch-Villain Rafaam(90546).png
Winged Guardian(184656).png

Bog Creeper

Bog Creeper(35240).png

At least Bog Creeper powercreeps Fearsome Doomguard.

Arch-Villain Rafaam(90546).png
Winged Guardian(184656).png

Murloc Tidehunter

Murloc Tidehunter(357).png

With the release of Whispers of the Old Gods, what was once a trivial Basic minion is now slightly more powerful.

Bilefin Tidehunter(35219).png
Bug Collector(90819).png

Desert Hare

Desert Hare(90830).png

Microtech Controller was already decent for token decks, so Blizzard decided to print a statically worse version of it for the next Standard year. One redeeming factor is its synergy with Evolve Shaman, though.

Microtech Controller(89932).png
Sky Claw(151399).png
Coordinated Strike(210673).png

Bonfire Elemental

Bonfire Elemental(89425).png

As unconventional as it is, it's still pretty decent in Elemental Mage decks.

Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png

Lord of the Arena

Lord of the Arena(414).png

Every vanilla or single keyword basic card is sooner or later doomed to powercreep.

Hidden Oasis(90727).png

Boulderfist Ogre

Boulderfist Ogre(60).png

Even the king of vanilla minions is not immune.

Armored Goon(90824).png

Grotesque Dragonhawk

Grotesque Dragonhawk(35250).png

This card never got its 5 minutes. Even on the arena it was a semi-optimal pick.




Unfortunately, Archmage was never ready for this.

Violet Warden(90656).png

Kobold Barbarian

Kobold Barbarian(76979).png

50% of the time, Ogre Brute hits the wrong thing all the time. Why not have a minion that 100% of the time hits the wrong thing most the time?

Ogre Brute(12281).png



Why shrink one minion when you can shrink them all?

Quicksand Elemental(90846).png

Windfury Harpy

Windfury Harpy(675).png

Firstly they nerfed her look, then they decided to finish her with powercreep.


Stormpike Commando

Stormpike Commando(325).png

The Stormpikes' HUUUUUGE GUNS have seen better days, but it took a random arthropod of all things to seal the deal.

Burrowing Scorpid(210815).png

Scarlet Crusader

Scarlet Crusader(475).png

Shouldn't the Scarlet Crusade be better at this by now?

Goody Two-Shields(329867).png
Darkmoon Dirigible(389027).png



The student outshines the master.

Devout Pupil(329922).png

Flying Machine

Flying Machine(12247).png

Flying Machine may be a success story, but that doesn't mean it isn't feeling a little... cowed.

Speaker Gidra(329939).png



It turns out they're not here only for the cutest card contest.


Infested Wolf

Infested Wolf(35215).png

This flea-bitten mutt was long due for being outperformed.

Renowned Performer(378827).png

Dalaran Crusader

Dalaran Crusader(90674).png

Apparently, a faire attraction is stronger than the crusade.

Carousel Gryphon(378846).png

Youthful Brewmaster

Youthful Brewmaster(247).png

These young brewmasters have much to learn.

Tenwu of the Red Smoke(388954).png

Burly Shovelfist

Burly Shovelfist(90675).png

He never skipped dig day, yet it still didn't prevent him from getting power creeped.

Fizzy Elemental(388988).png

Living Monument

Living Monument(90838).png

It's less slower than the former, probably literally too.

Fizzy Elemental(388988).png



He can never go face, always trade.

Fizzy Elemental(388988).png

Hired Gun

Hired Gun(49671).png

Crime doesn't pay as much as playing the fool.

Fairground Fool(388997).png

Fallen Sun Cleric

Fallen Sun Cleric(62888).png

This makes Shattered Sun Cleric look even worse now.

Wriggling Horror(389041).png

Grook Fu Master

Grook Fu Master(49658).png

No one used that card anyways.

Fantastic Firebird(389032).png

Arcane Explosion

Arcane Explosion(56).png

This basic card known from tutorial has been powercreeped.

Maelstrom Portal(42045).png
Holy Ripple(90803).png



This actually does not affect the game at all; Darkbomb is for Warlock and that's what makes it special.

Quick Shot(14459).png

Mortal Strike

Mortal Strike(345).png

Blizzard might have nerfed this card too much to the point where it is worse than a basic card.


Arcane Shot

Arcane Shot(167).png

Blizzard printed many more cheap spells, and even they were never the best.

Living Roots(22329).png
Totemic Smash(90216).png

Holy Light

Holy Light(108).png

This card might have been played if it was a priest card.

Divine Hymn(89461).png

Wild Growth

Wild Growth(282).png

Once one of the best ramp cards in Hearthstone somehow got powercreeped after a nerf. You can get a Excess Mana by playing this after turn 10, though.

Jade Blossom(49703).png



Blizzard thought that Shatter was too weak, so they tried it again.

Snap Freeze(89475).png



Convert fits thematically, and that's why it got reprinted with an actual combo-able effect.


Embrace the Shadow

Embrace the Shadow(33176).png

There's actually no difference between these two cards in practice, but at least the latter is less of a dead draw if your combo isn't assembled.

Auchenai Phantasm(90283).png

Drain Soul

Drain Soul(62928).png

Draining a soul ain't gonna change much if it's not repentant.




Another card that was powercreeped when released. As an extreme budget self-heal card, it's hopelessly outclassed in Wild.

Flash Heal(22328).png
Binding Heal(55540).png
Iron Hide(55572).png
Crystal Power(90601).png

Hunter's Mark

Hunter's Mark(22).png

There once was a time when Hunter's Mark was 0 mana. On the plus side, it's still an okay removal card.


Divine Strength

Divine Strength(35252).png

A magical incantation to boost your stamina isn't as effective as getting sand blasted in your face, apparently.

Sand Breath(127291).png

Explorer's Hat

Explorer's Hat(27209).png

Should've hit the books instead.

Libram of Wisdom(210756).png

Power Word: Tentacles

Power Word- Tentacles(35193).png

Good triumphs over evil, and this card is proof. Also evil's power level was really restricted by Divine Spirit existing, it turns out.

Power Infusion(210652).png



(Time) Rip Assassinate.

Time Rip(127299).png
Malevolent Strike(388952).png



Any spell with a minion attached to it (and then some) is an improvement.

Valdris Felgorge(151344).png

Volcanic Potion

Volcanic Potion(49689).png

Already a fantastic card, to the point where the improved versions are still sometimes run without any synergies.

Breath of the Infinite(151353).png
School Spirits(329930).png

Storm's Wrath

Storm's Wrath(151407).png

The storm seems rather calm, because it got powercreeped the second it saw release. Although there are cards that don't mind the creep at all.

Mark of the Lotus(49642).png

Wicked Whispers

Wicked Whispers(378845).png

Sure, you could try using the discard to your advantage, but this is not what this page is about.

Mark of the Lotus(49642).png

Flame Lance

Flame Lance(22302).png

Premium arena removal got itself some unfair competition.

Rolling Fireball(151413).png

Stand Against Darkness

Stand Against Darkness(31116).png

While the Silver Hand are standing their ground, the Illidari are being more proactive.

Command the Illidari(210671).png

Soul Split

Soul Split(210699).png

As cool as the name and artwork looks, it was printed as a worse version of old mage spell, and even got creeped in the set it was introduced. Not every Demon Hunter card can be super strong.

Molten Reflection(55553).png

Molten Reflection

Molten Reflection(55553).png

...And then it immediately got power creeped in the same expansion.


Unsleeping Soul

Unsleeping Soul(90632).png

I would also get insomnia, if during my release I was powercreeped from the get go. At least it's good for Silence Priest.

Molten Reflection(55553).png

Mark of Y'Shaarj

Mark of Y'Shaarj(33151).png

These are cards are secretly identical. It's just that Paladins are always beast-mode.

Hand of A'dal(210760).png

Heroic Strike

Heroic Strike(1).png

A hero has to have its villain, and for now, the villain is winning.

Twin Slice(210668).png

Shadow Bolt

Shadow Bolt(647).png

Warlocks study a lot of forbidden and risky magical elements. Mages just spit fire and get better results anyway.


Call of the Void

Call of the Void(90141).png

When the Void calls you, just read some books instead.

Demonic Studies(329975).png

Dark Possession

Dark Possession(89473).png

You can deal 2 damage to friendly character... but what about not doing that and having next demon cost 1 less?

Demonic Studies(329975).png

Arcane Intellect

Arcane Intellect(489).png

Cards are never immune to power creep, no matter how useful it is.


Shooting Star

Shooting Star(89862).png

While Spell Damage can make Shooting Star more useful, screaming Fel at your opponent usually gets the job done better.

Felscream Blast(389019).png

Fiery War Axe

Fiery War Axe(632).png

Once one of the best weapons in the game, after the nerf, many weapons became better.

Eaglehorn Bow(363).png
King's Defender(22286).png
Rallying Blade(35246).png
Necrium Blade(89872).png
Underlight Angling Rod(210711).png
Whack-A-Gnoll Hammer(388986).png
Dreadlord's Bite(389011).png