Lock and Load
|Set:||The Grand Tournament|
|Tags:||Class-related, Random, Spell-generating, Spell-related, Triggered effect|
Each time you cast a spell this turn, add a random Hunter card to your hand.
Rexxar narrowed his eyes, grabbed his machine gun, and said: "It's go time. Lock and load."
This card pays homage to that special moment.
- For the event version of this card, see Lock and Load (Event).
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Lock and Load||400||100|
|Golden Lock and Load||1600||400|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Lock and Load does not trigger itself; the effect does not come into force until after the Lock and Load has itself been cast. However, any subsequent spells cast that turn will activate the effect, generating a random Hunter card.
- Like all spell-related effects, Lock and Load's effect activates before the triggering spell takes effect. For example, if you play Lock and Load followed by Quick Shot, Lock and Load will generate a card before Quick Shot deals its damage; thus making it impossible to activate Quick Shot's secondary effect.
- Lock and Load's effect will stack if multiple copies are played in the same turn. For example, by playing Lock and Load followed by Lock and Load, any other spell cast that turn will generate 2 random hunter cards. Also, Lock and Load is itself a spell, meaning that playing a second Lock and Load will trigger the first Lock and Load's effect, generating a card.
- Lock and Load will no longer be offered for selection in Arena, since the 15th of September 2016. However, it is still obtainable in Arena matches through random effects, such as Spellslinger.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Lock and Load is a strong card generating deck for spell-focused Hunter decks. Using it in with combination of cheap spells like Arcane Shot, Rapid Fire, and various Secrets will help it make it worth its cost. It helps empower Zul'jin's Battlecry, adding more spells to be cast beyond what you've included in your deck.
Possible cards[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Deal 2 damage. Magi conjured arcane arrows to sell to hunters, until hunters learned just enough magic to do it themselves. The resulting loss of jobs sent Stormwind into a minor recession.
Your other Beasts have +1 Attack. Other beasts totally dig hanging out with timber wolves.
Look at the top 3 cards of your deck. Draw one and discard the others. For the person who just cannot decide what card to put in their deck!
Change a minion's Health to 1. Never play 'Hide and Go Seek' with a Hunter.
Summon a random Beast Companion. You could summon Misha, Leokk, or Huffer! Huffer is more trouble than he's worth.
Deal 3 damage. If you have a Beast, deal 5 damage instead. "Kill!", he commanded.
Battlecry: Give a friendly Beast +2/+2 and Taunt. "Who let the dogs out?" he asks. It's rhetorical.
Deal 3 damage to two random enemy minions. You see, it's all about throughput.
Whenever you summon a Beast, draw a card. If you feed him, he loses his whole identity.
Your Beasts have Charge. Tundra rhinos are often mistaken for kodos. Or am I mistaken?
Give a minion +1/+1. Summon a 1/1 Cub. Add a Cub to your hand. Some cards are strong by sheer power; others draw strength from love.
Discover a Deathrattle minion. Your next one costs (1) less. A good read but a little too much fluff.
Your Hero Power can target minions. Scissors, knives, needles, you name it! He'll shoot it.
Deathrattle: Give a random Beast in your hand +1/+1. Beasts love Helbacon Strips!
Battlecry: Discover a Secret. Yeah, but the mystery prize could be anything! Even a boat!
Deal 1 damage. Pew! Pew!
Battlecry: Summon a copy of this. Scholomance student Brewfest prank gone awry.
Deal 3 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, it also hits the enemy hero. It's a breath of fresh terror!
Corrupt: Gain Poisonous. Snakes are just tentacles with fangs.
Secret: When your hero is attacked, deal 2 damage to all enemies. It traps your food AND cooks it for you!
Secret: When an enemy minion attacks, return it to its owner's hand and it costs (2) more. "Dang, that's cold." - appropriate response to Freezing Trap, or a mean joke.
Give a Beast +2/+2. *Sniff, sniff* Elite troops... *sniff, sniff* ...armed to the teeth and... *sniff, sniff* ...BAAACON!
Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, attack a random enemy. It doesn't care who woke it up, someone's getting bitten.
|Open the Cages||Common||Spell||Hunter||2|
Secret: When your turn starts, if you control two minions, summon an Animal Companion. "Coming out of my cage, and I'm dead by turn nine..."
Secret: After your opponent casts a spell, destroy a random enemy minion. The appropriate dishware for stressful situations.
Draw a Beast.
Give it +2/+2. "A beast, barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild it! Make it stronger, faster... spikier."
Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1. Hyenas prefer the bones of kodos or windserpents, but they'll eat pretty much anything. Even Brussels sprouts.
Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, deal 4 damage to it. A great sniper hits the spot. Just like a delicious flank of boar. Mmmmm.
Destroy a random enemy minion. Our ballista operator is effective, but not picky.
After your hero attacks, summon a 1/1 Locust with Rush. Goes on the right, next to the desert spoon.
Add a random Hunter Beast, Secret, and weapon to your hand. Oh look! It's a trap!
Poisonous Battlecry: Discover a Dragon. "We're letting the poisonous dude carry the bags?"
|Unleash the Hounds||Common||Spell||Hunter||3|
For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge. You must read the name of this card out loud each time you play it.
Deathrattle: Draw a Mech from your deck. It's been programmed to include all the bear necessities.
Deal 4 damage to a minion.
Discover a spell. Obviously it's marked for greatness.
Whenever a friendly minion dies while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1. "Red Blood, it gives you wings."
|Clear the Way||Rare||Spell||Hunter||1|
Sidequest: Summon 3 Rush minions.
Reward: Summon a 4/4 Gryphon with Rush. The terrifying part is the gryphons' squeaky voices afterward.
Summon a random Demon Companion. Owning a pet can be real hell at times.
Deal 2 damage to a minion. Deal one more damage for each Beast you control. Scholomance student Brewfest prank gone terribly, terribly awry.
Deathrattle: Add a random Hunter spell to your hand. Plenty of buzz around this card.
All minions lose Stealth. Destroy all enemy Secrets. Draw a card. Not only does it reveal your enemies, but it's also great for parties!
Secret: When a character attacks your hero, instead he attacks another random character. Sometimes it's as simple as putting on a fake mustache and pointing at someone else.
Secret: When a friendly minion is attacked, summon a 3/3 copy. "Just you wait, I’ll go get on my main!"
After you use your Hero Power, cast a Secret from your deck. It's not just a phase! I don't have to tell you anything! GAWSH!
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/4 Hapless Handler. This is why Scholomance engineering students prefer C++.
After a friendly Mech dies, add a random Mech to your hand. Invention is the mother of entropy.
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. Warning: May cause carousel flashbacks.
Whenever a friendly Secret is revealed, gain +1 Durability. First Lesson: Put the pointy end in the other guy.
Summon a 3/3 Strider. Repeat for each Secret you control. Welcome to the petting zoo. DO NOT TOUCH THE ANIMALS.
Battlecry: Copy a random Beast in your hand. She gets to decide what cards go to the Hall of Fame.
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, summon two 2/2 Hyenas. Everything the sun touches is ours—so long as it's already dead.
Rush. Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Gain a copy of its Deathrattle. Never underestimate a lioness when her pride is on the line.
Deal 3 damage. Give a random Beast in your hand +3/+3. Make your foe's armor your fauna's fashion!
Deal 5 damage to a minion and 2 damage to adjacent ones. Pull the pin, count to 5, then shoot. Then duck.
Copy all Beasts in your hand. Not sure I'd call it a good party if everyone ends up beside themselves.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, destroy a random enemy minion. Clean your room, or I'm taking your favorite minion away!
Deathrattle: Summon a random 3-Cost Beast. Really goes the extra mile to get the Hay+.
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, excess damage hits the enemy hero. "Whew. I thought you said 'Trampoline Rhino.' Now that would have been scary."
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Hyenas. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion gets slowly consumed by hyenas.
|Swarm of Locusts||Rare||Spell||Hunter||6|
Summon seven 1/1 Locusts with Rush. Good things never come in swarms.
|Unleash the Beast||Rare||Spell||Hunter||6|
Summon a 5/5 Wyvern with Rush. The Kirin Tor has always been lax in enforcing leash laws.
Deathrattle: Fire four missiles at random enemies that deal 2 damage each. "Ready to roll out!"
Give a friendly Beast +2 Attack and Immune this turn. The seething wrath is just beneath the surface. Beneath that is wild abandon, followed by slight annoyance.
Sidequest: Use your Hero Power three times. Reward: Summon three 1/1 Leper Gnomes. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, a slingshot will be deployed for convenient evacuation.
After your Hero attacks a minion, your minions attack it too. You could have just pointed.
|Don't Feed the Animals||Epic||Spell||Hunter||2|
Give all Beasts in your hand +1/+1.
Corrupt: Give them +2/+2 instead. They're still cleaning up the mess from the last time someone fed the basilisk a deep fried candybar.
Secret: When one of your minions is attacked, summon three 1/1 Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?
Deathrattle: Deal this minion's Attack damage randomly split among all enemies. Pokey-man. Gotta spike 'em all!
Discover a friendly Deathrattle minion that died this game. Also trigger its Deathrattle. Beware the night of the living pets!
Doesn't lose Durability while you control a Dragon. It brings the storm before the calm.
Whenever you play a 1-Cost minion, draw a spell from your deck. Stop trying to make fletch happen. It's not going to happen.
Spellburst: Destroy a random enemy minion. My friend went krolusk tipping once… once!
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of a random Beast in your hand by (5). Isn't that nice? The spider made the explorer a sleeping bag!
Battlecry: Summon a minion from your opponent's hand. Attack it. Tame Bloodstingers would politely invite your minion to tea.
Your hero is Immune while attacking. The longbow allows shots to be fired from farther away and is useful for firing on particularly odorous targets.
Summon two Beasts that cost (5) or less from your deck. Give them Rush. The guidelines specifically state: "Students may also bring an ironbeak owl OR an alleycat OR a toad." They never said how big.
|Jewel of N'Zoth||Epic||Spell||Hunter||8|
Summon three friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game. This coveted gem calls for you to free it… and unleash an inescapable prison.
Summon four 3/5 Clefthoofs that attack random enemies. Come on and slam, and welcome to Nagrand!
|Unseal the Vault||Legendary||Spell||Hunter||1|
Quest: Summon 20 minions.
Reward: Pharaoh's Warmask. "Huh... That's a nice card back."
|Ace Hunter Kreen||Legendary||Minion||General||3||2||4|
Your other characters are Immune while attacking. This grandmaster marksman loves winning tournaments and eating a bit of ice cream.
Your spells are Poisonous. "Don’t worry, this will be over in a second. It might FEEL like an eternity, but I assure you, it’s quite quick!"
Choose One - Give Beasts in your deck +1/+1; or Transform into a copy of a friendly Beast. She holds both an academic post and a scratching post.
|Zixor, Apex Predator||Legendary||Minion||Beast||Hunter||3||2||4|
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Zixor Prime' into your deck. A living terror. Teleports at will. Feasts on tainted helboar meat. No head scritches unless you're Leoroxx.
After you use your Hero Power, deal 5 damage to a random enemy. *Thunk* "That wasn’t a dragon!" *Thunk* "THAT wasn’t a dragon!"
After your hero attacks, Discover a Secret and cast it. This rifle needs a muzzle for its muzzle.
Battlecry: Summon a minion from your deck. It attacks the enemy hero, then dies. Believe it or not, this is only the faire's fourth most dangerous game.
Deathrattle: Summon a Mech from your hand and trigger its Deathrattle. Reduce, reuse, re-rattle!
Battlecry: Change the Health of all enemy minions to 1. As an empty nester, she just misses her little ones.
Battlecry: Equip Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury. Good things come in threes: Windrunner sisters and arrows of Thori'dal.
Battlecry: Summon 3 Beasts from your hand. Father of Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, and Flexxar, Champion of the Gym.
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon King Krush. Brann's new dino-taming hobby is going well—his pet can already make him sit, stand, and roll over!
Charge The best defense against King Krush is to have someone you don’t like standing in front of you.
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Lore[edit | edit source]
The following text describes the World of Warcraft spell Lock and Load as it existed prior to the creation of the Hearthstone card. For the latest version, see Lock and Load.
- Lock and Load is a passive specialization ability for Survival hunters, available at level 43. When it activates, it allows the hunter's next two Explosive Shot to be fired with no cooldown (though it still invokes the global cooldown), and no focus cost.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 184.108.40.20686 (2015-08-18): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-07-22).
- Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-07-23).
- Hearthside Chat: Upcoming Arena Changes with Dean Ayala. (2016-09-08).