|Set:||One Night in Karazhan|
|Abilities:||Deal damage, Summon|
|Tags:||Area of effect, Cost-related, Random|
Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions. Summon a random 1-Cost minion.
They bill this as a popular resort attraction, but they try and get your money up front.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Golden Maelstrom Portal||800||100|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This spell has two steps:
Strategy[edit | edit source]
A superior version of the mage's Arcane Explosion. The boardwide damage effect is even better on a Shaman, as they have easier access (albeit mostly random) to Spell Damage bonuses via the Wrath of Air Totem. The additional 1-cost minion is also a big nuisance for enemies.
Maelstrom Portal is a great early-game play and stifles aggressive enemies, but with Spell Damage it can create a huge tempo swing late-game as well. Against pure control decks, it can be used at will simply to summon a minion.
Possible summons[edit | edit source]
The following table lists all collectible 1 mana minions, reflecting the range of possible minions summoned by this spell.
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Don't bother asking her out on a date. She'll shoot you down.
Taunt If 1/2 minions are all that is defending Goldshire, you would think it would have been overrun years ago.
Your other Murlocs have +1 Attack. These are the brainy murlocs. It turns out that doesn’t mean much.
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Whenever a minion is healed, draw a card. They help the downtrodden and distressed. Also they sell cookies.
Charge This card is boaring.
Your other Beasts have +1 Attack. Other beasts totally dig hanging out with timber wolves.
Taunt No relation to "The Voidsteppers", the popular Void-based dance troupe.
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health. Voodoo is an oft-misunderstood art. But it is art.
Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn. ADD ME TO YOUR DECK, MAGGOT!
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack. This is my Runeblade. There are many like it but this one is mine.
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Squirrels to your hand. You'd be nuts to mess with the squirrel squad.
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Makes a mean puff pastry.
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Cat. To be a cool cat in Gadgetzan, you gotta have bling.
After you play a minion, deal 1 damage to it. He'd be a lot easier to animate if he would just stand still.
Whenever you cast a spell, give this minion +1 Health. He used to get work as a Spatial Anomaly, but he got tired of having his polarity reversed.
Whenever you cast a spell, gain Armor equal to its Cost. Ethereal armor dissipates in 6 hours which can cause extreme awkwardness for first time buyers.
Divine Shield "I solemnly swear to uphold the Light, purge the world of darkness, and to eat only burritos." - The Argent Dawn Oath
Combo: Gain +1/+1. He has a poor understanding of the law of diminishing returns.
Stealth. At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. Imps are content to hide and viciously taunt everyone nearby.
Inspire: If your hand is empty, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. This is a "bearly" concealed reference.
Whenever you equip a weapon, give it +1 Attack. The best part of buccaneering is the pants.
Divine Shield Her suit was fitted using a scale model.
Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part card to your hand. Clockwork gnomes are always asking what time it is.
Has +2 Attack while you have a Mech. After a while, you don't see the cogs and sprockets. All you see is a robot, a spider tank, a deathray...
Battlecry: Your next Hero Power this turn deals 2 more damage. A few hours later he DESTROYED the arena bathrooms.
Lifesteal His favorite spell is Chum Explosion.
You especially don't want to make a dire mountain out of a dire mole hill.
Windfury. Overload: (2) Westfall is full of dust devils. And buzzards. And crazed golems. And pirates. Why does anyone live here?
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to each hero. Not to be confused with clubbing enthusiast Emerald Raver.
Once upon a midnight restive, Medivh pondered, feeling festive!
Whenever this minion takes damage, gain 2 Armor. He's all beeps and smiles but you're just a walking pile of armor to him.
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. They're a little light-headed.
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to a random enemy. He'll always be our first.
Battlecry: Add a 1/2 Elemental to your hand. Arch nemeses: small children with glass jars.
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero. Imps like being on fire. They just do.
Battlecry: Reveal a minion in each deck. If yours costs more, gain +1/+1. It's not HER fault you didn't put a spinning saw blade on your horse.
Battlecry: Freeze an enemy. Ice, ice, baby!
Magnetic They tried for weeks to make a stealth version, but eventually decided to just let it glow.
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. They're Dr. Boom's babies. His baby boomers.
Battlecry: Give a random Murloc in your hand +1/+1. Listen, see? We'll take 'em to the docks, see? And throw 'em in the sea, see?
Overkill: Gain +5 Attack. “Ya hold it by da feet, mon. Den ya THROW.”
Deathrattle: Reduce the Cost of a Beast in your hand by (1). It can’t be all that helpful. Not wif dose widdle wings!
Battlecry: Add a random Beast to your hand. It’s not LITERALLY jeweled. The goblins were terribly disappointed.
Battlecry: The next Secret you play this turn costs (0). I'll tell you one thing he doesn't lack: GUMPTION.
Battlecry: Draw a card. Deal 2 damage to your hero. Kobolds sort books using a gooey decimal system.
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. He really just wants to be your friend, but the constant rejection is starting to really get to him.
Inspire: Gain +1 Attack. But not the lowliest!
Whenever you discard a card, draw a card. Malchezaar used to have an imp named Dobby working for him, but there was a tragic accident.
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Jo-E Bot. Its project name was KAN-GA. The little one was R-00.
|Mistress of Mixtures||Common||Minion||General||Any||1||2||2|
Deathrattle: Restore 4 Health to each hero. Her favorite mixture is cola and lime.
|N'Zoth's First Mate||Common||Minion||Pirate||Warrior||1||1||1|
Battlecry: Equip a 1/3 Rusty Hook. Hates when N'Zoth yells "Ahoy Matey!!", but there's not really much he can do about it.
Poisonous It could be worse. It could be a Snake Pit.
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Shadowbeast. It's like a pinata! A lame disgusting horrific pinata.
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters. Everyone gets two because that's all she can hold.
Divine Shield Original name was Tubular Protector, but this seems more bodacious.
Deathrattle: Draw a card. Oh man! Runic omelettes are the best!
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion and gain +2/+2. Have some! This drink is to die for!
Deathrattle: Summon a 0/3 Free Agent with Taunt for your opponent. Don't even think of asking for time off.
Taunt Have you seen the size of the shields in this game?? This is no easy job.
Rush "See you later bot"
Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped. Pirates are into this new fad called "Planking".
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Lynx with Rush to your hand. The terrible thing about lynxes is lynxes are terrible things. Their teeth are made out of biting, their paws are made out of springs!
|Swamp Dragon Egg||Common||Minion||General||Any||1||0||3|
Deathrattle: Add a random Dragon to your hand. Would you eat them in a ditch? Would you eat them with a witch?
Lifesteal A face only a druid could love.
Battlecry: Add a random class card to your hand (from your opponent's class). Was almost named "Swashb-AAAARRHHH-gler"
|Tentacle of N'Zoth||Common||Minion||General||Any||1||1||1|
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. Because EVERYDAY is the Day of the Tentacle of N'zoth.
Taunt He was so excited to get season tickets to this year's Grand Tournament. He normally doesn't get them at first and has to buy them from Ogre scalpers.
Battlecry: Give a friendly Murloc Poisonous. I'm addicted to him, but I know that he's Toxfin.
Whenever you Overload, gain +1 Attack per locked Mana Crystal. Sure, they're ugly, but they live in tunnels. You try your beauty routine without natural light.
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +2 Health. The twilight whelps are basically magic-vampires. Despite this, they are not a reference to any popular series of novels.
Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1 Attack. In a world where you can run to a spirit healer and resurrect yourself, Undertakers do pretty light business.
Has +1 Attack while damaged. Mass production of warbots was halted when it was discovered that they were accidentally being produced at "sample size."
Battlecry: If you played 2 spells this turn, deal 2 damage. “Does she cause them with magic, or just…like have a bucket she brings with her?”
Divine Shield Takes double damage from wick-based weapons
Deathrattle: Add a random Beast card to your hand. Spider cocoons are like little piñatas!
Battlecry: Add a random Shaman spell to your hand. Is she a frog that became a witch, or a witch that became a frog?
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +2 Health. THIS wood imp. Stop asking!
Stealth If you want to stop a worgen from infiltrating, just yell, "No! Bad boy!"
Whenever this minion attacks, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. If you ever tried to plow permafrost, you’d be wretched, too.
Windfury They were the inspiration for the championship Taurenball team: The Dragonhawks.
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. Ok, Initiate. You need to settle down and do your job. In this case, that means die so someone else can get a minor buff.
Deathrattle: Restore 5 Health to the enemy hero. Zombie. It's what's for dinner.
Has +5 Attack while damaged. There is no beast more frightening (or ridiculous) than a fully enraged chicken.
Battlecry: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. His idol is the Green Hills of Stranglethorn, and he won't shut up about it.
Battlecry: Remove 1 Durability from your opponent's weapon. Every pirate uses the same four digits to access Automated Gold Dispensers. It's called the "Pirate's Code".
Deathrattle: Copy a card from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand. Being made of light has its disadvantages, but at least it's always looking on the bright side.
Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/1 Whelp. Think of them as bullets for your dragon gun.
After this minion attacks a hero, add a copy of it to your hand. It's certainly not civilized gibbering.
Battlecry: Summon a random 1-Cost minion for your opponent. The mole of La Mancha rides again!
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to this minion. Don't worry. With a little skin cream he's going to clear right up.
Whenever a character is healed, gain +2 Attack. She’s smaller than her sisters Mediumwarden and Heavywarden.
Whenever you summon a Murloc, gain +1 Attack. This guy gets crazy strong at family reunions.
Deathrattle: Shuffle a 4/3 Raptor into your deck. They’re just baby teeth. Lots and lots of baby teeth.
Battlecry: If you have 6 other minions, gain +4/+4. The Reliquary considers itself the equal of the League of Explorers. The League of Explorers doesn't.
Whenever a Secret is played, gain +1/+1. She promises not to tell anyone about that thing you did last night with that one person.
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield. "Don't worry about me… I'll just be here... under these tentacles."
Deathrattle: Add a random Hunter spell to your hand. Plenty of buzz around this card.
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Overload: (1) You can't stop slurping this delicious sludge!
Has +2 Attack while you have a weapon equipped. "Oh, I'm not serious about it. I only pirate on the weekends."
|Spirit of the Dead||Rare||Minion||General||Priest||1||0||3|
Stealth for 1 turn.
After a friendly minion dies, shuffle a 1-Cost copy of it into your deck. Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you’re off the team.
|Spirit of the Raptor||Rare||Minion||General||Druid||1||0||3|
Stealth for 1 turn.
After your hero attacks and kills a minion, draw a card. “Loti! LOTI! Drop it. Drop it Loti! Down! Down Loti!”
|Spirit of the Rhino||Rare||Minion||General||Warrior||1||0||3|
Stealth for 1 turn.
Your Rush minions are Immune the turn they're summoned. Where did they get this preposterous hypothesis?
Deathrattle: Return any spells you cast on this minion to your hand. "Now I feel... REALLY icky."
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. She can't wait to learn Power Word: Fortitude Rank 2.
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero. Gain 5 Armor. This elf's winning the arms race.
|Emerald Hive Queen||Epic||Minion||Beast||Any||1||2||3|
Your minions cost (2) more. She rules the emerald hive at the end of the yellow brick trail.
Battlecry: Spend all your Mana. Gain +1/+1 for each mana spent. This Ancient was banned from the local tavern after tucking a 'Dr. Boom' up its sleeve.
At the start of your turn, destroy this and gain 8 Armor. For a limited time, loa blessings are on a pray-one-get-two deal (on selected sacrifices only).
Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2. Murloc. It's what's for dinner.
Deathrattle: If this minion has 2 or more Attack, draw a card. Remember, submit your bribes directly to the Marshal - it's the law!
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to each hero. Shadowbomber does her job, but she's kind of phoning it in at this point.
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. When he was younger, he was the town crybaby.
Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes 'Summon a 1/1 Murloc.' Nobody expects the Vilefin Inquisition!
Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your opponent's deck. He's the reason the First Bank of Gadgetzan has steel floors.
Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a card your opponent is holding. He's everyone you want to be.
|Patches the Pirate||Legendary||Minion||Pirate||Any||1||1||1|
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a different minion. It's like being able to play with THREE angry chickens!
|Sir Finley Mrrgglton||Legendary||Minion||Murloc||Any||1||1||3|
Battlecry: Discover a new basic Hero Power. In addition to fluent Common, he also speaks fourteen dialects of 'mrgl'.
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Lore[edit | edit source]
This spell represents one of Karazhan's many "precisely calibrated portals attuned to a variety of exotic locales" - in this case, the Maelstrom, the former location of the Well of Eternity before it was destroyed in the Great Sundering. During the Black Empire, it was also the location of Y'Shaarj, the most powerful of the Old Gods.
In World of Warcraft[edit | edit source]
Following Deathwing's reemergence into Azeroth, heroes of the Alliance and the Horde travelled to the Maelstrom to assist Thrall in attempting to seal the rift between Deepholm and Azeroth. A portal to the Maelstrom was briefly to be found in the capital cities; after journeying to Deepholm the portals were redirected there.
The Maelstrom[edit | edit source]
- The Maelstrom is the gigantic rift that was created when the Well of Eternity collapsed into itself during the Great Sundering. Located in the middle of the Great Sea - which the Great Sundering created - the Maelstrom appears as a massive, fierce vortex of water.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.5221 (2016-08-09): Added.