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Mal'Ganis

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Mal'Ganis
Mal'Ganis(12294).png
Mal'Ganis(12294) Gold.png
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Minion
Subtype: Demon
Class: Warlock
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 9
Attack: 9
Health: 7
Abilities: Immune, Increment attribute
Tags: Area of effect, Demon-related, Ongoing effect

Your other Demons have +2/+2. Your hero is Immune.

Mal'Ganis doesn't like being betrayed, so if you discard him, watch out.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Mal'Ganis is a legendary warlock minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Mal'Ganis is a Wild format card, and so can only be obtained through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mal'Ganis 1600 400
Golden Mal'Ganis 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As a non-stat adjusting ongoing effect, Mal'Ganis' Immune effect is removed immediately after death, and thus it will not protect the hero from any Deathrattles triggered by simultaneous deaths. For example, if a weakened Mal'Ganis and an Abomination are killed by a Flamestrike, the hero will lose the Immune effect before the Abomination's Deathrattle is triggered, and so will be damaged by it.[1] On the other hand, the buff to other Demons, similarly to all other stat adjusting ongoing effects (such as Stormwind Champion), is removed only after any Deathrattles.[2][3]
  • Mal'Ganis will not interact with Lord Jaraxxus unless Lord Jaraxxus is put into play strictly as a minion: thus, if Lord Jaraxxus is played directly from the hand, Mal'Ganis will not buff him[4] and will not prevent him from 'destroying' the controlling hero in order to replace him;[5] while, if Lord Jaraxxus is put into play through a Summon or Put into battlefield effect, Mal'Ganis will grant him +2/+2.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Beware that your opponent may use take control effects such as Sylvanas Windrunner, or copy effects such as Faceless Manipulator, to make themselves the recipient of Mal'Ganis' abilities.

Mogor the Ogre is a potentially useful minion to have on the field as your opponent's minions have a chance to hit your Immune hero, wasting their attacks.

Save any Stealth granting mechanics for Mal'Ganis. However this can be countered through various random target or AoE effects, whether they destroy (Deadly Shot, Twisting Nether, Flamestrike), Silence (Mass Dispel) or steal (Sylvanas Windrunner) Mal'Ganis.

Floating Watcher's effect cannot be activated while Mal'Ganis is rendering the hero Immune, making the two cards somewhat antagonistic.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
I am Mal'Ganis. I am eternal!
Attack
Tiny mortal.

Lore[edit | edit source]

"You hear the voice of the Dark Lord. He whispers to you through the blade you wield... What does he say, young human? What does the Dark Lord of the Dead tell you now?" - Mal'Ganis, to Arthas

From Wowpedia:

Mal'Ganis was one of the nathrezim sent by Archimonde as a jailor of the Lich King. He was chosen to head up the plot to turn Prince Arthas to darkness, and make him the Lich King's greatest champion.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Wayne Reynolds

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mal'Ganis, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2014-02-22. Played Mal'Ganis then Abomination. Weakened Mal'Ganis to 2 Health. Used Hellfire. Both minions were destroyed (hero was Immune and thus protected from damage). Hero then lost Immune effect. Abomination's Deathrattle then triggered, damaging all characters, including the hero.
  2. Tested by User:jerodast, 2014-02-21. Played Stormwind Champion, Explosive Sheep, Azure Drake, and Annoy-o-Tron, in order. Damaged Champion and Sheep to 1 Health and removed Annoy-o-Tron's Divine Shield. Killed Champion and Sheep with Cone of Cold. The Sheep exploded, dealing 2 damage to all minions. Then the stat buffs disappeared. The Drake was left a damaged 4/3, the Annoy-o-Tron a damaged 1/1.
  3. Tested by User:jerodast, 2014-02-21. Played Explosive Sheep, Stormwind Champion, Annoy-o-Tron, Sen'jin Shieldmasta, and Water Elemental, in order. Damaged Champion and Sheep to 1 Health and removed Annoy-o-Tron's Divine Shield. Killed Champion and Sheep with Cone of Cold. The Sheep exploded, dealing 2 damage to all minions. Then the stat buffs disappeared. The Annoy-o-Tron was left at 1 Health, the Shieldmasta at 4, and the Elemental at 5.
  4. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-02). 
  5. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-08).