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Malchezaar's Imp

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Malchezaar's Imp
Malchezaar's Imp(42027).png
Malchezaar's Imp(42027) Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Minion
Subtype: Demon
Class: Warlock
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 3
Abilities: Draw cards
Tags: Discard-related, Triggered effect

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.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Malchezaar's Imp is a common warlock minion card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Malchezaar's Imp are obtained by defeating Free Medivh!, the final encounter in One Night in Karazhan's fourth and final wing, The Spire.

Once the regular version has been obtained, both regular and golden versions can be crafted and disenchanted.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Malchezaar's Imp 40 5
Golden Malchezaar's Imp 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This minion causes the controlling player to draw a card each time they discard a card from their hand. It will not activate from effects that attempt and fail to discard cards (due to having an empty hand), or effects that remove cards from other zones, such as Fel Reaver, Tracking, or overdrawing.
  • Malchezaar's Imp synergizes with Deathwing by drawing a card for each discarded card, before the game checks for deaths and removes the Imp from the board.[1]

Previous bugs[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The strategy for this card is simple: play a powerful card which discards cards from your hand, and the Imp will draw more to replace them, negating the drawback. However, this will still deplete your deck, accelerating the approach of fatigue.

This minion has synergy with Silverware Golem and Fist of Jaraxxus, allowing you to gain those cards' effects and still draw a card.

As mentioned in the notes, this card has great synergy with Deathwing.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
You are not the boss of me.
Attack
I don' wanna.

Lore[edit | edit source]

This imp apparently belongs to Prince Malchezaar.

From Wowpedia:

The imps are a mischievous and nefarious race of small, fiendish creatures. The simplest of the summoning spells a warlock can learn is that of the imp. Before they are imparted to this, they must prove that they have the necessary magical and physical ability. Though it lacks physical strength, it possesses powers and a cleverness that serve warlocks well. All imps however are afraid of rainbows.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The "imp named Dobby" in this card's flavour text is likely a reference to the House Elf Dobby from the Harry Potter series.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Peter Stapleton

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Malchezaar's Imp, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX16lKXuC_I Tested in Patch 6.0.0.13921 (ONiK patch)
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/51dvqn/apparently_malchezaars_imp_is_triggered_by/ Tested in Patch 6.0.0.13921 (ONiK patch)
  3. Patch 6.2.0.15181 - "Malchezaar's Imp will no longer be triggered by cards that do not get discarded."