|Set:||Madness at the Darkmoon Faire|
|Abilities:||Destroy, Increment attribute, Modify cost|
|Tags:||Deck-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Targeted|
Destroy a minion. Costs (1) less for each card in your deck that didn't start there.
"I don't know how those got in there, but I'm blaming you two."
How to get[edit | edit source]
Malevolent Strike can be obtained through Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Malevolent Strike can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.
|Golden Malevolent Strike||1600||400|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Malevolent Strike only counts cards currently in your deck, rather than gaining a permanent discount for each card shuffled.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
A strictly better version of Assassinate, as long as your deck is able to support its condition. Malevolent Strike works well with C'Thun, the Shattered, automatically reducing its cost to 1 at the start of the game. It also has synergy with cards like Gang Up, Lab Recruiter, and Togwaggle's Scheme, giving it some use as hard removal in Mill Rogue. In Wild, Thief Rogue can use this with Academic Espionage to shuffle a huge number of cards into their deck.
Malevolent Strike works well in a deck with Grand Empress Shek'zara, giving you the option to reduce Malevolent Strike's cost or draw multiple cards with Shek'zara.