Mayor Noggenfogger

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Mayor Noggenfogger
Mayor Noggenfogger(49756).png
Mayor Noggenfogger(49756) Gold.png
Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 9
Attack: 5
Health: 4
Tags: Ongoing effect, Random, Triggered effect

All targets are chosen randomly.

This flavor text was randomly generated. If it happens to form words and make sense, that is purely by chance.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Mayor Noggenfogger is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Mayor Noggenfogger can be obtained through Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mayor Noggenfogger 1600 400
Golden Mayor Noggenfogger 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This minion's ongoing effect affects all manual targeting, including: spells, Hero Powers, combat, and minion/weapon Battlecry/Combo/Choose One effects.[1][2] Anything that requires the player to "drag an arrow" to select a target will instead be determined randomly.[3]
    • While Noggenfogger's effect is active, the red targeting arrow is replaced with a question mark.
  • Noggenfogger will not cause spells or effects to choose invalid or illegal targets. For example casting Sap could cause any targetable enemy minion to be returned to their hand, but will not cause a friendly minion to be returned to your hand, or an "elusive" enemy minion to be returned.[4]
  • Noggenfogger's effect on attacking behaves like Forgetful or Mogor the Ogre.[5]
    • The effect changes attack targets during the same "proposed attack" combat step as Mogor, several Secrets, and others, in their order of play. This could cause targets to change multiple times, possibly triggering more Secrets or other relevant triggered effects each time.
    • Noggenfogger will not cause characters to attack friendly characters, unlike Misdirection.[6]
    • Noggenfogger may redirect an attack to hit a minion with Stealth, or to bypass Taunt.
    • As long as a legal attack can be initiated by first targeting a legal defender, attack restrictions on the attacker itself may be ignored by Noggenfogger, such as Fool's Bane hitting the enemy hero.[7]
    • This also means that the effect is only significant when there are multiple valid targets for the action or effect.
  • Noggenfogger also makes all voluntary player emotes random.[8]
    • This includes a small chance of triggering the removed Sorry emote.
  • The Noggenfogger effect stacks: each active Noggenfogger will randomise any targeting, even if it has already been randomised by another Noggenfogger (or other such effect).[9]
  • When a targeted battlecry is triggered twice by Brann Bronzebeard, Noggenfogger's effect will select a random target for each of the triggers.[10]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Mayor Noggenfogger's card effect is extremely chaotic and is best used as a last-resorts defense, similar to Mogor the Ogre, but applying to more than just minions.

If you were able to build a board with low-cost minions before playing Noggenfogger, it can cause whatever thrown towards you to hit an unfavorable minion instead, giving you some time to buy against any non-AoE effects. Even with fewer minions, there's always a chance an enemy minion or spell will hit something other than your face, buying you a bit of time. Inversely, an opponent with a bigger board can end up targeting a damaging spell like Fireball on their minion instead.

Noggenfogger can deter a lot of effects by simply being on the board. He deters heroes from attacking, since there's always a chance they'll hit something they don't want and waste Health and/or weapon durability. He also deters targeted buffs since they may end up buffing the wrong minion, and he especially deters healing and effects that can damage any character, and Noggenfogger may end up healing a healthy minion or hitting their own hero's face.

While Noggenfogger's effect also applies to you, unlike Yogg-Saron, you have some way to work around his effect. Noggenfogger will never redirect to an invalid target, so the fewer minions the enemy has, the less likely you are to hit the wrong target. As mentioned earlier, AoE effects are unaffected by Noggenfogger.

Unfortunately, Mayor Noggenfogger has more negatives than positives. For one, he's extremely overpriced: a 9-Mana with the stats of a 4-Mana minion. Not only is playing him a significant tempo loss, his absurdly high mana cost makes it unable to combo into anything you could actually take advantage of. He also won't protect you from AoE effects like Flamestrike - which also happens to kill Noggenfogger - or anything that targets enemy heroes only, so it won't work against a Steady Shot or a Malygos-empowered Sinister Strike. And of course, because his effect is so random there's always a chance he can always end up backfiring.

Overall, Mayor Noggenfogger is a purely "for-fun" RNG legendary that is best played if you have nothing to lose.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Welcome to Gadgetzan!
Attack
Hey, beat it!

Lore[edit | edit source]

The esteemed goblin mayor of Gadgetzan, Noggenfogger only wants what's best for the bustling, prosperous city. Or so he claims. As he's interviewed by the persistent Dora R from the Gadgetzan Gazette, it becomes clear that he's very hesitant to acknowledge the rampant levels of crime in his city, more focused on glossing it over for the sake of attracting tourists and business prospects. He is implied to be in bed with the Grimy Goons, due his having Knuckles under his employ as well as owning the contracting firm that built the First Bank of Gadgetzan, which was quickly acquired by Don Han'Cho and the Goons. That said, he seems utterly oblivious to the plots of the Jade Lotus within the Museum or the Kabal at the Mega Mart, though he is looking into rumors of 'dragon people' infiltrating Gadgetzan.

From Wowpedia:

Marin Noggenfogger is the creator of the famous Noggenfogger Elixir and, ever since the the Cataclysm, the baron of the goblin city of Gadgetzan in Tanaris. He is married to Sprinkle, whom he previously considered a mere friend.

Known bugs[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Tooth

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mayor Noggenfogger, full art
Marin Noggenfogger in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matt Place on Twitter. (2016-11-28). 
  2. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2016-11-28). 
  3. Matt Place on Twitter. (2016-11-28). 
  4. Matt Place on Twitter. (2016-11-28). 
  5. Matt Place on Twitter. (2016-12-06). 
  6. Matt Place on Twitter. (2016-11-28). 
  7. Hearthstone Plays (2016-12-06). Hearthstone - Best of Mayor Noggenfogger
  8. Hearthhead on Twitter. (2016-12-01). 
  9. BuBuChaCha on YouTube. (2016-12-02). 
  10. KingKlear (2017-03-24). Hearthstone - Brann + Mayor Noggenfoggen interaction
  11. HysteriA (2017-11-19). 20 Hearthstone Bugs