|Set:||Ashes of Outland|
|Abilities:||Replace Hero Power|
|Artist:||Alex Horley Orlandelli|
Swap your Hero Power to "Deal 5 damage." After 2 uses, swap it back.
As the humble caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly, so too does a demon hunter become a hideous mass of writhing destruction and unfettered chaos.
- For the removed tutorial card, see Metamorphosis (removed).
How to get[edit | edit source]
Generated Hero Power[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Stealing the hero power with Grizzled Wizard and using the last charge will revert the player to whatever hero power the opponent initially had before casting Metamorphosis. Copying it with Sideshow Spelleater will likewise return the player to the opponent's original hero power once the charges run out.[verification requested]
- If a second Metamorphosis is used when the player's hero power is already Demonic Blast, the player's hero power will still revert to the player's original hero power before the first Metamorphosis.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Metamorphosis allows for a huge payoff by investing a lot of mana upfront. The initial cast is either 5 mana to do nothing or 6 mana to deal 5 damage, both of which are fairly lackluster. However, on one or two turns you'll be able to deal 5 damage to any target for only 1 mana. Metamorphosis can be used as a finisher, threatening 10 total damage over 2 turns. Alternatively, it's an efficient source of minion removal. Either way, its cheap cost allows you to continue playing cards alongside the hero power, keeping up pressure on the board or responding to your opponent's plays.
The best way to play around an opponent's Demonic Blast is to play wide. With a board of medium or small minions, most of the 5 damage will be put to waste, greatly lowering the value of this card.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Metamorphosis is an iconic demon hunter ability. It allows the user to temporarily become a demon, empowering them for its duration. It first appeared in Warcraft III as the ultimate ability of the Demon Hunter.
It first appeared in World of Warcraft as a warlock ability. However, it was removed and redesigned when Demon Hunters became playable in Legion. This version of the ability was split into two spells, with Havoc demon hunters growing the iconic wings and shadowy aura, and Vengeance demon hunters becoming tougher to kill and growing spikes on their body (much like this card's artwork).
This card's actual effect most closely resembles its Warcraft III incarnation, which replaced the demon hunter's melee attacks with high-damaged ranged bolts of chaos.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 126.96.36.199534 (2020-06-09): Added VFX effect on hero portrait after being played.
- Patch 188.8.131.52222 (2020-03-26): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2020-03-26).