Mind Control Tech

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Mind Control Tech
Mind Control Tech(368).png
Mind Control Tech(368) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 3
Attack: 3
Health: 3
Abilities: Battlecry, Take control
Tags: Battlefield-related, Random

Battlecry: If your opponent has 4 or more minions, take control of one at random.

Mind Control technology is getting better, but that's not saying much.

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Mind Control Tech is a rare neutral minion card, from the Classic set. If the player's opponent has 4 or more minions when the card is played, its Battlecry will allow them to take control of one at random.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Mind Control Tech can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Mind Control Tech can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mind Control Tech 100 20
Golden Mind Control Tech 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Because Mind Control Tech's Battlecry is untargeted (unlike Cabal Shadow Priest), you are not required to have a free space on the board for the minion it would steal when you play Mind Control Tech. Because of this, if the summoning of Mind Control Tech itself makes your board full, leaving no room for the stolen minion, the minion it attempts to steal will instead die, and any Deathrattle will be triggered for your opponent.[1]
    • Because of this, playing Mind Control Tech with a Brann Bronzebeard on the board will result in two separate minions potentially being taken control of (assuming the opponent has at least 5). This again assumes you have two space on your side of the board; if you have no spaces both minions will be destroyed, and if you have 1 space then 1 minion will be captured and the other destroyed.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Mind Control Tech is good against decks whose objective is to fill the board with minions, such as Zoo, Murloc, or Hobgoblin decks. You may be able to steal a strong early-game or buffed minion, strengthening your board and disrupting the tempo of your opponent.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Engaging TC-130 Mental Dislocator!
Who are you?!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Mind Control Tech is clearly inspired by the Gnomish Mind Control Cap from World of Warcraft. Using the cap allows its wearer to "engage in mental combat with a humanoid target to try and control their mind." Gnomes are known for their inventiveness, as well as for the unpredictability of their inventions, as reflected in this card.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Leo Che

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mind Control Tech, full art
The Mind Control Tech taking a night (and his helmet) off, in the One Night in Karazhan trailer
The gnome seen in the Mind Control Tech art making some fine adjustments to a Worldflipper X-50 during the Goblins vs Gnomes trailer

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-06-22): Changed from "Battlecry: Swap this with a random enemy minion." to "Battlecry: If your opponent has 4 or more minions, take control of one at random."[2][3]
  • Alpha patch (unknown date, pre-May 2013): Text changed from "Battlecry: Swap this with a random enemy minion. That minion can't attack this turn." to "Battlecry: Swap this with a random enemy minion."

References[edit | edit source]

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