Molten Blade

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Molten Blade
Molten Blade(55496).png
Molten Blade(55496) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Weapon
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 1
Attack: 1 Weapon-attack.png
Durability: 1 Weapon-durability.png
Abilities: Transform in hand
Tags: In-hand effect, Random, Triggered effect, Weapon-related
Artist: James Ryman

Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a new weapon.

It’s a sword! It’s a knife! It’s a swizzle-stick!

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Molten Blade is a rare warrior weapon card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Molten Blade can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Molten Blade can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Molten Blade 100 20
Golden Molten Blade 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

This weapon's in-hand effect is very similar to that of Shifter Zerus, but for weapons instead of minions. See that page for additional notes on this type of effect.

  • Like Shifter Zerus, the card text reads "each turn", but the transform effect actually only takes place at the start of the controlling player's turn.
  • This card may transform into any collectible weapon, but not uncollectible ones. It may turn into Molten Blade itself, although this will not produce any additional effect; it will simply continue shifting normally on the next turn.
  • This effect triggers at the start of your turn, and retains its ability after transforming, indicated by an accompanying visual effect[1].
  • The transformation includes stats, abilities, mana cost, and class of the card.
  • If the card is played, put into play by another effect, or copied, the resulting card will be the transformed one, without Molten Blade's ability.
  • This weapon will keep enchantments granted to cards in the hand such as those from Hobart Grapplehammer or Grimestreet Pawnbroker's Battlecry[2].
    • If Molten Blade transforms into a card with an ongoing in-hand effect such as Obsidian Shard, the ongoing effect and any of its benefits will not remain once the Blade has shifted again.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The random and unpredictable nature of Molten Blade makes this card a poor pick in any serious constructed deck. However, that same random and unpredictable nature makes Molten Blade a good choice when building "fun" decks.

In Arena, picking Molten Blade can be a good choice if offered late in a draft that is lacking sufficient weapons.

A Molten Blade transformed into Twig of the World Tree can be a strong play if the deck has other weapons with which to replace it, triggering its Deathrattle and gaining 10 Mana Crystals as early as turn 5.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Molten Blade, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]