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Mysterious Challenger

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Mysterious Challenger

Mysterious Challenger(22394).png

Mysterious Challenger(22394) Gold.png

Set: The Grand Tournament
Type: Minion
Class: Paladin
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 6
Attack: 6
Health: 6
Abilities: Battlecry, Put into battlefield
Tags: Secret-related
Artist: Zoltan Boros

Battlecry: Put one of each Secret from your deck into the battlefield.

He may sound surly and antisocial, but he's actually just really shy.

See this card on Hearthpwn

For the event version of this card, see Mysterious Challenger (Event).

Mysterious Challenger is an epic paladin minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Mysterious Challenger can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mysterious Challenger 400 100
Golden Mysterious Challenger 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

While Paladin Secrets are individually weak, Mysterious Challenger forces your opponent to play around several of them at once, making it difficult for them to gain or maintain board control. On top of that, by pulling Secrets out of the deck it also reduces your deck size to increase the chance of drawing more valuable cards. The minion itself is also reasonably strong for its mana cost. This card is the centrepiece to the Secret Paladin deck - see that page for details.

This card's value depends on how many Secrets it pulls from your deck when you play it. This card is best used in a deck that has multiple different Secrets in order to maximize its effectiveness.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Who am I? None of your business.
Attack
Stop asking questions!

History[edit | edit source]

The introduction of this card gave rise to the Secret Paladin, a deck that quickly rose to dominance in the meta following the release of The Grand Tournament, remaining highly effective until Whispers of the Old Gods and the arrival of game formats, which saw the removal of key cards like Shielded Minibot and Muster for Battle. However, while not as popular as it once was, as of late 2016 the deck remained viable.[3] The removal of Mysterious Challenger from Standard format in 2017, however, ended the archetype in Standard matches.

Lore[edit | edit source]

With his uniquely non-specific background, Mysterious Challenger appears to be original to Hearthstone - at least as far as we can determine.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mysterious Challenger is often nicknamed "Dr. 6" because he's a 6/6/6. This may be a reference to Dr. Boom being a 7/7/7.
  • Eater of Secrets' summoning quote is a direct response to the summoning quote of Mysterious Challenger, as Eater of Secrets is a direct counter to Mysterious Challenger.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mysterious Challenger, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-16). 
  2. Screenshot - Deck contained 8 different Secrets when Mysterious Challenger was played.
  3. http://hearthstone.metabomb.net/deck-guides/secret-paladin-standard-deck-list-and-guide-hearthstone-kz-04-10-2016