Naga Sea Witch

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Naga Sea Witch
Naga Sea Witch(27231).png
Naga Sea Witch(27231) Gold.png
Set: The League of Explorers
Type: Minion
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 5
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Modify cost, Set attribute
Tags: Ongoing effect

Your cards cost (5).

If she had studied harder, she would have been a C+ witch.

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Naga Sea Witch is an epic neutral minion card, from the League of Explorers set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Naga Sea Witch are obtained by defeating Lady Naz'jar, the third boss in The League of Explorers's third wing, The Ruined City.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Naga Sea Witch can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Naga Sea Witch 400 100
Golden Naga Sea Witch 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This card's ongoing effect sets the mana cost of the cards in its controller's hand to 5, regardless of the original mana cost of those cards.
  • This card's effect seems to modify the base cost of the card before other cost increase or reduction is applied, unlike most other Mana cost modifiers which are based on order of play.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

"This card enables some pretty weird stuff." - Ben Brode[1]

This card is difficult to use. Ideally you would play it on curve then on the next few turns you would be able to play a card you wouldn't normally be able to due to their high mana cost. However due to this effect until Naga Sea Witch's effect ends (by silence or death) you are limited to playing only 1 card per turn until you have 10 Mana Crystals. Then at that point you are limited to two cards per turn. This can greatly limit your tempo if mishandled (in other words If your hand would normally allow you to play more than one card if not for Naga Sea Witch's effect).

Alternatively, you can play this card on turn 10 and immediately follow it up with an expensive card, effectively playing the Naga Sea Witch for free or at a discount.

This card could work in a control deck, playing it on turn 5 (or turn 4 with The Coin) followed by a 9 or 10 mana minion on turn 6/5 - providing the opponent hasn't destroyed the Naga Sea Witch on their turn.

Due to a change which seems to cause this card's effect to change the base cost of cards, this causes cost reduction to apply after this card. This causes giants to be much cheaper, which makes Mountain Giant cost 0 with 5 or more cards in hand, Molten Giant to cost 0 with only 25 Health remaining, and so on.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

I will not be trifled with.
For the empress.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The serpentine Naga are some of the most formidable villains of Azeroth. Masters of sorcery, the naga were formerly night elves, members of Queen Azshara's court in the War of the Ancients. They were transformed into naga by the Old Gods, and now haunt the seas of Azeroth building a great civilization on the ocean floor.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Benjamin Zhang

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Naga Sea Witch, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]