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Preparation(364) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 0
Abilities: Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: Spell-related
Artist: Clint Langley

The next spell you cast this turn costs (3) less.

"Be Prepared" - Rogue Motto

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Preparation is an epic rogue spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Preparation 400 100
Golden Preparation 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This card's effect creates a cost-modification enchantment attached to your player: this means that it will not be cancelled if your hero is replaced by Ragnaros or Lord Jaraxxus. This enchantment reduces by 3 the mana cost of spell cards in your hand, but wears off as soon as you play a spell or at the end of your turn (whichever happens first).

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Like most rogue spells, Preparation's cost makes it ideal to prime a Combo card; for example, combined with Headcrack, both cards fulfill their respective potential. As a free spell used in combination with other spells, it is excellent for use with cards such as Violet Teacher and Gadgetzan Auctioneer, and in such decks is best saved for when one of these minions is on the board.

Preparation is also useful for making expensive spells much more accessible. Cards like Sprint or Vanish can be used without consuming all of your mana.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Preparation, full art

Fixed bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Until Patch (WotOG patch), Preparation attached an enchantment to your hero, meaning that if you replaced your hero (such as by playing Lord Jaraxxus) the enchantment will be removed and lost. However, the enchantment can not be removed through Silences, such as by using Light's Champion on the Lord Jaraxxus hero, because it is explicitly set to be unsilenceable.[1] (As of Patch (LoE patch), Light's Champion can no longer target the Lord Jaraxxus hero.)
  • If you played Preparation, Summoning Stone then played a spell, you paid the Preparation-discounted cost but Summoning Stone summoned a minion according to the undiscounted cost. (Gazlowe also used the undiscounted cost to decide whether to trigger or not.)[2] This bug was fixed in Patch (WotOG patch).
  • Starting in Patch (LoE patch), if you played Preparation then a spell with Overload, you did not gain any Overload. In addition, Unbound Elementals would trigger as normal, but Tunnel Troggs would gain Attack only if played BEFORE the Preparation was.[3] This bug was fixed in Patch (2015-12-04).

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-10-02): Now reduces cost by (3), up from (2).
  • Previously: The next spell you cast this turn costs (2) less. [0 mana, Epic][4]

References[edit | edit source]