Put into battlefield

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Put into battlefield effects are abilities which puts cards from the player's deck or hand directly into the battlefield. They may affect minions or spells, and may require a specific type or sub-type of card.

Cards put into the battlefield are not directly played from the hand (even if they are put into the battlefield from the hand), and as such do not trigger minion Battlecries.

Put into battlefield effects are distinguished from Summon effects, which summon entirely new minions without consuming existing cards; and from put into hand and card draw effects, which place cards into the player's hand, rather than directly into play.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Put into battlefield and put into hand effects select eligible cards randomly, not based on their order in the deck.[3][4] This means that the distribution of such cards throughout the deck is randomly altered by such effects, rather than creating any sort of bias, such as by always drawing the top-most eligible card. As a result, and due to the random ordering of each deck, no significant ordering change is made by such effects.
  • Put into battlefield effects cannot exceed the limit of 7 minions on each side of the battlefield, and will never put minions into the battlefield above this number. If a put into battlefield effect would cause the player to have more than 7 minions, it will stop at 7.[5] This means put into battlefield effects may sometimes fail to take effect. Note that cards like Alarm-o-Bot that first remove a minion from the board are protected from this possibility by creating a space for their effect to fill.
  • Golden cards with put into battlefield effects will not transform the related cards into their golden versions. This is because unlike golden cards which generate or summon new cards, put into battlefield effects only move existing cards, without changing them in any way.[6]
  • Despite its wording, Mindgames is not a put into battlefield effect, as it does not draw the minion from the player's hand or deck, but simply summons an entirely new minion.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Piloted Reaper Common Minion Mech Any 4 3 2
Deathrattle: Summon a random minion from your hand that costs (2) or less. New facial recognition systems keep out the Lorewalkers and Doomsayers.
Alarm-o-Bot Rare Minion Mech Any 3 0 3
At the start of your turn, swap this minion with a random one in your hand. WARNING. WARNING. WARNING.
Bellringer Sentry Rare Minion General Paladin 4 3 4
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Put a Secret from your deck into the battlefield. Who are you? Eh, none of my business.
Hecklebot Rare Minion Mech Any 4 3 8
Taunt
Battlecry: Your opponent summons a minion from their deck. Built by goblins, designed by a troll.
Coffin Crasher Rare Minion General Priest 6 6 5
Deathrattle: Summon a Deathrattle minion from your hand. Also does weddings.
Masked Contender Epic Minion General Any 3 2 4
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, cast a Secret from your deck. Knew Mysterious Challenger back when he was a Mysterious Squire.
Duel! Epic Spell Paladin 5
Summon a minion from each player's deck. They fight! If you don't fight to the death, it's Duel Yielding.
Blatant Decoy Epic Minion General Any 6 5 5
Deathrattle: Each player summons the lowest Cost minion from their hand. "Hah! You is being tricked by ME! Togwaggle!"
Darkest Hour Epic Spell Warlock 6
Destroy all friendly minions. For each one, summon a random minion from your deck. It's always darkest just before you find the light switch.
Mysterious Challenger Epic Minion General Paladin 6 6 6
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.
Stampeding Roar Epic Spell Druid 6
Summon a random Beast from your hand and give it RushThe Gurubashi Arena has an extremely permissive policy on pets in the workplace.
Wild Bloodstinger Epic Minion Beast Hunter 6 6 9
Battlecry: Summon a minion from your opponent's hand. Attack it. Tame Bloodstingers would politely invite your minion to tea.
Tip the Scales Epic Spell Paladin 8
Summon 7 Murlocs from your deck. Hold on, I need to get some murlocs to weigh in on this.
Dr. Morrigan Legendary Minion General Warlock 6 5 5
Deathrattle: Swap this with a minion from your deck. She will NOT STOP until she gets tenure.
Oblivitron Legendary Minion Mech Hunter 6 3 4
Deathrattle: Summon a Mech from your hand and trigger its DeathrattleReduce, reuse, re-rattle!
Captain Hooktusk Legendary Minion Pirate Rogue 8 6 3
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
Princess Talanji Legendary Minion General Priest 8 7 5
Battlecry: Summon all minions from your hand that didn't start in your deck. Everyone wants to be a princess, but nobody ever considers the size of the hat.
Oondasta Legendary Minion Beast Any 9 7 7
Rush. Overkill: Summon a Beast from your hand. Adorning devilsaurs with armor and feathers is a respected job in troll culture, although it has a high turnover rate.
The Boomship Legendary Spell Warrior 9
Summon 3 random minions from your hand. Give them RushDr. Boom ends his motivational speeches by dropping the mechs.
Varian Wrynn Legendary Minion General Warrior 10 7 7
Battlecry: Draw 3 cards. Put any minions you drew directly into the battlefield. Leader of the Alliance! Father of Anduin! Also he likes to play Arena, and he averages 12 wins.
Showing all 20 cards
Alarm-o-Bot(425).png
Masked Contender(90200).png
Bellringer Sentry(89410).png
Hecklebot(90603).png
Piloted Reaper(89931).png
Duel!(90612).png
Blatant Decoy(90841).png
Coffin Crasher(89368).png
Darkest Hour(90672).png
Dr. Morrigan(89890).png
Mysterious Challenger(22394).png
Oblivitron(90557).png
Stampeding Roar(90221).png
Wild Bloodstinger(90731).png
Captain Hooktusk(90234).png
Princess Talanji(90209).png
Tip the Scales(90739).png
Oondasta(90171).png
The Boomship(89856).png
Varian Wrynn(22342).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Army of the Dead None Spell Death Knight 6
Remove the top 5 cards of your deck. Summon any minions removed. 
Mad Scientist Common Minion General Any 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Put a Secret from your deck into the battlefield. His mother wanted him to be a mage or a warlock, but noooooooo, he had to go and be a scientist like his father.
Desert Camel Common Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 4
Battlecry: Put a 1-Cost minion from each deck into the battlefield. Dang. This card is sweet. Almost as sweet as Dessert Camel.
Oaken Summons Common Spell Druid 4
Gain 6 Armor. Recruit a minion that costs (4) or less. The Guild used oak tress until they all turned to ash.
Voidcaller Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 3 4
Deathrattle: Put a random Demon from your hand into the battlefield. "Void! Here, void! Here, buddy!"
Guild Recruiter Common Minion General Any 5 2 4
Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (4) or less. The original telemarketer.
Silver Vanguard Common Minion General Any 7 3 3
Deathrattle: Recruit an 8-Cost minion. Float like a Faerie Dragon, sting like a Hivequeen.
Deathlord Rare Minion General Any 3 2 8
Taunt. Deathrattle: Your opponent puts a minion from their deck into the battlefield. "Rise from your grave!" - Kel'Thuzad
Gather Your Party Rare Spell Warrior 6
Recruit a minion. Thrilling adventure! Danger guaranteed! Loot uncertain! Death optional! Who's with me?
Possessed Lackey Rare Minion General Warlock 6 2 2
Deathrattle: Recruit a Demon. If you don't keep up with your payments, it'll be a repossessed lackey.
Grizzled Guardian Rare Minion Beast Druid 8 3 5
Taunt
Deathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less. Favorite sandwich? Grizzled cheese.
Dirty Rat Epic Minion General Any 2 2 6
Taunt
Battlecry: Your opponent summons a random minion from their hand. It's not his fault… Someone keeps stealing his soap!
Ancestor's Call Epic Spell Shaman 4
Put a random minion from each player's hand into the battlefield. "Hey! Ancestors!" - Ancestor's call
Meat Wagon Epic Minion Mech Any 4 1 4
Deathrattle: Summon a minion from your deck with less Attack than this minion. Necromancers call it "Meals on Wheels."
Call to Arms Epic Spell Paladin 5
Recruit 3 minions that cost (2) or less. More personal than a text to arms.
Giant Anaconda Epic Minion Beast Druid 7 5 3
Deathrattle: Summon a minion from your hand with 5 or more Attack. Must be something it ate.
Glacial Mysteries Epic Spell Mage 8
Put one of each Secret from your deck into the battlefield. The secret is in the frosting.
Dragonhatcher Epic Minion General Any 9 2 4
At the end of your turn, Recruit a Dragon. Which came first? The dragon or the dragonhatcher?
Patches the Pirate Legendary Minion Pirate Any 1 1 1
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Professor Putricide Legendary Minion General Hunter 4 5 4
After you play a Secret, put another random Hunter Secret into the battlefield. Among his more notable inventions: A tentacle-groomer, a plague that would wipe out all life on Azeroth, and a fidget spinner.
Finja, the Flying Star Legendary Minion Murloc Any 5 2 4
Stealth. Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, summon 2 Murlocs from your deck. The last true master of Finjitsu.
Skull of the Man'ari Legendary Weapon Warlock 5 0 3
At the start of your turn, summon a Demon from your hand. Don't trust the skull.
Madam Goya Legendary Minion General Any 6 4 3
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Swap it with a minion in your deck. She has set up her Black Market here in Gadgetzan for one purpose, to make a KILLING when Beanie Babies make their inevitable comeback.
Kathrena Winterwisp Legendary Minion General Hunter 8 6 6
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Recruit a Beast. She’s not one of those treehugger elves – but she does like the occasional cuddle.
Woecleaver Legendary Weapon Warrior 8 3 3
After your hero attacks, Recruit a minion. Turn that frown into TWO frowns!
Krul the Unshackled Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 9 7 9
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon all Demons from your hand. Spicklefizz pondered his life choices as he looked at the chain around his neck. "Become a warlock," they said. "You get to enslave demons," they said.
Master Oakheart Legendary Minion General Any 9 5 5
Battlecry: Recruit a 1, 2, and 3-Attack minion. His adventuring party consists of Goldshire Footman, Frostwolf Grunt and Hadronox.
Deathwing, Dragonlord Legendary Minion Dragon Any 10 12 12
Deathrattle: Put all Dragons from your hand into the battlefield. To his credit, Deathwing really took to heart the feedback he was receiving that he needed to be "more of a team player".
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Legendary Minion General Any 10 10 10
At the end of your turn, put a minion from your deck into the battlefield. When he's working out, he binds all that rage back into a ponytail.
Showing all 29 cards
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Dirty Rat(49673).png
Mad Scientist(7748).png
Deathlord(7753).png
Desert Camel(27251).png
Ancestor's Call(12218).png
Meat Wagon(62849).png
Oaken Summons(76966).png
Professor Putricide(61819).png
Voidcaller(7733).png
Call to Arms(76919).png
Finja, the Flying Star(49632).png
Guild Recruiter(73323).png
Skull of the Man'ari(76930).png
Army of the Dead(63049).png
Gather Your Party(73320).png
Madam Goya(49684).png
Possessed Lackey(76948).png
Giant Anaconda(55546).png
Silver Vanguard(76884).png
Glacial Mysteries(62869).png
Grizzled Guardian(76894).png
Kathrena Winterwisp(76873).png
Woecleaver(76975).png
Dragonhatcher(76964).png
Krul the Unshackled(49744).png
Master Oakheart(76983).png
Deathwing, Dragonlord(33177).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-04-03. In Blackrock Mountain hunter Class Challenge; Pile On! (Normal) put a Beast onto my side of the board, triggering my Starving Buzzard.
  2. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-12). 
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-01-19). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-02-16). 
  5. Deathwing Dragonlord Best Moments. (2016-05-09). 
  6. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-18).