Reborn

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Reborn
Resurrects with 1 Health the first time it dies.
A Bone Wraith with Reborn next to a post-rebirth Grandmummy

Reborn is an ability that causes a minion to be resummoned with 1 Health the first time it's destroyed. It was introduced in the Saviors of Uldum expansion.

Reborn is represented by a cracked blue glow around the minion.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The best way to think about Reborn is that it functions similarly to Divine Shield. It is both an ability of a minion and an effect on the minion.[1]
    • When the minion is first destroyed, it loses the visual effect but retains the keyword. The keyword is then functionally meaningless.
    • If a minion that has been Reborn is returned to the hand and played again, it will regain its Reborn effect.
    • If a Reborn minion is Silenced, it loses its Reborn effect.
    • Similar to Divine Shield, the Reborn effect does not stack.
  • Reborn minions keep the max health of the original minion.
  • A minion that is resummoned by Reborn will not keep any enchantments it had.
  • Each Reborn minion is considered its own unique copy of that minion. Any copy resurrected will return with full Health and the Reborn effect active.[2]
  • The Reborn effect is considered summoning and will interact with on-summon triggers like Khadgar and Knife Juggler.
  • A minion that is resummoned by Reborn will sometimes be summoned in-place, but also sometimes on the far right. This may be related to a bug with token summoning consistency introduced by the Saviors of Uldum expansion.
  • Deathrattles are resolved before Reborn, regardless of the order in which the cards were played. Normally for Deathrattle cards, their effect goes off in the order in which the cards were played.

Cards with Reborn[edit | edit source]

Collectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Murmy Common Minion Murloc Any 1 1 1
Reborn Unlike other mummies, they rolled him up with rice, sliced cucumbers, and soy sauce on the side.
Temple Berserker Common Minion General Any 2 1 2
Reborn
Has +2 Attack while damaged. He's back. He's angry. And he's here to wrap things up.
Candletaker Common Minion General Any 3 3 2
Reborn "You no waaaake caaaandle!"
Ancestral Guardian Common Minion General Paladin 4 4 2
Lifesteal
Reborn No one knows whose ancestor he is, but he's still upset that you never call.
Bone Wraith Common Minion General Any 4 2 5
Taunt
Reborn It uses only the eco-friendly bones from free-range humanoids.
Restless Mummy Common Minion General Warrior 4 3 2
Rush
Reborn Life-separation anxiety syndrome.
Wasteland Assassin Common Minion General Any 5 4 2
Stealth
Reborn They'll never see me coming, what with my glowing body, eyes and daggers.
Grandmummy Rare Minion General Priest 2 1 2
Reborn
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. A grandmummy’s love is eternal.
Generous Mummy Rare Minion General Any 3 5 4
Reborn
Your opponent's cards cost (1) less. Yeah, she's mummified, but her money hasn’t dried up!
Khartut Defender Rare Minion General Any 6 3 4
Taunt, Reborn
Deathrattle: Restore 3 Health to your hero. Gesundheit!
Wrapped Golem Rare Minion General Any 7 7 5
Reborn
At the end of your turn, summon a 1/1 Scarab with TauntThe end result of one of the greatest wrap battles of all time.
Micro Mummy Epic Minion Mech Paladin 2 1 2
Reborn
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Attack. The dramatically detailed terrifically trimmed replica of the real thing!
Colossus of the Moon Legendary Minion General Any 10 10 10
Divine Shield
Reborn Strike him down, and you'll face the Colossus of the New Moon.
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Temple Berserker(90812).png
Candletaker(90821).png
Generous Mummy(90761).png
Ancestral Guardian(90822).png
Bone Wraith(90784).png
Restless Mummy(90696).png
Wasteland Assassin(90759).png
Khartut Defender(90794).png
Wrapped Golem(90795).png
Colossus of the Moon(90764).png


Sources of Reborn[edit | edit source]

Reborn-generating cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which generate Reborn minions.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Pharaoh Cat Common Minion Beast Rogue 1 1 2
Battlecry: Add a random Reborn minion to your hand. Mightiest of mousers, enduring in kingship of the upper and lower cat tree, conqueror of the red dot, the all-wise Catshepsut.
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Reborn-granting cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which grant the Reborn ability to other minions or to itself.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Embalming Ritual Common Spell Priest 1
Give a minion Reborn"Guess what! We're getting a new cat."
Psychopomp Epic Minion General Priest 4 3 1
Battlecry: Summon a random friendly minion that died this game. Give it Reborn"Come with me if you want to re-live."
Mortuary Machine Epic Minion Mech Any 5 8 8
After your opponent plays a minion, give it RebornThe ankle bone's connected to the shin bone. The knuckle bone's connected to the... eh, it'll be fine.
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Related cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Making Mummies Legendary Spell Paladin 1
Quest: Play 5 Reborn minions.
Reward: Emperor Wraps. "I do say, this gives me the vapors every single time!"
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History[edit | edit source]

Reborn was added during the first few weeks of development for Saviors of Uldum and immediately saw a lot of design space. Some of the early work came in the form of figuring out how exactly to value minions with the keyword.[4] "Reborn" was originally intended to only be a temporary name used during testing. However, as the developers pitched other names for the ability, they ultimately found that Reborn was the one that was easiest to understand[5] and that people could instantly guess what it did when shown the keyword for the first time,[6] leading to Reborn being the name that they shipped with.[5] Other names that were considered during development included:

  • Mummy or Mummified - Felt more like a minion type than a keyword, didn't quite lead players to understand what it did at first glance, and would've pigeon-holed the developers into making all minions with the ability into mummies.
  • Embalmed - While this name had a great thematic vibe, it was harder to predict what the ability did on first read.
  • Ankh - Felt more like an item than a keyword and also didn't indicate that the ability was a one-time effect.[6]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2019-07-01). 
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2019-07-03). 
  3. I just found another weird inconsistency. (September 16, 2019). Retrieved on 2019-09-25.
  4. Alec Dawson on reddit. (2019-07-09). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Puffin on reddit. (2019-07-10). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Puffin on reddit. (2019-07-10). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.