Remove from deck

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A remove from deck effect causes cards to be removed directly from the player's deck, without entering their hand. Removed cards are taken from the top of the deck, and are revealed to both players. Attempting to draw a card when the hand is already full ("overdrawing") results in the card being removed from the deck.

Remove from deck effects are very similar to discard effects, but are not treated as such for game purposes. For example, they will not trigger discard-related effects such as Tiny Knight of Evil, or Fist of Jaraxxus. The key distinction is that discard effects remove cards from the hand, while remove from deck effects remove cards from the deck.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Remove from deck effects never cause fatigue.[1] This is because they do not actually draw cards, but simply remove them.[2]

Cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Void Contract Epic Spell Warlock 8
Destroy half of each player's deck. “YOU SIGNED WHAT?!”
Gral, the Shark Legendary Minion Beast Rogue 5 2 2
Battlecry: Eat a minion in your deck and gain its stats.
Deathrattle: Add it to your hand. “… We’re gonna need a bigger board.”
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Wild format[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Doom Pact None Spell Death Knight 5
Destroy all minions. Remove the top card from your deck for each minion destroyed. 
Army of the Dead None Spell Death Knight 6
Remove the top 5 cards of your deck. Summon any minions removed. 
Azari, the Devourer None Minion Demon Warlock 10 10 10
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's deck. 
Keening Banshee Rare Minion General Any 4 5 5
Whenever you play a card, remove the top 3 cards of your deck. "What are your strengths?" the interviewer asked. "Well," she replied, "I'm really good at keening."
Gnomeferatu Epic Minion General Warlock 2 2 3
Battlecry: Remove the top card from your opponent's deck. She prefers the term "Glampire."
Fel Reaver Epic Minion Mech Any 5 8 8
Whenever your opponent plays a card, remove the top 3 cards of your deck. So reaver. Much fel. Wow.
Skulking Geist Epic Minion General Any 6 4 6
Battlecry: Destroy all 1-Cost spells in both hands and decks. It's as though a million Jade Idols cried out, and were suddenly silenced.
Hemet, Jungle Hunter Legendary Minion General Any 6 6 6
Battlecry: Destroy all cards in your deck that cost (3) or less. The goblin travel agency lost his luggage, but he's still having a great vacation!
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Keening Banshee(62954).png
Doom Pact(63050).png
Fel Reaver(12264).png
Army of the Dead(63049).png
Hemet, Jungle Hunter(55508).png
Skulking Geist(62883).png
Azari, the Devourer(73328).png

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-04). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-05).