Runic Egg

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Runic Egg
Runic Egg(42065).png
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Runic Egg(42065) Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1
Attack: 0
Health: 2
Abilities: Deathrattle, Draw cards
Artist: A.J. Nazzaro

Deathrattle: Draw a card.

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Runic Egg is a common neutral minion card, from the One Night in Karazhan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Runic Egg are obtained by defeating Nightbane, the second boss in One Night in Karazhan's third wing, The Menagerie.

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Runic Egg 40 5
Golden Runic Egg 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Runic Egg, for a 1-mana card, is near useless when played on its own, as the opponent will simply ignore it. However, granting it Taunt or +Attack through cards such as Abusive Sergeant or Defender of Argus can allow it to be used to trade with enemy minions, triggering its Deathrattle. It also works well with Power Overwhelming and Battle Rage (providing extra card draw through cards like Whirlwind and Ravaging Ghoul), and at times can serve as a deterrent to AoE board clears. However, its dependency on such effects and lack of stats and abilities mean Runic Egg is generally considered a very poor card.

This card has more use in a Grimy Goons-themed hand-buffing deck, particularly with Paladins. Combined with cards like Smuggler's Run and Grimestreet Outfitter, it turns into a sturdy one-drop with card draw, and as a 1-Mana minion, it can be drawn from Small-Time Recruits.

This card can be used with Spiritsinger Umbra, and maybe even Baron Rivendare or Necromechanic. An alternate use is with cards that tinker with your Deathrattle minions, such as Reckless Experimenter, Anka, the Buried, and Shadowy Figure. Cheaper, one-time activators are another way to implement this - use things like Necrium Blade, Nine Lives, or Necrium Vial,

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Runic Egg, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]