Sherazin, Corpse Flower

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Sherazin, Corpse Flower
Sherazin, Corpse Flower(55457).png
Sherazin, Corpse Flower(55457) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Class: Rogue
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 4
Attack: 5
Health: 3
Abilities: Deathrattle, Summon
Artist: Matt Dixon

Deathrattle: Go dormant. Play 4 cards in a turn to revive this minion.

A Tortollan gardener's worst nightmare.

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Sherazin, Corpse Flower is a legendary rogue minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Sherazin, Corpse Flower can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Sherazin, Corpse Flower 1600 400
Golden Sherazin, Corpse Flower 3200 1600

Generated cards[edit | edit source]

Sherazin, Seed(55458).png

Notes[edit | edit source]

Sherazin, Seed with 3 out of 4 cards played
  • Sherazin's dormant state is a permanent card, meaning that it is untargetable and immune to all external effects. For details, see Permanent.
  • The phrase "Go dormant" in the card text suggests Sherazin doesn't really "die". However, triggering Sherazin's Deathrattle still counts as a death event, for the purposes of cards such as N'Zoth.
  • If Sherazin's Deathrattle is triggered before dying from normal causes, the living Sherazin will be replaced by the dormant seed. It will not create an additional Sherazin.[1]
Example: Sherazin is played with only Spiritsinger Umbra on the battlefield. Its Deathrattle triggers, turning it dormant, and the player is left with the Spiritsinger and Sherazin, Seed on the battlefield.
  • Any minion with Sherazin's Deathrattle will transform into a Sherazin, Seed dormant permanent upon death, which will then turn into an unmodified copy of Sherazin, Corpse Flower upon revival.
Example: Unearthed Raptor copies Sherazin's Deathrattle. The seed spawned by the Raptor will grow into a new Sherazin.[2]
Example: Barnes summons a 1/1 copy of Sherazin, Corpse Flower. The seed spawned by this copy will grow into a normal 5/3 Sherazin.
  • Sherazin, Seed has a triggered effect, but does not show the usual lightning bolt icon; instead, the card displays four leaves which light up as the controlling player plays cards.
  • Sherazin is exhausted when revived and cannot attack immediately.[3]
  • Sherazin, Seed triggers (and transforms, if it's the 4th trigger in the turn) in the After Play Phase of the played card, which follows most other effects such as spell effects and Battlecries.
Example: You cast Vanish as your fourth card. All minions are returned to the hand, not including Sherazin, Seed, which is a permanent. Then Sherazin revives, becoming a minion on the board.[4]
  • Spells countered by Counterspell will not count as a card for Sherazin, since the card playing sequence is aborted before reaching its trigger phase.[5]
  • Likely due to a bug, cards that transform as they come into play, such as Faceless Manipulator or those affected by Potion of Polymorph, cause Sherazin to count an additional card played. If a self-transformer is played into Potion of Polymorph, it transforms twice and counts as 3 cards![6]
  • When both Sherazin and Getaway Kodo are in play, their interaction when Sherazin is killed depends on the order in which the cards are played. If Sherazin was played first, then its Deathrattle resolves first and transforms the dead Sherazin into a dormant Sherazin, Seed; this "cancels" the death of Sherazin so Getaway Kodo will not trigger anymore. On the other hand, if Getaway Kodo was played first, then the secret triggers first and returns Sherazin to your hand, where it can not go dormant. Neither sequence of events result in a duplication of the card.[7]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion's Deathrattle is comparable to that of Dreadsteed, in that the minion is revivable, and it will remain on the board when it dies, taking up a minion slot. However, the revival of the minion is only carried out when the condition on the card text is met, which may take many turns to achieve.

Sherazin excels in rogue decks that feature Gadgetzan Auctioneer, as the deck archetype can rapidly cycle cards in a single turn, consistently reviving Sherazin. Alternatively, card generation from cards such as Swashburglar and Shaku, the Collector open up more combo options (though the mana cost of the new cards make this somewhat unreliable). In particular, Razorpetal Volley offers 3 cards to play at the low cost of 4 mana.

A deck built around Sherazin can be effective, utilizing cards that can create copies of Sherazin (i.e. Shadowcaster, N'Zoth, the Corruptor) combined with lots of card generation.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Sherazin is original to Hearthstone. It is a form of plant that doesn't truly die upon being "killed", instead curling up and turning itself into a seed until it is ready to re-emerge.[8]

Sherazin was promoted through an appearance in World of Warcraft before its Hearthstone release. Sherazin appears as an elite mob during the Un'Goro Madness micro-holiday in World of Warcraft, where it is depicted as a giant lasher. The boss's abilities include a dormant phase, during which it regenerates, immune to players' attacks, but sending out regular pulses of unavoidable damage; players can avoid this by standing next to large crystal spines spawned during the phase.

It's unclear whether Sherazin is male or female, or if its sex is even relevant as a plant. Designers have used both sexes to refer to Sherazin in interviews.[9]

History[edit | edit source]

Sherazin, Corpse Flower changed quite a bit during development. At one point it had a lower cost, and at another time more stats with only three cards required for its triggered effect. Ultimately the card requirement was increased to four to make it "a little bit build-around", encouraging players to consider synergistic cards for their decks. It also wasn't initially known how Sherazin would work from a UI perspective. One idea was to have the seed sit near the player's Hero Power, but eventually the UI team came up with the solution of treating it as a permanent on the board.[9]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sherazin, Corpse Flower, full art
Sherazin in World of Warcraft.
Sherazin's unique triggered effect icon
Trigger 2
Trigger 3
Trigger 4

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