Sidequest

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Sidequest
Complete for a reward.

Sidequests are a spell ability and type of spell card which grant a conditional reward. When played, Sidequests are displayed above the controlling hero's portrait, similar to Secrets and Quests. When the condition of the Sidequest is met, the Sidequest's reward is given to the player. Sidequests can be seen by the opponent when they are hovered over, the Sidequest's progress is displayed to both players. Unlike Quests, Sidequests come in rarities other than Legendary, do not start in the opening mulligan, and multiple Sidequests can be active at a time.

Sidequests were introduced in Descent of Dragons, and are effectively a less powerful but less restrictive version of Quests.

Notes[edit]

A hunter with three Secrets and a Sidequest (exclamation mark)
  • Multiple copies of the same Sidequest can be included in the same deck.
  • Each class' Sidequests are a different colour: pink for mages, yellow for paladins, green for hunters, brown for druids. If a player plays a Sidequest belonging to another class, it will retain its original class colour.
  • You can have any number of active Sidequests, and can have Sidequests alongside a regular Quest.
    • You can only have a combined maximum of five Quests, Sidequests, and Secrets in play at a time.
  • You can only have one copy of each Sidequest in play at once.
  • Unlike Quests, Sidequests can both be generated and Discovered.[1]

Strategy[edit]

Unlike deck-defining Quests, Sidequests have softer requirements to go with their weaker rewards. Many Sidequests have effects that will easily be fulfilled, making them less of a deck archetype and more of a delayed effect.

Any deck that naturally makes use of their requirement can include Sidequests for a cheap power play.

All Sidequests can be seen as a surcharge for a 0 mana effect. As long as the player uses all of their mana on the turn the Sidequest triggers, the benefit was effectively given for free, allowing for major tempo swings. Because of this, the best time to initially play a Sidequest is when you have any spare mana, since it is otherwise a low tempo play.

Sidequests[edit]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Learn Draconic Common Spell Mage 1
Sidequest: Spend 8 Mana on spells. Reward: Summon a 6/6 Dragon. Upon taking up the spellbook, Reno realized with a start: "I can't read."
Strength in Numbers Common Spell Druid 1
Sidequest: Spend 10 Mana on minions.
Reward: Summon a minion from your deck. One minion, two minions... tree minions!
Clear the Way Rare Spell Hunter 1
Sidequest: Summon 3 Rush minions.
Reward: Summon a 4/4 Gryphon with RushThe terrifying part is the gryphons' squeaky voices afterward.
Elemental Allies Rare Spell Mage 1
Sidequest: Play an Elemental 2 turns in a row.
Reward: Draw 3 spells from your deck. Reno’s lucky he wasn’t caught by a fire elemental.
Righteous Cause Rare Spell Paladin 1
Sidequest: Summon 5 minions.
Reward: Give your minions +1/+1. "And I hereby dub thee a cadet of the Explorer’s League! NEXT!"
Secure the Deck Epic Spell Druid 1
Sidequest: Attack twice with your hero.
Reward: Add 3 'Claw' spells to your hand. "Tied it down, boss. I don't really know why you asked me to do that."
Toxic Reinforcements Epic Spell Hunter 1
Sidequest: Use your Hero Power three times. Reward: Summon three 1/1 Leper Gnomes. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, a slingshot will be deployed for convenient evacuation.
Sanctuary Epic Spell Paladin 2
Sidequest: Take no damage for a turn.
Reward: Summon a 3/6 minion with TauntFew quests are completed by cowering under a table.
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Secure the Deck(151323).png
Strength in Numbers(151410).png
Toxic Reinforcements(127298).png
Sanctuary(151341).png

Related cards[edit]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Licensed Adventurer Rare Minion General Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: If you control a Quest, add a Coin to your hand. "Just point me in the vague direction of the things you want smashed, and you got yourself a deal!"
Questing Explorer Rare Minion General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you control a Quest, draw a card. Earned her merit badges the hard way—twelve zhevra hooves at a time.
Sky Gen'ral Kragg Legendary Minion Pirate Any 4 2 3
Taunt
Battlecry: If you've played a Quest this game, summon a 4/2 Parrot with RushHe's gunning for Sky Adm'ral.
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Questing Explorer(90691).png
Sky Gen'ral Kragg(184662).png


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References[edit]

  1. Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2019-11-03).