Silver Vanguard

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Silver Vanguard
Silver Vanguard(76884).png
Silver Vanguard(76884) Gold.png
Set: Kobolds and Catacombs
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 7
Attack: 3
Health: 3
Abilities: Deathrattle, Put into battlefield, Recruit, Summon
Tags: Cost-related
Artist: Alex Garner

Deathrattle: Recruit an 8-Cost minion.

Float like a Faerie Dragon, sting like a Hivequeen.

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Silver Vanguard is a common neutral minion card, from the Kobolds & Catacombs set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Silver Vanguard can be obtained through Kobolds & Catacombs card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Silver Vanguard can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Silver Vanguard 40 5
Golden Silver Vanguard 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

While Silver Vanguard's stats are pitiful for its cost, it has an enormously powerful Deathrattle, allowing it to Recruit an 8-Cost minion. When including Silver Vanguard in your deck, you want to make sure you include 8-Cost minions that would benefit from being summoned straight from the deck; while minions with a positive Battlecry like Tortollan Primalist and Kalimos, Primal Lord would decrease in value, those with persistent effects such as The Lich King and Rotface, or even those with negative Battlecries like Charged Devilsaur would be more beneficial. Be wary of Silence effects, as they will render Silver Vanguard nearly worthless. Spiritsinger Umbra and N'Zoth, the Corruptor synergize fantastically with her.

8-cost minions[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Ironbark Protector Free General Druid 8 8 8
Taunt I dare you to attack Darnassus.
Bonemare Common General Any 8 5 5
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +4/+4 and TauntAttacks her job with unbridled enthusiasm.
Cauldron Elemental Common Elemental Any 8 7 7
Your other Elementals have +2 Attack. Decorating tip: Unused cauldrons can make a lovely elemental display.
Deranged Doctor Common General Any 8 8 8
Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to your hero. Unfortunately, his doctorate is in Murloc Literature.
Gloop Sprayer Common General Druid 8 4 4
Battlecry: Summon a copy of each adjacent minion. "Are you sure that's enough gloop?"
"Hold on."
Mosh'ogg Enforcer Common General Any 8 2 14
Divine Shield Can’t break the rules if you can’t read ‘em.
Violet Wurm Common Beast Any 8 7 7
Deathrattle: Summon seven 1/1 Grubs. It's wurms all the way down.
Gilnean Royal Guard Rare General Any 8 3 8
Divine Shield, Rush
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. Admittedly, they kind of dropped the ball with Prince Liam.
Grizzled Guardian Rare Beast Druid 8 3 5
Deathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less. Favorite sandwich? Grizzled cheese.
Charged Devilsaur Epic Beast Any 8 7 7
Battlecry: Can't attack heroes this turn. What happens when a dinosaur mixes soda and pop rocks.
Grand Archivist Epic General Any 8 4 7
At the end of your turn, cast a spell from your deck (targets chosen randomly)Qualifications: Found pointy hat.
Primordial Drake Epic Dragon Any 8 4 8
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all other minions. Before he became a rap artist.
Splitting Festeroot Epic General Any 8 4 4
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Splitting Saplings. No use crying over split Festeroot,
Tortollan Primalist Epic General Any 8 5 4
Battlecry: Discover a spell and cast it with random targets. I see pizza in my future.
Akali, the Rhino Legendary Beast Warrior 8 5 5
Rush, Overkill: Draw a Rush minion and give it +5/+5. Most trolls only get to “AAAAHHH!” and don’t make it to the “kali” part.
Al'Akir the Windlord Legendary Elemental Shaman 8 3 5
Windfury, Charge, Divine Shield, Taunt He is the weakest of the four Elemental Lords. And the other three don't let him forget it.
Captain Hooktusk Legendary Pirate Rogue 8 6 3
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
Da Undatakah Legendary General Any 8 8 5
Battlecry: Gain the Deathrattle effects of 3 friendly minions that died this game. First Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Second: Draw 2 cards.
Third: Throw Mon'kind off a steel cage and plummet sixteen feet through an announcer’s table.
Dr. Morrigan Legendary General Warlock 8 5 5
Deathrattle: Swap this with a minion from your deck. She will NOT STOP until she gets tenure.
Geosculptor Yip Legendary General Warrior 8 4 8
At the end of your turn, summon a random minion with Cost equal to your Armor (up to 10)Once crafted a gauntlet out of earwax and pure ambition.
Grommash Hellscream Legendary General Warrior 8 4 9
Has +6 Attack while damaged. Grommash drank the tainted blood of Mannoroth, dooming the orcs to green skin and red eyes! Maybe not his best decision.
Gruul Legendary General Any 8 7 7
At the end of each turn, gain +1/+1 . He's Gruul "the Dragonkiller". He just wanted to cuddle them… he never meant to…
Hex Lord Malacrass Legendary General Mage 8 5 5
Battlecry: Add a copy of your opening hand to your hand (except this card)Extremely awkward cousin of Hex Lord Malaclass.
Hir'eek, the Bat Legendary Beast Warlock 8 1 1
Battlecry: Fill your board with copies of this minion. REPEL’S EFFECT WORE OFF.
Kalimos, Primal Lord Legendary Elemental Shaman 8 7 7
Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, cast an Elemental Invocation. All that's missing is a little heart.
Kathrena Winterwisp Legendary General Hunter 8 6 6
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Recruit a Beast. She’s not one of those treehugger elves – but she does like the occasional cuddle.
King Togwaggle Legendary General Any 8 5 5
Battlecry: Swap decks with your opponent. Give them a Ransom spell to swap back. Management of the Kobold Empire requires a careful balance between a lack of social services and fiscal irresponsibility.
Marin the Fox Legendary General Any 8 6 6
Battlecry: Summon a 0/8 Treasure Chest for your opponent. (Break it for awesome loot!) My name is Marin the Fox. You took my treasure. Prepare to die.
Princess Talanji Legendary General Priest 8 7 5
Battlecry: Summon all minions from your hand that didn't start in your deck. Everyone wants to be a princess, but nobody ever considers the size of the hat.
Rotface Legendary General Warrior 8 4 6
Whenever this minion survives damage, summon a random Legendary minion. Daddy! I think I made a Legendary!
Sindragosa Legendary Dragon Mage 8 8 8
Battlecry: Summon two 0/1 Frozen Champions. "I recognize your effort but I think your magic still has room for improvement." - Sindragosa after taking a class on giving constructive feedback.
Splintergraft Legendary General Druid 8 8 8
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a 10/10 copy to your hand that costs (10). We're going to need some bigger tweezers.
Tess Greymane Legendary General Rogue 8 6 6
Battlecry: Replay every card from another class you've played this game (targets chosen randomly). Those who cannot remember their card history are doomed to repeat it.
The Lich King Legendary General Any 8 8 8
At the end of your turn, add a random Death Knight card to your hand. "All that I am: anger, cruelty, vengeance, 8 attack - I bestow upon you, my chosen knight."
Tirion Fordring Legendary General Paladin 8 6 6
Divine Shield. Taunt. Deathrattle: Equip a 5/3 Ashbringer. If you haven't heard the Tirion Fordring theme song, it's because it doesn't exist.
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Ironbark Protector(238).png
Cauldron Elemental(89463).png
Deranged Doctor(89466).png
Gloop Sprayer(89846).png
Mosh'ogg Enforcer(90275).png
Violet Wurm(77012).png
Gilnean Royal Guard(89400).png
Grizzled Guardian(76894).png
Charged Devilsaur(55537).png
Grand Archivist(76909).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
Splitting Festeroot(89419).png
Tortollan Primalist(55515).png
Akali, the Rhino(90220).png
Al'Akir the Windlord(335).png
Captain Hooktusk(90234).png
Da Undatakah(90240).png
Dr. Morrigan(89890).png
Geosculptor Yip(76929).png
Grommash Hellscream(643).png
Hex Lord Malacrass(90159).png
Hir'eek, the Bat(90150).png
Kalimos, Primal Lord(55473).png
Kathrena Winterwisp(76873).png
King Togwaggle(76895).png
Marin the Fox(73318).png
Princess Talanji(90209).png
Tess Greymane(89422).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Tirion Fordring(391).png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

No walls can hold me!
Punch first.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card's flavor text is a reference to a famous quote by American boxer Muhammad Ali: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".
  • Faerie Dragon and Emerald Hive Queen are referenced in the flavor text.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Silver Vanguard, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]