|Set:||Kobolds and Catacombs|
|Abilities:||Deathrattle, Put into battlefield, Recruit, Summon|
Deathrattle: Recruit an 8-Cost minion.
Float like a Faerie Dragon, sting like a Hivequeen.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|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.
Silver Vanguard can be used to create a nearly infinite loop with Da Undatakah. If Da Undatakah is given the Deathrattles of Immortal Prelate and this card and you have two copies, it will repeatedly resummon itself until there are no more copies processing death sequence. This can be used to generate huge amounts of armor with Plated Beetle or/and deal high damage to your opponent with Leper Gnome.
8-cost minions[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Taunt I dare you to attack Darnassus.
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +4/+4 and Taunt. Attacks her job with unbridled enthusiasm.
Your other Elementals have +2 Attack. Decorating tip: Unused cauldrons can make a lovely elemental display.
Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to your hero. Unfortunately, his doctorate is in Murloc Literature.
Often wonders what path his life might have taken if he wasn't named, you know, "Eldritch Horror".
Divine Shield There is a factory in Tanaris for crafting force-tanks, but it only ever made two, because of cost overruns.
Battlecry: If you control a Beast, gain Taunt. This was the only job he could get after the dinosaur theme park debacle.
Taunt. Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other friendly minion. We reserve the right to refuse service to any 1/1.
Divine Shield Can’t break the rules if you can’t read ‘em.
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage. PIT! Not PET!
Can't attack heroes. Yet, you still feel attacked.
Battlecry: Deal 4 damage to two random enemy minions. They can never agree on whether it's too hot or too cold.
Deathrattle: Summon seven 1/1 Grubs. It's wurms all the way down.
Lifesteal, Rush, Windfury The weirdest part is that it doesn't have legs.
Whenever you cast a spell, gain +2/+2. Likes her magic with a pinch of salt.
|Coilfang Warlord||Rare||General||Demon Hunter||8||9||5|
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/9 Warlord with Taunt. Prepare for the staunch conch launch!
Battlecry: Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is). If it's dead, shuffle it into your deck. "Hello, is Doom there? No? Can I leave a message?"
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Dreadlord with Lifesteal. Photo actually taken across the street in the reflection of a doorknob.
|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.
Deathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less. Favorite sandwich? Grizzled cheese.
|Hulking Overfiend||Rare||Demon||Demon Hunter||8||5||10|
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. To hulk, perhaps, to fiend: ay, there's the rub.
Battlecry: Summon a copy of this minion. Also known as an ancient copy machine.
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. When it comes to problem-solving, he always uses his head.
Battlecry: Can't attack heroes this turn. What happens when a dinosaur mixes soda and pop rocks.
|Giant Sand Worm||Epic||Beast||Hunter||8||8||8|
Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. Banned from every all-you-can-eat buffet on Azeroth.
At the end of your turn, cast a spell from your deck (targets chosen randomly). Qualifications: Found pointy hat.
Costs (1) less for each card you've played this game that didn't start in your deck. Spell more and save more with a GIANT discount!
|Naga Sea Witch||Epic||General||Any||8||5||5|
Your cards cost (5). If she had studied harder, she would have been a C+ witch.
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all other minions. Before he became a rap artist.
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Splitting Saplings. No use crying over split Festeroot.
Battlecry: Discover a copy of a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets. A tortollan made it to the desert!
Battlecry: Discover a spell and cast it with random targets. I see pizza in my future.
Your minions with Windfury have Mega-Windfury. And your minions with mega-windfury get... dizzy.
|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.
Deathrattle: Deal 8 damage to all minions. That's short for "Anomnomnomnomalus".
Battlecry: Summon 3 Beasts from your hand. Father of Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, and Flexxar, Champion of the Gym.
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
At the end of your turn, summon a friendly minion that died this game. She always manages to lift your spirits.
Whenever you draw a card, put another copy into your hand. Left head and right head can never agree about what to eat for dinner, so they always end up just eating ramen again.
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.
|Deathwing, Mad Aspect||Legendary||Dragon||Warrior||8||12||12|
Battlecry: Attack ALL other minions. Bite that one, bite that other one, claw this one, swallow that one whole....
|Fel Lord Betrug||Legendary||Demon||Warlock||8||5||7|
Whenever you draw a minion, summon a copy with Rush that dies at end of turn. Nobody else likes rush hour.
|Foe Reaper 4000||Legendary||Mech||Any||8||6||9|
Also damages the minions next to whomever it attacks. Foe reaping is really not so different from harvest reaping, at the end of the day.
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.
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.
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.
Battlecry: Draw 2 minions from your deck. Set their Attack, Health, and Cost to 1. "I'm a real toy now!"
|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.
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Recruit a Beast. She’s not one of those treehugger elves – but she does like the occasional cuddle.
At the end of each turn, summon all friendly minions that died this turn. Kel'Thuzad could not resist the call of the Lich King. Even when it's just a robo-call extolling the Lich King's virtues.
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.
Deathrattle: Go Dormant. Restore 5 Health to awaken this minion. Always feels refreshed after a little dirt nap.
|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.
|Medivh, the Guardian||Legendary||General||Any||8||7||7|
Battlecry:Equip Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian. If you think the party's great now, just wait 'til he invites the orcs over!
|Murozond the Infinite||Legendary||Dragon||Priest||8||8||8|
Battlecry: Play all cards your opponent played last turn. "Well, I'm glad YOU knew what I should be doing this turn."
Battlecry: Destroy a minion and gain its Health. She discovered Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire, a terrible weapon of shadow magic that could both swallow a soul and cut a mean julienne.
Deathrattle: Draw 8 cards. Eight arms of sand-flinging, foe-wringing, card-slinging fury!
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.
|Ragnaros the Firelord||Legendary||Elemental||Any||8||8||8|
Can't attack. At the end of your turn, deal 8 damage to a random enemy. Ragnaros was summoned by the Dark Iron dwarves, who were eventually enslaved by the Firelord. Summoning Ragnaros often doesn’t work out the way you want it to.
At the end of your turn, restore 8 health to a damaged friendly character. What happens when you try and corrupt a corrupted firelord? DOUBLE NEGATIVE, INSECT!
Deathrattle: Add 3 copies of Arcane Missiles to your hand. A masterless shamurai.
Whenever this minion survives damage, summon a random Legendary minion. Daddy! I think I made a Legendary!
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.
|Sneed's Old Shredder||Legendary||Mech||Any||8||5||7|
Deathrattle: Summon a random Legendary minion. When Sneed was defeated in the Deadmines, his shredder was sold at auction to an anonymous buyer. (Probably Hogger.)
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a 10/10 copy to your hand that costs (10). We're going to need some bigger tweezers.
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.
Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, gain +2/+2. Has 20 years of training in classical ballet, but ALLLLLL he ever gets asked to do is boogie.
|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."
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.
|Zzeraku the Warped||Legendary||Dragon||Warlock||8||4||12|
Whenever your hero takes damage, summon a 6/6 Nether Drake. The extra Z is for "zesty."
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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]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 10.0.0.22611 (2017-12-06): Added.