|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]
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.
|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|
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.
Battlecry: Summon a copy of each adjacent minion. "Are you sure that's enough gloop?"
Divine Shield Can’t break the rules if you can’t read ‘em.
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.
Deathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less. Favorite sandwich? Grizzled cheese.
Battlecry: Can't attack heroes this turn. What happens when a dinosaur mixes soda and pop rocks.
At the end of your turn, cast a spell from your deck (targets chosen randomly). Qualifications: Found pointy hat.
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 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.
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
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.
Deathrattle: Swap this with a minion from your deck. She will NOT STOP until she gets tenure.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
|Showing all 35 cards|
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.