Swift Messenger

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Swift Messenger
Swift Messenger(89399).png
Swift Messenger(89399) Gold.png
Set: The Witchwood
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4
Attack: 2
Health: 6
Abilities: Rush, Transform in hand
Tags: Attack-related, Health-related
Artist: Zoltan Boros

Rush
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health.

Same turn delivery - guaranteed!

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Swift Messenger is a common neutral minion card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Swift Messenger can be obtained through The Witchwood card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Swift Messenger can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Swift Messenger 40 5
Golden Swift Messenger 400 50

Transformations[edit | edit source]

Swift Messenger(89488).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

In its base form, Swift Messenger's high health allows it to easily survive attacking into most 3- and 4-drops; however, its dismal attack means that it is unlikely to remove any but the most fragile minions. Its Worgen form is comparable to Fireball in its damage-to-mana ratio, allowing it to easily kill most 4-drops and even most 5-drops; however, with only 2 health, it is very unlikely to survive. It's generally better to play this card in Worgen form as a high-power removal card, but because it transforms automatically in the hand, it can be somewhat unreliable.

Lady in White sets this card's stats to 6/6, removing its weaknesses in both forms.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Neither snow, nor rain, nor witch.
Attack
Move!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Swift Messenger is a member of the Gilnean Royal Guard.[1]

From Wowpedia:

The Gilnean Royal Guard is a force of elite human soldiers dedicated to the service and protection of the monarch of the Kingdom of Gilneas. Exclusively loyal to the Gilnean royal family (the House of Greymane), the Royal Guard has likely been in existence for as long as the kingdom has.
The force has been present during many of Gilneas's darkest times, such as the infamous Northgate Rebellion, where they formed a portion of the royalist forces attempting to crush the revolt. In more recent times, the Guard has played a role in such conflicts as the outbreak of the worgen curse, the Invasion of Gilneas by the Forsaken, and even the Burning Legion's third invasion, where they have fought against the demons alongside their king.
Serving the current King of Gilneas, Genn Greymane, many members of the Royal Guard have subsequently become worgen themselves (along with much of the Gilnean population).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Swift Messenger's name and summon quote are a reference to the United States Postal Service creed "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Swift Messenger, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ozzie Mejia (2018-04-03). Hearthstone: The Witchwood - Here are the Next Three Cards | Shacknews. Retrieved on 2018-04-03.