The Voraxx

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The Voraxx
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Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 4
Attack: 3
Health: 3
Abilities: Cast spell, Summon
Tags: Triggered effect
Artist: Jimmy Lo

After you cast a spell on this minion, summon a 1/1 Plant and cast another copy on it.

I am the Voraxx. I speak for the weeds.

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The Voraxx is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

The Voraxx can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
The Voraxx 1600 400
Golden The Voraxx 3200 1600

Generated cards[edit | edit source]


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Voraxx casts the copied spell, not the player.[1]
  • With the exception of Druid "Choose One" spells, if the spell played on the Voraxx has a choice effect (Ex. Adaptation), it will first give choices to apply on the Voraxx, followed by choices to apply on the Plant.
  • If the spell played on the Voraxx is a Choose One spell, the chosen effect will apply to both the Voraxx and the Plant.
  • If a spell cast on the Voraxx kills it, it will neither summon the Plant, nor cast a copy of the spell.
    • Example: You summon The Voraxx, then cast Tidal Surge on it. The spell lethally damages The Voraxx, and restores 4 Health to your hero. Because The Voraxx is lethally damaged, it will not summon a Plant, and your hero will not be healed a second time.
    • Example: You have The Voraxx in play with an enchantment increasing its stats to 5/5. You cast Tidal Surge on it, damaging The Voraxx for 4 and restoring 4 Health to your hero. Now The Voraxx is not lethally damaged, so it will summon a 1/1 Plant and cast a copy of Tidal Surge on it. The spell kills the Plant with its 4 damage, and restores another 4 Health to your hero.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card has a similar effect to Violet Teacher, with two important differences. Where Violet Teacher summons a Violet Apprentice for every spell you cast, the Voraxx only summons a Plant for spells you cast on the Voraxx itself, which makes this card especially useful in combination with buff spells. This is compensated for by that buff spell then being copied onto the Plant. Note, however, that The Voraxx triggers after the spell's effect while Violet Teacher's ability triggers before.

Example: After casting Blessing of Kings on the Voraxx, both the Plant and the Voraxx will gain 4 attack and 4 health. Casting the same spell on a Violet Teacher would buff only the Teacher and not the Apprentice.

As with Wild Pyromancer in combination with area of effect spells, players must be careful not to kill The Voraxx with their spell and prevent it from triggering. This is less common with The Voraxx, since only a few spells such as Tidal Surge have secondary benefits that could make it desirable to target The Voraxx with a harmful spell in the first place.

The Voraxx will summon minions when playing Silvermoon Portal on his Plants. The same happens with Gift of Luminance.

The Voraxx is a strong card for field control and becomes a huge threat if combined with Djinni of Zephyrs. When this happens, just one simple Adaptation can greatly turn the tides, since it will be applied to almost every card on your field.

Voraxx will multiply your Libram of Wisdom. Its Plants will cary the buff, making it possible to re-apply it to Voraxx and infinitely buffing it.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Voraxx is a voracious, carnivorous plant unique to Hearthstone. The name "Voraxx" was given to it by the tortollans, who try to avoid it. The second 'x' is "so you know it's cool".[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Voraxx, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-04-02). 
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-04-04).