Triggered effect/Wild format

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This page lists all cards with triggered effects available in Wild format.

For information on triggered effects, and card lists for Standard format, see Triggered effect.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Below are listed all cards which possess or grant triggered effects, divided by the type of trigger.

Using Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Most effects which are triggered by using Hero Powers are denoted by the Inspire keyword. For more details on that effect, see Inspire. Certain other triggered effects are not marked as Inspire effects, but are activated by the use of Hero Powers.


Brave Archer(22310).png
Lowly Squire(22263).png
Argent Watchman(22298).png
Boneguard Lieutenant(22352).png
Dart Trap(27227).png
Coliseum Manager(22291).png
Dragonhawk Rider(22369).png
Orgrimmar Aspirant(22395).png
Silver Hand Regent(22275).png
Dalaran Aspirant(22359).png
Murloc Knight(22362).png
Poisoned Blade(22273).png
Savage Combatant(22293).png
Spawn of Shadows(22357).png
Tournament Medic(22290).png
Kvaldir Raider(22355).png
Mukla's Champion(22318).png
Nexus-Champion Saraad(22264).png
Recruiter(22367).png
Thunder Bluff Valiant(22271).png
Kodorider(22266).png
Void Crusher(22387).png
Confessor Paletress(22368).png

Card-playing[edit | edit source]

Card-playing triggered effects only activate when a card of the correct type is played directly from the hand. Cards brought into play through summon or put into battlefield effects will not activate these effects.

Card-playing triggered effects activate immediately after the card is played, before it takes effect.

Any card type[edit | edit source]

Sherazin, Seed(55458).png
Hidden Wisdom(89448).png
Rat Trap(89388).png
Questing Adventurer(157).png
Unbound Elemental(51).png
Crowd Favorite(22308).png
Keening Banshee(62954).png
Mistwraith(89407).png
Spectral Cutlass(89391).png
Fel Reaver(12264).png
Illidan Stormrage(203).png

Spell-casting[edit | edit source]

Whenever[edit | edit source]

'When' and 'Whenever' effects trigger from the attempt to cast the spell, before any of the spell's effects apply, and even triggers if Counterspell prevents it:

Lua error: Error: operator for the virtual field 'Cards.class' must be 'HOLDS', 'HOLDS NOT', 'HOLDS LIKE' or 'HOLDS NOT LIKE'..

After[edit | edit source]

'After' effects trigger from the spell fully resolving:


Open the Waygate(55551).png
The Last Kaleidosaur(55512).png
Cat Trick(42051).png
Cult Sorcerer(35239).png
Keeper Stalladris(90585).png
Magic Dart Frog(90637).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Atiesh(42209).png
Auctionmaster Beardo(49659).png
Dragon Soul(73322).png
Flamewaker(14445).png
Demented Frostcaller(35184).png
Professor Putricide(61819).png
Djinni of Zephyrs(27234).png

Playing a minion from the hand[edit | edit source]

These effects trigger only when the minion is played directly from the hand. For effects which trigger from any form of minion summoning, see Minion summoning, below.

That minion[edit | edit source]

Effects which activate when the minion itself is played from the hand are denoted by specific keywords. By far the most common is Battlecry, followed by the druid keyword Choose One and the rogue keyword Combo. All three abilities cause a special effect to activate when the minion is played from the hand, although some require certain conditions to be met.

The list of such minions is too extensive to list here - see individual pages for complete lists:

Another minion[edit | edit source]

Animated Berserker(62834).png
Fire Plume's Heart(55523).png
Repentance(642).png
Sacred Trial(27217).png
Stampede(55536).png
The Caverns Below(55481).png
The Marsh Queen(55497).png
Hidden Cache(49736).png
Snipe(553).png
Underbelly Angler(90648).png
Explosive Runes(76906).png
Frozen Clone(62895).png
Hobgoblin(12250).png
Magic Carpet(90638).png
Mirror Entity(569).png
Overlord's Whip(90211).png
Arcane Fletcher(90678).png
Harbinger Celestia(89909).png
Rumbling Elemental(27244).png
Toxmonger(89379).png
Holomancer(89936).png
Ixlid, Fungal Lord(76947).png
Swamp King Dred(55454).png
Dragoncaller Alanna(76960).png

Secret-playing[edit | edit source]

Secretkeeper(483).png

Minion summoning[edit | edit source]

Minion summoning triggered effects may activate at various points during the summoning sequence of events. They may occur before auras are applied to the minion; after auras are applied to the minion, but before any Battlecries are activated; after Battlecries have taken place, but before the minion summoning has resolved; or once the minion summoning has resolved. In some cases they may sometimes activate later in the summoning process, if they did not activate at the proper point.

Note that these effects are triggered by any eligible minion being summoned, even if they are not played from the hand, such as through Summon or put into battlefield effects. Hero powers, Deathrattles, Battlecries and Secrets can all trigger these effects. If the summoned minion has a Battlecry, this will take place prior to the activation of any triggered effects or Secrets.[1]

Whenever you summon[edit | edit source]

Awaken the Makers(52588).png
Murloc Tidecaller(420).png
Undertaker(7737).png
Khadgar(90568).png
One-eyed Cheat(12255).png
Blubber Baron(49760).png
Spirit of the Lynx(90282).png
Steward of Darkshire(33153).png
Cobalt Guardian(12222).png
Starving Buzzard(101).png
Knight of the Wild(22360).png

After you summon[edit | edit source]

Jungle Giants(55538).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Unite the Murlocs(55470).png
Knife Juggler(422).png
Ship's Cannon(12258).png
Addled Grizzly(35235).png
Crypt Lord(62860).png
Darkshire Councilman(35224).png
Sword of Justice(567).png
Unlicensed Apothecary(49747).png
Master of Realities(89788).png

Attacking[edit | edit source]

Attacking triggered effects activate before the intended combat actually takes place. For triggers which activate when attacking and killing a minion, see Attacking and killing.

Lua error: Error: operator for the virtual field 'Cards.class' must be 'HOLDS', 'HOLDS NOT', 'HOLDS LIKE' or 'HOLDS NOT LIKE'..

Forgetful[edit | edit source]

"Forgetful" is a term for a minion which has a 50% chance of attacking the wrong enemy. The forgetful effect has a chance to trigger each time the character attacks.

Ogre Brute(12281).png
Ogre Warmaul(12211).png
Dunemaul Shaman(12234).png
Mosh'Ogg Announcer(90243).png
Ogre Ninja(12235).png
Mogor the Ogre(12282).png
Mogor's Champion(22382).png

Character damage[edit | edit source]

Damage-triggered effects activate immediately after damage is received, but before any deaths are resolved. On-damage triggers that cause healing can prevent a fatally damaged character from dying, as the game will not check for deaths until the end of the current phase is reached, and all simultaneous effects have been resolved.

Taking minion damage[edit | edit source]

This minion[edit | edit source]
Dragon Egg(14442).png
Eternium Rover(89851).png
Open the Waygate(55551).png
The Last Kaleidosaur(55512).png
Cult Sorcerer(35239).png
Keeper Stalladris(90585).png
Magic Dart Frog(90637).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Wrathguard(22304).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Atiesh(42209).png
Auctionmaster Beardo(49659).png
Dragon Soul(73322).png
Flamewaker(14445).png
Howlfiend(62894).png
Imp Gang Boss(14443).png
Val'kyr Soulclaimer(62853).png
Axe Flinger(14439).png
Demented Frostcaller(35184).png
Night Howler(62919).png
Professor Putricide(61819).png
Bittertide Hydra(55570).png
Crazed Worshipper(35212).png
Djinni of Zephyrs(27234).png
Grim Patron(14435).png
Gurubashi Berserker(624).png
Mech-Bear-Cat(12226).png
Security Rover(89876).png
Blackhowl Gunspire(89374).png
Gahz'rilla(12232).png
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn(31117).png
Underbelly Ooze(90659).png
Rotface(62898).png
Friendly minions[edit | edit source]
Armorsmith(644).png
Snapjaw Shellfighter(90245).png
Another minion[edit | edit source]
Acidmaw(22393).png
Any minion[edit | edit source]
Frothing Berserker(69).png

Taking hero damage[edit | edit source]

Eye for an Eye(206).png
Ice Block(28).png
Animated Armor(27252).png
Floating Watcher(12271).png
Bolf Ramshield(22346).png

Dealing damage[edit | edit source]

Various effects activate in response to dealing damage, either by the minion or by the player. Poison effects are a type of triggered destroy effect which display a vial of bubbling poison in place of the usual lightning bolt icon, and use atypical phrasing in their card text.

Lua error: Error: operator for the virtual field 'Cards.class' must be 'HOLDS', 'HOLDS NOT', 'HOLDS LIKE' or 'HOLDS NOT LIKE'..

Healing[edit | edit source]

Healing-triggered effects activate immediately after healing is granted.


Lightwarden(436).png
Northshire Cleric(600).png
Mana Geode(49705).png
Shadowboxer(12256).png
Holy Champion(22287).png
Hooded Acolyte(35192).png

Minion death[edit | edit source]

Death-triggered effects activate only after the death has fully resolved, and the minion or weapon removed from play. All types of death-triggered effects, including Deathrattles, triggered effects and Secrets are queued together from oldest to newest played, with no special priority.

That minion[edit | edit source]

Effects which trigger from the death of the minion itself are Deathrattles - see that page for details, and a full list.

Another minion[edit | edit source]

Lua error: Error: operator for the virtual field 'Cards.class' must be 'HOLDS', 'HOLDS NOT', 'HOLDS LIKE' or 'HOLDS NOT LIKE'..

Attacking and killing[edit | edit source]

Darius Crowley(89369).png
Finja, the Flying Star(49632).png
Lotus Assassin(49619).png
Batterhead(90588).png
Giant Sand Worm(31118).png
The Boogeymonster(33138).png

End of turn[edit | edit source]

Most end of turn effects activate at the end of the controlling player's turn, but some activate at the end of the current turn, or at the end of each turn.

The game only queues end of turn triggers once, at the start of the end of turn phase. For example, if during the end of turn phase Kel'Thuzad resurrects a minion which has an end of turn triggered effect, that effect will not be activated that turn, since the minion was not in play when the end of turn phase started.

End of your turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the end of the turns belonging to the controlling player.

Nether Portal(55460).png
Blessing of Aeons(89772).png
Blood Imp(196).png
Emboldener 3000(240).png
Healing Totem(275).png
Repair Bot(439).png
The Soularium(89881).png
Young Priestess(123).png
Cavern Dreamer(89787).png
Friendly Bartender(49645).png
Master Swordsmith(584).png
Primalfin Totem(55596).png
Serpent Ward(90289).png
Shadow Ascendant(62882).png
Vitality Totem(12259).png
Benevolent Djinn(76892).png
Dreadscale(22389).png
Illuminator(12214).png
Imp Master(178).png
Iron Sensei(12229).png
Mana Tide Totem(613).png
Moroes(42030).png
Shrieking Shroom(77018).png
Twilight Elder(31112).png
Archmage Vargoth(90615).png
Dreadsteed(22337).png
Ethereal Arcanist(125).png
Fel Cannon(12221).png
Forest Guide(89362).png
Grimy Gadgeteer(49679).png
Regeneratin' Thug(90267).png
Cobalt Scalebane(62851).png
Despicable Dreadlord(62903).png
Green Jelly(77007).png
Grimestreet Enforcer(49667).png
Aluneth(73321).png
Emperor Thaurissan(14454).png
Hogger(39).png
Kabal Trafficker(49742).png
Missile Launcher(89857).png
Baron Geddon(539).png
Dreampetal Florist(89880).png
Obsidian Destroyer(27222).png
Worgen Abomination(89412).png
Catrina Muerte(90614).png
Geosculptor Yip(76929).png
Grand Archivist(76909).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(90302).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
Ragnaros, Lightlord(33147).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Blood of The Ancient One(33164).png
Dragonhatcher(76964).png
Ysera(495).png
Big Bad Archmage(90561).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png

End of your opponent's turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the end of the opponent's turn.

End of each turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the end of each turn, whether belonging to the controlling player or their opponent.

Nether Portal(55460).png
Blessing of Aeons(89772).png
Blood Imp(196).png
Emboldener 3000(240).png
Healing Totem(275).png
Repair Bot(439).png
The Soularium(89881).png
Young Priestess(123).png
Cavern Dreamer(89787).png
Friendly Bartender(49645).png
Master Swordsmith(584).png
Primalfin Totem(55596).png
Serpent Ward(90289).png
Shadow Ascendant(62882).png
Vitality Totem(12259).png
Benevolent Djinn(76892).png
Dreadscale(22389).png
Illuminator(12214).png
Imp Master(178).png
Iron Sensei(12229).png
Mana Tide Totem(613).png
Moroes(42030).png
Shrieking Shroom(77018).png
Twilight Elder(31112).png
Archmage Vargoth(90615).png
Dreadsteed(22337).png
Ethereal Arcanist(125).png
Fel Cannon(12221).png
Forest Guide(89362).png
Grimy Gadgeteer(49679).png
Regeneratin' Thug(90267).png
Cobalt Scalebane(62851).png
Despicable Dreadlord(62903).png
Green Jelly(77007).png
Grimestreet Enforcer(49667).png
Aluneth(73321).png
Emperor Thaurissan(14454).png
Hogger(39).png
Kabal Trafficker(49742).png
Missile Launcher(89857).png
Baron Geddon(539).png
Dreampetal Florist(89880).png
Obsidian Destroyer(27222).png
Worgen Abomination(89412).png
Catrina Muerte(90614).png
Geosculptor Yip(76929).png
Grand Archivist(76909).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(90302).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
Ragnaros, Lightlord(33147).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Blood of The Ancient One(33164).png
Dragonhatcher(76964).png
Ysera(495).png
Big Bad Archmage(90561).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png

End of the turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the end of the turn after they are put into play. This is largely the same as effects that activate at the end of each turn, but only happens once.

Potion of Madness(49630).png
Power Overwhelming(170).png
Echoing Ooze(7754).png
Goblin Prank(89937).png
Shadow Madness(442).png
Fel Lord Betrug(90602).png

Start of turn[edit | edit source]

Start of turn effects take effect at the very start of the turn, before any cards have been drawn. Almost all take place only on the controlling player's turn, but some happen at the start of each turn, or the start of the opponent's turn.

Start of your turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the end of the turns belonging to the controlling player.

Shifting Scroll(77017).png
Lazul's Scheme(90555).png
Nightmare(334).png
Competitive Spirit(22460).png
Corruption(252).png
Gurubashi Offering(90276).png
Homing Chicken(423).png
Molten Blade(55496).png
Poultryizer(405).png
Shifter Zerus(35190).png
Corrupting Mist(55493).png
Curse of Weakness(89434).png
Cursed!(27482).png
Doomsayer(467).png
Lightwell(117).png
Nat Pagle(19).png
Alarm-o-Bot(425).png
Demolisher(212).png
Fel Orc Soulfiend(49639).png
Kobold Barbarian(76979).png
Shade of Naxxramas(7730).png
Stoneskin Gargoyle(7750).png
Toothy Chest(77016).png
Blood Witch(89396).png
Azerite Elemental(90676).png
Mimiron's Head(12190).png
Skull of the Man'ari(76930).png
Validated Doomsayer(31115).png
Ancient Harbinger(33157).png
Embrace Darkness(62857).png
Harbinger of Catastrophe(89790).png
Nerubian Prophet(35233).png
Scaled Nightmare(33152).png

Start of your opponent's turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the start of the opponent's turn.


Nat, the Darkfisher(35248).png

Start of each turn[edit | edit source]

These effects activate at the start of each turn, whether belonging to the controlling player or their opponent.

Micro Machine(12189).png

Drawing a card[edit | edit source]

Effects that activate when the card itself is drawn are known as on-draw effects.

Improvised Explosive.png
Nerubian Ambush!(22435).png
Ancient Curse(27503).png
Battle for Mount Hyjal(89767).png
Culling of Stratholme(89769).png
Darkness Candle(76988).png
Escape from Durnholde(89768).png
Opening the Dark Portal(89766).png
Spider Ambush!(76915).png
Bomb(89894).png
Bronze Broodmother(89791).png
Scroll of Wonder(76943).png
Aranasi Broodmother(90551).png
Burrowing Mine(12345).png
Sea Reaver(22339).png
Flame Leviathan(12290).png

Drawing another card[edit | edit source]

These effects activate when other cards are drawn. Lua error: Error: operator for the virtual field 'Cards.class' must be 'HOLDS', 'HOLDS NOT', 'HOLDS LIKE' or 'HOLDS NOT LIKE'..

Discarding a card[edit | edit source]

Effects that activate when the card itself is discarded are known as on-discard effects.

Clutchmother Zavas(55464).png
Silverware Golem(42037).png
Fist of Jaraxxus(22332).png
High Priestess Jeklik(90182).png

Discarding another card[edit | edit source]

These effects activate when other cards are discarded


Lakkari Sacrifice(55447).png
Malchezaar's Imp(42027).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(22386).png

Revealing a Secret[edit | edit source]

Eaglehorn Bow(363).png

Equipping a weapon[edit | edit source]

Buccaneer(22347).png

Gaining Armor[edit | edit source]

Siege Engine(12275).png

Overloading Mana Crystals[edit | edit source]

Tunnel Trogg(27246).png

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 1.0.0.4944 (2014-03-11): Minions that have been blessed by Blessing of Wisdom now show the trigger “lightning bolt”. Talk about a bright idea!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-08-22).