Vex Crow

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Vex Crow
Vex Crow(89365).png
Vex Crow(89365) Gold.png
Set: The Witchwood
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Mage
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4
Attack: 3
Health: 3
Abilities: Summon
Tags: Cost-related, Random, Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist: A.J. Nazzaro

Whenever you cast a spell, summon a random 2-Cost minion.

As birds of ill omen, these crows often summon Doomsayers.

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Vex Crow is a common mage minion card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Vex Crow 40 5
Golden Vex Crow 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Vex Crow is best used in decks with large amounts of cheap spells. Its effect, generating board presence and having potential to snowball, fits best aggro or midrange decks. Because of these, it's best used in Tempo Mage.

Possible summons[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all 2-cost collectible minions in Standard format, representing the range of possible minions summoned by Vex Crow's triggered effect.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Acidic Swamp Ooze Free General Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon. Oozes love Flamenco. Don't ask.
Bloodfen Raptor Free Beast Any 2 3 2
"Kill 30 raptors." - Hemet Nesingwary
Bluegill Warrior Free Murloc Any 2 2 1
Charge He just wants a hug. A sloppy... slimy... hug.
Felstalker Free Demon Warlock 2 4 3
Battlecry: Discard a random card. This puppy chews up cards instead of shoes.
Frostwolf Grunt Free General Any 2 2 2
Taunt Grunting is what his father did and his father before that. It's more than just a job.
Kobold Geomancer Free General Any 2 2 2
Spell Damage +1 In the old days, Kobolds were the finest candle merchants in the land. Then they got pushed too far...
Murloc Tidehunter Free Murloc Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout. "Death will rise, from the tides!"
Novice Engineer Free General Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Draw a card. "Half of this class will not graduate… since they'll have been turned to chickens." - Tinkmaster Overspark, teaching Gizmos 101.
River Crocolisk Free Beast Any 2 2 3
Edward "Lefty" Smith tried to make luggage out of a river crocolisk once.
Amani Berserker Common General Any 2 2 3
Has +3 Attack while damaged. If an Amani berserker asks "Joo lookin' at me?!", the correct response is "Nah, mon".
Arcane Servant Common Elemental Any 2 2 3
"Would sir like me to punch something?"
Argent Protector Common General Paladin 2 2 2
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Divine Shield"I'm not saying you can dodge fireballs. I'm saying with this shield, you won't have to."
Bloodsail Raider Common Pirate Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Gain Attack equal to the Attack of your weapon. "I only plunder on days that end in 'y'."
Bug Collector Common General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Locust with RushThe only one who likes BEEEES!!!
Cheaty Anklebiter Common General Any 2 2 1
Lifesteal
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Famed hunter of the deadly Achilliosaur.
Cruel Taskmaster Common General Warrior 2 2 2
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it +2 Attack. "I'm going to need you to come in on Sunday." - Cruel Taskmaster
Dalaran Librarian Common General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Silence adjacent minions. Don't make her raise her "shush"!
Dead Ringer Common Mech Priest 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Draw a Deathrattle minion from your deck. Shortstop on N'zoth's softball team.
Defias Ringleader Common General Rogue 2 2 2
Combo: Summon a 2/1 Defias Bandit. He stole the deed to town years ago, so technically the town is his. He just calls people Scrub to be mean.
Dire Wolf Alpha Common Beast Any 2 2 2
Adjacent minions have +1 Attack. We are pretty excited about the upcoming release of Dire Wolf Beta, just repost this sign for a chance at a key.
Dozing Marksman Common General Any 2 0 4
Has +4 Attack while damaged. It's the sleeper of the set.
EVIL Cable Rat Common Beast Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Gradually driven to darkness by the promise of unobtainable cheese.
EVIL Conscripter Common General Priest 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Add a Lackey to your hand. Kobold! There's a place you can handle
I said kobold! When you're short in the candle
Cast a spell with the E! V! I! L!
EVIL Genius Common General Warlock 2 2 2
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion to add 2 random Lackeys to your hand. You do not want to be on the business end of this intellect!
EVIL Totem Common Totem Shaman 2 0 2
At the end of your turn, add a Lackey to your hand. A lot of people blame the parents when a totem goes bad.
Faerie Dragon Common Dragon Any 2 3 2
Can't be targeted by Spells or Hero Powers. Adorable. Immune to Magic. Doesn't pee on the rug. The perfect pet!
Fishflinger Common Murloc Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: Add a random Murloc to each player's hand. The scent of fish lingers on the fishflinger's fish fingers.
Frightened Flunky Common General Warrior 2 2 2
Taunt
Battlecry: Discover a Taunt minion. Some people just aren't cut out to be supervillain material.
Ghost Light Angler Common Murloc Shaman 2 2 2
Echo BoOooOogrglgrlgrlooOoOoo!
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Beast Any 2 2 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
Hunting Mastiff Common Beast Hunter 2 2 1
Echo
Rush "Shh! You're going to start a howl!"
Injured Tol'vir Common General Any 2 2 6
Taunt
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to this minion. Me-OW!
Kobold Sandtrooper Common General Any 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. Stay while, take candle.
Lab Recruiter Common General Rogue 2 3 2
Battlecry: Shuffle 3 copies of a friendly minion into your deck. Join the chemistry lab! We've got all the solutions.
Loot Hoarder Common General Any 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Draw a card. Always roll need.
Lost Spirit Common General Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Give your minions +1 Attack She simply refuses to ask for directions.
Mad Bomber Common General Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage randomly split between all other characters. He's not really all that crazy, he is just not as careful with explosives as he should be.
Magic Dart Frog Common Beast Mage 2 1 3
After you cast a spell, deal 1 damage to a random enemy minion. There's a powerful throat in this frog.
Mana Reservoir Common Elemental Any 2 0 6
Spell Damage +1 If it soaks too long, it becomes a reservoir hog.
Mana Wyrm Common General Mage 2 1 3
Whenever you cast a spell, gain +1 Attack. These wyrms feed on arcane energies, and while they are generally considered a nuisance rather than a real threat, you really shouldn't leave them alone with a bucket of mana.
Menacing Nimbus Common Elemental Shaman 2 2 2
Battlecry: Add a random Elemental to your hand. Electra stores her elementals in the cloud.
Sandstorm Elemental Common Elemental Shaman 2 2 2
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions.
Overload: (1) Doot doot doot doot doot [Pause] Doot doot doot doot doot DEE doot doot doot doot doot!
Sandwasp Queen Common Beast Paladin 2 3 1
Battlecry: Add two 2/1 Sandwasps to your hand. Oooh, see that wasp!
Watch that sting!
Dig in the Sandwasp Queen!
Savage Striker Common General Druid 2 2 3
Battlecry: Deal damage to an enemy minion equal to your hero's Attack. Ruthless at tribal roasts.
Scarab Egg Common General Any 2 0 2
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Scarabs. They say you can’t make an omelet without AHHH THEY’RE EATING MY FACE!
Scavenging Hyena Common Beast Hunter 2 2 2
Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1. Hyenas prefer the bones of kodos or windserpents, but they'll eat pretty much anything. Even Brussels sprouts.
Serpent Egg Common General Any 2 0 3
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/4 Sea Serpent. These things go from "adorable danger noodle!" to "MY FACE IS MELTING!" all too quickly.
Sharkfin Fan Common Pirate Any 2 2 2
After your hero attacks, summon a 1/1 Pirate. His taste in soup is criminal.
Sorcerer's Apprentice Common General Mage 2 3 2
Your spells cost (1) less. Apprentices are great for bossing around. "Conjure me some mana buns! And a coffee! Make that a mana coffee!"
Spellbook Binder Common General Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: If you have Spell Damage, draw a card. You're bound to love his work!
Spellshifter Common General Any 2 1 4
Spell Damage +1
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. He also goes by "worg-lock."
Spellzerker Common General Any 2 2 3
Has Spell Damage +2 while damaged. But don’t ask her to use it in a sentence.
Spitting Camel Common Beast Any 2 2 4
At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to another random friendly minion. Were you expectorating another bad pun?
Squashling Common General Priest 2 2 1
Echo
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health. Everyone hail to the squashling song!
Sunreaver Spy Common General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, gain +1/+1. She's watching. Always watching.
Temple Berserker Common General Any 2 1 2
Reborn
Has +2 Attack while damaged. He's back. He's angry. And he's here to wrap things up.
Toxicologist Common General Any 2 2 2
Battlecry: Give your weapon +1 Attack. Double-majoring in culinary sciences was definitely a mistake.
Upgradeable Framebot Common Mech Any 2 1 5
*Awesome arm not included.
Venomizer Common Mech Hunter 2 2 2
Magnetic
Poisonous Keeps getting banned for toxic behavior.
Vicious Scalehide Common Beast Any 2 1 3
Lifesteal
Rush They make wonderful pets if you're not allergic to blood loss.
Vicious Scraphound Common Mech Warrior 2 2 3
Whenever this minion deals damage, gain that much Armor. It begs for scraps.
Vilefiend Common Demon Any 2 2 2
Lifesteal Dreamed of becoming a Stylefiend, but fel was never in season.
Whirliglider Common General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb. She's on a bomb voyage.
Youthful Brewmaster Common General Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: Return a friendly minion from the battlefield to your hand. His youthful enthusiasm doesn’t always equal excellence in his brews. Don’t drink the Mogu Stout!
Ancient Watcher Rare General Any 2 4 5
Can't attack. Why do its eyes seem to follow you as you walk by?
Arcane Flakmage Rare General Mage 2 3 2
After you play a Secret, deal 2 damage to all enemy minions. Ancient pandaren proverb: He who is without secrets lacks flak.
Armorsmith Rare General Warrior 2 1 4
Whenever a friendly minion takes damage, gain 1 Armor. She accepts guild funds for repairs!
Belligerent Gnome Rare General Any 2 1 4
Taunt
Battlecry: If your opponent has 2 or more minions, gain +1 Attack. Maybe don't put this one in your garden.
Bloodsail Howler Rare Pirate Rogue 2 1 1
Rush.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other Pirate you control. They saw their fate a closin'
Aboard a pirate ship
On deck: The Howlin' Hozen
About to let one rip.
Booty Bay Bookie Rare General Any 2 3 3
Battlecry: Give your opponent a Coin. Also makes a great librarian. She's really good at fixing books!
Celestial Emissary Rare Elemental Mage 2 2 1
Battlecry: Your next spell this turn has Spell Damage +2Casting with the stars.
Crazed Alchemist Rare General Any 2 2 2
Battlecry: Swap the Attack and Health of a minion. "You'll love my new recipe!" he says... especially if you're not happy with your current number of limbs.
Dendrologist Rare General Druid 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you control a Treant, Discover a spell. He's teaching his little buddy to talk, but all it says is, "I am Gloop."
Expired Merchant Rare General Warlock 2 2 1
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Deathrattle: Add 2 copies of it to your hand. The "best by" date is more like a guideline.
Firetree Witchdoctor Rare General Any 2 2 2
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, Discover a spell. If your tree is on fire - stop, drop, and troll.
Fireworks Tech Rare General Hunter 2 2 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. If it has Deathrattle, trigger it. She learns by trial and error. Mostly error.
Galvanizer Rare Mech Any 2 1 2
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of Mechs in your hand by (1). Also known as a power zinc.
Grandmummy Rare General Priest 2 1 2
Reborn
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. A grandmummy’s love is eternal.
Knife Juggler Rare General Any 2 2 2
After you summon a minion, deal 1 damage to a random enemy. Ambitious Knife Jugglers sometimes graduate to Bomb Jugglers. They never last long enough to make it onto a card though.
Lightwell Rare General Priest 2 0 5
At the start of your turn, restore 3 Health to a damaged friendly character. It isn't clear if people ignore the Lightwell, or if it is just invisible.
Mana Addict Rare General Any 2 1 3
Whenever you cast a spell, gain +2 Attack this turn. She’s trying to kick the habit, but still takes some mana whenever she has a stressful day.
Mana Wraith Rare General Any 2 2 2
ALL minions cost (1) more. They come out at night to eat leftover mana crystals. "Mmmmmm," they say.
Master Swordsmith Rare General Any 2 1 3
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Attack. He's currently trying to craft a "flail-axe", but all the other swordsmiths say it can't be done.
Neferset Ritualist Rare General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Restore adjacent minions to full Health. The Neferset are great—they'll always make sure their friends are feline fine.
Phase Stalker Rare Beast Hunter 2 2 3
After you use your Hero Power, cast a Secret from your deck. It's not just a phase! I don't have to tell you anything! GAWSH!
Pint-Sized Summoner Rare General Any 2 2 2
The first minion you play each turn costs (1) less. She's quite jealous of the Gallon-Sized Summoner.
Questing Explorer Rare General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you control a Quest, draw a card. Earned her merit badges the hard way—twelve zhevra hooves at a time.
Quicksand Elemental Rare Elemental Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: Give all enemy minions -2 Attack this turn. Use a light abrasive to buff blemishes away but use a heavy abrasive to debuff problems.
Redband Wasp Rare Beast Warrior 2 1 3
Rush
Has +3 Attack while damaged. Also comes in other colors, but red's in fashion this season.
Serpent Ward Rare Totem Any 2 0 2
At the end of your turn, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. When snakes get sick, they get sent to the Serpent Ward.
Shieldbreaker Rare General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Silence an enemy minion with TauntCan also break up fights, relationships, and unions.
Soup Vendor Rare General Any 2 1 4
Whenever you restore 3 or more Health to your hero, draw a card. Fresh from the floor of the arena!
Spark Engine Rare Mech Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Spark with Rush to your hand. He goes by Bzzzzt Aldrin.
Spirit of the Bat Rare General Warlock 2 0 3
Stealth for 1 turn.
After a friendly minion dies, give a minion in your hand +1/+1. Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah
Spirit of the Dragonhawk Rare General Mage 2 0 3
Stealth for 1 turn.
Your Hero Power also targets adjacent minions. Dragonhawks aren’t known for their accuracy.
Sunfury Protector Rare General Any 2 2 3
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions TauntShe carries a shield, but only so she can give it to someone she can stand behind.
Underbelly Angler Rare Murloc Shaman 2 2 3
After you play a Murloc, add a random Murloc to your hand. Attracts murlocs... and moths.
Underbelly Fence Rare General Rogue 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a card from another class, gain +1/+1 and RushShe'll take anything you have—except scruples and a good work ethic.
Unpowered Mauler Rare Mech Any 2 2 4
Can only attack if you cast a spell this turn. After a stressful work day it really needs an outlet.
Void Analyst Rare Demon Warlock 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Give all Demons in your hand +1/+1. Conclusion: Nothing there.
Waterboy Rare General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Your next Hero Power this turn costs (0). 100% organic troll sweat.
Wild Pyromancer Rare General Any 2 3 2
After you cast a spell, deal 1 damage to ALL minions. BOOM BABY BOOM! BAD IS GOOD! DOWN WITH GOVERNMENT!
Auchenai Phantasm Epic General Priest 2 3 2
Battlecry: This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead. “Okay kids did everyone remember to heal before we left?”
Baleful Banker Epic General Any 2 2 2
Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Shuffle a copy of it into your deck. He's gotten big into crypt-o-currency.
Cathedral Gargoyle Epic General Paladin 2 2 2
Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain Taunt and Divine ShieldFly like an eagle, drop like a rock.
Crystal Merchant Epic General Druid 2 1 4
If you have any unspent Mana at the end of your turn, draw a card. I won't ask about your mana curve if you don't ask where I got these.
Doomsayer Epic General Any 2 0 7
At the start of your turn, destroy ALL minions. He's almost been right so many times. He was sure it was coming during the Cataclysm.
Dwarven Archaeologist Epic General Any 2 2 3
After you Discover a card, reduce its cost by (1). She's making great progress on paying off that advanced degree.
Immortal Prelate Epic General Paladin 2 1 3
Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck. It keeps any enchantments. She protec.
She attac.
But most importantly,
she come bac.
Mana Cyclone Epic Elemental Mage 2 2 2
Battlecry: For each spell you've cast this turn, add a random Mage spell to your hand. It'll put a good spin on your spells.
Micro Mummy Epic Mech Paladin 2 1 2
Reborn
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Attack. The dramatically detailed terrifically trimmed replica of the real thing!
Omega Mind Epic General Shaman 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, your spells have Lifesteal this turn. Has a side-business selling her lipstick shade, "Omega Red."
Patient Assassin Epic General Rogue 2 1 1
Stealth
Poisonous He’s not really that patient. It just takes a while for someone to walk by that he can actually reach.
Shadowy Figure Epic General Priest 2 2 2
Battlecry: Transform into a 2/2 copy of a friendly Deathrattle minion. Terrible at shadow puppets: "This is... a tentacle! And this is... two tentacles!"
Whirlkick Master Epic General Rogue 2 1 2
Whenever you play a Combo card, add a random Combo card to your hand. C-c-combo!
Archmage Arugal Legendary General Mage 2 2 2
Whenever you draw a minion, add a copy of it to your hand. His worgen children call him Archmage AROO-OO-OO-OO-gal.
Bloodmage Thalnos Legendary General Any 2 1 1
Spell Damage +1. Deathrattle: Draw a card. He's in charge of the Annual Scarlet Monastery Blood Drive!
Crystalsmith Kangor Legendary General Paladin 2 1 2
Divine Shield, Lifesteal
Your healing is doubled. He wants to tank, but Boom always makes him play support.
Keeper Stalladris Legendary General Druid 2 2 3
After you cast a Choose One spell, add copies of both choices to your hand. Keeps your choices handy.
Khadgar Legendary General Mage 2 2 2
Your cards that summon minions summon twice as many. "What do you call two minions summoned at once? Twinions, haha! Wait... where are you going?"
Lorewalker Cho Legendary General Any 2 0 4
Whenever a player casts a spell, put a copy into the other player's hand. Lorewalker Cho archives and shares tales from the land of Pandaria, but his favorite story is the one where Joey and Phoebe go on a road trip.
Millhouse Manastorm Legendary General Any 2 4 4
Battlecry: Enemy spells cost (0) next turn. "I'm gonna light you up, sweetcheeks!"
Nat Pagle Legendary General Any 2 0 4
At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. Nat Pagle, Azeroth's premier fisherman! He invented the Auto-Angler 3000, the Extendo-Pole 3000, and the Lure-o-matic 2099 (still in testing).
Sir Finley of the Sands Legendary Murloc Paladin 2 2 3
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, Discover an upgraded Hero Power. "The sands shall be my sea! And this scarab shall be my, er, strange and wriggly boat!"
Zayle, Shadow Cloak Legendary General Any 2 3 2
You start the game with one of Zayle's EVIL Decks! E.V.I.L. is the new black.
Zephrys the Great Legendary Elemental Any 2 3 2
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, wish for the perfect card. "Of course it's perfect, you're just not seeing how to use it."
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
The witch lies! *caw*
Attack
Wicked!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • With its three eyes, Vex Crow may be a reference to the three-eyed crow from George R. R. Martin's fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Vex Crow, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]