Wandering Monster

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Wandering Monster
Wandering Monster(73332).png
Wandering Monster(73332) Gold.png
Set: Kobolds and Catacombs
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 2
Abilities: Secret
Tags: Combat-related, Cost-related, Random, Triggered effect
Artist: Trent Kaniuga

Secret: When an enemy attacks your hero, summon a 3-Cost minion as the new target.

Not all who wander are lost. This one is lost though, for sure.

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Wandering Monster is a rare hunter spell card, from the Kobolds & Catacombs set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Wandering Monster can be obtained through Kobolds & Catacombs card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Wandering Monster can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Wandering Monster 100 20
Golden Wandering Monster 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A decently costed Secret; this offers a 3-cost minion at a slight discount, albeit subject to RNG. As such, it should ideally be played early in the game, where your opponent's minions are unlikely to kill a 3-cost minion in a single attack. The ability to intercept attacks on your hero, much like Noble Sacrifice, allows this card to act as situational defense in a pinch.

Note that if you have a Misdirection that was played after this card, it will redirect the attack away from the summoned minion. This may not be desirable as it can direct the attack back into your hero.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Wandering Monster was the very first card designed for Kobolds and Catacombs, having been invented during the initial expansion pitch and making it to the release version of the set almost completely untouched.[1]
  • The flavor text is most likely a reference to J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "All That is Gold Does Not Glitter".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Wandering Monster, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hearthside Chat with Peter Whalen: Spellstones - YouTube (4:26). (2017-11-30). Retrieved on 2017-11-30.