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Galakrond's Awakening adventure.

Avalanchan is a boss encounter in Galakrond's Awakening adventure. It is the second encounter of Chapter 1 of Explorers campaign: Battle for the Frozen Coast.

The boss for this encounter is Avalanchan, while the hero the player controls in Story mode is Archmage Khadgar.

Boss Hero Power[]

Story Heroic
Sculpted Ice(184766).png
Sculpted Ice(184767).png

Boss special cards[]


Boss decks[]

The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Story Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Mage Ray of Frost 2 Mage Ray of Frost 2
Lesser Ruby Spellstone 3 Shimmering Tempest 2
Shimmering Tempest 2 Frost Nova 2
Cone of Cold 2 Cone of Cold 2
Water Elemental 2 Water Elemental 2
Blizzard 2 Blizzard 2
Mana Giant 2 Animated Avalanche 2
Power of Creation 2 Neutral Hailbringer 2
Neutral Ice Rager 2 Frost Elemental 2
Hailbringer 2 Frozen Crusher 2
Frost Elemental 2 Mountain Giant 2
Frozen Crusher 2 Molten Giant 8
Arcane Devourer 2
Ozruk 1
Mountain Giant 2

Story mode[]

Player's hero[]

Archmage Khadgar(184886).png
Summon Elemental(184887).png

Player's special cards[]

From Hero Power
Kirin Tor Elemental(184888).png
Wondrous Wisdomball(91108).png
Guardian's Evocation(42101).png
Astral Portal(42097).png
Mage Armor(42099).png
Arcane Power(42095).png
Archmage's Apprentice(42098).png
Archmage's Insight(42093).png

Player's decks[]

Class Card Quantity
Boss Guardian's Evocation 2
Astral Portal 2
Mage Armor 2
Arcane Power 2
Archmage's Apprentice 2
Archmage's Insight 1
Mage Learn Draconic 2
Tome of Intellect 2
Violet Spellwing 2
Primordial Glyph 2
Unstable Portal 2
Arcane Intellect 2
Cinderstorm 1
Cabalist's Tome 1
Rolling Fireball 2
Archmage Antonidas 1
Power of Creation 1
Neutral Archmage Vargoth 1


  • There is no special rule of this encounter in Story and Heroic mode.
  • Alexstrasza is not prohibited in this encounter.



  • Assuming that you wish to complete the battle as quickly as possible, a combination of two Evocations, Archmage's Insight, and Archmage Antonidas can quickly deplete the health of the boss with repeated use of Fireball, which will be given when you play Archmage's Insight with Antonidas in play already, which will reduce the cost of any spell you cast to 0. This allows you to chain damage on the boss, and defeat it on the first turn. This strategy is not always reliable, however.
  • This particular battle is all about spell and resource management, which is why you should make use of your Kirin Tor Elementals and Archmage's Apprentices to conserve and reuse spells like Astral Portal and various others.



Animated Avalanche(184959).png


Flavor text

Story mode
Khadgar squares off against a menacing elemental on the loose.
Heroic mode
Khadgar defeated this elemental. Can you?

Story mode[]

Before encounter

Khadgar, they've unleashed an elemental against us. Help!


Archmage Khadgar
Well now, what have we here…?

Turn 2

Archmage Khadgar
Hmmm… no… agree to disagree there, snowfella.

Turn 3

Archmage Khadgar
With some cherry syrup this thing would be refreshing on a hot day.

Turn 4

Archmage Khadgar
Elise! They're throwing everything at us. We're going to need help.

Player's cards

Archmage Khadgar
Archmage's Apprentice
Medivh's cool and all but, you've got me!
Archmage Vargoth
Vargoth, is it me or are you… copying me?
Astral Portal
Random legendaries are ALWAYS. GOOD.
Wondrous Wisdomball
Ahhh, thank you, me.
Thanks. I guess.
I love that stupid head.
Ah, such wonderful spells, Kalec!


Archmage Khadgar
All done here! I'll go help the others.
That was easy! I've got some hot cocoa waiting for me back at camp!



Comin' down the mountain!

Hero Power


Emote Response



Chance of snow.
There's a cold front coming.
A chill… in the air…

Boss freezing a minion

Iced over.
Shiver and shatter.

Player's cards

I snow that card.
Living Dragonbreath
I didn't want to freeze you anyways…


Snow way!

Archmage Khadgar[]

All of the emotes are the same as Khadgar's.

Type Emote
Thanks Thank you, my friend.
Well played Well Played.
Greetings Greetings, fellow seeker of truth.
Wow Marvelous.
Oops Oh my. Oops.
Threaten Time for a lesson, insolent pup!
Attack For Azeroth!
Concede Well done. You win.
Thinking [1] Hmm...
Thinking [2] Observe and reflect...
Thinking [3] There must be a way...
Almost out of cards I'm almost out of cards.
Out of cards I'm out of cards!
Error: Too many minions I have too many minions.
Error: Generic I cannot do that.
Error: Hand already full My hand is full!
Error: Hero already attacked I already attacked.
Error: Minion not ready Give that minion a turn to get ready.
Error: Minion exhausted That minion already attacked.
Error: Not enough mana I don't have enough Mana.
Error: Need a weapon I need a weapon.
Error: Can't play that card I can't play that.
Error: Can't target stealthed minions I cannot target Stealthed minions.
Error: Not a valid target That's not a valid target.
Error: Must attack taunt minion A minion with Taunt is in the way.


Avalanchan, full art

Patch changes[]