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Flamewaker
Regular
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Gold
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Uncollectible
Set:Blackrock MountainBlackrock Mountain
Type:Minion
Class:MageMage
Rarity:RareRare
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Abilities:Deal damage
Wiki tags:Random, Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist:Alex Horley
After you cast a spell, deal 2 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Flavor text

Flamewakers HATE being confused for Flamewalkers. They just wake up fire, they don’t walk on it. Walking on fire is CRAZY.

External links

Data pageHearthpwn

For the event version of this card, see Flamewaker (Event).

Flamewaker is a rare mage minion card, from the Blackrock Mountain set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular Flamewaker are obtained by defeating Vaelastrasz the Corrupt in Blackrock Mountain.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Flamewaker can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Flamewaker 100 20
Golden Flamewaker 800 100

Notes[]

  • This minion's effect shoots 2 missiles, each one dealing 1 damage to a randomly selected enemy character:
    • Each missile is resolved (queuing and resolving triggered effects, such as that of Acolyte of Pain) before the next one is shot.
    • As with all random effects, the missiles can hit any enemy, including Immune targets (which will however suffer no damage), Stealthed minions and the enemy hero.
    • Characters which have been mortally wounded by earlier missiles or destroyed by triggered effects like Acidmaw will not be selected as targets for subsequent missiles (thus preventing missiles from dealing 'overkill' damage to targets that have already been destroyed by earlier missiles).
  • Taking control of a Flamewaker with a mind control effect spell (such as Potion of Madness, Shadow Madness or Mind Control) will immediately activate its effect, as the effect will resolve when the minion is on your side, and thus your spell will count as a trigger.

Fixed bugs[]

  • For a while during Patch 5.0.0.12574, Wild Pyromancer and Flamewaker maintained Stealth if Stealthed by a spell, such as Conceal or Finicky Cloakfield. (The Stealth will be lost the NEXT time they deal damage.)[1] This bug was hotfixed.
  • For a while during Patch 5.0.0.12574, there was no death processing between the spell resolving and Wild Pyromancer/Flamewaker triggering. For example, Haunted Creeper if mortally wounded by the spell would not die and release its Spectral Spiders before the triggers, but conversely if the Wild Pyromancer was mortally wounded by the spell he would activate his effect before dying.[2] This was hotfixed.[3]

Strategy[]

Flamewaker is an incredibly strong card in Tempo Mage decks that run multiple cheap spells. While low-cost spells have a relatively low impact on its own, Flamewaker turns them into additional source of removal and face damage. With a Sorcerer's Apprentice on board, it lets you chain even more spells for more damage, while Stargazer Luna and Mana Cyclone keeps your hand loaded for more spells. Flamewalker is a natural fit for these spell-spamming decks. It also synergizes incredibly with Spare Parts, making Flamewaker an excellent pick for a Mech Mage deck.

The Flamewaker represents a substantial threat to the opponent, and should usually be removed as quickly as possible. For this reason it's usually best to play it immediately before a number of spells. This makes cheap spells especially valuable, since the player can cast several in the same turn as summoning the Flamewaker. As the opponent, bear in mind the immediate damage output of this minion is limited by the number of spells in the controlling player's hand. The possibility of Taunts and other protective measures mean the Flamewaker should always be a priority target.

Quotes[]

Summon
I serve the firelord.
Attack
Flame on.

Lore[]

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Flamewakers are ruthless servants of Ragnaros. Little is known about flamewakers. They are creatures not purely of fire. They are fiery elementals, but their bodies are flesh and blood. A flamewaker has a humanoid torso with long muscular arms which rests on a serpentine body; the creature's elongated head has a distinctively demonic quality. Its body is mostly covered with yellow or red scales, though a broad strip of grayish scales runs from its chest down the front of its body. Thick spikes range from 1 to 3 feet long protrude from its shoulders, arms, and tail. Few of these fiery harbingers remain following Ragnaros' defeat in the Firelands.

In Hearthstone[]

A Flamewaker is an ambitious sort of fire elemental. In addition to being helpful when you need to rouse a sleepy fire, Flamewakers tend to be tougher and smarter than their fellow elementals, and often possess some skill in the arcane arts. Fire is their weapon of choice, and you can count on turning their scouring flames to your service should you win a Flamewaker’s loyalty.[4]

Trivia[]

  • Flamewaker is often misspelled Flamewalker. This is referenced in the card's flavor text, "Flamewakers HATE being confused for Flamewalkers. They just wake up fire, they don’t walk on it. Walking on fire is CRAZY."

Gallery[]

Flamewaker, full art

Flamewakers in World of Warcraft

A Flamewaker in the TCG

Patch changes[]

References[]

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