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Generate is an ability which creates new cards and places them into a player's hand or shuffles them into the player's deck. They may generate entirely new cards, or combine with a Copy effect to generate copies of existing cards. Discover effects incorporate a generate effect for the chosen card, while Summon and equip effects are essentially generate effects which place the generated minion or weapon directly into play, without passing through the player's hand.

Generate effects often provide the only means of obtaining uncollectible cards like Spare Parts, LegacyPower of the Horde or even Goblins vs GnomesBurrowing Mine, but can also create collectible cards. Many generate random cards from a pool of possibilities. Cards created by generate effects usually display the text "Created by [name of card]" when played by the opponent or moused over in the history.

Generate effects are distinguished from card draw and put into hand effects which draw cards from the player's deck; from Summon effects which summon new minions directly onto the battlefield; and from equip effects which directly equip the hero with new weapons.


  • Generate effects cannot create cards in a player's hand if the hand is already full (10 cards). Effects which generate multiple cards, such as LegacyThoughtsteal, will generate as many as possible without exceeding the maximum hand size. The same is true for generate effects which shuffle cards into the player's deck, although the deck maximum of 60 cards means this is rarely a concern.


Because they do not draw from the player's deck, generate effects can be very useful for gaining card advantage, and provide an alternative to card draw for refilling the player's hand.


For Wild format listings, see Generate/Wild format

All cards with specific generate effects are listed below. For related effects, see Discover, Equip and Summon.

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CORE TRL 348.png
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CORE BOT 533.png
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AV 219.png
AV 710.png
BAR 541.png
AV 277.png
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TID 707.png
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ONY 032.png
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AV 282.png
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CORE ULD 209.png
CORE CS2 013.png
CORE LOOT 516.png
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CORE GIL 828.png
CORE LOE 079.png
CORE DAL 416.png
CORE TRL 252.png
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CORE UNG 963.png
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CORE TRL 345.png
ONY 028.png
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AV 202.png
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Patch changes[]

  • Scholomance Academy logo.png Server-side patch (2020-08-13):
    • Discover cards can no longer Discover themselves randomly.
    • Cards that 'generate a random card' can no longer generate themselves.
Dev comment: Overall, this change is aimed at helping games feel a bit more varied. While generating the same card can be an exciting individual moment, these types of experiences tend to have diminishing returns after a while. These adjustments should make for healthier games against classes with a ton of resource generation.
For more info and examples, see Game Mechanics Updates.