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Howlfiend
42642 • ICC_218
Regular
ICC 218.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
ICC 218 Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:Knights of the Frozen ThroneKnights of the Frozen Throne
Type:Minion
Minion type:Demon
Class:WarlockWarlock
Rarity:CommonCommon
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:6 Health
Artist:Konstantin Turovec
Whenever this minion takes damage, discard a random card.
Flavor text

The problem is that he carries those cards in his mouth.

Keywords
TRIGGER_VISUAL
Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE
Wiki tags
Discard
Wiki referenced tags
Damage-related, Random, Triggered effect
External links

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Howlfiend is a common warlock minion card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Knights of the Frozen Throne Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1

Strategy[]

While this card has better than average stats, it has an extreme downside to it. Similar to Bittertide Hydra, if unsupported its downside is severe enough to outright lose the game. If possible, this card should be played with little to no cards remaining on hand, and if you can play it with Malchezaar's Imp and keep it protected, it will allow you to cycle your deck, or at the very least mitigate its losses.

Although it's not appealing to use this card just for its stats, it does have some niche use to it. It can potentially speed up quest progress for Lakkari Sacrifice (but be very careful when playing it to complete the quest in order to not discard Nether Portal) or ramp up Blood-Queen Lana'thel's Attack more than any other discard card, although how much progress depends on the opponent's answer. It's also great for buffing Clutchmother Zavas, and the less cards you have remaining, the more you can potentially buff it to extreme levels.

It is also a great Treachery target, making them suffer its effect instead. This combo can be set up with Defile, Spreading Madness, or Dark Skies to force the opponent to discard multiple cards.

Lore[]

The Howlfiend is a bestial, demonic creature unique to Hearthstone. It bears some resemblance to felhounds and felstalkers.

Gallery[]

Howlfiend, full art

Patch changes[]

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