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Millhouse Manastorm
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Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Artist:Jim Nelson
Battlecry: Enemy spells cost (0) next turn.
Flavor text

"I'm gonna light you up, sweetcheeks!"

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Battlecry, Modify cost, Set attribute
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Next turn, Spell-related
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For the tutorial boss of the same name, see Millhouse Manastorm
For the Battlegrounds hero, see Millhouse Manastorm (Battlegrounds)

Millhouse Manastorm is a legendary neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

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Regular, Golden1~2
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  • This card's Battlecry creates a cost-modification enchantment attached to the enemy player: this means that it will not be cancelled if the enemy's hero is replaced by Ragnaros (as a result of Blackrock MountainMajordomo Executus's Deathrattle) or LegacyLord Jaraxxus.[1] This enchantment sets the mana cost of spell cards in the opponents's hand to 0, and wears off at the end the opponent's turn.
  • This card's effect follows the general rule that multiple cost modifications take effect in order of play: for additional details, see Mana cost.
Example: If NaxxramasLoatheb and Millhouse Manastorm are both played in a turn, their effects will happen in order: if Loatheb is played followed by Millhouse Manastorm, all enemy spells will cost 0 mana; if Millhouse Manastorm is played followed by Loatheb, all enemy spells will cost 5 mana.[2][3]


Along with Blackrock MountainMajordomo Executus, the reputation of Millhouse Manastorm is indeed legendary - as a card just as likely to harm his owner as it is to kill the opponent. Like Executus, he's a risky fringe play useful in rare situations. Unlike Executus, even his potential upside is small.

Theoretically, he can give you an early advantage. If you play first he can be a turn 2 4/4, and if you go second he can be a turn 1 4/4. The only downside is that spells cost 0 for your opponent next turn, so you had better be careful what type of deck you play him against. If your opponent isn't holding any spells, you now have a very efficient body for the stats. If they are, this legendary gnome can have unforeseen and devastating consequences -such as early-game LegacyPyroblast, Journey to Un'GoroFree From Amber, The Boomsday ProjectZerek's Cloning Gallery, Journey to Un'GoroDinosize, LegacyMind Control, LegacyLay on Hands, LegacySprint, etc. Some players will mulligan such expensive cards away if they draw them in their opening hand, since no player will actually anticipate a Millhouse Manastorm, but it is also possible that a player may simply end up with at least one high-cost spell after a mulligan as well.

This can result in disaster, as high-cost spells can grant excessive advantages. It is extremely dangerous to cast Millhouse as a result against anything but a nearly-empty hand. He is most perilous of all against the mage class, who may be able to defeat your hero outright using the damage spells they have in hand. Certain mage decks such as Freeze Mage intentionally hoard damage spells over the game, making a Millhouse an invitation to unload 20 or more damage in a single turn. Card draw mechanics such as LegacyGadgetzan Auctioneer can also be very effective for providing the player with an endless supply of spells while Millhouse's effect lasts, making it a bad idea to play him while the opponent has such mechanics in place. In extreme cases Millhouse can allow the opponent to defeat the player as early as turn 1, through allowing the use of multiple direct damage spells. For example, LegacyPyroblast x 2 and LegacyFireball x 2 will allow a mage to deal 32 points of damage for 0 mana if the opponent has just played Millhouse.

If played under the right conditions, Millhouse can be a cheap 4/4, and in the first few turns can create a significant increase in tempo. In the later game his low cost tends to be fairly insignificant, while the potential for absolute disaster increases as the opponent's hand grows.

There are a few ways to summon Millhouse without activating his Battlecry, such as Recruit effects like Kobolds & CatacombsCall to Arms or other effects like The Boomsday ProjectPiloted Reaper. While pulling Millhouse this way is good for value, it downplays his potential to out-tempo the opponent early game with his large stats.

Do not ever play Millhouse while LegacyArchmage Antonidas is on the board: This will result in an almost definite loss. This is because all the enemy hero needs on their turn is one spell in hand and can keep creating 0-cost Fireballs for free, which can target your hero even if it has Taunts or other usual 'control' threats on the board.

Millhouse can somewhat counter One Night in KarazhanMedivh, the Guardian and One Night in KarazhanAtiesh for one turn; his Battlecry will cause any spells the enemy plays to summon random 0-cost minions which are not very useful.




"Aaalllriiiight!! Who ordered up an extra large can of whoop-ass?"

Millhouse Manastorm is a gnome mage who was first encountered imprisoned in the Arcatraz wing of the Burning Crusade instance Tempest Keep. Originally, players had to ensure Millhouse's survival during the Harbinger Skyriss fight, who would then grant them the key to The Eye wing of the Keep. Years later, Millhouse was encountered as a convert to the Twilight's Hammer, and more recently he has been seen as a combatant in the Brawler's Guild.

For more information, see Millhouse Manastorm on Wowpedia.



Millhouse Manastorm, full art

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  1. Screenshot. Tested by User:Xinhuan, 2015-03-08.
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-07-18). 
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfkGUybFchE
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hearthstone: 10 Bits of Design Wisdom, Eric Dodds, Game Developer's Conference 2014, 38m10s of the video
  5. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Building the Fire (UK). (2013-03-19). 
  6. Screenshot