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Mind Control Tech
734 • EX1_085
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
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Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Artist:Leo Che
Battlecry: If your opponent has 4 or more minions, take control of one at random.
Flavor text

Mind Control technology is getting better, but that's not saying much.

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Battlecry, Take control
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Battlefield-related, Random
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Mind Control Tech is a rare neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set and Hall of Fame sets.

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Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting100 dustdustRegular1
Crafting800 dustdustGolden1


  • Because Mind Control Tech's Battlecry is untargeted (unlike LegacyCabal Shadow Priest), you are not required to have a free space on the board for the minion it would steal when you play Mind Control Tech. Because of this, if the summoning of Mind Control Tech itself makes your board full, leaving no room for the stolen minion, the minion it attempts to steal will instead die, and any Deathrattle will be triggered for your opponent.[1]
    • Because of this, playing Mind Control Tech with a The League of ExplorersBrann Bronzebeard on the board will result in two separate minions potentially being taken control of (assuming the opponent has at least 5). This again assumes you have two space on your side of the board; if you have no spaces both minions will be destroyed, and if you have 1 space then 1 minion will be captured and the other destroyed.
    • However, if you have no space for both minions, they will both be killed, but this happens even if your opponent has 4 minions (even if only one should die)


Mind Control Tech is good against decks whose objective is to fill the board with minions, such as Zoo, Murloc, or Goblins vs GnomesHobgoblin decks. You may be able to steal a strong early-game or buffed minion, strengthening your board and disrupting the tempo of your opponent.

With decks that have effects allowing to use a Battlecry twice, if the enemy board has five or more minions, you can steal two of them.




Mind Control Tech is clearly inspired by the Gnomish Mind Control Cap from World of Warcraft. Using the cap allows its wearer to "engage in mental combat with a humanoid target to try and control their mind." Gnomes are known for their inventiveness, as well as for the unpredictability of their inventions, as reflected in this card.



Mind Control Tech, full art

The Mind Control Tech taking a night (and his helmet) off, in the One Night in Karazhan trailer

The gnome seen in the Mind Control Tech art making some fine adjustments to a Ashes of OutlandBasicBlackrock MountainClassicNaxxramasDemon Hunter InitiateDescent of DragonsForged in the BarrensFractured in Alterac ValleyGalakrond's AwakeningGoblins vs GnomesLegacyLegacyJourney to Un'GoroKnights of the Frozen ThroneKobolds & CatacombsThe League of ExplorersMadness at the Darkmoon FaireMean Streets of GadgetzanMercenariesOne Night in KarazhanRastakhan's RumblePromoRise of ShadowsSaviors of UldumScholomance AcademyThe Boomsday ProjectThe Grand TournamentThe WitchwoodUnited in StormwindVoyage to the Sunken CityWhispers of the Old GodsCoreWorldflipper X-50 during the Goblins vs Gnomes trailer

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