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Mysterious Challenger
2726 • AT_079
Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:The Grand TournamentThe Grand Tournament
Type:Minion
Class:PaladinPaladin
Rarity:EpicEpic
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Attack:6 Attack icon.png
Health:6 Health
Artist:Zoltan Boros
Battlecry: Put one of each Secret from your deck into the battlefield.
Flavor text

He may sound surly and antisocial, but he's actually just really shy.

Keywords
BATTLECRY
Referenced tags
SECRET
Full tags
RARITY=4 CLASS=5 COLLECTIBLE=1 ELITE=0 COST=6 HEALTH=6 ATK=6 CARDTYPE=4 ENCHANTMENT_BIRTH_VISUAL=0 ENCHANTMENT_IDLE_VISUAL=0 SECRET=1 BATTLECRY=1
Wiki tags
Battlecry, Put into battlefield
Wiki referenced tags
Secret-related
External links

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For the event version of this card, see Mysterious Challenger.

Mysterious Challenger is an epic paladin minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
The Grand Tournament Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting400 dustdustRegular1
Crafting1600 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

Strategy[]

While Paladin Secrets are individually weak, Mysterious Challenger forces your opponent to play around several of them at once, making it difficult for them to gain or maintain board control. On top of that, by pulling Secrets out of the deck it also reduces your deck size to increase the chance of drawing more valuable cards. The minion itself is also reasonably strong for its mana cost. This card is the centrepiece to the Secret Paladin deck - see that page for details.

This card's value depends on how many Secrets it pulls from your deck when you play it. This card is best used in a deck that has multiple different Secrets in order to maximize its effectiveness.

Sounds[]

Play
Attack
Death


History[]

The introduction of this card gave rise to the Secret Paladin, a deck that quickly rose to dominance in the meta following the release of The Grand Tournament, remaining highly effective until Whispers of the Old Gods and the arrival of game formats, which saw the removal of key cards like Goblins vs GnomesShielded Minibot and Goblins vs GnomesMuster for Battle. However, while not as popular as it once was, as of late 2016 the deck remained viable.[3] The removal of Mysterious Challenger from Standard format in 2017, however, ended the archetype in Standard matches.

Lore[]

With his uniquely non-specific background, Mysterious Challenger appears to be original to Hearthstone - at least as far as we can determine.

Trivia[]

  • Mysterious Challenger is often nicknamed "Dr. 6" because he's a 6/6/6. This is a reference to Goblins vs GnomesDr. Boom being a 7/7/7.
  • Mysterious' Challenger's infamy is frequently referenced in the game, particularly among other Secret-related cards.

Gallery[]

Mysterious Challenger, full art

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-16). 
  2. Screenshot - Deck contained 8 different Secrets when Mysterious Challenger was played.
  3. http://hearthstone.metabomb.net/deck-guides/secret-paladin-standard-deck-list-and-guide-hearthstone-kz-04-10-2016
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