Positional effect

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Positional effects are effects which are partly determined by the position of minions on the battlefield.

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The vast majority of effects are not affected by minion position. They may affect only the targeted minion(s), or affect an area of effect. Positional effects are the exception, and serve to make minion placement a strategically significant choice.

Players can choose where to place a minion when summoning it. However, once the minion has been summoned it cannot be moved, potentially making this initial placement an important choice. Players can plan for positional effects by placing their minions in an ideal formation. For example, when playing against a rogue, it may be wise to place a high attack minion on the end of the row, rather than between other minions, to minimise the impact of Betrayal. Conversely, warlocks may wish to place powerful minions next to each other in preparation for Void Terror.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Felscream Blast Common Spell Fel Demon Hunter 1 Lifesteal. Deal 1 damage to a minion and its neighbors.
Betrayal Common Spell Rogue 2 Force an enemy minion to deal its damage to the minions next to it.
Bola Shot Common Spell Hunter 2 Deal 1 damage to a minion and 2 damage to its neighbors.
Dire Wolf Alpha Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 2 Adjacent minions have +1 Attack.
Sunfury Protector Rare Minion General Any 2 2 3 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Taunt.
Wriggling Horror Common Minion General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1.
Bogstrok Clacker Rare Minion General Shaman 3 3 3 Battlecry: Transform adjacent minions into random minions that cost (1) more.
Combustion Epic Spell Fire Mage 3 Deal 4 damage to a minion. Any excess damages both neighbors.
Flametongue Totem Free Minion Totem Shaman 3 0 3 Adjacent minions have +2 Attack.
Void Terror Rare Minion Demon Warlock 3 3 3 Battlecry: Destroy the minions on either side of this minion and gain their Attack and Health.
Ancient Mage Rare Minion General Any 4 2 5 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Spell Damage +1.
Cone of Cold Common Spell Frost Mage 4 Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them.
Defender of Argus Rare Minion General Any 4 2 3 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1 and Taunt.
Kurtrus Ashfallen Legendary Minion General Demon Hunter 4 3 4 Battlecry: Attack the left and right-most enemy minions. Outcast: Immune this turn.
Reaper's Scythe Rare Weapon Warrior 4 4 2 Spellburst: Also damages adjacent minions this turn.
Replicat-o-tron Epic Minion Mech Any 4 3 3 At the end of your turn, transform a neighbor into a copy of this.
Explosive Shot Rare Spell Fire Hunter 5 Deal 5 damage to a minion and 2 damage to adjacent ones.
Lake Thresher Common Minion Beast Any 5 4 6 Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Zai, the Incredible Legendary Minion General Demon Hunter 5 5 3 Battlecry: Copy the left- and right-most cards in your hand.
The Lurker Below Legendary Minion Beast Shaman 6 6 5 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to an enemy minion. If it dies, repeat on one of its neighbors.
Silas Darkmoon Legendary Minion General Any 7 4 4 Battlecry: Choose a direction to rotate all minions.
Darkmoon Rabbit Epic Minion Beast Any 10 1 1 Rush, Poisonous
Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Showing all 22 cards
Felscream Blast(389019).png
Betrayal(198).png
Bola Shot(442068).png
Dire Wolf Alpha(305).png
Sunfury Protector(372).png
Wriggling Horror(389041).png
Bogstrok Clacker(210705).png
Combustion(329876).png
Flametongue Totem(390).png
Void Terror(119).png
Ancient Mage(176).png
Cone of Cold(26).png
Defender of Argus(542).png
Kurtrus Ashfallen(487634).png
Reaper's Scythe(329964).png
Replicat-o-tron(210761).png
Explosive Shot(114).png
Lake Thresher(329984).png
Zai, the Incredible(388949).png
The Lurker Below(210727).png
Silas Darkmoon(368689).png
Darkmoon Rabbit(378799).png


Forged in the Barrens

The below cards are planned for release with Forged in the Barrens, coming March 30th, 2021.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Shooting Star Common Spell Arcane Mage 1 Deal 1 damage to a minion and the minions next to it.
Chain Lightning (Rank 1) Epic Spell Nature Shaman 2 Deal 2 damage to a minion and a random adjacent one. (Upgrades when you have 5 Mana.)
Chain Lightning (Rank 2) Epic Spell Nature Shaman 2 Deal 3 damage to a minion and a random adjacent one. (Upgrades when you have 10 Mana.)
Chain Lightning (Rank 3) Epic Spell Nature Shaman 2 Deal 4 damage to a minion and a random adjacent one.
Dire Wolf Alpha Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 2 Adjacent minions have +1 Attack.
Cone of Cold Common Spell Frost Mage 3 Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them.
Void Terror Rare Minion Demon Warlock 3 3 4 Battlecry: Destroy the minions on either side of this minion and gain their Attack and Health.
Defender of Argus Rare Minion General Any 4 3 3 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1 and Taunt.
Enslaved Fel Lord Common Minion Demon Warlock 7 4 10 Taunt. Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Showing all 9 cards
Shooting Star(475141).png
Chain Lightning (Rank 1)(463926).png
Chain Lightning (Rank 2)(474971).png
Chain Lightning (Rank 3)(474972).png
Dire Wolf Alpha(475174).png
Cone of Cold(475130).png
Void Terror(475023).png
Defender of Argus(475022).png
Enslaved Fel Lord(474982).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Shooting Star Common Spell Mage 1 Deal 1 damage to a minion and the minions next to it.
Dalaran Librarian Common Minion General Any 2 2 3 Battlecry: Silence adjacent minions.
Grievous Bite Common Spell Hunter 2 Deal 2 damage to a minion and 1 damage to adjacent ones.
Neferset Ritualist Rare Minion General Any 2 2 3 Battlecry: Restore adjacent minions to full Health.
Sudden Betrayal Common Spell Rogue 2 Secret: When a minion attacks your hero, instead it attacks one of its neighbours.
Sweeping Strikes Rare Spell Warrior 2 Give a minion "Also damages minions next to whomever this attacks."
Cave Hydra Common Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 4 Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Lightning Breath Rare Spell Shaman 3 Deal 4 damage to a minion. If you're holding a Dragon, also damage its neighbors.
Powershot Rare Spell Hunter 3 Deal 2 damage to a minion and the minions next to it.
Ramming Speed Epic Spell Warrior 3 Force a minion to attack one of its neighbours.
Zentimo Legendary Minion General Shaman 3 1 3 Whenever you target a minion with a spell, cast it again on its neighbors.
Avalanche Rare Spell Frost Shaman 4 Freeze a minion and deal 3 damage to adjacent ones.
Magnataur Alpha Epic Minion General Warrior 4 5 3 Also damages the minions next to whomever he attacks.
Wee Spellstopper Epic Minion General Mage 4 2 5 Adjacent minions can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers.
Fungalmancer Common Minion General Any 5 2 2 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +2/+2.
Rolling Fireball Epic Spell Fire Mage 5 Deal 8 damage to a minion. Any excess damage continues to the left or right.
Snapjaw Shellfighter Epic Minion General Any 5 3 8 Whenever an adjacent minion takes damage, this minion takes it instead.
Sunborne Val'kyr Common Minion General Any 5 5 4 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +2 Health.
Supercollider Epic Weapon Warrior 5 1 3 After you attack a minion, force it to attack one of its neighbors.
Meteor Epic Spell Mage 6 Deal 15 damage to a minion and 3 damage to adjacent ones.
Turncoat Contract Epic Spell Rogue 6 Destroy a minion. It deals its damage to adjacent minions.
Crushing Walls Epic Spell Hunter 7 Destroy your opponent's left and right-most minions.
Flamereaper Epic Weapon Demon Hunter 7 4 3 Also damages the minions next to whomever your hero attacks.
Gloop Sprayer Common Minion General Druid 7 4 4 Battlecry: Summon a copy of each adjacent minion.
Grimestreet Protector Rare Minion General Paladin 7 6 6 Taunt
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions Divine Shield.
Foe Reaper 4000 Legendary Minion Mech Any 8 6 9 Also damages the minions next to whomever it attacks.
Shadowmourne None Weapon Warrior 8 4 3 Also damages the minions next to whomever your hero attacks.
Showing all 27 cards
Shooting Star(89862).png
Dalaran Librarian(90627).png
Grievous Bite(55527).png
Neferset Ritualist(90753).png
Sudden Betrayal(76865).png
Sweeping Strikes(90661).png
Cave Hydra(76981).png
Lightning Breath(127263).png
Powershot(22384).png
Ramming Speed(151394).png
Zentimo(90174).png
Avalanche(62921).png
Magnataur Alpha(22376).png
Wee Spellstopper(12261).png
Fungalmancer(76991).png
Rolling Fireball(151413).png
Snapjaw Shellfighter(90245).png
Sunborne Val'kyr(62855).png
Supercollider(89811).png
Meteor(55558).png
Turncoat Contract(90996).png
Crushing Walls(73319).png
Flamereaper(210663).png
Gloop Sprayer(89846).png
Grimestreet Protector(49678).png
Foe Reaper 4000(12217).png
Shadowmourne(63097).png