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Summon a minion from your deck.
For the paladin minion, see Silver Hand Recruit.

A recruit spell being played.

Recruit is a card ability which summons a random minion from the player's deck. It was introduced in the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion card set.



Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2 Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (2) or less.
Call to Arms Epic Spell General PALADIN 4 Recruit 3 minions that\n cost (2) or less.
Oaken Summons Common Spell General DRUID 4 Gain 6 Armor.\nRecruit a minion that costs (4) or less.
Guild Recruiter Common Minion General Any 5 2 4 Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (4) or less.
Gather Your Party Rare Spell General WARRIOR 6 Recruit a minion.
Possessed Lackey Rare Minion General WARLOCK 6 2 2 Deathrattle: Recruit a Demon.
Silver Vanguard Common Minion General Any 7 3 3 Deathrattle: Recruit an\n8-Cost minion.
Grizzled Guardian Rare Minion BEAST DRUID 8 3 5 Taunt\nDeathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less.
Kathrena Winterwisp Legendary Minion General HUNTER 8 6 6 Battlecry and Deathrattle: Recruit a Beast.
Woecleaver Legendary Weapon WARRIOR 8 3 After your hero attacks, Recruit a minion.
Dragonhatcher Epic Minion General Any 9 2 4 At the end of your turn, Recruit a Dragon.
Master Oakheart Legendary Minion General Any 9 5 5 Battlecry: Recruit a 1, 2, and 3-Attack minion.
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Call to Arms(76919).png
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Gather Your Party(73320).png
Possessed Lackey(76948).png
Silver Vanguard(76884).png
Grizzled Guardian(76894).png
Kathrena Winterwisp(76873).png
Master Oakheart(76983).png


Recruit is a unique keyword, since it's an ability found on cards outside the Kobolds & Catacombs set, but was not added to older or future cards. In part, this was to unify the flavor of Kobolds & Catacombs, but was also done for technical reasons. Minions such as Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound will place minions to their direct right, while Meat Wagon will place them in the spot were it was destroyed. This is unlike Recruit, which always puts the minion on the rightmost side, similar to a spell effect. Putting Recruit on these minions would either create an inconsistency or require a minor change in how they function.