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Recycle(12279) Gold.png
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Spell
Class: Druid
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Copy, Generate, Shuffle into deck
Tags: Targeted
Artist: Efrem Palacios

Shuffle an enemy minion into your opponent's deck.

Druidic recycling involves putting plastics in one bin and enemy minions in another bin.

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Recycle is a rare druid spell card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Recycle can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Recycle 100 20
Golden Recycle 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Recycle shuffles the minion into the opponent's deck without destroying it. As a result, it does not trigger Deathrattles.[1]
  • Despite its wording, the outcome of Recycle is not to shuffle the target minion into the player's deck, but rather to generate a copy of the minion and shuffle that into the player's deck. The card functions as follows:
  1. Move the original minion to the Deck Zone (this is purely for animation purposes)
  2. Generate a new copy of the minion and shuffle it into the Deck Zone
  3. Move the original minion to the Setaside Zone

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Recycle can be useful for removing minions from the board without triggering their Deathrattles. The downside is that the minion is only placed back into the opponent's deck, and so may return later on.

This can be useful for removing Taunts from the board, allowing the player to attack the opponent directly, potentially winning the game. It can also be useful in delicate situations such as when destroying an enemy Abomination would result in the death of the player's own minions.

Note that since most games conclude before the player's deck is exhausted, the player may or may not re-draw the Recycled minion that match. Even if they eventually do, Recycle can be useful for buying time, or temporary board advantage to either establish a strong position, or finish the opponent.

Playing Recycle on minions with powerful Battlecries may be unwise, as this will allow the player to make use of them again, but the same way it would be wise to recycle minion with negative battlecry, such as Pit Lord or Doomguard. Forcing an opponent to play minion with negative battlecry, especially with discard effect, is often frustating or even devastating for opponent.

Recycle is particularly troublesome for the opponent when played upon an expensive minion such as Ysera, forcing them to pay the card's full mana cost if they wish to summon them again.

Recycle is especially well-suited to removing Malorne from the board, since destroying Malorne without first silencing him will result in him being shuffled back into the player's deck anyway.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Recycle, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-05). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-04-08).