|Set:||One Night in Karazhan|
|Abilities:||Deathrattle, Draw cards|
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How to get
|Golden Runic Egg||400||50|
Runic Egg, for a 1-mana card, is near useless when played on its own, as the opponent will simply ignore it. However, granting it Taunt or +Attack through cards such as Abusive Sergeant or Defender of Argus can allow it to be used to trade with enemy minions, triggering its Deathrattle. It also works well with Power Overwhelming and Battle Rage (providing extra card draw through cards like Whirlwind and Ravaging Ghoul), and at times can serve as a deterrent to AoE board clears. However, its dependency on such effects and lack of stats and abilities mean Runic Egg is generally considered a very poor card.
This card has more use in a Grimy Goons-themed hand-buffing deck, particularly with Paladins. Combined with cards like Smuggler's Run and Grimestreet Outfitter, it turns into a sturdy one-drop with card draw, and as a 1-Mana minion, it can be drawn from Small-Time Recruits.
This card can be used with Spiritsinger Umbra, and maybe even Baron Rivendare or Necromechanic. An alternate use is with cards that tinker with your Deathrattle minions, such as Reckless Experimenter, Anka, the Buried, and Shadowy Figure. Cheaper, one-time activators are another way to implement this - use things like Necrium Blade, Nine Lives, or Necrium Vial,
- ▶️<summon sound>
- ▶️<attack sound>
- ▶️<death sound>
- Patch 18.104.22.16821 (2016-08-09): Added.