Shuffle into deck

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Shuffle into deck effects place cards into a player's deck, with its placement randomly determined. While not stated in card text, the randomness of the card's placement is achieved through subsequently shuffling the entire deck.[1]

Shuffle into deck effects may act upon existing cards, or be combined with generate effects to shuffle entirely new cards into the deck. Existing cards are usually shuffled into the currently controlling player's deck, but some shuffle into deck effects like Entomb act as mind control effects, by transferring ownership of a card to the other player. Return effects perform a similar function to shuffle into deck effects, but place a minion into the player's hand instead of their deck.

In addition to those explicitly stated on cards, all Joust effects include shuffle into deck effects; once a Joust is concluded, the Jousting minions are shuffled back into their respective decks.[2][3] These are assumed to function identically to explicit shuffle into deck effects.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When a card is shuffled into the deck, the entire deck is shuffled.[4][5][6] This is to mimic real life shuffling of a card into a deck. This means that cards which were previously added to a specific place in the deck by effects like Sightless Watcher, Timeway Wanderer, Sphere of Sapience, or Lorekeeper Polkelt will be relocated randomly once a shuffle occurs.
    • The shuffle animation only shows a card being inserted without any shuffling animation. The developers did not want to implement a shuffle animation because they did not want to bog things down for the player.[7]
  • If a card says "shuffle", it shuffles; otherwise, it does not shuffle.[8] In almost all cases, this is true; however, there are a few exceptions.
    • For example, Dr. Morrigan and Madam Goya[verification requested] strictly swap cards and do not shuffle the deck.
    • For example, Sightless Watcher does not shuffle the two cards not chosen by the player. The two cards are kept in their original positions in the deck.
    • For example, Secret Passage shuffles the deck at the end of the turn when cards are put back into the deck, despite its card text not containing the word "shuffle".
  • All decks have a predefined order on the server.[9]
  • It is not possible to predict where a shuffled card will be placed in the deck. The visual display of the card going into the deck does not indicate order or placement in any way.[10]
  • Shuffling a minion on the battlefield into the deck does not destroy it. This means Deathrattles are not triggered.[11][12]
  • While most shuffle into deck effects place the stated card into the player's deck, some such as Recycle actually generate a copy of the card and shuffle that into the deck.[verification requested]
  • It is possible for shuffle into deck effects to target cards currently in players' decks, at least by accident, as with Weasel Tunneler + Baron Rivendare.[13]

Cards that shuffle into deck[edit | edit source]

Listed below are all cards with explicit shuffle into deck effects. For a list of cards with Joust effects, see Joust.

Collectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Reliquary of Souls Legendary Minion General Priest 1 1 3 Lifesteal
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Reliquary Prime' into your deck.
Safety Inspector Rare Minion General Any 1 1 3 Battlecry: Shuffle the lowest-Cost card from your hand into your deck. Draw a card.
Secret Passage Epic Spell Rogue 1 Replace your hand with 4 cards from your deck. Swap back next turn.
Spirit Jailer Common Minion Demon 1 1 3 Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Sunscale Raptor Rare Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 3 Frenzy: Shuffle a Sunscale Raptor into your deck with permanent +2/+1.
Astromancer Solarian Legendary Minion General Mage 2 3 2 Spell Damage +1
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Solarian Prime' into your deck.
Kanrethad Ebonlocke Legendary Minion General Warlock 2 3 2 Your Demons cost (1) less.
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Kanrethad Prime' into your deck.
Murgur Murgurgle Legendary Minion Murloc Paladin 2 2 1 Divine Shield
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Murgurgle Prime' into your deck.
Soul Shear Rare Spell 2 Deal 3 damage to a minion. Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Akama Legendary Minion General Rogue 3 3 4 Stealth
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Akama Prime' into your deck.
Archspore Msshi'fn Legendary Minion General Druid 3 3 4 Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Msshi'fn Prime' into your deck.
Educated Elekk Epic Minion Beast Any 3 3 4 Whenever a spell is played, this minion remembers it.
Deathrattle: Shuffle the spells into your deck.
Lady Vashj Legendary Minion General Shaman 3 4 3 Spell Damage +1
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Vashj Prime' into your deck.
Luckysoul Hoarder Rare Minion General 3 3 4 Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. Corrupt: Draw a card.
Mankrik Legendary Minion General Any 3 3 4 Battlecry: Help Mankrik find his wife! She was last seen somewhere in your deck.
School Spirits Common Spell Warlock 3 Deal 2 damage to all minions. Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Ticket Master Rare Minion General Rogue 3 4 3 Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 Tickets into your deck. When drawn, summon a 3/3 Plush Bear.
Zixor, Apex Predator Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 4 Rush
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Zixor Prime' into your deck.
Glide Rare Spell Demon Hunter 4 Shuffle your hand into your deck. Draw 4 cards.
Outcast: Your opponent does the same.
Kargath Bladefist Legendary Minion General Warrior 4 4 4 Rush
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Kargath Prime' into your deck.
Marrowslicer Common Weapon Demon Hunter 4 4 2 Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Star Student Stelina Legendary Minion General Demon Hunter 4 4 3 Outcast: Look at 3 cards in your opponent's hand. Shuffle one of them into their deck.
Envoy Rustwix Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 5 5 4 Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.
C'Thun, the Shattered Legendary Minion General Any 10 6 6 Start of Game: Break into pieces. Battlecry: Deal 30 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Showing all 24 cards
Reliquary of Souls(210805).png
Safety Inspector(389021).png
Secret Passage(329903).png
Spirit Jailer(329923).png
Sunscale Raptor(463935).png
Astromancer Solarian(210717).png
Kanrethad Ebonlocke(210811).png
Murgur Murgurgle(210779).png
Soul Shear(329929).png
Akama(210728).png
Archspore Msshi'fn(210677).png
Educated Elekk(329938).png
Lady Vashj(210683).png
Luckysoul Hoarder(442045).png
Mankrik(463924).png
School Spirits(329930).png
Ticket Master(378842).png
Zixor, Apex Predator(210730).png
Glide(329895).png
Kargath Bladefist(210686).png
Marrowslicer(329924).png
Star Student Stelina(329901).png
Envoy Rustwix(442035).png
C'Thun, the Shattered(378800).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
Dire Frenzy Common Spell General Hunter 4 Give a Beast +3/+3. Shuffle 3 copies into your deck with +3/+3.
Showing the only card
Dire Frenzy(475088).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Jade Idol Rare Spell Druid 1 Choose One - Summon a Jade Golem; or Shuffle 3 copies of this card into your deck.
Kingsbane Legendary Weapon Rogue 1 1 3 Always keeps enchantments. Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck.
Raptor Hatchling Rare Minion Beast Hunter 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Shuffle a 4/3 Raptor into your deck.
Spirit of the Dead Rare Minion General Priest 1 0 3 Stealth for 1 turn.
After a friendly minion dies, shuffle a 1-Cost copy of it into your deck.
Togwaggle's Scheme Rare Spell Rogue 1 Choose a minion.
Shuffle 1 copy of it into your deck.
(Upgrades each turn!)
Weasel Tunneler Epic Minion Beast Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your opponent's deck.
Baleful Banker Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2 Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Shuffle a copy of it into your deck.
Dead Man's Hand Epic Spell Warrior 2 Shuffle a copy of your hand into your deck.
Gang Up Common Spell Rogue 2 Choose a minion. Shuffle 3 copies of it into your deck.
Immortal Prelate Epic Minion General Paladin 2 1 3 Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck. It keeps any enchantments.
Lab Recruiter Common Minion General Rogue 2 3 2 Battlecry: Shuffle 3 copies of a friendly minion into your deck.
Plot Twist Rare Spell Warlock 2 Shuffle your hand into your deck. Draw that many cards.
Augmented Elekk Epic Minion Beast Any 3 3 4 Whenever you shuffle a card into a deck, shuffle in an extra copy.
Bad Luck Albatross Rare Minion Beast Any 3 4 3 Deathrattle: Shuffle two 1/1 Albatross into your opponent's deck.
Beneath the Grounds Epic Spell Rogue 3 Shuffle 3 Ambushes into your opponent's deck. When drawn, you summon a 4/4 Nerubian.
Clockwork Goblin Rare Minion Mech Warrior 3 3 3 Battlecry: Shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck. When draw, it explodes for 5 damage.
Forgotten Torch Common Spell Fire Mage 3 Deal 3 damage. Shuffle a (6 damage for 3 mana card) into your deck.
Manic Soulcaster Epic Minion General Mage 3 3 4 Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Shuffle a copy into your deck.
Academic Espionage Epic Spell Rogue 4 Shuffle 10 cards from your opponent's class into your deck. They cost (1).
Ancient Shade Rare Minion General Any 4 7 4 Battlecry: Shuffle an 'Ancient Curse' into your deck that deals 7 damage to you when drawn.
Astral Tiger Epic Minion General Druid 4 3 5 Deathrattle: Shuffle a copy of this minion into your deck.
Body Wrapper Epic Minion General Any 4 4 4 Battlecry: Discover a friendly minion that died this game. Shuffle it into your deck.
Conjured Mirage Rare Minion General Any 4 3 10 Taunt
At the start of your turn, shuffle this minion into your deck.
Dire Frenzy Common Spell Hunter 4 Give a Beast +3/+3. Shuffle 3 copies into your deck with +3/+3.
Elise Starseeker Legendary Minion General Any 4 3 5 Battlecry: Shuffle the 'Map to the Golden Monkey' into your deck.
Fal'dorei Strider Epic Minion General Rogue 4 4 4 Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Ambushes into your deck. When drawn, summon a 4/4 Spider.
Impbalming Rare Spell Fel Warlock 4 Destroy a minion. Shuffle 3 Worthless Imps into your deck.
Portal Keeper Rare Minion Demon Any 4 5 2 Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush.
Shadow of Death Epic Spell Rogue 4 Choose a minion. Shuffle 3 'Shadows' into your deck that summon a copy when drawn.
The Darkness Legendary Minion General Any 4 20 20 Starts Dormant.
Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Candles into the enemy deck. When drawn, this awakens.
Wrenchcalibur Epic Weapon Warrior 4 3 2 After your hero attacks, shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck.
Deck of Wonders Epic Spell Arcane Mage 5 Shuffle 5 Scrolls into your deck. When drawn, cast a random spell.
Direhorn Hatchling Rare Minion Beast Warrior 5 3 6 Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle a 6/9 Direhorn with Taunt into your deck.
Elise the Trailblazer Legendary Minion General Any 5 5 5 Battlecry: Shuffle a sealed Un'Goro pack into your deck.
Excavated Evil Rare Spell Priest 5 Deal 3 damage to all minions.

Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck.

Prince Malchezaar Legendary Minion Demon Any 5 5 6 Start of Game: Add 5 extra Legendary minions to your deck.
Seaforium Bomber Epic Minion General Any 5 5 5 Battlecry: Shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck. When drawn, it explodes for 5 damage.
Waxadred Legendary Minion Dragon Rogue 5 7 5 Deathrattle: Shuffle a Candle into your deck that resummons Waxadred when drawn.
White Eyes Legendary Minion General Shaman 5 5 5 Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'The Storm Guardian' into your deck.
Dr. Morrigan Legendary Minion General Warlock 6 5 5 Deathrattle: Swap this with a minion from your deck.
Entomb Common Spell Priest 6 Choose an enemy minion.

Shuffle it into your deck.

Iron Juggernaut Legendary Minion Mech Warrior 6 6 5 Battlecry: Shuffle a Mine into your opponent's deck. When drawn, it explodes for 10 damage.
Madam Goya Legendary Minion General Any 6 4 3 Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Swap it with a minion in your deck.
Portal Overfiend Epic Minion Demon Any 6 5 6 Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush.
Recycle Rare Spell Nature Druid 6 Shuffle an enemy minion into your opponent's deck.
Archbishop Benedictus Legendary Minion General Priest 7 4 6 Battlecry: Shuffle a copy of your opponent's deck into your deck.
Malorne Legendary Minion Beast Druid 7 9 7 Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your deck.
Psychic Scream Epic Spell Priest 7 Shuffle all minions into your opponent's deck.
Doomcaller Rare Minion General Any 8 7 9 Battlecry: Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is). If it's dead, shuffle it into your deck.
Sathrovarr Legendary Minion Demon Any 9 5 5 Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a copy of it to your hand, deck and battlefield.
Ysera, Unleashed Legendary Minion Dragon Druid 9 4 12 Battlecry: Shuffle 7 Dream Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a random Dragon.
Hakkar, the Soulflayer Legendary Minion General Any 10 9 6 Deathrattle: Shuffle a Corrupted Blood into each player's deck.
Showing all 52 cards
Jade Idol(49714).png
Kingsbane(76967).png
Raptor Hatchling(55502).png
Spirit of the Dead(90168).png
Togwaggle's Scheme(90553).png
Weasel Tunneler(49758).png
Baleful Banker(89438).png
Dead Man's Hand(62842).png
Gang Up(14462).png
Immortal Prelate(90152).png
Lab Recruiter(89823).png
Plot Twist(90587).png
Augmented Elekk(89871).png
Bad Luck Albatross(151358).png
Beneath the Grounds(22397).png
Clockwork Goblin(90573).png
Forgotten Torch(27216).png
Manic Soulcaster(49637).png
Academic Espionage(89859).png
Ancient Shade(27245).png
Astral Tiger(76982).png
Body Wrapper(90843).png
Conjured Mirage(90787).png
Dire Frenzy(89398).png
Elise Starseeker(27210).png
Fal'dorei Strider(76914).png
Impbalming(90704).png
Portal Keeper(90665).png
Shadow of Death(90785).png
The Darkness(76986).png
Wrenchcalibur(90572).png
Deck of Wonders(76942).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Excavated Evil(27242).png
Prince Malchezaar(42031).png
Seaforium Bomber(89887).png
Waxadred(127292).png
White Eyes(49726).png
Dr. Morrigan(89890).png
Entomb(27238).png
Iron Juggernaut(12295).png
Madam Goya(49684).png
Portal Overfiend(90664).png
Recycle(12279).png
Archbishop Benedictus(62856).png
Malorne(12293).png
Psychic Scream(76911).png
Doomcaller(35211).png
Sathrovarr(127287).png
Ysera, Unleashed(127264).png
Hakkar, the Soulflayer(90190).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Luckysoul Hoarder Rare Minion General 3 3 4 Corrupted
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck and draw a card.
Body of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Summon a 6/6 C'Thun's Body with Taunt.
Eye of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Deal 7 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Heart of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Deal 3 damage to all minions.
Maw of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Destroy a minion.
Showing all 5 cards
Luckysoul Hoarder(442048).png
Body of C'Thun(378815).png
Eye of C'Thun(378813).png
Heart of C'Thun(378816).png
Maw of C'Thun(378814).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Corrupted Blood None Spell Any 1 Casts when Drawn
Take 3 damage. After you draw, shuffle two copies of this into your deck.
Map to the Golden Monkey None Spell Any 2 Shuffle the Golden Monkey into your deck. Draw a card.
Queen Carnassa None Minion Beast Hunter 5 8 8 Battlecry: Shuffle 15 Raptors into your deck.
Showing all 3 cards
Corrupted Blood(90191).png
Map to the Golden Monkey(27213).png
Queen Carnassa(55498).png

Lore[edit | edit source]

Shuffle into deck effects tend to represent the card being buried, hidden or thrown out of the mortal realm. Beneath the Grounds and Iron Juggernaut explicitly cause cards to burrow beneath the ground, popping up to ambush the player as they are drawn. Entomb seals a minion away, with the possibility of them emerging again on the opposite side of the battlefield, while Recycle and Malorne seem to throw the minion back to an earlier point in the cycle of life and death, to be reborn later that game. Elise Starseeker and Forgotten Torch involve seeking something which is hidden, while Ancient Shade and Excavated Evil seem to set in motion a shadowy sequence of events. Gang Up is a thematic exception, apparently involving a call for reinforcements, as well as Weasel Tunneler which seems to "tunnel" itself into the opponent's deck. Another theme exists with Raptor Hatchling and Direhorn Hatchling, where their Deathrattle effects appearing to represent its parent coming to protect or avenge its offspring.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The phrasing of shuffle into deck effects does not explicitly mention the reshuffling of the player's deck, likely in order to keep the card text as short as possible. However, this is believed to be functionally insignificant since it is not possible for the player to see the order of cards in their deck without drawing them. Those effects which draw directly from the player's deck do so randomly and thus are not affected by the order of cards within the deck.[14][15]
  • However, with the addition of cards like Lorekeeper Polkelt, Sightless Watcher and Sphere of Sapience, players have the ability to know where certain cards are in their deck. Having a card shuffled into your deck after playing Lorekeeper Polkelt will once again cause the cards to be in a random order.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2016-01-19). 
  2. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-06). 
  3. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-06). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2016-01-18). 
  5. Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2020-04-09). 
  6. HysteriA (October 5, 2019). Hearthstone Mythbusters 90 - Can You Survive Mechathun?! (03:05). YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-10-05.
  7. Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2020-04-11). 
  8. Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2020-07-24). 
  9. Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2020-07-24). 
  10. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-20). 
  11. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-05). 
  12. PlayHearthstone on Twitter. (2015-11-09). 
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZr5Sa7Bms&t=0m52s
  14. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-01-19). 
  15. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-02-16).