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Silver Vanguard
Set:Kobolds & CatacombsKobolds & Catacombs
Cost:7 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Abilities:Deathrattle, Recruit
Wiki tags:Cost-related
Artist:Alex Garner
Deathrattle: Recruit an 8-Cost minion.
Flavor text

Float like a Faerie Dragon, sting like a Hivequeen.

External links

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Silver Vanguard is a common neutral minion card, from the Kobolds & Catacombs set.

How to get[]

Silver Vanguard can be obtained by:

  • Opening card packs
    Kobolds & Catacombs
  • Crafting regular version for 40 dustdust
  • Crafting golden version for 400 dustdust


While Silver Vanguard's stats are pitiful for its cost, it has an enormously powerful Deathrattle, allowing it to Recruit an 8-Cost minion. When including Silver Vanguard in your deck, you want to make sure you include 8-Cost minions that would benefit from being summoned straight from the deck; while minions with a positive Battlecry like Tortollan Primalist and Kalimos, Primal Lord would decrease in value, those with persistent effects such as The Lich King and Rotface, or even those with negative Battlecries like Charged Devilsaur would be more beneficial. Be wary of Silence effects, as they will render Silver Vanguard nearly worthless. Spiritsinger Umbra and N'Zoth, the Corruptor synergize fantastically with her.

Silver Vanguard can be used to create a nearly infinite loop with Da Undatakah. If Da Undatakah is given the Deathrattles of Immortal Prelate and this card and you have two copies, it will repeatedly resummon itself until there are no more copies processing death sequence. This can be used to generate huge amounts of armor with Plated Beetle or/and deal high damage to your opponent with Leper Gnome.

8-cost minions[]

Foe Reaper 4000 Neutral Minion LegendaryLegendary 869Also damages the minions next to whomever it attacks.
Geosculptor Yip Warrior Minion LegendaryLegendary 848At the end of your turn, summon a random minion with Cost equal to your Armor (up to 10).
Grand Archivist Neutral Minion EpicEpic 847At the end of your turn, cast a spell from your deck (targets chosen randomly).
Grand Magus Antonidas Mage Minion LegendaryLegendary 866Battlecry: If you've cast a Fire spell on each of your last three turns, cast 3 Fireballs at    random enemies.
Grizzled Guardian Druid Minion RareRare 835Taunt Deathrattle: Recruit 2 minions that cost (4) or less.
Irebound Brute Demon Hunter Minion CommonCommon 867Taunt Costs (1) less for each card drawn this turn.
Jace Darkweaver Demon Hunter Minion LegendaryLegendary 875Battlecry: Cast all Fel spells you've played this game (targets enemies if possible).
Kathrena Winterwisp Hunter Minion LegendaryLegendary 866Battlecry and Deathrattle: Recruit a Beast.
King Togwaggle Neutral Minion LegendaryLegendary 855Battlecry: Swap decks with your opponent. Give them a Ransom spell to swap back.
Marin the Fox Neutral Minion LegendaryLegendary 866Battlecry: Summon a 0/8 Treasure Chest for your opponent. (Break it for awesome loot!)
Mo'arg Forgefiend Neutral Minion CommonCommon 888Taunt Deathrattle: Gain 8 Armor.
Mordresh Fire Eye Mage Minion LegendaryLegendary 888Battlecry: If you've dealt 10 damage with your Hero Power  this game, deal 10 damage to all enemies.
Sheldras Moontree Druid Minion LegendaryLegendary 855Battlecry: The next 3 spells you draw are Cast When Drawn.
Varian, King of Stormwind Neutral Minion LegendaryLegendary 877Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion to gain Rush. Repeat for Taunt and Divine Shield.




  • This card's flavor text is a reference to a famous quote by American boxer Muhammad Ali: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".
  • Faerie Dragon and Emerald Hive Queen are referenced in the flavor text.


Silver Vanguard, full art

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