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Sir Finley of the Sands
Regular
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Gold
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Set:Saviors of UldumSaviors of Uldum
Type:Minion
Minion type:Murloc
Class:PaladinPaladin
Rarity:LegendaryLegendary
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Discover, Highlander, Replace Hero Power
Wiki tags:Deck-related, Hero Power-related
Artist:Matt Dixon
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, Discover an upgraded Hero Power.
Flavor text

"The sands shall be my sea! And this scarab shall be my, er, strange and wriggly boat!"

External links

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For other representations of Sir Finley, see Sir Finley (disambiguation).

Sir Finley of the Sands is a legendary paladin minion card, from the Saviors of Uldum set.

How to get[]

Sir Finley of the Sands can be obtained through Saviors of Uldum card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Sir Finley of the Sands 1600 400
Golden Sir Finley of the Sands 3200 1600

Generated Hero Powers[]

Demon's Bite(60483).png
Dire Shapeshift(2737).png
Ballista Shot(2738).png
Fireblast Rank 2(2739).png
The Silver Hand(2740).png
Heal(2741).png
Poisoned Daggers(2743).png
Totemic Slam(2742).png
Soul Tap(2744).png
Tank Up!(2745).png

Notes[]

  • Sir Finley of the Sands can Discover any of the 10 hero powers, including the one for your current class.
  • Sir Finley of the Sands will still replace your hero power even if you have a non-basic one.

Strategy[]

Sir Finley's Battlecry is very powerful when played early, allowing the Paladin access to a powerful Hero Power for the rest of the game. Even though Finley's condition looks restrictive, Paladin has lots of strong cards Aggressive decks can especially make use of his effect, improving their tempo with high-pressure hero powers like Demon's Bite, Poisoned Daggers, and Ballista Shot. Control decks can also make use of Tank Up! and Heal. Any archetype gains long-term value from Fireblast Rank 2, The Silver Hand, and Soul Tap.

Arguably, the largest bonus to use Sir Finley of the Sands is the ability to include Reno Jackson, Zephrys the Great and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza in your deck. Reno's huge game-swinging healing, Zephrys' insane flexibility and Alexstrasza's tempo swing will help make up for some of the drop in card consistency.

When drawn late, Finley is best played reactively. Generally, Ballista Shot, Fireblast Rank 2, and Tank Up! provide the most short-term value, and should be picked depending on the game state.

In slower decks, Sir Finley can be searched for using Witchwood Piper as long as he's your lowest-cost minion.

Sir Finley can also be played simply as a vanilla 2/3 murloc in murloc decks. In fact, with Tip the Scales you could run some duplicate cards and still be able to somewhat reliably activate his Battlecry if you drew him earlier.

Probability analysis[]

Players can evaluate the likely usefulness of Sir Finley of the Sands based on how many Upgraded Hero Powers would accomplish certain goals.

The following lists the chances to find the Hero Powers that accomplish certain goals:

  • Five Hero Powers (91.7%): Deal 2 damage to attackable opponent (Demon Hunter, Druid, Mage, Rogue, Hunter)
  • Four Hero Powers (83.3%): Deal 2 damage to minion (Demon Hunter, Druid, Mage, Rogue)
  • Three Hero Powers (70.8%): "Heal" self by 2 (Druid, Warrior, Priest)
  • Two Hero Powers (53.3%): Deal 2 damage to opponent past Taunt (Mage, Hunter), "heal" self by 4 (Warrior, Priest), summon a minion (Paladin, Shaman)
  • One Hero Power (30%): Any single Hero Power

Bosses[]

Some bosses like The Lich King's Cheat Card punish your base hero power Reinforce, so changing it to a more useful one will not only help you in the long run, but it enables cards like Zephrys the Great and Reno Jackson, which can easily win you the game.

Quotes[]

Summon
Onward, to adventure!
Alternative summon (when the enemy hero is Morgl the Oracle)
Salutations cousin.
Attack
I must insist!

Lore[]

This card represents Sir Finley Mrrgglton as he appears during the events of Saviors of Uldum.

Trivia[]

  • Sir Finley of the Sands was the first card designed for Saviors of Uldum.[1] When assigning the members of the League of Explorers to specific classes, Team 5 almost instantly knew that Finley would be a paladin, citing the fact that he was at some point knighted and has "Sir" in his name[1][2] as well as because they feel that murlocs have a special place with paladins.[1] When discussing how the explorers have "levelled up" since their last appearance together in The League of Explorers, it was clear that Finley could level up by letting players Discover an upgraded class Hero Power instead of a basic one.[1]

Gallery[]

Sir Finley of the Sands, full art

Finley and his trusty scarab on the Saviors of Uldum key art

In the Saviors of Uldum trailer

In the Saviors of Uldum trailer

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ricardo C. Esteves (2019-07-18). World Exclusive - Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum card reveal. Gamereactor. Retrieved on 2019-07-20.
  2. Ben Thompson on reddit. (2019-07-10). Retrieved on 2019-07-18.
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