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Spirit of the Raptor
49944 • TRL_223
Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:Rastakhan's RumbleRastakhan's Rumble
Type:Minion
Class:DruidDruid
Rarity:RareRare
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Attack:0 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Artist:Christopher Hayes
Stealth for 1 turn. After your hero attacks and   kills a minion, draw a card.  
Flavor text

“Loti! LOTI! Drop it. Drop it Loti! Down! Down Loti!”

Keywords
STEALTH TRIGGER_VISUAL
Boolean tags
COLLECTIBLE
Wiki tags
Draw cards, Stealth
Wiki referenced tags
Attacking-related, Death-related, Hero-related, Triggered effect
External links

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Spirit of the Raptor is a rare druid minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Rastakhan's Rumble Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting100 dustdustRegular1
Crafting800 dustdustGolden1

Strategy[]

Left unchecked, Spirit of the Raptor can result in a great amount of draw value. Its one-turn Stealth will protect it from harm long enough for you to get some good attacks into trigger its effect. Cards such as Rastakhan's RumbleGonk, the Raptor or The WitchwoodHench-Clan Thug which trigger each time you attack work well with Spirit of the Raptor, while cards that trigger each time you draw such as Rastakhan's RumbleUntamed Beastmasterand The WitchwoodDollmaster Dorian will be helped by Spirit of the Raptor's card draw.

Effects that increase your hero's attack, such as Rastakhan's RumblePounce or LegacyBite, or new Hero Powers that improve your attack, such as Knights of the Frozen ThronePlague Lord or LegacyDire Shapeshift, can make killing minions easier.

Being odd, Spirit of the Raptor can be used with The WitchwoodBaku the Mooneater; Baku's effect will improve your hero's attack potential, making kills easier to secure.

Lore[]

The Spirit of the Raptor is, as the name suggests, a spiritual manifestation[1] of Gonk, the raptor loa.

Trivia[]

  • Originally during the development of Rastakhan's Rumble, before Spirit cards were referred to as "Spirits", Spirit of the Raptor was known as "Shrine to Gonk" and had the card text "Can't attack or be attacked. Your hero has Windfury." Rastakhan's RumbleGonk, the Raptor himself instead gave a bonus when the player's hero attacked and killed minions. The effects of Gonk and the Spirit were eventually swapped since the designers found that giving their hero the ability to "attack a whole bunch" was the more exciting of the two and thus belonged better on Gonk. Furthermore, the accompanying deck needed more resources since players would spend so many of their resources on buffing their hero's Attack, so they felt that it made sense to give a card draw effect to the Spirit.[2]

Gallery[]

Spirit of the Raptor, full art

Composition sketches.

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-11-02). BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremony. YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-04.
  2. Cam Shea (2019-02-04). Hearthstone: Peter Whalen and Dean Ayala on Designing Key Rastakhan Cards. IGN. Retrieved on 2019-02-05.
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