Keywords and Card Relations

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Keywords

Hearthstone would be boring if it wasn't for Keywords. If you've ever looked at a card and noticed the card had some bold text, that is a keyword. Below are the definitions of each keyword from the client strings that will give you some understanding to how cool some cards really are.

NameKeywordDescriptionExample
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_BATTLECRY_TEXT Battlecry Does something when you play it from your hand. Alexstrasza
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_CHARGE_TEXT Charge Can attack immediately. Grom Hellscream
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_DIVINE_SHIELD_TEXT Divine Shield The first time this minion takes damage, ignore it. Tirion Fordring
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_DIVINE_SHIELD_REF_TEXT Divine Shield The first time a Shielded minion takes damage, ignore it.  
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_ENRAGED_TEXT Enrage While damaged, this minion has a new power. Grom Hellscream
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_FREEZE_TEXT Freeze Frozen characters lose their next attack. Blizzard
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_FROZEN_TEXT Freeze (Target) Misses its next attack.  
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_IMMUNE_TEXT Immune Cannot be damaged Bestial Wrath;
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_SECRET_TEXT Secret Hidden until a specific action occurs. Snake Trap
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_SPELLPOWER_TEXT Spell Power Your spell cards deal {0} extra damage. 0=amount of spell power Malygos
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_STEALTH_TEXT Stealth Can't be attacked or targeted until it attacks. Edwin VanCleef
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_STEALTH_REF_TEXT Stealth Can't be attacked or targeted until it attacks.  
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_TAUNT_TEXT Taunt Enemies must attack this minion. Tirion Fordring
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_TAUNT_REF_TEXT Taunt Enemies must attack minions that have Taunt.  
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_WINDFURY_TEXT Windfury Can attack twice each turn. Al'Akir the Windlord
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_DEATHRATTLE_TEXT Deathrattle Does something when it dies. Cairne Bloodhoof
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_COMBO_TEXT Combo A bonus if you already played a card this turn. Adrenaline Rush
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_RECALL_TEXT Overload You have X less mana next turn. Lava Burst
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_SILENCE_TEXT Silence Removes all card text and enchantments. Mass Dispel
GLOBAL_KEYWORD_COUNTER_TEXT Counter A card that is Countered has no effect. Counterspell

 Card Relations

Now that you've got keywords down, let's take a look at the real cards that bring other cards into play. If you've been browsing our card database, you've probably come across some cool cards which you were sad you were unable to place into your deck. The way that Hearthstone has been designed, everything is a card. When you put one of your Druid minions into play which has the Choose One keyword, you will be asked to pick between two "fake" cards to activate the effect. These "fakes" are called Token Cards. The table below shows us which cards are related to token cards.

CardSummons
Cenarius Demigod's Favor Shan'do's Lesson (Treant)      
Cairne Bloodhoof Baine Bloodhoof        
Gelbin Mekkatorque Emboldener 3000 Homing Chicken Poultryizer (Chicken) Repair Bot  
Hogger Gnoll        
King Mukla Bananas        
Leeroy Jenkins Whelp        
Lord Jaraxxus Blood Fury Infernal      
The Beast Finkle Einhorn        
Tinkmaster Overspark Devilsaur Squirrel      
Tirion Fordring Ashbringer        
Ysera Dream Emerald Drake Laughing Sister Nightmare Ysera Awakens
Ancient of Lore Ancient Secrets Ancient Teachings      
Ancient of War Rooted Uproot      
Force of Nature Treant        
Mindgames Shadow of Nothing        
Snake Trap Snake        
Spellbender Spellbender        
Arcane Golem Excess Mana        
Feral Spirit Spirit Wolf        
Imp Master Imp        
Keeper of the Grove Moonfire Dispel      
Nourish Nourish Nourish (Excess Mana)      
Starfall Starfall Starfall      
Upgrade! Heavy Axe        
Violet Teacher Violet Apprentice        
Avatar of the Coin The Coin        
Hex Frog        
Innervate Excess Mana        
Polymorph Sheep        
Wild Growth Excess Mana        
Animal Companion Huffer Leokk Misha    
Arathi Weaponsmith Battle Axe        
Defias Ringleader Defias Bandit        
Dragonling Mechanic Mechanical Dragonling        
Druid of the Claw Bear Form (Druid of the Claw) Cat Form (Druid of the Claw)      
Harvest Golem Damaged Golem        
Mark of Nature Mark of Nature Mark of Nature      
Mirror Image Mirror Image        
Murloc Tidehunter Murloc Scout        
Noble Sacrifice Defender        
Power of the Wild Leader of the Pack Summon a Panther (Panther)      
Sense Demons Worthless Imp        
Silver Hand Knight Squire        
Soul of the Forest Treant        
Wrath Wrath Wrath      
Razorfen Hunter Boar        

Comments

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    #6 fr0d0b0ls0n (Beta Release)

    Arcane Golem doesn't make much sense paired with Excess Mana.

     

    +1
    #7 Meromero (Beta Release)

    If the opponent already have 10MC and u play Arcane Golem he recieve Excess Mana. That was the way found to validate cards that add mana after turn 10, I find strange is the fact that Innervate, since it is a bonus for one turn, made ​​her a choice of card advantage.

    +1
    #8 fr0d0b0ls0n (Beta Release)

    Quote from Meromero »

    If the opponent already have 10MC and u play Arcane Golem he recieve Excess Mana. That was the way found to validate cards that add mana after turn 10, I find strange is the fact that Innervate, since it is a bonus for one turn, made ​​her a choice of card advantage.

    Druid will be pretty powerful with that :O

    +1
    #4 Meromero (Beta Release)

    boar is a token from Razorfen Hunter and panther from Power of the Wild

    Last edited by Meromero on 5/28/2013 1:19:10 AM
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    #1 xskarma (Beta Release)

    Cool stuff. Hadn't made the connection between some of these cards yet, like the Mekkatorque inventions. I wonder if Bane of Doom also spawns a Worthless Imp when it tries to summon a Demon if you've not got any Demons left in your deck.

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    Last edited by xskarma on 5/27/2013 8:28:35 PM
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    #2 Fluxflashor (Beta Release)

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    Thank you. The error has been corrected.

    +1
    #3 Rea_ (Beta Release)

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Cool stuff. Hadn't made the connection between some of these cards yet, like the Mekkatorque inventions. I wonder if Bane of Doom also spawns a Worthless Imp when it tries to summon a Demon if you've not got any Demons left in your deck.

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    theres no indication that bane of doom is restricted to ur libary

    +1
    #5 Meromero (Beta Release)

    Quote from Rea_ »

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Cool stuff. Hadn't made the connection between some of these cards yet, like the Mekkatorque inventions. I wonder if Bane of Doom also spawns a Worthless Imp when it tries to summon a Demon if you've not got any Demons left in your deck.

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    theres no indication that bane of doom is restricted to ur libary

    in fact there are no indication that it is from your deck, but in every place people are thinking so.

    +1
    #9 xskarma (Beta Release)

    Quote from Meromero »

    Quote from Rea_ »

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Cool stuff. Hadn't made the connection between some of these cards yet, like the Mekkatorque inventions. I wonder if Bane of Doom also spawns a Worthless Imp when it tries to summon a Demon if you've not got any Demons left in your deck.

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    theres no indication that bane of doom is restricted to ur libary

    in fact there are no indication that it is from your deck, but in every place people are thinking so.

    It would be highly unusual if Bane of Doom didn't draw from your own deck. It would be the only card we know so far that could summon something not in your own deck, but just in general available. We'll get confirmation of it at some point no doubt, but for now I'm going to continue to assume it's from your own deck.

    It's also going to be highly interesting to see if you can summon Jaraxxus with Bane of Doom. Bringing *that* out at the wrong time might be disastrous.

    +1
    #10 Rea_ (Beta Release)

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Quote from Meromero »

    Quote from Rea_ »

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Cool stuff. Hadn't made the connection between some of these cards yet, like the Mekkatorque inventions. I wonder if Bane of Doom also spawns a Worthless Imp when it tries to summon a Demon if you've not got any Demons left in your deck.

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    theres no indication that bane of doom is restricted to ur libary

    in fact there are no indication that it is from your deck, but in every place people are thinking so.

    It would be highly unusual if Bane of Doom didn't draw from your own deck. It would be the only card we know so far that could summon something not in your own deck, but just in general available. We'll get confirmation of it at some point no doubt, but for now I'm going to continue to assume it's from your own deck.

    It's also going to be highly interesting to see if you can summon Jaraxxus with Bane of Doom. Bringing *that* out at the wrong time might be disastrous.

    battlecry do not trigger when not played from hand

    which is also the reason it will not only summon from ur deck, cuz you would simply put doomguard, infernal pitlord, jax and illidan in ur deck and laugh about that op spell

    archmage antonidas can "summon" cards that are not in ur deck

    Last edited by Rea_ on 5/28/2013 7:29:28 AM
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    #11 xskarma (Beta Release)

    Quote from Rea_ »

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Quote from Meromero »

    Quote from Rea_ »

    Quote from Xskarma »

    Cool stuff. Hadn't made the connection between some of these cards yet, like the Mekkatorque inventions. I wonder if Bane of Doom also spawns a Worthless Imp when it tries to summon a Demon if you've not got any Demons left in your deck.

    Oh btw, Ysera has 2x Laughing Sister in this list. One of them should be a Nightmare

    theres no indication that bane of doom is restricted to ur libary

    in fact there are no indication that it is from your deck, but in every place people are thinking so.

    It would be highly unusual if Bane of Doom didn't draw from your own deck. It would be the only card we know so far that could summon something not in your own deck, but just in general available. We'll get confirmation of it at some point no doubt, but for now I'm going to continue to assume it's from your own deck.

    It's also going to be highly interesting to see if you can summon Jaraxxus with Bane of Doom. Bringing *that* out at the wrong time might be disastrous.

    battlecry do not trigger when not played from hand

    which is also the reason it will not only summon from ur deck, cuz you would simply put doomguard, infernal pitlord, jax and illidan in ur deck and laugh about that op spell

    archmage antonidas can "summon" cards that are not in ur deck

    Well if it does summon at will from the Demon cards in the game it gives some strange implications. You´d have the chance at Demons not in your deck, but also give you a third chance at Demons you do have in your deck. It´s a hard card to judge, but at face value being able to get things like Illidan for 5 mana without the battlecry, that´s pretty devestating, especially when the game is still new and people don´t have full decks yet.

    I´ve gone through the Demons in the game, and there´s really only  a few you´d not want to get summoned, while the rest are all very valid things to get. We know the battlecry effect doesn´t kick in when not played from your hand, but do we know what happens to other effects like stealth, and charge? Cause if those keep on working, like I expect, then that's a serious boon.

    I'm going on the assumption that only the Battlecry effect is nullified when summoned, and not a complete silencing of the card's effects. Do we know anything for certain about this?

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    #12 Thewhatnow (Beta Release)

    Actually this is not what we know at all.

    I think Rea has mistaken what we know about Alarm-o-Bot with the blue response on that, where they said that battlecry's won't trigger because it says "swapped" with a minion from your hand. Bane of Doom says that it summons a random demon, so it will act like you played it from your hand, and any effects from minions like Knife Juggler will also trigger from it.

     

    +1
    #13 Rea_ (Beta Release)

    Quote from Thewhatnow »

    Actually this is not what we know at all.

    I think Rea has mistaken what we know about Alarm-o-Bot with the blue response on that, where they said that battlecry's won't trigger because it says "swapped" with a minion from your hand. Bane of Doom says that it summons a random demon, so it will act like you played it from your hand, and any effects from minions like Knife Juggler will also trigger from it.

     

    ability trigger have nothing to do with the way it is played, thats why knife juggler triggers off token spawns

    battlecry triggers only when played from hand

    both is out of question

     

     

    +1
    #14 Thewhatnow (Beta Release)

    Quote from Rea_ »

    Quote from Thewhatnow »

    Actually this is not what we know at all.

    I think Rea has mistaken what we know about Alarm-o-Bot with the blue response on that, where they said that battlecry's won't trigger because it says "swapped" with a minion from your hand. Bane of Doom says that it summons a random demon, so it will act like you played it from your hand, and any effects from minions like Knife Juggler will also trigger from it.

     

    ability trigger have nothing to do with the way it is played, thats why knife juggler triggers off token spawns

    battlecry triggers only when played from hand

    both is out of question

     

     

    You are absolutly right.

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