The Grand Tournament Patch - Animated Cards, Gameboard, New Sounds, New Dailies, Card Flavor Text

Update 10:37 PM EDT: Added new Gameboard video and sounds.
Update 9:40 PM EDT: Check out all the animated golden cards! Mouseover to view.
Update 8:40 PM EDT: Added a few golden legendary animations.
Update: Added all the new daily quests. Class-specific and Tavern Brawl dailies are now available.

The Grand Tournament Patch Datamined

A new patch has hit Blizzard's CDN with The Grant Tournament cards. Details can be found below.

Animated Golden Cards - Now Available!

All the TGT Animated Golden Cards are now available in our database. Check out a few below, and head on over the the full TGT golden gallery to view the rest! Cards in the gallery must be moused-over to view the animation.


New Gameboard Preview

We've taken an in-game preview of the new gameboard. Check it out below.

New Sounds

Many new sounds were added during this patch, a whole twenty-one minutes actually! Listen below.

Wilfred Fizzlebang & Lord Jaraxxus Interaction

There is indeed a card interaction between Wilfred Fizzlebang, Master Summoner, and Lord Jaraxxus, Eredar of the Burning Legion.

Possible Co-Op References

Some test strings indicate players may be fighting a boss together at some point.

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  • VO_HRW_TEST_00 - I will cleanse you both of the Curse of Flesh!
  • VO_HRW_TEST_01 - Well done! You've defeated the boss together.\n\nBoth players win!
  • VO_HRW_TEST_02 - Defeat Gearmaster Mechazod together to win!
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_00 - Damaging a hero.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_01 - Destroying highest attack minion.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_02 - Throwing 3 bombs.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_03 - Damaging all other characters.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_04 - Gaining 2 attack.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_05 - Dealing damage to both heroes.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_06 - Silencing Lorewalker Cho. Permanently.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_98 - Target board full. Clearing target board.

New Daily Quests

New dailies were added for winning 5 Tavern brawls and winning 3 games with each class.

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  • Everybody! Get in here! Win 5 Tavern Brawls. - Rewards: 60 Gold
  • Druid Victory - Win 3 games with Druid. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Hunter Victory - Win 3 games with Hunter. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Mage Victory - Win 3 games with Mage. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Paladin Victory - Win 3 games with Paladin. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Priest Victory - Win 3 games with Priest. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Rogue Victory - Win 3 games with Rogue. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Shaman Victory - Win 3 games with Shaman. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Warlock Victory - Win 3 games with Warlock. - Rewards: 50 Gold
  • Warrior Victory - Win 3 games with Warrior. - Rewards: 50 Gold

Crafting Event

Update 9:40 PM EDT: Added screenshot of what it looks like in-game. It looks like what we've said below is accurate.

All TGT cards have a "crafting event" flag on them with the value "tgt_normal_sale". We believe this means the cards will show up in the collection manager when the patch goes live, but will not be craftable until the official release. All other cards have their "crafting event" set to "always".

We are still looking for other references to this but have no other current way to verify this other than the strings below.

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  • GLUE_COLLECTION_CARD_CRAFTING_EVENT_NOT_ACTIVE - Oops! That card cannot be crafted or disenchanted right now. Please contact Customer Support.
  • GLUE_CRAFTING_EVENT_NOT_ACTIVE_DESCRIPTION - {0} cards cannot be crafted or disenchanted yet.

New "Quote" Images

Some new "quote" boxes were added to the client for different characters.



New Tavern Brawl Backgrounds


End of Season Rewards

The ranked chest rewards brackets appear to be as follows:

  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER1 -"Sea Giant's Treasure" (Legend through Rank 5)
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER2 -"Ogre Magi's Stash" (Rank 6 through 10)
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER3 -"Guardian's Chest" (Rank 11 through 15)
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER4 -"Shieldbearer's Footlocker" (Rank 16 through 20)

New Tavern Brawl Cards

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Playable Cards

  • Choose a New Card! - Look at 3 random cards. Choose one and put it into your hand.
  • Choose a New Card! - Look at 3 random cards. Choose one and shuffle it into your deck.
  • Tarnished Coin - Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only.
  • OLDPvP Rogue - Stealth Regain Stealth when PvP Rogue kills a minion.
  • OLDN3wb Tank - 1 Mana 2/2 - Taunt
  • OLDN3wb Mage - 1 Mana 2/1 - At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to random enemy minion.
  • OLDN3wb Healer - 1 Mana 1/1 - At the end of your turn, heal 2 damage from adjacent minions.
  • OLDLegit Healer - 3 Mana 2/2 - At the end of your turn, summon a random friendly minion that died this turn.


  • Boss HP Swapper
  • Choose One of Three
  • Create 15 Secrets
  • Deckbuilding Enchant
  • Endless Enchantment
  • OLDTBST Push Common Card - Push a common card into player's hand
  • TBUD Summon Early Minion - Each turn, if you have less health then a your opponent, summon a free minion.

Card Flavor Text

All the new flavor text can be found below.

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New Flavor Text

  • Flame Lance - It's on the rack next to ice lance, acid lance, and English muffin lance.
  • Effigy - Burning man, brah.
  • Fallen Hero - And he can't get up.
  • Arcane Blast - Now with 100% more blast!
  • Polymorph: Boar - It's always Huffer.
  • Dalaran Aspirant - Is he aspiring or inspiring? Make up your mind!
  • Spellslinger - Does he sling spells, or do his spells linger about. Who can say?
  • Coldarra Drake - The Grand Tournament has a "No dragons allowed" policy, but it's rarely enforced.
  • Rhonin - A masterless shamurai.
  • Ram Wrangler - Not getting trampled is really the trick here.
  • Holy Champion - She really likes seeing people get better. That's why she hurts them in the first place.
  • Spawn of Shadows - What did you expect to happen? He's a Spawn. Of Shadows.
  • Power Word: Glory - The promise of glory is a powerful tool to get minions to do your bidding. Only slightly less powerful than the promise of an ice cream bar!
  • Shadowfiend - Hopes to be promoted to "Shadowfriend" someday.
  • Convert - "Are you interested in... HEALTH benefits?!"
  • Confuse - This minion is really powerful!
  • Twilight Guardian - A result of magical experiments carried out by the Black Dragonflight, it's not his fault that he's a vicious killer.
  • Confessor Paletress - She sees into your past and makes you face your fears. Most common fear: Getting Majordomo out of Sneed's Old Shredder.
  • Dreadsteed - Crescendo himself summoned this steed, riding it to victory in the Grand Tournament. Wherever he rides, an army of riders ride behind him, supporting the legendary champion.
  • Fearsome Doomguard - They were originally called Cuddleguards, but they were not inspiring the proper amount of fear.
  • Tiny Knight of Evil - "No, no, no. I asked for a tiny JESTER of evil."
  • Fist of Jaraxxus - * Not actually Jaraxxus' fist.
  • Void Crusher - We like to call him "Wesley".
  • Demonfuse - Very dangerous when attached to a demonbomb.
  • Dark Bargain - A prime example of lose-lose negotiating.
  • Wrathguard - After playing against 5 Annoy-O-Trons, any normal guard will become a Wrathguard.
  • Wilfred Fizzlebang - He can summon anything, even a FEARSOME DOOMGUARD*. *He's pretty sure this is going to work out.
  • Shado-Pan Rider - He needed a break after that business in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Naturally, he chose to spend his vacation in an icy snowscape killing monsters.
  • Buccaneer - The best part of buccaneering is the pants.
  • Undercity Valiant - Almost went to play for Stormwind before signing with Undercity.
  • Cutpurse - He has a giant collection of purses now. One for every outfit!
  • Shady Dealer - I have great deal for you... for 4 damage to your face!
  • Burgle - Yoink!
  • Poisoned Blade - How much more poisoned can a blade get? The answer is a lot. A lot more poisoned.
  • Beneath the Grounds - Can you hold these eggs for just a second? I promise they're not full of giant enraged undead spider things.
  • Anub'arak - Was actually a pretty nice guy before, you know, the whole Lich King thing.
  • Living Roots - 2 out of 2 saplings recommend that you summon the saplings.
  • Darnassus Aspirant - She loves mana crystals, she hates mana crystals. So fickle!
  • Savage Combatant - Maybe if you whistle a tune it will soothe him. Yeah... Try that.
  • Wildwalker - She was born to be something. She is just not quite sure what yet...
  • Knight of the Wild - He gets a discount on the tournament entry fee because he is his own horse.
  • Druid of the Saber - That's saberTEETH, not like curved pirate blades. That's a different kind of druid. Druid of the Curved Pirate Blades.
  • Astral Communion - Hey! Moon! Can I have some mana crystals?
  • Mulch - Is this a noun or a verb? We will never know.
  • Aviana - Call her "Tweety". She'll find it real funny. I PROMISE.
  • Tuskarr Totemic - Turns out the tuskarr aren't real choosy about their totems.
  • Draenei Totemcarver - It's nice to find a real craftsman in this day and age of mass-produced totems.
  • Healing Wave - Favored by shaman who study the art of restoration and healing, this spell would feel smug, if it had feelings.
  • Thunder Bluff Valiant - Allowing totems to attack is not cheating. I mean, there isn't anything in the rule books about it.
  • Charged Hammer - You can only pick it up if you are worthy.
  • Elemental Destruction - I'm not a shaman or anything, but isn't Elemental Destruction the opposite of what they want to do?
  • Totem Golem - What happens when you glue a buncha totems together.
  • Ancestral Knowledge - MOMMMMMYYYYYYYYY!!!
  • The Mistcaller - Calling the mist doesn't sound all that great. "Ooooh, it is slightly damp now!"
  • Flash Heal - Flash! Ahhhhhhh~
  • Powershot - pow POW pow
  • Stablemaster - Takes way better care of her pets than her brother, Unstablemaster.
  • King's Elekk - Elekk jousting is AWESOME.
  • Brave Archer - This is a "bearly" concealed reference.
  • Bear Trap - You'll never guess what's in that conveniently bear-sized, bear-smelling box.
  • Lock and Load - Rexxar narrowed his eyes, grabbed his machine gun, and said: "It's go time. Lock and load." This card pays homage to that special moment.
  • Ball of Spiders - "THEY'RE EVERYWHERE GET THEM OFF!!!" - Everyone
  • Acidmaw - With the help of his trusty sidekick Dreadscale, the giant jormungar Acidmaw is ready to face any knight!
  • Dreadscale - Let's be clear about this: ACIDMAW is the sidekick.
  • Bash - You might think bashing doesn't take a lot of practice. It doesn't.
  • King's Defender - "King's Attacker" is a shield. Funny, huh?
  • Orgrimmar Aspirant - "Four out of three orcs struggle with math." - Angry Zurge
  • Magnataur Alpha - Playing him also gets you into the Magnataur Beta.
  • Bolster - The best offense is a good defense.
  • Sparring Partner - Come at me, bro.
  • Skycap'n Kragg - What's more boss than riding a parrot with a jawbone for a shoulderpad while wielding a giant hook-lance-thing and wearing a pirate hat? NOTHING.
  • Alexstrasza's Champion - "Put more spikes on her. No, more spikes. What part of 'more spikes' do you not understand? MORE SPIKES!" - Alexstrasza
  • Varian Wrynn - Leader of the Alliance! Father of Anduin! Also he likes to play Arena, and he averages 12 wins.
  • Competitive Spirit - Competition can be an inspiration to improve oneself. Or kill all the competitors.
  • Seal of Champions - "Arf! Arf! Arf!" - Seal of Champions
  • Warhorse Trainer - He doesn't even get Sundays off. Every day he's hostling.
  • Murloc Knight - Hee hee! Look at his cute little feet.
  • Argent Lance - The stripes make it look like a candy cane, but we recommend against licking it.
  • Enter the Coliseum - You have to get past the vendors first. So many are lost to shopping...
  • Mysterious Challenger - He may sound surly and antisocial, but he's actually just really shy.
  • Garrison Commander - He'll never admit it, but he pushes you hard because he really cares about you.
  • Eadric the Pure - Nobody rocks a monocle like Eadric.
  • Lowly Squire - But not the lowliest!
  • Dragonhawk Rider - Check it out. You can do barrel rolls on this thing.
  • Lance Carrier - Lance Carrier is an obscure entry level position in orcish armies. A mystery, since orcs don't generally use lances.
  • Maiden of the Lake - Not a good basis for a system of government.
  • Saboteur - Listen all y'all it's a saboteur!
  • Argent Horserider - His horse's name is Betsy.
  • Mogor's Champion - This champion has learned from the best. Except for his target selection.
  • Boneguard Lieutenant - Underneath all that impressive armor, he's just skin and bones. Okay, maybe just bones.
  • Mukla's Champion - An elegant gorilla, for a more civilized age.
  • Tournament Medic - The medic tournament is less entertaining than the Grand Tournament.
  • Ice Rager - He's a lot cooler than Magma Rager.
  • Frigid Snobold - Ironically, the natural enemy of the snobold is THE CANDLE.
  • Flame Juggler - At first he liked juggling chain saws, but then he thought, "Flames are better! Because FIRE!"
  • Silent Knight - He used to be a librarian. Old habits die hard.
  • Clockwork Knight - It takes a lot to wind him up.
  • Tournament Attendee - He was so excited to get season tickets to this year's Grand Tournament. He normally doesn't get them at first and has to buy them from Ogre scalpers.
  • Sideshow Spelleater - Hey! Let me try that...
  • Kodorider - Someone called her a Rhinorider, and she's NOT HAPPY.
  • Silver Hand Regent - The Silver Hand is the best paladin organization. The Argent Crusaders are super jealous.
  • Pit Fighter - What did the pits ever do to you?
  • Captured Jormungar - You can keep him, but you have to promise to feed him and clean out his tank every day!
  • North Sea Kraken - You have no idea how tired this guy is of being released.
  • Tuskarr Jouster - Just could not be talked out of using his turtle for the joust...
  • Injured Kvaldir - Don't worry. With a little skin cream he's going to clear right up.
  • Light's Champion - When there's something strange (say, a gibbering demon) in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?
  • Armored Warhorse - Yep. It's a horse... wearing armor... going to war.
  • Argent Watchman - Who argent watches the Argent Watchman?
  • Coliseum Manager - Meets monthly with the gladiators to discuss career goals.
  • Refreshment Vendor - Menu: Funnel cakes, carrots, popcorn, jormungar steaks. It's hard serving a diverse clientele.
  • Master Jouster - Needs just a few more ratings points to become Grandmaster Jouster.
  • Recruiter - Join the Argent Crusade! We have attractive tabards and you get to carry really nice swords!
  • Evil Heckler - To be honest, heckling is not the most effective form of evil.
  • Fencing Coach - Good fencers make good neighbors, right?
  • Wyrmrest Agent - Keeping tabs on the Grand Tournament is priority #1 for the five mighty Dragonflights!
  • Master of Ceremonies - Goes by "MC ElfyElf".
  • Grand Crusader - A veteran of a number of crusades, she is a force for light and goodness. Her latest crusade is against goblin telemarketers.
  • Kvaldir Raider - Coming soon... to a tuskarr village near you!
  • Frost Giant - Don't ask him about the beard. JUST DON'T.
  • Crowd Favorite - The crowd ALWAYS yells lethal.
  • Gormok the Impaler - Gormok has been giving impaling lessons in a small tent near the tournament grounds. For only 25g you too could learn the fine art of impaling!
  • Chillmaw - Chillmaw keeps trying to ruin the Grand Tournament, and she would've done it too, if it weren't for those dang kids!
  • Bolf Ramshield - Bolf keeps coming in 2nd at the Grand Tournament. It might be his year this year, if Lebron doesn't enter.
  • Icehowl - This massive yeti just closes his eyes and charges at the nearest target. The nearest Target is a couple blocks away and has sick deals on skateboards.
  • Nexus-Champion Saraad - The ethereals have their own jousting tournament, and Saraad is the reigning champion. Also he won the ethereal hot dog eating contest.
  • The Skeleton Knight - Apparently it really was just a flesh wound.
  • Fjola Lightbane - LOVES being called "the wonder twins".
  • Sea Reaver - A little better than Sea Minus Reaver.
  • Eydis Darkbane - HATES being called "the wonder twins".
  • Justicar Trueheart - It's like putting racing stripes and a giant spoiler on your hero power.
  • Gadgetzan Jouster - It's not HER fault you didn't put a spinning saw blade on your horse.

Client Strings

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  • GAMEPLAY_DEFAULTCOUNTERNAME - Turns to Exit: Please delete this string from all branches before 4.0. Leave in MASTER.
  • GAMEPLAY_PlayErrors_REQ_ENEMY_WEAPON_EQUIPPED - Your enemy must have a weapon
  • GAMEPLAY_PlayErrors_REQ_FRIENDLY_MINION_DIED_THIS_GAME - No friendly minions have died this game
  • GAMEPLAY_PlayErrors_REQ_TARGET_IF_AVAILABLE_AND_MINIMUM_FRIENDLY_MINIONS - You cannot play that without a target
  • GAMEPLAY_PlayErrors_REQ_TARGET_WITH_BATTLECRY - Select a character with Battlecry
  • GAMEPLAY_PlayErrors_REQ_TARGET_WITH_DEATHRATTLE - Select a character with Deathrattle
  • GLOBAL_CARD_SET_TGT - The Grand Tournament
  • GLOBAL_CARD_SET_TGT_SHORT - Grand Tournament
  • GLOBAL_KEYWORD_INSPIRE_TEXT - Does something after you use your Hero Power.
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_INSTRUCTIONS - Open your chest at the end of the season.\nImprove your rank to upgrade your chest!
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER1 - Sea Giant's Treasure
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER1_EARNED - You have earned the Sea Giant's Treasure!
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER2 - Ogre Magi's Stash
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER2_EARNED - You have earned the Ogre Magi's Stash!
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER3 - Guardian's Chest
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER3_EARNED - You have earned the Guardian's Chest!
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER4 - Shieldbearer's Footlocker
  • GLOBAL_REWARD_CHEST_TIER4_EARNED - You have earned the Shieldbearer's Footlocker!
  • GLUE_COLLECTION_CARD_CRAFTING_EVENT_NOT_ACTIVE - Oops! That card cannot be crafted or disenchanted right now. Please contact Customer Support.
  • GLUE_CRAFTING_EVENT_NOT_ACTIVE_DESCRIPTION - {0} cards cannot be crafted or disenchanted yet.
  • GLUE_QUEST_LOG_CHEST_TOOLTIP_BODY - Open your chest at the end of the season. Improve your rank to upgrade your chest!
  • GLUE_QUEST_LOG_CHEST_TOOLTIP_BODY_NO_CHEST - Reach Rank 20 and you'll be rewarded with a chest containing prizes at the end of the season!
  • GLUE_QUEST_LOG_CHEST_TOOLTIP_HEADER - Rank {0} Chest 0=Rank number of chest
  • GLUE_STORE_KOREAN_PRODUCT_DETAILS_PACKS_PREORDER - ?? ?? ??? ?? ?? ?? ??? ??? ?????.
  • GLUE_STORE_PACKS_BUTTON_PREORDER_TEXT - Pre-purchase {0} packs 0=number of packs
  • GLUE_STORE_PRODUCT_DETAILS_HEADLINE_TGT_PACK_PRESALE - The Grand Tournament (Pre-Purchase) includes:
  • GLUE_STORE_PRODUCT_DETAILS_TGT_PACK_PRESALE - • 50 packs and a special card back\n• Each pack has 5 cards, with 1 rare or better\n• The Grand Tournament packs are openable in August!
  • GLUE_STORE_PRODUCT_NAME_TGT_PRESALE_BUNDLE - The Grand Tournament (Pre-Purchase)
  • GLUE_STORE_TGT_PREORDER_DATE - Available in August!
  • GLUE_TIP_DEFAULT_22 - You can purchase a new hero for your favorite class in the Shop.
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_0 - Each week there's a crazy new way to play in Tavern Brawl!
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_1 - We need a couple days to clean up the mess after a Brawl ends, so if you can't get in, check back soon!
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_2 - Win a classic pack for your first Tavern Brawl win each week during the launch celebration!
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_3 - Winning multiple games in Tavern Brawl doesn't award additional packs – it's just for fun!
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_4 - Some weeks you'll be provided a deck, and sometimes you'll need to create one. You never know!
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_5 - Some Tavern Brawls might come back again in the future.
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_6 - You can challenge a friend to a Brawl if you challenge them while you're on the Tavern Brawl screen.
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_7 - You can complete your daily quests while in a Tavern Brawl!
  • GLUE_TIP_TAVERNBRAWL_8 - For every three games you win in Tavern Brawl, you'll earn 10 gold, just like in "Play" mode.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_00 - I will cleanse you both of the Curse of Flesh!
  • VO_HRW_TEST_01 - Well done! You've defeated the boss together.\n\nBoth players win!
  • VO_HRW_TEST_02 - Defeat Gearmaster Mechazod together to win!
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_00 - Damaging a hero.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_01 - Destroying highest attack minion.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_02 - Throwing 3 bombs.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_03 - Damaging all other characters.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_04 - Gaining 2 attack.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_05 - Dealing damage to both heroes.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_06 - Silencing Lorewalker Cho. Permanently.
  • VO_HRW_TEST_ABILITY_98 - Target board full. Clearing target board.
  • VO_INNKEEPER_MAX_ARENA_WINS_04 - Ooh! You have claimed the top arena prize, the Lightforge Key! VO_INNKEEPER_MAX_ARENA_WINS_04.wav
  • VO_TIRION_INTRO_02 - Prepare yourself, for a day of the most impressive jousting, eye-popping sideshows, and the mightiest combat you've ever encountered! VO_TIRION_INTRO_02.wav
  • VO_TIRION_INTRO_03 - Which of our valiant knights will be named Champion today?
  • Musty Orphan on the Spinner was changed to "Roach Boy"

August Card Back

The August Card Back can be seen below in all of its animated glory.


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