Grand Archivist

Grand Archivist is a 8 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

At the end of your turn, cast a spell from your deck (targets chosen randomly).

Flavor Text

Qualifications: Found pointy hat.

Grand Archivist Additional Information

  1. Grand Archivist DOES remove the spell from your deck.

Grand Archivist Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Grand Archivist in the last year.

Grand Archivist Full Card Art

42 Comments

  1. Etendar
    January 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    “cast a spell from your deck”, this spell is casted and it`s not in my deck. This say “cast”, not say “copy”.
    I try put this card in a Druid deck with “Ultimate Infestation”, but can cast only the copies in the deck. I understand well the mecanic of this card or not.

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    • HappyDucky
      February 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Think of thus like Recruit…. but for Spells….

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  2. Elizabeth
    November 30, 2017 at 10:35 am

    This would be good in a shaman deck. With the spells that have overload cost and only target the enemy.

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  3. Mason
    November 26, 2017 at 12:11 am

    This is the perfect tech card against Murloc priest that I’ve waiting for since the black rock expansion.

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    • Me
      November 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

      Murloc priest????

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      • Roberto
        November 27, 2017 at 3:31 am

        Don’t worry, he’s talking about another game. He doesn’t play hearthstone

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  4. All0is0Dust
    November 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    It’s Spell Recruit.

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  5. RinMathews
    November 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Play this.
    Run only 2 copies of Blizzard, Flamestrike, and frost nova. Maybe Ice block too.
    Play a 8 mana 4/7 that *draws* a board clear from your deck and *plays* it
    Remember Mad scientist and cry because that card was so OP

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    • Spyder9899
      November 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      So, play a mage deck with no fireballs, frostbolts, arcane intellect, primordial glyph and then worry about this card being op? I think we don’t have anything to worry about.

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      • Highball
        December 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        Strictly speaking, him casting AI would be good and PG would be OK. Exodia mage doesn’t even have fireballs or frostbolts in the deck so it might be ok.

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  6. Yggdreigon
    November 25, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I’d meme with it if it wasn’t a fucking epic.
    Pulling this probably means using it once in a meme deck adn then 100 free dust

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  7. Alex
    November 25, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I think it has potential. Put mind control in a priest deck with devour mind, holy nova etc. Mind vision even…. maybe mind games?

    Seems like a Lulzy deck but has potential!!

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  8. Jonnychill1331
    November 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Im surprised nobody has brought up call of the wild, call of the wild was op on turn 8 and now it comes with an extra 4/7 body

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    • Jonnychill1331
      November 25, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Granted you lose the ability to go face with huffer

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      • Yggdreigon
        November 25, 2017 at 11:29 am

        sounds fun until it instead casts kill command to your face

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        • Immolate
          November 25, 2017 at 5:53 pm

          When someone automatically assumes that because you are playing Hunter you must run Kill Command in your deck.

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          • Meme
            November 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

            Did they just assume the cards included in a hunter deck. TRIGGERED!!!!!

  9. Yusu
    November 25, 2017 at 3:30 am

    I could maybe see this being played in a secret mage with Glacial Mysteries.

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    • DyingHawk
      November 25, 2017 at 11:24 am

      but it’s much more likely for him to pull a secret than glacial mysteries, and if he pulls a secret he’s shit.

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      • Highball
        December 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

        Why? He’s a 4/7 that demands immediate removal and still gets a 3cost spell out of your deck and onto the battlefield. So he’s 5 mana for a 4/7 that demands immediate removal. With 4 attack he dodges most priest removal, and with 7 health he survives fireball.

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  10. Crapcrack
    November 25, 2017 at 3:08 am

    First of all the stats sucks for an 8-drop so the effect has to make up for this.
    I don’t think it does, most classes can’t use this because the spell targets a random character which can be really bad (or good). There is too much risk/rng for it to be good. The only spell i can see being good is Ultimate infestation.

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    • KingArrudar
      November 25, 2017 at 3:49 am

      There are plenty of high cost spells that would make this viable.
      I would put this in a big priest deck.

      Free from amber.
      Shadow essence

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      • Crapcrack
        November 25, 2017 at 4:53 am

        Free from amber could get u a shitty minion like Noggenfogger since it’s random.

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        • LEETHELIVER
          December 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm

          NOGGENFOGGER IS NOT BAD

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      • Dick
        November 25, 2017 at 9:01 am

        And then get this horrible card from barnesy or shadow essence> Yah sure, ruin the deck.

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        • Yggdreigon
          November 25, 2017 at 11:31 am

          Get this from shadow essence, at the end of the turn cast another shadow essence get another copy of this

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  11. KingArrudar
    November 25, 2017 at 2:08 am

    This will see play.

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    • Crapcrack
      November 25, 2017 at 3:09 am

      Most likely no, could u explain why to me?

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      • Rob
        November 25, 2017 at 6:39 am

        Crapcrack if you play a deck with high value spells this could see play, like flamestrikes and other aoe’s draw cards and secrets are good, rune is good, if we say the stats are of a 5 drop, then you only need to draw and play a 3 mana card to get value, it will mean you play less target removal, but lightning storm and things like that would work, now i will say that 4/8 taunt drake seems more reliable but we will have to see what people come up with.

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      • BadBoomBoom
        November 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

        I think there is enough support for us to see at least a tier 2 coming from these type of cards. Spritefull Summoner, now this card… u can run like 5-6 big spells, more in some classes, and compensate a “sub-optimal” early game with some really disgunting sh!t mid to late game. Hunters can run 2 CoftW, even a copy of crushing wall, and still u can biuld a solid early game with the beast package. Paladin already have some REEEEALLY good high cost spells: SpikeSteed, Dinosize. Maybe Lay on hands, or Stand Agains Darkness?!?!… even consacration could give reasonable value. In wild, Anityn CAN happen too.

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        • rob
          November 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

          lol call of the wild and this card, that’s a fun time,

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        • lujanimo
          November 30, 2017 at 11:51 pm

          I don’t see this card working in paladin. Paladin’s buff spells don’t specifically target friendly minions, so you could buff your opponent’s minions.

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  12. PandaWolf525
    November 25, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Don’t forget this can also get you Secrets so let that just sink in when your playing against this in a Secret Deck of any kind.

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  13. sober667
    November 25, 2017 at 1:23 am

    You wold need to have very well desined deck around it so no matter what spell he casts it has psitive outcome well if you have only enemy side board AOE or all around only non negative for you effeckts its posible that he will have only good effeckts so i think that card may find a place in control envirment becouse 4/7 for so powerfull efffeckt is not bad you just need to think in wich class loosing targetable spels is the least punishing maby evolve shaman with evolve/devolve AOE skiping hexes/ jade lithing etc?

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    • Logic
      November 25, 2017 at 4:39 am

      This is horrendus to read, it’s very difficult to understand what you are saying.

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    • Highball
      December 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      I stopped reading at “desined”. Is that like Arcsin? Or did you mean designed? If you meant designed then why the hell wouldn’t you have a very well designed deck? Do you just throw crap together and hope for the best?

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  14. Ypsilon
    November 25, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Fun card, but I don’t see this as a ladder card

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    • Gerard
      November 25, 2017 at 12:58 am

      Jade druid perhaps? After replacing your deck with copies of idol first?!

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      • PandaWolf525
        November 25, 2017 at 1:23 am

        Seems fun with a deck that plays cards that dont really card about target or only saw opponent. Hell even with UI with Zero board worst thing is you do is kill your self if your at 5 or less life in Druid or you dont lose any life and get a 5/5 and Draw 5. Hell even jsut getting Wild Growth is not bad because you then get a free draw the turn after. Hell there are a lot of speels that could be really fun with this after just looking at them all.

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        • sober667
          November 25, 2017 at 4:26 am

          Ye like worst think can happen is swipe ur own minion but still u deal 1 AOE to all enemies so its still ok-ish but i think it will shine in like big spell mage with all big spel interaction but what is better than pyroblast with random target 😀

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          • Logic
            November 25, 2017 at 4:37 am

            Swipe only targets enemies and UI also generates armor

      • Couns3lor
        December 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

        I’m running it in a Dragon Priest ladder deck rn. It’s OP. The only spells I have are 2 free from ambers and 2 mind controls. If this card sticks it’s game over as I take every single enemy minion and summon random big bodies every turn.

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