Kobold Librarian

Kobold Librarian is a 1 Mana Cost Common Warlock Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Draw a card. Deal 2 damage to your hero.

Flavor Text

Kobolds sort books using a gooey decimal system.

Kobold Librarian Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Kobold Librarian in the last year.

Kobold Librarian Full Card Art

46 Comments

  1. BuddyBoy
    December 5, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Wow so good !! best one drop in the whole game, ever haha
    Standard 5/5
    Wild 5/5
    Arena 5/5

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  2. Uuuther
    December 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Hands down best and cutest card in the set

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  3. Simon Harris
    December 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

    This card is good, sure, but I think it’s overrated. Zoo has a ton of great 1-drops already, and this will definitely replace one of them, but it won’t suddenly make zoo amazing. Remember, the 2 damage matters in warlock and the fact that it can be pinged matters. It is a tempo loss to play this on turn 1 compared to another 1 drop. (As an example, you lose the exchange if your opponent mortal coils this, since the only difference between your situation and your opponent’s is that you lost 2 life). Because of these downsides, I don’t think this is worth it in control warlock. This is an easy ping target against any ping class, where you wouldn’t have a ping target otherwise. It doesn’t give you card advantage, it just gives you something that can maybe trade with an aggro’s low drop or help with defile. Problem is, it’s so bad in a control mirror that that’s not worth it. You’re better off just life tapping instead as control.

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    • Haha
      December 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Just tapping…lol did you see that you also draw a card when you play this…its 1 mana tap with body…you dont care about removal.. As zoo you dont wanna play it on turn 1…but you will play it when need cards.. As control you will play it definetly on turn… Draw a card is what meters… Even if oponent destroy him you got card and he spent removal on 1 cost minion or ping (did nothing with board that turn) so yes as control you just realy dont give a fckk about removal xd

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      • LittleZbot
        December 5, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        Dear Haha,

        Would you kindly attend school and learn some English? Until you learn that “matters” and “meters” are different words, how to spell extraordinarily simple words such as “don’t,” “definitely,” and “opponent,” and what an ellipsis is actually used for, you will have a very difficult time convincing others of your opinions. Opinions that make no sense, but opinions nonetheless. If you don’t care about how you say things to others, why would others care about what you have to say?

        LittleZbot

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        • BellaBoo
          December 7, 2017 at 11:09 am

          Yo dude maybe chill out a bit, we’re talking about a fun card game we like to play on our Magic Light Boxes. Nothing matters. Go eat a bagel or something, you’ll get more satisfaction out of it than policing people’s grammar on the internet

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          • thevoiceofreason
            December 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm

            Yeah, LittleZbot has completely been annihilated and buttblasted beyond reasoning, and he had but one option: to recoil into grammar Nazism.

  4. tokeghost
    November 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    learn and burn, baby.

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  5. Random
    November 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Poor shaman he gets the 2 mana 1 1/1 for his hero power

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    • Virilio
      December 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Put it this way, is a 1/1 play your hero power for free and you get to choose it.

      Reply
  6. Grotesque
    November 28, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    tbh this is the cutest card so far

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  7. Deamon
    November 28, 2017 at 9:04 am

    One of the best cards for this expension. Love it

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  8. Gitaxis
    November 28, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This card seems pretty nuts. Warlock is getting all the good low cost cards.

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  9. Crapcrack
    November 28, 2017 at 3:40 am

    woooooow zoo just became stronger !

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  10. KaihatsuJai
    November 28, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Glad Blizzard has smartened up and been making the truly broken 1-drops class cards recently.
    Core Warlock card.

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  11. gud
    November 28, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Another instant pick in warlock arena

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    • Crapcrack
      November 28, 2017 at 3:41 am

      exactly, so much value ! Great body too.

      Reply
  12. Me
    November 27, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    This will see play in every zoolock, every handlock and probably most control warlocks too beacuse its litterally the best 1-drop in the game. And in arena, its bonemare-level of op

    Constructed 5/5
    Arena 10/5

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  13. Mrthejazz
    November 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Guys it’s a cycle I bet. Each class is getting a card that does a varient of their hero power stapled to a minion.

    And they are all kobolds. Paladin puts 2 recruits in hand. This guy punches you and draws a card. Shaman summons a basic totem of your choice.

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    • mudafaga
      November 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      They’re all commons too

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  14. happy kobold
    November 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    it’s been a good day for warlocks. a very good day. not only is this card absolutely insane, it has my favorite art so far this expansion. 5/5 for card and 10/10 for art i’m happy

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  15. DeltaStorm
    November 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Remember when a 2 mana 1/2 that drew a card was so good it got nerfed? Well, now we have a 1 mana 2/1 that draws a card. Can’t see how this is not INSANE, especially in arena.

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  16. PurifiedAzure
    November 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Love it. 1-drops win again.

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  17. Logic
    November 27, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    This card is amazing! Great addition the the warlocks arsenal. It’s a common card too so it will show up a alot in arena (which is propaganda an insta pick, obly debateble with bonemare). 1 mana 2/1 draw a card take 2 damage is insane, look at flame imp, flame imp already sees a ton of play in zoolock decks. This is a flame imp with -1/-1 but it draws you a card, that trade-off is amazing as it isn’t a dead draw late game since you wouldn’t play a flame imp when you’re >15 hp since the 3/2 is just not qorth it, but drawing a card is.

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    • r00fus
      December 10, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Flame imp kills northshire cleric and lives. This one dies and allows heal+draw. Also imp can’t be potion madness and is a demon.

      That’s why I always keep flame imp vs priest.

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  18. CthulhusCall
    November 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    10/10 One of the strongest 1 drops in Standart. Must have for every Zoolock.

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  19. MOREI
    November 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    It’s a common?

    YesNutNovember

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  20. Yancie
    November 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    10/10
    This 1 drop is not only a cheaper version of your hero power, but it leaves a 2/1 behind and also counts as self damage for the spellstone. Mandatory inclusion in every single warlock deck ever.

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    • MarmotMurloc
      November 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Definitely! As an aggro warlock player pushing for legend( I am aware the season will have reset by its release, and I will most likely hit legend before it comes out, ideally this season) this card will be great!
      5 stars for decent stats, card draw, and spellstone power up! A good day for warlords!

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      • Richpla
        November 28, 2017 at 5:04 am

        Youre legend for sure…Ranks will not reset in the middle of December when expansion comes out.. and warlords are shamans…

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        • Piterno
          November 28, 2017 at 10:39 am

          He means that as it will come out mid december the ranks will reset, because then it will be december, ranked season 48 rather than 47.

          Fellow Aggro “Doctor 2” Warlock here, are you enjoying the number of big druids that draw an all 8+ mana hand and tempo rogues that draw patches and not prince K in the high ranks?

          Because I am too!

          Keleseth will be powerful with this card, it’s already pretty good but making it a flame imp that does the amount of damage it did in the beta and then draws a card along with that delicious body, it’s impossible to beat. This replaces Flame Imp? Or do you keep both and put in Amethyst Spellstone along with them? Dealing 7 is pretty good for 4 in aggro…

          Turn 1: Coin Keleseth
          Turn 2: Topdeck Kobold Librarian, draw another, and play it, reducing you to 26 but drawing yet another card and double-upgrading your spellstones, and getting 2 3/2’s out on the board, hit face or trade with Keleseth depending on what your opponent did
          Turn 3: Darkshire Councilman or Southsea Captain (which summons Patches) do whatever with your beta flame imps draw a card. Your opponent is as low as 20 now.
          Turn 4: Go face with everything, bringing them to 9; now Spellstone. This heals you to full while dealing 7 damage, reducing them to 2.
          Turn 5: If you had the other spellstone, then kill them using it. If not, then just hit face for another 8 damage from your minions, or if they cleared, and you just topdecked spellstone, kill them with its un-upgraded form.

          This is powerful; You both get powerful cards and powerful draw for 1 single mana that also upgrades cards that are insane. 4 mana deal 7 on its own is better than a fireball, and the 7 heal is worth another 2.5 mana. Spellstone is 6.5 mana value with 4 mana cost, and this card is 2 mana overall value (1 from being a 2/1, 2 from drawing a card, and ~-1 for dealing 2 to your hero)
          In conclusion, 5/5; In arena, this is insane, 5/5. In Zoo, this is more insane, 5/5. And in pretty much any other warlock deck this is great because it activates damage, healing, and draws a card. This in combination with the homunculus will make a self-damaging control warlock or zoolock without Prince see the light of at least tier 3.

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          • whitenerdy
            November 28, 2017 at 2:49 pm

            Spellstone targets only minions, not face. Will probably still fit in zoolock decks if they run both flame imp and this.

          • MarmotMurloc
            November 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

            It’s definitely got really good synergy with aggro warlock, and that spellstone could help keep warlock alive until guldan comes in with heavy support! This looks like a good expansion for aggro warlock although the new board clears for priest irritate me. I might be in legend by now if not for lucky rogues ( the ones that triple keleseth with the coin on turn 1) and my least favorite people, the 5 razakus priests I got to fight consecutively!
            I beat 3/5, which made me very happy but normally I’m not that lucky as an aggro warlock. By turn three as usual your building up a nice board…. nothing massive yet but probably three 1 drops and hopefully Keleseth or a 3 drop (Darkshire or otherwise, I bring vicious fledgling as an instant win con )then your opponent just auchenai soul priest-healing wave thing combos and clears the board. Luckily warlocks act fast, and you’ve got an army back by turn five…only to find that the priest has pint size potion-shadow word horror and clears your board again.
            Luckily, you life tap and have the board refilled by turn 7, only to find that your priest friend saved their Dragonfire potion just for your minions. If I have any resolve left at that point, ill try for a couple more minions. Then comes anduin shadowreaper and the game is curtains. Not on easy street yet, but headed there!
            Nice to meet a fellow “Doctor 2” warlock though! I wish you luck in legend!

  21. 8BitBrain
    November 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Really like the concept of warlock right now, this is a cool card to have fun with, and it brings back zoolock (which isn’t really that annoying of a deck to play against in the first place)

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  22. Imaloony
    November 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    What’s the word I’m looking for… oh yes, insane. This card is fucking insane. You were already going to lifetap, right? So how about you do it for 1 less mana and get a 2/1 to boot? Yes please! And you can still lifetap afterwards too! I can’t imagine any Warlocks who won’t run this card, but I’d be fascinated to know under which circumstances they wouldn’t. The only reason this wouldn’t see play in Standard is if Warlock fell off the map entirely in general, which strikes me as very unlikely.

    Also really good in Arena, duh.

    Standard: 5/5
    Arena: 5/5

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    • MarmotMurloc
      November 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Totally, they would need to remove guldan from the game to make warlock weak enough to not see much play. Actually, that wouldn’t even be enough. How about removing all warlock spells from the game?
      Hold it, aggro only runs 2-4 spells…
      How about we remove all warlock cards form the game and makes the hero power cost 11!
      That will ensure that warlock aren’t played! I think that’s the only way though. Lol.

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      • Me
        November 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

        Or just release more priest cards like duskbreaker and psychic scream to make priest the only viable class

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        • MarmotMurloc
          November 28, 2017 at 12:14 am

          Goo point. It feels bad every time you start a ladder a match and guess what… it’s a priest. As aggro warlock you just have to watch the board get cleared over… and over… and over. Psychic scream and every that mini board clearing Dragon might see play in razakus highlander, and let us not forget that priest weapon, for an alternate win condition.
          As a non priest player, feels bad man.

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          • Crapcrack
            November 28, 2017 at 11:14 am

            Psychic scream is prob’ the best board clear ever.

  23. Name (Required)
    November 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Yup I’m going to main Warlock this expansion too many interesting cards

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  24. DyingHawk
    November 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Synergy, with the spellstone, I think warlock will have a deck that plays a lot like bloodcraft from shadowverse, swinging wildly up and down in life throughout the game.

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  25. Nightfall
    November 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    this is a superb card, it’s just a good minion for 1 mana with a superb effect. in the early game it’s a good minion to trade with and late game you can just cycle it into another card. this card is good at all times in the game (unless you really need that 2 hp), which makes it a really good card.

    5/5 love it

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  26. Rareducky
    November 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    1 mana 2/1, “cast your hero power for 0 mana”

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    • Sl0th
      November 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Hero powers are worth 0 mana…

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      • Nightfall
        November 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        turns out warlock’s hero power is worth more, because it’s the best of the bunch

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      • Haha
        November 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm

        Dude warlocks heropower is the strongest one…it definetly dont worth 0 mana…

        Reply

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