Val’anyr

Val’anyr is a 6 Mana Cost Legendary Paladin Weapon card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Give a minion in your hand +4/+2. When it dies, reequip this.

Flavor Text

Recently unearthed in one of the deepest kobold caves. Traded for a large candle.

Val’anyr Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Val’anyr in the last year.

57 Comments

  1. lujanimo
    December 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    This seems like it’ll work really well with “can’t be targeted” minions, maybe faerie dragon or the new unicorn will find a place in a competitive deck?

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  2. RealQuade
    December 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Just realized that you can use this with Spiritsinger Umbra to effectively get another val’anyr or with Moat Lurker to provide a win win scenario against silence.

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    • Nope
      December 4, 2017 at 6:03 am

      Are you claiming that Lurker resummons it with the buff equipped?

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      • Nope
        December 4, 2017 at 6:05 am

        What, just kill your own thing immediately? That is just bad.

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      • lujanimo
        December 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

        No, they’re implying that you can kill an enemy minion, so if the lurker’s silenced(assuming the buff landed on the lurker), your opponent’s minion is lost.

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  3. Creampuff1234
    December 1, 2017 at 10:32 am

    This + doppelgänger. 3 6/4s for 5 mana plus you get 3 val’anyrs when they die.

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    • Nope
      December 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      I guess it finally dies when you have no more minions in hand. Cloning it like this and slapping multiple buffs on charge minions is obnoxious. Pirate paladin anyone?

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  4. BellaBoo
    December 1, 2017 at 9:40 am

    as I think about this card, the major flaw is that it’s yet another high-value 6 drop. We already have Tarim and steed run in every control deck, and putting in another high drop might make the deck a bit clunkier. Not that this is unplayable, I actually think it’s quite good, it’ll just take a bit of creative deck building

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    • BellaBoo
      December 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

      I could see maybe running only one Steed, but that would be prohibitive to running the new legendary minion (Not that she’s a must-have, but she looks interesting)

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  5. Chillip
    December 1, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I think the way this works is: “Deathrattle: Give a random minion in your hand +4/+2 and Deathrattle: Equip Val’anyr”

    So you can probably silence it off. It sure seems pretty good anyway, there’s maybe some aggro pirate pally incoming.

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  6. Xix
    December 1, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Why do paladins allways get the insane op stuff…. I mean this weapon even counters ooze…. And with doppelgangsters and the gang, it’s endless weapons and endless buffs…

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  7. Noot noot
    December 1, 2017 at 5:09 am

    “Value’nyr”

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  8. Meta
    November 30, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    4\5 card, 10/10 artwork. Love it.

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  9. Some Dude
    November 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    All I can say is….make sure you keep a minion in hand.

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  10. Nick Lambert
    November 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Drygulch Jailor makes a little more sense now; gives an easy source of minions in hand to ensure the Deathrattle always has a target. Glad to finally see a Legendary weapon someone will actually get hit with; very interesting card.

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  11. MockRock
    November 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Think there’s definite potential in this card. Paladins are more likely to be able to make use of the Legendary weapon because even if Ooze does become meta, Paladins have a lot of good weapons and they can’t all be burned. It’s also a high value card with a fast effect, they have the healing to make use of repeated swings, and it has synergy with Handbuff thrown in as a nice bonus.

    The issue is that there are only so many 6 slots you can run, and this definitely doesn’t boot out Steed or Tarim. Does it fit in alongside them? Hard to say, but Blackguard and Ivory Knight are both solid 6 drops that didn’t make the cut. I DO think this card is better than both of them though, so we’ll see.

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  12. FlashCam
    November 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I wonder : if deathrattle hits saronite chain gang / doppelgangster, will the summoned tokens get the reequip weapon effect as well ?

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    • Zachary Galbraith
      November 30, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      yes becuase those minions create copies of them selves/ would work the same way as hand buff

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      • Peacekey
        November 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm

        And each of the copies will give you another Valanyr!

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        • Chillip
          December 1, 2017 at 8:17 am

          Whoa, even if they die at the same time this is insane, cause Val’anyrs deathrattle will then trigger multiple times! This is great

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  13. KaihatsuJai
    November 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Design-wise, this card’s something to smile about.
    Thinking about dusting DK Uther for this on the F2P account.

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  14. Xander Raidon
    November 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This is exactly what “Tentacles for Hands” wished it would be.

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  15. Hmmm
    November 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Wonder if this count as a spell to minion when they get the 4/2 boost and will work with LYNESSA SUNSORROW.
    Then she be acceptable.

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    • Xander Raidon
      November 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      This is definitely not a spell, it’s a deathrattle effect of a weapon. Her card text says: “each spell you cast on your minions”.

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  16. MorbidArtist
    November 30, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I’m guessing the ‘return weapon to hand’ is a silencable deatrhattle effect along with the buff.
    What happened this expansion? Is Ironbeak Owl holding the whole development team hostage?

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    • MrStealYoDeck
      November 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Probably, he did become quite mad after he got nerfed. Poor ironbeak owl, just wanted to be a good card

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  17. Alt3r
    November 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

    This card would probably be pretty bad if Saronite chain gang and Doppleganster didn’t exist, but since they do it creates some pretty mean combos for Paladin. So overall, it seems decent, easily the best weapon vs oozes and Harrison

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  18. Freck
    November 30, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Silence is a thing

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    • BellaBoo
      November 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      True, but paladin already has at least 2 other good silence targets (spikeridged steed and tirion), and if the new legendary ends up seeing play that’s another target. Decks don’t usually run more than 1 silence (sometimes a second is teched in for Razakus priest), which leaves a few really dangerous targets that won’t be silenced.

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      • Anton
        December 1, 2017 at 7:06 am

        But this weapon buff is very silence worthy, because it is infinite value.

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        • BellaBOo
          December 1, 2017 at 9:06 am

          I absolutely agree, this is an exceptionally high value target. This leaves the other targets entirely unchecked, too. I’m not arguing that it won’t be silenced, but rather that, if it is silenced, you’ll be ok because you’ll get value from other things

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  19. Josh
    November 30, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I love all the people saying it’s too slow. Clearly these people have never played a control style deck. This is not meant for aggro and likely will not make it into midrange either. However, a control-style paladin could get some real value out of a weapon like this.

    When you’re playing a long game you mulligan this away and hope you draw it closer to turn ten so you can use it to stabilize the board and get return value out of it. The downside is needing to keep a minion in your hand as a target. A way around that could be including a rummaging kobold. This is the first weapon/deck that has felt like it’s worth including that card to help get value from your weapon and play around the weapon hate that is sure to come.

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  20. Crapcrack
    November 30, 2017 at 10:26 am

    At the end of the day it’s just too slow.

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    • Astranoth
      November 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      I take it you main pirater warrior If you are unable to see the control quality of this card

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      • Crapcrack
        December 1, 2017 at 2:57 am

        Pirate warrior is not even good in Legend lul. I can see potential but this wpn becomes obsolete vs. Aggro, midrange and Tempo.

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  21. FlashCam
    November 30, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Guys, imagine this hitting saronite chain gang or doppelgangsters in your hand

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  22. cypher
    November 30, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Rly good value, will see play. Just 2 more man than truesilver, for that you get 4/2 in stats and lose the 4 heal. Also the enemy has to silence, hex or polymorph or he’s screwed, but that means he will have less hard removal for your other stuff.
    5/5.

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  23. Spandex
    November 30, 2017 at 10:14 am

    To all of you getting hard about infinite value, if you don’t have a minion, no infinite value granted it’s paladin so you can just hit the button, but if your opponent clears your board and then breaks it with ooze or something similar no value.

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    • Josh
      November 30, 2017 at 10:23 am

      It hits a minion in your hand, not on the board.

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  24. Name (Required)
    November 30, 2017 at 9:46 am

    This is like an upgraded version of Tentacles For Arms since it goes for infinite and the best part is its great against Ooze and Harrison
    You pay 6 mana and you get infinite 4/2 weapon (as long as you have a minion in your hand to equip this)
    The only problem (besides the obvious silence and poly) is it has terrible synergy with cards like Tirion and Paladin DK (you don’t want to accidentally break your life steal weapon)

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  25. Helioshadow
    November 30, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Call me crazy: Charge Paladin. Put Southsea Deckhand, Patches, and Stonetusk Boar, as well as 4-mana 3/2 lifesteal, and might as well grab Keleseth. Small Time Recruits has always been a card I loved, and I reckon I’d be happy if I got this weapon. It can get TONS of value if you keep stalling into the late game (especially since you don’t even need to pay the mana cost for the weapon after the first equip).

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  26. Skyscale
    November 30, 2017 at 9:19 am

    This card won’t see play. It’s way too slow even if it provides nice value. 2.5/5

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  27. Ellionious
    November 30, 2017 at 9:18 am

    If the minion gets transformed via a Polymorph or Hex type of spell, does that still count as dying? How about Entomb? If so, this seems super strong. Probably strong either way, but that would put this over the top.

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    • Nope
      November 30, 2017 at 9:22 am

      No. The minion can definitely be silenced.

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      • Ellionious
        November 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

        It doesn’t say that it is giving the minion a Deathrattle, though. If that were the case, wouldn’t the card text say:

        Deathrattle: Give a minion in your hand +4/+2 and Deathrattle: Equip Val’anyr.

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        • doper dope
          November 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

          spikeridged steeds thingy palladin spell also doesn’t say deathrattle yet it is a deathrattle so it’s probably a deathrattle on this as well

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  28. All0is0Dust
    November 30, 2017 at 9:09 am

    This is really good against oozes as long as you have a paladin deck that runs a majority of creatures over spells.

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  29. pap1324
    November 30, 2017 at 9:09 am

    if you buff tirion with this and he dies do you get ashbringer or this back?

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    • Ellionious
      November 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Good question. I don’t think it’s clear. This one costs one mana more than Ashbringer. So, maybe it would prioritize the more expensive card?

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    • Kapharna
      November 30, 2017 at 9:21 am

      That totally depends on the play order that still applies. The deathrattle effect played first, is the one to activate first. Playing tirion before the weapon means you will get the weapon in the end.

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    • Bajula
      November 30, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Since its Deathrattle ability triggers just after Tirion’s does, you end up having the Val’anyr.

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      • Phrae
        November 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        This guy gets it

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  30. Greedyfly
    November 30, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Best weapon yet

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  31. Tao
    November 30, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I think a bit to slow but nice

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    • Ellionious
      November 30, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Agreed. Too slow for an Aggro or a Midrange Paladin. But, in a Control Paladin? This would be perfect.

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