Barnes Card

Barnes is a 5 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion card from the One Night in Karazhan set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 copy of a random minion in your deck.

Flavor Text

He used to play every part, until Moroes confiscated his Orb of Deception.

Barnes Additional Information


  • August 26, 2019 – The card was nerfed. Its cost was upped from 4 to 5 mana.

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  1. DanTheMan
    May 23, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    So I need dust for thalnos, I mostly run fast paced decks and this guy is just lying on the shelf. I already ran the death rattle quest in the past and not planning to run anything like that any time soon. So, what you recon. Can I dust this guy? Thanx

  2. 720BLAZE
    September 10, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Ultimate powercreep card

  3. Penoyer79
    August 11, 2016 at 9:52 am

    this guy is going to really test your deck-building skills. i think people are underestimating the difficulty level. its going to take an extremely defined deck to pull this off…consistently

  4. Roberto
    August 9, 2016 at 1:33 am

    I have a question on Barnes. tha card says that he summons a random minion IN UR DECK. Does it mean that he cannot summon minions that I have already drawn during the game?
    Depending on what I’ve drawn it might enhance or lower the chances to get a specific card (e.g. Savannah Highmane). So if u decide to keep him in ur starting hand, u might control a bit the odds through Mullingan.
    PS: I really want to put that card in my midrange hunter toghether with Kindly Granmother

  5. chris
    August 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    it’ll be good in NZoth and Reno decks… but this card is just going to encourage everyone to start running Silence again. and that effect is TERRIBLE for the game.

  6. Luke
    August 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    This card is just too random to be all that useful and it is not very powerful

    • Pepperfreez
      August 19, 2016 at 7:18 am

      Unless you make a mostly death rattle deck then it’s pretty good. RNG makes the game tbh.

  7. Safari
    August 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    What if a battlecry minion is summoned? will his/her power be triggered?

    • Evident - Author
      August 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      I doubt it, Battlecry must come from the hand.

      • Safari
        August 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

        Oh… too bad.
        Thanks for the clarification. I just found this definition for Battlecry power:
        “The Battlecry ability triggers when the card is played normally from your hand. It does NOT trigger if a different effect puts it into play from your hand or deck.”

  8. Tugalol
    July 30, 2016 at 8:04 am

    1/1 copy of Tirion please and thank you.

    • Sober667
      July 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      add bran on turn 3 and got 2

  9. Pug
    July 29, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Just thought of this, but have you guys seen the Murloc N’Zoth control pally that some people have been playing? Barnes and The Curator both fit so well. Barnes can pull an extra Warleader, Bluegill, Loot Hoarder, Sylvanas, Tirion, or Cairne. That’s sick! Can also pull a 1/1 N’Zoth, Kodo, or Pyro, but still!

  10. Imaloony
    July 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I’m on the fence about this one. Sometimes it’s insane, sometimes it’s a Razorfen. The problem as some have pointed out is that a lot of decks play Doomsayer now, and that’s a horrible pull from this thing, and if you run Doomsayer you probably don’t want to risk running this.

  11. DontfeedtheEmu
    July 29, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Auto include in N’Zoth Paladin for sure. Sometimes is will be a doomsayer when you don’t want one, but even then the opponent will prolly want to kill it more then you anyway. N’Zoth Priest seems good too. Rogue sees ok too.

  12. 444Tails
    July 29, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Good for Malygos rouge and deathreattle decks.

    July 29, 2016 at 5:53 am

    May be pretty good in deathrate decks. The Tirion weapon or silvanas, or ragnaros or a free Ysera spell, in hunter with Highmare etc. In worst case is a total 4/5 for 4. Even if you hit something usefull only 50% of the time it can be good enough to see play. Hunters play Elek, that with less than 33% of times in some decks

  14. Cyberdave86
    July 29, 2016 at 2:37 am

    In a Deathrattle’s deck pretty good