Cataclysm

Cataclysm Card

Cataclysm is a 4 Mana Cost Epic Warlock Spell card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Destroy all minions. Discard your hand.

Flavor Text

RUN FROM SKY CANDLES! THEY BURN! RUN!

Cataclysm Additional Information

Cataclysm and Malchezaar's Imp do work together and you will draw cards if Imp is on the board:

“Works exactly like Deathwing, so Imp is marked to die, but minions don’t leave the board until the card finishes resolving, so Imp does draw cards.” – Source

Cataclysm Decks

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

81 Comments

  1. billius
    December 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    it even synergizes with malch imps, just wow.

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  2. PandaWolf525
    December 2, 2017 at 1:53 am

    So my old comment is out dated since i ether did not notice the decription or it was not up when i posted first. But still the trick with this to complete Quest on turn 4 so you can play the Reward on turn 5 this.
    Playing first:
    Turn 1: Play Quest
    Turn 2: Use ablility to draw or play a card to discard
    Turn 3: Play a card to discard if used ability on turn two or use ability to draw if discarded on turn 2. Or do if you drew on turn 2 but dont have a discard effeect do nothing so then turn 4 you will have a total of 7 cards so when you play this you discard 6 to complete quest.
    Turn 4: Play this and laugh.

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  3. Mangbet
    November 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

    What happens if you have both voidcaller and Malch’s imp on the board and you play this, drawing a demon off of imp?

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  4. Peacekey
    November 27, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Question:

    Turn1: malchezaar imp
    Turn2: darkshire librarian
    Turn3: coin+void caller
    Turn4: you have zavas, silverware golem, tiny knight in hand, and play cataclysm.

    how does the board resolve? does tiny knight gets summoned by void caller (before being discarded and after board clearing) and receive +n/+n?

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    • whitenerdy
      November 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Tiny knight would be discarded, since deathrattles would trigger after the spell resolves. Zavas would get +2/+2 and return to hand. Silverware golem would be summoned and not die to cataclysm. You would also draw 4 additional cards (3 from imp, 1 from librarian), then if there are any demons in those 4 cards, one of them would be summoned by void caller.

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      • Thanks for the answer to this question!
        November 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        I am not Peacekey but I appreciate this answer. Thanks!

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  5. Tamerlein
    November 27, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    This could be potentially hilarious with the quest.

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    • sober667
      November 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      well tahn one card may enable quest
      Why?
      Becouse its not random at all u just discard hand wich can contain all the outlanders to discard together wich is completly insane but on top of it insta complete quest ? insane value insane tempo just queze into all that suff malchezar imp and you may have something realy busted
      Or it will plundge to the face

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      • Tamerlein
        November 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

        Do you mind using English?

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  6. KingArrudar
    November 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I am seriously regretting dusting that 2 cost legendary that gains stats from being discarded.

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  7. PandaWolf525
    November 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Having played Warlock Quest for a while now this does not trigger with Imp. But what this does help with is making sure that you can play the reward on turn 5. Like what Gul’dan said was talking to Garrosh about.
    Garrosh, “What must we give for this power?”
    Gul’dan, “Everything.”

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    • Nevanji
      November 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      it says that this does trigger with imp if you read the description

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      • PandaWolf525
        December 2, 2017 at 1:00 am

        the description was not up when i posted this comment.

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    • The Lore Police
      November 30, 2017 at 2:01 am

      *Grommash* Garrosh is his son.

      Reply
  8. Yancie
    November 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    8/10
    As others have pointed out, this card combined with Malchezaar Imp as well as other discard oriented card such as Clutchmother Zavas and Silverware Golem and the Warlock Quest could be really powerful together. This card may be the final push to make disca- oh wait, half of those cards are rotating out so that prediction might be wrong. The archetype could very well pop up in wild though.

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    • Meme Machine
      November 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Those cards aren’t rotating until next expansion, so it doesn’t matter until then.

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  9. Imaloony
    November 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Does Warlock REALLY need another board wipe? I mean, holy crap. Despite the low cost, this is a really bad deal for Warlock. Warlock usually has a lot of cards in hand, which just makes this card worse the more you look at it. Despite their ability to recover this hand more quickly, this price is just too steep to pay. An no, Discolock won’t make this worth it.

    This is also a really bad card in Arena. Turns out Deathwing without the body just leaves you wide open for whatever is left in your opponent’s hand.

    Standard: 1/5
    Arena: 1/5

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    • sober667
      November 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Its discards so it can be refiled by malchezar imp im hand and it can discard silverware golems and cluchmother with gives value not saying that it can enable Hand of jaraxus OTK in wild

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    • imacockatoo
      December 1, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      its perfect for quest warlock you can play insane quest reward at turn 5 infinite imps

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    • DackFayden
      December 4, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      Actually this card is quite good in Arena. You just save it until the opponent overcommits and board wide +tap, allowing you to regain tempo and still have cards. In top deck mode this card is insane. Therefore it deserves at least a 3/5 arena rating.

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  10. GreenLanternHS
    November 27, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I’m excited for this, I like cards that have some balance to them. It’s just fun to live on the edge as warlock, discarding and paying life to try to claw out a victory. Maybe I will craft that blood queen…

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    • Name (required)
      November 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      I have the Quest, Clutchmother, and Blood Queen and I can tell you its lots of fun
      Too bad Silverware Golem and malchezar’s Imp is rotating next year I might dust Clutchmother and Blood Queen but keep the quest just for this card

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  11. Crapcrack
    November 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Insane card, i like how it encourages different archetypes.
    Good for quest.
    Good for control.
    Even aggro can use this to regain board control.

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    • Chocobo
      November 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Your comments and logic hurts my eyes and my brain.
      Even aggro can use it.? To gain board control.? How on earth that would happen by having no cards left as an aggro deck.? Do you think topdecking in aggro decks is better than the opponents.?

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      • Crapcrack
        November 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

        Bro u need to chill out, why are u so angry all the time? If ur gonna say something, say nice things or stfu. I’m not saying it’s good for aggro, i said they can use it. I don’t think it’s that bad because u have ways to draw cards from discards as Warlock.

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      • Evident - Site Admin
        November 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

        Please be constructive when leaving comments. The first sentence is completely unnecessary, just discuss your point without insulting the individual.

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      • Piterno
        November 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        Aggro on a late turn with 2 malchezaar’s imps and a hand of 5 cards draws you 10 for the price of 4 and killing the board, which could be threatening lethal. Potentially you can also destroy the dinomancers with this and summon 2 doomguards (that you discarded) free of charge, and put 10 to face.

        Warning: theory rafting below
        In control with 2 malchezaar’s, 6 card hand, and this card and Rin being 2 of those cards, play Rin, play this, draw 8 cards and get the first rune. By doing this you fill your hand with a lot of control cards and destroy your opponent’s board, allowing you to easily deal with anything they put out until you destroy their deck. Definitely loses to questmage, but crushes a lot of other control decks.

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        • Chocobo
          November 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

          Do i need to write it 10 times ?
          You dont draw with malchezar imp.

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          • LeonardoFRei
            November 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

            Well, depends if they do the effects separately, if the discard happens while the cards are still on the field, their power may activate, tough I agree the wording here is weird

            just gotta wait till it is out to see how it works, if the Imps draw cards, this be busted and will negate the sideeffect and give you more card draw, otherwise, it’ll only be useful for discardlock and control Warlock with a Dino Egg on the field to hopefully get a 5/5 and/or enough demons to get a good round out of Blood Reaver Gul’Dan

          • Chocobo
            November 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

            The wording is not weird. Just see kazakus potions text.
            Up to this moment every card with a ( . ) in between sentences works as i mentioned.
            Theres no chance they made a mistake in the text.

          • Delta
            November 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

            If you siphon soul a lightwarden, it gains 3 health before it dies, and siphon soul has the period (Destroy a minion. Restore 3 health to your hero.) I see no reason the Imp won’t draw.

          • Chocobo
            November 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm

            I suggest you go right now and use siphon soul and pay attention to the order of things.
            You are missing something.

          • Evident - Site Admin
            November 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm

            You do draw with Malchezaar’s Imp: https://twitter.com/HSTopDecks/status/935236072174260224

  12. Kr33gn4r
    November 27, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Welcome to the quest turn 5

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  13. Me
    November 27, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Like a deathwing without the deathwing

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  14. Blux
    November 27, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Guys turn five, malchezars imp into this. New hand!

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    • Chocobo
      November 27, 2017 at 10:02 am

      You do realize that malchezars imp WONT be on board after this…so you wont draw anything.
      Some of your comments just hurt human intelligence.

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      • Chocobo
        November 27, 2017 at 10:10 am

        Dont say Deathwing please..

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        • All0is0Dust
          November 27, 2017 at 10:12 am

          Deathwing does the same thing, why would that not work the same?

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          • Chocobo
            November 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

            Because deathwing does 2 things simultaneously while this first clears board and then discards your hand. Read the god damn cards.
            Deathwing Text ; ”Destroy all other minions and discard your hand” one effect.

            This card says ”Destroy all minions.Discard your hand”
            Do you realize the difference or do i need to make it more clear ?

          • Evident - Site Admin
            November 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm

            It has just been confirmed that Cataclysm DOES work with Malchezaar’s Imp: https://twitter.com/HSTopDecks/status/935236072174260224

          • All0is0Dust
            November 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm

            lol thank you Evident. It would have drove me crazy till the release.

      • DeltaStorm
        November 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm

        It hurts human intelligence that you didn’t try this out before commenting. If you use siphon soul on a lightwarden, it gains 3 health first, as I mentioned above. Do you have any reason to believe it works otherwise?

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  15. CD001
    November 27, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Curious to see what happens with Voidcaller in Wild – if the Deathrattle triggers before the “discard you hand” part of the deal you could destroy everything on the board and drop a free Mal’ganis…

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    • Noot noot
      November 27, 2017 at 5:27 am

      It says “destroy all minions” before saying “discard your hand”, so it will work

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      • A
        November 27, 2017 at 6:51 am

        Deathrattles only trigger after a spell is fully resolved so no

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        • sober667
          November 27, 2017 at 7:31 am

          Im not so shure about that there where recent chenges to sequensing so it may be the case

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  16. Fipii
    November 27, 2017 at 4:59 am

    very interesting card! finally sth to activate the (up to now) useless discardcombos!

    new meta inc 🙂

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    • Crapcrack
      November 27, 2017 at 10:15 am

      I agree Fipii i think this card is powerful. It also encourages different archetypes.

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  17. Roberto
    November 27, 2017 at 4:47 am

    This card is designed only to make quest warlock playable. No other deck wants to destroy his own board AND his own hand……………..

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    • rob
      November 27, 2017 at 4:57 am

      i think this will work in normal and deathrattle zoo. very strong

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  18. LeonardoFrei
    November 27, 2017 at 4:22 am

    So this is basically DeathWing, only 6 mana cheaper and without the 12/12
    This could work actually, filling the board with demons, eggs and good deathrattles, it has good sinergy with Discardlock, Blood Reaver Gul’dan, and whatever it is called a deck focused on destroying friendly minions for value

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    • Noot noot
      November 27, 2017 at 5:28 am

      the deck is destructive warlock

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      • Piterno
        November 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        Oh yeah, this IS an egg activator after all.

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  19. Zephitos
    November 27, 2017 at 4:00 am

    They nerfed Yogg again

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  20. Lares
    November 27, 2017 at 3:39 am

    How is it work with Malchezaar’s Imp?

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    • Cenarius
      November 27, 2017 at 3:44 am

      you draw back a new hand.

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      • KillerLord
        November 27, 2017 at 4:03 am

        That’s not true I think because the imp will get destroyed first, and then you will discard your hand. So you will not draw new cards

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        • nufiky
          November 27, 2017 at 4:15 am

          try it with deathwing.. easy

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          • DyingHawk
            November 27, 2017 at 4:18 am

            use deathspeaker on imp than play this, profit.

      • AlbertX
        November 27, 2017 at 6:24 am

        I made it once with Deathwing you redraw your hand or so I remember

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    • Philip Rogers
      November 27, 2017 at 4:52 am

      I just tested it with Deathwing. You draw a new hand.

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      • Perry Manson
        November 27, 2017 at 5:45 am

        WOW

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      • Cleverpath
        November 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

        This card works differently then Deathwing, this destroys than discards, while Deathwing does both at the same time. So this wont refill your hand with the imp.

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      • Cleverpath
        November 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

        This card works differently then Deathwing, this destroys than discards, while Deathwing does both at the same time. So this wont refill your hand with the imp.

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      • Chocobo
        November 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

        Wake up.Deathwing has a single effect ( destroy all other minions AND discard your hand) this says
        ( Destroy all minions . Pause . Discard your hand. )
        Why is that so hard for you people to understand.it’s like a Kazakus potions first you clear and then you discard it has 2 phases.

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        • Ixc
          November 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

          Why is it so hard for you to just simply be a nice and decent human being to others? Seriously, every comment I’ve seen you leave is arrogant, condescending, and just plain rude.

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          • Chocobo
            November 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

            Stupid comments must have a rude reply.
            Arrogant.? i am right , it’s not my fault you are too lazy to understand basic game mechanics.
            What im saying about the card is correct.

          • Evident - Site Admin
            November 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

            No, they must not have a rude reply. Just explain your stance in a civil manner, this is your final warning.

          • Ixc
            November 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

            Nobody cares how right you are if you sound like a dick.

        • Piterno
          November 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

          “how can you people not understand” on it’s own is insulting, condescending, and arrogant all in one. If it didn’t trigger imp, then what would the point of it be? Pack filler?

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          • Chocobo
            November 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

            It doesnt trigger imp because board clear happens first and hand discard happens next.
            To compare it with Deathwing read the text.Deathwing says destroy allmother minions AND discard hand.Even in the animation of Deathwing these two things happen both at the same time.
            Now in this card , board clear and hand discard obviously dont happen at the same time thats why they have a . pause in between sentences.
            Destroy all minions.Discard tour hand.
            You clear the board therefore imp is no longer in play to activate when you discard.
            Is that polite enough ?
            As for why they made the card not to trigger imp its obvious too. Because it would be OP.
            It already is op and alone can make discard quest warlock viable and perhaps tier 1.

          • sober667
            November 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm

            They confirmed it it DOES trigger imp

        • whitenerdy53
          November 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

          You’re not even right about how kazakus potions work. The steps of the spell happen sequentially, but minions do not die or leave the board until the entire spell resolves. For instance, if you get “deal 5 damage. deal 4 to all” and target a deathrattle minion like Cairne, the summoned minion does not take 4 damage. The only exception to this is defile because it actually recasts the spell each time as opposed to doing everything in one spell effect.

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          • Chocobo
            November 29, 2017 at 4:56 am

            Thats because deathrattles activate after a spell fully reaolves.A mechanic that is stupid.As stupid as the pyromancer thing that they changed(After 2 years(

          • Piterno
            December 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

            Wild pyro is an AFTER effect, that’s why. Malchezaar’s is a WHENEVER effect, thus activating before the full resolution of the spell. Minions only leave the board after all effects are resolved.

            Like with northshire circle wild pyro:
            Northshire is whenever, so before all the healing is resolved it draws, and when it’s all done wild pyro burns the board.

        • ouch
          November 29, 2017 at 10:01 am

          Lol it must hurt to be so wrong

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  21. Bigignhp
    November 27, 2017 at 3:36 am

    SBAM

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  22. Ixc
    November 27, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Was about to completely write this card off, then remembered the warlock quest was a thing….but that’s really about the only deck in which it could be even slightly useful….

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  23. Cenarius
    November 27, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Quest activated turn 4, turn 5 play the portal.

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  24. MrMeme
    November 27, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Discard lock, hello?

    Reply

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