Cho’Gall

Cho’Gall Card

Cho’Gall is a 7 Mana Cost Legendary Warlock Minion card from the Whispers of the Old Gods set!

Card Text

Battlecry: The next spell you cast this turn costs Health instead of Mana.

Flavor Text

Even after all this time, Gul'dan still makes Cho'gall go get donuts and coffee.

Cho’Gall Additional Information

  1. If Mal'Ganis is in play and you play Cho’Gall: “You must have enough health to be able to cast the spell, but you would not take any damage from casting the spell.” [Source]
  2. “It removes armor before health, and armor also factors into if you can cast a spell. At 2 health 5 armor you can cast Siphon Soul.” [Source]
  3. “You cannot cast a spell from Cho’gall if it would kill you, you cannot pay the health cost.” [Source]
  4. “If you played Forbidden Flame, you would take 0 damage, then the rest of your mana would be spent on the spell’s effect.” [Source]

83 Comments

  1. schizor
    April 13, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Bronzebeard and this? would that make it 2 spells?

  2. Frode
    April 11, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Basically if your not lucky with drawing emperor and somehow malygos survives a turn, you could play sho’gall then spreading madness two soulfires and a mortal coil sho’gall:)

  3. Rainbowpanda
    April 10, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I HEAR MALYGOS WARLOCK!

    • Paul
      April 14, 2016 at 7:23 am

      It dosen’t work man unfortunately. It is the next spell you cast this turn. A shame really. I wish they would have done it the next spell so you can play some awesome combos.

  4. Soranon
    April 9, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    This card is not demon..

  5. Chewylopez
    April 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    decent value card, 7/7 + free spell (damage to face isn’t going to affect the tempo/board state) 9 mama combo of cho’gall, ancient watcher, and shadow flame as a 9 mana flamestrike + 7/7 in handlock…

  6. Xpyto
    April 8, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    How would the “forbidden …” Cards work with this. I know its not warlock class but would it just use all ur health as damage/healing/minion summon and kill you if u dont have malganis?

  7. Bombtrap
    April 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    20 life

    Play sho’gall, hellfire (10 damage), wipe, play Molten Giant, GG(?)

    to me, play a minion and a free spell at the same turn have a lot of potencial.

  8. Gall
    April 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I really like this card… A great fit for the Warlock theme, definitely good as well. Plus, mana is more valuable than health, especially with cards like siphon soul.

  9. Colin
    April 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I just realized how sweet it will be to hit this with an unstable portal on turn 2. Also raven idol to a lesser extent.

  10. Killyridols
    April 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I’ll try it Renolock for sure. The Siphon Soul synergy alone is worth it;. Too bad Imp=losion cycles out of standard this would be great with it. And if you are being overwhelmed this is great on turn 7 with Twisting Nether. Follow next turn with Reno and all is good.

    • Kyle
      April 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      How is this good with Twisting nether? You just spent two cards and 8 health for a one mana discount on a pretty bad card.

  11. Turboisa
    April 8, 2016 at 7:56 am

    1. Play Cho’Gall 2. Brewmaster him 3. DOOOOOOM

    • Red_Tower
      April 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      4. Profit?
      But seriously, turn 9 doom for 10 health and draw (probably) a ton of cards in warlock sounds kind of… bad? I’m just not sure what kind of deck this would be good in.

    • Halo
      April 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      the only thing that would make sense is cho then doom, because if you don’t have twisting nether and their board is full you can’t afford to wait for 3 turns, but i think renolock would make good use of this card since reno jackson can just heal you back up

  12. ZekeHyle
    April 8, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Looks like a decent Dr. Boom substitute for warlock.

  13. Ryan
    April 8, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I really find this card interesting, I don’t know if it’s good, but it is interesting, I think this is one of those cards that might spawn a very powerful deck, sort of like what reno did, remember how nobody thought that card was good until it came out and made some decks possible? I don’t know if this is that level but I like it

  14. Yung Lean
    April 8, 2016 at 7:31 am

    would be much better if it wasnt a warlock legendary. Warlocks already have like no heal, especially with cards like healbot rotation out. Basically its a 7/7 deal damage to yourself for a card that will probably not be that effective in helping you. only cards that would be could are drain life or siphon soul. Would only work in renolock and even then you would need multiple Emperor discounts to make that work as youre bassically guarenteed to do lots of damage to yourself.

    Tl;Dr: card sucks doesnt fit into any current deck dont play

    • Nightfall
      April 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

      bit to quick of a judgement, but okay… not all cards are released, yes if there isn’t coming out a good healing card cho’gall will probably be bad, also this MUST be a warlock legendary for 2 reasons:
      -card goes with the warlock theme, warlock cards are mostly strong cards but with a drawback, this card has a super strong effect of making 1 spell 0 mana, with as drawback getting to pay it in health instead
      -in other decks this card could be very strong, with mage it works quite good with flamestrike because it would mean a boardclear + a 7/7. other decks might have lots more healing to to make this card work, so warlock as it is will need to find quite a unique way to give this card a spot in your deck

      • Sam Rowell
        April 10, 2016 at 3:14 am

        Also handlock is designed to run low, you throw up some free moltens and taunt them, and against classes with little burn you basically always win in that situation. So the earlier you enable moltens the better, plus the fact that this is pretty much another giant for handlock stats wise, PLUS the fact that bgh is probably getting nerfed, means this card will be awesome

  15. BATtICUS
    April 8, 2016 at 7:13 am

    This card is great, I’m very disappointed that it is not a hero. Even if siphon soul seems like the only great free spell for him, that turns him into a 7/7 that blows a dude up. Very strong response to boom, ancients, ragnaros, tyrion, etc. For great board control when they blow they’re mana on one big dude.

  16. Brian
    April 8, 2016 at 7:02 am

    So say that SOMEHOW, your warlock was able to get one of the new “forbidden cards” in it’s hand from some random effect…

    If you play Cho’Gall, and then follow it up with a”forbidden” card, does it cost 0 health and then subsequently do nothing? Or does it count your health as mana and “spend all” of it in turn killing you?….

  17. Alsozatch
    April 8, 2016 at 6:51 am

    He shouldn’t have the “this turn” restriction. It would be useable if it just gave the buff to your next spell you play. That way you could do cool twisting nether + play minions in the same turn plays for massive swing.

  18. CD001
    April 8, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Actually – how would this work with Mal’Ganis (in wild) since Mal’Ganis makes your hero invulnerable? Then again, there aren’t really any 4+ cost Warlock spells that you’d want to immediately follow this up with.

    Cho’Gall to Shadowflame maybe to instantly splat all enemies for 7 damage from as early as turn 7?

    Or perhaps Dark Bargain instead with Fist of Jaraxxus…

    Cho’Gall to Syphon Soul?

    If it’s in standard play you’ll not even get a benefit to Floating Watcher (GvG). Seems a bit of a gimmick card really which may, at best, only find some kind of situational niche use – depending on what other cards are released with Whispers of the Old Gods of course.

  19. Lycrion
    April 8, 2016 at 3:47 am

    There goes the most interesting idea for a new Warlock hero, straight into a crappy legendary.
    Blizzard has really seemed to be hating Warlock recently. Rest assured I’m not wasting any dust on this.

  20. ecormed
    April 8, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Dreadsteed+CHO’GALL+Doom+Sacrificial pact==> Tons of Cards and Control. It sounds good (Theorycrafting)

  21. Chris Ruddick
    April 8, 2016 at 2:15 am

    this is only good into something that heals you,in renolock i can see this working if you play this into lord jaraxxus or reno jackson as all the life loss just gets healed,also at nine mana you can use jaraxxus ability in the same turn.

    • Dhaniel Christovam
      April 8, 2016 at 6:40 am

      The. Next SPELL

  22. dbstf222
    April 8, 2016 at 1:52 am

    it is combo with malygos i think hh… actualy you can have malygos on boeard and burst them down to 0 health cause of your low mana cost spells 🙂 mybe it will be good

    • dbstf222
      April 8, 2016 at 1:54 am

      o fck didnt see next spell….

  23. ollowain1
    April 8, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I think this is pretty strong! This into Lord jaraxxus is really good, or reno, siphon life, one of the gods,..

  24. gc
    April 8, 2016 at 12:35 am

    They are not going to give warlock good cards, only interesting ones.

  25. Azerim
    April 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Cho’Gal + Jaraxxus anyone? You can play Jaraxxus for free as long as you have 10HP+. This alone will make this card fine.

  26. HowIMetYourBaran
    April 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Has anyone noticed it’s only for this turn? That means the most you can get is drain life without thaurissan tho

  27. Vivan
    April 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    There goes my dreams of Cho’Gall being the alt hero skin. They would have been such a good one too, with flavorful emotes

  28. ZangKlok
    April 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I hope Warlock will get a decent boardclear spell that only hits enemy minions like Flamestrike. Then this card can be pretty good i think. You whipe the enemy board and also have a solid 7-7 on the board. What do you guys think?

    • Lennon255
      April 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      I think that would make this card worth playing. Until then, it’s just plain not.

    • Nightfall
      April 8, 2016 at 5:20 am

      I think that as long as warlock isn’t gonna get either a good board clear or a good healing spell or minion this minion won’t be playable

  29. Xavier1441
    April 7, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    maybe I’m wrong but this seems pretty decent in renolock

    • Trotticus
      April 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I agree, it helps you get your giants out a lot earlier if the game is going slow enough.
      Otherwise it’s good in tandem with Siphon Soul; Pay 7, 2 cards, lose 3, get a 7/7, destroy a minion.
      I see it more on level with Voljin, sorta like a utility that’s just decent rather than outright crazy or deck-defining.

  30. Zenthon
    April 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    This + Twisting Nether if you are far behind

    • IckyThumb
      April 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Why would you play this + twisting nether. Why don’t you keep Cho’Gall and play twisting nether?

      • Zenthon
        April 7, 2016 at 8:38 pm

        thats on turn 7 or 6 if the opponent’s board is full

        • iron
          April 7, 2016 at 10:18 pm

          why not use DOOM! instead … if you’re gonna go kill yourself with 8 dmg , you can use it for 10 and get a bunch of cards

        • GotGumBalls
          April 8, 2016 at 5:07 am

          If you need to kill off your own 7/7 and take 8 damage just to get a 1 mana cost reduction on twisting nether, I feel like that would already be a lost game.

        • Nightfall
          April 8, 2016 at 5:21 am

          so instead of waiting 1 turn to play 1 card for 8 mana you play it instantly, using up 2 cards and taking 8 damage… I don’t think this card works with twisting nether

      • lol
        April 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

        thats one expansive ‘flamestrike’ XD

  31. John Wayne Oresko
    April 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Umm… How does this work with forbidden spells? Do you just die?

  32. cluelesspug
    April 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Cho’Gall + Siphon Soul is the only real use I can think of, and that’s pretty good I think. Is it worth playing Cho’Gall? Well….I dunno.

    • Christian White
      April 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

      This plus Lord Jaraxxus seems pretty impressive.

  33. Yuiboss1412
    April 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Its time for miracle warlock ?
    play this + gadgetzan = classy concede

    • Svirchok
      April 8, 2016 at 4:50 am

      Play this into -10 hp, 10 minion board when already 8 card hand doom, burn 6 cards, laugh and concede.

  34. Lennon255
    April 7, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    3 bad cards all in one day, amazing. Shit man this card makes Wilfred Fizzlebang look good.

    • timmy the talking tummy
      April 8, 2016 at 3:46 am

      Any time you can cheat mana you really need to look at a card.
      This can be a 7/7 body attached to a 6 mana innervate into siphon. That amount of tempo makes up for bgh vulnerability.
      Also, we lose our 7-drop in warlock, guys. This is something you can do on 7.

      • Dhaniel Christovam
        April 8, 2016 at 6:45 am

        So? This card only work with siphon. Wilfred Wizzlebang its better, 8 mana plus ANY card (random) costing 0 for 2 suicide damage

        • timmy the talking tummy
          April 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm

          That isn’t better.
          This lets you play based on what is in your hand. You could draw anything with wilfred (can’t plan it because random in most cases) and the body is infinitely worse. Also, that’s 8 mana. A big point of this card is that it’s 7 (we no longer have anything to do on turn 7. It matters).

          It works with more than just siphon.
          With siphon you get something incredibly strong. With dark bomb you got a 7/7 with an innervate attached in warlock.
          Mana cheating is better than you think, but the body does matter. Wilfred is a terrible body as a 4/4 on turn 6 or 8 while a 7/7 isn’t that bad on 7, especially in comparison. Wilfred is not better because the body is irrelevant.

  35. chris
    April 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    i miss Mal Ganis already. weeps.

  36. SDhn2a
    April 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Really fits with Warlock’s theme… This into Shadowflame could be strong (albeit quite costly, since it takes 2 cards and 4 health).

    Aside from that, it has minor synergy with Floating Watcher, and can be used to pull out a Doom/Twisting Nether if you NEED the board clear and don’t have quite enough mana (though that’s a lot of health down the drain…)

  37. colin
    April 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    This is really really good I think. Anytime you can get mana for life it’s worth looking at. I can play him on turn 7 and immediately cast the warlock card murder a creature and gain 3 life spell the same turn.

  38. The guy who loved mech-lock
    April 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I can’t think of many cards I’m excited to combo with this. But it’s a cool card that will get better as new spells come out. This card may one day be broken in wild. But for now it’s just a wargolem body with a meh ability.

  39. TellerOfTales
    April 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    How does this work. With brann? You just get it once because ir says next right? Either way, this seems pretty weak to me. The spells that I would want to pay health for would be cards like doom and other boars clears because then I could play things after. I would be much happier if this was a spell or was cheaper with smaller stats, like a 3/3 for 4

  40. IckyThumb
    April 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Yes finally i can play a legendary and play doom for 10 life. Genius

  41. LordLukste
    April 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    So, at a high cost of health, Doom can actually be effective. Hell, even Twisting Nether can be used!

    • Dhaniel Christovam
      April 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Yes, and then kill the 7/7… Genius

  42. Dhaniel Christovam
    April 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Twisting Nether or Doom would kill him for 1-3 less mana and 8-10 suicide damage, it’s only useful for imp losion or some kind of strange-buff-demon deck, I think, at least for now, Of course

    • Dhaniel Christovam
      April 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Worst than Fizzlebang, I think…

      • Bearded Atheist
        April 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        a 7/7 for 7 with an IMMEDIATE effect battlecry, is better then a 4/4 for 6, that does nothing immediately.
        Ad to the fact that it’s not hard to build synergy with Cho’Gall, an dfizzlebang can just be rubbish

        • Dhaniel Christovam
          April 8, 2016 at 6:48 am

          Cho Gal only works with siphon Of soul… Frizzlebang gives you a extra random card from your deck costing 0 with 8 mana…

    • Dhaniel Christovam
      April 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Maybe some kind of All new – All diferent combo Warlock?

    • Ilias
      April 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      That would be a cool Idea… if he was a demon :b

    • Spirit
      April 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Maybe with yogg saron lock deck..

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