Duskfallen Aviana

Duskfallen Aviana Card

Duskfallen Aviana is a 5 Mana Cost Legendary Druid Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

On each player's turn, the first card played costs (0).

Flavor Text

Someone called her "Tweety". She didn't take it well.
  • Mana Cost: 5
  • Attack: 3
  • Health: 7
  • Crafting Cost: 1600 / 3200 (Golden)
  • Arcane Dust Gained: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Class: Druid
  • Type: Minion
  • Set: The Witchwood

Duskfallen Aviana Additional Information

Duskfallen Aviana Card Review

I thought that it’s some kind of April Fools joke, but no, it’s real. This card reminds me of another – Millhouse Manastorm. You know why no one plays it, despite it having the best 2-drop stats in the entire game? The reason is simple – it can lose you the game on the spot.

And this card is exactly like that. Remember that after playing this, you’ve already played your first card that turn. It means that you don’t get that effect right away. But you know who does? Your opponent.

Their first card will cost 0 mana. Which means that yes, exactly, they can play a big drop for no cost at all, and then possibly even remove this minion. If you play vs another Control or Midrange deck, they will most likely have a way to clear it while also getting lots of free tempo. For example, they might drop some expensive minion first for 0 mana and then use the rest of their mana for a removal. They might turn into the DK first and then remove it (imagine Mage getting a Jaina DK for free on Turn 5-6…).

This feels better in Aggro matchups, but not by a huge margin. They still get to act first, so they can e.g. drop a Spellbreaker for free and then continue their turn like usual. They might be able to kill it with a weapon/minions on the board, and if they can, it’s like you’ve played a 5 mana 3/7 Taunt that gave them some free mana. The best case scenario for you is when they can’t kill it and you have a huge bomb in your hand, or when they’re topdecking and would play the card they get anyway.

I just can’t find any use for it. Yes, sometimes it’s going to win you the game if your opponent can’t abuse the effect AT ALL, but 9/10 times you will come out behind when playing it.

This is a meme card at best, but it’s not even a good meme card, because it’s not particularly fun or innovative.

Card rating: 1/10

Duskfallen Aviana Full Card Art

Duskfallen Aviana Full Art

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138 Comments

  1. F
    July 31, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Can Blizzard fire the person who thought this was a good idea for a Legendary card?

  2. Sir Stone
    April 18, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Just in case your losing and your desperate, this card will help you…

    …to lose faster

  3. Holcrom2
    April 13, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Curious how Blizzard this to work. It might be really good. Free ultimate Infestation

  4. Holcrom2
    April 12, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    I’m excited to play this. It’s so terrible! I wonder how my oppone t will insta-kill me o_O.
    You might be able to combo it with the Moatlurker. But mostly I want to slam this into a re k with Millhouse and some other silly stuff.

  5. Suresure
    April 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    VERY STRONG card in this one deck that you will play once.

  6. Muzek
    April 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    if blizzard was really about the memes, they wouldv’e made this a 5 mana 9/9 since regular aviana was a 9 mana 5/5

    • GG
      April 6, 2018 at 8:10 am

      If you play it in combo with temporus it might be a winning condition

      • Desolasty
        April 6, 2018 at 8:17 am

        yeah but how you gonna get temporus and duskfallen aviana since they are from a different class.

        • TieRanno
          April 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm

          Well there is now the swamp egg, the 1 mana 0/3 that adds a random dragon to your hand when it dies

          • thatcat2018
            July 11, 2018 at 9:26 am

            I run it in a troll Hand Druid with that other Witchwood legendary that gave you a 10/10 copy of a minion. In low levels when the decks are just trash they don’t know what to do and I saw someone actively avoiding to kill her. It works like 80% of the time ( mostly just cause I have way better cards ) but when I pull both cards I play her, then wait and play the copycat one and next turn the 10/10 just to deliver the fatal blow with it.

            *** – Good for trolls and crazy comboes.

          • thatcat2018
            July 11, 2018 at 9:43 am

            Also only affects me with the effect when they topdeck at 10 mana so I try to get them to use as many cards as possible.

  7. Howls
    April 4, 2018 at 9:41 am

    If you REEEEEEAAAALLLY need to get this effect first: you play her on turn 10. then cube her on the same turn. if enemy doesn’t kill cube just buff it so he HAS to kill it or just drop a doomsayer.

  8. Put your face in the light
    April 4, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Duskfallen Aviana

    5 Mana
    3 / 7

    Choose one: Dust this card and gain +400 Arcane Dust
    OR
    Fill the last slot of your Deck with this “Mega Ultra Chicken”
    and increase the chance of your opponent, to draw a card
    that would rip your ass apart, to 80%.

    • localwizard
      April 8, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      OP Fandral synergy lmao

  9. billius
    April 3, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    +1 for nice ass

  10. Superaaron14
    April 3, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    FINALLY a counter to mindgames

  11. Umbreomancer
    April 3, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Hey Aviana, Avacyn called. She wants her look back.

  12. Random Dude
    April 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    When you really need a Pyroblast to the face on turn 5.

    I’m starting to feel bad for Druid.

  13. MrB
    April 3, 2018 at 8:34 am

    I dont think this card is such a bad card. If you really play it in turn five your enemy has to kill it with an instand destroy spell. So one removal spell is away for him. If he can play a big minion use the 1 mana spell which destroys a minion and let the enemy take two cards, no matter. But in the case aviana survive you have a big game before. Cause if you have aviana or khun in the hand the game iwll destroy the enemy instand in my opinion. The biggest problem i think is the second turn the enemy get. Because there you have a strong board, and warlocks for example can do a nether for 0 mana. But if this card survive i bet in 90 percent of time you will win the game. And if it doenst survives just play a mill deck an dont care. Or beat the enemy with other big minions he cant remove cause of taking one spell for the aviana. Funny card for me with maybe an awesome use. 4/5

  14. Meta
    April 2, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    It’s a crap card but I’m fine with it. Any decent TCG always has a couple of garbage legendaries. It actually makes the game better. You can’t have the great cards without some bad ones too. And Druid has been a consistently strong class since launch. Now if the second Druid leg. is also terrible then that would be a problem.

    • Grulog
      April 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      It has ramp potential, and early in the game it could get the other deck to burn a removal.

      I could see a “coin->wild growth->greedy sprite->this card->win” scenario with it.

      especially in wild with regular aviana and kun in hand, as opposed to waiting a few turns and letting someone develop board presence. if you played it with quest druid, you could potentially have free minions for the rest of the game by turn 6.

      at that point, it wouldn’t matter what they could throw at you.

      • CD001
        April 3, 2018 at 6:24 am

        With Quest Druid you can already get free minions for the rest of the game by turn 6… and it’s not *that* uncommon with Cursed Disciple, Oaken Summons, King Mukla (actually good in Quest Druid if you can Summon him), Stranglethorn Tiger and Menagerie Warden (rotating out though).

        This however doesn’t even have 5 attack to help with the quest and gives your opponent a free card to drop first.

        In Wild, Aviana/Kun you’d be relying on dropping Duskfallen Aviana on turn 5 (or earlier) *and* having it survive, unsilenced to your next turn (after giving your opponent a 100% cost reduction on any card their holding) to be able to drop (good) Aviana and Kun and all other giant minions in your hand on your next turn… that’s a *lot* of ifs in a very small window; by turn 8 your opponent could well have the perfect counter in a single card like Twisting Nether or Shadowreaper Anduin – let you flood the board with your giant minions then just kill the lot.

        I suspect playing this will lose you far more games than it wins.

  15. Phil
    April 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    APRIL FOOLS! BTW this card is NOT on blizzards official card reval site, even after the new cards from today have been added, leading me to believe that it is fake
    https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/expansions-adventures/the-witchwood/cards#druid

  16. Monky
    April 2, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    I can see now the potential. Ccube for combo. Just make sure, you opponent cant kill it with what’s on the board. 3.5 ⭐️

    • Monky
      April 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Then brewmaster when you don’t have any better play.

  17. Andy
    April 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    If you could spawn it on your opponents turn, this would be good.

  18. Thanatos
    April 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    There’s gotta be some sort of mechanic to summon this on your oppornent’s turn, like some said with cube, or with recruit… there’s gotta be a card with a deathrattle to summon a 5 cost minion from your deck or your hand, so it does not come to play in it’s owner’s turn…

  19. hughese
    April 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I think people are writing off this card too early. Yes it is poor in most situations, but supposing we’re in a meta dominated by aggro this card can be extremely powerful. Drop it when your opponents hand is close to empty and they’re forced to deal with it, if they can’t you UI for 0 mana and, I expect, stabilise and win the game. Not saying it’s a good card, but I don’t think it’s as terrible as people think.

    4/10

  20. Lucasato
    April 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Carnivorous cube,meat wagon and alarmbot…we atleast have 6 cards that can keep Avian to be summoned in your turn to you,any deck that can replace 3,5,7 or 9 slot with some combo cards could try it,if would really replace not so important cards cause atleast this combo would save you like 1 each 6 games(alarmbot,meatwagon and it support buff and the cube are strong cards even if not used for that combo)if you need try to summon Avian in half of these games(if you’re losting tempo against a midrange or valor against a control for example) really have the combo pieces in the rigth place half of these times,and can done the combo the majority times you try it…a combo that save you 1 each 6 games and let you use the combo pieces to gain tempo(less Avian of course)is probly a nice deal,and I like very much these cards seemed a garbage but actually have a hidden potential xD

  21. Ugin
    April 2, 2018 at 8:33 am

    So what is the lore tied to this character? Is she the daughter of Milhouse and Temporus?

  22. Landryn
    April 2, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Hmm we will be having some co-Op tavern brawls Druid-Anduin TEMPORUS + Avian boss fights… that’s what this card is made for… RIP Malfurion! All of you ppl who wanted UI to get nerf look what you’ve done!!! Druid will join warrior Forgotten mem land 🙁

  23. Name (Required)
    April 2, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Damn I really wanted to play Druid this expansion because of the new Druid hero but if they’re printing garbage like this I don’t see why I should (and I’m not one to hate on the new cards)
    perhaps I’ll try a Witching Hour and Charged Devilsaur deck (with Carnivorous Cube and Duskfaller Avian as mentioned below)

  24. to
    April 2, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Wow stop letting the dev team smoke crack….terrible , unplayable, total garbage… druid is taking it up the chute this set..

    • Lucasato
      April 2, 2018 at 9:48 am

      “Stop letting the dev team smoke crack” I think the same about lady in white popular rate lol

  25. Faceless
    April 2, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Quite possibly the worst expansion ever

    • Faceless
      April 2, 2018 at 7:05 am

      priest is the only class with decent legendaries.. oh well at least jades are gone.

      • Zzzzzzzz
        April 2, 2018 at 7:32 am

        What about Lord Godfrey?

        • Faceless
          April 2, 2018 at 8:05 am

          Warlock does not need more aoe

          • Faceless
            April 2, 2018 at 8:15 am

            It’s a good card, just in the wrong class. I do think hunter will be strong, dreaming of an odd card hunter deck.

          • faceless
            April 2, 2018 at 8:20 am

            nevermind secrets are even

          • Lucasato
            April 2, 2018 at 8:27 am

            An card that buff a little the atack from 8 minions in your deck if you draw it,and have you to build a deck around it to not be useless is really better than a 4/4 minion that can alone kill everybody in board or a 4 3/6 minion that are still nice in turn 10

    • Lucasato
      April 2, 2018 at 10:52 am

      To me it’s the better expansion ever cause it have so much “bluff cards”,like secrets it give you a effect that you opponent know just half from,like emeriss,your opponent know that you buff every minion in your hand,but don’t know if there’s an Leroy and a face manipulator,so he will never know how to react…

    • Here is my name happy now?
      April 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Agree. So many bad cards not enough good cards.

  26. Combo
    April 2, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Only acceptable with Carni Cube as a combo.

    • MrStealYoDeck
      April 2, 2018 at 7:14 am

      Actually could work with cube, didnt even think about that

    • Name (Required)
      April 2, 2018 at 7:41 am

      If your opponent kills the Cube using cards from their hand they lose the first card discount and it will be benefitting you’re next turn and if they ignore it you can kill the cube yourself via trading sounds like a good Idea I’ll be testing this out
      A few problems though
      First its a pretty weak turn 10 play (especially when its silenced) and your opponent could put up low attack high health taunts (like Voidlord) to delay your power turn also once the cube breaks and you make your swing it’ll be your opponents turn to play a zero mana card also if your opponent can kill the cube without using any cards from their hand (like trading their minions into the cube) they get the benefit first anyway

    • Lucasato
      April 2, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Yep!

  27. Dude
    April 2, 2018 at 6:27 am

    This card is soooo bad! Even if the effect was one- sided, only benefiting you, it would probably not even be broken, coz it got instant removed. So far from being playable.

  28. Brady Lynch
    April 2, 2018 at 6:24 am

    God I wish this was an April fools joke…