Pharaoh Cat

Pharaoh Cat Card

Pharaoh Cat is a 1 Mana Cost Common Rogue Minion Beast card from the Saviors of Uldum set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Add a random Reborn minion to your hand.

Flavor Text

Mightiest of mousers, enduring in kingship of the upper and lower cat tree, conqueror of the red dot, the all-wise Catshepsut.

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  1. Xix
    August 1, 2019 at 1:41 am

    This wont make the cut in a Quest Rogue deck. The reborn pool is 13 cards of wich only 4 are class cards. And I dont think any agressive tempo rogue wants this either. So I think this is actualy a 2 star card.

  2. Hex442
    July 31, 2019 at 7:12 am

    This card is insane; compared to Jeweled Macaw – a card I thought was decent during its run in Un’goro. This card has +1 Health, and arguably a much more effective pool of minions to pull from. Although I know Rogue doesn’t have that any tribal synergy for Beasts, (as of yet) this card is fantastic on its own merit.
    People keep saying this card would be better in Pally: well yea, it would be better in Hunter too, a one drop Beast with decent stats and a Battlecry that generates value – that’s pretty good just about anywhere – but those classes already have plenty of great 1 drops, we can’t give Paladin everything, I still haven’t gotten over my Murloc Paladin PTSD.
    had to log in just to post this.

    • Hex442
      July 31, 2019 at 7:13 am

      I’m fairly certain this will be in +90% of all Rogue lists

  3. WingedCastaway
    July 30, 2019 at 8:42 am

    This card is great. Rogue hasn’t had a good 1-drop for a long time, and this fits the bill nicely for me. As a T1, being 1/2 instead of 1/1 is actually significant in some matchups. The Battlecry comes at a virtually free price, since the stats of the card are on par with its Mana cost, not counting the effect. So far, it does not seem like Rogue is going to have a particular synergy with Reborn minions, which is a shame, but the flexibility, stats, and cost of this card make it a very good one regardless. This card serves multiple purposes ; early-game minion, value generator, and potential combo-activator. Though the value it generates seems to have little support for now, it is as a whole an excellent 1-drop. I’ll give it 5/5, though it is not a game changer it is about as good as a 1-drop could get.

  4. Sonriks6
    July 30, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Reborn minions are almost neutrals so Burglar Value isn’t good thinking in T2 Underbelly. As a decent 1-drop agree but power level is still TBD.

  5. 1194Ching
    July 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Not absolutely bonkers in terms of power level when compared to Town Crier, but this card has potential.

    The best thing about this card is, it is a 1-drop, the mana slot on which Rogue suffers a lot from due to the lack thereof.

    It fetches a Reborn minion = Value. You can never go wrong with that. And with Rogue, Value + Tempo is a Win-Win situation.

  6. MikiVeB
    July 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Its worse than a Town crier, but Town crier is insane, probably close to shimmerfly, but rogue can’t utilize neither beasts or reborn synergys. Still, shimmerfly is great, and this can sometimes enable you burgle synergy, 4/5, but i wouldn’t say its op

  7. EksSkellybur
    July 29, 2019 at 8:58 am

    It’s a 1 Mana Version of Hench-Clan Burglar, expect it looks for Reborn for you. Boy, is this card going to give Rouge tons of Value. 5 Stars.

    • WingedCastaway
      July 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

      I wouldn’t compare those two, since HCB discovers, a spell, a class one, and is a pirate. In all fairness, they actually have few common points. Most Reborn minions so far are neutral, everyone should keep that in mind. I’m not sure this is a reliable Burgle tool (it’s a good card, of course, though !).

      • EksSkellybur
        July 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

        Yeah, nononono, you’re right on that one. But I’m just saying that in terms of value, and it reminded me of Hench-Clan Burglar.

  8. Lluadian
    July 29, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Ugh the value of some of the reborns makes this ridiculous also take note could possibly pull this from jar dealer. How’s that for a value. This does help with rogue for maintaining hand size for certain builds since replaces itself.

    • WingedCastaway
      July 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Rogue has never had any issues with value for a long time (mostly Burgle archetype) but mana cost and tempo were always a problem. With this one, it’s basically free value. I really like it.

      • Lluadian
        July 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

        The main benefit though is it’s only 1 cost so it’s cheap and replaces itself in hand. Some decks might not play it early due to fact since it’s so cheap you can use with combo.

  9. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    July 29, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Gee, Bliz is really ripping Paladin of their reborn minions. This would totally be a better Paladin card. This is about as good as Fire Fly, and I can definitely see Rogue playing this even outside a reborn deck. 5/5

    • WingedCastaway
      July 29, 2019 at 9:48 am

      I agree Pally is not getting a lot of Reborn but I think it’s intentional, because they think the Quest is already powerful ? But I agree. Were the roles swapped, I would be unhappy to see that all the good synergies for my Quest are given to other classes. Sorry Pallies.

      • Lluadian
        July 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

        Still waiting on 2 pally cards but yeah I’m pretty sure most of pallies reborns will come from neutral.

  10. LorereaderPoCho
    July 29, 2019 at 6:18 am

    It’s a great card, and it’s a cat. It’s especially good when Rogue gets nice one drops because they want combo enablers. 5 stars.

  11. ReliusRemyRezar
    July 29, 2019 at 6:04 am

    1 drop, and a strong one, finally thank you uncle blizzard

    • WingedCastaway
      July 29, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Yay ! Finally some Rogue love. Recently, apart from cool legendaries (Tess, Hooktusk, Memebaron Togwaggle) we haven’t gotten so many good cards. This both looks cool, is cool, and is pretty good. Thank you devs. (I just wish Rogue had more Reborn synergies, something on par with Paladin)

      • ReliusRemyRezar
        July 29, 2019 at 11:41 am

        Cool in the fun way, not the optimal one, Tess is fun, but burgle rogue can affort to susrvive if the enemy got weapon destruction or bad rng on the steal, still insta craft, best girl in hearthstone, Hooktusk is a strong tempo but came along some clunky pirates to run, along an over costed cannon barrage, i mean it works but is more clunky that it should be, stil insta craft best pirate in hearthstone, and braon honestly, would be broken in another class, but is fine in rogue because the best option would almost always be crown thanks to rogue innability to survive long enough for a really nice tolbin/wand play, and the monkey is a desperado, the worst thing is, the crown being as broken as it is, in rogue the increase of class discovery makes it just a fine card, you know 2/2 face collector/edwin/gral, 4/2 Myra, our best pulls on that chance are 6/6.

        Then i am here hoping for another legendary after Anka was such a dissapointment, still gonna insta craft her, best giggle bags in hearthstone, but will be just a 4/4 to make even worst zarogs crown.

        So yeah, rogue is fun even if is a worst warrior in a way to speak.

  12. Taznak
    July 29, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Good stats, good value, and it can even enable Vendetta and turn 2 Underbelly Fence. 5/5

  13. Thraben
    July 29, 2019 at 4:03 am

    This is a good card for thief rogue until you get colossus of moon from it lol.. In fact in any rogue deck colossus of moon would be a really bad result from this.. that being said I don’t think this is that good. 3/5 maybe? Quite a big risk..

    • Thraben
      July 29, 2019 at 4:05 am

      Oh yikes I didn’t even realize this is 1 mana.. wow, 4/5*

      • Gigante
        July 29, 2019 at 5:42 am

        5/5*

      • ReliusRemyRezar
        July 29, 2019 at 5:58 am

        I love how you assumed this was more expensive, mostly for the fact that rogue get’s the over costed/bad stat minions.

        • WingedCastaway
          July 29, 2019 at 9:44 am

          You’re so right (*cough cough* Bazaar Mugger *cough cough* Necrium Vial *cough cough* Play Dead cost 1 when it was standard)

  14. Skoopy
    July 29, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Does anyone knowing some numbers for “adding”?
    Are the chances for class minions higher like “discover”?
    Reborn is a cool and useful mechanic. But your Rogue deck with this card is build around “something”.
    Right now (29th july) we do have 8 Reborn Minions. 7 of them costs 5 or less. So playing something on curve will work mostly. If it does fit in your deck you build is a huge question. But 1 mana 1/2 “add one card to your hand” is pretty good. Really dont know what Rogue is going to do with reborn… maybe sticky boards… i dont know. If it gets more support i would say 4/5.

    • WingedCastaway
      July 29, 2019 at 3:50 am

      I don’t know yet how useful Reborn is going to be for Rogue, but either way, this doesn’t look too bad to me. As a turn 1, it is not a bad card, even random value is very much fine if it comes as a virtually free price (1 mana and a 1/2 body). It can also serve as a combo activator. Its flexibility make it good enough for me : combo activation, early game body and potentially relevant value sounds good to me.

    • Petem1911
      July 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

      Discover always takes from the played class or neutral unless it states “discover from another class”. Anything that says add another random…. will be from any class

      • Skoopy
        July 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

        Not true! Omega Essembly says discover a mech. There you have a (not sure about how much %) higher chance to discover a class mech. That percentage iam interested in… anybody knows?

        • Kenchilada
          July 29, 2019 at 7:44 am

          It’s a 400% higher chance to discover class cards, but what Petem1911 said wasn’t wrong. Let’s get back on topic though.

          Look at Brightwing or The Muscle (a Dalaran Heist card), where all class cards and neutral cards can be generated. These all-inclusive effects do not have any sort of bonus for class cards. I hope this answers your questions.

          Also yes, this card is nuts.

        • Petem1911
          July 29, 2019 at 8:41 pm

          I said played class or neutral if you bothered reading. So omega assembly only generates warrior or neutral mech, not other classes. Which was to answer the commenter above me

  15. Mrpiggles5
    July 29, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Its the only option us poor rogues are having to run pilfer as our opener with pharoh cat we can have a proper turn one without running a nobody-uses 1 drop

  16. ZerefZepher
    July 29, 2019 at 3:14 am

    1 mana 1/2 draw a card is absolutely insane (town crier comes to mind). If only this minion actually got you a good card. 1/5

    • WingedCastaway
      July 29, 2019 at 3:23 am

      You do not yet know the full set regarding the Reborn mechanic. Therefore underrating a card like this one makes no sense. As far as I’m concerned, Rogue could get more Reborn support. In any case, a 1/2 minion for 1 mana that generates extra value can never be a 1/5, which is only to be used for the worst of worst cards – and there are a LOT of cards that are much less viable than one like this. Please look at the bigger picture before rating a card 1/5.

    • Gigante
      July 29, 2019 at 5:45 am

      1/5? Jesus the HS community is awful at recognizing what makes things good or bad

  17. DestinyXXX
    July 29, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Worse Fire Fly…

    • Mrpiggles5
      July 29, 2019 at 3:40 am

      Would you want a random minion that has reborn or vanilla 1/2 you decide

      • WingedCastaway
        July 29, 2019 at 3:43 am

        I agree with that statement, it’s not necessarily worse.

        • Gigante
          July 29, 2019 at 5:43 am

          In what world is this worse than firefly?

          • Rickert von F
            July 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

            In the world where you play this on turn one, and get a 10 mana 10/10 that you won’t survive long enough to play, instead of the 1 mana combo enabler you need for turn 3 or 4.

            I think it’s better than Fire Fly most of the time, but occasionally worse.

    • Spliff Master Herb
      July 29, 2019 at 8:21 am

      Fire-fly is the best 1 drop in the game , It’s allowed be worse than fire- fly and still be good.

  18. Virilio
    July 29, 2019 at 2:57 am

    RIP Alley Cat 🙁

    • Luca
      July 29, 2019 at 3:44 am

      Wait is this accually a reference to a mummiefied alley cat? That’s so sad:(

  19. Thraben
    July 29, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Why is this a rogue card??? Paladin got the reborn quest but I feel like the other classes get the superior reborn cards.. what’s the logic in that? This is exactly the kind of card Paladin would want for the quest lmao.

    • Spliff Master Herb
      July 29, 2019 at 8:26 am

      It would have been more exciting in pally. This does however give the burgle rouge an inconsistant way of getting their +1/+1 and rush on their under city two drop (whatever it’s called) by turn two which could be strong. Probably not though as you’re most likely gonna get a neutral minion off of this.

  20. Jed
    July 29, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Should be a paladin Card…?

  21. Lanakias
    July 29, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Rogue has get more “Reborn” minions than paladin.. What a troll company

    • Joeydungee
      July 29, 2019 at 4:51 am

      Blizzard: okay Paladin, play reborn this time
      Rogue: I stole them all

      • ReliusRemyRezar
        July 29, 2019 at 6:04 am

        “Rogue has get more “Reborn” minions than paladin.. What a troll company”
        This cat… and is random with one you get.

  22. Decycle
    July 29, 2019 at 2:16 am

    1 mana 1/2 add you a card
    That’s crazy op