Roll the Bones

Roll the Bones Card

Roll the Bones is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Rogue Spell card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Draw a card. If it has Deathrattle, cast this again.

Flavor Text

Call it: Heads or Tailbone…

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  1. Imaloony
    August 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Even in a world where Deathrattle Rogue is a thing, I can’t fathom running enough Deathrattles that you’ll consistently get two cards with this and still have a solid deck. Even if you do, there’s the opposite extreme where you draw half your deck and burn a bunch of cards, leaving you in an awkward position, especially if the Fatigue Warrior and Priest that Blizzard want to happen come back.

    I really like Deathrattle effects though, and even for me I probably wouldn’t run this. Rogue has better card draw options and would rather use those.

    • chess
      August 8, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      This can be a great combo fuel

  2. Lempis
    August 4, 2017 at 6:52 am

    If gadgetzan auctioneer wouldnt exist, this card would be a worst from this expansion.. You could compare this to Mean streets of gadgetzans Wrathion which never usually works.

  3. Safari
    August 4, 2017 at 5:57 am

    It could work in a well constructed deck with around 12 – 14 deathrattle minions (even more). However it reduces the spots for core spells and removals. I will give it a try for sure! The deckbuilding looks really interesting.

  4. Nzoth's real first mate
    August 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    This is basically limitless draw power. By far the best card ever seen in Hearthstone since Troggzor was rotated out.

    • vasifsiz
      August 4, 2017 at 3:27 am

      Troggzor best card? :))))))))))))))))

  5. Helioshade
    August 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I love Blizzard’s attempts to push many different archetypes at once. So good <3

    You could run this in your general good deathrattle + N'Zoth deck… Or you could run this in an aggressive deck with Leper Gnome, Zealous Initiate, a bunch of other low-cost Deathrattles, and why not throw in the Jade package for some mid-game? I mean, if you want full use out of this card, you're going to want to draw plenty with it. What kind of decks need hand-refills? Aggro. We haven't seen any viable Aggro Rogues yet, so maybe this'll see play 😀

    Or maybe this'll give way to a new evil… A Pirate-Deathrattle aggro abomination that doesn't lose gas midgame… *shudders*…

  6. BlueyesOwl
    August 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    They did a mistake… Although I don’t think will work with, but as the text has written it should be.
    I’m talking about combo with the already know card Journey Below.
    I mean it’s a card and has Deathrattle in text.
    Now, RoBs saying “draw a CARD and if it has DEATHRATTLE… ” , it’s NOT saying draw a minion.

    • Djelibaebi
      August 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      I mean at least then it works with unearthered raptor?

      • BlueyesOwl
        August 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        I did a research and found the mechanic.
        The card you draw from bones has to be a deathrattle card mechanic (not just have a text with the phraze deathrattle) to work out.
        So, it works with weapons and minions with deatherattle mechanic as an effect.

    • BlueyesOwl
      August 3, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      This will work with weapons that have deathrattle… That’s for sure.
      But I’m curious about that I thought above 😛

  7. Bvb
    August 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Did you like guys notice that this card says “cast again” and not “draw another card”? Potential for Yog / auctioneer foolishness.

    • Piterno
      August 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Hand has just 1 card: Gadgetzan auctioneer.
      Topdeck Roll The Bones.
      Cast Roll The Bones, already drawing 2 cards for 2. You draw a deathrattle minion.
      Casts it again, draws 2 more cards, already a 2-cost sprint. You draw a deathrattle minion.
      Casts it again, draws 2 more cards, a 2-cost 2x Nourish. You draw a deathrattle minion.
      6-card draw for 2. Prep-Fan-Counterfeit Coin-Counterfeit Coin-Hallucination-Steal Innervate from Druid opponent-Innervate-Edwin 18/18

      • Meh
        August 4, 2017 at 3:44 am

        I have a feeling that if the card drawn from the Gadgetzan auctioneer is a deathrattle and the one the card draws is a not the spell wont cast again. If that’s true then you combo will be much less consistent.

  8. Squirrel
    August 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    So open ended card draw. Seems pritty sick.

  9. Tommy
    August 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Did anyone realize that this card has the same art as the MTG card Read The Bones and that Lilian Voss is a play on Lilianna Vess also from Mtg

    • Squirrel
      August 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm


    • CaptainSalty
      August 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Lilian Voss is not a play on Lilianna Vess. Lilian is a pretty cool character in WoW and the devs stated multiple times back then that Lilian has nothing do to with Lilianna.

  10. Naughtykhs
    August 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    i love the name of this card even if effect sucked i’d play this

  11. Michael Grant
    August 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Could be very interesting in a deck that includes almost exclusively deathrattle minions, N’zoth and two shadowsteps.

    • ItalianOgre
      August 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Only if you have those in your hand or you risk to mill them

  12. ItalianOgre
    August 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Nice with small deathrattle and edwin. At turn 3 with prep or 5 you can draw a bunch and cast edwin

  13. Syrea
    August 3, 2017 at 10:21 am

    This is basically a worse Shiv. I would never gamble even in a N’zoth deck

  14. G-Unit
    August 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I wouldn’t mind this in Nzoth jade rogue. I feel like it’s a card that need to be further tested though due to the inconsistency.

  15. Matt
    August 3, 2017 at 10:05 am

    With the new 4/8 taunt deathrattle and this quest priest is starting to look decent.

  16. Droma
    August 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

    “Papyrus Is rattling his Bones.”

  17. Tokoto
    August 3, 2017 at 9:06 am

    This should be a hunter card not a rogue card rogue has already draw engine hunter need this so much…

    • NamedAnon
      August 3, 2017 at 9:14 am

      I agree. Contol Hunter needs healing and card draw. Thus would have helped a lot with card draw. If only they had a lifesteal beast…
      (I know the Hunter death knight makes up for card draw, but first you would have to draw it.)

      • Young Savior coming to the rescue with the lifesteal beast
        August 3, 2017 at 9:34 am

        they are going to have one lmao the developer hinted at it in the reveal stream. CONFIRMED LIFESTEAL BEAST

      • JeroenBBTV
        August 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

        Some AoE is also really needed, especially in this meta with a lot of aggro decks. The only okay’ish AoE hunter has atm are Explosive Trap and Grevious Bite, both not that good

        • Biggie Cheese
          August 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

          Well, hunter got the new hero card as AOE

    • JeroenBBTV
      August 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

      This card would be so much more fun in Hunter. Especially with the new Corpse Widow and as Hunter might play Infested Wolf, Rat Pack and Highmane of course.
      Hunter needs card draw soo badly, that even a 2 mana draw a card might get played, especially with a little chance to draw an extra card.

      • Hap9ness
        August 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

        Drawing only one card doesn’t help u, it just replaces the card that u wasted to draw a card. U only waste 2 mana

  18. Flexoba
    August 3, 2017 at 9:05 am


    • Flexoba
      August 3, 2017 at 9:06 am


      • Kenchilada
        August 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        If I could use a pogchamp here, I would. But Marrowgar needs to be a reprint of Baron Geddon and instead of setting the board on fire, he uses BONESTORM

  19. Monkey
    August 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

    This card seeing any play presupposes Gadgetzan Auctioneer being moved to Hall of Fame (which Ben Brode has discussed as a possibility before). Otherwise it’s wasted space.

    • Xix
      August 3, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Their are more decks than Miracle rogue….. If you use a minion based rogue deck Auctioneer is useless.

      Anyway if your deck is loaded with deathrattle minions, you could even mill yourself…. lol

  20. Atioras
    August 3, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Really interesting card, I’ve messed with a N’zoth rogue deck in the past (Though that was year of the Kraken), but knowing these insane cards are here, especially the Death Knight Rogue, you could really build an insane deathrattle deck.

    Will it be as good without Sylvannas, Tomb Keeper, and Unearthed raptor (Which although wouldn’t benefit, having multiple deathrattles is still incredibly good)? Who knows.

    I’d certainly try this in wild though, especially if you have Spirit Singer Umbra, and Emperor Thaurisan,
    Just tempo to turn 5, do some tempo Thaurisan, prep, Roll the Bones, draw a bunch of deathrattles, play something like Umbra and Jade Swarmer for turn 6 with maybe 2 prior jades making it a 3/4+1/1 stealth+5/5 (if Thaurisan wasn’t cleared), +3/3 Jade.

    I see potential, is it auto include for N’zoth decks? I don’t know, deathrattles are notoriously worse than Battlecries since they lack immediate impact without Umbra (Which make it slower since Umbra is 4 mana and would need to stick another turn for the better deathrattles) However, I can say this is MUCH better than that dragon card since deathrattles can be cheap, where as many of the better dragon cards costed 5+ mana, and all relevant legendary dragons 8+

  21. JeroenBBTV
    August 3, 2017 at 8:14 am

    This card probably won’t see play, as roque doesn’t have that many deathrattle cards and even if it did, this wouldn’t be played. Look at Wrathion for example, that never got a spot in Dragon decks either. And it’s not that roque really has a lack on card draw. So yea, this won’t see play.

    • Atioras
      August 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

      It probably won’t in standard, but Wild? It’d be crazy with Sylvannas, Piloted Shredder, and Tomb Pillager.

      • JeroenBBTV
        August 3, 2017 at 8:23 am

        Even in Wild it’s not that good. Best scenario you get a 2 mana draw 2 cards. But it’s not like roque has any lack on card draw.

        • Darknes386
          August 3, 2017 at 8:29 am

          I think you’re missing the point. If you’re not playing miracle rogue and more minion heavy deck… you don’t want to play cards like auctioneer or fan of blades as much so maybe you lean on this to do the heavy lifting for draw. Perhaps you stick to just backstab and eviscerate. If you do draw 2 cards it’s better than arcane intellect. If you draw only 1 it’s worse than a novice engineer.

          • JeroenBBTV
            August 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

            I get what you mean, but it’s just not consistant enough. Most of the time you won’t draw twice (except if more than 50% of your deck is deathrattle minions), what makes it (like you said) a worse novice. Experience tells us that consistancy is extremely important in Hearthstone. Unconsistant cards most of the time don’t see play.

        • dean
          August 3, 2017 at 8:51 am

          Lol, BEST scenario would be that you play this with an empty hand, then draw 10 deathrattles.
          REALISTIC scenario is that you draw 2 cards.

          • JeroenBBTV
            August 3, 2017 at 9:03 am

            Realistic scenario is 2 mana draw a card. UNLESS you have a deck with more than 50% deathrattle cards, what I have never seen. Even if you play a N’zoth roque, it wouldn’t play >15 deathrattle cards.

          • Matt
            August 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

            You only need 10 deathrattles to average draw 2 when you include the possibilities of drawing 3, 4, 5, etc.

    • Ravatar
      August 3, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Why would a cheap costed rogue card with card draw see play? Oh wait old meme. People actually play Fan of Knives even in rogue just to have the card draw, not the AoE, to combo with auctioneer. This would not be bad for rogue even if it just read ”draw a card” just because of the synergies. With a potential to get more, it becomes far better.

      • JeroenBBTV
        August 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

        But it’s not like roque needs more card draw. Or are you saying this will replace Fan of Knives, because I don’t see that happening anytime soon. This is way more of a dead draw against aggro match-ups. Where Fan of Knives is a good AoE agains aggro but against a slow deck it’s a good cycle.

    • CarnivoreApple
      August 3, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Wild has gang up.

      • Jeroen Kuiper
        August 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

        True, didn’t think about that. Although I dont think that you want to use gang up on a deathrattle card, rather than a battlecry card.

        • Mr.Brightside
          August 3, 2017 at 9:21 am

          There was a point where you would gang up deathlord or sludge belcher against aggro because they waste alot of damage plus having shadowstep heal bot was powerful. obviously this only applies to the past but thats how mill rogue would beat aggro.

          • JeroenBBTV
            August 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

            I do see what you’re saying, but that’s one scenario for one specific deck in wild. And even in that situation it isn’t bad to gang up heal bot either against aggro. That all just to make the chance of drawing an extra card just a little higher. Not enough reason if you ask me to play this card.