Soulwarden

Soulwarden Card

Soulwarden is a 6 Mana Cost Epic Warlock Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Add 3 random cards you discarded this game to your hand.

Flavor Text

Reduce, reuse, resoul.

Soulwarden Card Review

Ummm… Isn’t this card just absolutely amazing in any deck that runs Discard effects? Even in Zoo? 6 mana for a 6/6 body is decent, just below the vanilla stats. But you also get to draw up to 3 cards. Or rather, put them into your hand – which is better than drawing most of the time, since it doesn’t bring you closer to fatigue.

In a faster deck like Zoo, this is an amazing refill. You can now drop your Doomguards and Soulfires much more freely without worrying about running out of steam, because you will just get everything back with this card. It also makes The Soularium better, since even if you draw two cards you can’t play, you might still get them back with this, and a bunch of higher mana cost cards will definitely be relevant later in the game. It’s also a solid threat by itself, something that can’t be ignored. My only worry right now is that it’s most likely too slow for the current Heal Zoo iteration – it would fit into a slightly slower, more Midrange variant much better.

In a slower deck, it lets you run some Discard cards without actually worrying that you will get rid of one of your win conditions. Even if you drop it, you can just get it back with it for basically no tempo loss. And funny thing is that you can get infinite value if you discard one Soulwarden and then play the second one. You get it back, and can play a 6/6 every turn without running out of resources (and if you’ve discarded 1-2 other cards, you also get them back).

So it’s just… great card all around. But funny thing is that it might not see play at all. It’s completely reliant on how well the Discard mechanic will turn out to be. If no Discard cards are played, it’s absolutely useless, as it won’t draw you anything. Similarly, if Zoo won’t drop a super aggressive play style it has right now for the sake of something a little slower, I don’t think that it will want to play a 6 mana card like that, even if it refills hand. Funny thing about cards that require synergy to work – even if they’re some of the most amazing cards, but the decks that want to run them are bad / don’t work, they can not see play at all. I honestly think that it won’t happen to this card, but it’s definitely a possibility.

Card rating: 9/10 in Discard decks… but will those decks work? Can’t say yet.

36 Comments

  1. Joseph269
    November 26, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    5/5, gonna build two Discardlock decks, one in Wild with Fist of Jaraxxus, Malchezaar’s Imp, and Silverware Golem, and one in Standard with the rest of the cards. So hyped, so excited to stomp some noobs on ladder. See y’all in ranked, better pray you don’t come across me

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  2. Davis The Savage
    November 22, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    All of the new discard cards from this expansion target your lowest cost cards, making it likely that this card will give you low cost/low value cards back

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  3. Varga Ádám
    November 21, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I’ll go even further..
    Imagine getting Bloodreaver Guldan from both copies..
    This card will be in many decks, i guarantee.

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  4. Bleedblue
    November 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Too slow, 1 star.

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    • no
      November 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      yes in the class thats been known to be a grindy class a 6 mana 6/6 that can sort of draw 3 is to slow sure

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  5. TheThreather
    November 20, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Well………..
    The most op card in the expansion is right here. 6 mana 6/6, get 3 cards.

    You have to build your deck around it tho.
    5/5

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    • DukeStarswisher
      November 20, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Not really. Even with a light discard package this is totally viable. I am almost positive it will see play.

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      • TheThreather
        November 21, 2018 at 3:43 am

        I said most op. OP = overpowered

        The 5/5 should make it pretty obviously.

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        • DukeStarswisher
          November 21, 2018 at 7:19 am

          I was arguing your statement about building a deck around it. A deck doesn’t need to be built around it. Making it even more op.

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  6. Guyopt
    November 20, 2018 at 12:45 am

    This card is insane, super broken in zoo, you can now use Guldan and if discarded by Doomguard or Soularium you have a chance to revive this. same applies to Cube locks,

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  7. NotSpider
    November 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Even discarding this card itself is ok. If you topdeck the other one, you get an infinite value loop. Imagine discarding this, a shroom brewer hand a happy ghoul for infinite 13/13 + heals

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    • CD001
      December 5, 2018 at 6:06 am

      Interestingly if you discard a powered up Soulstone – the one you get back remains powered up. I had a lucky infinite heal/damage/big monster loop when I the only things in my discard pool were Soulwarden, a charged (7 damage/heal) Soulstone and The Coin… not exactly something you’re going to rely on, but it is pretty funny.

      (the game has decided that I’ll be using Warlock a lot this season – got every single Warlock card)

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  8. Riptide
    November 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    More positive reasons to run discolock. If Clutchmother Zavas gets discarded a few times does this give you multiple copies?

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    • Fareh
      November 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Should be the case

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      • 3xZut
        November 20, 2018 at 4:38 am

        Doubt it since clutch says ‘returns to.your hand’ so you are not actually discarding it, I believe the discarding effect is the mechanic of the buff that’s it. Otherwise, with the other legendary that’s just too much value from discarding and quite thz opposite of the mechanic in fact since you even gain cards that have already benefited from the discard mechanic it self.

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        • Old Guardian
          November 20, 2018 at 10:07 am

          Clutchmother Zavas is discarded and can be brought back with mechanics that bring back discarded cards. Cruel Dinomancer already does this. The returned copies are always 2/2 minions though.

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  9. Jonatas F
    November 19, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I think this card can be a tech card in the even deck. It prevents you from losing a guldan if your hand overflows.

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    • Orasha
      November 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Burning a card from overdraw =/= discard

      Reply
  10. MockRock
    November 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    I don’t think this makes the cut in Zoo, you’re not exactly starved for draw and a 6 mana 6/6 which only synergizes with 4 cards in your deck and needs to come down after them (as well as not being discarded itself) doesn’t sound anywhere near as powerful as what the deck can already do. In Quest Warlock I do think you play this, as a refuel after Cataclysm and some redundancy against discarding Bloodreaver…but does that suddenly make Quest Warlock good? Doubt it.

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    • DukeStarswisher
      November 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      I’m so confused why zoo is the first thing you think of when seeing this card lol

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      • MockRock
        November 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm

        It’s not, obviously I along with everyone else think of Lakkari Sacrifice. But that’s not a deck at all right now, and Zoo is, so worth talking about that first.

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        • Fareh
          November 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

          This also improves soularium

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        • DukeStarswisher
          November 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm

          This won’t be going into any deck that is meta now. It will be a part of its own thing. IF that thing becomes meta.

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      • Jazen attano
        November 19, 2018 at 2:41 pm

        exactly lol , the first deck that should come in mind when seeing this card is is discard quest lock

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  11. Fareh
    November 19, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Hmmm dont know, but im calling this the best card in the expansion and probably the next nerf target…

    This alone could make a discard warlock a powerhouse

    The only trick its mantain this card outside of the discarded ones…

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    • Amethonys
      November 19, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Discarding this isnt bad though. If you discard this and run 2 copies (definitely worth considering) the second will fetch the first and you can technically go “infinite” on 6 mana 6/6’s if you only discarded 3 cards. Will that come up? Not really, but even if you discard one copy out of like 5 cards, there is a 60% chance you get the first copy from the second.

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  12. MightyOwl
    November 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    You discard this, discard is dead stop trying! 1 star!

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    • Fareh
      November 19, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      its possible yes, but if not, this is 6 mana 6/6: draw 3 cards…

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    • Liam
      November 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      No you actually want to discard this card, then you get it back with your second Soulwarden and generate infinite value

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      • Fareh
        November 19, 2018 at 1:38 pm

        Wow, that actually makes it even more OP

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    • Skyler
      November 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      All the discard cards this expansion targets the lowest cost card in your hand. So you won’t discard it even if you try.

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      • Pengun
        November 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

        Well……. You COULD do it

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  13. aymon
    November 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    where was this card shown it isnt even on the hearthstone site yet

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    • Greg
      November 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      I believe this card was leaked by a Brazilian team or guy? Anyways, the four warlock cards were all translated so they may not be 100% legit but close enough that it makes no difference

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  14. Jazen attano
    November 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    this card card in addition to High Priestess Jeklik could bring back the forgotten quest warlock deck

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  15. Jed
    November 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Guess who’s back
    Back again
    It’s discards
    Tell your friends

    4/5

    Reply

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