Tenwu of the Red Smoke

Tenwu of the Red Smoke Card

Tenwu of the Red Smoke is a 2 Mana Cost Legendary Rogue Minion card from the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Return a friendly minion to your hand, it costs (1) this turn.

Flavor Text

Red, the color of subtlety.

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  1. DKitt420
    November 26, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    This card is brewmaster with a slight mana reduction.

  2. EksSkellybur
    November 11, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Just spam Flik Skyshiv and you’ll be fine.

    5 Stars.

  3. DustDodo
    November 10, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Not as good as you think. To people saying you can run Combo Cards, look at Rogue’s current decklist. In what way can you cheat out Malygos or other combo cards. There is no way to do that. The current lists of Rogue (Secret, Stealth, and Weapon) are all far too aggro for this minion. That leaves Galakrond Rogue, which this could see play in, but I don’t see why given the reduction by Galakrond itself is fine. I actually don’t think this card sees play in the current meta.

  4. Kuskie
    November 10, 2020 at 2:38 am

    Will be nerfed first patch. For the sake of both standard and wild.

  5. Subtl3
    November 9, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Everyone’s hyping this card up, but I think it’s a huge disappointment when I think about it. This is just a legendary shadowstep or at best murmuring elemental for Rogue. The only time where you want a separate battlecry is when you’re targeting specific minions with destroy/damage effects and otherwise this is just another version of Spirit of the Shark or Brann that only works with one minion.

    • A person who reacts to this
      November 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      Naah this unlocks way more combos then shadowstep and can be duplicated in to your deck. Shadowstep can’t do that.

      • Subtl3
        November 10, 2020 at 7:17 am

        The only thing this card does better than shadowstep is bounce 6/7 drops and give you a 3/2. If you use it on anything less than 5 mana you’re spending more than shadowstep just for a 3/2 and you lose the discount on anything 8 or 10 if you shadowstepped Tenwu. don’t get me wrong I’ll use it but it’s really only good for 6/7-drop battlecries as a slightly better shadowstep.

  6. Guyopt
    November 9, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    It’s like an extra copy of shadow-step, the 3/2 body is nice advantage – you can shadow-step it.
    I think Shadow step is better in early game, the cost (1) effect is stronger on a big cost minions but not so important since you already have alot of mana in the late game so the discount is not that beneficial in terms of tempo. but provides more combo potential (but the discount is for the current turn)
    So lets look on solid scenario:
    Turn 5 play Jandice Barov + shadowstep.
    Turn 6 you can play 2 X Jandice. (but you can do the same with shadow-step.)

  7. Electronick
    November 9, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Is this definitely targeted? If so this is awesome and is definitely going to break something at some point. Love it.

  8. Miendiesen
    November 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Jesus… I’m scared of Miracle Rogue. I just hate that gameplay. Think about how annoying Pen Flingers are right now in Libram Pally. Just play them, then Wisdom, then play again… you wind up watching the same fucking Pen Flinger get played 20 times.

    Miracle Rogue is basically designed to be the same type of one-sided gameplay. They play 15 cards in a turn, then you play 1 or two. Loooooong games where you barely interact.

    Also, I predict Edwin Vancleef is the No. 1 hated cared this expansion. Many games will be decided by an early ridiculous Vancleef… Blizzard just wants to world to truly loathe him before they HOF next rotation.

    November 9, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Why it costs 2 and not 3?

  10. Jed
    November 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Hard to not see as almost an autoinclude in 90% of rogue decks

  11. A person who reacts to this
    November 9, 2020 at 10:44 am

    So what are some fun combos then?
    Flik Skyshiv 6 mana, this 2 mana, shadowstep this, Flik Skyshiv 1 mana, this 0 mana, 1 mana Flik Skyshiv. = 10 mana kill three enemy minions permanently. (and with one more shadowstep you can keep this or play another Flik Skyshiv next turn)
    Heistbaron Togwaggle, this + shadowstep = 10 mana, three Heistbaron Togwaggle effects.
    Kronx Dragonhoof, this + shadowstep = 10 mana, three Kronx Dragonhoof effects.
    Leeroy Jenkins, this + 2 shadowstep = 10 mana, 24 face damage. Or with some prep to cheapen Leeroy or this before, then you can get 30 face damage in one turn….
    Tess Greymane, this + pre shadowstep + shadowstep = 10 mana, three Tess Greymane effects.

    With some other cost reductions cards and/or coins you can play
    Dragonqueen Alexstrasza two or three times in a turn.
    C’Thun two or three times in a turn.
    Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate
    C’thun, the Shattered

    Those are the most extreme effect targets I think…
    Or you can just play Silas Darkmoon a few more times, and switch more minions if you want that.

  12. InFlames
    November 9, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Just lovely!


  13. Eeeg
    November 9, 2020 at 9:33 am

    How could they do this to my youthful brewmaster? 🙁 0/5 stars for ruining my life

  14. Thraben
    November 9, 2020 at 9:20 am

    This will break a card of some sort one way or another.. I really hope we get a card that shuffles something powerful in the deck so this can double that effect.

    Either way, this is a card we’ll see for a very long time. Even if it’s good right now, every expansion has the potential to create something op with it. 5 stars.

  15. Qasi
    November 9, 2020 at 9:19 am

    8 mana: Barista, Tenwu, Barista…. infinite very easy

  16. WingedCastaway
    November 9, 2020 at 9:15 am

    This is like. Very good, isn’t it?
    This card has crazy possibilities. While it doesn’t necessarily have broken targets right now in Standard – besides Memebaron Togwaggle and Kronx, I don’t really see what minion you would want to use that with -, in the two years that it will be in the meta we will surely one or two minions that are broken with this.

    Regardless of the meta it’s in, I like the card, because it’s just good, unexpensive, and has lots of potential. Even without making the biggest play the word has seen with it, it’s undeniably a great card. I think it easily deserves 5 stars.

    • WoD
      November 9, 2020 at 9:25 am

      mmh, I can see a lot more cards worth to return to hand. It doesn’t have to be a broken one to fit the tempo rogue style. Think about Edwyn to get more stats, Evil Miscreant for more Lackeys or in some situations Blackjack Stunner to remove two big threads. This card is as much flexible as Shadowstep but in most cases better than it (and sometimes also worse).

      • WingedCastaway
        November 9, 2020 at 11:04 pm

        Definitely, but ideally you want to play it on a minion that makes it BETTER than Shadowstep. The problem with all the candidates you’re mentioned is that they’re low cost, so Shadowstep is essentially better than Tenwu here. This is why I brought up bigger targets like Togwaggle and Kronx – this is where Tenwu will really shine, and we need more of these “big” battlecries for this to be truly worth it. It’s still a good card of course but it becomes excellent in these situations.

  17. Qasi
    November 9, 2020 at 9:10 am

    whyyyyyyy rogue?


  18. A person who reacts to this
    November 9, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Now this is more of a legendary effect 😀