Wandering Monster

Wandering Monster Card

Wandering Monster is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Hunter Spell card from the Core Set 2023 set!

Card Text

Secret: When an enemy attacks your hero, summon a 3-Cost minion as the new target.

Flavor Text

Not all who wander are lost. This one is lost though, for sure.

Wandering Monster Card Review

OR “Get Down!” 2.0. This is one of the more interesting Hunter Secrets we have seen in a while now. 3-Cost minions are very often well statted and their health is typically in the 3-4 range, so unlike Noble Sacrifice, the summoned creature doesn’t necessarily die to literally anything that it’s blocking. Still, that does not mean the card is particularly powerful. On one hand, it could be seen as “cheating out” a 3-cost minion for 2 mana, however unlike other similar cards in the same class, it only activates when specifically the face is attacked. Hunters fight for the board and are fought against by whittling down their board – in 9 out of 10 times, the opponent will use their minions to attack yours in the early stages of the game when a 3-cost card is relevant. After that it falls off and becomes barely more than a nuisance for the enemy, though when all is said and done, it does block the attack. As a pseudo-healing card (absorbs face damage), it does look like one of the many unsuccessful tools for the mythical Control Hunter archetype, which still remains unlikely. Obviously we can’t say without having seen the rest of the set, but this card is definitely not enough to support it with the current card pool.

Card Review by Chimbarozo

Wandering Monster Full Card Art

Wandering Monster Full Art

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  1. Imaloony
    November 26, 2017 at 1:41 am

    This just kind of strikes me as worse than Freezing Trap. Sometimes it’ll get you something cool that’ll survive or get a good deathrattle, but random effects generally need to be weighted in your favor to be good, and this one strikes me as being… not. The fact that it only works when they go face is especially annoying.

    In arena, it’s better than a lot of other Hunter secrets, which isn’t saying much, but it seems better here.

    Standard: 1/5
    Arena: 2/5

    • Chocobo
      November 30, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Couldnt agree more.I dont see how this card got a 4 star rating.
      Why would the opponent even bother going face against a hunter ?
      They need board control.
      As of the rng part,most 3 drops are understated anyway.Yes sometimes you will get a 3/4 but is someone so desperate for that 1 mana situational discount ?
      Bad card.
      I dont even know why bother making secrets when Cloacked Huntress will rotate soon.

  2. Maciej
    November 23, 2017 at 4:16 am

    This whats gone happen u play this turn two and your opponent gone try to fight for board control not attacking your face without any hunter draw mechanic this is gone be dead card do nothing. When u play against hunter u are not gone try to race him but get board control. No one cares he is gone do 3 dmg to hunter at turn 2-3 everyone care more for board control and if u can play against this secret its gone be a bad card.

    Thats reality not rank25 players dreams 🙂

    • grotface
      November 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Hunter is the only aggressive class??
      What about Pirate Warrior or any Murloc decks or evolve/bloodlust Shaman they sure as hell not going to fight for board control they’re looking to end the game quickly
      This is suppose to be a control card and Hunter is terrible at control due to the lack of draw and healing and this card acts as a pseudo-healing for Hunter (as well as a possible minion if it survives)

      • Maciej
        November 24, 2017 at 10:37 am

        Did u admit this is horrible card? I have checked stats most of the time its even worth to attack by opponent 2 mana creature or weapon. Its only good when this is 3 mana minion 3/4 or more and its less than 50% for sure. And could be dead card if hunter has some other creatures which your opponent would prefer to attack. This card has more than 50% to have value of 2 mana card. I dont see point of playing this at all now.

  3. Ithinkyoustink
    November 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Acolyte of Agony – gain extra health with life steal
    Acolyte of Pain – gain card draw
    Arcane Golem – 4/4 stats
    Actionmaster Beardo – if it survives you can get some hero power value
    Backstreet Leper – Deathrattle is basically hunter hero power
    Carrion Grub – 2/5 stats plus beast tag
    Cloaked Huntress – secrets cost zero if it survives
    Crypt Lord – 1/6 stats with taunt and hunter is good with filling the board
    Darkshire Councilman – again hunter is good with filling the board
    Deadly Fork – get a free weapon in your hand
    Demolisher – if it survives you get to deal 2 damage to a random enemy
    Devilsaur Egg – deathrattle summons a 5/5 beast
    Drakkari Defender – 2/8 stats with taunt
    Eggnapper – death rattle summons two 1/1 beasts
    Emperor Cobra – poisonous
    Fel Orc Soulfiend – 3/7 stats
    Felgaurd – 3/5 stats with taunt
    Frothing Berserker – if it survives you can stack up damage
    Giant Wasp – poisonous
    Harvest Golem – deathrattle summons a 2/1
    Hyldnir Frostrider – 4/4 stats
    Igneous Elemental – deathrattle adds two 1/2 to your hand
    Injured Blademaster – 4/7 stats
    Mana Tide Totem – if it survives you get a draw
    Mountainfire Armour – deathrattle gives you 6 armour
    Rat Pack – deathrattle summons two 1/1 beasts
    Scarlet Crusader – Devine Shield
    Shaky Zipgunner – deathrattle gives a minion in your hand +2/+2
    Shallow Gravedigger – Deathrattle adds a random deathrattle minion to your hand
    Spawn of N’Zoth – gives your minions +1/+1
    Tar Creeper – 3/5 taunt
    Unlicensed Apothecary – 5/5 stats but it could be a double edged sword
    Val’kyr Soulclaimer – if it survives the damage it summons a 2/2
    Vryghoul – deathrattle summons a 2/2
    – Legendaries you can get –
    King Mukla – 5/5 stats plus beast tag
    Sergeant Sally – AOE your opponent’s board for 1
    Shaku the Collector – If it survives you get free class card
    Wickerflame Burnbristle – tuant, devine shield, lifesteal
    – Nightmare scenario –
    Howlfiend – fuck your hand

    • Baka
      November 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Wickerflame would probably be the best.

  4. Nooneactuallycaressorry
    November 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    would be kinda cool to get Shaku out of this in turn 2 or 3 and have it survive for some value

  5. Random people in the Internet
    November 5, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Swoosh! A drakkari defender (aka 3 mana 2/8 Taunt) just joined your broken game.

  6. Stormcloak28
    November 4, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Devilsaur egg. Oh god

    • Stephen
      November 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      My thoughts exactly.

  7. Jeniok
    November 4, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I feel that this specific card can make Hunter top tier. Mid-secret Hunter will be tier 1

  8. blasmberry
    November 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Only time Magma Rager is good

    • Odin
      November 7, 2017 at 1:35 am

      buuut, still not as good as Emperor Cobra or Giant Wasp. Unless you for some reason have Steward of Darkshire on your board. In that case, good on you bud.

  9. Herecomesthehate
    November 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    “SSssss” – 3 mana 2/3 Filthy Snek

    • Redpixel
      November 4, 2017 at 6:10 am

      *warcry* a 3mana 4/7 gas entered the board

    • Andrew00000
      November 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm


  10. Threather
    November 3, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Yea, seems pretty good if combined with the last expansion legendary. There really werent that many great “free” secrets for temposwing outside freezing trap.