List of All Transfer Student Effects – New Free Epic Card

Patch 17.6 was just released, and with it one Scholomance Academy card was released early – Transfer Student!

It’s a very unique card, in a way that you never know what it will do when you add it to your deck. It’s another example of how to utilize the fact that Hearthstone is a digital-only game. That’s because Transfer Student’s effect changes depending on the… game board you’re playing on! And most of those effects are really cool & unique, some of them are really powerful too.

Massive shoutout to deevee12 and other reddit users for testing it out (original reddit thread). Here’s a full list of available effects:

Board Effect
Horde Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
Stranglethorn Stealth, Poisonous
Stormwind Divine Shield
Pandaria Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1/+2.
Naxxramas Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand.
GvG Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part to your hand.
Blackrock At the end of your turn, reduce the Cost of a random card in your hand by (2).
TGT Inspire: Draw a Card
LoE (Excavation) Battlecry: Add a random weapon to your hand.
LoE (Museum) Battlecry: Discover a new Basic Hero Power.
Old Gods Battlecry: Spend all your mana, summon a minion of that cost.
Karazhan Battlecry: Add a Karazhan portal spell to your hand.
Mean Streets Battlecry: Give a random minion in your hand +2/+2.
Un’Goro Battlecry: Adapt.
Frozen Throne Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand.
Kobolds Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (2) or less.
Witchwood Echo, Rush
Boomsday Taunt. If you have 10 Mana Crystals, gain +5/+5.
Rastakhan Rush, Overkill: Draw a card.
Rise of Shadows Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand.
Uldum (Feet) Reborn
Uldum (Windmill) Battlecry: Add an Uldum plague spell to your hand.
Descent Battlecry: Discover a Dragon.
Outland Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 3 damage to two random enemy minions.
Scholomance (Not released yet) Battlecry: Add a Dual Class card to your hand.

Keep in mind, however, that boards for expansions which have already rotated out to Wild aren’t available in Standard, meaning that you won’t see some of those effects in that format. I’ve bolded Standard boards on the list above.

Celestalon has also confirmed that his effect will get updated for new boards while he’s in Standard. After he rotates out to Wild, new boards will just get a static “Discover a card from X expansion” effect (Source).


A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. Shih4b
    July 14, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    what’s actually meant by board? does it means i have to include all cards only from a particular expansion with this one in my card deck?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 14, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      No, the game board you play on. Each expansion introduces a new board that looks different (with new clickables / cosmetics). Depending on which expansion’s board you play, the card has a different effect.

  2. Zombie69
    July 14, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Could you please highlight the standard boards in your article?

  3. Nihaoma
    July 14, 2020 at 11:40 am

    This card so so busted imo… Some of these effects aren’t that good but some are pure amazing!