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:
|Horde||Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.|
|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.|
|Frozen Throne||Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand.|
|Kobolds||Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (2) or less.|
|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 (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).