Alongside Taunt, Battlecry is the most prevalent card ability in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. There are loads of Battlecry minions for players to choose from. Most hero cards also come with Battlecry effects. The best Battlecry cards can have a big impact in a match on the turn players play them. These are some of the best Battlecry cards players can play in Hearthstone.
Alexstrasza is one of the best cards from the Classic set that players can always play in Standard. This nine-mana minion can toast opponents with its Battlecry effect that sets a hero’s health to 15. Thus, this can reduce an opponent’s health from 30 to 15 in a single turn. Alternatively, players can play Alexstrasza to boost their own heroes when they have 14 or less health. So, Alex’s Battlecry can devastate opponents or save your own hero. This card also adds a strong 8/8 minion to the battlefield.
2. Bloodreaver Gul’dan
Bloodreaver Gul’dan is a 10-mana hero card for Warlock decks with a Battlecry that can have a decisive impact on Hearthstone matches. This card summons up to seven of your Demon minions lost during a match when you play it. That Battlecry can provide a decisive board swing in your favor. Furthermore, Bloodreaver also has a great Lifesteal Hero Power that inflicts three damage on selected targets and restores three health. Therefore, Bloodreaver boasts one of the game’s best Battlecries and Hero Powers.
3. N’zoth, the Corruptor
N’zoth, the Corruptor is a 10-mana minion that has made a temporary comeback in Standard since the Doom in the Tomb event. This 5/7 minion has a similar Battlecry to Bloodreaver that summons minions lost during the course of the match. The main difference is that it summons your lost Deathrattle minions. N’zoth can summon up to six Deathrattle minions on the turn it’s played in addition to its own 5/7 minion. This is a must have card for Deathrattle decks, and it will also fit neatly into general control decks that include enough minions to maximize its Battlecry.
4. Omega Devastator
The Warrior-class Omega Devastator card adds a 4/5 minion to the battlefield for four mana. Those are pretty good stats for a four-mana card, and it also comes with a strong (albeit late game) Battlecry that inflicts 10 damage on selected minions when you have reached 10 mana. Thus, this card’s Battlecry can wipe out most minions. Omega Devastator is a great addition to Control Warrior decks that can usually capitalize on its late game Battlecry effect.
5. Big Game Hunter
Big Game Hunter is a Classic and neutral card that’s always available for Standard play. This is a five-mana minion with a Battlecry that can destroy minions with attack values greater than seven. Therefore, it’s an ideal card to blow big-hitting minions off the board with. It also adds a 4/2 minion to the battlefield, but those are poor stats for a five-mana minion. Nevertheless, it’s a great card so long as there’s a minion on the board you can take out with its Battlecry.
6. Zephrys the Great
Zephrys the Great is Hearthstone’s genie in a bottle that can make your wish come true. This is a legendary two-mana minion card from the Saviors of Uldum set that boasts one of the best Battlecries in Hearthstone. The card adds a 3/2 minion to the board and then offers players a choice of three ideal cards based on the current state of play so long as their decks don’t include any duplicates.
Thus, Zephrys is essentially an advanced Discover card that enables you to wish for a card that you really need when required. For example, if your opponent has several minions on the battlefield, Zephrys will probably offer you a Twisting Nether or Urban Brawl to wipe them off the board. If your opponent has 10 or less health, it might offer you a Pyroblast spell with which to finish off the hero next turn. As Zephrys is a two-mana card, players can also often play the card they wish for on the same turn.
Those are a few of Hearthstone’s best Battlecry cards to take your pick from. They are cards with very strong Battlecries that can sometimes have a match-winning impact.