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Understanding the Discover Mechanic
2015/11/28 at 12:42 PM
Much akin to
The Grand Tournament
which introduced both
, so too has
The League of Explorers
came with its own new keyword.
That new mechanic was
, a feature that prompts the player to choose one of three randomly selected cards to their hand. Regardless of the card played, Discover will almost always prompt the user with cards that are either neutral or of their class. For example, when playing , a Mage will never be presented with as an option. Every card with the keyword currently has a specific criteria which defines the pool of cards it draws from, such as being a Beast, costing three mana, or having a Deathrattle. The vaguest it currently gets is , which Discovers a minion or a spell. There is no card that simply says, "Discover a card."
There are a few outliers among the mechanic including which gives you the selection between three predefined cards: , , and . Another Legendary minion, gives you the opportunity to Discover a new hero power.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Discover present duplicate options?
No, the mechanic selects three different options and therefore having two or more of a cards be the same is not possible.
Can you refrain from choosing one?
No, you must choose from one of the available options to move on.
What happens if your turn ends while you're selecting a card?
The leftmost card will be chosen for you.
Why do I always see so many class cards?
I've seen players Discover cards not of their class. How does that happen?
As seen in
, this can only happen if your hero has transformed. When you have become , Warlock is your newly assigned class. So a Mage would stop discovering spells of their own class and would assume the mantle as a Warlock.
The only other strange interaction comes from when you're . In that situation, if you're playing a class card, the Discover options will simply be of the class they are. For example, would discover you Warlock cards. If you play a neutral minion with Discover as , one of the classes will be selected at random and it will draw from a pool of both that and neutral cards as per usual.
Here is the complete list of cards with Discover.
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