Choose One

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The Choose One interface from  Power of the Wild

Choose One is an ability which allows a player to choose one of multiple possible effects when the card is played from the hand. Cards with this ability were originally limited to the druid class, but other choose one effects have since been added to the game.

Choose One effects are similar to Discover effects, and certain other cards such as  Tracking, which also allow you to choose between multiple options.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When played, cards with Choose One effects offer the player a choice of options. The card itself does not count as played until after an option has been chosen. For example, an enemy  Counterspell will not trigger upon playing the Choose One card, but only after the player has chosen one of the possible options.
  • Individual Choose One effects are themselves uncollectible choice cards, and do not count as cards played. However, the Choose One card will count as normal.
    • Example: Playing  Keeper of the Grove counts as playing a minion for effects such as  Mirror Entity. The Keeper's Choose One effects will not count as playing a card or casting a spell for effects such as  Counterspell.
    • Example: Playing  Power of the Wild counts as a spell, but neither of its Choose One effects will count as a spell. The Panther summoned by the card's Choose One option  Summon a Panther will also count as a minion summoned, triggering effects like  Knife Juggler. (But it does not count as a minion "played"; the panther does not trigger on-minion-played effects like  Explosive Runes.)
  • The exception to the above case is with cards generated by  Keeper Stalladris, which creates a copy of the choice cards as a playable card.
  • Similar to Battlecry, Choose One effects on minion cards are only activated when the card is played directly from the hand. If the minion is placed into play through effects such as  Alarm-o-Bot, any Choose One effects will not be activated.
  • However, Choose One effects are not Battlecries and are not affected by related effects such as  Nerub'ar Weblord and  Brann Bronzebeard.
  • If a Choose One option is not playable, only the other option will be highlighted for selection.[1] Examples include  Dark Wispers' second option, when there are no minions on the board, or Power of the Wild's second option, when the board is full already.
  •  Fandral Staghelm has a unique relationship with Choose One effects, bypassing the selection process entirely and activating all effects, in the order they are written on the card. In the case of minion transform effects, unique minions are summoned in place of the ones normally available, combining the effects of all options and settings its Attack and Health to the highest values of all possible transformations.
  • If a Choose One minion that transforms into the chosen option (e.g.  Druid of the Claw) is returned to the hand, it will stay in its transformed form, depriving the player of the possibility to choose the other option when played again. However, if a Choose One minion does not say Transform in its card text (e.g.  Ancient of Lore), it will be reset to its base state upon being returned to the hand, allowing the player to take the choice again when replayed.

Cards with Choose One[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format.

This section lists all cards with the Choose One ability.

Collectible



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YOG 529.png
CORE AT 037.png
ETC 375.png
Core LOE 115.png
UPCOMING 101369.png
JAM 027.png
TTN 955.png
JAM 026.png
CORE EX1 160.png
CORE EX1 154.png
CORE OG 047.png
TOY 801.png
DEEP 027.png
ETC 387.png
CORE EX1 165.png
TTN 926.png
CORE NEW1 008.png
ETC 373.png
CORE EX1 573.png
TTN 940.png

Uncollectible



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TOY 801t.png

Sources of Choose One

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format.

Choose One-generating cards

This section lists cards which generate Choose One cards.



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GIFT 10.png
TOY 801.png

Related cards

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format.


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TTN 951.png
TTN 951t.png
TTN 503.png

Choice cards[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Choose One/Wild format.
Main article: Choice card

Choice cards are special cards which appear when choosing between possible effects. Choice cards only exist during the selection process and cannot be collected or placed in the hand or deck. Most choice cards are produced through Choose One effects, and these are listed below.

Note that this list may not show choice cards from the Core set, since their choice cards are a part of their original set, not the Core set.



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YOG 529b.png
YOG 529a.png
ETC 375a.png
AT 037a.png
ETC 375b.png
AT 037b.png
JAM 026b.png
EX1 160b.png
TTN 955A.png
TTN 955B.png
EX1 154b.png
JAM 027b.png
EX1 154a.png
JAM 026a.png
EX1 160a.png
JAM 027a.png
OG 047b.png
OG 047a.png
ETC 387b.png
TOY 801a.png
ETC 387c.png
DEEP 027b.png
TOY 801b.png
DEEP 027a.png
EX1 164b.png
EX1 164a.png
EX1 165b.png
EX1 165a.png
TTN 926b.png
NEW1 008b.png
NEW1 008a.png
ETC 373a.png
ETC 373b.png
TTN 926a.png
EX1 573a.png
TTN 940a.png
TTN 940b.png
EX1 573b.png

Achievements[edit | edit source]

CategoryNameDescriptionRewards
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - ClassesAnalysis ParalysisPlay 15 Choose One cards.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - ClassesAnalysis ParalysisPlay 50 Choose One cards.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - ClassesAnalysis ParalysisPlay 150 Choose One cards.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - ClassesAnalysis ParalysisPlay 500 Choose One cards.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - ClassesAnalysis ParalysisPlay 1500 Choose One cards.20 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngUnited in Stormwind - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Stormwind - Druid¿Por Que No Los Dos?Split 20 Choose One spells.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngUnited in Stormwind - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Stormwind - Druid¿Por Que No Los Dos?Split 40 Choose One spells.20 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngFractured in Alterac Valley - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Alterac Valley - DruidChoose One? Choose All!Play 16 different Choose One effects with Pathmaker.20 Achievement Point.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The choices between Choose One effects are designed to be easy to understand. Ben Brode states, "I think a well-designed [Choose One effect] is when they have interesting decisions, but the decisions are easy to compare against each other."[2] For this reason choices are often written in terms of the difference between the options, rather than the results of each options. For example,  Ancient of War states its options as "+5 Attack; or +5 Health and Taunt." as opposed to "a 10/5; or a 5/10 with Taunt." However, as the designers have moved forward with the game, a greater emphasis on clarity and detail over simplicity and ease of understanding has evolved. As a result, later Choose One effects such as  Druid of the Flame explicitly state the results of each option, in order to make it clear that the result is a transform effect and not simply a stat buff.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Choose One interface for  Cenarius, parted to leave the minion visible

References[edit | edit source]