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Recombobulator is an epic neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 400 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 1600 Dust.pngGolden1

Generated cards

Recombobulator uses these card pools to generate cards:


To edit these notes, go to Template:Recombobulator notes.

  • The replacement minion is selected randomly from all collectible minions of the same cost, regardless of class.[1][2] This means there is a chance that the affected minion will be replaced by a fresh copy of the same card.[3]
Example: Minions with a "unique" mana cost (such as the 20-Cost  Molten Giant) will always transform into another copy of the same minion: this can still be useful for restoring the minion to its base condition and full Health, similar to replaying it from the hand.
  • The base mana cost of the affected minion is used to determine the selection, not the mana cost paid when summoning it.
Example: A  Summoning Portal might cause a  Doomguard to cost only 3 mana, but Recombobulator will still transform it into a random 5 mana minion.[4]
  • The target minion will be transformed into a fresh copy of the replacement minion, with base stats including full Health and no enchantments. You can therefore use it to convert a minion who has been damaged, debuffed or silenced, in hope of getting something better.
    • Of course, if the replacement minion has Charge, it will be able to attack that turn.
    • As with all Transform effects, the minion is not played from the hand, and Battlecries therefore will not trigger.


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This minion seems to combine magical transformation with the gnomish liability for unpredictable results. The Recombobulator is original to Hearthstone, both in title and in its ability to transform targets into powerful creatures such as Molten Giants, or even unique individuals such as  Deathwing, as opposed to the usual Chickens or  Sheep.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Twilight of the Dragons" series, for the card Trilik the Light's Spark.
  • During its development, Recombobulator was known for crashing game servers. At one point it also crashed the live game servers when trying to recombobulate a Molten Giant.[5]


Patch changes

External links

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-10). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-19). 
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-22). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-10). 
  5. Ben Brode's Stream Notes (17/April/16). (2016-04-17).