Regarding cards such as Shadowstep or the Brewmasters that return a minion on the battlefield to the owner's hand (usually friendly).

I know these are good for minions with battle-crys but I'm trying to ensure that most, if not all the cards in my decks have at least 2 strategies.

Question: Could you say, place a minion with charge, attack, pick it back up with one of the mentioned cards, play it again and attack again?

I'm aware it's not the most efficient/effective strategy but I could see some potential in it.

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    This is a viable strategy if you have Leeroy Jenkins in your hand. Play him for 4, bounce him back with Panda for 2, play him again for 4 = 10 mana and 12 damage. Rogues can do it for 6. Apr 10, 2014 at 18:24
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    This is a very effective strategy used in the Miracle Rogue decks.
    – ken.ganong
    Apr 10, 2014 at 22:01
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    It's also useful if you simply have a large near death creature that needs a heal. An expensive one... but still gives you a little card advantage.
    – dphil
    Apr 11, 2014 at 14:26

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Yes, you could do that. Returning a card to your hand does not change the wording on a card, so a minion with charge could attack twice in a round, at the cost of the mana required to summon that card twice.

However, as you've noted, it might not be the most efficient strategy, but if you absolutely need to do 2 damage and you have a Stonetusk Boar in your hand...

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    Cards with divine shield and charge are quite handy to play twice in a row though... Apr 10, 2014 at 16:56
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    Shadowstep also reduces the minions summoning cost by 2, this can make double attacking slightly more viable. Especially when divine shield is involved.
    – Will F
    Apr 10, 2014 at 16:57
  • @BlackVegetable are there any others than ArgentCommander? I find him to be on the costly side (6) 4/2
    – Shelby115
    Apr 10, 2014 at 17:05
  • @Shelby115 I think you are correct. Although as more cards are added, I'm sure something will pop up. However the Warrior can add charge to minions, so other divine shielded minions would benefit. Apr 10, 2014 at 17:06
  • @BlackVegetable Sounds good except that warrior would require the Brewmasters to pull that off. i.e. (3)Brewmaster + (2)Charge + (X)Divine Minion Would be even less effective than other possibilities, such as Stampeding Kodo, Big Game Hunter, Defender of Argus, or even Mind Control Tech.
    – Shelby115
    Apr 10, 2014 at 17:10

Yes, this works. When you play the card again it becomes a different minion. Since it hasn't attacked and it has charge, it can attack.

This strategy is actually used, if rarely, in competitive play by rogues with Shadowstep, Leeroy Jenkins and Cold Blood. It deals a total of 26 damage with 1x Leeroy, 2x Shadowstep & 2x Cold Blood.

  • Surely you mean 1x Leeroy.
    – scenia
    Apr 11, 2014 at 6:46
  • @scenia Oops. Fixed that. Apr 11, 2014 at 9:24

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