Having announced Scholomance Academy and revealed some of the new cards, Blizzard has raised eyebrows with one of the latter. Transfer Student is a 2/2 minion that is played with different effects depending on which board the game is being played on.
So far, we know that when Transfer Student is played on the Saviors of Uldum board, it gains Reborn. Blizzard’s Alec Dawson and Liv Breeden confirmed that the effects Transfer Student has will be based on the board in play.
We also learned that Blizzard hasn’t restricted Transfer Students effects to the current Standard Boards in play. When played in Wild format, Transfer Student will have different effects for each of those Boards too.
Hearthstone Transfer Student
It certainly adds yet another layer of RNG to Hearthstone, however, as a 2/2 2-cost minion, Transfer Student is a decent early game minion even without keywords.
|Horde||Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.|
|Pandaria||Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1/+2.|
|Naxxramas||Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand.|
|GvG||Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part to your hand.|
|Blackrock||At the end of your turn, reduce the Cost of a random card in your hand by (2).|
|TGT||Inspire: Draw a Card|
|LoE (Excavation)||Battlecry: Add a random weapon to your hand.|
|LoE (Museum)||Battlecry: Discover a new Basic Hero Power.|
|Old Gods||Battlecry: Spend all your mana, summon a minion of that cost.|
|Karazhan||Battlecry: Add a Karazhan portal spell to your hand.|
|Mean Streets||Battlecry: Give a random minion in your hand +2/+2.|
|Frozen Throne||Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand.|
|Kobolds||Battlecry: Recruit a minion that costs (2) or less.|
|Boomsday||Taunt. If you have 10 Mana Crystals, gain +5/+5.|
|Rastakhan||Rush, Overkill: Draw a card.|
|Rise of Shadows||Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand.|
|Uldum (Windmill)||Battlecry: Add an Uldum plague spell to your hand.|
|Descent||Battlecry: Discover a Dragon.|
|Outland||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 3 damage to two random enemy minions.|
|Scholomance||(Not released yet) Battlecry: Add a Dual Class card to your hand.|