Nozdormu's grand summer return continues, with the previous month being the start of this new cycle (as well as marking the first birthday for the whole thing!), forced upon by an unintended monthly absence in June. And just in time to help us investigate the grim case over at Castle Nathria. As there is a brand new Rewards Track now available, the bonus XP should add a welcome boost. After all, most players are unlikely to have even reached level 50 for their 2nd free Legendary just yet.

Currently active across all regions, this time around the special monthly quest might be suitable for fewer classes than what we are used to. Unless you wait around until the upcoming balance changes; it's not like there is any countdown on this one.


Nozdormu the Eternal Card Image

Nozdormu Investigations Open for Business

Nozdormu the Eternal is an integral part of the Core set (now with the 2022 tag), always there when you need to practice your 'speed Hearthstone' skills:

  • As long as you have one quest slot open come server reset in your region on the 15th of each month, the Nozdormu quest will replace your regular quest of the day. It grants a lot more bonus XP, making it a worthwhile pursuit! 
  • This quest can also be rerolled away for a typical lesser one, if you really cannot stand it. But Nozdormu will be very sad, and you will lose out on your precious Rewards Track XP
  • In order to be eligible, simply remove a non-crucial card from one of your favorite decks and replace it with Nozdormu the Eternal. It's not like anyone remembers to switch back after they're done. 
  • Queue up for a game with your 'new' deck in any relevant game mode of choice and hopefully encounter another player with Nozdormu on their side, then have fun playing 'Speedstone'!
  • You don't necessarily have to complete the quest as soon as you get it (it will actually remain in your log until refreshed), but there will likely be far fewer people trying to do the same later on. 
  • Winning or losing doesn't really matter for the quest completion, and opponents don't need to have Nozdormu the Eternal in their decks for it to count on your side - but just like with any other 'Play 3 games' quests, instant conceding won't add to overall progress. Luckily, the game will give you a warning if you attempt to quit the match too soon! 

If you're trying to take your blitzing semi-seriously and not just queue up and go AFK for a while as the quest "completes itself", then as usual we recommend settling for any decks that aren't reliant on long combos or performing multiple actions in a single turn. Simplicity is the key, as any flashy, slow animations or Discover choices aren't particularly desirable (unless you happen to have lighting speed reflexes). 15 seconds is all you get to work with here! 

Finding somebody who has also put Nozdormu the Eternal into their deck isn't such a common occurrence nowadays, especially on Ranked ladders (it's only 3 games per month for most players, after all). You can consider yourself quite lucky when you do, and should enjoy those turns storming by - it's possible to tell whether the effect is in play as soon as the mulligan phase wraps up.

Current Tavern Brawl

Is of little use here, as once again we get to play Cloneball only with randomly generated decks. Curiously enough, you could technically end up with several copies of Nozdormu the Eternal in there - but the odds of that happening aren't great.

Nozdormu Day Decks for August 2022

With the class balance at the beginning of this expansion being what it is, we shall mainly join forces with all kinds of imps, skeletons, murlocs, or other beasts. But don't let that get in the way if you've got a bright idea for a homebrew deck where Nozdormu the Eternal simply belongs! 

And on the Wild side of things, the deck from Trimutius has been following the theme of Nozdormu and his Dragon companions more closely. They even seem to have found the Door of Shadows within the castle.

Got any other swift decks where it feels like Nozdormu the Eternal just fits? Completing your quest as quickly as possible in Casual mode or bravely trying to climb the ranks? Let us know whether you've had any luck running into other Nozdormu faithfuls in any game mode this month!