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Bat
Bat.jpg
Info
Cost $2star
Type(s) Night
Kingdom card? No
Set NocturneNocturne icon.png
Illustrator(s) Martin Hoffmann
Card text
Trash up to 2 cards from your hand. If you trashed at least one, exchange this for a Vampire.
(This is not in the Supply.)

Bat is a Night card from Nocturne. A Bat is what a VampireVampire.jpg turns into when you play it, and so one function of Bat is to prevent you from playing your Vampire too often.

Bat is a trasher, and the only way to get your Vampire back is by trashing with Bat. If Bat is the only trasher on the board, your trashing will be slow, since you can't start trashing until after the first time you play Vampire and you can only use Bat every other reshuffle. On the other hand, if you trash too fast, you'll run out of food for your Bat and it won't be able to change back to a Vampire at all without trashing something you'd rather keep.

Contents

[edit] FAQ

[edit] Official FAQ

  • The Vampire is put into your discard pile.
  • If there are no Vampires in their pile, you cannot exchange Bat for one, but can still trash cards.

[edit] Other rules clarifications

[edit] Strategy

[edit] Versions

[edit] English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Bat Bat from Shuffle iT Trash up to 2 cards from your hand. If you trashed at least one, exchange this for a Vampire. (This is not in the Supply.) Nocturne November 2017

[edit] Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text
French Chauve-souris
German Fledermaus Entsorge bis zu 2 Handkarten.
Wenn du mindestens 1 Karte entsorgt hast, tausche diese Karte in eine Vampirin ein.
(Diese Karte gehört nicht zum Vorrat.)
Japanese 蝙蝠 (pron. kōmori) 手札から2枚以下のカードを廃棄する。1枚以上廃棄した場合、これを吸血鬼と交換する。(このカードはサプライに置かない。)
Russian Нетопырь (pron. nyetopyr', lit. vampire bat)

[edit] Trivia

Official card art.

Bat and Vampire are the only cards that exchange when played.

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Of course there had to be a Vampire, and of course it turns into a Bat. That's what they do. Well vampires do tons of things, but that's one of them, and you can only capture so much in a Dominion card. Vampire gains you cards and Hexes people, while Bat is a trasher, and has to feed to turn back.

[edit] Secret History

Bat started out an Action, but people demanded that it be a Night card too. For a while it was a Duration card, that drew you a card if it didn't turn back. That made it not so bad to have late-game Bats stuck in your deck. Mostly Bat could trash a card, and whether or not you got your Vampire back depended on what you trashed. Later it could trash two cards and cared about how many, settling on "at least one." It didn't want to automatically turn back, but didn't want that to be difficult either.


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