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Why do its eyes seem to follow you as you walk by?
How to get[edit | edit source]
Ancient Watcher can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Ancient Watcher can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
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Strategy[edit | edit source]
The Ancient Watcher comes into play with 4/5 but an inability to attack and may be used in a number of ways.
Another option is to to cast a Silence which removes the inability to Attack, making it a potent attacking minion in its own right.
Unless able to make use of one of the above strategies, this card is generally a waste of mana. However, even without the ability to attack the minion may serve as a useful soft taunt, with opponents potentially wasting minions or removal effects on the Watcher in anticipation of one of the above strategies being put into play. It can also serve as a tank for absorbing random damage effects, such as from Mad Bomber or Knife Juggler.
Lore[edit | edit source]
This card's art depicts one of the numerous living giant statues in the Tol'vir zone of Uldum. Creatures like the one on the card are seen in numerous pyramids including the dungeon Halls of Origination. The card also shows a desert and a Tol'vir statue below the actual Ancient Watcher. The ancient watchers encountered are also either malfunctioning or pretending to be inactive, until you come close enough for them to attack you.
Artist[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 220.127.116.1186 (2015-08-18): Text changed from "Can't Attack." changed to "Can't attack."