Ancient of War

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Ancient of War
Ancient of War(242).png
Ancient of War(242) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Class: Druid
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 7 Mana icon.png
Attack: 5 Attack icon.png
Health: 5 Health icon.png
Abilities: Choose One, Taunt

Choose One - +5 Attack; or +5 Health and Taunt.

Young Night Elves love to play "Who can get the Ancient of War to Uproot?" You lose if you get crushed to death.

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Ancient of War is an epic druid minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit]

Ancient of War can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Ancient of War 400 100
Golden Ancient of War 1600 400

Choose One cards[edit]

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The Ancient of War's Choose One mechanic makes it a versatile defender and finisher alike. It is most commonly played as a defensive option, as the combination of Taunt, 10 Health and a respectable 5 Attack makes it a solid wall which can decimate an opponent's minions. Alternatively, an Ancient with 10 Attack can quickly end the game if not dealt with.

Note that as the Choose One mechanic is applied as a buff, Silence effects will remove them and return the Ancient to its base 5/5 state.


From Wowpedia:

One of the toughest types of ancient, ancients of war are mighty nature elementals often found defending night elf settlements such as Darnassus, or supporting Alliance forces in battle.

Embodied in these ancient guardians are the spirits of courage and determination that are necessary to propel the will of the night elves. Calling upon the long forgotten energies of conflicts from ages past, these guardians provide a link to the brutal side of nature and the cycle of life and death that rules all creation.

During the third war these ancients were in charge of training Archers and Huntresses and the assembling of Ballista and Glaive Throwers, as well as assisting in research regarding the abilities of those groups. In more recent times they have been called into action to aid the Alliance in battle-torn zones such as Alterac Valley and Ashran.


Sean O'Daniels


Ancient of War, full art
An ancient of war in World of Warcraft