Dark Cultist

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Dark Cultist
Dark Cultist(7735).png
Dark Cultist(7735) Gold.png
Set: Naxxramas
Type: Minion
Class: Priest
Rarity: Common
Cost: 3
Attack: 3
Health: 4
Abilities: Deathrattle, Increment attribute
Tags: Random

Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +3 Health.

The Cult of the Damned has found it's best not to mention their name when recruiting new cultists.

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Dark Cultist is a common priest minion card, from the Naxxramas set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Dark Cultist are obtained by completing the priest Class Challenge in Curse of Naxxramas.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Dark Cultist can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Dark Cultist 40 5
Golden Dark Cultist 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

Fixed bugs[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Dark Cultist is a strong minion on its own - 3 Attack is respectable, and its 4 Health means it will be able to live after trading with most early game cards, thus bypassing the problem most 3-cost minions have. On top of this, the Cultist's Deathrattle gives it the potential to grant even more stats to other minions.

While the player is unable to choose which minion is enchanted by the Cultist's Deathrattle, its randomness can be limited by reducing the number of friendly minions on the board. For example, playing a single other minion before then sending the Cultist to its death will guarantee the second minion will be the target of the Cultist's Deathrattle.

If there are no other friendly minions on the board when the Cultist dies, the Deathrattle will be wasted. Opponents can minimise its impact by destroying other minions first, or strategically determining which minion will gain the buff.

Destroying a Dark Cultist at the same time as all other minions on the opponent's side of the board will cause the Deathrattle to be wasted, as it will not trigger until after all of the other minions have been destroyed.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
The damned stand ready.
Attack
My fate is sealed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dark Cultist was added with the specific intention of improving the priest's early game.[3]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Phroilan Gardner

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dark Cultist, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeIWDu5WutM Tested in Patch 4.1.0.10956 (2015-12-04)
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/51wted/til_if_you_use_huhuran_on_anubisath_sentinel_it/ Tested in Patch 6.0.0.13921 (ONiK patch)
  3. Hearthpwn.com - Gamescom 2014 Interviews, Deck Talk: DKMR Kisstafer's Hunter, Botting in Hearthstone. (2014-08-15).