Mortal Coil

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Mortal Coil
Mortal Coil(43).png
Mortal Coil(43) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Spell
Class: Warlock
Cost: 1 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Deal damage, Draw cards
Tags: Destroy-related

Deal 1 damage to a minion. If that kills it, draw a card.

If your spells look like horrifying skulls, let's be honest, you should get to draw some cards.

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Mortal Coil is a basic warlock spell card.

How to get[edit]

Mortal Coil x 2 are a reward for raising a warlock to level 4.

Golden Mortal Coil is a reward for raising a warlock to levels 43 and 44.

Mortal Coil is soulbound and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.


  • The secondary effect of this spell does not actually activate in response to the death of the minion, but rather in response to the reduction of its Health to below 1. As a result, it will cause the player to draw a card before the minion actually dies. This can be significant, such as if using it upon a Clockwork Gnome with a full hand; the player will draw a card from their deck, and will fail to draw a the Spare Part.[1]


In addition to the obvious removal potential, it is important to note that this spell can be cast at your own minion in order to draw a card (particularly useful in decks that are designed to draw as many cards as possible). It can also be played as a last ditch effort to draw a card that could save you from losing (such as a taunt) when at low life.

This card is best played on targets with 1 Health, but can also be useful for removing Divine Shield or simply dealing damage where necessary.

It is very helpful to increase spell damage for Mortal Coil in particular, as it will allow it to take out medium sized minions such as Shattered Sun Cleric and draw a card for a mere 1 mana.


Mortal Coil is a talented warlock spell from World of Warcraft. It causes the target to run in horror for 3 seconds, and restores a portion of the warlock's health. It is very useful as a form of crowd control, as well as a regular method of maintaining health levels.


This card may have been named "Death Coil" during the game's alpha. Death Coil was the predecessor to the World of Warcraft ability Mortal Coil, but was replaced with Mists of Pandaria.


Matt Gaser


  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-22. Clockwork Gnome died with a full hand; Deathrattle triggered but had no effect.