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Secret: When an enemy attacks, summon a 2/1 Defender as the new target.
We will always remember you, "Defender!"
- "Get down!" - Defender
How to get[edit | edit source]
Noble Sacrifice can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Noble Sacrifice can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
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Summoned minions[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This Secret triggers in response to any minion or hero attack upon the controlling hero or any friendly minion, spawning a 2/1 Defender as the new target for the attack.
- The Defender summoned has only a single point of Health, meaning that he is all but guaranteed to be destroyed by even the weakest attack. However, ongoing effect buffs from minions such as Stormwind Champion, as well as effects such as Redemption and Sword of Justice, can allow him to live to see the next round. Knife Juggler's triggered effect will also take place before the attack completes, giving it a chance of destroying a 1-Health attacking minion before it can deal any damage. Note that despite his role as part of the Noble Sacrifice Secret, the surviving Defender does not have Taunt.
- If the paladin's board is already full when the friendly target is attacked, the Secret will not be triggered or revealed, but will remain active.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
This is an excellent Secret for when your opponent is bearing down on you, as the Defender it summons will absorb attack damage and deal light retaliation in return. Noble Sacrifice is best against minions with low Health, or to protect against weapon-using classes such as the rogue and warrior.
When playing against paladin Secrets, try attacks using higher-Health or less valuable minions first to bait Noble Sacrifice out.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Should the Defender survive his summoning attack, such as by being attacked by a 1 Attack minion while having a Sword of Justice in play to buff the Defender to 3/2, his quote when commanded to attack is a boasting "hahaha, I LIVED!!".