Power Overwhelming

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Power Overwhelming
Power Overwhelming(170).png
Power Overwhelming(170) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Warlock
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Destroy
Tags: Triggered effect

Give a friendly minion +4/+4 until end of turn. Then, it dies. Horribly.

We cannot even describe how horrible the death is. It's CRAZY bad! Maybe worse than that. Just don't do it.

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Power Overwhelming is a common warlock spell card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit]

Power Overwhelming can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Power Overwhelming 40 5
Golden Power Overwhelming 400 50


This card works well in conjunction with High Damage/Low Health Charge cards like Wolfrider to do large amounts of damage in one turn. Another good combo is using this card on creatures with Windfury.

Power Overwhelming is also a noted combo with the card Void Terror. To execute the combination with Power Overwhelming you need to play Power Overwhelming on a minion you intend to have Void Terror consume. After casting Power Overwhelming, attack with the targeted minion (not required for the combo but generally advised). Then finally play Void Terror adjacent to the targeted creature, resulting in the Terror retaining the bonus damage and life that was granted by Power Overwhelming.


Power Overwhelming does not have any specific lore in the warcraft universe, although its character fits well with the warlock class. However, the name itself may well be a reference to Starcraft. In Starcraft, Protoss Archons says the phrase and it is also one of the game's cheatcodes, activating a godmode for the player's units, making them invulnerable to attack (but not kill instantly), which is ironic when considering Power Overwhelming kills the minion it is cast on.


Tom Baxa


Power Overwhelming (full art)