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Altruis the Outcast

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Altruis the Outcast
Regular
Altruis the Outcast(210776).png
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Gold
Altruis the Outcast(210776) Gold.png
Set: Demon Hunter Initiate
Type: Minion
Class: Demon Hunter
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 4
Attack: 4
Health: 2
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Area of effect, Hand-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Jerry Mascho

After you play the left- or right-most card in your hand, deal 1 damage to all enemies.

Altruis betrayed Illidan to forge his own way in Outland. With Blackjack. And Netherdrakes.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Altruis the Outcast is a legendary demon hunter minion card, from the Demon Hunter Initiate set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Regular Altruis the Outcast is obtained by completing the Demon Hunter Prologue missions. It cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Once the regular version has been obtained, the golden version can be crafted and disenchanted.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Golden Altruis the Outcast 3200 1600

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Altruis is a source of repeatable board clear. He's best used in a deck with lots of low-mana cards. Consider using cost-reducing effects like Skull of Gul'dan and Raging Felscreamer with Altruis, potentially stopping expensive cards from clogging your hand. His effect is essentially Outcast, making him a great fit for decks using Outcast cards. Altruis has poor stats for his cost and will most likely be destroyed by your opponent on the following turn, so he's best played on a turn when you can activate his effect at least twice.

One of the best cards to trigger Altruis is Twin Slice if it's in the rightmost spot. The generated Second Slice will automatically be placed in the leftmost spot, granting 2 attack for your hero and 2 damage to all enemies for 0 mana.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Do you see what must be done?
Attack
By my fury!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Altruis the Sufferer is a former defector from the Illidari. While he reconciled with his brethren in Legion, he still opposes Illidan's methods. He is one of two exclusive Demon Hunter followers in Legion, the other being Kayn Sunfury.

From Wowpedia:

Altruis the Sufferer is a renegade night elven demon hunter originally brought to Outland by Illidan Stormrage. He ultimately left the Betrayer's service when he decided that Illidan had become the very thing he was sworn to fight, making camp in western Nagrand with his nether drake mount, Nethrandamus, and making plans against the Burning Legion encampments there. Akama admired Altruis for opposing the direction Illidan was taking. He was eventually captured by the night elf Wardens, who imprisoned him along with the other demon hunters in the Vault of the Wardens. Freed during the Third invasion of the Burning Legion and although reconciled with his Illidari brethren, Altruis still does not condone Illidan's methods and wants new leadership for the Illidari.

Altruis' title "the Outcast" is unique to Hearthstone, although almost certainly pays homage to the similarities between his effect and the Outcast mechanic.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Altruis the Outcast went through multiple drastical changes during the development.
    • The earliest design was a 3-mana 3/2 with card text "Outcast: Add a copy of each card you played this turn to your hand."
    • Another design was to change the text into "Cards in your hand have "Outcast: Deal 1 damage to all enemies.""[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Altruis the Outcast, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch 17.0.2.45932 (2020-04-20): Now costs 4 mana (Up from 3), and has 4 Attack (Up from 3).
  • Server-side patch (2020-04-02): Now obtainable (locked from use until 10AM PT, 2020-04-07).
  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch 17.0.0.44222 (2020-03-26): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. IGN (2020-04-06). What Is It Like Going Behind the Scenes With the Hearthstone Team?. Retrieved on 2020-04-06.