Archmage Vargoth (boss)

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Rise of Shadows's The Dalaran Heist.


Archmage Vargoth
Archmage Vargoth (boss).png
Set: Rise of Shadows
Type: Hero
Class: Mage
Health: N
Artist: James Ryman

Trapped for years in Outland, Vargoth found new sources of magic.

For the minion card of the same name, see Archmage Vargoth.

Archmage Vargoth is a boss that can be encountered during level 10 of Chapter 5 of The Dalaran Heist.

Hero powers[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
Arcane Runes.png

Possible spells[edit | edit source]

Arcane Blast(22358).png
Arcane Missiles(589).png
Arcane Explosion(56).png
Arcane Intellect(489).png
Greater Arcane Missiles(49740).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Level 10
Total cards Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
35 Mage Celestial Emissary 2 Mage Arcane Blast 2
Flamecannon 2 Arcane Missiles 2
Pyros 1 Arcane Explosion 2
Soot Spewer 2 Celestial Emissary 2
Cosmic Anomaly 2 Sorcerer's Apprentice 2
Dalaran Aspirant 2 Duplicate 2
Kirin Tor Tricaster 2 Soot Spewer 1
Unexpected Results 2 Unexpected Results 2
Aluneth 1 Cosmic Anomaly 4
Archmage Antonidas 1 Dalaran Aspirant 2
Firelands Portal 2 Kirin Tor Tricaster 1
Rhonin 1 Aluneth 1
Neutral Bloodmage Thalnos 1 Archmage Antonidas 1
Spellzerker 2 Rhonin 1
Tainted Zealot 2 Neutral Bloodmage Thalnos 1
Dalaran Mage 2 Spellzerker 2
Master of Ceremonies 2 Tainted Zealot 2
Azure Drake 2 Azure Drake 2
Red Mana Wyrm 1 Medivh, the Guardian 1
Medivh, the Guardian 1 Arcane Giant 2
Arcane Giant 2

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Before match

Arch-Villian Rafaam
Vargoth is a crafty mage. I suspect he hides cards in his sleeves.

Introduction

Archmage Vargoth
Your little invasion ends here.

Emote Response

Archmage Vargoth
Know that you babble at an Archmage of the Kirin Tor.

Hero Power

Archmage Vargoth
This should do nicely.
This has always come easily to me.
Arcane power, at a moment's notice.
I won't hold back.
Taste the power, of the Arcane!

Arcane spell

Archmage Vargoth
Taste arcane power!
Feel the might of the Kirin Tor!

Aluneth

Archmage Vargoth
I represent the power of the Kirin Tor!

Minion with Spell Damage

Archmage Vargoth
Even I need assistance casting spells occasionally.

Play an Arcane spell

Archmage Vargoth
Ah, have you read one of my books?

Play Kalecgos

Archmage Vargoth
Kalecgos! Why have you turned against me?

Play Malygos

Archmage Vargoth
We shall bring you down again, Malygos!

Play Archmage, Archmage Antonidas, Archmage Arugal or Archmage Vargoth

Archmage Vargoth
What order do YOU represent?

Idle

Archmage Vargoth
Do you know how long it took for me to write these runes?
I could stand to come up with some new Arcane spells.
Why do frost mages get to have all of the fun?

Defeat

Archmage Vargoth
Oh, you got SO far, too...

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Vargoth specializes in using Spell Damage boosts to make his spells unbearable for you. Take out his Spell Damage minions as fast as possible to prevent them from boosting his spells. Be wary of Arcane Explosion, which can be devastating to your minions when combined with Spell Damage, even your big ones.

Minions that punish spell-heavy decks such as Loatheb and Troggzor the Earthinator are also a good way to counter Vargoth's spells.

When Vargoth plays Aluneth, you have the option of waiting for him to mill out his entire deck and eventually defeating him with Fatigue damage, or at least getting his Health low enough for you to land the finishing blow. Combined with his Hero Power, which already adds cards to his hand, his hand can become full very quickly, potentially causing many good cards in his deck to be burned. Fly-By is very useful at the stage where he plays Aluneth, because he faces the danger of drawing the Kadoom-Bot faster.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Archmage Vargoth (boss), full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]