Argent Horserider

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Argent Horserider
Argent Horserider(22301).png
Argent Horserider(22301) Gold.png
Set: The Grand Tournament
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 3
Attack: 2
Health: 1
Abilities: Charge, Divine Shield
Artist: Evgeniy Zagumennyy

Charge
Divine Shield

His horse's name is Betsy.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Argent Horserider is a common neutral minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Argent Horserider can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Argent Horserider 40 5
Golden Argent Horserider 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A reasonable card for early game due to being able to use as removal for low Health minions while also keeping a 2/1 on the board afterwards. Since it can clear many 2 drops instantly, it is mostly useful to the player that played first, for example removing a Knife Juggler or a Fallen Hero played on the opponent's turn. A cheaper version of Argent Commander, providing half the stats at half the cost.

Unfortunately because of the Divine Shield and Charge it possesses, Argent Horserider has fairly weak stats for a 3 drop. Unless buffed, it will not be able to contest the board against sturdier early-game drops like Northshire Cleric, Amani Berserker, or even certain 1 mana cards such as Zombie Chow. However, use of Abusive Sergeant or Blessing of Kings will allow you to trade with minions with more Health points, that your opponent will not expect from the 2 Attack of Argent Horserider.

Argent Horserider can be useful in aggro decks as a form of sticky Charge damage.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Don't worry loves, the cavalry's here!
Attack
Giddy up!
Death
Neigh!

Lore[edit | edit source]

This horseman represents the Argent Crusade, jousting on behalf of them in the Grand Tournament. His tabard uniquely combines the sigil of the Argent Crusade with the Hearthstone swirl, something unique to Hearthstone lore.

From Wowpedia:

The Argent Crusade is an order of holy warriors formed from the union of the Reformed Order of the Silver Hand and the Argent Dawn. Led by the paladin Tirion Fordring, the Argent Crusade was a major contributor to the successful campaign in Northrend that toppled the Lich King.
According to the quest Tirion's Help, Tirion Fordring handpicked every member in the Argent Crusade in order to avoid infiltration by the Cult of the Damned. This was presumably to prevent a repeat of the Inigo Montoy incident, which resulted in Naxxramas returning to Northrend and Kel'Thuzad regaining corporeal form.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Argent Horserider, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-10-21).