Cenarion Ward

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Cenarion Ward
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Set: Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Type: Spell
Class: Druid
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 8
Abilities: Gain Armor, Summon
Tags: Cost-related, Random
Artist: MAR Studio

Gain 8 Armor. Summon a random 8-Cost minion.

Don't ask about his right hand. He's still growing into it.

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Cenarion Ward is an epic druid spell card, from the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Cenarion Ward can be obtained through Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Cenarion Ward can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Cenarion Ward 400 100
Golden Cenarion Ward 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Cenarion Ward provides a large amount of armor and a threat on the board. It's a great card to secure the game after stabilizing against an Aggro deck. There is some variance to the minion you summon, but generally the minion you summon will help make up for some of the tempo loss from paying 8 mana. Cenarion Ward also works well with Strongman and Anubisath Defender, putting out 0-mana Taunt minions with whatever you summoned.

Paired with Solar Eclipse, the card gives a monstrous 16 armor while summoning two 8-cost minions.

Possible summons[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all 8-cost collectible minions in Standard format, representing the range of possible minions summoned by Cenarion Ward.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Ironbark Protector Free General Druid 8 8 8
Taunt I dare you to attack Darnassus.
Heroic Innkeeper Common General Any 8 4 4
Taunt. Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other friendly minion. We reserve the right to refuse service to any 1/1.
Pit Crocolisk Common Beast Any 8 5 6
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage. PIT! Not PET!
Plagued Protodrake Common Dragon Any 8 8 8
Deathrattle: Summon a random 7-Cost minion. "What’s in the drake?! WHAT’S IN THE DRAKE?"
Supreme Abyssal Common Demon Any 8 12 12
Can't attack heroes. Yet, you still feel attacked.
Twin Tyrant Common Dragon Any 8 4 10
Battlecry: Deal 4 damage to two random enemy minions. They can never agree on whether it's too hot or too cold.
Walking Fountain Common Elemental Shaman 8 4 8
Lifesteal, Rush, Windfury The weirdest part is that it doesn't have legs.
Arcane Devourer Rare Elemental Any 8 5 5
Whenever you cast a spell, gain +2/+2. Likes her magic with a pinch of salt.
Coilfang Warlord Rare General Demon Hunter 8 9 5
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/9 Warlord with TauntPrepare for the staunch conch launch!
Enhanced Dreadlord Rare Demon Warlock 8 5 7
Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Dreadlord with LifestealPhoto actually taken across the street in the reflection of a doorknob.
Hulking Overfiend Rare Demon Demon Hunter 8 5 10
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. To hulk, perhaps, to fiend: ay, there's the rub.
Tomb Warden Rare Mech Warrior 8 3 6
Taunt
Battlecry: Summon a copy of this minion. Also known as an ancient copy machine.
Troublemaker Rare General Warrior 8 6 8
At the end of your turn, summon two 3/3 Ruffians that attack random enemies. "Prepare for trouble!" "Make it double!"
Batterhead Epic General Any 8 3 12
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. When it comes to problem-solving, he always uses his head.
Flesh Giant Epic General 8 8 8
Costs 1 less for each time your hero's Health changed during your turns. "A BIG mistake."
Mana Giant Epic Elemental Mage 8 8 8
Costs (1) less for each card you've played this game that didn't start in your deck. Spell more and save more with a GIANT discount!
Tortollan Pilgrim Epic General Mage 8 5 5
Battlecry: Discover a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets. A tortollan made it to the desert!
Whirlwind Tempest Epic Elemental Any 8 6 6
Your minions with Windfury have Mega-WindfuryAnd your minions with mega-windfury get... dizzy.
Al'Akir the Windlord Legendary Elemental Shaman 8 3 5
Windfury, Charge, Divine Shield, Taunt He is the weakest of the four Elemental Lords. And the other three don't let him forget it.
Archwitch Willow Legendary General Warlock 8 5 5
Battlecry: Summon a random Demon from your hand and deck. One of the demons will do all the work while the other gets the same grade.
Beastmaster Leoroxx Legendary General Hunter 8 5 5
Battlecry: Summon 3 Beasts from your hand. Father of Rexxar, Champion of the Horde, and Flexxar, Champion of the Gym.
Catrina Muerte Legendary General Priest 8 6 8
At the end of your turn, summon a friendly minion that died this game. She always manages to lift your spirits.
Deathwing, Mad Aspect Legendary Dragon Warrior 8 12 12
Battlecry: Attack ALL other minions. Bite that one, bite that other one, claw this one, swallow that one whole....
Dinotamer Brann Legendary General Hunter 8 2 4
Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon King Krush. Brann's new dino-taming hobby is going well—his pet can already make him sit, stand, and roll over!
Fel Lord Betrug Legendary Demon Warlock 8 5 7
Whenever you draw a minion, summon a copy with Rush that dies at end of turn. Nobody else likes rush hour.
G'huun the Blood God Legendary General Priest 8 8 8
Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost Health instead of Mana. All of the other Old Gods used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor G'huun join in any Old God games.
Grommash Hellscream Legendary General Warrior 8 4 9
Charge
Has +6 Attack while damaged. Grommash drank the tainted blood of Mannoroth, dooming the orcs to green skin and red eyes! Maybe not his best decision.
Gruul Legendary General Any 8 7 7
At the end of each turn, gain +1/+1 . He's Gruul "the Dragonkiller". He just wanted to cuddle them… he never meant to…
High Exarch Yrel Legendary General Paladin 8 7 5
Battlecry: If your deck has no Neutral cards, gain Rush, Lifesteal, Taunt, and Divine ShieldThere can be no neutrality in the fight against darkness.
Jepetto Joybuzz Legendary General Any 8 6 6
Battlecry: Draw 2 minions from your deck. Set their Attack, Health, and Cost to 1. "I'm a real toy now!"
Lucentbark Legendary General Druid 8 4 8
Taunt
Deathrattle: Go Dormant. Restore 5 Health to awaken this minion. Always feels refreshed after a little dirt nap.
Murozond the Infinite Legendary Dragon Priest 8 8 8
Battlecry: Play all cards your opponent played last turn. "Well, I'm glad YOU knew what I should be doing this turn."
Natalie Seline Legendary General Priest 8 8 1
Battlecry: Destroy a minion and gain its Health. She discovered Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire, a terrible weapon of shadow magic that could both swallow a soul and cut a mean julienne.
Octosari Legendary Beast Any 8 8 8
Deathrattle: Draw 8 cards. Eight arms of sand-flinging, foe-wringing, card-slinging fury!
Tirion Fordring Legendary General Paladin 8 6 6
Divine Shield. Taunt. Deathrattle: Equip a 5/3 Ashbringer. If you haven't heard the Tirion Fordring theme song, it's because it doesn't exist.
Turalyon, the Tenured Legendary General Paladin 8 3 12
Rush. Whenever this attacks a minion, set the defender's Attack and Health to 3. "Let evil flee before righteousness; let the innocent live in peace. Let the day come when none need fear. For that day, I give my life gladly."
Zzeraku the Warped Legendary Dragon Warlock 8 4 12
Whenever your hero takes damage, summon a 6/6 Nether Drake. The extra Z is for "zesty."
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Lore[edit | edit source]

Cenarion Ward is a druid talent that protects a friendly target before healing them. It was introduced in Mists of Pandaria for all specializations before being made exclusive to the Restoration specialization in Legion.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]