Dark Ritualist Zafarr

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Dark Ritualist Zafarr
Regular
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Gold
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Set: Saviors of Uldum
Type: Hero
Class: Priest
Health: 40 / 50
Artist: Eric Kenji Aoyagi

Likes his rituals like he likes his coffee: Dark. And twice-brewed.

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Dark Ritualist Zafarr is a boss that can be encountered initially in Chapter 3 of Tombs of Terror. After completing Chapter 3, this boss encounter will be available in any completed chapter.

Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
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Decks[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.

These decks correspond only to level 6. If this boss is encountered on level 5, his deck will be missing 5 random cards.

Level 5-6
Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Druid Ultimate Infestation 1 Priest Shadow Visions 2
Priest Grandmummy 2 Shadow Word: Death 2
Shadow Word: Death 2 Spirit Lash 1
Shadow Word: Pain 2 High Priest Amet 1
Dark Cultist 2 Mass Dispel 1
Wretched Reclaimer 2 Psychopomp 2
High Priest Amet 1 Convincing Infiltrator 2
Convincing Infiltrator 1 Mass Hysteria 2
Entomb 2 Entomb 2
Herald Volazj 1 Shadow Essence 2
Neutral Murmy 2 Catrina Muerte 1
Temple Berserker 2 Plague of Death 2
Generous Mummy 2 Zerek's Cloning Gallery 1
Bone Wraith 2 Neutral Generous Mummy 2
Body Wrapper 2 Barnes 1
Khartut Defender 2 Khartut Defender 1
Wrapped Golem 2 Wrapped Golem 2
Jepetto Joybuzz 1
Colossus of the Moon 1
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound 1

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you don't defeat this boss before turn 7-8 thanks to your own tempo and Zafarr's Generous Mummy, then highly likely the battle will proceed to fatigue. This is due to often resurrections of Khartut Defender and Wrapped Golem with his hero power, and a lot of other taunts and spells providing powerful protection. So be prepared that most of your minions will die at trades during a long battle. In both modes try to play without Crawling Claw and Staff of Scales, if you have picked these treasures. Kill High Priest Amet as quickly as possible, otherwise he will increase Zafarr's hero power. Both on normal and heroic difficulty besides Glyph of Warding also Crook and Flail will help perfectly, if you have a lot of big minions.

In Normal mode killing Zafarr before his constantly resurrecting Bone Wraith or Khartut Defender can be done with a fairly aggressive deck and boss' Generous Mummy. He may kill her with Wretched Reclaimer and reduce a cost of your cards even more. During a long battle, you can wait a little and then narrow the pool of killed minions by stealing them with Addarah, Entomb or turning them into other minions using Hex, Scales of Justice etc. Also don't forget about Zafarr's removals - Shadow Word: Death and Entomb.

In Heroic mode Zafarr has several AoE and more options for summoning Taunt minions (Barnes, Psychopomp and others). This significantly complicates the possibility of quick victory, so if you are set up for this, it is unlikely to achieve it without Silence effects and other elimination of minions without activating their deathrattles. Also, if possible, don't leave your minions with 1 HP if you aren't sure they won't die from Spirit Lash.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Introduction

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
The ritual begins!
Brann Bronzebeard
And now I'll be endin' it!

Emote Response

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
The weak are easily ignored.

Hero Power

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
Darkness thrives...
Embrace your fate.
Feel the shadows!
For the dark reign.
Our work continues.

Idle

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
How can I summon with all these interruptions?
The curse of flesh must refer to your smell.
Ugh, I need to get to my post-ritual rituals...

Boss cards

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
Murmy
Ugh. Murlocs.
Temple Berserker
Your anger will suit me well.
Khartut Defender
You will serve me.

Player's cards

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
Embalming Ritual
Interesting...
Conjured Mirage
Your illusions are cheap.

Death

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
Euuagh... Auuugh...!

Defeat

Dark Ritualist Zafarr
I have seen worse sacrifices, I suppose...

Lore[edit | edit source]

Dark Ritualist Zafarr is unique to Hearthstone.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dark Ritualist Zafarr, full art
Concept art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]