Eternal Sentinel

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Eternal Sentinel
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Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Class: Shaman
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 2
Attack: 3
Health: 2
Abilities: Battlecry
Tags: Mana-related, Overload-related
Artist: J. Meyers & Nutchapol

Battlecry: Unlock your Overloaded Mana Crystals.

Just try to avoid eye contact.

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Eternal Sentinel is an epic Shaman minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Eternal Sentinel can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Eternal Sentinel 400 100
Golden Eternal Sentinel 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This minion's Battlecry unlocks (and refills) all your Overloaded Mana Crystals (increasing your current available mana accordingly) and removes any pending Overload for the next turn.
  • This minion's effect only clears Overload which was already in place before Eternal Sentinel was played: any Overload incurred after playing Eternal Sentinel will not be affected.
  • Since Battlecries takes effect only after the card has been played and its mana cost paid, Overloaded mana can prevent a player from playing Eternal Sentinel even if its Battlecry would have freed up enough mana to pay its cost.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A reasonable minion in itself for the cost, this card is valuable for its Battlecry, equivalent to the secondary effect of Lava Shock. This can unlock multiple Overloaded Mana Crystals, effectively lowering the overall mana cost of the Overloading cards, and negating the loss of tempo normally created by playing those cards.

This card can be considered the minion counterpart to Lava Shock. Generally you will prefer Lava Shock as it is faster and fits into the more aggressive Shaman archetypes, however this minion still boasts a good body which can be used in the early game to help with board control. A minion with 3/2 stat distribution is considered premium for a 2-mana card and has a good chance to "trade up" or deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.

A turn 4 Ancestral Knowledge followed by this card into a turn 5 Doomhammer would be quite an ideal scenario, just as one example. Playing it with cards with very large Overload such as Elemental Destruction is also very effective.

With only 2 Overload in place, this minion can be considered a free card, effectively incurring no mana cost. At higher levels of Overload it effectively generates mana for the player, in addition to summoning a useful minion. This makes it an efficient addition to any deck with Overload cards, even if not the primary focus of the deck.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

I can see what is to come.
You will see.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Eternal Sentinel appears to be a mutated form of qiraji prophet, similar to the Skeram Cultist.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Eternal Sentinel, full art
Promotional art of Eternal Sentinel in San Francisco, Lower Nob Hill, Mason St/Geary St

Patch changes[edit | edit source]