Forbidden Ancient

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Forbidden Ancient
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Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Class: Druid
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Increment attribute, Spend mana
Tags: Mana-related
Artist: Grace Liu

Battlecry: Spend all your Mana. Gain +1/+1 for each mana spent.

This Ancient was banned from the local tavern after tucking a 'Dr. Boom' up its sleeve.

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Forbidden Ancient is an epic druid minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit]

Forbidden Ancient can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Forbidden Ancient 400 100
Golden Forbidden Ancient 1600 400


  • This card's Battlecry has two steps:
    • First, it consumes all of your remaining available mana;
    • Then, it gives this minion +1/+1 for each mana spent.
Example: If you have 5 mana and play this card, first you pay its mana cost and then this card's Battlecry consume your remaining 4 mana, resulting in a 5/5 minion.
Example: Playing this minion in conjunction with Brann Bronzebeard has no additional effect, since its first Battlecry will consume all of your remaining mana, leaving you with 0 remanining mana for the second Battlecry.


Because this minion usually can be played every turn, it fits well in most druid decks, in general in "Curve druid" decks that involve gaining mana crystals faster than your opponent (Wild Growth, Nourish, etc.). There you can simply adjust the amount of mana you are going to make available for this minion, by giving yourself another mana crystal the preliminary turn.


From Wowpedia:

Ancients are demigod-like trees. The wisps act in unison with the night elves and serve to strengthen the demigod-like trees known as the Ancients. The ancients were among the first creatures of Azeroth, the first guardians of its life.



Forbidden Ancient, full art

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