Grand Widow Faerlina

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Grand Widow Faerlina
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Set: Curse of Naxxramas
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
45 (Heroic)
Artist: Gonzalo Ordonez
Voice actor: Misty Lee

The Grand Widow oversees the Arachnid Quarter, and teaches Acolytes to worship the master.

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For the Grand Widow Faerlina Class Challenge, see Curse of Naxxramas Class Challenges

Grand Widow Faerlina is a boss found in the Curse of Naxxramas adventure. She is the second boss of the adventure's first wing, the Arachnid Quarter.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
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Special cards[edit | edit source]


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.

Grand Widow Faerlina, full art

Normal and Heroic

Class Card Quantity
Boss Deathcharger 2
Worshipper (Heroic) 5
Necroknight 2
Priest Dark Cultist 2
Warlock Hellfire 2
Warrior Inner Rage 2
Battle Rage 2
Rampage 2
Neutral Abusive Sergeant 2
Undertaker 2
Nerubian Egg 2
Acolyte of Pain 2
Dancing Swords 2
Cult Master 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

To reduce the damage of Faerlina's Hero Power, the player should try to use up the cards in their hand as much as they can. Constructing a deck composed of low-cost cards can help with this.

Alternatively, this fight can be thought of as a DPS race - burn her down before her Hero Power overwhelms you.

The popular Zoolock decks work wonderfully against Faerlina. These decks work by playing swarms of low-cost minions and cheap Taunt cards early on to overwhelm your opponent, thus keeping the count of cards in your hand perpetually low. Just remember to include some removal like Soulfire or Shadow Bolt, to deal with Followers, Necroknights, and Dancing Swords should they become a problem. If you find yourself out of cards, use Life Tap.

Hunter is fairly useful against her, with a lot of low-cost cards and constant DPS from Hero Power. However, avoid draw combos such as Starving Buzzard or you will be quickly killed.

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Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Grand Widow Faerlina in World of Warcraft

Before match

Faerlina is training acolytes to worship me. Her job is VERY IMPORTANT; do not disturb her!


Grand Widow Faerlina
My acolytes serve me without question!

Emote Response

Grand Widow Faerlina

Hero Power

Grand Widow Faerlina
Kneel before me, worm!


Grand Widow Faerlina
Slay them in the Master's name!

Worshipper destroyed

Grand Widow Faerlina
You have failed!


Grand Widow Faerlina
The master will avenge me!
Faerlina means nothing. The Spider Queen will dispatch you EASILY.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Once one of the high-ranking members of the Cult of the Damned under Kel'Thuzad, in death she breeds and takes care of the seemingly endless amount of arachnids that swarm from the depths of the citadel. A master of poisons, she has a keen understanding of what makes mortals suffer.[1]

In World of Warcraft[edit | edit source]

"The Grand Widow Faerlina, a botanist in life, breeder and caretaker of arachnids in death, she oversees the spider wing, developing the most potent of poisons for the Lich King."
- Commander Eligor Dawnbringer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Grand Widow Faerlina in the Curse of Naxxramas promotional art

Voice[edit | edit source]

Grand Widow Faerlina was voiced by Misty Lee, who also voiced Lady Liadrin, Mistress of Pain, Grove Tender and Darkshire Alchemist.[3]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

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