High Priest Thekal (boss)

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High Priest Thekal
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Set: Rastakhan's Rumble
Type: Hero
Class: Paladin
Health: 10
Artist: James Ryman

Floats like a feather. Stings like a troll punching your face.

See this card on Hearthpwn

For the minion card of the same name, see High Priest Thekal

High Priest Thekal is a boss that can be encountered during the Rumble Run, if the player has not choosen one of the Paladin Shrines.

Hero powers[edit | edit source]

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Special card[edit | edit source]

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Exactor of Justice(90362).png
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Decks[edit | edit source]

Challenge 1-2
Shrine Total cards Class Possible cards
Shirvallah's Grace(90355).png
10; 13 Paladin Adaptation
Blessing of Might
Divine Strength
Potion of Heroism
Primalfin Champion
Shielded Minibot
Seal of Champions
Blessing of Kings
Spirit of the Tiger
Spikeridged Steed
Lynessa Sunsorrow
Dinosize
Shirvallah, the Tiger
Neutral Arcane Anomaly
Brainstormer
Violet Teacher
Djinni of Zephyrs
Grand Archivist
Challenge 3-5
Shrine Total cards Challenge 4-5
Class Card Quantity
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17; 29; 30 Paladin Forbidden Healing 2
Bloodclaw 2
Seal of Light 2
Aldor Peacekeeper 1
Wickerflame Burnbristle 1
Equality 1
Gloryseeker* 1
Truesilver Champion 2
Zandalari Templar 2
Shrink Ray 1
Lay on Hands 1
Ragnaros, Lightlord 1
Silver Sword 1
Tirion Fordring 1
Neutral Crystallizer 2
Emerald Reaver 2
Ornery Tortoise 2
Bittertide Hydra 2
Bomb Squad 2
Zilliax 1


Challenge 6-8
Shrine Total cards Class Card Quantity
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30 Paladin Sound the Bells! 2
Aldor Peacekeeper 2
Rallying Blade 1
Light's Sorrow 2
Bolvar, Fireblood 2
Exactor of Justice 1
Spikeridged Steed 2
Sunkeeper Tarim 1
The Walking Fort 1
Val'anyr 1
Eadric the Pure 1
Ragnaros, Lightlord 1
Neutral Unstable Ghoul 2
Blood Knight 1
Injured Blademaster 2
Snapjaw Shellfighter 2
Damaged Stegotron 2
Bonemare 2
Mosh'Ogg Enforcer 2

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Introduction

High Priest Thekal
You face de king of de ring!

Emote Response

High Priest Thekal
Greetings - I ain't here to pontificate.
Well Played - Dat's why I'm de champ.
Thanks - Ya'welcome.
Threaten - Lean in closer. Say dat again.
Oops - We can't all be me.
Wow - I know, I know. I'm just dat impressive.
Sorry - Bettah be.

Shrine is destroyed

High Priest Thekal
Dat's a low blow...
Just takin' a breather.
I ain't throwin' in de towel yet.

Shrine is restored

High Priest Thekal
A second wind!
Back an' betta dan ever!
Time ta give 'em de ol' one-two.

Destroys a shrine of Player

High Priest Thekal
A decisive strike!
First ya shrine crumble. Next, you.
K.O.!
Your "beast within" is no more dan a cub. (vs. Druid)
Your shrines fall just like your empire. (vs. Hunter)
What's a flame without fuel? (vs. Mage)
Even de spirits be feelin' dat blow! (vs. Priest)
Pirates be known for their hook. Mine's betta. (vs. Rogue)
Ya gonna croak, frog-man! (vs. Shaman)
Getcher wings outta my ring! (vs. Warlock)
I be shreddin' metal. (vs. Warrior)
Effect of Shrines
Shirvallah's Protection
Shirvallah protects!
Stand strong!
We cannot be beat!
Shirvallah's Vengeance
Counter-punch!
Jab!
Strike back!
Vengeance!
Shirvallah's Grace
Oh, she got de golden glow!
Shine bright, Shirvallah!
Together we are strong!
Boss cards
Minion with Rush
De speed of a tiger.
Feel de rush!
Flash of Light
In a flash!
Time Out!
Can't touch this.
Try me.
Spirit of the Tiger
Here come de tiger.
A New Challenger...
A new challenger appears!
A worthy challenger at last!
Who dares enter de ring?
Shirvallah, the Tiger
Shine on bruddahs! It's tiger-time!

Death

High Priest Thekal
De... clawed...

Defeat

High Priest Thekal
It wasn't a fair fight, mon. You had ta fight me.

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Type Emote
Introduction You face de king of de ring!
Greetings Nice ta meet ya, time ta beat ya!
Well Played Nice moves.
Thanks De crowd appreiciates dat.
Threaten You leavin' 'ere with new scars.
Oops Dat ain't right.
Wow Not bad! Not bad.
Sorry Eh... sorry.
Concede Tch, I'll be back for round two!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

High Priest Thekal was the High Priest of the Primal God Shirvallah, the god tiger. In order to quell Hakkar the Soulflayer, the trolls of the land banded together and sent a contingent of High Priests into the ancient city of Zul'Gurub. Each priest was a powerful champion of the Primal Gods, but despite their best efforts they fell under the sway of Hakkar. Now the champions and their Primal God aspects feed the awesome power of the Soulflayer. Any adventurers brave enough to venture into the foreboding ruins must overcome the High Priests if they are to have any hope of confronting the mighty blood god.

In Hearthstone lore, Thekal serves as the champion of Shirvallah's Tigers, the paladin team in Rastakhan's Rumble. The last time the Rumble was held, Thekal secured victory for Shirvallah's Tigers by clinching the final against Gral's Sharks.[1]

This master fighter is a fan favorite! Wielding the Light as a weapon, he can use his healing energy in ways Paladins haven't seen before. Confident to a fault, Thekal moves almost as quickly as he talks, dancing around his opponents for the crowd.[2]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Shirvallah's Vengeance - Auto-win with Hir'eek's Hunger if you play a damage card (Flame Imp, Kobold Librarian, etc.) on turn one.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

High Priest Thekal, full art

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Daxxarri (2018-11-12). Rastakhan’s Rumble: A New Challenger Approaches – Part 1. Retrieved on 2018-11-12.
  2. Blizzard Press Center - Rastakhan's Rumble Announcement Press Kit, Rastakhan's Rumble Champions Fact Sheet enUS. (2018-11-02). Retrieved on 2018-11-06.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]