Nightscale Matriarch

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Nightscale Matriarch
Nightscale Matriarch(89457).png
Nightscale Matriarch(89457) Gold.png
Set: The Witchwood
Type: Minion
Subtype: Dragon
Class: Priest
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 7
Attack: 4
Health: 9
Abilities: Summon
Tags: Healing-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Slawomir Maniak

Whenever a friendly minion is healed, summon a 3/3 Whelp.

Everywhelp, get in here!

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Nightscale Matriarch is a rare priest minion card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Nightscale Matriarch can be obtained through The Witchwood card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Nightscale Matriarch can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Nightscale Matriarch 400 100
Golden Nightscale Matriarch 1600 400

Summoned minion[edit | edit source]

Nightscale Whelp(89480).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Nightscale Matriarch can be a powerful late-game option for most Priest decks. The Nightscale Whelps it summons provide a large amount of board presence and can be tricky to remove; if this card is kept alive, they can easily get out of control. Cards like Circle of Healing and Divine Hymn, when cast with multiple wounded minions on board, can be used to flood the board with Whelps; alternatively, Squashling can be used to heal a single minion repeatedly. This card's high health lets it comfortably trade into minions and survive to be healed, spawning more Whelps in the process, and combos well with Inner Fire and Lady in White.

As a Dragon, Nightscale Matriarch can be used as an activator for cards such as Duskbreaker, Wyrmguard, and Scaleworm.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Awaken, my children.
Attack
Begone!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Nightscale Matriarch appears to be a member of the twilight dragonflight, similar to Twilight Drake, Twilight Guardian, Twilight Whelp, and Duskbreaker.

From Wowpedia:

The twilight dragonflight is a dragonflight created by the results of magical experiments carried out by Sintharia upon dragon eggs. Using ancient dragon artifacts and the powers of the nether dragons, Sintharia created a new breed of dragons that feed vampirically on all forms of mystical energy. The first encounter of these dragons with the outside world was by Krasus, Kalec, and the draenei priestess Iridi. Iridi thought of their appearance not as shadow, but more akin to the day turning to night, like twilight as experienced on Azeroth. She thus dubbed them twilight dragons.
While Sintharia's experiments resulted in very unstable twilight drakes, and Nefarian's experiments resulted in infertile or deformed chromatic dragons, their efforts paved the way for Deathwing to perfect the process of breeding and artificially aging twilight dragons. These draconic aberrations were first seen in-game in Wrath of the Lich King, and became major antagonists in Cataclysm. The twilight dragonflight is now nearly extinct, most being killed in the war against Deathwing.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Nightscale Matriarch, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]