Old God

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Yogg-Saron, one of the four
"They do not die; they do not live. They are outside the cycle." - Herald Volazj

Ancient horrors of unspeakable evil, the Old Gods have corrupted Azeroth and its inhabitants for millennia. Imprisoned by the Titans, the Old Gods now lay chained beneath the earth, beaten... but not defeated. Sending their sinister tendrils and maddening whispers out into the minds of any who stray too near to their prisons, these nightmarish creatures still hold a great, dark power over Azeroth and its inhabitants, twisting and corrupting even the bravest and noblest of souls, and commanding armies of cultists to do their bidding.

The known Old Gods do not originate on Azeroth, but travelled there countless ages ago, plummeting out of the Great Dark to engorge themselves upon the fertile flesh of the young world. C'Thun, Yogg-Saron, N'Zoth and Y'Shaarj once ruled over all Azeroth, dominating even the Elemental Lords, with their countless minions locked in endless battle. The Old Gods' corruption touched the world so deeply that even the Titans could not remove them without destroying Azeroth in the process, and they were instead incarcerated beneath the earth in vast prisons, and left to dream their dark dreams. Buried but not forgotten, the Old Gods are behind many of the greatest threats Azeroth has ever known, and still others yet to come.

The Old Gods bring their dark influence to bear on Hearthstone in its third expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, and its 16th Expansion, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The Old Gods (also known as the Old-Gods, old lords of the earth, Gods Below, or Shath'Yar in their own language) are a group of eldritch horrors who are physical manifestations of the Void. Created by the void lords in order to find and corrupt slumbering titan world-souls, the Old Gods are mountains of flesh who grow like cancers within the worlds of the Great Dark.
Four Old Gods — Y'Shaarj, C'Thun, Yogg-Saron and N'Zoth — ruled the planet of Azeroth as lords of the Black Empire in the days before the titans arrived to shape and order it. The armies of the titan Pantheon shattered the Old Gods' citadels and killed Y'Shaarj, but in doing so, the titans realized that the Old Gods had embedded themselves too deep in the world's surface to remove without destroying Azeroth itself. Thus, they instead decided to imprison the Old Gods below the surface of the world and contain their evil forever. C'Thun was sealed in the fortress city of Ahn'Qiraj, N'Zoth was sealed in an underground prison in an unknown location, and Yogg-Saron was imprisoned in the city of Ulduar.
Though chained or dead, the Old Gods' influence still corrupts mortals, and even immortals, to this day. Along with the Burning Legion, they are one of the most powerful and reoccurring threats found in the Warcraft series of games and books, especially in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. While players are constantly fighting off the dealings and machinations of Azeroth's Old Gods, there are in fact more elsewhere in the cosmos, such as one that almost manifested on Outland.

In Hearthstone[edit | edit source]

The Old Gods are the focus of Hearthstone's third expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. For background on their involvement in the expansion, see Whispers of the Old Gods.

Legend has it, the Old Gods’ voices are dread whispers that no mere mortal can hope to resist. It is said that for millennia uncounted the massive Old Gods lay dreaming in ageless sleep deep beneath the surface of Azeroth. Maybe noisy taverns full of laughter, shouts of triumph, and clanking tankards are like a snooze alarm you can’t turn off, and this whole Old-Gods-waking-up thing is entirely our fault!
Whatever the cause, those nameless tentacled terrors are finally rousing from their naps, and with their waking insidious corruption is seeping up from the stygian depths! Still, there’s no need to fear (mostly!). Civilization is safe (for now!). They haven’t come for the utter domination of all life on Azeroth (probably!).
Now that they’re awake (and they’ve had a chance to stretch their various appendages, rub the sleep out of their many, many eyes, and have a healthy breakfast), the Old Gods have decided to put their malignant might into mortal hands. . . in the form of disgustingly potent Hearthstone cards![1]
Announcement
"The Old Gods are these massive creatures, who are chained beneath the earth... These are the creatures who enslaved Ragnaros, and the other Elemental Lords. They created the Nerubians and the Faceless Manipulators... These are the things that turned Deathwing into Deathwing... In the world of Super Villains, these are the Super Villains of Super Villains.
"Their only weakness... is that they are chained beneath the earth, and they can only really work via influence, by whispering to the creatures around them and slowly corrupting them over time."[2]

Cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which depict Old Gods, as well as those which depict the creations or visible influence of the Old Gods.

Old Gods[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
C'Thun's Body None Minion General Any 6 6 6 Taunt
G'huun the Blood God Legendary Minion General Priest 8 8 8 Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost Health instead of Mana.
C'Thun Legendary Minion General Any 10 6 6 Battlecry: Deal damage equal to this minion's Attack randomly split among all enemies.
C'Thun, the Shattered Legendary Minion General Any 10 6 6 Start of Game: Break into pieces. Battlecry: Deal 30 damage randomly split among all enemies.
N'Zoth, God of the Deep Legendary Minion General Any 10 5 7 Battlecry: Resurrect a friendly minion of each minion type.
N'Zoth, the Corruptor Legendary Minion General Any 10 5 7 Battlecry: Summon your Deathrattle minions that died this game.
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Legendary Minion General Any 10 10 10 At the end of your turn, put a minion from your deck into the battlefield.
Y'Shaarj, the Defiler Legendary Minion General Any 10 10 10 Battlecry: Add a copy of each Corrupted card you've played this game to your hand. They cost (0) this turn.
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Legendary Minion General Any 10 7 5 Battlecry: Cast a random spell for each spell you've cast this game (targets chosen randomly).
Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate Legendary Minion General Any 10 7 5 Battlecry: If you've cast 10 spells this game, spin the Wheel of Yogg-Saron.
Showing all 10 cards
C'Thun's Body(378812).png
G'huun the Blood God(389002).png
C'Thun(31110).png
C'Thun, the Shattered(378800).png
N'Zoth, God of the Deep(378803).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png
Y'Shaarj, the Defiler(378801).png
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End(33168).png
Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate(378802).png


Old God art[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Curse of Flesh None Spell Any 0 Fill the board with random minions, then give yours Rush.
Devouring Hunger None Spell Any 0 Destroy all other minions. Gain their Attack and Health.
Forbidden Ritual Rare Spell Warlock 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon that many 1/1 Tentacles.
Hand of Fate None Spell Any 0 Fill your hand with random spells. They cost (0) this turn.
Mysterybox None Spell Any 0 Cast a random spell for each spell you've cast this game. (targets chosen randomly)
Nightmare None Spell Any 0 Give a minion +5/+5. At the start of your next turn, destroy it.
Strongman Common Minion General Any 0 6 6 Corrupted
Taunt
Y'Shaarj's Strength Rare Spell Druid 0 Summon a 2/2 Slime.
Yogg-Saron's Magic Rare Spell Druid 0 Gain an empty Mana Crystal.
Evolve Rare Spell Shaman 1 Transform your minions into random minions that cost (1) more.
Icky Tentacle None Minion General Warlock 1 1 1
N'Zoth's First Mate Common Minion Pirate Warrior 1 1 1 Battlecry: Equip a 1/3 Rusty Hook.
Nitroboost Poison Common Spell 1 Corrupted
Give a minion and your weapon +2 Attack.
Oh My Yogg! Epic Spell Paladin 1 Secret: When your opponent casts a spell, they instead cast a random one of the same Cost.
Revolve Common Spell Shaman 1 Transform all minions into random ones with the same Cost.
Selfless Hero Rare Minion General Paladin 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield.
Shadowbeast None Minion General Warlock 1 1 1
Stage Dive Rare Spell Warrior 1 Corrupted
Draw a Rush minion and give it +2/+1.
Tentacle None Minion General Any 1 1 1
Tentacle of N'Zoth Common Minion General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions.
Unstable Evolution Epic Spell Shaman 1 Transform a friendly minion into one that costs (1) more. Repeatable this turn.
Vilefin Inquisitor Epic Minion Murloc Paladin 1 1 3 Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes 'Summon a 1/1 Murloc.'
A Light in the Darkness Common Spell Paladin 2 Discover a minion. Give it +1/+1.
Bilefin Tidehunter Common Minion Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Taunt.
Dancing Cobra Common Minion Beast Hunter 2 1 5 Corrupted
Poisonous
Don't Feed the Animals Epic Spell Hunter 2 Corrupted
Give all Beasts in your hand +2/+2.
Duskboar Common Minion Beast Any 2 4 1
Envoy of Lazul Epic Minion General Priest 2 2 2 Battlecry: Look at 3 cards. Guess which one is in your opponent's hand to get a copy of it.
Eternal Sentinel Epic Minion General Shaman 2 3 2 Battlecry: Unlock your Overloaded Mana Crystals.
Galakrond's Wit None Hero Power Priest 2 Hero Power
Add a random Priest minion to your hand.
Gnoll None Minion General Any 2 2 2 Taunt
Horrendous Growth Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2 Corrupt: Gain +1/+1. Can be Corrupted endlessly.
Horrendous Growth Epic Minion General Any 2 3 3 Corrupted
Corrupt: Gain +1/+1. Can be Corrupted endlessly.
Insight Common Spell Priest 2 Corrupted
Draw a minion.
Reduce its Cost by (2).
Mark of Y'Shaarj Common Spell Druid 2 Give a minion +2/+2. If it's a Beast, draw a card.
Nat, the Darkfisher Legendary Minion General Any 2 2 4 At the start of your opponent's turn, they have a 50% chance to draw an extra card.
Shadow Clone Rare Spell Rogue 2 Secret: After a minion attacks your hero, summon a copy of it with Stealth.
Slime None Minion General Druid 2 2 2
Slime None Minion General Warrior 2 2 2
Slime None Minion General Any 2 2 2
Sweet Tooth Common Minion General Rogue 2 5 2 Corrupted
Stealth
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 4 4 Corrupted
Twisted Worgen Common Minion General Any 2 3 1 Stealth
Wriggling Horror Common Minion General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1.
Addled Grizzly Rare Minion Beast Druid 3 2 2 After you summon a minion, give it +1/+1.
Am'gam Rager Common Minion General Any 3 1 5
Bloodsail Cultist Rare Minion Pirate Warrior 3 3 4 Battlecry: If you control another Pirate, give your weapon +1/+1.
Darkmoon Dirigible Common Minion Mech Any 3 3 2 Corrupted
Rush, Divine Shield
Darkmoon Statue Common Minion General Any 3 4 5 Corrupted
Your other minions have +1 Attack.
Darkshire Councilman Common Minion General Warlock 3 1 5 After you summon a minion, gain +1 Attack.
Day at the Faire Common Spell Paladin 3 Corrupted
Summon 5 Silver Hand Recruits.
Dreaming Drake Common Minion Dragon Druid 3 5 6 Corrupted
Taunt
Evolve Scales Common Spell Druid 3 Gain 8 Armor.
Evolve Spines Common Spell Druid 3 Give your hero +4 Attack this turn.
Faire Arborist Common Minion General Druid 3 2 2 Corrupted
Battlecry: Summon a 2/2 Treant. Draw a card.
Fairground Fool Common Minion General Priest 3 4 7 Corrupted
Taunt
Felsteel Executioner Epic Weapon Demon Hunter 3 4 3 Corrupted
Feral Rage Common Spell Druid 3 Choose One - Give your hero +4 Attack this turn; or Gain 8 Armor.
Insatiable Felhound Common Minion Demon Demon Hunter 3 3 6 Corrupted
Taunt, Lifesteal
Luckysoul Hoarder Rare Minion General 3 3 4 Corrupted
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck and draw a card.
Moontouched Amulet Rare Spell Druid 3 Corrupted
Give your hero +4 Attack this turn. Gain 6 Armor.
Pit Master Rare Minion General Shaman 3 1 2 Corrupted
Battlecry: Summon two 3/2 Duelists.
Plush Bear None Minion General Rogue 3 3 3
Ravaging Ghoul Common Minion General Warrior 3 3 3 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all other minions.
Shaku, the Collector Legendary Minion General Rogue 3 2 3 Stealth. Whenever this minions attacks, add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class).
Silithid Swarmer Rare Minion Beast Any 3 3 5 Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.
Squirming Tentacle Common Minion General Any 3 2 4 Taunt
Aberrant Berserker Common Minion General Any 4 3 5 Has +2 Attack while damaged.
Auspicious Spirits Rare Spell Priest 4 Corrupted
Summon a random 7-Cost minion.
Cascading Disaster Epic Spell Warlock 4 Destroy a random enemy minion. Corrupt: Destroy 2. Corrupt Again: Destroy 3.
Cascading Disaster Epic Spell Warlock 4 Corrupted
Destroy 2 random enemy minions.
Corrupt: Destroy 3.
Cascading Disaster Epic Spell Warlock 4 Corrupted
Destroy 3 random enemy minions.
Circus Medic Common Minion General Any 4 3 4 Corrupted
Battlecry: Deal 4 damage.
Dunk Tank Rare Spell Shaman 4 Corrupted
Deal 4 damage, then deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.
Evolved Kobold Common Minion General Any 4 2 2 Spell Damage +2
Il'gynoth Legendary Minion General Demon Hunter 4 2 6 Lifesteal
Your Lifesteal damages the enemy hero instead of healing you.
Infested Tauren Common Minion General Any 4 2 3 Taunt. Deathrattle: Summon a 2/2 Slime.
Midnight Drake Rare Minion Dragon Any 4 1 4 Battlecry: Gain +1 Attack for each other card in your hand.
Mire Keeper Rare Minion General Druid 4 3 3 Choose One - Summon a 2/2 Slime; or Gain an empty Mana Crystal.
Polluted Hoarder Common Minion General Any 4 4 2 Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Ring Toss Rare Spell Mage 4 Corrupted
Discover 2 Secrets and cast them.
Rinling's Rifle Legendary Weapon Hunter 4 2 2 After your hero attacks, Discover a Secret and cast it.
Twilight Summoner Epic Minion General Any 4 1 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Faceless Destroyer.
Body of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Summon a 6/6 C'Thun's Body with Taunt.
Cabalist's Tome Epic Spell Mage 5 Add 3 random Mage spells to your hand.
Carousel Gryphon Common Minion Mech Paladin 5 8 8 Corrupted
Divine Shield, Taunt
Corrupted Healbot Rare Minion Mech Any 5 6 6 Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to the enemy hero.
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh Legendary Minion General Priest 5 3 5 Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of all Corrupt cards in your hand and deck by (2).
Darkshire Alchemist Common Minion General Priest 5 4 5 Battlecry: Restore 5 Health.
Eye of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Deal 7 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Firework Elemental Common Minion Elemental Mage 5 3 5 Corrupted
Battlecry: Deal 12 damage to a minion.
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Minion Beast Any 5 8 8 Corrupted
Rush
Heart of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Deal 3 damage to all minions.
Maw of C'Thun None Spell Any 5 Piece of C'Thun (0/4)
Destroy a minion.
Power Word: Tentacles Common Spell Priest 5 Give a minion +2/+6.
Princess Huhuran Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 5 6 5 Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle.
Psych-o-Tron Common Minion Mech Any 5 3 4 Taunt
Divine Shield
Stand Against Darkness Common Spell Paladin 5 Summon five 1/1 Silver Hand Recruits.
Tent Trasher Epic Minion Dragon Warrior 5 5 5 Rush. Costs (1) less for each friendly minion with a unique minion type.
Tentacles for Arms Epic Weapon Warrior 5 2 2 Deathrattle: Return this to your hand.
Corrupted Seer Rare Minion Murloc Any 6 2 3 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all non-Murloc minions.
Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Legendary Minion Beast Any 6 5 5 Battlecry: Add 2 Bananas to your hand.
Sayge, Seer of Darkmoon Legendary Minion General Mage 6 5 5 Battlecry: Draw 1 card.
(Upgraded for each friendly Secret that has triggered this game!)
Scaled Nightmare Epic Minion Dragon Any 6 2 8 At the start of your turn, double this minion's Attack.
Thing from Below Rare Minion General Shaman 6 5 5 Taunt. Costs (1) less for each Totem you've summoned this game.
Tickatus Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 6 8 8 Corrupted
Battlecry: Remove the 5 top cards from your opponent's deck.
Bog Creeper Common Minion General Any 7 6 8 Taunt
Cho'gall Legendary Minion General Warlock 7 7 7 Battlecry: The next spell you cast this turn costs Health instead of Mana.
Galakrond, Azeroth's End Legendary Hero card Priest 7 Battlecry: Destroy 4 random enemy minions. Equip a 5/2 Claw.
Galakrond, the Apocalypse Legendary Hero card Priest 7 Battlecry: Destroy 2 random enemy minions. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)
Galakrond, the Unspeakable Legendary Hero card Priest 7 Battlecry: Destroy 1 random enemy minion. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)
Grotesque Dragonhawk Common Minion Beast Any 7 5 5 Windfury
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Legendary Minion General Any 7 6 6 Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with Taunt.
Libram of Judgment Common Weapon Paladin 7 5 3 Corrupted
Lifesteal
Malkorok Legendary Minion General Warrior 7 6 5 Battlecry: Equip a random weapon.
Mask of C'Thun Rare Spell Mage 7 Deal 10 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Shu'ma Legendary Minion General Any 7 1 7 At the end of your turn, fill your board with 1/1 Tentacles.
Wisps of the Old Gods Epic Spell Druid 7 Choose One - Summon seven 1/1 Wisps; or Give your minions +2/+2.
Idol of Y'Shaarj Epic Spell Priest 8 Summon a 10/10 copy of a minion in your deck.
Jewel of N'Zoth Epic Spell Hunter 8 Summon three friendly Deathrattle minions that died this game.
Blood of G'huun Epic Minion Elemental Priest 9 8 8 Taunt
At the end of your turn, summon a 5/5 copy of a minion in your deck.
Blood of The Ancient One Epic Minion General Any 9 9 9 If you control two of these at the end of your turn, merge them into 'The Ancient One'.
Carnival Clown Epic Minion General Any 9 4 4 Corrupted
Taunt
Battlecry: Fill your board with copies of this.
The Ancient One None Minion General Any 9 30 30
DOOM! Epic Spell Warlock 10 Destroy all minions. Draw a card for each.
Mecha'thun Legendary Minion Mech Any 10 10 10 Deathrattle: If you have no cards in your deck, hand, and battlefield, destroy the enemy hero.
Showing all 126 cards
Curse of Flesh(378817).png
Devouring Hunger(378821).png
Forbidden Ritual(35217).png
Hand of Fate(378818).png
Mysterybox(378819).png
Nightmare(334).png
Strongman(388966).png
Y'Shaarj's Strength(35318).png
Yogg-Saron's Magic(35320).png
Evolve(35232).png
Icky Tentacle(35300).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Nitroboost Poison(442047).png
Oh My Yogg!(388980).png
Revolve(389005).png
Selfless Hero(35245).png
Shadowbeast(35326).png
Stage Dive(389145).png
Tentacle(151464).png
Tentacle of N'Zoth(33130).png
Unstable Evolution(76931).png
Vilefin Inquisitor(33158).png
A Light in the Darkness(35237).png
Bilefin Tidehunter(35219).png
Dancing Cobra(389053).png
Don't Feed the Animals(378837).png
Duskboar(35251).png
Envoy of Lazul(151322).png
Eternal Sentinel(35231).png
Galakrond's Wit(127304).png
Gnoll(35353).png
Horrendous Growth(378841).png
Horrendous Growth(378840).png
Insight(389057).png
Mark of Y'Shaarj(33151).png
Nat, the Darkfisher(35248).png
Shadow Clone(388962).png
Slime(35350).png
Slime(35327).png
Slime(35321).png
Sweet Tooth(389139).png
Transfer Student(389271).png
Twisted Worgen(35223).png
Wriggling Horror(389041).png
Addled Grizzly(35235).png
Am'gam Rager(35238).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Darkmoon Dirigible(389056).png
Darkmoon Statue(389087).png
Darkshire Councilman(35224).png
Day at the Faire(378810).png
Dreaming Drake(442046).png
Evolve Scales(35281).png
Evolve Spines(35280).png
Faire Arborist(389077).png
Fairground Fool(389105).png
Felsteel Executioner(388977).png
Feral Rage(35210).png
Insatiable Felhound(388978).png
Luckysoul Hoarder(442048).png
Moontouched Amulet(389161).png
Pit Master(389154).png
Plush Bear(388958).png
Ravaging Ghoul(33161).png
Shaku, the Collector(49657).png
Silithid Swarmer(35200).png
Squirming Tentacle(35243).png
Aberrant Berserker(35236).png
Auspicious Spirits(388973).png
Cascading Disaster(388976).png
Cascading Disaster(388981).png
Cascading Disaster(388971).png
Circus Medic(389104).png
Dunk Tank(378809).png
Evolved Kobold(35254).png
Il'gynoth(378830).png
Infested Tauren(33128).png
Midnight Drake(35247).png
Mire Keeper(33162).png
Polluted Hoarder(31111).png
Ring Toss(378832).png
Rinling's Rifle(388953).png
Twilight Summoner(33175).png
Body of C'Thun(378815).png
Cabalist's Tome(33155).png
Carousel Gryphon(378848).png
Corrupted Healbot(31109).png
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh(442066).png
Darkshire Alchemist(35199).png
Eye of C'Thun(378813).png
Firework Elemental(389093).png
Fleethoof Pearltusk(378811).png
Heart of C'Thun(378816).png
Maw of C'Thun(378814).png
Power Word- Tentacles(35193).png
Princess Huhuran(35188).png
Psych-o-Tron(35216).png
Stand Against Darkness(31116).png
Tent Trasher(388946).png
Tentacles for Arms(33140).png
Corrupted Seer(35228).png
Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale(33149).png
Sayge, Seer of Darkmoon(388956).png
Scaled Nightmare(33152).png
Thing from Below(33159).png
Tickatus(388975).png
Bog Creeper(35240).png
Cho'gall(35303).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151547).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151546).png
Galakrond, the Unspeakable(127288).png
Grotesque Dragonhawk(35250).png
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn(31117).png
Libram of Judgment(442252).png
Malkorok(35207).png
Mask of C'Thun(389039).png
Shu'ma(151320).png
Wisps of the Old Gods(33172).png
Idol of Y'Shaarj(388990).png
Jewel of N'Zoth(388967).png
Blood of G'huun(388998).png
Blood of The Ancient One(33164).png
Carnival Clown(389058).png
The Ancient One(35310).png
DOOM!(33129).png
Mecha'thun(89877).png


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