Riftcleaver

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Riftcleaver
Riftcleaver(90735).png
Set: Saviors of Uldum
Type: Minion
Subtype: Demon
Class: Warlock
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 6
Attack: 7
Health: 5
Abilities: Battlecry, Deal damage, Destroy
Tags: Health-related, Targeted
Artist: Nicola Saviori

Battlecry: Destroy a minion. Your hero takes damage equal to its Health.

Brings you face to face with your destructive impulses.

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Riftcleaver is an epic warlock minion card, from the Saviors of Uldum set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Riftcleaver can be obtained through Saviors of Uldum card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Riftcleaver can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Riftcleaver 400 100
Golden Riftcleaver 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Riftcleaver provides hard removal on a well-statted body, but can inflict a large amount of self-damage. You can turn this into an upside with self-damage synergizing cards like Diseased Vulture and Nethersoul Buster. It can be used as a mid-game tempo pusher for more aggressive decks.

In Arena, this card fulfills a similar role to Bomb Squad, but much more effectively, thanks to its much better statline and its ability to remove bigger minions, even if the incurred damage is potentially higher and is immediate. On an even or advantaged state with decent amount of Health, one Riftcleaver can spell defeat for the opponent.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Terror asunder!
Attack
Fill the void!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Riftcleaver is a pit lord.

From Wowpedia:

The annihilan, commonly known as pit lords (or pitlords), are a powerful species of demon recruited by Kil'jaeden to serve the Burning Legion. Their leader, the most feared of them all, was Mannoroth the Destructor.
These colossal destroyers serve as the Legion's military commanders. They are as cruel as they are powerful - and revel in the destruction of all that exists. They are known to use felhounds to sniff out sources of magic wherever they be found.
The Pit Lords who serve under Mannoroth the Destructor are some of the most cruel, barbarous butchers to ever roam the trackless wastes of the Twisting Nether. These hulking engines of hate and death love only to kill and bring sorrow to all living creatures. Fanatically loyal to Mannoroth, the pit lords will stop at nothing to see the will of the Legion upheld. These massive demons take sadistic pleasure from instilling crazed terror, and then slaughtering their enemies.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Riftcleaver, full art
Riftcleaver sketch
Azgalor, a pit lord in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]