Soldier of Fortune
|Set:||Rise of Shadows|
Whenever this minion attacks, give your opponent a Coin.
His allies call him invaluable.
How to get
|Soldier of Fortune||40||5|
|Golden Soldier of Fortune||400||50|
This card is similar to a Hoarding Dragon, but with a slightly different condition. You want to play Soldier of Fortune in a situation where your opponent needs to kill it quickly, meaning they'll only get one or no Coins. Unlike Hoarding Dragon, it's often a good idea to play Soldier of Fortune when you're behind on the board, since you'll be able to trade it into an opponent's minion.
You can also use Soldier of Fortune with Silence cards like Dalaran Librarian. Using this card has the upside that Silencing it is not a strict requirement on its ability to attack; this is quite risky, however, since the Soldier is only slightly-better than a normal 4-drop, and giving a spell-focused deck Coins is a very bad idea. Generally, a Silence-focused deck can make use of better Silence targets, such as Arcane Watcher -- a 3-mana 5/6, as opposed to Soldier of Fortune as a 4-mana 5/6.
Soldier of Fortune appears to be a pile of treasure animated in the form of an elemental, presumably by the Kirin Tor to protect Dalaran. As such, it is similar to Opulence, a being composed from the animated treasures of the Zandalari Empire fought by the Alliance in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid.
- "Soldier of fortune" is a colloquial term for a mercenary.
- Patch 22.214.171.124933 (2019-04-04): Added.