Soldier of Fortune

From Hearthstone Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Soldier of Fortune
Soldier of Fortune(90633).png
Set: Rise of Shadows
Type: Minion
Subtype: Elemental
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4
Attack: 5
Health: 6
Abilities: Generate
Tags: Triggered effect
Artist: Rafael Zanchetin

Whenever this minion attacks, give your opponent a Coin.

His allies call him invaluable.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Soldier of Fortune is a common neutral minion card, from the Rise of Shadows set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Soldier of Fortune can be obtained through Rise of Shadows card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Soldier of Fortune can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Soldier of Fortune 40 5
Golden Soldier of Fortune 400 50

Generated cards[edit | edit source]

The Coin(141).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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.

The card can be used to Mill your opponent by giving them multiple Coins. You can use Windfury or Windspeaker to generate multiple Coins each turn.

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.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Soldier of fortune" is a colloquial term for a mercenary.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Soldier of Fortune, full art
Card art process
Concept art.
Concept art.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]