Spiritsinger Umbra

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Spiritsinger Umbra
Spiritsinger Umbra(55522).png
Spiritsinger Umbra(55522) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 4
Attack: 3
Health: 4
Abilities: Trigger Deathrattle
Tags: Deathrattle-related, Summoning-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Matt Dixon

After you summon a minion, trigger its Deathrattle effect.

She sees the fate of anyone she meets, but it's always the same: dinosaur attack.

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Spiritsinger Umbra is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Spiritsinger Umbra can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Spiritsinger Umbra 1600 400
Golden Spiritsinger Umbra 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Minions with Battlecry and Deathrattle will trigger their Battlecry first, before their Deathrattle.
    • This requires that Umbra survives the Battlecry; destroying Umbra with Carnivorous Cube, for example, will kill Umbra without triggering Carnivorous Cube's Deathrattle.
    • If another minion with Deathrattle is summoned by a Battlecry, its Deathrattle will trigger before Umbra is destroyed.
  • Only minions with the Deathrattle Ability will trigger Umbra's effect, and Deathrattles applied through enchantments will not trigger.
    • Minions with both the Deathrattle tag and "Battlecry: gain Deathrattle" text, like Carnivorous Cube and Voodoo Doll, will trigger their Deathrattles alongside their Battlecry.
    • Minions with "Battlecry: gain Deathrattle" text but lacking a Deathrattle tag will not trigger Umbra's effect upon play. This includes Unearthed Raptor, Seeping Oozeling and Lynessa Sunsorrow.
    • Minions affected by Corpse Widow will trigger Umbra's effect.
      • Note that Umbra's effect only applies to minions, though Corpse Widow also affects weapons with Deathrattle.
    • Val'anyr can apply the Deathrattle enchantment to a minion in the player's hand, effectively making it a Deathrattle minion. Playing the enchanted minion (with Umbra in play) will trigger Val'anyr's Deathrattle and equip the Val'anyr.
      • This can trigger multiple times, and destroying a Val'anyr with its own Deathrattle can give a single minion multiple "equip Val'anyr Deathrattles," as well as buffing the minion for 4/2 in stats multiple times.
  • Summoning a Deathrattle minion like Master Chest for your opponent while they have Umbra on the battlefield will cause Umbra to trigger the Deathrattle minion's effect.
  • With multiple Umbras on the battlefield, summoning a minion with Deathrattle will trigger each Umbra's effect, one at a time.[1]
  • Baron Rivendare's effect causes Deathrattles to play twice, causing Umbra to also repeat her Deathrattle trigger effect twice. [2]
    • The two effects above stack: When Baron Rivendare and two copies of Umbra are in play, Deathrattles trigger a total of four times when a minion is played.[3]
  • Though Deathrattles normally trigger on death, some Deathrattles may have an undesired effect making them unfavorable to play when Umbra is on the battlefield or when your opponent has Umbra in play (such as with Marin the Fox). All negative Deathrattles are triggered indiscriminately such as those of Master Chest, Bomb Squad, Rattling Rascal, Hoarding Dragon, Zombie Chow, etc., and in the worst cases will force a Deathrattle minion out of play (Pyros and The Skeleton Knight return to the player's hand, Sherazin, Corpse Flower goes dormant, etc.)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card has a very strong effect, and will snowball out of control if your opponent doesn't deal with it. It essentially gives a minions a Battlecry that activates their Deathrattle, while still having them keep their Deathrattle for when they die. This minion shouldn't be played solo but instead combined with a valuable Deathrattle minion on a later turn, otherwise your opponent can easily remove it due to its low stats.

Since the condition is Summon and not Play, Umbra works with Deathrattle minions that are directly summoned, such as Living Mana and Dreadsteed. However, it won't work with Deathrattle buffs, like Ancestral Spirit or Spikeridged Steed, since those aren't being summoned.

Umbra also combines extremely well with the Priest quest, Awaken the Makers, and is an easy fit into N'Zoth, the Corruptor decks.

A very effective combination is to combo it with a Carnivorous Cube and a strong minion. When you destroy another one of your minion while Umbra is in play, it instantly creates two copies of it. Later when the Cube is destroyed, it creates two more, resulting in four copies of a minion. When used on a Deathrattle minion, this effectively gives you use a single Deathrattle 5 times. It also works well with a Charge minion if you can keep one alive or find a way to summon one for free. The best minion for this is Doomguard that was summoned with a Skull of the Man'ari, and the Cube can be killed the same turn with Dark Pact or Sanguine Reveler, dealing 25 damage for 10 mana. Moat Lurker can also be used instead of a Carnivorous Cube, but is much less effective.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

The greatest virtue is patience.
Haste makes waste.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Umbra is the leader of the tortollans of Un'Goro Crater. After Professor Doyle and Eddie Malone were rescued from a group of saurok by the tortollans, Eddie asked Umbra for help in finding the other expedition members. Umbra simply smiled and said "The greatest virtue is patience".[4]

After Doyle and Eddie spent a few days in a murloc village atop the back of a gentle megasaur, Umbra shouted something to the murloc leader and pointed in the direction of the volcano in the center of Un'Goro, causing the entire village to begin moving in that direction. When they arrived at the foot of the volcano, Umbra took the two explorers aside and told them to climb the "fire mountain" to see "the truth", leaving Eddie to wonder what she meant.[5]

Like the rest of the tortollans featured in the expansion, Umbra is unique to Hearthstone.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Spiritsinger Umbra, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hearthstone - Best of Spiritsinger Umbra at 1:30. (2017-04-19). 
  2. Hearthstone - Best of Spiritsinger Umbra at 11:09. (2017-04-19). 
  3. Epic Hearthstone Plays #167 at 5:17. (2017-04-30). 
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (2017-03-14). E. Malone's Expedition Journal - Week Two. Retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment (2017-03-21). E. Malone's Journal - Week Three. Retrieved on 2017-03-26.
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