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

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]

  • When two copies of Umbra are in play, summoning a minion with Deathrattle will cause the Deathrattle to trigger twice.[1]
  • Summoning a Deathrattle minion for your opponent while they have a Spiritsinger Umbra in play will cause Umbra to trigger the Deathrattle minion's effect.
  • When both Umbra and Baron Rivendare is in play, Deathrattles triggered because of Umbra's effect will also trigger 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 the minion is played.[3]
  • Umbra used to trigger Unearthed Raptor's battlecry, but it currently does not. This is a bug.[4]

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]

Summon
The greatest virtue is patience.
Attack
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".[5]

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.[6]

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

Artist[edit | edit source]

Matt Dixon

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). 
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  5. Blizzard Entertainment (2017-03-14). E. Malone's Expedition Journal - Week Two. Retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment (2017-03-21). E. Malone's Journal - Week Three. Retrieved on 2017-03-26.
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