Steward of Darkshire

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Steward of Darkshire
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Whenever you summon a 1-Health minion, give it Divine Shield.

Turns out divine shields are way cheaper if you buy in bulk.

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Steward of Darkshire is a rare paladin minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Steward of Darkshire can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Steward of Darkshire 100 20
Golden Steward of Darkshire 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This minion's triggered effect activates whenever the controlling player summons a minion with 1 Health. It does not require the minion to be played from the hand.
  • The effect only activates if the minion summoned has a maximum Health value of 1. Minions which are damaged to 1 Health (such as those summoned by Redemption), will not trigger it.[1][2] In addition, minions which are buffed in hand (such as by Grimestreet Outfitter), will not trigger the effect either.
  • The effect activates before any Battlecry from the summoned minions. For example, playing Twilight Drake with other cards in hand will cause the initially 1-Health Drake to activate the Steward's effect, gaining Divine Shield, before its Battlecry then increases its Health.[3]
  • Steward of Darkshire is a Summon Resolution Step trigger, meaning she triggers after each outermost Phase resolves, after auras update. As a result, depending on whether you play or merely summon a minion, she will check her condition and trigger with the following timing:
    • Played: after auras, after On Play Phase triggers, before After Summon Triggers
    • Merely summoned: after auras, after After Summon Triggers
  • As a result, Steward of Darkshire triggers after Sword of Justice for merely summoned minions, but before Sword of Justice for played minions. She always triggers after Health auras update (such as Southsea Captain) and after Hobgoblin triggers. It is unknown which of these interactions are bugged and which are intended. Keep them in mind when constructing Steward of Darkshire decks that contain other buffs.[4]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card synergizes well with Twilight Drake. It can also turn Charge minions with low Health like Wolfrider and Bluegill Warrior into effective board traders. It works well with Murlocs in general due to their overall low Health, activating for minions including Murloc Tidehunter and Bilefin Tidehunter (and the minions summoned by them), Murloc Tinyfin and Grimscale Oracle. This could enable very efficient trading in a Murloc Paladin deck.

This minion will grant shields to Silver Hand Recruits and other 'summoned' minions, giving it synergy with cards like Stand Against Darkness and Violet Teacher.

Another fun combo is Steward of Darkshire, Stand Against Darkness and Blood Knight, producing an 18/18 Blood Knight, or Rallying Blade, shaping 5 2/2 Silver Hand Recruits with Divine Shield. However, both also require The Coin, or a cost reduction effect, since the full combos cost 11 mana. Nonetheless, both cards in general have strong synergy with Steward of Darkshire, especially if the player manages to have several Divine Shields active on their minions just before playing them.

In Wild format this card synergizes well with Muster for Battle. This can be followed with Quartermaster, resulting in 3/3 Silver Hand Recruits with Divine Shield.

Minions with 1 health[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Desk Imp Common Demon Any 0 1 1
Murloc Tinyfin Common Murloc Any 0 1 1
Snowflipper Penguin Common Beast Any 0 1 1
Wisp Common General Any 0 1 1
Abusive Sergeant Common General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn.
Acherus Veteran Common General Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack.
Angry Chicken Rare Beast Any 1 1 1 Has +5 Attack while damaged.
Animated Broomstick Common General Any 1 1 1 Rush
Battlecry: Give your other minions Rush.
Arcane Anomaly Common Elemental Any 1 2 1 Whenever you cast a spell, give this minion +1 Health.
Argent Squire Common General Any 1 1 1 Divine Shield
Brazen Zealot Rare General Paladin 1 2 1 Whenever you summon a minion, gain +1 Attack.
Clockwork Gnome Common Mech Any 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part card to your hand.
Deadscale Knight Common Murloc Any 1 1 1 Lifesteal
Elven Archer Free General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage.
Emerald Reaver Common Beast Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to each hero.
Ethereal Augmerchant Common General Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it Spell Damage +1.
Faithful Lumi Common Mech Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1.
Feral Gibberer Rare General Any 1 1 1 After this minion attacks a hero, add a copy of it to your hand.
Glacial Shard Common Elemental Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Freeze an enemy.
Grimscale Chum Common Murloc Paladin 1 2 1 Battlecry: Give a random Murloc in your hand +1/+1.
Grimscale Oracle Free Murloc Any 1 1 1 Your other Murlocs have +1 Attack.
Guardian Augmerchant Common General Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it Divine Shield.
Gurubashi Chicken Common Beast Any 1 1 1 Overkill: Gain +5 Attack.
Helpless Hatchling Common Beast Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Reduce the Cost of a Beast in your hand by (1).
Imprisoned Sungill Rare Murloc Paladin 1 2 1 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, summon two 1/1 Murlocs.
Jar Dealer Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Add a random 1-Cost minion to your hand.
Leper Gnome Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.
Mecharoo Common Mech Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Jo-E Bot.
Mogu Cultist Epic General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: If your board is full of Mogu Cultists, sacrifice them all and summon Highkeeper Ra.
Murmy Common Murloc Any 1 1 1 Reborn
Patches the Pirate Legendary Pirate Any 1 1 1 After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck.
Pen Flinger Common General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage.
Spellburst: Return this to your hand.
Potion Vendor Common General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters.
Righteous Protector Common General Paladin 1 1 1 Taunt
Divine Shield
Rocket Augmerchant Common General Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it Rush.
Selfless Hero Rare General Paladin 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield.
Shifter Zerus Legendary General Any 1 1 1 Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a different minion.
Skaterbot Common Mech Any 1 1 1 Magnetic
Rush
Small-Time Buccaneer Rare Pirate Any 1 1 1 Has +2 Attack while you have a weapon equipped.
Southsea Deckhand Common Pirate Any 1 2 1 Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped.
Stonetusk Boar Free Beast Any 1 1 1 Charge
Swamp Leech Common Beast Any 1 2 1 Lifesteal
Tentacle of N'Zoth Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions.
Tour Guide Common General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Your next Hero Power costs (0).
Tournament Attendee Common General Any 1 2 1 Taunt
Voodoo Doctor Free General Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Restore 2 Health.
Weasel Tunneler Epic Beast Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your opponent's deck.
Worgen Infiltrator Common General Any 1 2 1 Stealth
Wretched Tiller Common General Any 1 1 1 Whenever this minion attacks, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.
Young Dragonhawk Common Beast Any 1 1 1 Windfury
Young Priestess Rare General Any 1 2 1 At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health.
Zealous Initiate Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1.
Argent Braggart Epic General Paladin 2 1 1 Battlecry: Gain Attack and Health to match the highest in the battlefield.
Bilefin Tidehunter Common Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Taunt.
Bloodmage Thalnos Legendary General Any 2 1 1 Spell Damage +1. Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Blowgill Sniper Common Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage.
Bluegill Warrior Free Murloc Any 2 2 1 Charge
Bug Collector Common General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Locust with Rush.
Captain's Parrot Epic Beast Any 2 1 1 Battlecry: Draw a Pirate from your deck.
Cheaty Anklebiter Common General Any 2 2 1 Lifesteal
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage.
Drygulch Jailor Common General Paladin 2 1 1 Deathrattle: Add 3 Silver Hand Recruits to your hand.
Duskboar Common Beast Any 2 4 1
Evasive Chimaera Common Beast Any 2 2 1 Poisonous
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers.
EVIL Cable Rat Common Beast Any 2 1 1 Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand.
Explosive Sheep Common Mech Any 2 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to all minions.
Fallen Sun Cleric Common General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1/+1.
Grimestreet Informant Rare General 2 1 1 Battlecry: Discover a Hunter, Paladin or Warrior card.
Grimestreet Outfitter Common General Paladin 2 1 1 Battlecry: Give all minions in your hand +1/+1.
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Beast Any 2 2 1 Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc.
Jeweled Scarab Common Beast Any 2 1 1 Battlecry: Discover a (3)-Cost card.
Kobold Sandtrooper Common General Any 2 2 1 Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.
Loot Hoarder Common General Any 2 2 1 Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Lost Spirit Common General Any 2 1 1 Deathrattle: Give your minions +1 Attack
Murgur Murgurgle Legendary Murloc Paladin 2 2 1 Divine Shield
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Murgurgle Prime' into your deck.
Murloc Tidehunter Free Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout.
Novice Engineer Free General Any 2 1 1 Battlecry: Draw a card.
Rock Rager Common Elemental Any 2 5 1 Taunt
Sandwasp Queen Common Beast Paladin 2 3 1 Battlecry: Add two 2/1 Sandwasps to your hand.
Shieldbreaker Rare General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Silence an enemy minion with Taunt.
Sneaky Delinquent Common General Any 2 3 1 Stealth. Deathrattle: Add a 3/1 Ghost with Stealth to your hand.
Spark Engine Rare Mech Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Spark with Rush to your hand.
Tainted Zealot Common General Any 2 1 1 Divine Shield
Spell Damage +1
Twisted Worgen Common General Any 2 3 1 Stealth
Volatile Elemental Common Elemental Any 2 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to a random enemy minion.
Waterboy Rare General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Your next Hero Power this turn costs (0).
Whirliglider Common General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb.
Wriggling Horror Common General Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1.
Argent Horserider Common General Any 3 2 1 Charge
Divine Shield
Backstreet Leper Common General Any 3 3 1 Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.
Blubber Baron Epic General Any 3 1 1 Whenever you summon a Battlecry minion while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1.
Brainstormer Common General Any 3 3 1 Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each spell in your hand.
Desert Hare Common Beast Any 3 1 1 Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Desert Hares.
Disciple of C'Thun Rare General Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is).
Eggnapper Common General Any 3 3 1 Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Raptors.
Faceless Rager Common General Any 3 5 1 Battlecry: Copy a friendly minion's Health.
Ironbeak Owl Common Beast Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Silence a minion.
Kobold Apprentice Common General Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Magma Rager Free Elemental Any 3 5 1
Microtech Controller Common General Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Microbots.
Moroes Legendary General Any 3 1 1 Stealth
At the end of your turn, summon a 1/1 Steward.
Ravencaller Common General Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Add two random 1-Cost minions to your hand.
Salhet's Pride Rare Beast Paladin 3 3 1 Deathrattle: Draw two 1-Health minions from your deck.
Scarlet Crusader Common General Any 3 3 1 Divine Shield
Sergeant Sally Legendary General Any 3 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal damage equal to the minion's Attack to all enemy minions.
Sewer Crawler Common General Any 3 1 1 Battlecry: Summon a 2/3 Giant Rat.
Shallow Gravedigger Rare General Any 3 3 1 Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand.
Spring Rocket Common Mech Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
Stoneskin Basilisk Common Beast Any 3 1 1 Divine Shield
Poisonous
Voodoo Doll Epic General Any 3 1 1 Battlecry: Choose a minion. Deathrattle: Destroy the chosen minion.
Vryghoul Common General Any 3 3 1 Deathrattle: If it's your opponent's turn, summon a 2/2 Ghoul.
Wolfrider Free General Any 3 3 1 Charge
Cursed Disciple Common General Any 4 5 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 5/1 Revenant.
Divine Rager Common Elemental Any 4 5 1 Divine Shield
Faceless Shambler Epic General Any 4 1 1 Taunt
Battlecry: Copy a friendly minion's Attack and Health.
Mini-Mage Epic General Any 4 4 1 Stealth

Spell Damage +1

Replicating Menace Rare Mech Any 4 3 1 Magnetic
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Microbots.
Steel Rager Common Mech Any 4 5 1 Rush
Twilight Drake Rare Dragon Any 4 4 1 Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand.
Twilight Summoner Epic General Any 4 1 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Faceless Destroyer.
Wicked Skeleton Common General Any 4 1 1 Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each minion that died this turn.
Former Champ Common General Any 5 1 1 Battlecry: Summon a 5/5/ Hotshot.
Furbolg Mossbinder Rare General Any 5 1 1 Battlecry: Transform a friendly minion into a 6/6 Elemental.
Big-Time Racketeer Common General Any 6 1 1 Battlecry: Summon a 6/6 Ogre.
Giggling Inventor Rare General Any 6 2 1 Battlecry: Summon two 1/2 Mechs with Taunt and Divine Shield.
Spark Drill Rare Mech Any 6 5 1 Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand.
Lynessa Sunsorrow Legendary General Paladin 7 1 1 Battlecry: Cast each spell you cast on your minions this game on this one.
Darkmoon Rabbit Epic Beast Any 10 1 1 Rush, Poisonous
Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
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Wisp(273).png
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Acherus Veteran(62948).png
Angry Chicken(57).png
Animated Broomstick(329973).png
Arcane Anomaly(42043).png
Argent Squire(473).png
Brazen Zealot(90714).png
Clockwork Gnome(12200).png
Deadscale Knight(62931).png
Elven Archer(356).png
Emerald Reaver(55568).png
Ethereal Augmerchant(210840).png
Faithful Lumi(89821).png
Feral Gibberer(76864).png
Glacial Shard(55485).png
Grimscale Chum(49685).png
Grimscale Oracle(510).png
Guardian Augmerchant(210786).png
Gurubashi Chicken(90172).png
Helpless Hatchling(90273).png
Imprisoned Sungill(210778).png
Jar Dealer(90694).png
Leper Gnome(513).png
Mecharoo(89933).png
Mogu Cultist(90748).png
Murmy(90726).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Pen Flinger(329900).png
Potion Vendor(90626).png
Righteous Protector(62864).png
Rocket Augmerchant(210844).png
Selfless Hero(35245).png
Shifter Zerus(35190).png
Skaterbot(89897).png
Small-Time Buccaneer(49759).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Stonetusk Boar(76).png
Swamp Leech(89477).png
Tentacle of N'Zoth(33130).png
Tour Guide(329972).png
Tournament Attendee(22350).png
Voodoo Doctor(410).png
Weasel Tunneler(49758).png
Worgen Infiltrator(112).png
Wretched Tiller(62946).png
Young Dragonhawk(629).png
Young Priestess(123).png
Zealous Initiate(35222).png
Argent Braggart(329936).png
Bilefin Tidehunter(35219).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Blowgill Sniper(49672).png
Bluegill Warrior(289).png
Bug Collector(90819).png
Captain's Parrot(559).png
Cheaty Anklebiter(90269).png
Drygulch Jailor(73329).png
Duskboar(35251).png
Evasive Chimaera(151384).png
EVIL Cable Rat(90574).png
Explosive Sheep(12180).png
Fallen Sun Cleric(62888).png
Grimestreet Informant(49627).png
Grimestreet Outfitter(49662).png
Hench-Clan Hogsteed(90594).png
Jeweled Scarab(27211).png
Kobold Sandtrooper(90848).png
Loot Hoarder(395).png
Lost Spirit(89472).png
Murgur Murgurgle(210779).png
Murloc Tidehunter(357).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Rock Rager(389047).png
Sandwasp Queen(90713).png
Shieldbreaker(90290).png
Sneaky Delinquent(330003).png
Spark Engine(89927).png
Tainted Zealot(62951).png
Twisted Worgen(35223).png
Volatile Elemental(55550).png
Waterboy(90175).png
Whirliglider(89919).png
Wriggling Horror(389041).png
Argent Horserider(22301).png
Backstreet Leper(49697).png
Blubber Baron(49760).png
Brainstormer(89946).png
Desert Hare(90830).png
Disciple of C'Thun(35196).png
Eggnapper(55595).png
Faceless Rager(90670).png
Ironbeak Owl(500).png
Kobold Apprentice(76993).png
Magma Rager(362).png
Microtech Controller(89932).png
Moroes(42030).png
Ravencaller(89371).png
Salhet's Pride(90712).png
Scarlet Crusader(475).png
Sergeant Sally(49728).png
Sewer Crawler(77013).png
Shallow Gravedigger(58720).png
Spring Rocket(89926).png
Stoneskin Basilisk(77021).png
Voodoo Doll(89404).png
Vryghoul(62941).png
Wolfrider(174).png
Cursed Disciple(76990).png
Divine Rager(330004).png
Faceless Shambler(33133).png
Mini-Mage(12262).png
Replicating Menace(89875).png
Steel Rager(89925).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Twilight Summoner(33175).png
Wicked Skeleton(62944).png
Former Champ(90259).png
Furbolg Mossbinder(76934).png
Big-Time Racketeer(49625).png
Giggling Inventor(89838).png
Spark Drill(89928).png
Lynessa Sunsorrow(76920).png
Darkmoon Rabbit(378799).png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Back to your homes.
Attack
Back!

Lore[edit | edit source]

The gates of Darkshire in World of Warcraft

After years of defending their town against the terrors of Duskwood, the grim defenders of Darkshire are no strangers to horror or madness. The Steward of Darkshire is a true good-willed defender of her home, free of corruption by the Old Gods, as can be seen by the torch and lack of tentacles, and the Holy Light shining in her eyes.

From Wowpedia:

Darkshire is a once-quaint little woodland village located in Duskwood, but it has fallen on literally dark times. The surrounding forests have been filled with an evil malaise that cloaks the land in constant darkness. The walking dead choke the graveyards, and foul creatures known as worgen have overrun many of the outlying farmsteads. Even worse, Stormwind has all but abandoned the village and the surrounding area, as most of the Stormwind army is currently off fighting on the Horde/Alliance front. This has left the stubborn people of Duskwood little choice but to defend themselves.
The small town now numbers a scant 3,500 people, a great deal of them refugees from Raven Hill. Lord Ello Ebonlocke is the elected mayor of this town. His daughter, Commander Althea Ebonlocke, runs the Night Watch, a local militia that works to keep the roads free and the creeping darkness back for as long as possible. They strike against the undead and worgen that plague the land. The people of Duskwood are a jumpy and suspicious lot, but they are desperate for any aid they can get against the evil that now surrounds their homes.

The art for this card appears to depict Watcher Sarah Ladimore, but the Hearthstone character is likely unrelated.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Steward of Darkshire, full art
Darkshire in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]