Steward of Darkshire

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Steward of Darkshire
Steward of Darkshire(33153).png
Steward of Darkshire(33153) Gold.png

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 purchased online from the Battle.net shop, 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 Murloc Warleader) 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
Elven Archer Free General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Don't bother asking her out on a date. She'll shoot you down.
Grimscale Oracle Free Murloc Any 1 1 1
Your other Murlocs have +1 Attack. These are the brainy murlocs. It turns out that doesn’t mean much.
Murloc Raider Free Murloc Any 1 2 1
Mrrraggglhlhghghlgh, mrgaaag blarrghlgaahahl mrgggg glhalhah a bghhll graggmgmg Garrosh mglhlhlh mrghlhlhl!!
Stonetusk Boar Free Beast Any 1 1 1
Charge This card is boaring.
Voodoo Doctor Free General Any 1 2 1
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health. Voodoo is an oft-misunderstood art. But it is art.
Bluegill Warrior Free Murloc Any 2 2 1
Charge He just wants a hug. A sloppy... slimy... hug.
Murloc Tidehunter Free Murloc Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout. "Death will rise, from the tides!"
Novice Engineer Free General Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Draw a card. "Half of this class will not graduate… since they'll have been turned to chickens." - Tinkmaster Overspark, teaching Gizmos 101.
Magma Rager Free Elemental Any 3 5 1
He likes to think he is powerful, but pretty much anyone can solo Molten Core now.
Wolfrider Free General Any 3 3 1
Charge Orcish raiders ride wolves because they are well adapted to harsh environments, and because they are soft and cuddly.
Murloc Tinyfin Common Murloc Any 0 1 1
High mortality rate, from often being hugged to death.
Snowflipper Penguin Common Beast Any 0 1 1
On land, a group of penguins is called a "waddle."
Wisp Common General Any 0 1 1
If you hit an Eredar Lord with enough Wisps, it will explode. But why?
Abusive Sergeant Common General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn. ADD ME TO YOUR DECK, MAGGOT!
Acherus Veteran Common General Any 1 2 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack. This is my Runeblade. There are many like it but this one is mine.
Arcane Anomaly Common Elemental Any 1 2 1
Whenever you cast a spell, give this minion +1 Health. He used to get work as a Spatial Anomaly, but he got tired of having his polarity reversed.
Argent Squire Common General Any 1 1 1
Divine Shield "I solemnly swear to uphold the Light, purge the world of darkness, and to eat only burritos." - The Argent Dawn Oath
Clockwork Gnome Common Mech Any 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Add a Spare Part card to your hand. Clockwork gnomes are always asking what time it is.
Deadscale Knight Common Murloc Any 1 1 1
Lifesteal His favorite spell is Chum Explosion.
Emerald Reaver Common Beast Any 1 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to each hero. Not to be confused with clubbing enthusiast Emerald Raver.
Faithful Lumi Common Mech Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. They're a little light-headed.
Glacial Shard Common Elemental Any 1 2 1
Battlecry: Freeze an enemy. Ice, ice, baby!
Grimscale Chum Common Murloc Paladin 1 2 1
Battlecry: Give a random Murloc in your hand +1/+1. Listen, see? We'll take 'em to the docks, see? And throw 'em in the sea, see?
Gurubashi Chicken Common Beast Any 1 1 1
Overkill: Gain +5 Attack. “Ya hold it by da feet, mon. Den ya THROW.”
Helpless Hatchling Common Beast Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Reduce the Cost of a Beast in your hand by (1). It can’t be all that helpful. Not wif dose widdle wings!
Jar Dealer Common General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Add a random 1-Cost minion to your hand. What's in the jar? It could be anyone!
Leper Gnome Common General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. He really just wants to be your friend, but the constant rejection is starting to really get to him.
Mecharoo Common Mech Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Jo-E Bot. Its project name was KAN-GA. The little one was R-00.
Murmy Common Murloc Any 1 1 1
Reborn Unlike other mummies, they rolled him up with rice, sliced cucumbers, and soy sauce on the side.
Potion Vendor Common General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters. Everyone gets two because that's all she can hold.
Righteous Protector Common General Paladin 1 1 1
Taunt
Divine Shield Original name was Tubular Protector, but this seems more bodacious.
Skaterbot Common Mech Any 1 1 1
Magnetic
Rush "See you later bot"
- Jaina
Southsea Deckhand Common Pirate Any 1 2 1
Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped. Pirates are into this new fad called "Planking".
Swamp Leech Common Beast Any 1 2 1
Lifesteal A face only a druid could love.
Tentacle of N'Zoth Common General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. Because EVERYDAY is the Day of the Tentacle of N'zoth.
Tournament Attendee Common General Any 1 2 1
Taunt He was so excited to get season tickets to this year's Grand Tournament. He normally doesn't get them at first and has to buy them from Ogre scalpers.
Worgen Infiltrator Common General Any 1 2 1
Stealth If you want to stop a worgen from infiltrating, just yell, "No! Bad boy!"
Wretched Tiller Common General Any 1 1 1
Whenever this minion attacks, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. If you ever tried to plow permafrost, you’d be wretched, too.
Young Dragonhawk Common Beast Any 1 1 1
Windfury They were the inspiration for the championship Taurenball team: The Dragonhawks.
Zealous Initiate Common General Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. Ok, Initiate. You need to settle down and do your job. In this case, that means die so someone else can get a minor buff.
Bilefin Tidehunter Common Murloc Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with TauntBile actually makes for surprisingly sturdy fins.
Blowgill Sniper Common Murloc Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Imagine how much further his darts would go if he had lungs instead of gills!
Bug Collector Common General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Locust with RushThe only one who likes BEEEES!!!
Cheaty Anklebiter Common General Any 2 2 1
Lifesteal
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Famed hunter of the deadly Achilliosaur.
Drygulch Jailor Common General Paladin 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Add 3 Silver Hand Recruits to your hand. Hard time: 6-10 turns for candle-nappin'.
Duskboar Common Beast Any 2 4 1
Often excluded from dinner parties. To be fair, he is very boaring.
EVIL Cable Rat Common Beast Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Gradually driven to darkness by the promise of unobtainable cheese.
Explosive Sheep Common Mech Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to all minions. How is this supposed to work? Your enemies think, "Hey! Cute sheep!" and run over to cuddle it?
Fallen Sun Cleric Common General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1/+1. It's hard to keep a Shattered Sun Cleric down.
Grimestreet Outfitter Common General Paladin 2 1 1
Battlecry: Give all minions in your hand +1/+1. If you bargain hard, he'll throw in the hat.
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Beast Any 2 2 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
Jeweled Scarab Common Beast Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Discover a (3)-Cost card. It's amazing what you can do with super glue!
Kobold Sandtrooper Common General Any 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero. Stay while, take candle.
Loot Hoarder Common General Any 2 2 1
Deathrattle: Draw a card. Always roll need.
Lost Spirit Common General Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Give your minions +1 Attack She simply refuses to ask for directions.
Sandwasp Queen Common Beast Paladin 2 3 1
Battlecry: Add two 2/1 Sandwasps to your hand. Oooh, see that wasp!
Watch that sting!
Dig in the Sandwasp Queen!
Tainted Zealot Common General Any 2 1 1
Divine Shield
Spell Damage +1 The love she shares seems to go nowhere. Now she's lost her Light, tosses and turns, she can't sleep at night...
Twisted Worgen Common General Any 2 3 1
Stealth Sometimes the Old Gods' corruptions gives you power untold, sometimes you get +1 Attack. We can’t all be winners in the Eldritch lottery.
Volatile Elemental Common Elemental Any 2 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to a random enemy minion. Currently in an anger management class with Raging Worgen, Grommash Hellscream, and The Angry Chicken. It isn't helping.
Whirliglider Common General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb. She's on a bomb voyage.
Argent Horserider Common General Any 3 2 1
Charge
Divine Shield His horse's name is Betsy.
Backstreet Leper Common General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. Quit playing games with his heart. And his fingers. And foot. It's rude.
Brainstormer Common General Any 3 3 1
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each spell in your hand. Her hair was always like that.
Desert Hare Common Beast Any 3 1 1
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Desert Hares. After they're caught, they're dessert hares.
Eggnapper Common General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Raptors. Often misunderstood, it's just that he likes to use the eggs as pillows.
Faceless Rager Common General Any 3 5 1
Battlecry: Copy a friendly minion's Health. When you need to rage anonymously.
Ironbeak Owl Common Beast Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Silence a minion. Their wings are silent but their screech is... whatever the opposite of silent is.
Kobold Apprentice Common General Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage randomly split among all enemies. Horrible secret: The Darkness is immune to Arcane Missiles.
Microtech Controller Common General Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Microbots. Best-selling author of "How to Make Friends You Completely Control."
Ravencaller Common General Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Add two random 1-Cost minions to your hand. That Friends and Familiars Plan is really paying off!
Scarlet Crusader Common General Any 3 3 1
Divine Shield Never wash your whites with a Scarlet Crusader.
Sewer Crawler Common General Any 3 1 1
Battlecry: Summon a 2/3 Giant Rat. His clothing is "ratty" in more ways than one.
Spring Rocket Common Mech Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. Proper grammar would be "sprung rocket."
Stoneskin Basilisk Common Beast Any 3 1 1
Divine Shield
Poisonous He got that way from looking into a mirror.
Vryghoul Common General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: If it's your opponent's turn, summon a 2/2 Ghoul. It's pronounced VERY GHOUL. Don't let anyone tell you different.
Cursed Disciple Common General Any 4 5 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/1 Revenant. Politer than his brother, the cursing disciple, but far more evil.
Steel Rager Common Mech Any 4 5 1
Rush Rage alongside the machine.
Wicked Skeleton Common General Any 4 1 1
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each minion that died this turn. It's minions like these that give normal, law-abiding skeletons a bad rap.
Former Champ Common General Any 5 1 1
Battlecry: Summon a 5/5/ Hotshot. The last time he saw action, Undertaker ruled the meta.
Big-Time Racketeer Common General Any 6 1 1
Battlecry: Summon a 6/6 Ogre. "It'd be a shame if someone disenchanted those Legendaries."
Angry Chicken Rare Beast Any 1 1 1
Has +5 Attack while damaged. There is no beast more frightening (or ridiculous) than a fully enraged chicken.
Brazen Zealot Rare General Paladin 1 2 1
Whenever you summon a minion, gain +1 Attack. Some paladins really Light it up.
Feral Gibberer Rare General Any 1 1 1
After this minion attacks a hero, add a copy of it to your hand. It's certainly not civilized gibbering.
Selfless Hero Rare General Paladin 1 2 1
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield"Don't worry about me… I'll just be here... under these tentacles."
Small-Time Buccaneer Rare Pirate Any 1 1 1
Has +2 Attack while you have a weapon equipped. "Oh, I'm not serious about it. I only pirate on the weekends."
Young Priestess Rare General Any 1 2 1
At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. She can't wait to learn Power Word: Fortitude Rank 2.
Grimestreet Informant Rare General 2 1 1
Battlecry: Discover a Hunter, Paladin or Warrior card. "Naw, naw. You're talkin' about Grime BOULEVARD. I ain't know nuthin' 'bout that."
Shieldbreaker Rare General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Silence an enemy minion with TauntCan also break up fights, relationships, and unions.
Spark Engine Rare Mech Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Spark with Rush to your hand. He goes by Bzzzzt Aldrin.
Waterboy Rare General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Your next Hero Power this turn costs (0). 100% organic troll sweat.
Disciple of C'Thun Rare General Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is)C’Thun’s recruiting pitch involves cookies, which is why it’s the most popular Old God.
Salhet's Pride Rare Beast Paladin 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Draw two 1-Health minions from your deck. Pride cometh before the maul.
Shallow Gravedigger Rare General Any 3 3 1
Deathrattle: Add a random Deathrattle minion to your hand. It's hard to put them six feet under when you're three feet tall.
Replicating Menace Rare Mech Any 4 3 1
Magnetic
Deathrattle: Summon three 1/1 Microbots. It's a car!
*Whomp whomp whomp*
It's a robot!
*Whomp whom-CRUNCH*
It's... three.. smaller robots!
Twilight Drake Rare Dragon Any 4 4 1
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand. Twilight drakes feed on Mystical Energy. And Tacos.
Furbolg Mossbinder Rare General Any 5 1 1
Battlecry: Transform a friendly minion into a 6/6 Elemental. Behold, the unstoppable power of MOSS!
Spark Drill Rare Mech Any 6 5 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand. Preferred weapon of Dr. Boom's orthodontist.
Giggling Inventor Rare General Any 7 2 1
Battlecry: Summon two 1/2 Mechs with Taunt and Divine Shield"I shall build a mighty golden paladin! And he will GREET the WORLD!"
Mogu Cultist Epic General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: If your board is full of Mogu Cultists, sacrifice them all and summon Highkeeper Ra. Mogu cultists have the worst team-building exercises.
Weasel Tunneler Epic Beast Any 1 1 1
Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your opponent's deck. He's the reason the First Bank of Gadgetzan has steel floors.
Captain's Parrot Epic Beast Any 2 1 1
Battlecry: Draw a Pirate from your deck. Pirates and Parrots go together like Virmen and Carrots.
Blubber Baron Epic General Any 3 1 1
Whenever you summon a Battlecry minion while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1. When oil, railroad, steel, robber, and red are all already taken, your options are limited.
Voodoo Doll Epic General Any 3 1 1
Battlecry: Choose a minion. Deathrattle: Destroy the chosen minion. "Aww, I love it! It even kinda looks like me."
Faceless Shambler Epic General Any 4 1 1
Taunt
Battlecry: Copy a friendly minion's Attack and Health. "What is that thing?!" "I'm not sure, but it seems to be sort of Y'sera shaped."
Mini-Mage Epic General Any 4 4 1
Stealth Spell Damage +1 He is sometimes found hiding in the treasure chest in the Gurubashi Arena.
Twilight Summoner Epic General Any 4 1 1
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Faceless Destroyer. If you strike him down, he shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
Patches the Pirate Legendary Pirate Any 1 1 1
After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Shifter Zerus Legendary General Any 1 1 1
Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a different minion. It's like being able to play with THREE angry chickens!
Bloodmage Thalnos Legendary General Any 2 1 1
Spell Damage +1. Deathrattle: Draw a card. He's in charge of the Annual Scarlet Monastery Blood Drive!
Moroes Legendary General Any 3 1 1
Stealth
At the end of your turn, summon a 1/1 Steward. Moroes runs an army of stewards, but still ends up inflating the balloons himself.
Sergeant Sally Legendary General Any 3 1 1
Deathrattle: Deal damage equal to the minion's Attack to all enemy minions. "Who is she? Where did she come from? We don't even have a police force here in Gadgetzan!!" - Mayor Noggenfogger
Lynessa Sunsorrow Legendary General Paladin 7 1 1
Battlecry: Cast each spell you cast on your minions this game on this one. A diet of pure magic is great for the complexion but wreaks havoc on one's mood.
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Snowflipper Penguin(62839).png
Wisp(273).png
Abusive Sergeant(577).png
Acherus Veteran(62948).png
Angry Chicken(57).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
Faithful Lumi(89821).png
Feral Gibberer(76864).png
Glacial Shard(55485).png
Grimscale Chum(49685).png
Grimscale Oracle(510).png
Gurubashi Chicken(90172).png
Helpless Hatchling(90273).png
Jar Dealer(90694).png
Leper Gnome(513).png
Mecharoo(89933).png
Mogu Cultist(90748).png
Murloc Raider(55).png
Murmy(90726).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Potion Vendor(90626).png
Righteous Protector(62864).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
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
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
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
Murloc Tidehunter(357).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Sandwasp Queen(90713).png
Shieldbreaker(90290).png
Spark Engine(89927).png
Tainted Zealot(62951).png
Twisted Worgen(35223).png
Volatile Elemental(55550).png
Waterboy(90175).png
Whirliglider(89919).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
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
Spark Drill(89928).png
Giggling Inventor(89838).png
Lynessa Sunsorrow(76920).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]