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
Hench-Clan Squire None Murloc Any 1 1
 
Wisp None General Any 0 1 1
 
Amalgam None All Any 1 1 1
This is an Elemental, Mech, Demon, Murloc, Dragon, Beast, Pirate and Totem. 
Bat None Beast Any 1 1 1
 
Drakeslayer None General Any 1 2 1
Poisonous 
Ethereal Lackey None General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Discover a spell. 
Faceless Lackey None General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Summon a random 2-Cost minion. 
Goblin Lackey None General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack and Rush
Imp None Demon Any 1 1 1
 
Imp None Demon Any 1 1 1
 
Jo-E Bot None Mech Any 1 1 1
 
Kobold Lackey None General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. 
Microbot None Mech Any 1 1 1
 
Muckling None General Any 1 2 1
 
Scarab None Beast Any 1 1 1
 
Spark None Elemental Any 1 1 1
Rush 
Swabbie None Pirate Any 1 1 1
 
Tiger None Beast Paladin 1 1 1
 
Vengeful Scroll None General Any 1 1 1
 
Witchy Lackey None General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Transform a friendly minion into one that costs (1) more. 
Woodchip None General Any 1 1 1
 
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!!
Silver Hand Recruit Free General Paladin 1 1 1
 
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.
Frog Common Beast Any 0 0 1
Taunt 
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!
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
Boar Common Beast Any 1 1 1
 
Damaged Golem Common Mech Any 1 2 1
 
Defender Common General Paladin 1 2 1
 
Faithful Lumi Common Mech Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1. They're a little light-headed.
Flame of Azzinoth Common Elemental Any 1 2 1
 
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!
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.
Mechanical Dragonling Common Mech Any 1 2 1
 
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.
Murloc Scout Common Murloc Any 1 1 1
 
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.
Sheep Common Beast Any 1 1 1
 
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".
Squirrel Common Beast Any 1 1 1
 
Swamp Leech Common Beast Any 1 2 1
Lifesteal A face only a druid could love.
Violet Apprentice Common General Any 1 1 1
 
Whelp Common Dragon Any 1 1 1
 
Worgen Infiltrator Common General Any 1 2 1
Stealth If you want to stop a worgen from infiltrating, just yell, "No! Bad boy!"
Young Dragonhawk Common Beast Any 1 1 1
Windfury They were the inspiration for the championship Taurenball team: The Dragonhawks.
Cheaty Anklebiter Common General Any 2 2 1
Lifesteal
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Famed hunter of the deadly Achilliosaur.
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.
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Beast Any 2 2 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
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.
Spellshifter Common General Any 2 4 1
Spell Damage +1
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. 
Whirliglider Common General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 0/2 Goblin Bomb. She's on a bomb voyage.
Brainstormer Common General Any 3 3 1
Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each spell in your hand. Her hair was always like that.
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.
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.
Spring Rocket Common Mech Any 3 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. Proper grammar would be "sprung rocket."
Steel Rager Common Mech Any 4 5 1
Rush Rage alongside the machine.
Former Champ Common General Any 5 1 1
Battlecry: Summon a 5/5/ Hotshot. The last time he saw action, Undertaker ruled the meta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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."
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!
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Hench-Clan Squire.png
Frog(115).png
Wisp(89393).png
Wisp(273).png
Abusive Sergeant(577).png
Amalgam.png
Angry Chicken(57).png
Argent Squire(473).png
Bat(90236).png
Boar(65).png
Damaged Golem(200).png
Defender(318).png
Drakeslayer(89481).png
Elven Archer(356).png
Ethereal Lackey.png
Faceless Lackey.png
Faithful Lumi(89821).png
Flame of Azzinoth(685).png
Goblin Lackey.png
Grimscale Oracle(510).png
Gurubashi Chicken(90172).png
Helpless Hatchling(90273).png
Imp (Rise of Shadows).png
Imp(321).png
Jo-E Bot(89948).png
Kobold Lackey.png
Leper Gnome(513).png
Mechanical Dragonling(680).png
Mecharoo(89933).png
Microbot(89839).png
Muckling(89360).png
Murloc Raider(55).png
Murloc Scout(486).png
Potion Vendor(90626).png
Scarab(90302).png
Sheep(218).png
Silver Hand Recruit(268).png
Skaterbot(89897).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Spark(89868).png
Squirrel(469).png
Stonetusk Boar(76).png
Swabbie(90162).png
Swamp Leech(89477).png
Tiger(90301).png
Vengeful Scroll.png
Violet Apprentice(63).png
Voodoo Doctor(410).png
Whelp(527).png
Witchy Lackey.png
Woodchip(89421).png
Worgen Infiltrator(112).png
Young Dragonhawk(629).png
Young Priestess(123).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Bluegill Warrior(289).png
Cheaty Anklebiter(90269).png
EVIL Cable Rat(90574).png
Hench-Clan Hogsteed(90594).png
Loot Hoarder(395).png
Lost Spirit(89472).png
Murloc Tidehunter(357).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Shieldbreaker(90290).png
Spark Engine(89927).png
Spellshifter(89489).png
Waterboy(90175).png
Whirliglider(89919).png
Brainstormer(89946).png
Faceless Rager(90670).png
Ironbeak Owl(500).png
Magma Rager(362).png
Microtech Controller(89932).png
Ravencaller(89371).png
Scarlet Crusader(475).png
Spring Rocket(89926).png
Voodoo Doll(89404).png
Wolfrider(174).png
Replicating Menace(89875).png
Steel Rager(89925).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Former Champ(90259).png
Spark Drill(89928).png
Giggling Inventor(89838).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]