The Crone

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The Crone
The Crone.png
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The Crone Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
50 (Heroic)
Armor: 15 Armor.png (Heroic)
Artist: Rafael Zanchetin

The last act! The stairs are just up ahead!

The Crone is a boss found in the One Night in Karazhan adventure. She is the third boss of the second wing, The Opera.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal and Heroic

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Player[edit | edit source]


Normal[edit | edit source]

Flying Monkey(42106).png
Looming Presence(27479).png

Heroic[edit | edit source]

Flying Monkey(42107).png
Looming Presence(27480).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

The below classes are listen purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Flying Monkey 2 Boss Flying Monkey 2
Looming Presence 2 Looming Presence 2
Druid Forbidden Ancient 2 Druid Druid of the Claw 1
Druid of the Saber 2 Power of the Wild 2
Power of the Wild 2 Mounted Raptor 2
Mire Keeper 2 Druid of the Saber 1
Druid of the Claw 1 Paladin Seal of Champions 1
Nourish 1 Blessing of Kings 2
Paladin Seal of Champions 2 Neutral Abusive Sergeant 1
Neutral Worgen Infiltrator 2 Worgen Infiltrator 1
Duskboar 2 Flame Juggler 1
Knife Juggler 2 Stonetusk Boar 1
Twisted Worgen 2 Abomination 2
Wolfrider 2 Warlock Twisting Nether 3+
Silvermoon Guardian 2
Abomination 2

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Normal[edit | edit source]

The quickest strategy is to use Priest and get Inner Fire as one of your starting hand to use on Dorothee for a quick 3 turn victory.

Another quick way is to use a Paladin with Bolf Ramshield and Eye for an Eye, and destroy Dorothee. When The Crone uses Twister on you, she will be destroyed, while Bolf Ramshield will suffer 100 damage.

Heroic[edit | edit source]

The most significant difference between Normal and Heroic mode is that The Crone is specifically programmed to always draw Twisting Nether on every turn from turn 8 onwards, allowing her to destroy all minions (including Dorothee) before immediately defeating the player with Twister. While it is possible to stall for another turn by playing Counterspell or Loatheb on turn 8, or by casting Ancestral Spirit on Dorothee, it is generally wiser to focus on defeating The Crone before she has enough mana to play Twisting Nether in the first place.

One possible strategy as Priest is to use Divine Spirit and Inner Fire on Dorothee so that she can deal damage to The Crone and quickly deplete her health meter, while using other minions to defend her. Another way is by using Raging Worgen in a Warrior deck, although this is method is somewhat harder to achieve due to the presence of Abomination in The Crone's deck; if combined with Windfury Harpy, the player can perform massive quantities of damage during each turn.

Zoo Warlock also works well against the boss. Sticky minions, such as Possessed Villager and Imp Gang Boss, are best used as taunts to protect Dorothee, since the minions that they summon will also have taunt. Dreadsteed is especially powerful since The Crone will never be able to directly attack Dorothee after you summon it, allowing you to focus your remaining efforts on damaging the boss. Giving all your other minions charge can help you to win the game before turn 8.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Wicked Witchdoctor(42047).png
Moat Lurker(42063).png

Wing completion[edit | edit source]

As the final boss of The Opera, defeating The Crone also unlocks the following cards:


Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Before match

At last, our final act! An evil witch pursues a young girl. Will she find her way home?


The Crone
Ha hahahaha! Flee, my pretties!

Turn 1

Oh no, don't let her hurt me!

Turn 3

Here, link arms! We're strongest together!

Turn 5

Majordomo Executus is downstairs. Shall I tell him he's arrived too soon?

Flying Monkey (Heroic)

The Crone
Bring me that girl!

Play / summon Huffer

Oh Huffer, I've a feeling we're not in Westfall anymore...

Play Call of the Wild (alternatively, with the presence of a lion, dragon, and bear on board at the same time)

Oh! Lions and dragons and bears! Oh my!

Emote Response

The Crone


The Crone
Ah hahahahaha!


The Crone
No! I'll get you! I'll get...


Finally! We're off to free the wizard!

Wing completion

Onward! Up those stairs, the Curator guards the menagerie. I hope it's not malfunctioning...

Lore[edit | edit source]

In World of Warcraft[edit | edit source]

"Woe to each and every one of you my pretties! *cackles*"

The Crone is the boss in the Wizard of Oz encounter, one of the three possible boss encounters initiated by Barnes in the Opera event.

From Wowpedia:

The Crone is a troll boss in the Opera House in Karazhan, who follows Dorothee, Roar, Strawman, Tinhead, and Dorothee's pet Tito.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Crone‎, full art
Concept art
The Crone in the One Night in Karazhan trailer
The Crone in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]