The Steel Sentinel

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The League of Explorers adventure.

The Steel Sentinel
The Steel Sentinel (boss).png
Set: The League of Explorers
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
30 (Heroic)
Armor: 15 Armor.png (Heroic)

Rafaam has thrown another obstacle in your path. Defeat the Sentinel!

For the boss cards of the same name, see The Steel Sentinel (Normal boss card) and The Steel Sentinel (Heroic boss card).

The Steel Sentinel is a boss found in the League of Explorers adventure. It is the second boss in the adventure's fourth and final wing, Hall of Explorers.

Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
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Deck[edit | edit source]

Note that the below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards in the encounter.

Normal
Class Card Quantity
Paladin Argent Protector 2
Sword of Justice 1
Truesilver Champion 2
Tuskarr Jouster 2
Warrior Cleave 2
Armorsmith 2
Sparring Partner 2
Bash 1
Arcanite Reaper 2
Brawl 1
Neutral Argent Squire 2
Argent Horserider 2
Scarlet Crusader 2
Armored Warhorse 2
Argent Commander 2
Master Jouster 2
The Black Knight 1
Heroic
Class Card Quantity
Paladin Coghammer 1
Blessing of Kings 2
Truesilver Champion 2
Tuskarr Jouster 2
Enter the Coliseum 1
Tirion Fordring 1
Warrior Armorsmith 3
Sparring Partner 2
Bash 2
Arcanite Reaper 2
Brawl 1
Neutral Argent Horserider 2
Scarlet Crusader 2
Blingtron 3000 1
Lord of the Arena 2
Master Jouster 2
North Sea Kraken 2

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Normal[edit | edit source]

Please add any available information to this section.

Heroic[edit | edit source]

One possible strategy its to use priest. Since the class possesses a good selection of removal the player has a higher chance to counter the Sentinel's cards:

The strategy is simple, if the player controls the board until the boss has used both Brawl and Enter the Coliseum the enemy will lose his only ways of board clearing and will slowly lose control of the game. Since the deck is full of removal his stronger minions will hardly be a menace if the player manages their resources well. To ensure victory it is wise to fill the last part of the deck with cards like Imp Master (to fill the board with minions), Novice Engineer and Acolyte of Pain (for card draw), Jeweled Scarab (it has the chance to discover another Shadow Word: Death), Enhance-o Mechano or Kel'Thuzad (to make great board trading/damage).

Another good strategy is the Dreadsteed Warlock deck, which uses Dreadsteed in combination with Kel'Thuzad or Baron Rivendare to summon many copies of Dreadsteed. The Dreadsteeds will be able to do 1 damage each every turn, becoming an effective method to damage enemy minions. Dreadsteed is also very strong against the peculiarities of the Steel Sentinel AI, which will frequently use removal on the Dreadsteed, however futile that may be. The warlock class also features one of the best cards against the Sentinel, Twisting Nether.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter selection[edit | edit source]

Arch-Thief Rafaam
Such lovely toys. A shame you keep breaking them.

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Introduction

The Steel Sentinel
CLANK

Turn 1

Brann Bronzebeard
That’s Lothar’s armor! Cost me months in Blackrock sifting through dragon dung.

Turn 3

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
I dispatched the animated swords in the east hall. Elise, whom shall I aid?
Elise Starseeker
Get to Reno in the main storeroom! He’s surrounded by Boom Bots!

Turn 5

Arch-Thief Rafaam
You all seem busy. I’ll just help myself to this lovely brooch.
Turn 7
Elise Starseeker
Brann, he's animating the library books! I'll handle the flying hammers in the Lordaeron exhibit.

Emote response

The Steel Sentinel
CLANK

Victory[edit | edit source]

Elise Starseeker
We've got the museum secured – explorer, take the fight to Rafaam!

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Steel Sentinel is original to Hearthstone. This suit of armor once belonged to Anduin Lothar, after whom Anduin Wrynn was named by his father Varian, and was collected and put on display in the Hall of Explorers by the League of Explorers. It was later brought to life by Arch-Thief Rafaam using the Staff of Origination, in order to serve as a distraction while he attempted to ransack the Hall.

Following the Sentinel's defeat, the armor's left greave remained intact, and was given by Brann Bronzebeard to the explorer during their final battle with Arch-Thief Rafaam.[2] The armor subsequently reappears in slightly tamer form as Animated Armor.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Mike Sass

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Steel Sentinel, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Promotional Content