Twin Emperor Vek'lor

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Twin Emperor Vek'lor
Twin Emperor Vek'lor(35201).png
Twin Emperor Vek'lor(35201) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7
Attack: 4
Health: 6
Abilities: Battlecry, Summon, Taunt
Tags: Attack-related, C'Thun-related, Taunt-generating
Artist: Mike Sass

Taunt
Battlecry: If your C'Thun has at least 10 Attack, summon another Emperor.

Do they make decisions based on age? "I'm two minutes older therefore we burn this village."

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Twin Emperor Vek'lor is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Twin Emperor Vek'lor 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
Twin Emperor Vek'lor 1600 400
Golden Twin Emperor Vek'lor 3200 1600

Summoned minions[edit | edit source]

Twin Emperor Vek'nilash(35354).png

Related cards[edit | edit source]

C'Thun(31110).png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This card's Battlecry can activate whether C'Thun is in the hand, deck or battlefield.[1] It makes no difference whether a player is fielding their own C'Thun, or if they took control of an opponent's C'Thun via Mind Control, Sylvanas Windrunner, or Mind Control Tech.
  • This card's Battlecry takes into account buffs such as Abusive Sergeant when deciding whether to activate.[2]
  • Altough seemingly summoning a second copy of Vek'Lor, Vek'nilash will not inherit any enchancements that Vek'lor might have.
  • This card will not be included in Arena picks (along with C'Thun and all other related cards).[3] However, it may still appear in Arena matches through random effects.[4]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Provided your C'Thun has at least 10 attack, this card can prove a very powerful way in establishing board control. In case of emergency, and if your C'Thun has less than 10 attack, you could still play this card as a single Emperor.

One of the best possible combinations is by playing this card with Brann Bronzebeard if C'Thun has at least 10 attack, which basically makes one 2/4 minion and three 4/6 Taunt minions for 10 mana; a great way to take control of the battlefield in one turn with only 2 cards.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
The feast of souls begins now!
Attack
There will be pain!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Vek'lor and Vek'nilash together comprise the Twin Emperors, a boss in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj raid.

From Wowpedia:

The clever brothers Vek'lor and Vek'nilash are known as the Twin Emperors. They rule over the qiraji from the sanctuary of their temple.
Little is known about the Twin Emperors, except the fact that they created two powerful entities to serve as champions of their armies.
In preparation for its reemergence in the world, the shadowy master of Ahn'Qiraj commanded Emperor Vek'lor to create a new obsidian statue superior to all other destroyers. Vek'lor sought his twin brother's aid in the task, and while Vek'nilash used his physical might to craft a grand body of volcanic rock, Vek'lor fortified the shell with powerful magic. Emperor Vek'lor named the finished construct Moam. They intended to use it as a colossal weapon, knowing that its strengths would help it survive in the thick of melee as well as magical combat, and observed as their dark master infused it with life. He was pleased and surprised to find that the improved obsidian destroyer was far more versatile than its earlier counterparts.
Emperor Vek'nilash gave a gift to Ossirian to honor his assault on Grakkarond. He bound Ossirian's essence to several ancient crystals of distant origin, which would grant him near invulnerability. The legends say that Vek'nilash secretly entrusted Ossirian with the responsibility of maintaining a watch on General Rajaxx, to ensure that the commander would never fail again.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When they were first designing the set, The League of Explorers set had not yet been released, and the designers weren't sure if Reno Jackson decks would prove strong enough; Vek'lor was therefore originally designed to support Reno decks, by summoning Twin Emperor Vek'nilash provided the player had no duplicate cards in their deck. When Reno decks began to perform very well in the meta, the designers decided not to strengthen that deck type any further, and changed Vek'lor into a C'Thun card.[5]
  • In World of Warcraft, the lines of the Twin Emperors are actually reversed: Vek'lor says "come, little ones" and Vek'nilash says "the feast of souls begins now".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Twin Emperor Vek'lor, full art
Twin Emperor Vek'lor in World of Warcraft
Promotional art
Promotional art in Tokyo - time-lapse video here
Whispers of the Old Gods murals 15.jpg

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]