Valdera Highborne

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Rise of Shadows's The Dalaran Heist.

Valdera Highborne
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Valdera Highborne Gold.png
Set: Rise of Shadows
Type: Hero
Class: Paladin
Health: 55 / 70
Artist: Unknown artist

His smile is disarming, but his fancy armor is the real threat.

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Valdera Highborne is a boss that can be encountered in Chapter 1 of The Dalaran Heist.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic

Deck[edit | edit source]

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

Level 6-7
Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Paladin Blessing of Wisdom 1 Paladin Eye for an Eye 1
Eye for an Eye 1 Getaway Kodo 1
Getaway Kodo 1 Crystalsmith Kangor 1
Humility 1 Shielded Minibot 2
Smuggler's Run 1 Divine Favor 2
Rebuke 1 Wickerflame Burnbristle 1
Call to Adventure 2 Annoy-o-Module 1
Rallying Blade 2 Truesilver Champion 2
Sword of Justice 2 Glowstone Technician 2
Consecration 2 Grimestreet Enforcer 2
Duel! 2 Sunkeeper Tarim 1
A New Challenger... 1 Val'anyr 1
Lay on Hands 1 Lay on Hands 1
Neutral Argent Squire 2 Ragnaros, Lightlord 1
Cloakscale Chemist 2 Tirion Fordring 1
Blood Knight 1 Nozari 1
Scarlet Crusader 2 Neutral Annoy-o-Tron 1
Silvermoon Guardian 2 Argent Horserider 1
Dalaran Crusader 2 Blood Knight 2
Argent Commander 1 Zilliax 1
Argent Commander 1
Azalina Soulthief 1
Kel'Thuzad 1
Ysera 1

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Valdera hero power keeps him up and running by ignoring most of the damage he takes. You have no choice but to kill him slowly, while first dealing with whatever he throws at you. If you have 1 damage-dealing at a time spell like Arcane Missiles, use it.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Before match

Heistbaron Togwaggle
Fancy adventurer wearing shiny-loots as armor. Not fair to loots!


Valdera Highborne
Come at me!
Hah! You wish. (vs. Rakanishu)
Leather on... leather? Haha! Nothing compared to plate! (vs. Captain Eudora)
A rat? Eugh. In scraps? EUGH. (vs. Squeamlish)
Your armor may be... plentiful, but nothing compared to mine! (vs. Tekahn)
Mr. Chu
It will be my pleasure.
George the Fallen
Your ignorance reminds me of those fools in the catacombs!

Emote Response

Valdera Highborne
Even your pathetic words fail to penetrate my MASTERWORK armor!

Hero Power

Valdera Highborne
Are you going to keep trying? Just give up!
Hmm hmm hmm, la la la!
I barely felt a thing!
Not today, swine!
Oh were you... trying? Bahaha!
There's a reason I spent a fortune on this set.

Hero Power prevents death

Valdera Highborne
Oh. I planned it that way. Haha!
Whew. That was... too close!


Valdera Highborne
I wish I had some flashier cards to go with this armor.
I'm so... shiny!
The worst part about this is all the polishing I need to do...
Can we wrap this up? I'm heading to Warsong Gulch after this.

Player gains armor

Valdera Highborne
Did you craft that yourself? Hahaha!
That armor is just... is just... embarrassing!
That's your armor? Ha!

Boss cards

Valdera Highborne
Eye for an Eye activates
Haha! My armor can even deal damage!
What's wrong? Afraid of my ARMOR?
Lay on Hands
I can do more than just sit here and look nice!

Player’s cards

Valdera Highborne
Deathrattle of Plated Beetle
Ha! Nice HAT!
Orb of the Untold
Cursed orb! It will be my undoing!
You dirty little cheat!


Valdera Highborne


Valdera Highborne
You should consider some better armor, haha!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Valdera Highborne is original to Hearthstone.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Valdera Highborne, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]