White Eyes

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White Eyes
White Eyes(49726).png
White Eyes(49726) Gold.png
Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Type: Minion
Class: Shaman
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 5
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Deathrattle, Generate, Shuffle into deck, Taunt
Tags: Taunt-generating
Artist: Cole Eastburn

Taunt
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'The Storm Guardian' into your deck.

My life for Aya!

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White Eyes is a legendary shaman minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

White Eyes can be obtained through Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
White Eyes 1600 400
Golden White Eyes 3200 1600

Generated minions[edit | edit source]

The Storm Guardian(49774).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

White Eyes himself is a regular Taunt minion with acceptable stats, but what makes him powerful is his Deathrattle, shuffling The Storm Guardian into the player's deck. This extraordinarily powerful 10/10 Taunt minion costs only 5 mana, but may take some time to surface into the player's hand. Card draw effects like Mana Tide Totem, Ancestral Knowledge and Coldlight Oracle can help to cycle the player's deck quickly, making sure The Storm Guardian is drawn in time. In this respect White Eyes is a lesser Elise Starseeker, providing a weaker but more easily obtained win condition.

Faceless Manipulator can be used for more White Eyes, producing multiple Storm Guardians. Cards that duplicate Deathrattle effects like Spiritsinger Umbra and Baron Rivendare provide a similar benefit.

White Eyes's Deathrattle is best negated before it can be triggered, through Silences or transform effects. Alternatively, mind control effects can be used to steal White Eyes before then triggering his Deathrattle for yourself. Cards such as Thoughtsteal and Drakonid Operative can copy the Storm Guardian in an opponent's deck, placing the copied card in the player's hand.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
My life is your shield.
Attack
I protect!

Lore[edit | edit source]

"Until then, they frighten each other with stories of our leader, saying things such as, “Hey, watch yer back, or White Eyes’ll jump outta da shadows and getcha” with that ridiculous accent. Nonetheless, the rumors surrounding White Eyes are surprisingly close to the truth. He is a powerful warrior—we know him to be as immovable as a mountain and as pitiless as a storm—but the taletellers are missing one important detail. A secret most of our family does not even know. He is not the leader of the Jade Lotus. He’s merely a figurehead, and the real power behind the Jade Lotus comes in a smaller—though no less dangerous—form. . . ."[1]

White Eyes is unique to Hearthstone. An enormous pandaren, he is the sworn bodyguard of Aya Blackpaw, the true leader of the Jade Lotus, who issues commands to the rest of the organization through her loyal servant.[1] In addition to being as immovable as a mountain and as pitiless as a storm, White Eyes is also "as swift as lightning". His shoulderpad is an ancient and extremely heavy pandaren bell, while his gauntlets are made from empty brewmaster kegs, thus demonstrating his immense size and strength.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • White Eyes' flavor text is a reference to Blizzard's StarCraft franchise and the protoss battle cry "My life for Aiur!"
  • It is possible that White Eyes and the Storm Guardian are a reference to Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow from the G.I. Joe franchise, as White Eyes' clothing is similar to Snake Eyes' trademark black palette, while as the Storm Guardian he wears Storm Shadow's trademark white palette.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

White Eyes, full art
White Eyes and Aya with a virmen (right).
Talan's Bar and Gadgetzan Gazette artwork of Kazakus (bottom left), Don Han'Cho (top left), Aya Blackpaw (bottom right) and White Eyes (top right) attending a gala.
Concept art
Concept art of Aya and White Eyes.
Sketches for Don Han'Cho, Kazakus, Aya Blackpaw and White Eyes attending a gala.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Secrets of the Jade Lotus. (2016-11-21). 
  2. BlizzCon 2016, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan - Hearthstone What's New Panel