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Set: Ashes of Outland
Type: Hero
Class: Warlock
Health: 30
Artist: Nicola Saviori

A lone naga is under attack, but Aranna arrives just in time.

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Xur'goth is the second boss encounter in Chapter 1: A World in Ruin of Trial by Felfire Story.

The player controls Aranna Starseeker.

Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Rusted Gaze(211257).png

Player's hero[edit | edit source]

Aranna Starseeker(211234).png
The Right Tool(211235).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Boss[edit | edit source]

Rusted Voidwalker(211252).png
Rusted Basilisk(211249).png
Rusted Legion Gan'arg(211246).png
Rusted Fungal Giant(211251).png
Rustsworn Champion(211245).png

Player[edit | edit source]

Shalja, Outcast(211243).png

Decks[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.

Xur'goth Aranna Starseeker
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Rusted Voidwalker 2 Hunter Helboar 1
Deteriorate 2 Explorer's Hat 1
Rusted Basilisk 1 Explosive Trap 1
Rusted Legion Gan'arg 1 Hunting Mastiff 1
Rusted Fungal Giant 1 Scavenger's Ingenuity 1
Rustsworn Champion 1 Scavenging Hyena 1
Mage Imprisoned Observer 2 Snake Trap 1
Warlock Rain of Fire 1 Pack Tactics 1
Unstable Felbolt 1 Animal Companion 2
Dark Peddler 2 Augmented Porcupine 2
Imprisoned Scrap Imp 2 Eaglehorn Bow 1
Chaos Gazer 2 Hunter's Pack 2
Dark Skies 2 Flanking Strike 1
Sense Demons 1 Scrap Shot 1
Nightshade Matron 2 Halazzi, the Lynx 1
The Dark Portal 1 Knuckles 1
Hand of Gul'dan 1 Rogue Shadowstep 1
Neutral Imprisoned Vilefiend 2 Blackjack Stunner 2
Mo'arg Artificer 1 Ambush 1
Rustsworn Initiate 1 Bamboozle 1
Blistering Rot 1 Eviscerate 1
Shadowjeweler Hanar 1
Edwin VanCleef 1
Headcrack 1
SI:7 Agent 1
Neutral Infectious Sporeling 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The player starts with a dormant Shalja, Outcast that awakens after 4 Demons die.
  • When cast, Rusted Gaze chooses a random card in the player's hand that they will have enough mana to play next turn, and places an Enchantment on it. If that card isn't played, it is discarded from their hand at the end of the turn. This effect functions similarly to Chaos Gazer, despite its ambiguous description suggesting that it may also target cards that the player would not have enough mana to play next turn.
  • If the card is played then returned to hand, it will no longer have the Enchantment even if it was returned the same turn.
  • Leaving Shalja, Outcast dormant, or if Shalja dies, is allowed and will not affect future events.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Each turn, Xur'Goth's Hero Power corrupts a random card in your hand. With this in mind, it's recommended to mulligan for 1, 2 and 3 cost cards to circumvent its effects in the early game. Cards like Spymistress, Bamboozle and Hunter's Pack. More often or not, the corrupted cards can be played right off the bat. Otherwise, focus on more impactful cards as the situation would call for. Don't forget to use your Hero Power to replenish your hand.

Focus first on controlling the board and progress towards killing the 4 Demons required to free Shalja, Outcast. When awakened, you can make use of her to secure the board while quickly rushing her down with your other minions.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Before match

Illidan Stormrage
Aranna: overwhelmed and spent! But not alone in her torment.


Aranna Starseeker
That Naga! It needs help!
Come with me, slitherer. The Rusted One needs your services...

Emote Response

Stop stop stop! I'm busy here!


Here fishy-fishy...
The Rusted One wants Naga... I will get him Naga!
You don't belong here, little one...

Hero Power

Another servant for the Rusted One.
Jaraxxus will have his prize...
The Legion demands loyalty. It's hard-coded!

Turn 1

Oooh, and who is this? Another one to be taken?
Aranna Starseeker
Demon! Let her go!

Shalja, Outcast awakens

Shalja, Outcast
The power of Jaraxxus... overwhelming... destruction is here!

Boss cards

Imprisoned Vilefiend
Come out, come out, little vilefiend...
Rustsworn Initiate
Go go go! For the Rusted One!
Hahaha! Suffer!

Player's cards

Minion with Stealth
Sneaky sneaky... I see what you're up to.
Scavenger's Ingenuity
Let that pretty pretty out, I dare you.
Ohhh - I'm seeing double!
Scrap Shot
Hey! Watch the eye!


Shalja, Outcast
Your rescue came at my hope's end. I am Shalja, my honored friend.
Aranna Starseeker
Together we just might survive - I welcome you, my new ally.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Xur'goth is original to Hearthstone. He is a darkglare.

From Wowpedia:

A darkglare is a floating, horned, one-eyed or five-eyed octopus-like demon similar to an observer. Little is currently known about them.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Xur'goth, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]