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A New Challenger...
Discover a 6-Cost minion. Summon it with Taunt and Divine Shield.
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A New Challenger... is an epic paladin spell card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[]

A New Challenger... can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
A New Challenger... 400 100
Golden A New Challenger... 1600 400


  • Unless played by another class, only Paladin and neutral minions are possible to be summoned.


On average, the minion summoned is around 6/6 Taunt Divine shield, making it a regular Taunt card. There are some high rolls, but unfortunately most 6-cost Paladin minions already have either Taunt or Divine Shield, wasting some of the value.

As a high-cost spell, this synergizes with Shirvallah, the Tiger and other spell-related cards.

Possible summons[]

For Wild format listings, see A New Challenger.../Wild format

The below table lists all 6-cost collectible minions in Standard format, representing the range of possible minions summoned by A New Challenger...

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Anetheron Legendary DEMON WARLOCK 6 8 6 Costs (1) if your hand is full.
Battleground Battlemaster Common General Any 6 5 5 Adjacent minions
have Windfury.
Il'gynoth Legendary General DEMONHUNTER 6 4 8 Lifesteal
Your Lifesteal damages
the enemy hero instead
of healing you.
Lady Prestor Legendary General Any 6 6 7 Battlecry: Transform minions
in your deck into random
Dragons. (They keep their
  original stats and Cost.)
Ring Matron Common Demon Warlock 6 6 4 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon
two 3/2 Imps.
Stealer of Souls Rare DEMON WARLOCK 6 4 6 After you draw a card, change its Cost to Health instead of Mana.
Showing all 6 cards


  • During development, Team 5 experimented with different Costs for the minions summoned by A New Challenger..., including 7- and 8-Cost minions, but they found the version that summoned 6-Cost minions to be the coolest and the one that offered the most interesting decision making.[1]


A New Challenger..., full art

Patch changes[]


  1. Hearthstone (2018-11-19). Rastakhan's Rumble Card Reveal Livestream (15:40). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-20.