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You might be looking for one of these cards: Ancient of War (Classic), Ancient of War (Core), Mercenaries/Ancient of War.

Ancient of War is an epic druid minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

Card packsOpen one of these card packs:
Classic Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Wild
1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 400 DustRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 1600 DustGolden1

Choice cards

EX1 178a
EX1 178b


  • ▶️ EX1_178_Ancient_Of_War_EnterPlay1.wav <summon sound>
  • ▶️ EX1_178_Ancient_Of_War_Attack3.wav <attack sound>
  • ▶️ EX1_178_Ancient_Of_War_Death2.wav <death sound>


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One of the toughest types of ancient, ancients of war are mighty nature elementals often found defending night elf settlements such as Darnassus, or supporting Alliance forces in battle.
Embodied in these ancient guardians are the spirits of courage and determination that are necessary to propel the will of the night elves. Calling upon the long forgotten energies of conflicts from ages past, these guardians provide a link to the brutal side of nature and the cycle of life and death that rules all creation.
During the third war these ancients were in charge of training Archers and Huntresses and the assembling of Ballista and Glaive Throwers, as well as assisting in research regarding the abilities of those groups. In more recent times they have been called into action to aid the Alliance in battle-torn zones such as Alterac Valley and Ashran.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Drums of War" series, for the card Life of the Land.
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    Patch changes

    • Forged in the Barrens logoPatch (2021-03-25):
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Open beta, 2014-03-11):
      • Now reads: Choose One - +5 Attack; or +5 Health and Taunt. (previously: Choose One - Taunt and +5 Health; or +5 Attack.)
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
      • Now reads: Choose One - Taunt and +5 Health; or +5 Attack. (previously: Choose One - Ancient of War gets +5 Health and Taunt; or +5 Attack.)
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
      • Added.

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