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Baron Rivendare
1915 • FP1_031
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Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:1 Attack icon.png
Health:7 Health
Artist:Ralph Horsley
Your minions trigger their Deathrattles twice.
Flavor text

There used to be five Horsemen but one of them left because a job opened up in the deadmines and the benefits were better.

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Deathrattle-related, Ongoing effect
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For other appearances of Baron Rivendare, see Baron Rivendare (disambiguation).

Baron Rivendare is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Naxxramas set.

Other versions[]

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BG Regular
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BG Golden

How to get[]

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AdventureComplete Curse of Naxxramas 3rd wing - The Military QuarterRegular1
Crafting1600 dustdustRegular1
Crafting3200 dustdustGolden1

Core set[]

Regular and golden Baron Rivendare are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

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LevelingUnlocked at level 41.Regular2
Achievement Great Victory
(Win 5000 games in Ranked, Arena, or Duels.)
Golden 1


  • Rivendare's ability is not duplicated or multiplied by having more than one Baron Rivendare in play.[1]
  • The second activation of the Deathrattle is immediately after the first activation resolves, before the game moves on to resolving the next on-death trigger or Deathrattle.
  • Baron Rivendare's effect also works on remotely triggered Deathrattles such as from Knights of the Frozen ThronePlay Dead.
  • Baron Rivendare's effect, being an aura, only appears and disappears between Phases when Aura Update (Other) runs, which is just after the Death Processing step. This means that if Baron Rivendare is summoned or stolen mid-Phase he does not start or stop doubling Deathrattles yet.[3][4] However, if he dies at the same time as a minion with a Deathrattle, the Deathrattle is not doubled. For more information on these game processes, see Advanced rulebook.
  • The two activations of the Deathrattle do not queue/resolve separately. Rather, the Deathrattle queues once, and if it resolves, the effect of the aura makes it activate twice inside of the resolution. For example, if you have Baron Rivendare and an The League of ExplorersUnearthed Raptor with many Mean Streets of GadgetzanWeasel Tunneler Deathrattles on it, each Deathrattles resolves twice and does not check in between resolutions the fact that the minion's controller has changed (which would normally prevent the deathrattle from resolving).[5]



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Just as it seems, Baron Rivendare is intended to use in a Deathrattle focused deck. Cards such as NaxxramasFeugen and NaxxramasStalagg, Goblins vs GnomesSneed's Old Shredder, and Kobolds & CatacombsSilver Vanguard are all minions which work well when paired with Rivendare. Note that Rivendare would also affect cards such as Knights of the Frozen ThronePlay Dead and Goblins vs GnomesFeign Death, which makes it easier to utilize Rivendare's ability without killing off friendly minions. Rivendare also serves as a Soft Taunt, as it provides a bonus with great potential. When playing Rivendare, it should be made sure that it will not be easily removed, or when it can be easily removed, to utilize Rivendare's effect the turn he was played. As Hunter, The Boomsday ProjectNecromechanic is a substitute for Rivendare and is widely considered to be more powerful, as it has 2 more attack and is therefore more favorable when trading.

With 7 health and 1 attack, Rivendare is also a valuable target for LegacyDivine Spirit and LegacyInner Fire, and can pull off unexpected wins because of the opponent's reluctance to clear Rivendare off the board when its effect cannot take significant impact.



For information and artwork for the Four Horsemen, see NaxxramasBaron Rivendare.

Curse of Naxxramas[]

Kel’Thuzad’s royal guard can be found in the Four Horsemen, each with their own twisted powers at their disposal: Lady Blameaux is a master of the shadow, able to drain the essence of life from those she encounters; Thane Korth’azz controls the destructive power of fire, and can even call forth fiery meteors from the skies; Sir Zeliek was once a paladin, so powerful in life that he can still wield the Light in death; and Baron Rivendare, once a friend of NaxxramasKel'Thuzad, now continues to serve his old comrade in death with his corrupting powers and skeletal Deathcharger.[6]

World of Warcraft[]

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Baron Rivendare
Baron Rivendare is a powerful death knight in the service of the Lich King. Originally ruling over the city of Stratholme for the Scourge, he now leads the Four Horsemen of Naxxramas in place of Highlord Mograine.
The Four Horsemen
"The most powerful death knights within Naxxramas are the four horsemen. They represent the pinnacle of Kel'Thuzad's guard. The first, Thane Korth'azz, holds the power of flame. The next, Lady Blaumeux, calls forth the power of shadows, drawing the souls of the living into the voracious embrace. Sir Zeliek, a paladin in life, so strong in his faith, that even in undeath, the power of the light still heeds his call, smiting his foes in battle. The final death knight, Lord Mograine, was the finest warrior that the death knights had ever seen. However, after the events of Azeroth, he vanished without a trace. Kel'Thuzad has appointed Baron Rivendare in his place."
- Commander Eligor Dawnbringer



Baron Rivendare, full art

Baron Rivendare in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[]

  • Patch (2014-07-31): Flavor text has been changed from "Lady Blaumeux is a little hurt that they don't call themselves "The Four Horsepeople."" to "There used to be five Horsemen but one of them left because a job opened up in the deadmines and the benefits were better."
  • Curse of Naxxramas logo.png Patch (2014-07-22): Added.