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Blackguard
42825 • ICC_245
Regular
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Set:Knights of the Frozen ThroneKnights of the Frozen Throne
Type:Minion
Class:PaladinPaladin
Rarity:EpicEpic
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:9 Health
Artist:James Ryman
Whenever your hero is healed, deal that much damage to a random enemy minion.
Flavor text

"Did I ever tell you the story of when I single-handedly took down a 29/29 C'thun?" - Reno Jackson

Keywords
TRIGGER_VISUAL
Full tags
CLASS=5 COLLECTIBLE=1 RARITY=4 CARDTYPE=4 COST=6 ATK=3 HEALTH=9 ELITE=0 TRIGGER_VISUAL=1
Wiki tags
Deal damage
Wiki referenced tags
Healing-related, Hero-related, Random, Triggered effect
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Blackguard is an epic paladin minion card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Knights of the Frozen Throne Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting400 dustdustRegular1
Crafting1600 dustdustGolden1

Notes[]

  • As with all healing-related triggered effects, attempting to restore Health to the player's hero when they are already at full health will not trigger Blackguard's effect.[1]
  • This card's effect is triggered immediately after the healing is applied.
    • As a result, when you attack an enemy minion with LegacyTruesilver Champion, Blackguard's effect will trigger before your hero attacks the minion. If the targeted minion is destroyed by the Blackguard's effect, the attack is cancelled while retaining the healing and Durability of Truesilver Champion, allowing you to attack again.[2]
  • Giving this card Lifesteal using the Rise of Shadows paladin spell Rise of ShadowsLightforged Blessing results in a ludicrously-powerful combined effect that was never Standard-viable. Lifesteal triggers on any damage dealt by the minion, including by the minion's effect; the minion's effect triggers whenever 1) your hero regains heath (only when that health is actually gained, not when your hero is at full health) and 2) your enemy has a minion on the board. Thus, a Blackguard with Lifesteal results in a cycle starting when your hero regains any health or when the Blackguard deals damage and ending only once you run out of enemy minions to damage or once you run out of health to restore.

Strategy[]

Blackguard synergizes well with cards that heal your hero such as One Night in KarazhanIvory Knight, LegacyTruesilver Champion or Lifesteal minions. Cards with Lifesteal such as Knights of the Frozen ThroneChillblade Champion can help keep the opponent's board predictably under control.

Blackguard has a strong synergy with Truesilver Champion. The heal is applied before the attack, so, whenever you attack an enemy with 2 health (or 4 with a The Boomsday ProjectCrystalsmith Kangor) the heal trigger will activate his effect and the damage applied will kill the target without expending the weapon's durability. This combination allows you to get a huge control over the enemie's field, and when paired with The WitchwoodThe Glass Knight, you can totally dominate the filed easily as long as your hero have suffered damage. It is obvious that this combo should be used with Rastakhan's RumbleHigh Priest Thekal and Rastakhan's RumbleBloodclaw.

As mentioned before, a Blackguard with Life Steal becomes an endless cycle killing machine as long as you health is not full or the enemy does not have minions.

When combined with Rise of ShadowsNozari or Whispers of the Old GodsForbidden Healing, Blackguard gives an insta-kill effect.

Though its 3 Attack is low for its Mana Cost, its 9 Health is more than average to survive multiple enemy attacks or AoE damage.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Lore[]

The Blackguard is a fallen paladin who is now a death knight.[3]

Gallery[]

Blackguard, full art

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. Mike Donais on reddit. (2017-08-06). Retrieved on 2017-08-06.
  2. [Hearthstone 7 NEW INTERACTIONS from Knights of The Frozen Throne (Jaina, Doomerang, Blackguard)]. (2017-08-11). Retrieved on 2017-08-11.
  3. Hearthside Chat with Matt Place: Death Knight Hero Cards - YouTube. (2017-08-06). Retrieved on 2017-08-06.
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