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Bloodreaver Gul'dan
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Battlecry: Summon all friendly Demons that died this game.
Flavor text

"Still you refuse to bend your knee? None can escape death, you old fool. And in death… all will serve me…"

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For other appearances of Gul'dan, see Gul'dan (disambiguation).

Bloodreaver Gul'dan is a legendary warlock hero card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[]

Bloodreaver Gul'dan can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Bloodreaver Gul'dan 1600 400
Golden Bloodreaver Gul'dan 3200 1600

Like all other death knight hero cards, he is a possible reward for completing the prologue of the Icecrown singleplayer adventure.

Generated Hero Power[]

Siphon Life(62935).png

Notes[]

Strategy[]

With the ability to both swarm the board with threats and convert your Hero Power into a more powerful ability, Bloodreaver Gul'dan is more than worth his 10 Mana cost. If played in a deck filled with Demons, he can instantly flood the board with a horde of powerful minions. Demons with high base stats like Voidlord and Dread Infernal are strong options, as well as minions with ongoing effects like Despicable Dreadlord and Mal'Ganis.

As the demons summoned by Bloodreaver Gul'dan ignore their Battlecries, Demons with negative battlecries such as Lakkari Felhound, Doomguard and Pit Lord have higher value when summoned through him and are less risky to include. These demons can be easily summoned through the use of Possessed Lackey or Skull of the Man'ari to avoid their negative Battlecries.

While Bloodreaver Gul'dan works well in any deck that runs a high number of demons, it works most efficiently when it's able to summon multiple high value demons. This can be obtained by only running a handful of high value demons such as Voidlord and Doomguard. Cards that can copy minions like Faceless Manipulator, Prince Taldaram, and Carnivorous Cube can help in this task, as any copied demon that has died will be included in the pool of summoned demons.

In more aggressive decks, Bloodreaver Gul'dan can still be a valuable tool. By playing him late game, you can revive your deceased copies of Flame Imp, Voidwalker, Despicable Dreadlord, Doomguard, and any other demons you've played. While the impact will not be as great as when used in a slower controlling deck, this can still provide some last-minute push to finish an aggressive game.

Even once Bloodreaver Gul'dan has filled your board with powerful minions, he still has more benefit to him. His Hero Power, Siphon Life, removes the Warlock's late-game weakness of having a useless Hero Power when nearing Fatigue and is an excellent control tool, as it can not only finish off weakened minions but also supply your hero with a steady stream of health. If you summon Gul'dan when your opponent has little opportunity to quickly finish you off, the game can rapidly snowball in your favor thanks to Siphon Life.

Demons that can be revived by Bloodreaver Gul'dan[]

Main article: Demon
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Darkglare Epic DEMON WARLOCK 3 3 4 After your hero takes damage, refresh a Mana Crystal.
Felgorger Epic DEMON DEMONHUNTER 4 4 3 Battlecry: Draw a Fel spell. Reduce its Cost by (2).
Anetheron Legendary DEMON WARLOCK 6 8 6 Costs (1) if your hand is full.
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.
Irebound Brute Common DEMON DEMONHUNTER 8 6 7 Taunt
Costs (1) less for each
card drawn this turn.
Mo'arg Forgefiend Common DEMON Any 8 8 8 Taunt
Deathrattle: Gain 8 Armor.
Showing all 7 cards
Darkglare(210810).png
Felgorger(64396).png
Anetheron(64903).png
Ring Matron(389010).png
Stealer of Souls(63370).png
Irebound Brute(64373).png
Mo'arg Forgefiend(64716).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Fiendish Servant Common Demon Warlock 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Give this
minion's Attack to a random
friendly minion.
Vulgar Homunculus Common DEMON WARLOCK 2 2 4 Taunt
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to your hero.
Imp Gang Boss Common Demon Warlock 3 2 4 Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 1/1 Imp.
Void Ripper Epic DEMON Any 3 3 3 Battlecry: Swap the
Attack and Health of all other minions.
Hooked Reaver Rare DEMON WARLOCK 4 4 4 Battlecry: If you have 15 or less Health, gain +3/+3 and Taunt.
Sneaky Devil Common DEMON Any 4 2 2 Stealth
Your other minions have +1 Attack.
Mal'Ganis Legendary Demon Warlock 9 9 7 Your other Demons have +2/+2.
Your hero is Immune.
Voidlord Epic DEMON WARLOCK 9 3 9 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon three
1/3 Demons with Taunt.
Showing all 8 cards
Fiendish Servant(184974).png
Vulgar Homunculus(76925).png
Imp Gang Boss(14443).png
Void Ripper(76973).png
Hooked Reaver(77010).png
Sneaky Devil(77019).png
Mal'Ganis(12294).png
Voidlord(76913).png

Uncollectible[]

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Desk Imp Common Demon Any 0 1 1
Battlefiend Common Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 2 After your hero attacks, gain +1 Attack.
Fiend DEMON WARLOCK 1 1 1
Flame Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 3 2 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero.
Imp Demon Warlock 1 1 1
Impcaster Demon Any 1 1 1 Spell Damage +1
Imprisoned Gan'arg Common Demon Warrior 1 2 2 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, equip a 3/2 Axe.
Imprisoned Homunculus Common Demon Priest 1 2 5 Dormant for 2 turns.
Taunt
Kolek Demon 1 1 2 Your other minions have +1 Attack.
Reffuh Demon 1 2 1 Charge
Rusted Devil Demon Any 1 1 1
Shima Demon 1 2 2 Taunt
Snarling Vilefiend Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 1
Soulfed Felhound Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 2 Taunt
Spirit Jailer Common Demon 1 1 3 Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Fiery Imp Demon Warlock 2 3 2
Imp Familiar Demon Warlock 2 3 2
Imprisoned Felmaw Common Demon Hunter 2 5 4 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, attack a random enemy.
Imprisoned Scrap Imp Rare Demon Warlock 2 3 3 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+1.
Imprisoned Vilefiend Common Demon Any 2 3 5 Dormant for 2 turns.
Rush
Midway Maniac Common Demon Warlock 2 1 5 Taunt
Mo'arg Artificer Epic Demon Any 2 2 4 All minions take double damage from spells.
Ravenous Vilefiend Demon Demon Hunter 2 2 2 Lifesteal
Sightless Watcher Rare Demon Demon Hunter 2 3 2 Battlecry: Look at 3 cards in your deck. Choose one to put on top.
Tiny Knight of Evil Rare Demon Warlock 2 3 2 Whenever you discard a card, gain +1/+1.
Wailing Demon Demon Demon Hunter 2 2 2 Taunt
Gan'arg Glaivesmith Common Demon Demon Hunter 3 3 2 Outcast: Give your hero +3 Attack this turn.
Imprisoned Observer Rare Demon Mage 3 4 5 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.
Imprisoned Satyr Common Demon Druid 3 3 3 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, reduce the Cost of a random minion in your hand by (5).
Insatiable Felhound Common Demon Demon Hunter 3 2 5 Taunt
Corrupt: Gain +1/+1 and Lifesteal.
Insatiable Felhound Common Demon Demon Hunter 3 3 6 Corrupted
Taunt, Lifesteal
Man'ari Mosher Common Demon Warlock 3 3 4 Battlecry: Give a friendly Demon +3 Attack and Lifesteal this turn.
Terrorguard Escapee Common Demon Any 3 3 7 Battlecry: Summon three 1/1 Huntresses for your opponent.
Void Terror Rare Demon Warlock 3 3 4 Battlecry: Destroy the minions on either side of this minion and gain their Attack and Health.
Circus Amalgam Common All Any 4 4 5 Taunt
This has all minion types.
Disguised Wanderer Common Demon Any 4 3 3 Deathrattle: Summon a 9/1 Inquisitor.
Felsaber Common Demon Demon Hunter 4 5 6 Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.
Fire Breather Rare Demon Warlock 4 4 3 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all minions except Demons.
Lakkari Felhound Common Demon Warlock 4 3 8 Taunt
Battlecry: Discard your two lowest-Cost cards.
Magtheridon Legendary Demon Any 4 12 12 Dormant. Battlecry: Summon three 1/3 enemy Warders. When they die, destroy all minions and awaken.
Nightshade Matron Common Demon Warlock 4 5 5 Rush
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Rustsworn Inquisitor Demon Any 4 9 1
Demonic Tyrant Demon Warlock 5 5 5
Desperate Dreadlord Demon Warlock 5 5 5 Lifesteal
Envoy Rustwix Legendary Demon Warlock 5 5 4 Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.
Felsoul Jailer Epic Demon Warlock 5 4 6 Battlecry: Your opponent discards a minion.
Deathrattle: Return it.
Lothraxion the Redeemed Legendary Demon Paladin 5 5 5 Battlecry: For the rest of the game, after you summon a Silver Hand Recruit, give it Divine Shield.
Void Drinker Epic Demon Warlock 5 4 5 Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to gain +3/+3.
Bladed Lady Rare Demon Demon Hunter 6 6 6 Rush
Costs (1) if your hero has 6 or more Attack.
Demonspawn Demon Any 6 5 8 Taunt
Dread Infernal Common Demon Warlock 6 6 6 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to ALL other characters.
Imprisoned Antaen Rare Demon Demon Hunter 6 10 6 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 10 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Infernal Demon Warlock 6 6 6
Scavenging Shivarra Common Demon Any 6 6 3 Battlecry: Deal 6 damage randomly split among all other minions.
Tickatus Legendary Demon Warlock 6 8 8 Battlecry: Remove the top 5 cards from your deck. Corrupt: Your opponent's deck instead.
Tickatus Legendary Demon Warlock 6 8 8 Corrupted
Battlecry: Remove the 5 top cards from your opponent's deck.
Enslaved Fel Lord Common Demon Warlock 7 4 10 Taunt. Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Priestess of Fury Rare Demon Demon Hunter 7 6 5 At the end of your turn, deal 6 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Enhanced Dreadlord Rare Demon Warlock 8 5 7 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Dreadlord with Lifesteal.
Illidari Inquisitor Rare Demon Demon Hunter 8 8 8 Rush. After your hero attacks an enemy, this attacks it too.
Kanrethad Prime Demon Warlock 8 7 6 Battlecry: Summon 3 friendly Demons that died this game.
Supreme Abyssal Common Demon Any 8 12 12 Can't attack heroes.
Taintheart Tormenter Rare Demon Demon Hunter 8 8 8 Taunt
Your opponent's spells cost (2) more.
Ancient Void Hound Epic Demon Demon Hunter 9 10 10 At the end of your turn, steal 1 Attack and Health from all enemy minions.
Pit Commander Epic Demon Demon Hunter 9 7 9 Taunt
At the end of your turn, summon a Demon from your deck.
Solarian Prime Demon Mage 9 7 7 Spell Damage +1
Battlecry: Cast 5 random Mage spells (targets enemies if possible).
Showing all 66 cards
Desk Imp(329981).png
Battlefiend(475082).png
Fiend(67810).png
Flame Imp(475029).png
Imp(89479).png
Impcaster(211049).png
Imprisoned Gan'arg(210849).png
Imprisoned Homunculus(210801).png
Kolek(330100).png
Reffuh(330098).png
Rusted Devil(211086).png
Shima(330099).png
Snarling Vilefiend(330116).png
Soulfed Felhound(330086).png
Spirit Jailer(329923).png
Fiery Imp(389055).png
Imp Familiar(474969).png
Imprisoned Felmaw(210746).png
Imprisoned Scrap Imp(210716).png
Imprisoned Vilefiend(211224).png
Midway Maniac(389008).png
Mo'arg Artificer(210701).png
Ravenous Vilefiend(464135).png
Sightless Watcher(475078).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(475025).png
Wailing Demon(63500).png
Gan'arg Glaivesmith(475065).png
Imprisoned Observer(210681).png
Imprisoned Satyr(210678).png
Insatiable Felhound(388968).png
Insatiable Felhound(388978).png
Man'ari Mosher(389043).png
Terrorguard Escapee(210841).png
Void Terror(475023).png
Circus Amalgam(389031).png
Disguised Wanderer(210836).png
Felsaber(442063).png
Fire Breather(388948).png
Lakkari Felhound(475012).png
Magtheridon(210747).png
Nightshade Matron(210812).png
Rustsworn Inquisitor(211132).png
Demonic Tyrant(464434).png
Desperate Dreadlord(211107).png
Envoy Rustwix(442035).png
Felsoul Jailer(463938).png
Lothraxion the Redeemed(388950).png
Void Drinker(329925).png
Bladed Lady(388947).png
Demonspawn(464079).png
Dread Infernal(475006).png
Imprisoned Antaen(210700).png
Infernal(121).png
Scavenging Shivarra(210813).png
Tickatus(388974).png
Tickatus(388975).png
Enslaved Fel Lord(474982).png
Priestess of Fury(210762).png
Enhanced Dreadlord(210838).png
Illidari Inquisitor(475056).png
Kanrethad Prime(211111).png
Supreme Abyssal(210767).png
Taintheart Tormenter(63230).png
Ancient Void Hound(329944).png
Pit Commander(210666).png
Solarian Prime(211059).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Abyssal Destroyer Demon Warlock 1 1 1 Taunt
Amalgam All Any 1 1 1 This has all minion types.
Battlefiend Common Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 2 After your hero attacks, gain +1 Attack.
Blood Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 0 1 Stealth. At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health.
Draconic Imp Demon Warlock 1 1 1
Felwing Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 1
Flame Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 3 2 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero.
Imp Demon Any 1 1 1
Imp Demon Warlock 1 1 1
Imp Demon Warlock 1 1 1
Imp Demon Any 1 1 1
Malchezaar's Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 1 3 Whenever you discard a card, draw a card.
Shadowhoof Slayer Free Demon Demon Hunter 1 2 1 Battlecry: Give your hero +1 Attack this turn.
Ur'zul Horror Common Demon Demon Hunter 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Add a 2/1 Lost Soul to your hand.
Voidwalker Free Demon Warlock 1 1 3 Taunt
Witchwood Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 1 1 Stealth
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +2 Health.
Worthless Imp Demon Warlock 1 1 1 You are out of demons! At least there are always imps...
Worthless Imp Demon Warlock 1 1 1
Xavian Satyr Demon Any 1 2 1
Felhound Demon Any 2 2 2 Rush
Felhunter DEMON WARLOCK 2 2 2
Felstalker Free Demon Warlock 2 4 3 Battlecry: Discard a random card.
Illidari Satyr Demon Demon Hunter 2 2 2
Kabal Demon Demon 2 2 2
Nether Imp Demon Warlock 2 3 2
Queen of Pain Rare Demon Warlock 2 1 4 Lifesteal
Sightless Watcher Free Demon Demon Hunter 2 3 2 Battlecry: Look at 3 cards in your deck. Choose one to put on top.
Tiny Knight of Evil Rare Demon Warlock 2 3 2 Whenever you discard a card, gain +1/+1.
Vilefiend Common Demon Any 2 2 2 Lifesteal
Void Analyst Rare Demon Warlock 2 2 2 Deathrattle: Give all Demons in your hand +1/+1.
Wrathguard Common Demon Warlock 2 4 3 Whenever this minion takes damage, also deal that amount to your hero.
Chaos Gazer Epic Demon Warlock 3 4 3 Battlecry: Curse a playable card in your opponent's hand. They have 1 turn to play it!
Doubling Imp Common Demon Warlock 3 2 2 Battlecry: Summon a copy of this minion.
Felguard Rare Demon Warlock 3 3 5 Taunt
Battlecry: Destroy one of your Mana Crystals.
Felhunter DEMON WARLOCK 3 3 3
Howlfiend Common Demon Warlock 3 3 6 Whenever this minion takes damage, discard a random card.
Nethersoul Buster Rare Demon Warlock 3 1 5 Battlecry: Gain +1 Attack for each damage your hero has taken this turn.
Nightmare Amalgam Epic All Any 3 3 4 This has all minion types.
Satyr Overseer Free Demon Demon Hunter 3 4 2 After your hero attacks, summon a 2/2 Satyr.
Street Trickster Common Demon Any 3 0 7 Spell Damage +1
Unlicensed Apothecary Epic Demon Warlock 3 5 5 After you summon a minion, deal 5 damage to your Hero.
Void Terror Rare Demon Warlock 3 3 4 Battlecry: Destroy both adjacent minions and gain their Attack and Health.
Dreadsteed Epic Demon Warlock 4 1 1 Deathrattle: At the end of the turn, summon a Dreadsteed.
Felhunter DEMON WARLOCK 4 4 4
Felsoul Inquisitor Common Demon Any 4 1 6 Lifesteal
Taunt
Frenzied Felwing Rare Demon Any 4 3 3 Costs (1) less for each damage dealt to your opponent this turn.
Lakkari Felhound Common Demon Warlock 4 3 8 Taunt
Battlecry: Discard your two lowest-Cost cards.
Pit Lord Epic Demon Warlock 4 5 6 Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero.
Portal Keeper Rare Demon Any 4 5 2 Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush.
Voidcaller Common Demon Warlock 4 3 4 Deathrattle: Put a random Demon from your hand into the battlefield.
Witchwood Piper Rare Demon Any 4 3 3 Battlecry: Draw a minion from your deck with the lowest mana cost.
Despicable Dreadlord Rare Demon Warlock 5 4 5 At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to all enemy minions.
Doomguard Rare Demon Warlock 5 5 7 Charge. Battlecry: Discard two random cards.
EVIL Demon Demon Warlock 5 5 5
Felhunter DEMON WARLOCK 5 5 5
Floating Watcher Common Demon Warlock 5 4 4 Whenever your hero takes damage on your turn, gain +2/+2.
Kabal Demon Demon 5 5 5
Wrathspike Brute Epic Demon Demon Hunter 5 2 6 Taunt
After this is attacked, deal 1 damage to all enemies.
Aranasi Broodmother Common Demon Warlock 6 4 6 Taunt
When you draw this, restore 4 Health to your hero.
Dread Infernal Free Demon Warlock 6 6 6 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to ALL other characters.
Felhunter DEMON WARLOCK 6 6 6
Mad Summoner Rare Demon Any 6 4 4 Battlecry: Fill each player's board with 1/1 Imps.
Portal Overfiend Epic Demon Any 6 5 6 Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush.
Riftcleaver Epic DEMON WARLOCK 6 7 5 Battlecry: Destroy a minion. Your hero takes damage equal to its Health.
Void Crusher Rare Demon Warlock 6 5 4 Inspire: Destroy a random minion for each player.
Xavius Legendary Demon Any 6 7 5 After you play a card, summon a 2/1 Satyr.
Abyssal Enforcer Common Demon Warlock 7 6 6 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to all other characters.
Fearsome Doomguard Common Demon Warlock 7 6 8
Siegebreaker Rare Demon Warlock 7 5 8 Taunt
Your other Demons have +1 Attack.
Fel Lord Betrug Legendary DEMON WARLOCK 8 5 7 Whenever you draw a
minion, summon a copy
with Rush that dies at
end of turn.
Hulking Overfiend Rare Demon Demon Hunter 8 5 10 Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again.
Kabal Demon Demon 8 8 8
Krul the Unshackled Legendary Demon Warlock 9 7 9 Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon all Demons from your hand.
Sathrovarr Legendary Demon Any 9 5 5 Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a copy of it to your hand, deck and battlefield.
Azari, the Devourer DEMON WARLOCK 10 10 10 Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's deck.
Jumbo Imp Epic DEMON WARLOCK 10 8 8 Costs (1) less whenever a friendly Demon dies while this is in your hand.
Showing all 76 cards
Abyssal Destroyer(151476).png
Amalgam(90978).png
Battlefiend(210695).png
Blood Imp(196).png
Draconic Imp(151497).png
Felwing(210725).png
Flame Imp(85).png
Imp(321).png
Imp(91036).png
Imp(14642).png
Imp(12339).png
Malchezaar's Imp(42027).png
Shadowhoof Slayer(210698).png
Ur'zul Horror(210676).png
Voidwalker(340).png
Witchwood Imp(89468).png
Worthless Imp(230).png
Worthless Imp(92269).png
Xavian Satyr(685).png
Felhound(91016).png
Felhunter(73348).png
Felstalker(208).png
Illidari Satyr(211113).png
Kabal Demon(49793).png
Nether Imp(55459).png
Queen of Pain(12283).png
Sightless Watcher(210775).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(22386).png
Vilefiend(90778).png
Void Analyst(89886).png
Wrathguard(22304).png
Chaos Gazer(176349).png
Doubling Imp(89908).png
Felguard(236).png
Felhunter(73350).png
Howlfiend(62894).png
Nethersoul Buster(89906).png
Nightmare Amalgam(89353).png
Satyr Overseer(210665).png
Street Trickster(49761).png
Unlicensed Apothecary(49747).png
Void Terror(119).png
Dreadsteed(22337).png
Felhunter(73352).png
Felsoul Inquisitor(89470).png
Frenzied Felwing(184981).png
Lakkari Felhound(55449).png
Pit Lord(402).png
Portal Keeper(90665).png
Voidcaller(7733).png
Witchwood Piper(89427).png
Despicable Dreadlord(62903).png
Doomguard(507).png
EVIL Demon(90763).png
Felhunter(73354).png
Floating Watcher(12271).png
Kabal Demon(49791).png
Wrathspike Brute(210689).png
Aranasi Broodmother(90551).png
Dread Infernal(36).png
Felhunter(73355).png
Mad Summoner(90639).png
Portal Overfiend(90664).png
Riftcleaver(75963).png
Void Crusher(22387).png
Xavius(203).png
Abyssal Enforcer(49691).png
Fearsome Doomguard(22391).png
Siegebreaker(90683).png
Fel Lord Betrug(75956).png
Hulking Overfiend(210684).png
Kabal Demon(49792).png
Krul the Unshackled(49744).png
Sathrovarr(127287).png
Azari, the Devourer(73328).png
Jumbo Imp(75965).png

Quotes[]

Summon
A bargain forged in blood and shadow.[1]

Emotes[]

Each hero has their own selection of audio and written emotes that are produced in response to specific events. For more information, see Emote.

Type Emote
Greetings Fear me.
Well played Nicely done.
Thanks Ahh, thank you.
Wow Bloody hellfire.
Oops That served no purpose.
Threaten Your suffering will be... legendary.
Attack Suffer!
Thinking [1] Hmmm...
Thinking [2] My hunger grows...
Thinking [3] So many bloody decisions...
Running out of time I must feed, now!
Opening remark in Duel of the Death Knights A bargain forged in blood and shadow.
Concede You win... for now.

Lore[]

Bloodreaver Gul'dan is the death knight version of Gul'dan.

Bloodreaver Gul'dan in Forest for the Weary.

In the web comic Forest for the Weary, a Pompous Thespian tells a cautionary tale about Rexxar, who one day discovered that his forest was being corrupted by the death knight Malfurion the Pestilent. Though Rexxar attempted to defeat the corrupted druid, Malfurion's insects chewed apart his arrows and poisoned his animal companions. With sorrow in his heart, Rexxar swore he would do anything for the power to do what was right. In response, a frosty wind howled and the shadow of a twisted throne fell over him. In its place was only Gul'dan, who had just what Rexxar wished for. Gul'dan offered him a way to protect what he held most dear, and all he asked for in return was a single life. Rexxar accepted the offer, and was transformed into Deathstalker Rexxar. Gul'dan instructed him on how to give immortality and unholy power to his beloved beasts. With his new powers, Rexxar forged an army of Zombeasts and managed to overpower Malfurion; though just as Rexxar moved in for the killing blow, Malfurion revealed that he himself had simply been trying to protect the forests as well. He had discovered a dark presence siphoning life from the wilds, and a grove of dead wolves with bite marks upon their necks. At that point in time, a hooded stranger had offered him the power to save the land. It had become apparent that Malfurion and Rexxar had fallen victim to the same force. As the Pompous Thespian finishes his tale, a member of the audience asks what had happened to the "Vampire Orc". The storyteller replies that no one knows what became of Gul'dan, but that it was rumored that even he served a greater evil, and that his corruption of Malfurion and Rexxar had merely been on the orders of his dark liege.

The bloodreaver's vampirism, as well as his title and appearance, strongly suggest an association with the Blood death knight specialization.

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"In undeath, some death knights find a special affinity for the blood and bone of the living. They carve into their enemies, sustaining themselves with deadly sanguine strikes, while using the bloody, shattered remains of the dead to fortify their own defenses. These crimson-soaked knights bend the very rules of mortality to control the frontlines of the battlefield."

For more information, see Knights of the Frozen Throne.

Trivia[]

  • Bloodreaver Gul'dan underwent multiple redesigns during the development of Knights of the Frozen Throne. Originally titled "Gul'dan, Bloodlord" or "Bloodlord Gul'dan", one of his original designs was an 8-mana card with the effect "Your cards cost health instead of mana. Whenever a minion dies, restore 3 Health to your hero.". A later design saw it as a 30-mana card(!) with the effect "Costs (1) less for each Health you are missing. Battlecry: Summon 3 Demons from your deck".[2]
  • Bloodreaver Gul'dan's Summon quote is a twist on Gul'dan's Heroes of the Storm quote "A bargain forged in flame and shadow."

Gallery[]

Bloodreaver Gul'dan, full art

Bloodreaver Gul'dan (bottom center) and other undead heroes of Warcraft.

The knights of the Frozen Throne, with Gul'dan on the far left.

Patch changes[]

References[]

 
  1. Hearthstone on Facebook. (2017-08-07). Retrieved on 2017-08-08.
  2. Designing Hearthstone's Death Knights - IGN. (2017-09-14). Retrieved on 2017-09-14.
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