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Captain Hannigan
Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
Health:80 Health
Artist:Jim Nelson
Flavor text

Guards! GUARDS!!

External links

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Rise of Shadows logo.png The subject of this article is part of the
Rise of Shadows's The Dalaran Heist.

Captain Hannigan is the final boss that can be encountered in Chapter 3 of The Dalaran Heist adventure.

Hero Power[]

Normal Heroic
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Summoned minions
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Special cards[]

Kirin Tor Guard(91044).png


The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Warrior Bolster 2 Paladin Lightforged Blessing 1
Execute 2 Potion of Heroism 1
Sleep with the Fishes 1 Divine Favor 1
Shield Block 2 Seal of Champions 1
Blood Razor 2 Blessing of Kings 1
Bloodhoof Brave 2 Truesilver Champion 1
Alley Armorsmith 2 Blessed Champion 1
Brawl 2 Spikeridged Steed 1
Direhorn Hatchling 2 Sunkeeper Tarim 1
Ironforge Portal 1 Val'anyr 1
Neutral Dirty Rat 2 Eadric the Pure 1
Acolyte of Pain 2 Lynessa Sunsorrow 1
Stonehill Defender 2 Lay on Hands 1
Tar Creeper 2 Ragnaros, Lightlord 1
Heroic Innkeeper 2 Tirion Fordring 1
Primordial Drake 2 Warrior Cornered Sentry 1
Execute 1
Public Defender 1
Sparring Partner 1
Brawl 2
Darius Crowley 1
Ironforge Portal 1
Neutral Cult Master 1
Guild Recruiter 1
Leeroy Jenkins 1
Loatheb 1
Recruiter 1
Sylvanas Windrunner 1
Ragnaros the Firelord 1



On Normal mode, Captain Hannigan plays a Warrior deck filled with a lot of taunts which he can enhance by Bolster. Maintaining board control is key as he can't summon more than 4 minions due to Chapter 3's Twist. Don't overcommit too early because he plays 2 copies of Brawl. When Hannigan has 10 mana available, he will play Heroic Innkeeper which can get as big as 10/10, so it's advised to keep his board clean at this particular point. The only immediate damage at his disposal is Blood Razor.


On Heroic mode, Captain Hannigan's deck is a Paladin-Warrior hybrid, this time switching into Midrange - Control style. He plays every good Paladin legendary and some neutral threats like Sylvanas Windrunner, Ragnaros the Firelord and Loatheb. His other deck theme is buffing (Blessing of Kings, Lightforged Blessing, Spikeridged Steed, Blessed Champion) which eventually results in a huge payoff with Lynessa Sunsorrow. Once again, board control matters, this time even more given his many buffs. If you give Hannigan no threats and try to outlive him, it will probably end in a failure, since this time he has a significant amount of face damage between Val'anyr and Tirion's Ashbringer. Going tall with huge minions will be a hard task due to Sunkeeper Tarim, Eadric the Pure and 2 copies of Brawl. If your deck has EVIL Propaganda, you may stall until you can steal his Tirion or Sylvanas. An OTK scenario with infinite Swampqueen's Call is probably your best strategy against Heroic Hannigan.


Before match

Madame Lazul
De guards of Dalaran won't be knowing what hit 'em! Finish dis!
It be de Captain of de guard! Deal with him, and de streets be ours.
Let me read de future... Oh... Only one of you be walking away from dis...
You've got de attention of de Captain of de Guards! Now is our chance.


Captain Hannigan
Halt where you stand, miscreant filth.
Surely a Paladin would have better sense than to attack Dalaran?! (vs. George the Fallen)
Captain Eudora
I might have a teensy problem with authority figures. Just warning ya'.

Emote Response

Captain Hannigan
You can't talk your way out of this one!

Hero Power

Captain Hannigan
Guards, to arms!
Keep at it, the enemy will be forced to surrender!
Send in an even larger guard!
Send in the backup!
Strength in numbers!
They're cornered! Push forward!
We will not be divided!


Captain Hannigan
I've been on this beat for 20 years and never seen something like this before.
Remain silent, and come with us.
You're out of options. Surrender now.

Turn 1-3

Captain Hannigan
Your rampage through the streets ends here.
Stealing Dalaran... what a preposterous plan!
You made a big mistake making trouble in my jurisdiction.

Boss cards

Captain Hannigan
Equipping a weapon
I'll just have to handle this myself!
Ironforge Portal
We've got backup coming in from Ironforge!

Player's cards

Captain Hannigan
There they are! Grab them!
Violet Warden
Traitor! You turn against your own city?!
Any leader of E.V.I.L. including older versions
It's one of the masterminds! Arrest them!
Big Boomba
Hit the deck!
They're armed and dangerous! Look out!


Captain Hannigan


Captain Hannigan
To the stockades with you!


Captain Hannigan is unique to Hearthstone.


  • Captain Hannigan's opening quote is a possible reference to the phrase "Stop right there, criminal scum!" from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is uttered by the guards whenever they catch the player committing a crime.
  • Captain Hannigan's flavor text "Guards! GUARDS!!" is a reference to the Terry Pratchett novel "Guards! Guards!".


Captain Hannigan, full art

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