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Countess Ashmore
Regular
Countess Ashmore
Gold
Golden Countess Ashmore
Set:The WitchwoodThe Witchwood
Type:Minion
Class:NeutralNeutral
Rarity:LegendaryLegendary
Cost:7 Mana icon.png
Attack:6 Attack icon.png
Health:6 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Put into hand
Wiki tags:Deathrattle-related, Lifesteal-related, Random, Rush-related
Artist:James Ryman
Battlecry: Draw a Rush, Lifesteal, and Deathrattle card from your deck.
Flavor text

"1 minion… ah, ah, ah! 2 minions… ah, ah, ah! 3 minions… ah, ah, ah!"

External links

Data pageHearthpwn

Countess Ashmore is a legendary neutral minion card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[]

Countess Ashmore can be obtained through The Witchwood card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Countess Ashmore 1600 400
Golden Countess Ashmore 3200 1600

Notes[]

Countess Ashmore draws cards in the following order:[1][2]

  1. A random Rush card
  2. A random Lifesteal card
  3. A random Deathrattle card

This means that having only the cards Obsidian Statue and Spirit Lash in the deck makes Countess Ashmore have a 50% chance of not drawing the Spirit Lash.

Cards drawn can be spells and weapons, and are not limited to minions.

Strategy[]

Similar to The Curator, Countess Ashmore is both a source of card advantage and a way to draw specific cards from your deck. Although a weak tempo play, this can be compensated with strong Deathrattle taunts like Rotten Applebaum and Rush minions which are able to get the tempo back. The card can also be used in conjunction with Vicious Scalehide and Dire Frenzy. Dire Frenzy buffs your Vicious Scalehide and shuffles three 4/6 Rush Lifesteal minions into your deck. Playing Ashmore lets you reliably draw them afterwards to make full use out of this combo.

This card is good for drawing important cards from a deck, such as Hadronox in Taunt-Cube Druid.

Quotes[]

Summon
Attack
  • Give in!
Death

Lore[]

Ashmore is unique to Hearthstone. Though she is disguised as an elf, she is actually a member of the blue dragonflight.[3]

The Countess is an enigma. No one in Gilneas seems to have heard of her noble line prior to the Witchwood curse, but suddenly, the records show an Ashmore family tree stretching all the way back to pre-Alliance days, written in a hand none of the royal scribes recognize. She’s taken up residence in an old manor that’s been abandoned since before the first battle of Gilneas, but while some claim that many voices can be heard emerging from the old estate, she’s the only one who’s been seen entering or leaving. Rumor has it that she’s researching the curse, and she’s been seen asking questions of those who claim to have witnessed dragons in the wood.
Is she truly the scion of a forgotten noble family returned home in a time of great need? Or something much more dangerous?[4]

Trivia[]

  • Her flavor text references Count von Count from Sesame Street, who has a habit of counting and having a distinctive "ah, ah, ah" laugh.
  • Her quotes reference Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera: her summon quote a lyric from the play's title number and her attack quote a lyric from "The Music of the Night."

Gallery[]

Countess Ashmore, full art

Patch changes[]

References[]

  1. Countess Ashmore draws in order of text. (2018-04-19). 
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-04-06). 
  3. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-07-19). 
  4. Daxxarri (2018-04-11). The Witchwood – Mysterious Missives Part 1. Retrieved on 2018-04-13.