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Daerion the Assassin
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Focused on tracking down his quarry, he has yet to notice your presence...

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Book of Heroes logo.png The subject of this article is part of Book of Heroes.

Daerion the Assassin is the third boss in Rogue's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Power[]

Sharp Idea(463961).png

Player's hero[]

Valeera(464016).png
Elusiveness(464025).png

Special cards[]

Boss[]

Ebon Gryphon(463963).png

Player[]

Shifting Mana Wyrm(463987).png
Arcane Wraith(463952).png
Wink Fox(339775).png
Battle Hawkstrider(463976).png
Thistle Dagger(464009).png
Bristling Wyvern(464041).png

Decks[]

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

Daerion the Assassin (21/30) Valeera
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Ebon Gryphon 2 Boss Shifting Mana Wyrm 2
Rogue Backstab 2 Arcane Wraith 2
Preparation 2 Wink Fox 2
Shadowstep 1 Battle Hawkstrider 2
Cold Blood 1 Thistle Dagger 1
Eviscerate 1 Bristling Wyvern 1
Sap 1 Rogue Backstab 2
Hooked Scimitar 1 Shadowstep 2
Necrium Blade 1 Spymistress 2
Perdition's Blade 1 Cheat Death 2
SI:7 Agent 1 Dirty Tricks 2
Sonya Shadowdancer 1 Eviscerate 2
Necrium Vial 1 Hooked Scimitar 2
Cursed Vagrant 1 Sabotage 2
Neutral Haunted Creeper 2 Shadowcaster 2
Flight Master 1 Vilespine Slayer 2
SI:7 Infiltrator 1

Notes[]

Strategy[]

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The battlecry of Wink Fox can be enjoyed twice by using Shadowstep. It's safest to pull Wink Fox back in the same turn because since it costs 3 mana this also means Daerion can use his hero power to summon a +1 weapon capable of killing Wink Fox if it's left out.

That said, this prevents you suffering 3 damage and also inflicts damage to Daerion, so it can be a beneficial trade even if it means missing out on a 2nd free card.

Delaying Wink Fox until you have 5 mana (not doing it on 3 or 4) allows you to Stealth it the same turn, protecting it from Daerion's weapon-summon. This allows doing a non-lethal attack with it next turn against a minion with 1 or attack prior to doing an unsummon/resummon to restore health and get the 2nd card. Or just keep stealthing it each turn and building attack higher and higher until a trade with a minion becomes necessary. Unsummoning will remove accrued buffs though.

The Combo effect of the Bristling Wyvern can be of great help in defeating Daerion, even though their Rush means they're only immediately useful against a minion (unlike Charge which allows immediate hero attacks). Playing lots of cards in a single turn can be done by stockpiling 0-mana cards like Backstab. You can even attack your own minion if he has none in play, just to get the +2/+2. Daerion does have a card to return summoned minions to hand which will lose your counters though, so it can be best to wait until after he plays it to build up the Wyvern.

Dialogue[]

Before match

Valeera (present)
After I was free, I set out to find Broll and Lo'Gosh. I had a feeling they'd already gotten into trouble.
And it was worse than I thought - an assassin from Stormwind was tracking them. Since they were totally oblivious, it became my mess to clean up...

Introduction

Daerion the Assassin
Perfect. My target suspects nothing...
Valeera
Ah, but I do. So you'll have to deal with me.

Emote Response

Daerion the Assassin
Are you trying to trick me?

Hero Power

Daerion the Assassin
No one can know I'm here!
You'll regret this!
Your meddling will be the end of you!

Idle

Daerion the Assassin
I don't know how you tracked me, but I can't let you ruin my mission.
It seems that your friend is hiding a lot from you.
You have no clue what you're getting into. This goes way further than me...

Turn 1

Daerion the Assassin
How do you know who I am?!
Valeera
Let's just say you're not very good at your trade.

Turn 3

Valeera
Who sent you after Lo'Gosh?
Daerion the Assassin
Is that what you call him? Hahaha.

Turn 7

Valeera
If this is all it takes to be an assassin, maybe I should try it.

Death

Valeera
All right, this is the last time I'm asking! Who sent you?
Daerion the Assassin
A member of the guild never reveals his secrets.
Valeera
Have it your way.
Valeera deals 1 damage to Daerion

Defeat

Daerion the Assassin
Now to finish my job... The man calling himself Lo'Gosh is near.

Lore[]

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Daerion the Assassin was the assassin hired by Katrana Prestor through Gakca to kill the strong-willed Varian.

Gallery[]

Daerion the Assassin, full art

Patch changes[]

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