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Death Speaker Blackthorn
Death Speaker Blackthorn
Golden Death Speaker Blackthorn
Battlecry: Summon 3 Deathrattle minions that cost (5) or less from your deck.
Flavor text

He can speak death but has a hard time reading it.

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Death Speaker Blackthorn is a legendary demon hunter minion card, from the Forged in the Barrens set.

How to get[]

Death Speaker Blackthorn can be obtained through Forged in the Barrens card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Death Speaker Blackthorn 1600 400
Golden Death Speaker Blackthorn 3200 1600


Blackthorn is a centerpiece of Deathrattle Demon Hunter, creating a massive tempo swing by filling the player's board with 4 total minions for only 7 mana. Depending on how the deck is built, Blackthorn can make a sticky defensive board with cards like Death's Head Cultist, Devouring Ectoplasm, and Taelan Fordring, or a large threatening board with the the raw stats of Darkspear Berserker, Fishy Flyer, and Al'ar, or a combination of the two. Consquently, one should be mindful of what deathrattle minions are still in your deck before playing this, so you have a better idea about what Blackthorn will be pulling out, just in case the board-state would be disadvantageous to those minions.

Blackthorn's quilboar typing means he can potentially be ressurected by N'Zoth, God of the Deep, but in some cases his raw stats may not be as advantageous compared to Death's Head Cultist's defensive utility.




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Death Speaker Blackthorn is a quilboar in Razorfen Downs. He is capable of casting arcane magic.
Death Speaker Blackthorn rose quickly through the ranks of the Death's Head cult after the defeat of Amnennar the Coldbringer. Shortly after usurping control of the cult, Blackthorn began receiving dark whispers. These whispers promised power and riches beyond belief, if he could return Amnennar to life. Compelled by unnatural energies Blackthorn discovered the location of Amnennar's Phylactery and has returned to Razorfen downs to complete the ritual that will return his former master to life once more.


Death Speaker Blackthorn, full art

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