Deathwing (hero)

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For Deathwing's other appearances, see Deathwing (disambiguation).

Deathwing is an alternate hero for the Warrior Warrior class.

Background[edit | edit source]

Deathwing's true form
"Pain... Agony... My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps. The world heaves with my torment. Its wretched kingdoms quake beneath my rage. But at last... The whole of Azeroth will break... And all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings."

Black Dragon Aspect and once noble defender of Azeroth, Deathwing was corrupted by the Old Gods and turned against his former allies, becoming one of the greatest threats Azeroth has known. After a lengthy absence from the world, Deathwing explosively resurfaced, causing what would become known as the Cataclysm, changing the face of Azeroth forever. He was eventually destroyed during the final events of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Deathwing is the husband of Sintharia; grandfather of Wrathion; brother of Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos and Nozdormu and father of Nefarian, Nyxondra and Onyxia.

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Deathwing, formerly known as Neltharion the Earth-Warder, was one of the five Dragon Aspects Aspect of Earth and leader and king of the black dragonflight and Aspect of Earth. Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. However, driven mad by the Old Gods Especially N'Zoth, he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients. eventually abandoning his title of Aspect of Earth in favor of being the Aspect of Death. Among both mortals and dragons his name became one whispered with a feeling of fear and contempt.
The black aspect involved himself in the Second War, adopting the form of Lord Daval Prestor in order to destroy the Alliance from within. He also managed to turn his greatest enemy, Alexstrasza, into a slave of the Horde, with which he later allied himself. After a series of setbacks, culminating in his defeat at the hands of the other Aspects, Deathwing retreated to the elemental plane of Deepholm to recuperate. From there, he observed his former mate Sintharia's experiments with the twilight dragonflight in Grim Batol.
Though believed dead by many, Deathwing returned in spectacular fashion after the fall of the Lich King. His wrath resulted in the Shattering, which reshaped the map of Azeroth and unleashed widespread destruction; as the world reeled, he also appeared and brought flame to various regions of Azeroth. His ultimate goal was to bring about the Hour of Twilight - the final end of all life on Azeroth. To that end, he was aided by powerful allies, minions of his Old God masters. These included the warped ogre-mage Cho'gall and his Twilight's Hammer cult, the powerful Elemental Lords Al'Akir and Ragnaros, and the Neferset tol'vir of Uldum.
Uniting their powers, the remaining Dragon Aspects sent adventurers to brave the unstable paths of the Caverns of Time to retrieve the Dragon Soul, an ancient artifact crafted by Deathwing himself ten thousand years earlier and destroyed shortly after the Second War, and believed to be the only means of defeating him. With the weapon secure, the Aspects took the battle to their corrupted brother, with the orc shaman Thrall as the wielder of the Soul, now imbued with Deathwing's essence - the very essence of the earth itself. After laying siege to the Wyrmrest Temple and unleashing his most powerful minions, Deathwing took to the skies, until he was blasted into the Maelstrom by the powers of the Soul. His body at last giving way to the corruption within, Deathwing made his final stand in the raging torrent of the Maelstrom, until he was at last destroyed by the combined powers of the shaman, the Aspects, and the mortal champions sent to defeat him.

The art depicts Deathwing in his mortal form.

How to Get[edit | edit source]

Deathwing is unavailable to new players. It's unknown if he will become available again.

Previous Availability[edit | edit source]

Deathwing was only obtainable by purchasing the Descent of Dragons Mega Bundle, which was only purchasable with real money.

Functionality[edit | edit source]

Once unlocked and selected for use, Deathwing replaces Garrosh Hellscream whenever playing with a warrior deck. Deathwing comes with his own portrait, emotes, and hero tray art, as well as featuring a special animation when using Deathwing's Hero Power, Armor Up! (or its upgraded version, Tank Up!).

For more information, see Alternate heroes.

Flavor text[edit | edit source]

When viewed in the Collection, Deathwing has the following flavor text:

Deathwing, a.k.a. Lord Daval Prestor, is a perfectly normal guy who would never ever tear the world asunder. Acquired by pre-purchasing the Descent of Dragons bundle.

Emotes[edit | edit source]

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

Regular play[edit | edit source]

Type Emote
Thanks <Growl> Thank you.
Well played Your tenacity is admirable.
Greetings Look upon me, the aspect of death!
Mirror Greetings You are but a shadow of the past.
Wow Cataclysmic!
Oops I am not always perfect, but often.
Threaten There's no shelter from my fury.
Sorry The sea could not swallow my regret.
Attack I will NOT be denied!
Concede This is THE END OF ALL THINGS!
Opening remark Come! Embrace the chaos!
Mirror start Yes, the inevitable is upon us.
Thinking [1] Hm...
Thinking [2] Must burn them all...
Thinking [3] A conundrum...
Running out of time Make haste!
Almost out of cards Few cards remain!
Out of cards I am bereft of cards!
Error: Too many minions I cannot oversee more fools.
Error: Hand already full I will not take more!
Error: Hero already attacked I have already unleashed my fury!
Error: Minion exhausted That minion already attacked.
Error: Not enough mana Deliver mana unto me!
Error: Can't play that card It cannot be done!
Error: Can't target stealthed minions That craven wretch has concealed itself.
Error: Not a valid target I need a target.
Error: Must attack taunt minion That filth taunts me!
Error: Minion not ready That minion must wait to strike.
Error: Need a weapon I need a weapon other than my rage.
Selection in Arena I shall tear this world apart!
Pirates Day Greetings I am NelthAARRRRion!
Hallow's End Greetings A day of gloom and death? Delightful.
Noblegarden Greetings Steal eggs, if you wish, but not from the Black Dragonflight!
Winter Veil Greetings Celebrate the holiday. While you can.
Lunar New Year Greetings Happy New Year!
When playing Iron Hide I am made from stronger stuff!
When playing Execute This one displeases me.
When playing Battle Rage So. Much. RAGE!
When playing Dragon Roar YES!
When playing Sweeping Strikes You!
When playing Nightmare This is no dream.
When playing Gather Your Party Do something useful. I dare you.
When playing Crush Crush them!
When playing Cataclysm Azeroth will break!
When playing Heavy Metal! Heed my command!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Deathwing, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Playable heroes
Default heroes
Icon Demon Hunter 32.png Icon Druid 32.png Icon Hunter 32.png Icon Mage 32.png Icon Paladin 32.png Icon Priest 32.png Icon Rogue 32.png Icon Shaman 32.png Icon Warlock 32.png Icon Warrior 32.png
Illidan 64.png
Malfurion 64.png
Rexxar 64.png
Jaina 64.png
Uther 64.png
Anduin 64.png
Valeera 64.png
Thrall 64.png
Guldan 64.png
Garrosh 64.png
Alternate portraits
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1,000 wins portraits
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ShandoMalfurion 64.png
WandererRexxar 64.png
FireMageJaina 64.png
Fire Mage
LightforgedUther 64.png
KingAnduin 64.png
CapnValeera 64.png
WarchiefThrall 64.png
ShadowGuldan 64.png
CorruptGarrosh 64.png
Rewards Track portraits
Demonbane Illidan 64.png
Cenarion Malfurion 64.png
Giantstalker Rexxar 64.png
Arcanist Jaina 64.png
Uther Lawbringer64.png
Anduin of Prophecy 64.png
Nightslayer Valeera 64.png
Earthfury Thrall 64.png
Felheart Guldan 64.png
Garrosh of Might 64.png
Tavern Pass portraits
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Archmage Jaina 64.png
Kul Tiran Jaina 64.png
Kul Tiran
Thrall, Son of Durotan 64.png
Son of Durotan
Alterac Thrall 64.png
Wolfrider Thrall 64.png
Book of Heroes portraits
WarsongRexxar 64.png
ScholarJaina 64.png
SecondWarUther 64.png
Second War
SI7Anduin 64.png
GladiatorValeera 64.png
NagrandGarrosh 64.png
Seasonal portraits
HorsemanUther 64.png
GuanYuUther 64.png
Guan Yu
ZhugeLiangAnduin 64.png
Zhuge Liang
DiaoChanValeera 64.png
Diao Chan
LüBuGarrosh 64.png
Lü Bu
Alternate heroes
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Promotional and special events
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Liadrin 64.png
Arthas 64.png
Tyrande 64.png
Maiev 64.png
Morgl 64.png
Nemsy 64.png
Annhylde 64.png
Purchasable heroes
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Elise 64.png
Hazelbark 64.png
Hamuul 64.png
Alleria 64.png
Sylvanas 64.png
Medivh 64.png
Khadgar 64.png
Kel'Thuzad 64.png
Annoy-O 64.png
Lazul 64.png
Rastakhan 64.png
TheThunderKing 64.png
Thunder King
LadyVashj 64.png
Jaraxxus 64.png
Magni 64.png
Deathwing 64.png