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Disciple of C'Thun
Set:Whispers of the Old GodsWhispers of the Old Gods
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:1 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Deal damage, Increment attribute
Wiki tags:C'Thun-related, Targeted
Artist:Dan Scott
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is).
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C’Thun’s recruiting pitch involves cookies, which is why it’s the most popular Old God.

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Disciple of C'Thun is a rare neutral minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[]

Disciple of C'Thun can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Disciple of C'Thun 100 20
Golden Disciple of C'Thun 800 100

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  • This minion's Battlecry has two steps:
    • First, it deals damage to the targeted minion, queuing and resolving triggers;
    • Then, it gives +2/+2 to your C'Thun wherever it is (even if the damage was prevented or absorbed by Divine Shield).
  • This card will not be included in Arena picks (along with C'Thun and all other related cards).[1] However, it may still appear in Arena matches through random effects.[2]


While this card obviously has a place in a C'Thun deck, its Battlecry allows decks without C'Thun to benefit from it. Its use is comparable to Ironforge Rifleman: the 1 extra damage from its Battlecry can result in a better trade, but its 1 Health makes it more susceptible to removal.

It is by far the most aggressive and early game of the C'Thun-related cards, and makes an excellent counter to early attempts by the opponent to develop their board. It can be used in the later game for efficient trading or small minion removal.

Of note also is the card's synergy with return to hand effects (such as those from Youthful Brewmaster or Shadowstep). Such effects allow the player to rapidly build up their C'Thun, while also dealing a substantial amount of targeted damage, allowing for great control over the board.

Note that this card counters a slow-controlling opening by a Shaman: its Battlecry kills any Hero Power totem, and three out of four totems summoned by the Hero Power die if this card attacks them, leaving the Disciple unscathed. The only totem from the Shaman's Hero Power that can kill C'Thun's Disciple is Searing Totem.




This minion clearly holds a special position within the ranks of one of C'Thun's cults. This is also the first known instance of pandaren serving the Old Gods.


  • This card was designed by Mike Donais. It was "the last piece of the puzzle" of making C'Thun balanced but also interesting, with sufficient gameplay and interaction.[3]


Disciple of C'Thun, full art

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