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You might be looking for one of these cards: Battlegrounds/Edwin VanCleef, Edwin VanCleef (boss), Edwin VanCleef (Classic), Edwin VanCleef (hero).

Edwin VanCleef is a legendary rogue minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

Card packsOpen one of these card packs:
Classic Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Wild
1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 DustRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 DustGolden1

Ban lists

Edwin VanCleef is in these ban lists:

  • Duels ban list - These cards cannot be put into deck, cannot appear in card buckets and cannot be generated randomly in Duels games.


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Edwin VanCleef was originally one of the architects that worked on the rebuilding of Stormwind City after its destruction at the end of the Second War. He also led the construction of Nethergarde Keep, which was commissioned to keep watch over the Dark Portal. After the city's reconstruction was finished, the House of Nobles, under the influence of Katrana Prestor refused to adequately pay, with the House of Nobles only offering meager compensation while the Stonemasons continued to demand extravagant sums. Though the Stonemasons were compensated for their work, they received only a fraction of the pay they felt they had earned; and so Edwin VanCleef and the Stonemasons set to rioting in the streets of Stormwind, demanding just compensation. The riot was dangerous and chaotic and in the confusion Varian's young queen was brutally murdered. Edwin VanCleef fled Stormwind with the Stonemasons and formed the Defias Brotherhood.
"None may challenge the Brotherhood!"
Edwin Vancleef was slain by Alliance adventurers. However, the Brotherhood did not die with him. The Defias Brotherhood's reins were left in the hands of his daughter, LegacyVanessa VanCleef. Although Vanessa isn't exactly skilled in hand to hand combat she is an avid user of poisons, especially ones that cause insanity and corrupt the mind.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Dungeon Decks 2011 Treasure" series, for the card Edwin VanCleef.
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    Patch changes

    • FOL LogoPatch (2023-04-27):
      • Banned from Duels deck-building and card buckets.
    • Forged in the Barrens logoPatch (2021-03-25):
      • 2021-03-30: Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
      • Now costs 3 mana (Down from 4).
    • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire logoPatch (2021-01-08):
      • Now costs 4 mana (Up from 3).
    • Journey to Un'Goro logo Patch (2017-04-04):
      • Now reads: Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each other card you've played this turn. (previously: Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each card played earlier this turn.)
    • Curse of Naxxramas logo Patch (2014-07-22):
      • Artist is now Efrem Palacios (previously: Jesper Ejsing).
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
      • Now reads: Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each card played earlier this turn. (previously: Stealth. Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each card played earlier this turn.)
      • Now has 2 attack (Up from 1).
      • Now has 2 health (Up from 1).
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Closed beta, 2013-08-30):
      • Now reads: Stealth. Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each card played earlier this turn. (previously: Stealth. Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each other card played this turn.)
      • Flavor text now reads: "He led the Stonemasons in the reconstruction of Stormwind, and when the nobles refused to pay, he founded the Defias Brotherhood to, well, deconstruct Stormwind." (previously: no flavor text).
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
      • Added.
      • Stats changed from 2/2 to 1/1.

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