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Forbidden Words
Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
Spell school:Shadow
Cost:0 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Destroy, Spend mana
Wiki tags:Attack-related, Mana-related, Targeted
Artist:J. Axer
Spend all your Mana. Destroy a minion with that much Attack or less.
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For the uncollectible card in Book of Heroes, see Forbidden Words (boss).

Forbidden Words is a rare priest spell card, from the Rise of Shadows set.

How to get[]

Forbidden Words can be obtained through Rise of Shadows card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Forbidden Words 100 20
Golden Forbidden Words 800 100


This card acts as a more costly, but more flexible, version of Shadow Word: Pain and Shadow Word: Death. However, if you plan right, you can combo this card with Lazul's Scheme to reduce a minion's Attack to 0 and then kill it, all using 0 Mana.

As Shadow Word: Pain can only kill minions with 3 or less Attack and costs 2 Mana, in most situations Forbidden Words will have superior value; while it will cost more to kill a 3-Attack minion and an equal amount to kill a 2-Attack minion, it will cost less to kill a 1 or 0-Attack minion. This, in combination with its ability to kill higher-power minions in more dire situations, provides it a superior level of flexibility, making it a stronger choice than Shadow Word: Pain in many, if not most, situations.



Forbidden Words, full art

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