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Hex Lord Malacrass
Set:Rastakhan's RumbleRastakhan's Rumble
Health:10 Health
Artist:Mike Sass
Flavor text

Malacrass is on fire this year! And sometimes frost.

External links

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For the minion card of the same name, see Hex Lord Malacrass

Hex Lord Malacrass is a boss that can be encountered during the Rumble Run, if the player has not choosen one of the Mage Shrines.

Hero powers[]


Special card[]

Showstopping Conjurer(90351).png
Glyph Guardian(90348).png


Challenge 1-2
Shrine Total Cards Class Potential Cards
Jan'alai's Flame(90342).png
10; 13 Mage Daring Fire-Eater
Fallen Hero
Serpent Ward
Spirit of the Dragonhawk
Dalaran Aspirant
Blast Wave
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk
Neutral Shieldbreaker
Blackwald Pixie
Dragonhawk Rider
Clockwork Automaton
Mosh'Ogg Announcer
Nexus-Champion Saraad
Justicar Trueheart
Ragnaros the Firelord
Challenge 3-5
Shrine Total cards Challenge 4-5
Class Card Quantity
Jan'alai's Mantle(90320).png
17; 29; 30 Mage Arcane Blast 1
Shooting Star 1
Arcane Explosion 1
Primordial Glyph 1
Research Project 1
Sorcerer's Apprentice 1
Arcane Intellect 1
Cinderstorm 1
Forgotten Torch 1
Ice Block 1
Mana Bind 1
Showstopping Conjurer* 1
Spellslinger 1
Unexpected Results 1
Volcanic Potion 1
Blast Wave 1
Cabalist's Tome 1
Deck of Wonders 1
Ethereal Conjurer 1
Blizzard 1
Meteor 1
Archmage Antonidas 1
Firelands Portal 1
Flamestrike 1
Inkmaster Solia 1
Rhonin 1
Neutral Lorewalker Cho 1
Kazakus 1
Reno Jackson 1
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End 1

Challenge 6-8
Shrine Total cards Class Card Quantity
Jan'alai's Progeny(90344).png
30 Mage Frostbolt 2
Frostweaver 1
Icicle 1
Mana Wyrm 2
Snap Freeze 2
Snowchugger 2
Coldwraith 1
Flamewaker 2
Frost Nova 2
Glyph Guardian 1
Vex Crow 2
Water Elemental 2
Fireslinger 1
Blizzard 2
Archmage Antonidas 1
Neutral Glacial Shard 2
Bloodmage Thalnos 1
Azure Drake 2
Malygos 1




Hex Lord Malacrass
Are you ready, to BUUUURN!?

Emote Response

Hex Lord Malacrass
Greetings - I can't HEAR you!
Well Played - Glad you enjoyed de show.
Thanks - It’s all for de crowd!
Threaten - De crowd loves a little drama.
Oops - Let's take it from de top.
Wow - Yes, I am impressive. I know.
Sorry - Pah. Bring it.

Shrine is destroyed

Hex Lord Malacrass
De tension is mounting!
The drama!
What will our hero do!?

Shrine is restored

Hex Lord Malacrass
Alright, another take. (Jan’alai’s Flame)
Let's try dat again. (Jan’alai’s Mantle)
Ready for de second act? (Jan’alai’s Progeny)

Destroys a shrine of Player

Hex Lord Malacrass
Dat's gotta burn.
No safety nets here, mon.
Oh, your shrine is flammable.
Is dat... burning fur? (vs. Paladin)
I hear fire removes warts. (vs. Shaman)

Effect of Jan'alai's Flame

Hex Lord Malacrass
Center stage!
Light 'em up!

Boss cards

Fan of Flames
Fire Plume Harbinger
Have you met my mascot?
Cinder Smash!
Magma Rager
Well, at least he's trying.
Finally, a real fan!
Furious Fireball!
Blast Wave
Blast Buster!
Time for de grand Finale!
Meteor Drop!
Archmage Antonidas
Dis guy gets it.
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk
Bring de heat, Jan'alai!


Hex Lord Malacrass


Hex Lord Malacrass
You could've squirmed a little more. You know, for de crowd.


Type Emote
Introduction Are you ready, to BUUUURN!?
Greetings Welcome to de big show!
Well Played What a show of skill!
Thanks Thank you!
Threaten I will crush you for de crowd!
Oops Oooh, misfired.
Wow What a spectacle!
Sorry Ooooh, sorry about dat.
Concede I may lose, but I go out with a BANG!


Hex Lord Malacrass is a witch doctor of the Amani forest trolls, a boss in Zul'Aman (both the original raid version and the revamped dungeon version), and the one who devised the plan of imbuing the greatest warriors of the Amani with the essences of their loa gods.

From the original World of Warcraft website
Furious at the Horde's latest betrayal, Zul'jin was pleased when the witch doctor Malacrass approached him with a devious plan to crush the elves once and for all. Malacrass had studied the Zandalari high priests and their ability to call upon the favor of the animal gods. He also knew that the elves had magically bound one of the mighty naaru, using it to channel the power of the Light into their own ranks. Malacrass had devised a similar plan: to seal the power of the animal gods within the bodies of the Amani's strongest warriors. Zul'jin quickly approved the plan and lent his full support. Malacrass experimented tirelessly and succeeded in imbuing four warriors with the essence of mighty animal gods: the lynx, dragonhawk, bear, and eagle. Some adventurers fear that Malacrass may have bound a fifth, even darker essence within his own soul....
From the World of Warcraft Adventure Guide
Rumored to be the most feared witch doctor of the Amani tribe in decades, Hex Lord Malacrass has done the unthinkable and sealed the essences of several mighty troll animal gods in their strongest champions ... keeping the darkest one for himself.

In Hearthstone lore, Malacrass instead serves as the champion of Jan'alai's Dragonhawks, the fire-obsessed mage team in Rastakhan's Rumble.

The fury of Jan’alai the Dragonhawk loa fuels Malacrass’s fire on the Rumble field. Despite a flair for the dramatic, Malacrass is a clever opponent. He’ll give Mages who are willing to plan ahead access to useful resources.[1]
Rikkar admired Malacrass’ showmanship. Despite his team’s reputation as hot-heads, they knew how to fire up the crowd before sending the fireballs flying.[2]


If encountering 'Freeze Lord Maracas, (Janalai's progeny totem) avoid playing minions and try to keep board size low. Otherwise, you essentially face a freeze mage that spams 0 cost 1 damage spells, which when boosted by Malygos become a massive problem


Hex Lord Malacrass, full art


  1. Blizzard Press Center - Rastakhan's Rumble Announcement Press Kit, Rastakhan's Rumble Champions Fact Sheet enUS. (2018-11-02). Retrieved on 2018-11-06.
  2. Daxxarri (2018-11-21). A New Challenger Approaches - Part 2. Retrieved on 2018-11-21.

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