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"(laughs) There is a darkness in the garden of the heroes that you know, casting shadows even blacker than the night. There is a prisoner walking free, who still envisions what could be. Though long-ago, he sacrificed his sight. There is a villain who's been hated and a savior who's been shunned, who's tasted of a love that cannot be. They're all one and the same, and the worlds all fear my name. The hero that you never thought you'd see!"[1]
For other appearances of Illidan, see Illidan Stormrage (disambiguation).
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Illidan Stormrage represents the Demon Hunter Demon Hunter class in Hearthstone.

Lore

Illidan on the cover of The Sundering

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Illidan Stormrage is the first of the demon hunters, the former self-proclaimed Lord of Outland, former ruler of the Black Temple, and the original leader of the Illidari. He is the twin brother of Malfurion Stormrage and was, like his sibling, in love with Tyrande Whisperwind. Though born a night elf and renowned as a powerful sorcerer, Illidan officially betrayed his people as he temporarily sided with the demonic Burning Legion during the War of the Ancients, though his reasons for doing so were noble as he secretly aimed to repel the Legion's invasion. Due to this betrayal, as well as having secretly created a second Well of Eternity after the first one was destroyed at the end of the war, he was dubbed "the Betrayer" and imprisoned in the Barrow Deeps below Mount Hyjal. There, Illidan remained for over 10,000 years, watched over by the warden Maiev Shadowsong and her Watchers.
During the Third War and the Legion's second invasion of Azeroth, Illidan was freed from his prison by Tyrande, who believed that he would be a valuable ally in the conflict. However, before battling the dreadlord Tichondrius, Illidan consumed the fel energies of the Skull of Gul'dan, and became a demon. He was therefore banished by Malfurion, despite having succeeded in defeating a high-ranking member of the Legion. After the demons were defeated at the end of the war, Illidan was approached by the demon lord Kil'jaeden, who ordered the Betrayer to destroy Kil'jaeden's traitorous creation, The Lich King. Amassing an army of servants in the form of the naga led by Lady Vashj, Illidan attempted to use the artifact known as the Eye of Sargeras to destroy the Lich King's stronghold of Icecrown, but was hindered by Malfurion, Tyrande and Maiev. Upon hearing that Tyrande was under attack by the undead Scourge, the demon hunter abruptly abandoned his mission and instead temporarily joined forces with his brother in order to save the woman they both loved. Knowing that this would earn the ire of Kil'jaeden, Illidan thereafter fled with his naga to the shattered realm of Outland, where he was later joined by new allies: the blood elves led by Kael'thas Sunstrider and the Broken draenei led by Akama.
Together with his servants, Illidan managed to overthrow the tyrannical ruler of Outland, the pit lord Magtheridon, and claim the demon's stronghold and army for himself. Moments later, however, Kil'jaeden appeared once again to remind Illidan of his task. After journeying to Icecrown, Illidan's efforts were ultimately stopped by the Lich King's champion, Arthas Menethil, who nearly killed the demon hunter in a fateful duel outside the entrance to the Lich King's chamber. Having survived his brush with death, Illidan retreated once more to Outland to muster his forces and prepare for his new plan: to destroy the Burning Legion and the demon world of Argus.
Despite succeeding in destroying the Legion stronghold of Nathreza, the Betrayer was ultimately cornered and struck down within his own sanctum by Akama, a group of adventurers of Azeroth and his vengeful former jailer, Maiev. However, even in death, Illidan's story was not yet complete: after the fateful confrontation, Maiev secretly brought the demon's corpse to the Vault of the Wardens so that his spirit could suffer the rest of his eternal sentence. There it remained for years, until finally, the Legion invaded once more.

Official overview

Illidan Stormrage, the newest playable Hero in Hearthstone, embodies the Demon Hunter’s class identity. He’s an aggressive attacker who leads his fel-infused forces into the fray. While other Heroes may buff and heal their minions, Illidan instead fuels himself with their souls when they fall in combat, taking vengeance upon his enemies.[2]


Hero Power

Demon Claws

Flavor text

When viewed in the Collection, Illidan Stormrage has the following flavor text:

Being the first demon hunter makes him both proud and angry. Basically, he was perfect for the job.

Sounds

Illidan Stormrage, full art by Alex Horley

TypeTranscript
Trigger: Metamorphosis▶️Now I am complete!
Trigger: Mana Burn▶️Burn away to ash…
Trigger: Command the Illidari▶️Serve your master!
Trigger: Skull of Gul'dan▶️Alas, poor warlock…
Trigger: Inner Demon▶️We all have demons.
Trigger: Spectral Sight▶️I see…
Attack [1]▶️Vengeance is mine.
Attack [2]▶️<Attack>
Attack [3]▶️
Death [1]▶️
Emote: Greetings▶️Evil draws close.
Emote: Well Played▶️You possess true power.
Emote: Oops▶️A blunder?
Emote: Threaten▶️You are not prepared!
Emote: Thanks▶️My thanks.
Unused: Sorry▶️I apologize.
Concede▶️I yield—for now.
Start▶️This ends now!
Running out of time▶️Time grows short.
Thinking▶️Hm...
Thinking▶️I grow impatient.
Thinking▶️Demons? Demons.
Almost out of cards▶️Not many cards left…
Out of cards▶️I am out of cards!
Error: Need a weapon▶️I require a weapon.
Error: Not enough mana▶️My mana is too low.
Error: Minion exhausted▶️It cannot attack again.
Error: Hero already attacked▶️I already struck!
Error: Minion not ready▶️That one is NOT prepared.
Error: Hand already full▶️My hand is full!
Error: Too many minions▶️I command too many.
Error: Can't target Stealthed minion▶️That one lurks in stealth.
Error: Can't play that card▶️I cannot...
Error: Not a valid target▶️I cannot reach that.
Error: Must attack Taunt minion▶️Another taunts me! ME!
Error: Generic▶️Not possible.
Selection in Choose Your Hero▶️I have been caged in darkness.
Emote: Greetings [Lunar New Year]▶️Happy New Year!
Start [Mirror]▶️You dare speak to me?
Emote: Greetings [Holidays]▶️There are no holidays for betrayers.
Emote: Wow▶️How is it even possible?
Emote: Greetings [Happy New Year]▶️Happy New Year!
Emote: Greetings [Fire Festival]▶️Our fires shall burn brighter than the Legion itself!
Unused: Greetings [Pirate Day]▶️All aboard the SS Betrayer to sail the seas of treachery!
Emote: Greetings [Happy Halloween]▶️Darkness surrounds us… It's Hallow's End!
Unused: Greetings [Happy Noblegarden]▶️Hunting for eggs is fine practice for hunting demons.
Emote: Greetings [Mirror]▶️Indeed. YOU are here.
Start [Tyrande Whisperwind]▶️I will prove myself to you.
Start [Malfurion Stormrage]▶️It isn't over between us, brother.
Start [Maiev Shadowsong]▶️You cannot hunt a demon hunter.
Start [Lady Vashj]▶️Let us test our strength.
Start [Prince Arthas]▶️Today and forever I am your better, Arthas.
Start [Mecha-Jaraxxus]▶️Back for more, demon?
Start [Aranna Starseeker]▶️I will not hold back this time.

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ShandoMalfurion 64.png
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KingAnduin 64.png
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CapnValeera 64.png
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Demonbane
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Giantstalker Rexxar 64.png
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Uther Lawbringer64.png
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Anduin of Prophecy 64.png
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Nightslayer Valeera 64.png
Nightslayer
Earthfury Thrall 64.png
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Felravager
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Storm's Rage
Dragonstalker Rexxar 64.png
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Netherwind
Judgement Uther 64.png
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Transcendence
Deathmantle Valeera 64.png
Deathmantle
Ten Storm Thrall 64.png
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Nemesis Gul'dan 64.png
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Garrosh of Wrath 64.png
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Frostwolf Thrall 64.png
Frostwolf
Shadowmoon Gul'dan 64.png
Shadowmoon
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Ember Court
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Infernal Armor
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Naughty
ShaIllidan 64.png
Sha
SabertenderIllidan 64.png
Sabertender
Mrrgillidan 64.png
Mrrgillidan
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Flame
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Winter Fury
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Hatcher
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Maiev
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Barrens
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