Hearthstone Wiki
Hearthstone Wiki
Imprisoned Observer
Imprisoned Observer
Golden Imprisoned Observer
Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Minion type:Demon
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:5 Health
Abilities:Deal damage, Dormant
Wiki tags:Area of effect, Triggered effect
Artist:Melvin Chan
Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.
Flavor text

Currently serving two turns on charges of aggravated minion slaughter.

External links

Data pagePlayHearthstoneHearthpwn

Imprisoned Observer is a rare mage minion card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

How to get[]

Imprisoned Observer can be obtained through Ashes of Outland card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Imprisoned Observer can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Imprisoned Observer 100 20
Golden Imprisoned Observer 800 100


Imprisoned Observer is both a preemptive Consecration and a free Chillwind Yeti, at the cost of paying 3 mana upfront and waiting two turns. This effect is a powerful board clear that can immediately swing the board against Zoo decks. Since the damage is free the turn it activates, it can be played alongside cards like Frostbolt, Arcane Breath, or even Flamestrike to deal with targets above 2 health.

Your opponent knows the effect is coming, so can play around it by holding off on board floods until the Observer awakens. This can also be to your advantage, stalling the game until you draw or have enough mana for your other board clears.

In late game, Imprisoned Observer synergizes well with The Amazing Reno next turn, as his Battlecry will not remove the Observer — thus clearing the enemy board, acting as a deterrent against them building up a new one, and giving you a 4/5 (albeit with summoning sickness) already on the board the next turn after you play The Amazing Reno.


Effect triggering


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Observers, also known as floating eyes, are an intelligent race of floating eyeball squids native to the Great Dark Beyond.


Imprisoned Observer, full art

Patch changes[]