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Kael'thas Sunstrider
Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Cost:7 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:7 Health
Abilities:Modify cost, Set attribute
Wiki tags:Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist:James Ryman
Every third spell you cast each turn costs (1).
Flavor text

Descent of Dragons was merely a set back!

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For other appearances of Kael'thas Sunstrider, see Kael'thas Sunstrider (disambiguation).

Kael'thas Sunstrider is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

How to get[]

Regular Kael'thas Sunstrider is obtained by owning an Ashes of Outland pack and going to Open Packs menu.

Golden Kael'thas Sunstrider is obtained by completing the Trial by Felfire Challenge missions.

Kael'thas Sunstrider is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

Kael'thas Sunstriderwas obtained by logging into Hearthstone from March 17 to June 29, 2020.[1]


  • Kael'thas counts cards whether he is in play or not.
    • If the next spell you cast in a turn can be discounted with Kael'thas Sunstrider's effect and Kael'thas is playable, yellow aura will appear around the card to signify his condition is met.
    • However, if you cast exactly three spells before summoning Kael'thas, after playing him you won't be able to use his effect to cast a free spell. For example, if you use two Lightning Bloom and The Coin to summon Kael'thas on turn 3, you won't be able to cast a Survival of the Fittest for 1 mana.
  • The effect triggers for every third spell cast, with no limit on the number of times it can trigger each turn. This means that the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th,... spell you play each turn cost (1).


Kael'thas works best in Combo decks as a way to cycle through cards extremely quickly or enable large amounts of burst damage. When building a deck around Kael, you need to mix plenty of low mana spells with high cost ones, giving you ways to trigger Kael's effect reliably. Zero mana spells like Regenerate, Pounce, and Counterfeit Coin are highly effective at fulfilling Kael'thas' requirement.

Like most other Legendaries with Triggered effects, never expect Kael'thas to survive your opponent's turn. He is almost certainly a priority kill for your opponent, so it's best to make the most of his effect the turn he's summoned.

Most classes can take some advantage of Kael's effect.




Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Kael'thas Sunstrider was the Prince of Quel'Thalas, the last of the Sunstrider dynasty, as well as a senior member of the Kirin Tor. After the fall of Quel'Thalas, Kael'thas led what remained of his people, the sin'dorei, in the service of the Alliance. Striving to placate his people's addiction to magic, he later covertly allied with Illidan Stormrage, but betrayed him to the Burning Legion when its master, the demon lord Kil'jaeden, enticed Kael with the promise of salvation for the blood elves.
He was branded a traitor after his allegiance to the Legion was revealed, losing the support of Quel'Thalas. Defeated in the Tempest Keep, he would be brought back by his demon masters and return to Azeroth a shadow of his former self. Kael'thas' purpose was to summon Kil'jaeden through the Sunwell, but his plans were foiled by the Shattered Sun Offensive agents and the sacrifice of Anveena Teague. He was defeated by their forces in Magisters' Terrace.
His soul was confined to the plane of Revendreth within the Shadowlands for his misdeeds.



Kael'thas Sunstrider, full art

Kael'thas in Tempest Keep in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2020-03-17). Hearthstone Updates – March 17 – Patch 16.6. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2020-03-17.