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Kanrethad Prime
Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Health:40 Health
Artist:Rafael Zanchetin
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All seems lost for our outcasts, when they meet an unexpected savior...

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Ashes of Outland logo.png The subject of this article is part of the
Ashes of Outland's single-player content.

For the minion card in Ashes of Outland set, see Kanrethad Prime.

Kanrethad Prime is the first boss encounter in Chapter 2: To the Black Temple of Trial by Felfire Story.

The player controls Aranna Starseeker.

Hero Powers[]

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Player's hero[]

Aranna Starseeker(211234).png
The Right Tool(211235).png

Special cards[]


Rusted Voidwalker(211252).png
Rusted Legion Gan'arg(211246).png
Endless Legion(211250).png
Rusted Fungal Giant(211251).png
Rustsworn Champion(211245).png


Natural Leader(211375).png
Sklibb, Outcast(211239).png
Baduu, Outcast(211238).png
Karnuk, Outcast(211241).png
Shalja, Outcast(211243).png


The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Kanrethad Prime Aranna Starseeker
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Rusted Voidwalker 2 Hunter Freezing Trap 1
Deteriorate 1 Snipe 1
Rusted Legion Gan'arg 2 Venomstrike Trap 1
Endless Legion 2 Animal Companion 1
Rusted Fungal Giant 1 Eaglehorn Bow 2
Rustsworn Champion 1 Hunter's Pack 1
Warlock Mortal Coil 1 Dire Frenzy 1
Void Analyst 2 Hyena Alpha 2
Chaos Gazer 2 Lesser Emerald Spellstone 2
Demonwrath 2 Rogue Shadowstep 2
Eager Underling 2 Blackjack Stunner 2
Hellfire 1 Ambush 1
Hooked Reaver 2 Betrayal 2
Nightshade Matron 2 Dirty Tricks 1
Voidcaller 2 Sudden Betrayal 1
Hand of Gul'dan 1 SI:7 Agent 2
Enhanced Dreadlord 2 Cursed Vagrant 1
Neutral Terrorguard Escapee 2 Neutral Secretkeeper 2
Subject 9 1



In Aranna's continued search for survival, Kanrethad Prime blocks the path as the first boss of Chapter 2. As noted above, he will always play Endless Legion on his fourth and fifth turns, putting heavy pressure in the mid-game. As you're provided with a fully Secret-based deck, do play conservatively in the early game. For this reason, try for Secret synergy cards like Secretkeeper, Lesser Emerald Spellstone and Eaglehorn Bow in your mulligan.

Starting your Turn 6, Baduu, Outcast will be summoned to your board and returns all other minions to their owner's hands. Ideally, you would want Hyena Alpha and a fully upgraded Greater Emerald Spellstone at this stage to turn the tide. Quickly rush Kanrethad Prime down, and try to stall him with Blackjack Stunner and Secrets like Freezing Trap, before he can rebuild and overwhelm you with resurrected Demons from his Hero Power.

If in doubt, use Shadowstep on Baduu, Outcast- cards returned to the hand are always placed rightmost, enabling Baduu's Outcast effects.


Before match

Illidan Stormrage
Against this warlock, doom is nigh! Perhaps they'll find a new ally?


Aranna Starseeker
You! Are you the mastermind of this so-called "Rusted Legion"?
Kanrethad Prime
Oh, the young night elf and her friends I've heard so much about.

Emote Response

Kanrethad Prime
Was this really your plan? Hilarious!

Hero Power

Kanrethad Prime
Come forth again... to destroy!
Return to the fold!
Rise again... from gears and oil!
You are hopelessly outmatched.


Kanrethad Prime
Did you fancy yourself some kind of Demon Hunter?
Hmm, what could you be waiting for?
These upgrades are... quite to my liking.

Turn 1

Kanrethad Prime
There is so much you have yet to learn of this world, child.

Boss cards

Kanrethad Prime
Mortal Coil
One more on the pyre...
Burn away the weak!
Rustsworn Champion
Go ahead - crush this "explorer".

Play Baduu, Outcast

Baduu, Outcast
It looks like you could use a help, friends.

Player at 15 health or less

Aranna Starseeker
He's too strong... Why did I come to this place!?

Start of turn 6

Baduu, Outcast
Kanrethad! Leave these strangers be. You seek to fight? Devil! Fight me! (casts Vanish)
Karnuk, Outcast
A broken.
Sklibb, Outcast
Shalja, Outcast
So courageous!
Aranna Starseeker
Could she know a way to save us?
Kanrethad Prime
A Broken? What do you hope to accomplish?
Hmm. This is a problem that needs solving.
Stay out of this, Broken! I will deal with you later!


Baduu, Outcast
There is a place my people built. A shining temple, golden gilt.
A half-man reigns there, now it's black. The demons fear it, let's go back!
Alone, we cannot stay alive... Together though... we may survive!


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Kanrethad Ebonlocke is a powerful human warlock and former leader of the Council of the Black Harvest, a group of like-minded warlocks gathered after the defeat of Deathwing.
Kanrethad was present, ostensibly as a member of the Alliance, in the battle where Illidan Stormrage was killed during the siege of the Black Temple. Following the battle he shared the secrets of Illidan's transformation with the Council. After Deathwing's downfall, he gathered great warlocks together to form the Council of the Black Harvest and they decided to go after the powers left behind by Ragnaros and Cho'gall, and return in a year's time. He partnered himself with the undead warlock Jubeka Shadowbreaker and together they went to accomplish their mission on Outland.

Kanrethad's Prime version depicts him as a Demonology Warlock in the original version of metamorphosis, before it became a Demon Hunter ability.


Kanrethad Prime, full art

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