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Lakkari Sacrifice
Quest: Discard 6 cards. Reward: Nether Portal.
Flavor text

They asked, “And what must we give in return?” Gul’dan lowered his hood and answered: “Six… cards…”

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Lakkari Sacrifice is a legendary warlock spell card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[]

Lakkari Sacrifice can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Lakkari Sacrifice 1600 400
Golden Lakkari Sacrifice 3200 1600

Generated cards[]

Nether Portal(55448).png
Summoned minions
Nether Portal(55460).png
Nether Imp(55459).png


  • The Nether Portal summoned by the spell Nether Portal (which is generated by Lakkari Sacrifice) summons two 3/2 Nether Imps on the left and right sides of the Nether Portal minion, at the end of each turn of the controlling player.
  • The Nether Portal is a Permanent, meaning that it is untargetable and immune to all external effects. For details, see Permanent.
  • The Lakkari Sacrifice quest progress only counts successful discards, meaning that activating a discard effect while having an empty hand will not count towards the quest.[1]
  • Quest rewards are added to the hand after the phase in which they were completed.
    • Therefore, it's impossible to discard the Nether Portal due to a single effect that discards two cards.
Example: Doomguard is played with this Quest at 5/6 progress. Doomguard discards two cards from those already in hand, then Nether Portal is added to the hand.
  • This, like other Quests, can complete yet fail to generate its reward, if the player's hand is full at the time. In that case, there would be no further opportunity to complete that Quest.
Example: Soulfire is played with this Quest at 5/6 progress, 9 other cards in hand, and two Malchezaar's Imps in play. During the "spell effects" phase of casting, a card is discarded, then the Imps trigger, drawing two cards total, for a total of 10 cards in hand. The Quest completes at the end of this phase, but Nether Portal cannot be added to the hand. That Quest cannot be completed again.


This quest is rather difficult to fulfill because it requires you to amass a huge number of cards. This means that in addition to the six cards you have to discard, you will need several cards with discard effects to actually complete the quest. On average, this takes nine to twelve cards in order to fulfill this quest, which is the most of all Un'Goro quests. By topdecking, amassing this many cards takes seven to ten turns (minus one if you go second). Luckily, warlocks are not reliant on topdecks alone. Their hero power can accelerate the drawing process, though it costs mana and, thus, valuable time. With Howlfiend, it accelerates the progress on the quest as taking damage with discard cards but it may discard Nether Portal in the process if Howlfiend takes multiple hits at once.

Another big problem with completing this quest is, obviously, that you may throw away valuable cards. Because of this, your deck should not rely on a few key cards as alternate win conditions and focus on overall value, as well as discard synergy. Clutchmother Zavas and High Priestess Jeklik are pivotal for completing the quest as they gain in value from getting discarded. Cruel Dinomancer and Blood-Queen Lana'thel directly benefit from discard, making them good picks. Soulwarden serves as a powerful late-game value generator by reclaiming lost value. In Wild, Silverware Golem and Malchezaar's Imp help maintain tempo or resources.

Despite the quest's overall difficulty, the reward is extremely powerful. Once the Nether Portal is in play, there's nothing your opponent can do about it. The portal cannot be interacted with by them, meaning it will endlessly spawn 3/2 minions until the game ends. The 3/2s can be used to cheaply and securely maintain board control by trading into your opponent's minions for free. They can also be used to put on pressure, amassing an extra 6 damage to the opponent's Hero each turn, and growing in size if not dealt with. Due to the nature of Nether Portal's constant value generation, this card is more suitable in control style decks than aggro decks, as aggressive versions of Discardlock gets around the negatives of discard by trying to avoid cards from getting discarded by playing them quickly than actively discarding them.

With the addition of Cataclysm in Kobolds and Catacombs, you can easily complete the quest on curve by hoarding at least 7 cards, which is accomplished by aggressively drawing cards early game. With this, an alternative use for this quest is to only run Cataclysm (and optional Deathwing) as your discard effects, keep a steady hand count, and save it for when you can afford discarding your hand to complete the quest. This allows you to play important cards before using Nether Portal to close out the game.

Cards with discard effects[]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Wicked Whispers Rare Spell Shadow Warlock 1 Discard your lowest Cost card. Give your minions +1/+1.
Lakkari Felhound Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 3 8 Taunt
Battlecry: Discard your two lowest-Cost cards.
Nightshade Matron Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 5 5 Rush
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Felsoul Jailer Epic Minion Demon Warlock 5 4 6 Battlecry: Your opponent discards a minion.
Deathrattle: Return it.
Showing all 4 cards
Wicked Whispers(378845).png
Lakkari Felhound(475012).png
Nightshade Matron(210812).png
Felsoul Jailer(463938).png

United in Stormwind

The below cards are planned for release with United in Stormwind, coming August 3rd, 2021.

Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Shriek Rare Spell Shadow Warlock 1 Discard your lowest Cost card. Deal 2 damage to all minions.
Soulfire Free Spell Fire Warlock 1 Deal 4 damage. Discard a random card.
The Soularium Legendary Spell General WARLOCK 1 Draw 3 cards.
At the end of your turn, discard them.
Darkshire Librarian Rare Minion General Warlock 2 3 2 Battlecry: Discard a random card. Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Expired Merchant Rare Minion General Warlock 2 2 1 Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Deathrattle: Add 2 copies of it to your hand.
Felstalker Free Minion Demon Warlock 2 4 3 Battlecry: Discard a random card.
Chaos Gazer Epic Minion Demon Warlock 3 4 3 Battlecry: Curse a playable card in your opponent's hand. They have 1 turn to play it!
Howlfiend Common Minion Demon Warlock 3 3 6 Whenever this minion takes damage, discard a random card.
Reckless Diretroll Common Minion General Warlock 3 2 6 Taunt
Battlecry: Discard your lowest Cost card.
Cataclysm Epic Spell General WARLOCK 4 Destroy all minions. Discard your hand.
Lakkari Felhound Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 3 8 Taunt
Battlecry: Discard your two lowest-Cost cards.
Doomguard Rare Minion Demon Warlock 5 5 7 Charge. Battlecry: Discard two random cards.
Dark Bargain Epic Spell Shadow Warlock 6 Destroy 2 random enemy minions. Discard 2 random cards.
Showing all 13 cards
The Soularium(75962).png
Darkshire Librarian(35221).png
Expired Merchant(90723).png
Chaos Gazer(176349).png
Reckless Diretroll(90180).png
Lakkari Felhound(55449).png
Dark Bargain(22388).png

Cards related to discarding[]

All current discard-related effects activate only when discarding from the hand, and not removed from the deck or other zones.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Boneweb Egg Rare Minion General Warlock 2 0 2 Deathrattle: Summon two 2/1 Spiders. If you discard this, trigger its Deathrattle.
Tiny Knight of Evil Rare Minion Demon Warlock 2 3 2 Whenever you discard a card, gain +1/+1.
Hand of Gul'dan Common Spell Shadow Warlock 6 When you play or discard this, draw 3 cards.
Showing all 3 cards
Boneweb Egg(329883).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(475025).png
Hand of Gul'dan(210809).png

Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Lakkari Sacrifice Legendary Spell General Warlock 1 Quest: Discard 6 cards.
Reward: Nether Portal.
Malchezaar's Imp Common Minion Demon Warlock 1 1 3 Whenever you discard a card, draw a card.
Clutchmother Zavas Legendary Minion Beast Warlock 2 2 2 Whenever you discard this, give it +2/+2 and return it to your hand.
Tiny Knight of Evil Rare Minion Demon Warlock 2 3 2 Whenever you discard a card, gain +1/+1.
Silverware Golem Rare Minion General Warlock 3 3 3 If you discard this minion, summon it.
Fist of Jaraxxus Rare Spell Fel Warlock 4 When you play or discard this, deal 4 damage to a random enemy.
High Priestess Jeklik Legendary Minion General Warlock 4 3 4 Taunt, Lifesteal
When you discard this, add 2 copies of it to your hand.
Blood-Queen Lana'thel Legendary Minion General Warlock 5 1 6 Lifesteal
Has +1 Attack for each card you've discarded this game.
Cruel Dinomancer Rare Minion General Warlock 6 5 5 Deathrattle: Summon a random minion you discarded this game.
Soulwarden Epic Minion General Warlock 6 6 6 Battlecry: Add 3 random cards you discarded this game to your hand.
Showing all 10 cards
Lakkari Sacrifice(55447).png
Malchezaar's Imp(42027).png
Clutchmother Zavas(55464).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(22386).png
Silverware Golem(42037).png
Fist of Jaraxxus(22332).png
High Priestess Jeklik(90182).png
Blood-Queen Lana'thel(61814).png
Cruel Dinomancer(55569).png


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
The Lakkari Tar Pits are, as the name implies, tar pits found in northern Un'Goro Crater, just below Marshal's Refuge. Flowers, Tarblossoms grow at the bottom of these pits, which have gone unnoticed for a long time. Tar beasts live in the area among several giant bones of creatures that got stuck here.



Lakkari Sacrifice, full art

The Lakkari Tar Pits in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2017-03-18).