Majordomo Executus

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Majordomo Executus
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Majordomo Executus(14456) Gold.png
Set: Blackrock Mountain
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 9 Mana icon.png
Attack: 9 Attack icon.png
Health: 7 Health
Abilities: Deathrattle, Replace, Replace Hero Power
Tags: Hero Power-related
Artist: Alex Horley
Voice actor: David Lodge

Deathrattle: Replace your hero with Ragnaros, the Firelord.

You thought Executus turned you into Ragnaros, but really Ragnaros was in you the whole time.

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For the boss of the same name, see Majordomo Executus (boss). For his appearance as a minion in Battlegrounds, see Majordomo Executus (Battlegrounds).

Majordomo Executus is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Blackrock Mountain set.

This card's Deathrattle replaces the controlling hero with Ragnaros the Firelord, and changes their Hero Power to DIE, INSECT!. The Ragnaros hero has a maximum and starting Health of 8, although this can be raised to 15 through Alexstrasza, and 40 with Amara, Warden of Hope.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Regular Majordomo Executus is obtained by completing the Molten Core wing of Blackrock Mountain.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Majordomo Executus can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Majordomo Executus 1600 400
Golden Majordomo Executus 3200 1600

Generated hero and Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Ragnaros the Firelord(14654).png
DIE, INSECT!(14655).png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Baron Rivendare will cause Majordomo Executus' Deathrattle to activate twice, but this will not have any special consequence other than seeing the animation twice.[1]
  • As per the usual rules for golden cards, a golden Majordomo Executus will create a golden Ragnaros hero.[2]
Ragnaros hero
  • As a general rule, the transformation into the Ragnaros hero should behave the same as the transformation into the Lord Jaraxxus hero.[3]
  • Alexstrasza can be used upon the Ragnaros hero to alter its current and maximum Health to 15.[4] Following this, if the Ragnaros hero takes damage it will be possible to heal it back up to 15.[5]
  • Similarly, if Amara, Warden of Hope is played as the Ragnaros hero, she will set the hero's current and maximum Health to 40.
  • If a player wins a game as the Ragnaros hero, they will still gain experience for whichever class they were playing when they started the game.[6][7]
  • Becoming Ragnaros will not destroy or remove any of the hero's current Secrets or weapons.[8][9] However it will remove any Armor, and Immune status from effects like Ice Block.[10][11]
  • The Ragnaros hero is considered a boss for the purpose of class-related effects like Nefarian and Burgle.[12][13] Such effects therefore mostly generate copies of The Coin, although Nefarian generates Tail Swipe. However, this may be a bug.[14]
  • The behaviour of Discover effects as Ragnaros depends on the card used:[15]
    • If the card with the Discover effect is a neutral card, the game randomly picks 1 of the 9 classes and offers you cards as though you played the Discover card as that class.
    • If the card with the Discover effect is a class card, the game offers you cards as though you played the Discover card as that class.
  • Unlike Lord Jaraxxus, although Ragnaros minion is an Elemental, Ragnaros hero does not count as an Elemental. Frost Lich Jaina's battlecry cannot give Ragnaros hero Lifesteal, which means damage dealt by attacking an enemy or using hero power does not restore health to hero.
DIE, INSECT! Hero Power
  • As usual, replacing your Hero Power will refresh it, allowing the new Hero Power to be used on that same turn if mana allows.
Example: A player that has used their Hero Power will be able, after being replaced by Ragnaros, to immediately use DIE, INSECT! in the same turn too.[16]

Known bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If Majordomo Executus and the controlling hero are destroyed simultaneously, Blizzard intended that the player would not be saved by Executus' Deathrattle, and the game would end.[19] However, as of 2016-08-13, when this situation occurs, the game crashes.[20][21]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Following its release, Majordomo Executus has been credited with being the worst legendary in the game. While its stats are poor for its cost, the card is primarily criticized for its Deathrattle, which has a significant chance of directly leading to the player's defeat. This is due to the 8 Health of Ragnaros, which allows him to be easily destroyed following his arrival. The card is especially dangerous when played in the early game since Ragnaros will replace the hero regardless of their current Health. Although the replacement Hero Power is potentially extremely powerful, the chances of the card backfiring have led to widespread rejection of the card. It is meant for very late game when your opponent has exhausted all of their options, if played too early the player runs the risk of losing due to low Health and an inaccurate Hero Power.

However, if used in a properly constructed deck, it can be very powerful. It is critical that the Deathrattle be advantageous to the player, either by having Majordomo die when the hero is below 8 Health and Armor (thus acting as a heal), or because the board allows time for the player to make use of their new Hero Power. Armor-granting effects like Shield Block and Ice Barrier and Immune effects like Ice Block can be very effective in stabilizing after transforming into Ragnaros. Alexstrasza's Battlecry, if targeting yourself, increases your maximum Health to 15, allowing for more recovery via heals. A popular combo involves discounted Maiden of the Lake and Coldarra Drake to repeatedly use the hero power for low cost. With the introduction of Forged in the Barrens, playing Reckless Apprentice after transforming into Ragnaros provides an alternative strategy in Wild, with the potential to trigger the hero power 9 times in succession if your opponent has a full board; and this effect can exaggerated by playing two on the same turn, or by also using a card like Brann Bronzebeard to trigger the battlecry twice. The result can be quite devastating to the opponent, with the potential to fully clear a large board and deal a potentially lethal amount of damage to their hero.

If your opponent has Sylvanas Windrunner or another card that can mind control or copy and they steal Majordomo Executus, you can punish them by triggering his Deathrattle and finishing off the fragile Ragnaros hero. This card has very good synergy with the Awaken the Makers Priest quest. Not only does the Majordomo count towards quest progression, Amara, Warden of Hope will quintuple Ragnaros's maximum health, removing its crippling weakness. In addition, it's possible to combine this with Raza the Chained to make your Hero Power more efficient. Since the introduction of Treachery, Warlocks are able to take advantage of Majordomo Executus in Wild by using Treachery on Executus before swiftly destroying him, causing the opposing hero to become Ragnaros instead, leaving them vulnerable to your attacks.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

None may challenge the living flame!
Hunt them down!
Summoning Ragnaros

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Ragnaros the Firelord golden hero portrait

The Ragnaros hero uses the following audio and written emotes in response to specific events. For more information, see Emote.

Type Emote
Well played WELL PLAYED.
Thinking [1] HMMM...
Thinking [2] I WONDER...
Thinking [3] WHAT TO BURN FIRST...
Running out of time TIME BURNS AWAY!
Almost out of cards I'VE BURNED MOST OF MY CARDS.
Error: Too many minions TOO MANY MINIONS.
Error: Generic CAN'T DO THAT.
Error: Hand already full TOO MANY CARDS.
Error: Hero already attacked I ALREADY ATTACKED.
Error: Minion not ready MORTALS NEED A TURN TO GET READY.
Error: Minion exhausted IT'S ALREADY ATTACKED.
Error: Not enough mana NOT ENOUGH MANA.
Error: Need a weapon I NEED A WEAPON.
Error: Can't play that card CAN'T PLAY THAT.
Error: Can't target stealthed minions IT IS STEALTHED.
Error: Not a valid target NOT VALID.
Error: Must attack taunt minion THAT TAUNT MINION IS IN MY WAY.
Winter Veil Greetings WINTER SHOULD BE WARMER!
Midsummer Fire Festival Greetings IT'S A FESTIVAL OF ME!

Unused[edit | edit source]

Type Emote
Sorry SORRY.
Good game GOOD GAME!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
At the top of the elemental hierarchy, just beneath Ragnaros himself, resides Majordomo Executus. This flamewaker gained his exalted status by proving to be nearly invincible in the battles that raged within the elemental plane. Rumor has it that Executus supplanted Baron Geddon, and the two have been rivals ever since. Although this rumor has yet to be confirmed, there is certainly no doubt that Ragnaros does not tolerate failure. Thus, the lesser flamewakers (and, of course, Baron Geddon) eagerly await a misstep by Executus, anticipating their chance to vie for the coveted attention of the Firelord.
Executus will only be spawned after you have deactivated the runes of warding. This means you'll have to defeat every other boss (except for Ragnaros, who is summoned after Executus's defeat, and Lucifron, who actually doesn't have to be killed) in the Molten Core before you can fight him. Pre-3.0.8, you also had to douse the runes using Aqual Quintessence. You obtained the Aqual Quintessence by gaining Honored status with the Hydraxian Waterlords, and completing the quest chain ending with Hands of the Enemy.
Executus comes with four Flamewaker Healers and four Flamewaker Elite guards making this a total of a nine enemy encounter. Executus will "submit" and the fight is won when all the adds are dead. He then appears in Ragnaros' chamber and will summon the Firelord to begin the encounter. Ragnaros will then, before he engages the players, kill Executus as punishment for not being able to stop them.
In Cataclysm it is revealed that Fandral Staghelm, after becoming the leader of the Druids of the Flame, replaced Executus as Ragnaros' majordomo.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Majordomo Executus, full art
Majordomo Executus in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]