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Yogg-Saron, one of the four

"They do not die; they do not live. They are outside the cycle." - Herald Volazj

Ancient horrors of unspeakable evil, the Old Gods have corrupted Azeroth and its inhabitants for millennia. Imprisoned by the Titans, the Old Gods now lay chained beneath the earth, beaten... but not defeated. Sending their sinister tendrils and maddening whispers out into the minds of any who stray too near to their prisons, these nightmarish creatures still hold a great, dark power over Azeroth and its inhabitants, twisting and corrupting even the bravest and noblest of souls, and commanding armies of cultists to do their bidding.

The known Old Gods do not originate on Azeroth, but travelled there countless ages ago, plummeting out of the Great Dark to engorge themselves upon the fertile flesh of the young world. C'Thun, Yogg-Saron, N'Zoth and Y'Shaarj once ruled over all Azeroth, dominating even the Elemental Lords, with their countless minions locked in endless battle. The Old Gods' corruption touched the world so deeply that even the Titans could not remove them without destroying Azeroth in the process, and they were instead incarcerated beneath the earth in vast prisons, and left to dream their dark dreams. Buried but not forgotten, the Old Gods are behind many of the greatest threats Azeroth has ever known, and still others yet to come.

The Old Gods bring their dark influence to bear on Hearthstone in its third expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, and its 16th Expansion, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.


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The Old Gods (also known as the Old-Gods, old lords of the earth, Gods Below, or Shath'Yar in their own language) are a group of eldritch horrors who are physical manifestations of the Void. Created by the void lords in order to find and corrupt slumbering titan world-souls, the Old Gods are mountains of flesh who grow like cancers within the worlds of the Great Dark.
Four Old Gods — Y'Shaarj, C'Thun, Yogg-Saron and N'Zoth — ruled the planet of Azeroth as lords of the Black Empire in the days before the titans arrived to shape and order it. The armies of the titan Pantheon shattered the Old Gods' citadels and killed Y'Shaarj, but in doing so, the titans realized that the Old Gods had embedded themselves too deep in the world's surface to remove without destroying Azeroth itself. Thus, they instead decided to imprison the Old Gods below the surface of the world and contain their evil forever. C'Thun was sealed in the fortress city of Ahn'Qiraj, N'Zoth was sealed in an underground prison in an unknown location, and Yogg-Saron was imprisoned in the city of Ulduar.
Though chained or dead, the Old Gods' influence still corrupts mortals, and even immortals, to this day. Along with the Burning Legion, they are one of the most powerful and reoccurring threats found in the Warcraft series of games and books, especially in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. While players are constantly fighting off the dealings and machinations of Azeroth's Old Gods, there are in fact more elsewhere in the cosmos, such as one that almost manifested on Outland.

In Hearthstone[]

The Old Gods are the focus of Hearthstone's third expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. For background on their involvement in the expansion, see Whispers of the Old Gods.

Legend has it, the Old Gods’ voices are dread whispers that no mere mortal can hope to resist. It is said that for millennia uncounted the massive Old Gods lay dreaming in ageless sleep deep beneath the surface of Azeroth. Maybe noisy taverns full of laughter, shouts of triumph, and clanking tankards are like a snooze alarm you can’t turn off, and this whole Old-Gods-waking-up thing is entirely our fault!
Whatever the cause, those nameless tentacled terrors are finally rousing from their naps, and with their waking insidious corruption is seeping up from the stygian depths! Still, there’s no need to fear (mostly!). Civilization is safe (for now!). They haven’t come for the utter domination of all life on Azeroth (probably!).
Now that they’re awake (and they’ve had a chance to stretch their various appendages, rub the sleep out of their many, many eyes, and have a healthy breakfast), the Old Gods have decided to put their malignant might into mortal hands. . . in the form of disgustingly potent Hearthstone cards![1]
"The Old Gods are these massive creatures, who are chained beneath the earth... These are the creatures who enslaved Ragnaros, and the other Elemental Lords. They created the Nerubians and the Faceless Manipulators... These are the things that turned Deathwing into Deathwing... In the world of Super Villains, these are the Super Villains of Super Villains.
"Their only weakness... is that they are chained beneath the earth, and they can only really work via influence, by whispering to the creatures around them and slowly corrupting them over time."[2]


This section lists cards which depict Old Gods, as well as those which depict the creations or visible influence of the Old Gods.

Old Gods[]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
C'Thun Legendary Minion General Any 10 6 6 Battlecry: Deal damage equal to this minion's Attack randomly split among all enemies.
N'Zoth, the Corruptor Legendary Minion General Any 10 5 7 Battlecry: Summon your Deathrattle minions that died this game.
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Legendary Minion General Any 10 10 10 At the end of your turn, put a minion from your deck into the battlefield.
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Legendary Minion General Any 10 7 5 Battlecry: Cast a random spell for each spell you've cast this game (targets chosen randomly).
Showing all 4 cards
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End(33168).png

Old God art[]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Forbidden Ritual Rare Spell Shadow Warlock 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon that many 1/1 Tentacles.
Y'Shaarj's Strength Rare Spell General Druid 0 Summon a 2/2 Slime.
Yogg-Saron's Magic Rare Spell General Druid 0 Gain an empty Mana Crystal.
Evolve Rare Spell Nature Shaman 1 Transform your minions into random minions that cost (1) more.
Icky Tentacle Minion General Warlock 1 1 1
N'Zoth's First Mate Common Minion Pirate Warrior 1 1 1 Battlecry: Equip a 1/3 Rusty Hook.
Selfless Hero Rare Minion General Paladin 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield.
Shadowbeast Minion General Warlock 1 1 1
Tentacle Minion General Any 1 1 1
Tentacle of N'Zoth Common Minion General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions.
Unstable Evolution Epic Spell General SHAMAN 1 Transform a friendly minion into\none that costs (1) more. Repeatable this turn.
Vilefin Inquisitor Epic Minion Murloc Paladin 1 1 3 Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes 'Summon a 1/1 Murloc.'
A Light in the Darkness Common Spell Holy Paladin 2 Discover a minion. Give it +1/+1.
Bilefin Tidehunter Common Minion Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Taunt.
Duskboar Common Minion Beast Any 2 4 1
Envoy of Lazul Epic Minion General Priest 2 2 2 Battlecry: Look at 3 cards. Guess which one is in your opponent's hand to get a copy of it.
Eternal Sentinel Epic Minion General Shaman 2 3 2 Battlecry: Unlock your Overloaded Mana Crystals.
Galakrond's Wit Hero Power Priest 2 Hero Power
Add a random Priest minion to your hand.
Gnoll Minion General Any 2 2 2 Taunt
Mark of Y'Shaarj Common Spell General Druid 2 Give a minion +2/+2. If it's a Beast, draw a card.
Nat, the Darkfisher Legendary Minion General Any 2 2 4 At the start of your opponent's turn, they have a 50% chance to draw an extra card.
Slime Minion General Druid 2 2 2
Slime Minion General Warrior 2 2 2
Slime Minion General Any 2 2 2
Twisted Worgen Common Minion General Any 2 3 1 Stealth
Addled Grizzly Rare Minion Beast Druid 3 2 2 After you summon a minion, give it +1/+1.
Am'gam Rager Common Minion General Any 3 1 5
Bloodsail Cultist Rare Minion Pirate Warrior 3 3 4 Battlecry: If you control another Pirate, give your weapon +1/+1.
Darkshire Councilman Common Minion General Warlock 3 1 5 After you summon a minion, gain +1 Attack.
Evolve Scales Common Spell General Druid 3 Gain 8 Armor.
Evolve Spines Common Spell General Druid 3 Give your hero +4 Attack this turn.
Feral Rage Common Spell General Druid 3 Choose One - Give your hero +4 Attack this turn; or Gain 8 Armor.
Ravaging Ghoul Common Minion General Warrior 3 3 3 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to all other minions.
Shaku, the Collector Legendary Minion General Rogue 3 2 3 Stealth. Whenever this minions attacks, add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class).
Silithid Swarmer Rare Minion Beast Any 3 3 5 Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.
Squirming Tentacle Common Minion General Any 3 2 4 Taunt
Aberrant Berserker Common Minion General Any 4 3 5 Has +2 Attack while damaged.
Evolved Kobold Common Minion General Any 4 2 2 Spell Damage +2
Infested Tauren Common Minion General Any 4 2 3 Taunt. Deathrattle: Summon a 2/2 Slime.
Midnight Drake Rare Minion Dragon Any 4 1 4 Battlecry: Gain +1 Attack for each other card in your hand.
Mire Keeper Rare Minion General Druid 4 3 3 Choose One - Summon a 2/2 Slime; or Gain an empty Mana Crystal.
Polluted Hoarder Common Minion General Any 4 4 2 Deathrattle: Draw a card.
Twilight Summoner Epic Minion General Any 4 1 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Faceless Destroyer.
Cabalist's Tome Epic Spell Arcane Mage 5 Add 3 random Mage spells to your hand.
Corrupted Healbot Rare Minion Mech Any 5 6 6 Deathrattle: Restore 8 Health to the enemy hero.
Darkshire Alchemist Common Minion General Priest 5 4 5 Battlecry: Restore 5 Health.
Power Word: Tentacles Common Spell Shadow Priest 5 Give a minion +2/+6.
Princess Huhuran Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 5 6 5 Battlecry: Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle.
Psych-o-Tron Common Minion Mech Any 5 3 4 Taunt
Divine Shield
Stand Against Darkness Common Spell General Paladin 5 Summon five 1/1 Silver Hand Recruits.
Tentacles for Arms Epic Weapon Warrior 5 2 2 Deathrattle: Return this to your hand.
Corrupted Seer Rare Minion Murloc Any 6 2 3 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all non-Murloc minions.
Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Legendary Minion Beast Any 6 5 5 Battlecry: Add 2 Bananas to your hand.
Scaled Nightmare Epic Minion Dragon Any 6 2 8 At the start of your turn, double this minion's Attack.
Thing from Below Rare Minion General Shaman 6 5 5 Taunt
Costs (1) less for each Totem you've summoned this game.
Bog Creeper Common Minion General Any 7 6 8 Taunt
Cho'gall Legendary Minion General Warlock 7 7 7 Battlecry: The next spell you cast this turn costs Health instead of Mana.
Galakrond, Azeroth's End Legendary Priest 7 Battlecry: Destroy 4 random enemy minions. Equip a 5/2 Claw.
Galakrond, the Apocalypse Legendary Priest 7 Battlecry: Destroy 2 random enemy minions. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)
Galakrond, the Unspeakable Legendary Priest 7 Battlecry: Destroy 1 random enemy minion. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)
Grotesque Dragonhawk Common Minion Beast Any 7 5 5 Windfury
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Legendary Minion General Any 7 6 6 Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with Taunt.
Malkorok Legendary Minion General Warrior 7 6 5 Battlecry: Equip a random weapon.
Shu'ma Legendary Minion General Any 7 1 7 At the end of your turn, fill your board with 1/1 Tentacles.
Wisps of the Old Gods Epic Spell Nature Druid 7 Choose One - Summon seven 1/1 Wisps; or Give your minions +2/+2.
Blood of The Ancient One Epic Minion General Any 9 9 9 If you control two of these at the end of your turn, merge them into 'The Ancient One'.
The Ancient One Minion General Any 9 30 30
DOOM! Epic Spell Shadow Warlock 10 Destroy all minions. Draw a card for each.
Mecha'thun Legendary Minion Mech Any 10 10 10 Deathrattle: If you have no cards in your deck, hand, and battlefield, destroy the enemy hero.
Showing all 69 cards
Forbidden Ritual(35217).png
Y'Shaarj's Strength(35318).png
Yogg-Saron's Magic(35320).png
Icky Tentacle(35300).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Selfless Hero(35245).png
Tentacle of N'Zoth(33130).png
Unstable Evolution(76931).png
Vilefin Inquisitor(33158).png
A Light in the Darkness(35237).png
Bilefin Tidehunter(35219).png
Envoy of Lazul(151322).png
Eternal Sentinel(35231).png
Galakrond's Wit(127304).png
Mark of Y'Shaarj(33151).png
Nat, the Darkfisher(35248).png
Twisted Worgen(35223).png
Addled Grizzly(35235).png
Am'gam Rager(35238).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Darkshire Councilman(35224).png
Evolve Scales(35281).png
Evolve Spines(35280).png
Feral Rage(35210).png
Ravaging Ghoul(33161).png
Shaku, the Collector(49657).png
Silithid Swarmer(35200).png
Squirming Tentacle(35243).png
Aberrant Berserker(35236).png
Evolved Kobold(35254).png
Infested Tauren(33128).png
Midnight Drake(35247).png
Mire Keeper(33162).png
Polluted Hoarder(31111).png
Twilight Summoner(33175).png
Cabalist's Tome(33155).png
Corrupted Healbot(31109).png
Darkshire Alchemist(35199).png
Power Word- Tentacles(35193).png
Princess Huhuran(35188).png
Stand Against Darkness(31116).png
Tentacles for Arms(33140).png
Corrupted Seer(35228).png
Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale(33149).png
Scaled Nightmare(33152).png
Thing from Below(33159).png
Bog Creeper(35240).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151547).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151546).png
Galakrond, the Unspeakable(127288).png
Grotesque Dragonhawk(35250).png
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn(31117).png
Wisps of the Old Gods(33172).png
Blood of The Ancient One(33164).png
The Ancient One(35310).png