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The League of Explorers adventure.

Rafaam Unleashed
Set:The League of ExplorersThe League of Explorers
Health:30 Health
30 Health (Heroic)
15 Armor.png (Heroic)
Artist:Alex Horley
Flavor text

He used the staff to escape! Chase him down and finish him!

External links

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For Rafaam's other appearances, see Arch-Thief Rafaam (disambiguation).

Rafaam Unleashed is a boss found in the League of Explorers adventure. He is the fourth and final boss in the adventure's fourth and final wing, Hall of Explorers.

Hero Powers[]

Normal Heroic
Staff of Origination(27450).png
Staff of Origination(27468).png
  • Staff of Origination takes 3 turns to charge. Once fully charged, at the start of the turn it will summon one of the random boss minions listed below, but lose its normal Immune effect. The next turn the Staff will return to normal and begin the cycle afresh.
Normal Heroic
  • The player's standard Hero Power is replaced by Rummage for this encounter.
  • Once the player has used Rummage to receive each of the special cards listed below, using the Hero Power will instead generate a Boom Bot each time.
  • Justicar Trueheart's Battlecry has no effect on Rummage, since it affects only standard Hero Powers.
  • Spells that draw from an opponent's class (such as the Rogue spell Burgle) used against Rafaam will always draw The Coin. Multiple copies can be drawn.

Special cards[]

Timepiece of Horror(27258).png
Mirror of Doom(27257).png
Lantern of Power(27259).png


Chieftain Scarvash(27454).png
Lady Naz'jar(27462).png
Lord Slitherspear(27458).png
Skelesaurus Hex(27464).png
Sun Raider Phaerix(27447).png
The Steel Sentinel(27466).png


Chieftain Scarvash(27455).png
Lady Naz'jar(27463).png
Lord Slitherspear(27459).png
Skelesaurus Hex(27465).png
Sun Raider Phaerix(27448).png
The Steel Sentinel(27467).png

Related cards[]

Blessing of the Sun(27451).png
Earthen Statue(27354).png
Hungry Naga(27400).png
Wish for Power(27310).png
Wish for Valor(27311).png
Wish for Glory(27312).png
Wish for More Wishes(27313).png
Wish for Companionship(27314).png

Player artifacts[]

Benediction Splinter(27475).png
Crown of Kael'thas(27437).png
Eye of Orsis(27439).png
Hakkari Blood Goblet(27436).png
Khadgar's Pipe(27440).png
Lothar's Left Greave(27478).png
Medivh's Locket(27438).png
Putress' Vial(27476).png
Shard of Sulfuras(27474).png
Ysera's Tear(27441).png


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

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Lantern of Power 2 Boss Lantern of Power 2
Mirror of Doom 2 Mirror of Doom 2
Timepiece of Horror 2 Timepiece of Horror 2
Mage Unstable Portal 2 Mage Unstable Portal 2
Paladin Keeper of Uldaman 2 Flamestrike 2
Priest Dark Cultist 2 Paladin Keeper of Uldaman 2
Entomb 1 Priest Dark Cultist 2
Rogue Burgle 2 Entomb 2
Warlock Curse of Rafaam 2 Rogue Burgle 2
Twisting Nether 1 Warlock Curse of Rafaam 1
Warrior Fierce Monkey 2 Twisting Nether 1
Obsidian Destroyer 2 Warrior Fierce Monkey 2
Neutral Huge Toad 2 Obsidian Destroyer 2
Ancient Shade 2 Neutral Ancient Shade 2
Wobbling Runts 2 Sludge Belcher 2
Naga Sea Witch 2 Naga Sea Witch 2



The Strategy for this encounter focuses solely on the player's Hero Power Rummage. Its 0-mana cost makes it very effective with Coldarra Drake and even better, all the possible cards generated cost 0 mana. If you manage to obtain Coldarra Drake and Poisoned Blade somehow, you can keep on playing your Hero Power until you get your weapon to have enough attack to kill Rafaam.


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Desert Camel(27251).png
Eerie Statue(27233).png

Wing completion[]

Rafaam Unleashed is the final boss of the Hall of Explorers. As such, the following rewards are unlocked by defeating this boss:

Elise Starseeker(27210).png
Arch-Thief Rafaam(27254).png


Before match

Arch-Thief Rafaam
Enough! You are nothing before the Staff of Origination!


[Normal Introduction] versus Rafaam, the supreme archeologist!
Arch-Thief Rafaam
Behold the FULL POWER of the Staff!

Emote Response

Arch-Thief Rafaam
Yes! YES!

Turn 1

Arch-Thief Rafaam
I am invincible! I wield the power of the Titans!
Elise Starseeker
Rafaam's invulnerable while the staff charges.
When it's done, we'll have a window to fight back, but we'll have to handle the creature it summons!

Turn 2

Elise Starseeker
We’re searching the museum for useful things. Just call if you need one!

Turn 3

Elise Starseeker
The staff's nearly at its peak. Be ready!

Turn 4

Elise Starseeker
The staff overloaded! Now’s your chance!

Turn 5

Elise Starseeker
The staff is charging again. We’ll have another opportunity in a moment.

Turn 6 / one turn left before summoning a minion

Elise Starseeker
The staff is nearly ready. Set up!

Turn 7

Elise Starseeker
His shields are down! Go for it!

Turn 8

Elise Starseeker
The shield’s up again. Be careful!

Staff overload

Arch-Thief Rafaam

Staff recharging

Arch-Thief Rafaam
I am invincible! You will never defeat me!

Lantern of Power / Mirror of Doom / Timepiece of Horror

Arch-Thief Rafaam
I have collected artifacts from HUNDREDS of worlds!

Player's cards Benediction Splinter

Brann Bronzebeard
I found this in the Molten Core. Majordomo used it to pick his teeth.

Crown of Kael'thas

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
The magic of a mad mage made manifest.

Eye of Orsis

Reno Jackson
Funny. This was still in my pocket – I guess you can borrow it.

Hakkari Blood Goblet

Reno Jackson
I hate snakes.

Khadgar's Pipe

Elise Starseeker
Catch! But don’t tell Brann; he loves this pipe!

Lothar's Left Greave

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
A piece of Lothar’s Armor remained intact after your scrap.

Medivh's Locket

Brann Bronzebeard
The ghosts of Karazhan haunt this locket.

Putress' Vial

Elise Starseeker
It says “DRINK ME”, but we found it in Naxxramas, so no one’s wanted to try.

Shard of Sulfuras

Reno Jackson
This was in a box marked "DO NOT OPEN". So...yeah. Good luck!

Ysera's Tear

Elise Starseeker
A sacred artifact of my people. Drink it quickly!

Boom Bot

Reno Jackson
We’ve got a ton of these left over. Finish him!


Arch-Thief Rafaam
NO! I can not be defeated!


For lore on Arch-Thief Rafaam, see Arch-Thief Rafaam.


Rafaam Unleashed, full art

Patch changes[]