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Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
Health:15 Health
Artist:Konstantin Turovec
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The mischievous fire elemental from Togwaggle's lantern.

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Rise of Shadows logo.png The subject of this article is part of the
Rise of Shadows's The Dalaran Heist.

For other representations of Rakanishu, see Rakanishu (disambiguation).

Rakanishu is a hero that the player can pick in The Dalaran Heist. He represents the Mage class.

Hero Powers[]

Available at start Unlock: Summon 25 Elementals Unlock: Freeze 25 Minions
Burning Wit(91526).png

Starting cards[]

Available at start Unlock: Defeat 5 Bosses Unlock: Defeat 10 Bosses
Kindling Apprentice The Elements BURN!
Arcane Anomaly Fire Fly Kabal Lackey
Magic Trick Amani Berserker Saronite Taskmaster
Faerie Dragon Frostbolt Flame Juggler
Flame Geyser Magic Dart Frog Kobold Geomancer
Sorcerer's Apprentice Primordial Glyph Cinderstorm
Earthen Ring Farseer Blackwald Pixie Explosive Runes
Messenger Raven Igneous Elemental Mirror Entity
Polymorph Kobold Apprentice Twilight Flamecaller
Water Elemental Dark Iron Dwarf Unexpected Results
Rotten Applebaum Scorch Cosmic Anomaly

Card Bundles[]

BURN! Coldsnap Elements Fate's Hand Go Big Inspired Legends Multi-Cast Powered Up Summoning Technology Trade Secrets
Forbidden Flame Breath of Sindragosa Elemental Evocation Shifting Scroll Polymorph Daring Fire-Eater Archmage Arugal Babbling Book Arcane Blast Mirror Image Clockwork Gnome Kabal Lackey
Fire Fly Glacial Shard Arcane Artificer Arcane Missiles Cabalist's Tome Lowly Squire Stargazer Luna Magic Trick Bloodmage Thalnos Khadgar Annoy-o-Tron Secretkeeper
Flame Geyser Ray of Frost Fire Fly Babbling Book Dragon's Fury Fallen Hero Archmage Vargoth Ray of Frost Celestial Emissary Effigy Flamecannon Arcanologist
Flamecannon Frostbolt Flame Geyser Open the Waygate Sunreaver Warmage Garrison Commander Nexus-Champion Saraad Tome of Intellect Sorcerer's Apprentice Messenger Raven Galvanizer Mad Scientist
Pyros Snap Freeze Lesser Ruby Spellstone Astral Rift Arcane Dynamo Spirit of the Dragonhawk Emperor Thaurissan Bloodmage Thalnos Spellbook Binder Mirror Entity Mechwarper Medivh's Valet
Cinderstorm Snowchugger Pyros Mana Cyclone Blizzard Waterboy Sylvanas Windrunner Magic Dart Frog Tuskarr Fisherman Splitting Image Snowchugger Counterspell
Explosive Runes Coldwraith Cosmic Anomaly Primordial Glyph Meteor Auctionmaster Beardo Toki, Time-Tinker Mana Cyclone Arcane Watcher Unexpected Results Soot Spewer Duplicate
Flamewaker Frost Nova Scorch Shimmering Tempest Meteorologist Blackwald Pixie Archmage Antonidas Primordial Glyph Soot Spewer Conjurer's Calling Goblin Blastmage Ice Barrier
Forgotten Torch Frozen Clone Steam Surger Unstable Portal Astromancer Fencing Coach Baron Geddon Research Project Unexpected Results Molten Reflection Piloted Shredder Ice Block
Soot Spewer Ice Barrier Water Elemental Spellslinger Firelands Portal Pyromaniac Dr. Boom Arcane Intellect Ancient Mage Vex Crow Replicating Menace Illuminator
Vaporize Ice Block Azerite Elemental Unexpected Results Flamestrike Dalaran Aspirant Hex Lord Malacrass Coldlight Oracle Cosmic Anomaly Faceless Summoner Mimiron's Head Kirin Tor Mage
Volcanic Potion Cone of Cold Bonfire Elemental Griftah Greater Arcane Missiles Maiden of the Lake Medivh, the Guardian Stargazer Luna Dalaran Aspirant Astromancer Wargear Mana Bind
Fireball Demented Frostcaller Servant of Kalimos Leyline Manipulator Luna's Pocket Galaxy Kvaldir Raider Ragnaros the Firelord Conjurer's Calling Kirin Tor Tricaster Firelands Portal Zilliax Masked Contender
Molten Reflection Water Elemental Arcanosaur Cabalist's Tome Spiteful Summoner Mukla's Champion Rhonin Curio Collector Azerite Elemental Power of Creation Gazlowe Mirror Entity
Blast Wave Blizzard Baron Geddon Deck of Wonders Grand Archivist Nexus-Champion Saraad Sindragosa Ethereal Conjurer Azure Drake Sneed's Old Shredder Mechanical Whelp Spellbender
Meteor Frost Elemental Blazecaller Toki, Time-Tinker Power of Creation Kodorider Sneed's Old Shredder Aluneth Aluneth Mekgineer Thermaplugg Piloted Sky Golem Arcane Keysmith
Archmage Antonidas Frost Lich Jaina Anomalus Archmage Antonidas Dragoncaller Alanna Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk The Lich King Archmage Antonidas Violet Warden Big Bad Archmage Flame Leviathan Ethereal Arcanist
Flamestrike Ragnaros the Firelord Firelands Portal Kalecgos Frost Giant Malygos Hex Lord Malacrass Malygos Giggling Inventor Subject 9
Pyroblast Ozruk Greater Arcane Missiles Pyroblast Ysera Kalecgos Sneed's Old Shredder Kabal Crystal Runner
Big Bad Archmage Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End


Representing the Mage class, Rakanishu has the most synergy with spells and Freeze out of any hero in The Dalaran Heist. His card pool supports plenty of Mage playstyles like Elementals, Freeze, big spells, spell generation and random minion summoning. His alternate Hero Powers include Burning Wit, which can allow him to play more expensive cards sooner, and Frostburn, which functions like Ice Lance and gives you a chance to stall high-priority enemies.

Rakanishu also has plenty of Hero Power support cards, such as Garrison Commander, Spirit of the Dragonhawk, Daring Fire-Eater, Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk and various Inspire cards. Most of the Hero Power support cards released in the Rastakhan's Rumble set were made for Fireblast (but they also work with Frostburn), so they are unable to take any effect with Burning Wit. However, it can still trigger Inspire and is very effective when used multiple times such as with Garrison Commander and Auctionmaster Beardo. The Stargazing treasure is very effective when paired with Burning Wit, since you can get a 0-mana cost reduction Hero Power that can be used twice per turn. This combination can be further exploited with Coldarra Drake, which allows Burning Wit to have unlimited uses on each turn, easily winning you the game.


Rakanishu, full art

Type Emote
Selected I'm whatcha call a "Criminal Element".
Thanks Thank you, future crime-spree victim.
Well Played Hot!
Greetings Hello pitiful mortal!
Wow Whoooa - explosive!
Oops It burns!
Threaten I came here for arson, but I'll settle for assault
Sorry Yeah, sorry about that.
Attack Rakanishu!
Concede ...back to the lamp!
Opening remark Give up your treasures!
Thinking [1] Let's be bad guys...
Thinking [2] Maximum chaos...
Thinking [3] Mayhem...? Arson? Hm.
Almost out of time Faster. Faster!
Almost out of cards Low on fuel...
Out of cards I'm outta gas!
Error: Too many minions There ain't no room
Error: Too many minions (Streets of Dalaran) These streets are too narrow!
Error: Generic Can't do it!
Error: Hand already full My hand is too full! It burns!
Error: Hero already attacked I already attacked!
Error: Minion not ready Give that one a moment to get ready.
Error: Minion exhausted That one already attacked.
Error: Not enough mana I need mana!
Error: Need a weapon I need a weapon.
Error: Can't play that card I can't play that.
Error: Can't target stealthed minions That one has stealth.
Error: Not a valid target I need a target!
Error: Must attack taunt minion Grr! There's one that's taunting me!
Forgotten Torch is played Some of my best friends are torches.
Fireball is played Time to turn up the heat!
Tidal Surge is played Whoa! - You trying to put me out?
Blizzard is played This is way too cold for me!
Meteor is played Now that's a fireball you can look up to.

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