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Spell school:Holy
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Artist:Ittoku Seta
Secret: When a friendly minion dies, return it to life with 1 Health.
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I am not sure how you get demptioned the first time. It’s a mystery!

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Death-related, Health-related, Resurrection effect, Triggered effect
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Redemption is a common paladin spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

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Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1


  • Despite the card text, Redemption does not return the target minion to life - it simply summons a new copy of that minion. Any damage or enchantments belonging to the minion which died will not be copied.
  • If Knights of the Frozen ThroneDesperate Stand was cast on the minion which died, Desperate Stand triggers first, then Redemption, its result will be the same two resummoned minions with 1 HP.
  • As a summon effect, Redemption will trigger effects like that of LegacyKnife Juggler.
  • Since the original minion died normally, it can be resurrected by NaxxramasKel'Thuzad, resulting in a second copy of the original minion.
  • Redemption has a low priority, meaning that regardless of play order, it will always trigger last on a given Death Event. As two examples, this means that a resurrected Goblins vs GnomesExplosive Sheep will never then hit itself with its own AoE and die again, and that Mean Streets of GadgetzanWeasel Tunneler can never be resurrected by Redemption (as it will already have changed sides by then).[1][2]
  • Redemption only sets a minion's current Health to 1, not its maximum Health. Therefore a Redeemed minion can be healed, and also counts as damaged for the purposes of abilities like Enrage.
  • If a friendly NaxxramasMad Scientist is killed at the same time as another friendly minion which was summoned after the Scientist, and the Mad Scientist's Deathrattle puts Redemption into play, Redemption will immediately trigger from the death of that other minion, but not from the death of the Mad Scientist.[3]
  • Note that Secrets can only trigger on the opponent's turn. If one of the controlling player's minions die on their own turn, the minion will not be resurrected. This generally makes Charge of no benefit for resurrected minions. While preventing the paladin from self-triggering the ability to their benefit, this design can allow for a different type of strategic advantage. For example, a player can send a low-value minion on a fatal attack without having Redemption wasted on resurrecting them.
  • Redemption will not trigger if there is no room for the minion - either at the start of resolving the Death Event or when Redemption itself resolves.[4]


Redemption can often be used without much thought, as its effect is almost always helpful. It can however also be paired with strong minions that you know your opponent will kill so that you can still use them the next turn with 1 health.

When playing against Redemption, players can test for the secret by destroying a weak or less valuable minion before destroying more important targets.

Redemption works badly with the paladin hero ability LegacyReinforce, which gives the opponent a very non-threatening target to trigger Redemption on. It is therefore best played on a turn in which the Paladin has no Silver Hand Recruits, or possibly while they are protected by minions with Taunt.


Redemption is the paladin resurrection ability from World of Warcraft. It is a long cast time spell that brings a dead player back to life, but can only be cast outside of combat.



Redemption, full art

Patch changes[]


  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-07. Tested thoroughly in several single-death scenarios. For example: Played Redemption, NaxxramasUnstable Ghoul, LegacyCult Master. Opponent then destroyed Unstable Ghoul. Deathrattle triggered first, then Cult Master, then Redemption. Another example: Played Redemption, LegacyCult Master, NaxxramasSludge Belcher. Opponent then destroyed Sludge Belcher. Cult Master triggered first, then Sludge Belcher Deathrattle, then Redemption. Another example: Played Redemption, LegacyLoot Hoarder, LegacyAbomination. Opponent then destroyed Abomination. Abomination's Deathrattle triggered, killing Loot Hoarded; however it was remained on the board at -1 Health while Redemption was then activated.
  2. Tested by User:Taohinton and User:Adys, 2015-02-07. Regardless of order of play, with several Deathrattle minions on the board, the Redemption will trigger from the death of the first minion (the oldest), following its Deathrattle, but before the Deathrattles of the other minions.
  3. Tested by User:Taohinton 2015-02-07. Tried both NaxxramasDuplicate and Redemption; in both cases NaxxramasMad Scientist will cause the next simultaneous death to trigger the secret, but will not trigger it himself. Simultaneous deaths of earlier minions are resolved before the Scientist, and thus were found not to activate the secret.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHdveuZXoHg&index=5 Tested in Patch (TGT patch)
  5. Hearthstone Mythbusters Episode 3. (2014-01-30).