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Sacred Trial
Secret: After your opponent has at least 3 minions and plays another, destroy it.
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Sacred Trial is a paladin spell card, from the League of Explorers set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular Sacred Trial are obtained by defeating Temple Escape, the third encounter in The League of Explorers's first wing, the Temple of Orsis.

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Sacred Trial 40 5
Golden Sacred Trial 400 50


  • Like the other Secrets that trigger when your opponent plays a minion from their hand (Mirror Entity, Snipe, Repentance), Sacred Trial triggers in the After Play Phase following the Battlecry Phase. This means that all effects and death processing related to the minion's Battlecry resolve before the game queues and resolves Secrets such as Sacred Trial. For example, if you have one minion and play Dr. Boom, an enemy Sacred Trial will trigger.[1]
    • Sacred Trial, Mirror Entity, Snipe, Repentance and Potion of Polymorph all trigger in order of play.
    • Sacred Trial triggers if the minion is mortally wounded (such as by Snipe) or pending destroy (such as by Snipe + Acidmaw). This is probably a bug.[2]
    • Repentance does not trigger if Sacred Trial sets the minion pending destroy before it.[3] (Before Patch 7.0, it would trigger even though the minion will die anyway.)[4]
    • Snipe does not trigger if Sacred Trial sets the minion pending destroy before it.[5]
    • Mirror Entity does not trigger if Sacred Trial sets the minion pending destroy before it.[6] (Before Patch 7.0, Mirror Entity would make a copy - that survives!)[7]
    • Potion of Polymorph does not trigger if Sacred Trial sets the minion pending destroy before it.[8]
  • If you have Sacred Trial in play, and your opponent has 3 or more minions and plays Lord Jaraxxus, Sacred Trial triggers after the Battlecry finishes and destroys the Lord Jaraxxus hero, ending the game.[9][10]
    • As of Patch this interaction has been removed from the game, and Lord Jaraxxus will no longer trigger Sacred Trial.


Best used in a control deck as if you use a quicker deck your enemy will often trade their board to yours thus not giving ideal conditions for this card to trigger. Has synergy with Mysterious Challenger and Mad Scientist.


Sacred Trial represents "a hallway filled with holy lasers and swinging axes", which the worthy can stroll through unscathed, while the unworthy are destroyed.[11] It is original to Hearthstone.



Sacred Trial, full art

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