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Shade of Naxxramas
Shade of Naxxramas
Golden Shade of Naxxramas
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute, Stealth
Wiki tags:Triggered effect
Artist:Ittoku Seta
Stealth. At the start of your turn, gain +1/+1.
Flavor text

The Shades of Naxxramas hate the living. They even have a slur they use to refer them: Livers.

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Shade of Naxxramas is an epic neutral minion card, from the Naxxramas set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular Shade of Naxxramas are obtained by defeating Kel'Thuzad in Curse of Naxxramas's Frostwyrm Lair.

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Shade of Naxxramas 400 100
Golden Shade of Naxxramas 1600 400


The Shade of Naxxramas, while initially weak, has game-winning potential. Stealth allows the Shade to attack on its own terms, and its ever-growing statistics poses a serious threat to opponents. Due to its resistance to most removals, buffs from classes like the Druid, Shaman or Paladin can use the Shade as a target. Whether it be a Savage Roar, Windfury or Blessed Champion, this minion can end the game in a single turn if left unchecked.

AoE removal is the bane of the Shade, especially when first played as a measly 2 Health; a simple Consecration or Holy Nova can neutralize the Shade. Random target effects such as Deadly Shot and Stampeding Kodo can also affect it regardless of its Stealth.


Naxxramas is ours.


Shade of Naxxramas is a mob found in the Naxxramas raid in World of Warcraft.

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Shades are disembodied spirits and are similar to ghosts in that they are the spectral remains of a once-living person. These often restless spirits are mostly found in the Plaguelands, other undead-infested areas, and the village surrounding the mysterious tower of Karazhan. Because they do not have a real body, some shades are immune to physical damage.


Shade of Naxxramas was originally designed as a 4 Mana 1/1 minion. [1]



Shade of Naxxramas, full art

Shade of Naxxramas in World of Warcraft

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  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2017-06-05).