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Shadow is a school of spell especially associated with priests and warlocks.

Background[]

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Shadow (or void) magic is the manifestation of Shadow, also called Void. Void lords are entities composed of pure shadow energy. The Old Gods are the manifestation of the Void.
Shadow abilities are able to impart feelings like despair, doubt, and panic. Healing can be sacrifice to deal damage with shadow magic.

Shadow cards[]

Collectible[]

For Wild format listings, see Shadow/Wild format


Uncollectible[]

For Wild format listings, see Shadow/Wild format
Name / Desc Rarity School Class Cost Description
Nightmare Shadow Any 0 Give a minion +4/+4. At the start of your next turn, destroy it.
Raise Dead Common Shadow 0 Deal 3 damage to your hero. Return two friendly minions that died this game to your hand.
Ritual of Doom Rare Shadow Warlock 0 Destroy a friendly minion. If you had 5 or more, summon a 5/5 Demon.
Shadowstep Common Shadow Rogue 0 Return a friendly minion to your hand. It costs (2) less.
Sigil of Silence Rare Shadow Demon Hunter 0 At the start of your next turn, Silence all enemy minions.
Soul Fragment Shadow 0 Casts When Drawn
Restore 2 Health to your hero.
Demonic Studies Common Shadow Warlock 1 Discover a Demon. Your next one costs (1) less.
Final Gasp Common Shadow Warlock 1 Deal 1 damage to a minion. If it dies, summon a 2/2 Adventurer with a random bonus effect.
Grimoire of Sacrifice Common Shadow Warlock 1 Destroy a friendly minion. Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.
Mortal Coil Common Shadow Warlock 1 Deal 1 damage to a minion. If that kills it, draw a card.
Oh My Yogg! Epic Shadow Paladin 1 Secret: When your opponent casts a spell, they instead cast a random one of the same Cost.
Wicked Whispers Rare Shadow Warlock 1 Discard your lowest Cost card. Give your minions +1/+1.
Drain Soul Common Shadow Warlock 2 Lifesteal
Deal 3 damage to a minion.
Feast of Souls Rare Shadow Demon Hunter 2 Draw a card for each friendly minion that died this turn.
Insight Common Shadow Priest 2 Draw a minion.
Corrupt: Reduce its Cost by (2).
Insight Common Shadow Priest 2 Corrupted
Draw a minion.
Reduce its Cost by (2).
Shadow Clone Rare Shadow Rogue 2 Secret: After a minion attacks your hero, summon a copy of it with Stealth.
Shadow Word: Death Common Shadow Priest 2 Destroy a minion with 5 or more Attack.
Shadowform Epic Shadow Priest 2 Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage'.
Sigil of Summoning Rare Shadow Demon Hunter 2 At the start of your next turn, summon two 2/2 Demons with Taunt.
Soul Shear Rare Shadow 2 Deal 3 damage to a minion. Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Thrive in the Shadows Rare Shadow Priest 2 Discover a spell from your deck.
Unstable Shadow Blast Common Shadow Warlock 2 Deal 6 damage to a minion. Excess damage hits your hero.
Cloak of Shadows Epic Shadow Rogue 3 Give your hero Stealth for 1 turn.
Devouring Plague Common Shadow Priest 3 Lifesteal. Deal 4 damage randomly split among all enemy minions.
Palm Reading Rare Shadow Priest 3 Discover a spell. Reduce the Cost of spells in your hand by (1).
School Spirits Common Shadow Warlock 3 Deal 2 damage to all minions. Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Shroud of Concealment Rare Shadow Rogue 3 Draw 2 minions. Any played this turn gain Stealth for 1 turn.
Auspicious Spirits Rare Shadow Priest 4 Summon a random 4-Cost minion.
Corrupt: Summon a 7-Cost minion instead.
Auspicious Spirits Rare Shadow Priest 4 Corrupted
Summon a random 7-Cost minion.
Hysteria Rare Shadow 4 Choose an enemy minion. It attacks random minions until it dies.
Shadow Word: Ruin Epic Shadow Priest 4 Destroy all minions with 5 or more Attack.
Soul Rend Rare Shadow Warlock 4 Deal 5 damage to all minions. Destroy a card in your deck for each killed.
Deck of Chaos Legendary Shadow Warlock 5 Swap the Cost and Attack of all minions in your deck.
Psyche Split Rare Shadow Priest 5 Give a minion +1/+2. Summon a copy of it.
Siphon Soul Rare Shadow Warlock 5 Destroy a minion. Restore 3 Health to your hero.
Hand of Gul'dan Common Shadow Warlock 6 When you play or discard this, draw 3 cards.
Initiation Rare Shadow Priest 6 Deal 4 damage to a minion. If that kills it, summon a new copy.
Soul Mirror Legendary Shadow Priest 7 Summon copies of enemy minions. They attack their copies.
Twisting Nether Epic Shadow Warlock 8 Destroy all minions.
Showing all 40 cards
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Raise Dead(329974).png
Ritual of Doom(475030).png
Shadowstep(475118).png
Sigil of Silence(487666).png
Soul Fragment(330067).png
Demonic Studies(329975).png
Final Gasp(63369).png
Grimoire of Sacrifice(487646).png
Mortal Coil(475028).png
Oh My Yogg!(388980).png
Wicked Whispers(378845).png
Drain Soul(475026).png
Feast of Souls(475079).png
Insight(389004).png
Insight(389057).png
Shadow Clone(388962).png
Shadow Word- Death(475122).png
Shadowform(475125).png
Sigil of Summoning(63264).png
Soul Shear(329929).png
Thrive in the Shadows(475132).png
Unstable Shadow Blast(63368).png
Cloak of Shadows(388961).png
Devouring Plague(464115).png
Palm Reading(388982).png
School Spirits(329930).png
Shroud of Concealment(63358).png
Auspicious Spirits(388973).png
Auspicious Spirits(388972).png
Hysteria(442061).png
Shadow Word- Ruin(475157).png
Soul Rend(487648).png
Deck of Chaos(388951).png
Psyche Split(210818).png
Siphon Soul(475009).png
Hand of Gul'dan(210809).png
Initiation(329993).png
Soul Mirror(210804).png
Twisting Nether(475002).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity School Class Cost Description
Shadow Reflection Shadow Rogue Each time you play a card, transform this into a copy of it.
Forbidden Ritual Rare Shadow Warlock 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon that many 1/1 Tentacles.
Forbidden Shaping Epic Shadow Priest 0 Spend all your Mana. Summon a random minion that costs that much.
Forbidden Words Rare Shadow Priest 0 Spend all your Mana. Destroy a minion with that much Attack or less.
Lazul's Scheme Epic Shadow Priest 0 Reduce the Attack of an enemy minion by 1 until your next turn.
(Upgrades each turn!)
Sacrificial Pact Free Shadow Warlock 0 Destroy a friendly Demon. Restore 5 Health to your hero.
Shadowstep Common Shadow Rogue 0 Return a friendly minion to your hand. It costs (2) less.
Silence Common Shadow Priest 0 Silence a minion.
Call of the Void Common Shadow Warlock 1 Add a random Demon to your hand.
Conceal Common Shadow Rogue 1 Give your minions Stealth until your next turn.
Consume Magic Common Shadow Demon Hunter 1 Silence an enemy minion.
Outcast: Draw a card.
Corrupted Blood Shadow Any 1 Casts when Drawn
Take 3 damage. After you draw, shuffle two copies of this into your deck.
Dark Possession Rare Shadow Warlock 1 Deal 2 damage to a friendly character. Discover a Demon.
Fadeleaf Toxin Shadow Rogue 1 Give a friendly minion Stealth until your next turn.
Grim Rally Rare Shadow Warlock 1 Destroy a friendly minion. Give your minions +1/+1.
Mind Vision Free Shadow Priest 1 Put a copy of a random card in your opponent's hand into your hand.
Mortal Coil Free Shadow Warlock 1 Deal 1 damage to a minion. If that kills it, draw a card.
Pint-Size Potion Rare Shadow Priest 1 Give all enemy minions -3 Attack this turn only.
Plague of Madness Rare Shadow Rogue 1 Each player equips a 2/2 Knife with Poisonous.
Potion of Madness Common Shadow Priest 1 Gain control of an enemy minion with 2 or less Attack until the end of the turn.
Power Overwhelming Common Shadow Warlock 1 Give a friendly minion +4/+4 until end of turn. Then, it dies. Horribly.
Shriek Rare Shadow Warlock 1 Discard your lowest Cost card. Deal 2 damage to all minions.
Soul Infusion Rare Shadow Warlock 1 Give the left-most minion in your hand +2/+2.
Spirit Bomb Common Shadow Warlock 1 Deal 4 damage to a minion and your hero.
Big Bad Voodoo Epic Shadow Shaman 2 Give a friendly minion "Deathrattle: Summon a random minion that costs (1) more."
Book of Specters Epic Shadow Mage 2 Draw 3 cards. Discard any spells drawn.
Confuse Epic Shadow Priest 2 Swap the Attack and Health of all minions.
Corrupting Mist Rare Shadow Warlock 2 Curse all minions. Destroy them at the start of your next turn.
Curse of Rafaam Common Shadow Warlock 2 Give your opponent a 'Cursed!' card.

While they hold it, they take 2 damage on their turn.

Cursed! Shadow Warlock 2 While this is in your hand, take 2 damage at the start of your turn.
Dark Conviction Common Shadow Paladin 2 Set a minion's Attack and Health to 3.
Darkbomb Common Shadow Warlock 2 Deal 3 damage.
Death Coil Shadow Death Knight 2 Deal 5 damage to an enemy, or restore 5 Health to a friendly character.
Death Grip Shadow Death Knight 2 Steal a minion from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
Defile Rare Shadow Warlock 2 Deal 1 damage to all minions. If any die, cast this again.
Demonic Project Common Shadow Warlock 2 Each player transforms a random minion in their hand into a Demon.
Drain Soul Common Shadow Warlock 2 Lifesteal
Deal 3 damage to a minion.
Embrace the Shadow Epic Shadow Priest 2 This turn, your healing effects deal damage instead.
Feast of Souls Rare Shadow Demon Hunter 2 Draw a card for each friendly minion that died this turn.
Mind Blast Common Shadow Priest 2 Deal 5 damage to the enemy hero.
Seance Common Shadow Priest 2 Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your hand.
Shadow Visions Epic Shadow Priest 2 Discover a copy of a spell in your deck.
Shadow Word: Death Free Shadow Priest 2 Destroy a minion with 5 or more Attack.
Shadow Word: Pain Free Shadow Priest 2 Destroy a minion with 3 or less Attack.
Shadowform Epic Shadow Priest 2 Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 2 damage.'
Spirit Lash Common Shadow Priest 2 Lifesteal
Deal 1 damage to all minions.
Thoughtsteal Common Shadow Priest 2 Copy 2 cards from your opponent's deck and put them into your hand.
Twisted Knowledge Common Shadow Warlock 2 Discover 2 Warlock cards.
Violet Haze Common Shadow Rogue 2 Add 2 random Deathrattle cards to your hand.
Bloodfury Potion Rare Shadow Warlock 3 Give a minion +3 Attack. If it's a Demon, also give it +3 Health.
Dark Prophecy Rare Shadow Priest 3 Discover a 2-Cost minion. Summon it and give it +3 Health.
Death and Decay Shadow Death Knight 3 Deal 3 damage to all enemies.
Drain Life Free Shadow Warlock 3 Deal 2 damage. Restore 2 Health to your hero.
Haunting Visions Epic Shadow Shaman 3 The next spell you cast this turn costs 3 less. Discover a spell.
Sense Demons Common Shadow Warlock 3 Draw 2 Demons from your deck.
Shadow Bolt Free Shadow Warlock 3 Deal 4 damage to a minion.
Shadow Madness Rare Shadow Priest 3 Gain control of an enemy minion with 3 or less Attack until end of turn.
Shadow Strike Common Shadow Rogue 3 Deal 5 damage to an undamaged character.
Soul Cleave Free Shadow Demon Hunter 3 Lifesteal
Deal 2 damage to two random enemy minions.
Spreading Madness Rare Shadow Warlock 3 Deal 9 damage randomly split among ALL characters
Surrender to Madness Epic Shadow Priest 3 Destroy 3 of your Mana Crystals. Give all minions in your deck +2/+2.
Treachery Epic Shadow Warlock 3 Choose a friendly minion. Your opponent gains control of it.
Unwilling Sacrifice Rare Shadow Warlock 3 Choose a friendly minion. Destroy it and a random enemy minion.
Ancient Curse Shadow Any 4 Casts When Drawn
You take 7 damage.
Anti-Magic Shell Shadow Death Knight 4 Give your minions +2/+2 and "Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers."
Blastcrystal Potion Common Shadow Warlock 4 Destroy a minion and one of your Mana Crystals.
Bloodbloom Epic Shadow Warlock 4 The next spell you cast this turn costs Health instead of Mana.
Eternal Servitude Rare Shadow Priest 4 Discover a friendly minion that died this game. Summon it.
Grave Rune Common Shadow Priest 4 Give a minion "Deathrattle: Summon 2 copies of this."
Mindgames Epic Shadow Priest 4 Put a copy of a random minion from your opponent's deck into the battlefield.
Shadow Shadow Rogue 4 Casts When Drawn
Summon a {0}.
Shadow of Death Epic Shadow Rogue 4 Choose a minion. Shuffle 3 'Shadows' into your deck that summon a copy when drawn.
Shadow Word: Horror Rare Shadow Priest 4 Destroy all minions with 2 or less Attack.
Shadow Word: Ruin Epic Shadow Priest 4 Destroy all minions with 5 or more Attack.
Shadowflame Rare Shadow Warlock 4 Destroy a friendly minion and deal its Attack damage to all enemy minions.
Soul Split Rare Shadow Demon Hunter 4 Choose a friendly Demon. Summon a copy of it.
Unsleeping Soul Common Shadow Priest 4 Silence a friendly minion, then summon a copy of it.
Bane of Doom Epic Shadow Warlock 5 Deal 2 damage to a character. If that kills it, summon a random Demon.
Demonheart Epic Shadow Warlock 5 Deal 5 damage to a minion. If it's a friendly Demon, give it +5/+5 instead.
Devour Mind Rare Shadow Priest 5 Copy 3 cards in your opponent's deck and add them to your hand.
Doom Pact Shadow Death Knight 5 Destroy all minions. Remove the top card from your deck for each minion destroyed.
Excavated Evil Rare Shadow Priest 5 Deal 3 damage to all minions.

Shuffle this card into your opponent's deck.

Mass Hysteria Rare Shadow Priest 5 Force each minion to attack another random minion.
Necrium Vial Epic Shadow Rogue 5 Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle twice.
Nether Portal Shadow Warlock 5 Open a permanent portal that summons 3/2 Imps.
Power Word: Tentacles Common Shadow Priest 5 Give a minion +2/+6.
Siphon Soul Rare Shadow Warlock 5 Destroy a minion. Restore 3 Health to your hero.
Webweave Common Shadow Druid 5 Summon two 1/2 Poisonous Spiders.
Army of the Dead Shadow Death Knight 6 Remove the top 5 cards of your deck. Summon any minions removed.
Dark Bargain Epic Shadow Warlock 6 Destroy 2 random enemy minions. Discard 2 random cards.
Ectomancy Epic Shadow Warlock 6 Summon copies of all Demons you control.
Embrace Darkness Epic Shadow Priest 6 Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, take control of it.
Shadow Essence Rare Shadow Priest 6 Summon a 5/5 copy of a random minion in your deck.
Demonbolt Common Shadow Warlock 8 Destroy a minion. Costs (1) less for each minion you control.
Twisting Nether Epic Shadow Warlock 8 Destroy all minions.
Void Contract Epic Shadow Warlock 8 Destroy half of each player's deck.
Plague of Death Epic Shadow Priest 9 Silence and destroy all minions.
DOOM! Epic Shadow Warlock 10 Destroy all minions. Draw a card for each.
Mind Control Free Shadow Priest 10 Take control of an enemy minion.
Showing all 99 cards
Shadow Reflection(62878).png
Forbidden Ritual(35217).png
Forbidden Shaping(33125).png
Forbidden Words(90548).png
Lazul's Scheme(90555).png
Sacrificial Pact(348).png
Shadowstep(550).png
Silence(544).png
Call of the Void(90141).png
Conceal(284).png
Consume Magic(210692).png
Corrupted Blood(90191).png
Dark Possession(89473).png
Fadeleaf Toxin(35293).png
Grim Rally(90217).png
Mind Vision(438).png
Mortal Coil(43).png
Pint-Size Potion(49644).png
Plague of Madness(90709).png
Potion of Madness(49630).png
Power Overwhelming(170).png
Shriek(90179).png
Soul Infusion(89907).png
Spirit Bomb(89904).png
Big Bad Voodoo(90229).png
Book of Specters(89416).png
Confuse(22327).png
Corrupting Mist(55493).png
Curse of Rafaam(27232).png
Cursed!(27482).png
Dark Conviction(62932).png
Darkbomb(12299).png
Death Coil(63052).png
Death Grip(63051).png
Defile(62840).png
Demonic Project(89825).png
Drain Soul(62928).png
Embrace the Shadow(33176).png
Feast of Souls(210674).png
Mind Blast(415).png
Seance(90235).png
Shadow Visions(55463).png
Shadow Word- Death(547).png
Shadow Word- Pain(315).png
Shadowform(421).png
Spirit Lash(58722).png
Thoughtsteal(62).png
Twisted Knowledge(184973).png
Violet Haze(89920).png
Bloodfury Potion(49698).png
Dark Prophecy(184963).png
Death and Decay(63056).png
Drain Life(332).png
Haunting Visions(90208).png
Sense Demons(327).png
Shadow Bolt(647).png
Shadow Madness(442).png
Shadow Strike(35195).png
Soul Cleave(210670).png
Spreading Madness(33169).png
Surrender to Madness(90151).png
Treachery(62875).png
Unwilling Sacrifice(62873).png
Ancient Curse(27503).png
Anti-Magic Shell(63054).png
Blastcrystal Potion(49741).png
Bloodbloom(55594).png
Eternal Servitude(61835).png
Grave Rune(151417).png
Mindgames(301).png
Shadow(90788).png
Shadow of Death(90785).png
Shadow Word- Horror(33150).png
Shadow Word- Ruin(210655).png
Shadowflame(673).png
Soul Split(210699).png
Unsleeping Soul(90632).png
Bane of Doom(670).png
Demonheart(12237).png
Devour Mind(62868).png
Doom Pact(63050).png
Excavated Evil(27242).png
Mass Hysteria(90253).png
Necrium Vial(89879).png
Nether Portal(55448).png
Power Word- Tentacles(35193).png
Siphon Soul(573).png
Webweave(62900).png
Army of the Dead(63049).png
Dark Bargain(22388).png
Ectomancy(89941).png
Embrace Darkness(62857).png
Shadow Essence(62896).png
Demonbolt(90261).png
Twisting Nether(398).png
Void Contract(90153).png
Plague of Death(90693).png
DOOM!(33129).png
Mind Control(401).png

Cards that generate Shadow cards[]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Archdruid Naralex Legendary Minion General Any 3 3 3 Dormant for 2 turns. While Dormant, add a Dream card to your hand at the end of your turn.
Ysera the Dreamer Legendary Minion Dragon Any 9 4 12 Battlecry: Add one of each Dream card to your hand.
Showing all 2 cards
Archdruid Naralex(63432).png
Ysera the Dreamer(463939).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Lakkari Sacrifice Legendary Spell General Warlock 1 Quest: Discard 6 cards.
Reward: Nether Portal.
Curse of Rafaam Common Spell Shadow Warlock 2 Give your opponent a 'Cursed!' card.

While they hold it, they take 2 damage on their turn.

Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2 Battlecry: Add an Uldum Plague spell to your hand.
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2 Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand.
Arfus Legendary Minion Beast Any 4 2 2 Deathrattle: Add a random Death Knight card to your hand.
Xaril, Poisoned Mind Legendary Minion General Rogue 4 3 2 Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a random Toxin card to your hand.
The Lich King Legendary Minion General Any 8 8 8 Taunt
At the end of your turn, add a random Death Knight card to your hand.
Ysera Legendary Minion Dragon Any 9 4 12 At the end of your turn, add a Dream Card to your hand.
Showing all 8 cards
Lakkari Sacrifice(55447).png
Curse of Rafaam(27232).png
Transfer Student(211522).png
Transfer Student(211509).png
Arfus(62923).png
Xaril, Poisoned Mind(33139).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Ysera(495).png

Related cards[]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Twilight Deceptor Common Minion General PRIEST 2 2 3 Battlecry: If any hero took damage this turn, draw a Shadow spell.
Psyfiend Rare Minion General PRIEST 3 3 4 After you cast a Shadow spell, deal 2 damage to each hero.
Tamsin Roame Legendary Minion General Warlock 3 1 3 Whenever you cast a Shadow spell that costs (1) or more, add a copy to your hand that costs (0).
Darkbishop Benedictus Legendary Minion General PRIEST 5 5 6 Start of Game: If the spells in your deck are all Shadow, enter Shadowform.
Showing all 4 cards
Twilight Deceptor(64419).png
Psyfiend(64425).png
Tamsin Roame(487644).png
Darkbishop Benedictus(64443).png


Achievements[]

There are 111 achievements related to Shadow spells.

CategoryNameDescriptionRewards
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngForged in the Barrens - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Barrens - WarlockShadow of a ShadowCast 80 0-Cost Warlock Shadow spells.20 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Spell SchoolsCall of the VoidCast 15 Shadow spells.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Spell SchoolsCall of the VoidCast 50 Shadow spells.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Spell SchoolsCall of the VoidCast 150 Shadow spells.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Spell SchoolsCall of the VoidCast 500 Shadow spells.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Spell SchoolsCall of the VoidCast 1500 Shadow spells.20 Achievement Point.png

Patch notes[]

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