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Shal'ja, Outcast
Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Health:30 Health
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Shalja and Aranna spar, learning the ways of the Demon Hunter...

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Ashes of Outland's single-player content.

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

Shalja, Outcast is the first boss encounter in Chapter 3: To be a Demon Hunter of Trial by Felfire Story.

The player controls Aranna Starseeker.

Hero Powers[]

Fel Lightning(211282).png

Player's hero[]

Aranna Starseeker(211234).png
The Right Tool(211235).png


The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Shalja, Outcast Aranna Starseeker
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity


Chaos Strike 2 Demon


Blur 1
Furious Felfin 1 Consume Magic 1
Sightless Watcher 2 Crimson Sigil Runner 2
Aldrachi Warblades 2 Twin Slice 1
Wrathscale Naga 2 Netherwalker 2
Ashtongue Battlelord 2 Spectral Sight 1
Coilfang Warlord 1 Aldrachi Warblades 2
Shaman Finders Keepers 2 Coordinated Strike 1
Ancestral Knowledge 2 Ashtongue Battlelord 1
Maelstrom Portal 1 Illidari Felblade 2
Bogstrok Clacker 2 Hunter Imprisoned Felmaw 2
Feral Spirit 1 Animal Companion 2
Marshspawn 2 Augmented Porcupine 1
Serpentshrine Portal 2 Flanking Strike 2
Torrent 1 Gahz'rilla 1
Doomhammer 1 Rogue Deadly Poison 2
The Lurker Below 1 Doomerang 1
Eye of the Storm 1 Kingsbane 1
Neutral Bilefin Tidehunter 2 Cavern Shinyfinder 1
Eviscerate 1
Shiv 2


  • For a full list of the random Lightning spells that can be cast from Shalja's Hero Power, see Fel Lightning.


The training begins without delay, as our fellow outcasts join the fray. As Demon Hunters the four shall be, to carry out their destiny.

In their path to becoming Demon Hunters, Aranna faces off against Shalja as the first boss of Chapter 3. Primarily, you should rely more on your weapons (namely Kingsbane) to prevail, as Shalja's Fel Lightning has the chance to cast removal spells such as Beakered Lightning, Lightning Storm and Elemental Destruction; making it hard to maintain a good board.

In the early game, you should focus on playing and buffing your Kingsbane to help control the board, using any remaining mana to play minions when necessary. Try not to go face early on as it might be difficult to redraw it, even with the use of your Hero Power. Reaching the mid-game, start using it to go face, while using your remaining mana to stall with your minions. Use your Hero Power or Cavern Shinyfinder to redraw Kingsbane as much as possible. If done correctly, Shalja's health would be whittled down by the time you reach the late-game.

Killing her quickly is important because later when she reaches 10 mana she'll be capable of putting up trios of Stormblockers via Eye of the Storm. Their taunts prevent direct attacks with weapons against her, and the damage they do in response is suicidal.

Countermeasures include using Doomerang (which doesn't result in taking their counterattack) or protecting Aranna with Blur during the turn she attacks.


Before match

Illidan Stormrage
Now take up arms, my chosen few! You'll train as demon hunters do.


Aranna Starseeker
Okay Shalja... don't go easy on me.
Shalja, Outcast
Lady Aranna, I never hold anything back.

Emote Response

Shalja, Outcast
Focus on the fight!

Hero Power

Fel Lightning
Shalja, Outcast
Dodge this, my lady!
Lord Illidan is right... my rage is my power!
The Rusted Legion will fall before us!
This power... it burns my veins!
The Right Tool
Aranna Starseeker
I don't want to hurt Shalja too badly.


Shalja, Outcast
Do not underestimate me, Lady Aranna.
I don't need to beat you… I just have to prove myself.
With this power... I can give up the elements!

Turn 1

Illidan Stormrage
Aranna. Your prowess in combat is impressive.
Aranna Starseeker
I could never beat my sister. She was competitive in everything.

Turn 3

Illidan Stormrage
Your training begins! Reach deep down. All you've suffered, turn it 'round!

Turn 5

Illidan Stormrage
All of your hurt, turn it to rage... Use your anger – shatter your cage!

Turn 7

Illidan Stormrage
We all have demons, let yours out! Feel its power as your horns sprout!

Boss cards

Shalja, Outcast
Serpentshrine Portal
I could use a fin...
Wrathscale Naga
A furious fighter of fel and scales!
How well do you fight underwater, my lady?
Conchguard Warlord
Assist me, mighty Naga. I have much to learn...

Player's cards

Shalja, Outcast
You move fast, Lady Aranna!
Twin Slice
Do your worst.
Coordinated Strike
I thought this was a one-on-one...


Shalja, Outcast
Well fought! I am... faster... stronger! (becomes Shalja, Demon Hunter)
Aranna Starseeker
All my life, I've struggled to see. My purpose, calling, why I'm me...
But with his help I'll cleanse these wastes. I'll change this world, yes THAT's my place! (becomes Aranna in Training)


Shalja, Outcast is original to Hearthstone. She is a naga.

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
The serpentine Naga are some of the most formidable villains of Azeroth. Masters of sorcery, the naga were formerly night elves, members of Queen Azshara's court in the War of the Ancients. They were transformed into naga by the Old Gods, and now haunt the seas of Azeroth building a great civilization on the ocean floor.


Shalja, Outcast, full art

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