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Silas Darkmoon
Silas Darkmoon
Golden Silas Darkmoon
Set:Madness at the Darkmoon FaireMadness at the Darkmoon Faire
Cost:7 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Take control
Wiki tags:Positional effect
Artist:Ivan Fomin
Battlecry: Choose a direction to rotate all minions.
Flavor text

"You might remember me from such attractions as 'Being Shot out of a Cannon' or 'That Carousel Ate My Friend.'"

External links

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For the Battlegrounds hero of the same name, see Silas Darkmoon (Battlegrounds).

Silas Darkmoon is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set.

How to get[]

Regular Silas Darkmoon is obtained by owning a Madness at the Darkmoon Faire pack and going to Open Packs menu.

Silas Darkmoon is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

  • Golden Silas Darkmoon was obtained by purchasing the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire's Tavern Pass.
  • Regular Silas Darkmoon was obtained by logging into Hearthstone from October 22, 2020 to February 19, 2021.

Choice cards[]

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  • The gryphons on the art of choice cards are positioned in the direction in which your minions will move from your perspective.
    • "This Way" rotates clockwise (your minions move left, your opponent's minions move right).
    • "That Way" rotates counter-clockwise (your minions move right, your opponent's minions move left).
  • The outermost minions switch control. This can include Silas himself.
  • If a Dormant minion is on the edge of the board, it will be ignored and the next adjacent minion will swap instead.
  • If Silas is rotated with Brann Bronzebeard on board or Heart of Vir'naal active, the second rotation will be random.

Known bugs[]

  • If Silas is played with a opponent's board full of Dormant minions, the maximium of 7 minions can be passed.


Generally, you want to ensure what you give your opponent is much worse than what you take from them. For example, paladins can trade a Silver Hand Recruit for a larger threat. Be mindful of your outermost minions. Even on an empty board, Silas will trade himself away, although this can still be used to steal high-impact minions like Rattlegore and Obsidian Statue.

Silas can also be used similar to a neutral Treachery, giving your opponent an undesirable minion. Warriors can give an opponent a Soulbound Ashtongue and cast Shield Slam on it for an OTK.

While you might lose some value of Silas from this, stealing an opponent's minion buffed with spells like Libram of Wisdom or just combo pieces like Gadgetzan Auctioneer can prove to be useful, with the former disrupting potential Libram and Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate strategies and the latter hurting decks like Miracle Rogue or decks based on C'Thun, the Shattered.




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Silas Darkmoon is the founder and leader of the Darkmoon Faire, an exotic bunch of wandering showmen, who together celebrate the wondrous and mysterious idiosyncrasies found in Azeroth. Previously operating in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest, his Faire has since the time of Deathwing's fall moved to Darkmoon Island.


  • Silas Darkmoon was the seventh card available in Play mode before the release of the expansion it belonged to.
  • Silas Darkmoon's flavor text is a reference to The Simpsons character Troy McClure.
  • The flavor of Silas' Battlecry references the Darkmoon Carousel in the Faire. His theme also comes from the Darkmoon Carousel's music.


Silas Darkmoon, full art

Silas in World of Warcraft.

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