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Spreading Madness
Set:Whispers of the Old GodsWhispers of the Old Gods
Spell school:Shadow
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Deal damage
Wiki tags:Random
Artist:Mauricio Herrera
Deal 9 damage randomly split among ALL characters
Flavor text

Most citizens of Darkshire wear those surgical masks to prevent spreading Madness to tourists.

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Spreading Madness is a rare warlock spell card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[]

Spreading Madness can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Spreading Madness 100 20
Golden Spreading Madness 800 100


This spell shoots 9 missiles, each one dealing 1 damage to a randomly selected character:

  • Each missile is resolved (queuing and resolving triggered effects, such as that of Acolyte of Pain) before the next one is shot.
  • As with all random effects, the missiles can hit any character, including friendly minions, Immune targets (which will however suffer no damage), Stealthed minions and both heroes.
  • Characters which have been mortally wounded by earlier missiles or destroyed by triggered effects like Acidmaw will not be selected as targets for subsequent missiles (thus preventing missiles from dealing 'overkill' damage to targets that have already been destroyed by earlier missiles).
  • Bonuses from Spell Damage and Prophet Velen will increase the total damage of this spell, not the damage dealt by each missile: for example, with Spell Damage +2 this spell will shoot 2 extra missiles, each one still dealing just 1 damage.



This spell spreads the maddening whispers of the Old God Yogg-Saron.

Yogg-Saron is just CRAZY for madness, and the insidious power of its whispers easily takes mortal minds one step beyond. Of course, every good (bad?) Warlock knows that if you want to make it through the day, you’ve got to embrace a little trousers-on-head craziness. Who wouldn’t cast a spell like this and say, “Welcome to the house of fun!”[1]


Spreading Madness, full art

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