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Summoning Portal
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:0 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute, Modify cost
Wiki tags:Ongoing effect
Artist:Tyler Walpole
Your minions cost (2) less, but not less than (1).
Flavor text

NOT LESS THAN 1! Don't get any ideas!

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Summoning Portal is a common warlock minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Summoning Portal can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Summoning Portal 40 5
Golden Summoning Portal 400 50


Example: Emperor Thaurissan's effect has triggered while holding a 3-Cost minion. Summoning Portal reduces the minion to 1 Mana and Thaurissan's enchantment is applied afterwards, making it cost 0 Mana.[1][2]
Example: If a minion card with a base mana cost of 1 has its cost increased by some effect, playing a Summoning Portal will not reduce the final mana cost of the minion: since Summoning Portal's effect is applied first, it cannot decrease the mana cost of the 1-Cost minion below 1 and has no effect; only then is the cost-increasing effect applied.[3][4]
  • Summoning Portal does not increase the mana cost of a 0-Cost minion to 1.[5]


The Summoning Portal is most useful in the mid game when your mana pool is still too low to put out bigger minions but sufficiently large to be able to get the Summoning Portal into play, thus effectively reducing the cost of all minions by 2. It can also be used during the late-game to get multiple big minions out.

Summoning Portal can be pulled directly with Meat Wagon while also indirectly protecting it. When combined with Echo minions or Glinda Crowskin, its effect becomes extremely powerful.


The Summoning Portal is used by warlocks as part of the Ritual of Summoning.



Summoning Portal, full art

A Summoning Portal in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[]


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuK4W6kiMlY&t=4m31s - Deathwing's cost is reduced to 0 mana, so Thaurissan's enchantment must be being applied after the Portals have reduced the cost, despite the Portals being played after Thaurissan had activated.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYu5BjiVV_w - Loatheb's cost is reduced to 0 mana, so Shadowstep must be being applied after the Portals have reduced the cost.
  3. PhantomBang (2013-11-21). Freezing Trap + Summoning Portal. Retrieved on 2015-07-12.
  4. Atleticano (2014-07-03). Summoning Portal and Freezing Trap?. Retrieved on 2015-07-12.
  5. "<Fisker> nope <Fisker> target dummy still costs 0 <Fisker> same for wisp". Reported in #hearthsim IRC channel, Tested in Patch (TGT patch)