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You might be looking for one of these cards: Battlegrounds/Sylvanas Windrunner, Battlegrounds/Sylvanas Windrunner (unused), Mercenaries/Sylvanas Windrunner, Mercenaries/Sylvanas Windrunner (63748), Mercenaries/Sylvanas Windrunner (64498), Sylvanas Windrunner (boss), Sylvanas Windrunner (Classic), Sylvanas Windrunner (Druid boss), Sylvanas Windrunner (Event), Sylvanas Windrunner (hero), Sylvanas Windrunner (Prologue boss).

Sylvanas Windrunner is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

Card packsOpen one of these card packs:
Classic Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Wild
1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 DustRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 DustGolden1

Ban lists

Sylvanas Windrunner is in these ban lists:

  • Duels ban list - These cards cannot be put into deck, cannot appear in card buckets and cannot be generated randomly in Duels games.


To edit these notes, go to Template:Sylvanas Windrunner notes.

  • Sylvanas Windrunner cannot take control of a mortally wounded (0 or less Health) minion.[1]
  • If two opposing Sylvanas minions die simultaneously, their Deathrattles trigger in the order they were summoned. Thus, it it possible that one Sylvanas will steal a minion, and then the opposing Sylvanas will steal it right back. For more information on Deathrattle order of play, see Deathrattle#Sequence of events.
  • If an opposing Sylvanas is killed by Knights of the Frozen ThroneFrost Lich Jaina on an empty board it will take control of the generated water elemental.


  • ▶️ VO_Sylvanas_01_Play_01.wav I have no time for games!
  • ▶️ Pegasus_Stinger_Dark2.wav <music stinger>
  • ▶️ VO_Sylvanas_02_Attack_02.wav Let none survive!
  • ▶️ VO_Sylvanas_04_Death_04.wav <death sound>


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Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, styled variously as "the Dark Lady" and "the Banshee Queen," is the former Warchief of the Horde and the former supreme ruler of the Forsaken, one of the most powerful factions of undead on Azeroth. In life, Sylvanas was the ranger-general of Silvermoon, whose leadership acumen and martial prowess were without equal. During the Third War, she bravely defended Quel'Thalas from a Scourge invasion led by the death knight Arthas Menethil. Ultimately, however, Sylvanas fell in battle. Rather than honor the ranger-general with a quick death, Arthas ripped out her soul and transformed it into a banshee: a cunning and vengeful agent of Knights of the Frozen ThroneThe Lich King empowered by hate.
When the Lich King's control over his minions weakened, Sylvanas broke away from her tyrannical master's control and reclaimed her body. Vowing to avenge her death, Sylvanas gathered other renegade undead and set out to wage war against the Scourge. Thus it was that the Forsaken came to be, with Sylvanas as their queen. Under Sylvanas' command, the Forsaken joined the Horde and later helped bring about the Lich King's fall in the frozen wastes of Northrend.
Yet many challenges still lay ahead for Sylvanas. After an uprising within her ranks that killed other members of the Horde, the banshee queen is now mistrusted by many of her allies. While Sylvanas maintains that her loyalty to the Horde is undiminished, some of the faction's members are uncertain about her true intentions.
After the fall of the Lich King, Sylvanas came to the shocking realization that she, like Arthas before her, was damned to an eternity of darkness and torture in the afterlife. After entering into a pact with the Val'kyr, Sylvanas was able to regain her place in the realm of the living for as long as her Val'kyr survive. Knowing the dark fate that will inevitably befall her, Sylvanas considers her people a bulwark against the horrifying darkness that awaits her in the end. Following this, Sylvanas has launched an aggressive attack into the regions of Lordaeron and the greater Eastern Kingdoms not directly under her control, in an attempt to conquer the continent and secure it for the Forsaken.
After being mortally wounded during the battle for the Broken Shore, Warchief Goblins vs GnomesVol'jin declared Sylvanas as his successor with his dying breath, leaving her to lead the Horde against the invading forces of the Burning Legion. Following the Legion's defeat, Sylvanas now leads the Horde against the Alliance in a war that spans all of Azeroth.
After being challenged to mak'gora by defector Madness at the Darkmoon FaireVarok Saurfang, Sylvanas managed to overcome him in combat, but in the process revealed to the rest of her Horde loyalists that they truly meant nothing to her. Ultimately, Sylvanas fled from Orgrimmar and abandoned the Horde to pursue her own agenda alongside those still loyal to her cause.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Class Starter 2010" series, for the card Sylvanas, Lady of Undercity.
  • Sylvanas's sister is Hero SkinsAlleria Windrunner, an alternate hero for the hunter class. Curiously, they have no custom interaction in Hearthstone.
  • Rise of Shadows adds Sylvanas's other sister, Rise of ShadowsVereesa Windrunner, a legendary hunter minion.
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    Patch changes

    • MoLK LogoPatch (2022-11-29):
      • Minion type is now Undead (previously: no minion type).
    • Forged in the Barrens logoPatch (2021-03-25):
    • Saviors of Uldum logo Patch (2019-10-08):
    • Journey to Un'Goro logo Patch (2017-04-04):
      • Moved from the Legacy set to the Hall of Fame set.
    • Blackrock Mountain logo Patch (2015-03-31):
      • Bug fix: Will no longer steal a minion that is about to die.
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Closed beta, 2014-1-16):
      • Now costs 6 (Up from 5).
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
      • Flavor text now reads: "Sylvanas was turned into the Banshee Queen by Arthas, but he probably should have just killed her because it just pissed her off." (previously: no flavor text).
    • Hearthstone logo Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
      • Added.
      • Text changed from "Battlecry: Discard your hand. Draw five 3/3 Skeletons" to "Deathrattle: Take control of a random enemy minion"

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