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Sylvanas Windrunner
Set:Madness at the Darkmoon FaireMadness at the Darkmoon Faire
Health:100 Health
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The latest Warchief has committed a shocking atrocity against the night elves.

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Varok Saurfang
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Book of Heroes logo.png The subject of this article is part of Book of Heroes.
For other appearances of Sylvanas Windrunner, see Sylvanas Windrunner (disambiguation).

Sylvanas Windrunner is a boss in Priest's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Powers[]

Sylvanas Windrunner Varok Saurfang
Equip Windrunner's Bow(442226).png
Bold Determination(442217).png
Equipped weapons
Story 08 WindrunnersBow.png

Player's hero[]

Equip Shalamayne(442167).png
Equipped weapons

Special cards[]

Sylvanas Windrunner[]

Hero Power
Story 08 WindrunnersBow.png
Skeletal Enforcer(63014).png
Story 08 UndercityHuckster.png
Val'kyr Shadowguard(63153).png
Baine Bloodhoof(389283).png
Marked Shot(442200).png
Lor'themar Theron(442199).png
Special events
Horde War Machine(442236).png
Blight Cauldron(442176).png
Windseeker Durja(442177).png
Nathanos Blightcaller(442211).png

Varok Saurfang[]

Horde Armorsmith(389314).png
Terrifying Roar(42148).png
Blackrock Raider(389425).png


Genn Greymane(442186).png
Jaina Proudmoore(442196).png
Gelbin Mekkatorque(442202).png
Alleria Windrunner(442155).png
Faith's Defender(442178).png
Repair Bot(442214).png
CS2 152.png
Alliance Commander(442157).png
Alliance Siege Tower(442222).png
Mass Resurrection(442201).png


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

Sylvanas Windrunner Varok Saurfang Anduin Wrynn
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Undercity Huckster 2 Boss Horde Armorsmith 2 Boss Faith's Defender 3
Val'kyr Shadowguard 2 Terrifying Roar 2 Genn Greymane 1
Baine Bloodhoof 1 Blackrock Raider 2 Alliance Commander 5
Marked Shot 2 Warrior Whirlwind 2 Apotheosis 4
DH, Hunter Blood Herald 2 Cleave 2 Mass Resurrection 2
Hunter Deadly Shot 2 Cruel Taskmaster 2 Priest Binding Heal 2
Explosive Shot 2 Charge 2 Flash Heal 2
Unleash the Beast 2 Feat of Strength 2 Holy Smite 3
Crushing Walls 2 Frothing Berserker 2 Power Word: Shield 2
Priest Coffin Crasher 2 Mortal Strike 2 Holy Nova 4
Rogue Undercity Valiant 2 Arcanite Reaper 2 Holy Fire 2
Plaguebringer 2 Brawl 2
Warrior Orgrimmar Aspirant 2 Armored Goon 2
Neutral Bloodmage Thalnos 1 Neutral Frostwolf Grunt 2
Amani War Bear 2 Strongman 1
Linecracker 2 Batterhead 1


  • This is a three-stage battle. At first stage the player has to destroy Sylvanas' four special minions. At the second stage to fight with Varok Saurfang, and at the third stage to kill Sylvanas.
  • When the stage is changed both bosses get a full decks and a copies of random cards of these decks in the amount equal to the number of cards in hand at the previous stage.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner starts with Horde War Machine on the board.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner is Immune at the first stage.
  • Windrunner's Bow summons Skeleton and Skeletal Enforcer at stages 1 and 3 respectively.
  • The player always gets Holy Smite, Flash Heal, Genn Greymane on mulligan.
    • These cards can be replaced with Apotheosis, Binding Heal, Holy Fire. The replacement takes place from left to right (i.e., if the player replaced one card, they will receive Apotheosis regardless of whether Holy Smite or Genn Greymane was replaced).
  • The player always draws the cards in next order at first four turns:
  • The player always draws special minions after the boss minions are destroyed:
  • Sylvanas Windrunner always draws Lor'themar Theron after Nathanos Blightcaller is spawned.
  • Crushing Walls is always the first card drawn by Sylvanas Windrunner at the start ot stage 3.


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Before match

Anduin Wrynn (present)
I recovered under my father's care. In time, Garrosh was made to atone for his crimes.
Then the unthinkable happened… my father fell in battle. I learned to rule in his stead as I grieved for him.
And all the while, a darkness festered within the Horde... an evil beyond redemption... Sylvanas Windrunner. I would need everything I had learned to confront her.

Stage 1: Sylvanas Windrunner[]


Anduin Wrynn
It is over, Sylvanas!
Sylvanas Windrunner
You have no idea what you're up against. We've only just begun!

Emote Response

Sylvanas Windrunner
Enough meddling!

Hero Power

Sylvanas Windrunner
Abandon hope.
Destroy them!
Suffer well.


Sylvanas Windrunner
All of your most loyal friends are here with you. A pity if you lost some...
How much will you sacrifice today, boy king?
Your whole life devoted to peace, and one little tree brings you to battle.

Turn 1

Genn Greymane
I've never seen anything like that war machine...
Anduin Wrynn
Bring it down!

Player's cards

Attacking with Shalamayne
Anduin Wrynn
For the Alliance!
How's this?
Injustice will not stand.
Alleria Windrunner
Sylvanas Windrunner
Greetings, sister.

Horde War Machine is destroyed

Sylvanas Windrunner
Let the Blight rain upon our enemies!
Blight Cauldron appears on the enemy board
Varok Saurfang
There must be another way...
Sylvanas Windrunner

Blight Cauldron at 20 HP

Genn Greymane
My king... we cannot endure.
Jaina Proudmoore
The Horde will pay for its crimes!
Jaina deals 99 damage to all enemy minions
Sylvanas Windrunner
Darkspear, to arms!
Windseeker Durja appears on the enemy board and two Spellzerkers on either side of it

Windseeker Durja is destroyed

Nathanos Blightcaller appears on the enemy board and two Abominations on either side of it
Nathanos Blightcaller
Your time is up, King Anduin!
Anduin Wrynn
Alliance, hold your ground!

Nathanos Blightcaller is detroyed

Sylvanas Windrunner
Cover our retreat, High Overlord.
Sylvanas Windrunner is replaced by a new boss - Varok Saurfang

Stage 2: Varok Saurfang[]

Turn 1

Anduin Wrynn
This isn't your war, Saurfang...
Varok Saurfang

Emote Response

Varok Saurfang
Diplomacy has never been my strong suit.

Hero Power

Varok Saurfang
Glory to the Blackrock clan!
I am war itself.
Lok'tar ogar!


Varok Saurfang
Even I do not know how far our Warchief will go in this war.
I have only lost one battle. And I mean to keep it that way.
There is nothing without honor. I must never forget that.

Stage 3: Sylvanas Windrunner[]

Varok Saurfang is defeated

Anduin Wrynn
There is no honor in killing him. Take him away.
Varok Saurfang is replaced by Sylvanas Windrunner
Sylvanas Windrunner
You wield your father's sword. Are you trying to make him proud?
Anduin Wrynn
You don't deserve to speak his name.

Sylvanas Windrunner at 20 HP

Sylvanas Windrunner
You claim you fight for peace... but we are both of us forged by war.
Anduin Wrynn
I was forged. You were cursed.


Sylvanas Windrunner
You've won... nothing.
Anduin Wrynn (present)
We defeated Sylvanas and weakened the Horde, though our victory came at great cost.
In my heart, I knew that I'd found my warrior's spirit, despite my pledge to peace.
When I was young, my father always saved me. And nothing has changed.


Sylvanas Windrunner
Do not fret... You won't be dead for long...


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
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 the 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 Vol'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 Varok 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.


Sylvanas Windrunner, full art

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