The Dark Portal
|Set:||Ashes of Outland|
|Abilities:||Increment attribute, Modify cost, Put into hand|
Draw a minion. If you have at least 8 cards in hand, it costs (5) less.
Some say it's the source of Azeroth's greatest problems—aside from the gnomes.
How to get[edit | edit source]
The Dark Portal can be obtained through Ashes of Outland card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular The Dark Portal can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season.
|The Dark Portal||100||20|
|Golden The Dark Portal||800||100|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The discount effect of The Dark Portal will trigger if it is currently highlighted. Losing one card by playing Dark Portal will not nullify the discount effect on the drawn minion.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The Dark Portal is best used in Handlock decks that plan to take advantage of large hand sizes and big minions. Getting a -4 discount on minions like Enhanced Dreadlord and Dread Infernal can give a huge advantage. However, setting up this card typically results in a low tempo until you can play the discounted minion in a future turn. If you are forced to use cards consistently against particularly aggressive decks, then this card becomes less useful due to having a lower chance of the player having 8 or more cards in their hand.
Lore[edit | edit source]
- The Dark Portal, also known as the Great Portal, is one of the two gateways between the worlds of Azeroth and Draenor (now Outland). The Azeroth side portal is located in what is now known as the Blasted Lands in southern Eastern Kingdoms, while its counterpart is in Hellfire Peninsula on Outland, on the Stair of Destiny. Before the destruction of Draenor, it was located in the eastern section of Tanaan Jungle.