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The Dark Portal
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Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Spell school:Fel
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Artist:Paul Mafayon
Draw a minion. If you have at least 8 cards in hand, it costs (5) less.
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Some say it's the source of Azeroth's greatest problems—aside from the gnomes.

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The Dark Portal is a rare warlock spell card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

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Card packs
Ashes of Outland Pack
Wild Pack
Year of the Phoenix Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting100 dustdustRegular1
Crafting800 dustdustGolden1


  • 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.


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 Ashes of OutlandEnhanced Dreadlord and LegacyDread 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.


The Dark Portal is a gateway that connects Outland to Azeroth. The two sides were constructed by Cosmetics - PNG logo.pngMedivh and Cosmetics - PNG logo.pngGul'dan through the manipulations of Sargeras, allowing the orcish Horde to invade Azeroth.

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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.

This card's artwork possibly depicts Lord Kazzak—who reopened the portal prior to the events of The Burning Crusade—or his lieutenant Highlord Kruul.


The Dark Portal, full art

The Outland side of the Dark Portal in World of Warcraft

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