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The Dark Portal
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The Horde came from this mysterious portal, and now they seek to return to it while they still can.

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Book of Heroes logo.png The subject of this article is part of Book of Heroes.
For the collectible card in the Ashes of Outland set, see The Dark Portal.

The Dark Portal is the fourth boss in Paladin's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Power[]

Grim Retreat(389433).png

Player's hero[]

Uther Lightbringer(389487).png
Bombard Portal(389491).png

Special cards[]


Bloodclaw Dragon(389429).png
Maim Blackhand(339743).png


Divert Forces(389434).png
Fight Trainer(389440).png
Time Out!(389471).png
Holy Wrath(389444).png
Tirion Fordring(389473).png


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

The Dark Portal Uther Lightbringer
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Bloodclaw Dragon 2 Boss Divert Forces 2
Maim Blackhand 1 Fight Trainer 1
Warlock Fiendish Servant 2 Time Out! 2
Soulfire 2 Holy Wrath 2
Voidwalker 2 Turalyon 1
Wicked Whispers 1 Tirion Fordring 1
Darkglare 2 Khadgar 1
Felstalker 2 Paladin Air Raid 2
Doubling Imp 2 Flash of Light 2
Imp Gang Boss 2 Equality 2
Hand of Gul'dan 2 Consecration 2
Neutral Frostwolf Grunt 2 Hammer of Wrath 2
Raid Leader 2 Prismatic Lens 2
Razorfen Hunter 2 Neutral Novice Engineer 2
Teron Gorefiend 1 Acolyte of Pain 2
Wolfrider 2 Ancient Mage 2
Rend Blackhand 1 Silver Hand Knight 2



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Before match

Uther Lightbringer (present)
Even as we made gains against the enemy and captured their leader Doomhammer, we knew not how the war would end.
When the remaining Horde rallied around the Dark Portal, it was clear that we had to destroy it.


Unleash everything you have at the portal! But don't let the Horde reinforcements outnumber you!
Uther Lightbringer

Emote Response

The Dark Portal
<portal noise>

Hero Power

The Dark Portal
<portal noise>

Turn 2

There's another world on the other side of that thing. Can you imagine it?
Uther Lightbringer
Wouldn't want to.

Turn 5

As soon as the portal is vulnerable, Khadgar can destroy it!
Uther Lightbringer
I'll make sure he gets a shot.

Turn 8

Be careful, the portal's summons are becoming more powerful!


Uther Lightbringer
Khadgar, now!
Khadgar destroys the The Dark Portal
The Dark Portal
<crumbling sound>
Uther Lightbringer
Thank the Light! It's gone!
At last, we are finally safe.


The Dark Portal
<portal noise>


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The Dark 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.
The defeat at Blackrock Mountain irreparably shattered Doomhammer's Horde. A large group of those who fled the battle made their way south, led by the death knight Teron Gorefiend. Their intention to reach the Dark Portal and, by extension, the relative safety of Draenor, was ruthlessly harassed by Turalyon and his armies. They tracked Gorefiend's force as it reached the Black Morass; the Alliance was eager to discover the exact location of the mystical portal from which the orcs had first invaded their world, which had eluded the human leadership thus far.
Turalyon and his forces descended upon their enemies just outside the Dark Portal itself. The ensuing battle proved to be one of the most brutal and desperate fought in the war, with the Horde and their death knights battling furiously for simple survival. In the end, they were able to hold off their Alliance foes long enough for the majority of their own forces to escape through the gateway. Unwilling to take the risk of pursuing, Turalyon ordered his soldiers not to follow the Horde through. Instead, he chose to have the demonic gateway sealed forever.
To carry out this task, Turalyon called upon the Kirin Tor mage Khadgar and his fellow spellcasters. Together, they gathered around the Dark Portal and channeled an immense spell to rip the structure apart. The incantation succeeded in pulling apart the very threads keeping the rift open, forcing the path to another world to slam shut. The backlash of residual energy blasted apart the stone frame of the Dark Portal in a blinding arcane explosion. As the portal crumbled to dust, the gathered Alliance forces jubilantly cheered the development. The destruction of the gateway to Draenor marked the end of the Second War and, for the vast majority of those gathered, the end of a dark and personal chapter in their lives. The Alliance was victorious, yet the cost had been high.


The Dark Portal, full art

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