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The Skeleton Knight
The Skeleton Knight
Golden The Skeleton Knight
Set:The Grand TournamentThe Grand Tournament
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Attack:7 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Abilities:Deathrattle, Joust, Return to hand
Artist:Mike Sass
Deathrattle: Reveal a minion in each deck. If yours costs more, return this to your hand.
Flavor text

Apparently it really was just a flesh wound.

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The Skeleton Knight is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[]

The Skeleton Knight can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
The Skeleton Knight 1600 400
Golden The Skeleton Knight 3200 1600


  • Baron Rivendare will cause The Skeleton Knight's Joust to happen twice. If The Skeleton Knight wins the first Joust, the second will take place, but will have no effect.[1]
  • Feign Death will cause The Skeleton Knight to Joust. If The Skeleton Knight wins the Joust, it will be returned to the player's hand. (This does not create a second Skeleton Knight).
  • Despite this minion's return effect Deathrattle, additional Deathrattles such as Ancestral Spirit and Soul of the Forest will activate upon The Skeleton Knight's death. (This is in contrast to Malorne, for whom such added Deathrattles will not activate.)[2]

Fixed bugs[]

  • Prior to Patch (LoE patch), if your hand had 9 cards, you had Baron Rivendare on the field and The Skeleton Knight's Deathrattle won the Joust both times, The Skeleton Knight would discard himself. This happened because the check for max hand size is done when The Skeleton Knight moves from the hand back into the hand, without discounting The Skeleton Knight himself.[3]


Most likely only good in very heavy control decks due to the Joust effect and the card advantage the effect generates.


In the Grand Tournament, you win, or you die.
Pay the iron price!
Not again...



This spooky skeleton is a skilled knight who has spent his whole un-life practicing the joust! The Skeleton Knight loves the contest so much that when you win a joust, he’ll return for yet another chance at the fray. He also enjoys canned meat and pasta.[4]

World of Warcraft[]

"The Lich King is cunning and will use treachery to thwart his enemies. To that end, he has dispatched the Black Knight to eliminate promising candidates from Highlord Tirion Fordring's army. The undead's mere presence defiles the Crusaders' Coliseum, and those who prevail against him will prove their worthiness."

The Skeleton Knight is the second form of The Black Knight. In World of Warcraft, he starts off with rotting flesh and loses it, becoming The Skeleton Knight. He also raises the dead in this form.



The Skeleton Knight, full art

The Skeleton Knight (better known as The Black Knight) in World of Warcraft

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