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Zayle, Shadow Cloak
Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Wiki tags:In-deck effect
Artist:James Ryman
You start the game with one of Zayle's EVIL Decks!
Flavor text

E.V.I.L. is the new black.

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Zayle, Shadow Cloak is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Rise of Shadows set.

How to get[]

Golden Zayle, Shadow Cloak is obtained by purchasing all five chapters of The Dalaran Heist.[1] It is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Regular Zayle, Shadow Cloak can be obtained through crafting only.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Zayle, Shadow Cloak 1600 400


  • When Zayle is added to a player's deck in the collection manager, it replaces the hero for that deck in the deck screen, removes all other cards from the deck, and renames it to "Zayle's E.V.I.L. Deck". When the player starts a game, their deck will be one of five pre-made decks, chosen at random, using the class's standard hero (not necessarily your favorite hero for that class).
  • Whatever card back you use for your Zayle deck will be used for the deck it gives you. If your Zayle card is golden, you'll play with a golden hero and an all-golden deck. (This might give away to your opponent that you're playing with Zayle, and, thus, give away the rest of your deck) If your Zayle card is not golden, your deck will contain no golden cards, no matter what golden cards may be in your collection.
  • The deck you're given will not actually contain Zayle, so you won't be able to play it. Its stats only matter if the card is somehow created after a game starts through a random generation effect, in which case he is an ordinary 3/2 minion with no special effect.
  • You'll earn experience for whichever class you played as. Wins achieved in Ranked play count towards the total number of wins for that class (for earning golden heroes).
  • Zayle will also not appear in card search and is not available for crafting to New Players until they have reached Rank 10 and above in the Ranked Games.
  • Zayle will not change your deck when acquired in a singleplayer mode such as Dungeon Run and The Dalaran Heist.

Decklists (Year of The Phoenix)[]

Lazul's EVIL Deck
Mana Class Card No
0 Priest Forbidden Words 2
0 Priest Silence 2
0 Priest Whispers of EVIL 2
1 Neutral Beaming Sidekick 2
2 Neutral Ancient Watcher 2
2 Neutral Dalaran Librarian 2
2 Neutral Injured Tol'vir 2
2 Neutral Neferset Ritualist 2
3 Neutral Arcane Watcher 2
3 Neutral Injured Blademaster 2
3 Priest Madame Lazul 1
4 Priest Hench-Clan Shadequill 2
4 Priest High Priest Amet 1
4 Priest Holy Nova 2
4 Priest Psychopomp 2
4 Priest Unsleeping Soul 2
Togwaggle's EVIL Deck
Mana Class Card No
0 Rogue Backstab 2
0 Rogue Preparation 2
0 Rogue Shadowstep 2
1 Rogue Bloodsail Flybooter 2
1 Rogue Pharaoh Cat 2
2 Neutral Bloodmage Thalnos 1
2 Neutral EVIL Cable Rat 2
2 Rogue Eviscerate 2
2 Rogue Sap 1
3 Rogue Edwin VanCleef 1
3 Rogue EVIL Miscreant 2
3 Rogue Fan of Knives 2
3 Rogue SI:7 Agent 2
4 Neutral Grand Lackey Erkh 1
4 Rogue Hench-Clan Burglar 2
4 Rogue Waggle Pick 2
6 Rogue Flik Skyshiv 1
6 Rogue Heistbaron Togwaggle 1

Hagatha's EVIL Deck
Mana Class Card No
0 Shaman Mutate 2
1 Shaman Corrupt the Waters 1
1 Shaman Sludge Slurper 2
2 Neutral EVIL Cable Rat 2
2 Shaman EVIL Totem 2
2 Neutral Questing Explorer 2
2 Shaman Sandstorm Elemental 2
2 Shaman Witch's Brew 1
3 Shaman Far Sight 1
3 Shaman Mana Tide Totem 2
3 Neutral Vulpera Scoundrel 2
3 Shaman Weaponized Wasp 2
4 Neutral Grand Lackey Erkh 1
5 Neutral Barista Lynchen 1
5 Shaman Hagatha's Scheme 2
7 Neutral Siamat 1
7 Shaman Swampqueen Hagatha 1
8 Neutral Jepetto Joybuzz 1
9 Shaman Mogu Fleshshaper 2
Rafaam's EVIL Deck
Mana Class Card No
1 Warlock Mortal Coil 2
1 Warlock Supreme Archaeology 1
2 Warlock Plot Twist 2
2 Neutral Questing Explorer 2
2 Warlock Twisted Knowledge 2
3 Warlock Dark Skies 2
3 Neutral Earthen Ring Farseer 1
3 Warlock Shadow Bolt 2
4 Neutral Bone Wraith 2
4 Warlock Hellfire 2
4 Neutral Proud Defender 2
6 Warlock Aranasi Broodmother 2
6 Warlock Siphon Soul 2
7 Warlock Arch-Villain Rafaam 1
7 Warlock Valdris Felgorge 1
8 Neutral Batterhead 2
8 Warlock Fel Lord Betrug 1
8 Warlock Twisting Nether 1

Boom's EVIL Deck
Mana Class Card No
1 Warrior Boom Squad 2
1 Warrior Shield Slam 2
2 Warrior Frightened Flunky 2
3 Warrior Bomb Wrangler 2
3 Warrior Clockwork Goblin 2
3 Warrior EVIL Quartermaster 2
3 Warrior Livewire Lance 2
3 Warrior Ramming Speed 2
3 Warrior Shield Block 2
4 Warrior Omega Devastator 2
4 Warrior Restless Mummy 2
4 Warrior Wrenchcalibur 2
5 Warrior Brawl 2
7 Warrior Blastmaster Boom 1
8 Neutral Batterhead 2
8 Warrior Deathwing, Mad Aspect 1


Zayle is unique to Hearthstone.


  • Zayle is the first card that was added to an expansion set after its initial release. It shares this distinction with SN1P-SN4P.
  • This card is a callback to Whizbang the Wonderful, as it is a legendary minion which provides the player with a random deck that can be played, regardless if the cards in it are in the player's collection.


Zayle, Shadow Cloak, full art

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