Al'Akir the Windlord

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You might be looking for one of these cards: Al'Akir the Windlord (Classic), Al'Akir the Windlord (Core).

Al'Akir the Windlord is a legendary shaman minion card, from the Legacy set.

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How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Golden Classic
Golden Wild
Golden1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1

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Al'Akir the Windlord was the Elemental Lord of air. He ruled over his domain of Skywall from his seat at the Throne of the Four Winds. He was once the foremost tactician in the Old Gods' horrific armies. Aligned with the corrupted Dragon Aspect  Deathwing and his fellow Elemental Lord  Ragnaros the Firelord in their efforts to usher in the end of days, Al'Akir was defeated by the mortal champions of Azeroth, who were able to enter Skywall from the breach in Uldum and destroy the Windlord within his own sanctum.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "War of the Elements" series, for the card Al'Akir the Windlord.
  • Al'Akir ("الأخير" in Arabic, more correctly transliterated as al-’akhīr) means "The Last One".
  • During the game's alpha and beta phases, Al'Akir was generally considered to be an extremely underpowered and undesirable card, widely named one of the worst legendaries in the game. However, as with the value of any card, over time a shifting meta game and new deck types has led players to discover the potential of the card.
  • Ben Brode states that during the game's alpha he was receiving so much negative feedback regarding Al'Akir card that the team very nearly buffed the card, with even top players within Blizzard asking him "How come you made him so bad?!" and asking him to "make this guy good".[2] With Brode having originally pitched the card as a 3/3, Eric Dodds later increased the minion's stats to 3/5, but this was not enough to counter the negative feedback about the card, with the developers eventually scheduling a further buff to 3/7.[3]
    • However, when the developers examined the alpha's backend stats, Al'Akir was found to in fact have the highest win rate of any legendary in the game at that time. The developers therefore realised that the card was simply under-appreciated, and quickly reverted the planned changes to the card, avoiding making "a pretty terrible mistake".[2] This was the first time the developers used "hard data" to inform balance changes.[3]


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