Ancient Shade

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Ancient Shade is a rare neutral minion card, from the League of Explorers set.

How to get

AdventureComplete The League of Explorers 1st wing - Temple of OrsisRegular2
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 100 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 800 Dust.pngGolden1

Generated cards[edit | edit source]

Ancient Curse


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  • Ancient Curse's triggered effect has multiple steps:
    • First, it deals damage, queuing and resolving triggers;
    • Then, although not stated in either card's text, the card self-destructs and is removed from the game;
    • Finally, it draws a replacement card, queuing and resolving triggers.
  • Like all on-draw effects, Ancient Curse will only activate when it is successfully drawn into the player's hand. If it is overdrawn due to the player's hand being full, or is discarded by a card effect or  Tracking, it will be removed from the game, and no damage will be dealt and no card will be drawn.
  • Ancient Curse can be cast as a spell (for example, copies created by  Chromaggus or  Thoughtsteal) but it does not have any effect since the copy itself is not drawn.
  • Similarly to all other on-draw triggered effect, although being a spell, Ancient Curse does not have its damage increased by either player's Spell Damage or  Prophet Velen.
  • However, as with all other spells, damage dealt by Ancient Curse will trigger  Hallazeal the Ascended.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

  • ▶️ VO_LOE_110_Play_01.wav Ah, the ancient curse.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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Shades are disembodied spirits and are similar to ghosts in that they are the spectral remains of a once-living person. These often restless spirits are mostly found in the Plaguelands, other undead-infested areas, and the village surrounding the mysterious tower of Karazhan. Because they do not have a real body, some shades are immune to physical damage.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ancient Shade, full art

Patch changes

  • MoLK Logo.pngPatch (2022-11-29):
    • Minion type is now Undead (previously: no minion type).
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2015-12-04):
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked in the Temple of Orsis, in the League of Explorers adventure." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Crafting unlocked in the Temple of Orsis, in the League of Explorers adventure." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2015-11-10):
    • Added.