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Yogg-Saron, one of the four
"They do not die; they do not live. They are outside the cycle." -  Herald Volazj

Ancient horrors of unspeakable evil, the Old Gods have corrupted Azeroth and its inhabitants for millennia. Imprisoned by the Titans, the Old Gods now lay chained beneath the earth, beaten... but not defeated. Sending their sinister tendrils and maddening whispers out into the minds of any who stray too near to their prisons, these nightmarish creatures still hold a great, dark power over Azeroth and its inhabitants, twisting and corrupting even the bravest and noblest of souls, and commanding armies of cultists to do their bidding.

The known Old Gods do not originate on Azeroth, but travelled there countless ages ago, plummeting out of the Great Dark to engorge themselves upon the fertile flesh of the young world.  C'Thun, Yogg-Saron, N'Zoth and Y'Shaarj once ruled over all Azeroth, dominating even the Elemental Lords, with their countless minions locked in endless battle. The Old Gods' corruption touched the world so deeply that even the Titans could not remove them without destroying Azeroth in the process, and they were instead incarcerated beneath the earth in vast prisons, and left to dream their dark dreams. Buried but not forgotten, the Old Gods are behind many of the greatest threats Azeroth has ever known, and still others yet to come.

The Old Gods bring their dark influence to bear on Hearthstone in its third expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, and its 16th Expansion, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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The Old Gods (also known as the Old-Gods, old lords of the earth, Gods Below, or Shath'Yar in their own language) are a group of eldritch horrors who are physical manifestations of the Void. Created by the void lords in order to find and corrupt slumbering titan world-souls, the Old Gods are mountains of flesh who grow like cancers within the worlds of the Great Dark.
Four Old Gods — Y'Shaarj,  C'Thun, Yogg-Saron and N'Zoth — ruled the planet of Azeroth as lords of the Black Empire in the days before the titans arrived to shape and order it. The armies of the titan Pantheon shattered the Old Gods' citadels and killed Y'Shaarj, but in doing so, the titans realized that the Old Gods had embedded themselves too deep in the world's surface to remove without destroying Azeroth itself. Thus, they instead decided to imprison the Old Gods below the surface of the world and contain their evil forever. C'Thun was sealed in the fortress city of Ahn'Qiraj, N'Zoth was sealed in an underground prison in an unknown location, and Yogg-Saron was imprisoned in the city of Ulduar.
Though chained or dead, the Old Gods' influence still corrupts mortals, and even immortals, to this day. Along with the Burning Legion, they are one of the most powerful and reoccurring threats found in the Warcraft series of games and books, especially in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. While players are constantly fighting off the dealings and machinations of Azeroth's Old Gods, there are in fact more elsewhere in the cosmos, such as one that almost manifested on Outland.

In Hearthstone[edit | edit source]

The Old Gods are the focus of Hearthstone's third expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. For background on their involvement in the expansion, see Whispers of the Old Gods.

Legend has it, the Old Gods’ voices are dread whispers that no mere mortal can hope to resist. It is said that for millennia uncounted the massive Old Gods lay dreaming in ageless sleep deep beneath the surface of Azeroth. Maybe noisy taverns full of laughter, shouts of triumph, and clanking tankards are like a snooze alarm you can’t turn off, and this whole Old-Gods-waking-up thing is entirely our fault!
Whatever the cause, those nameless tentacled terrors are finally rousing from their naps, and with their waking insidious corruption is seeping up from the stygian depths! Still, there’s no need to fear (mostly!). Civilization is safe (for now!). They haven’t come for the utter domination of all life on Azeroth (probably!).
Now that they’re awake (and they’ve had a chance to stretch their various appendages, rub the sleep out of their many, many eyes, and have a healthy breakfast), the Old Gods have decided to put their malignant might into mortal hands. . . in the form of disgustingly potent Hearthstone cards![1]
Announcement
"The Old Gods are these massive creatures, who are chained beneath the earth... These are the creatures who enslaved Ragnaros, and the other Elemental Lords. They created the Nerubians and the Faceless Manipulators... These are the things that turned  Deathwing into Deathwing... In the world of Super Villains, these are the Super Villains of Super Villains.
"Their only weakness... is that they are chained beneath the earth, and they can only really work via influence, by whispering to the creatures around them and slowly corrupting them over time."[2]

Old Gods[edit | edit source]

These sections list cards which depict Old Gods, as well as those which depict the creations or visible influence of the Old Gods.

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DMF 254t5t.png
WON 135.png
OG 279.png
OG 280.png
DMF 056.png
DMF 002.png
YOG 516.png
DMF 254.png
WE1 035.png
OG 133.png
OG 042.png
DMF 188.png
OG 134.png
DMF 004.png

Old God art[edit | edit source]

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TTN 002t14.png
TTN 002t43.png
TTN 002t41.png
DMF 004t3.png
DMF 004t5.png
TTN 002t15.png
TTN 002t20.png
TTN 002t32.png
OG 114.png
TTN 002t30.png
TTN 002t5.png
DMF 004t2.png
YOG 516t2.png
TTN 002t9.png
DMF 004t1.png
DREAM 05.png
VAN DREAM 05.png
TTN 002t44.png
YOG 516t.png
TTN 002t22.png
TTN 002t24.png
TTN 002t50.png
TTN 002t36.png
TTN 002t45.png
TTN 429t2.png
DMF 078t.png
TTN 002t1.png
TTN 092t3.png
YOG 516t3.png
TTN 002t21.png
TTN 002t11.png
TTN 002t29.png
TOY 700t6.png
TTN 002t35.png
TTN 932.png
YOG 514.png
YOG 506t.png
BG23 012 Battlegrounds.png
YOG 503.png
TTN 487t.png
OG 027.png
WE1 014.png
OG 114a.png
OG 312.png
DMF 236.png
BG23 015 Battlegrounds.png
DMF 700.png
YOG 511.png
PVPDR DMF Priestt1.png
OG 221.png
OG 241a.png
DMF 526a.png
DRG 091t.png
OG 151.png
LOOT 504.png
OG 006.png
TSC 211.png
OG 311.png
WON 333.png
OG 313.png
WON 009.png
OG 156.png
DMF 083t.png
DMF 090t.png
OG 326.png
DRG 306.png
OG 026.png
DRG 238p5.png
OG 318t.png
DMF 124.png
DMF 124t.png
DMF 054t.png
OG 048.png
OG 338.png
YOP 015t.png
YOG 521.png
DMF 513.png
WON 064ts.png
OG 314b.png
OG 249a.png
OG 202c.png
DMF 517a.png
YOG 526.png
TTN 456.png
SCH 199t26t.png
YOG 508.png
OG 247.png
YOG 507.png
DMF 091.png
TSC 641tc.png
YOG 403.png
OG 248.png
OG 315.png
YOG 082.png
DMF 073t.png
DMF 082t.png
OG 113.png
DMF 244t.png
YOP 025t.png
PVPDR DMF Priestt2.png
YOG 301.png
OG 047b.png
OG 047a.png
DMF 061t.png
DMF 184t.png
DMF 248t.png
OG 047.png
CORE OG 047.png
DMF 247t.png
YOP 003t.png
YOG 518.png
DMF 730t.png
DMF 703t.png
DMF 514t2.png
OG 149.png
CFM 781.png
WE1 028.png
YOG 401.png
OG 034.png
OG 327.png
YOG 517.png
OG 150.png
DMF 186a.png
OG 090.png
WON 037.png
DMF 117.png
DMF 117t.png
DMF 117t2.png
BGS 111 Battlegrounds.png
DMF 174t.png
DMF 701t.png
OG 082.png
WON 144.png
DMF 230.png
OG 249.png
YOG 523.png
BG28 870.png
OG 320.png
YOG 402.png
WON 302.png
OG 202.png
OG 323.png
YOG 411.png
DMF 105t.png
DMF 088.png
OG 273.png
CORE OG 273.png
YOG 527.png
OG 272.png
YOG 506.png
BGS 200 Battlegrounds.png
OG 202a.png
OG 202b.png
BGS 110 Battlegrounds.png
DMF 254t5.png
DMF 064t.png
OG 147.png
YOP 007.png
OG 234.png
WON 315.png
DMF 254t3.png
YOG 515.png
DMF 101t.png
DMF 080t.png
DMF 254t4.png
YOG 509.png
DMF 254t7.png
OG 094.png
OG 309.png
OG 145.png
YOG 519.png
DMF 528.png
OG 033.png
UPCOMING 105500.png
OG 161.png
TTN 487.png
OG 122.png
BGS 112 Battlegrounds.png
YOG 502.png
YOG 502t.png
DMF 109.png
OG 271.png
WE1 013.png
OG 028.png
CORE OG 028.png
DMF 118t.png
OG 153.png
DRG 660t3.png
DRG 660t2.png
DRG 660.png
OG 152.png
OG 318.png
YOP 011t.png
OG 220.png
DMF 103.png
TTN 090.png
DRG 091.png
DMF 060.png
OG 195.png
WON 105.png
OG 121.png
DMF 055.png
DMF 084.png
TOY 372.png
DMF 053.png
OG 173.png
DMF 163t.png
OG 173a.png
OG 239.png
BOT 424.png
PVPDR YOP MageT1.png


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