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For other uses of Deathwing, see Deathwing (disambiguation).

Deathwing is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

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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  • Deathwing's effect discards the player's hand before triggering the Deathrattles of the minions it destroys. This means that Deathrattles involving cards from the player's hand will not have the desired effect, but Deathrattles that draw cards or otherwise add to the player's hand will. For example, if a player plays  Deathwing, Dragonlord followed by regular Deathwing, then any remaining Dragons in that player's hand will be discarded and not put into battlefield, but if a player plays  Bloodmage Thalnos followed by Deathwing, they will draw a card after discarding their hand.


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  • ▶️ Pegasus_Stinger_Deathwing3.wav <music stinger>
  • ▶️ VO_NEW1_030_Attack_02.wav All will burn!


"Pain... Agony... My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps. The world heaves with my torment. Its wretched kingdoms quake beneath my rage. But at last... The whole of Azeroth will break... And all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings."

Black Dragon Aspect of Earth and once noble defender of Azeroth, Neltharion was corrupted by the Old Gods, especially N'Zoth, and turned against his former allies, becoming one of the greatest threats Azeroth has known. After a lengthy absence from the world, Deathwing explosively resurfaced, causing what would become known as the Cataclysm, changing the face of Azeroth forever. He was eventually destroyed during the final events of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Deathwing is the mate of Sintharia, father of  Nefarian, Nyxondra, Sabellian and  Onyxia, and grandfather of  Wrathion. He is one of five original Dragon Aspects, alongside  Alexstrasza,  Ysera,  Malygos, and  Nozdormu.

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Deathwing the Destroyer, formerly known as Neltharion the Earth-Warder, was one of the five Dragon Aspects and leader of the black dragonflight. Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. However, driven mad by the Old Gods especially N'Zoth, he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients. eventually abandoning his title of Aspect of Earth in favor of being the Aspect of Death. Among both mortals and dragons his name became one whispered with a feeling of fear and contempt.
The black aspect involved himself in the Second War, adopting the form of Lord Daval Prestor in order to destroy the Alliance from within. He also managed to turn his greatest enemy,  Alexstrasza, into a slave of the Horde, with which he later allied himself. After a series of setbacks, culminating in his defeat at the hands of the other Aspects, Deathwing retreated to the elemental plane of Deepholm to recuperate. From there, he observed his former mate Sintharia's experiments with the twilight dragonflight in Grim Batol.
Though believed dead by many, Deathwing returned in spectacular fashion after the fall of the Lich King. His wrath resulted in the Shattering, which reshaped the map of Azeroth and unleashed widespread destruction; as the world reeled, he also appeared and brought flame to various regions of Azeroth. His ultimate goal was to bring about the Hour of Twilight - the final end of all life on Azeroth. To that end, he was aided by powerful allies, minions of his Old God masters. These included the warped ogre-mage Cho'gall and his Twilight's Hammer cult, the powerful Elemental Lords Al'Akir and Ragnaros, and the Neferset tol'vir of Uldum.
Uniting their powers, the remaining Dragon Aspects sent adventurers to brave the unstable paths of the Caverns of Time to retrieve the Dragon Soul, an ancient artifact crafted by Deathwing himself ten thousand years earlier and destroyed shortly after the Second War, and believed to be the only means of defeating him. With the weapon secure, the Aspects took the battle to their corrupted brother, with the orc shaman  Thrall as the wielder of the Soul, now imbued with Deathwing's essence - the very essence of the earth itself. After laying siege to the Wyrmrest Temple and unleashing his most powerful minions, Deathwing took to the skies, until he was blasted into the Maelstrom by the powers of the Soul. His body at last giving way to the corruption within, Deathwing made his final stand in the raging torrent of the Maelstrom, until he was at last destroyed by the combined powers of the shaman, the Aspects, and the mortal champions sent to defeat him.

Deathwing reappears in the Whispers of the Old Gods set as  Deathwing, Dragonlord, representing the mighty dragon during the Hour of Twilight, and again in the Descent of Dragons set as  Deathwing, Mad Aspect, representing the peak of his madness.


  • The design for Deathwing originally came from the prototype card  Ozumat, which was removed from the game shortly before the beginning of the beta.[1]
  • If Deathwing is played against one of the Nefarian bosses in the Blackrock Mountain adventure, the boss will say "DADDY???" in surprise.


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2015-04-23).