Doomsayer

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Doomsayer is an epic neutral minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

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

Classic
Wild
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Golden Classic
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 400 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 1600 Dust.pngGolden1

Sounds

Play
  • ▶️ VO_NEW1_021_Play_01.wav The end is coming!!!
Attack
  • ▶️ VO_NEW1_021_Attack_02.wav Did I miss it?
Death

Lore

World of Warcraft

In World of Warcraft, Doomsayers were NPCs who stood in Stormwind and Orgrimmar as part of the pre-Cataclysm Elemental Unrest event. The Doomsayers would, as their name suggests, spread rumour and panic about the incoming cataclysm.

The Doomsayers returned to Azeroth with Legion, as part of the expansion's launch event, heralding the coming Legion Invasion. Although none of the Doomsayers were blood elves like the Doomsayer minion, the appearance of the NPCs seems to have been inspired by their Hearthstone counterparts, wearing the same outfit, the Magister's Regalia, depicted in this card's art. These Doomsayers stand around the major cities of Azeroth handing out pamphlets announcing the impending invasion of the Burning Legion, variously offering advice on how to survive it ("LIMITED SUPPLY: HIGH-QUALITY DEMON DISGUISES"), escape it ("FOR SALE: EZ-123 BUNKER BUILDER"), surrender to it ("EMBRACE THE LEGION"), or even defy the Legion - by killing yourself before they arrive. When spoken to, the Doomsayers say "The end is coming! Would you like a pamphlet?". Each time a new Doomsayer appears, they'll yell one of a number of possible messages to the zone, one of which is "The end is coming! Again!".

Hearthstone

The Doomsayer appears in the alternate universe of Whispers of the Old Gods as the Whispers of the Old GodsValidated Doomsayer. It remains unclear whether the arrival of the Old Gods was the doom originally expected by the Doomsayer, but he appears quite happy to accept it as the fulfilment of his prophecies. Judging by his transformation from a 0/7 to a 7/7, the Doomsayer's self doubt was really holding him back.

The Doomsayer also makes an appearance in the Gadgetzan Gazette, having started over as a plumbing proprietor in the newly thriving port city of Gadgetzan, stating "The city's positively aglow. I used to be a doomsayer, but Gadgetzan has really turn itself around. The tides have definitely turned in this city. I welcome new residents with open arms."

Trivia

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Through the Dark Portal" series, for the card Blistering Fire.
  • The card's Summon quote "The end is coming" originates from Disney's Hercules (1997 film). A citizen of Thebes says the quote with the characteristic toning.

Gallery

Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25):
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3890 (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Flavor text now reads: "He's almost been right so many times. He was sure it was coming during the Cataclysm." (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3140 (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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