Emperor Thaurissan

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Emperor Thaurissan is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Blackrock Mountain set.

Other versions

How to get

AdventureComplete Blackrock Mountain 1st wing - Blackrock DepthsRegular1
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1


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  • This card's triggered effect creates a cost-modification enchantment attached to each card in your hand that reduces by 1 the mana cost of that card. In particular:
    • Multiple enchantments created by this card's effect stack as usual, further reducing the mana cost of cards in your hand at the end of each of your turns.[2]
    • The mana cost of a card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects like  Freezing Trap and  Loatheb.
    • Since the cost-modification enchantments are attached to the cards, they are not removed if Emperor Thaurissan is removed from play.[3]


  • ▶️ VO_BRMA03_1_CARD_04.wav By the power of Ragnaros! I have the power!
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"Thank you for clearing out those foolish senators. Now prepare to meet your doom at the hands of Ragnaros' most powerful servant."
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Emperor Dagran Thaurissan, a descendant of Emperor Thaurissan and Modgud, ruled the Dark Iron clan with a combination of charisma, sorcery and iron will. Even as the leader of his clan, he is, like all Dark Iron dwarves, a servant of Ragnaros. The Emperor rules his people not from the city founded by (and named for) his ancestor, but rather from the depths of Blackrock Mountain near the entrance to Ragnaros's domain, the Molten Core. The Emperor's Dark Irons swarm the depths of Blackrock Mountain, and have also been seen in the Searing Gorge to the north and the Burning Steppes to the south. He has also sent his emissaries and agents to the gnomish capital of Gnomeregan, apparently in an effort to back the self-proclaimed ruler of Gnomeregan, Sicco Thermaplugg. The Emperor kidnapped King Magni Bronzebeard's daughter, Princess Moira Bronzebeard, and treated her with the respect due her position, and even kindness and affection. Moira soon fell in love with him, marrying him. She is now pregnant with his child, who is half Bronzebeard dwarf and half Dark Iron dwarf, and the heir to both thrones of Shadowforge and Ironforge. It is revealed in The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm that King Magni Bronzebeard sent a team to kill Emperor Thaurissan, and retrieve the previously thought to be ensorcelled Moira back to Ironforge. Yet Moira refused to come home and announced that she was pregnant, and that the death of her husband has left a terrible, fiery rage within her heart. Dagran currently wields the legendary hammer Ironfoe, but not by legitimate means. The hammer's hereditary owner, Reginald Windsor was captured and imprisoned by the Dark Irons, his weapon claimed by Dagran.

Dungeon Journal

Emperor Dagran Thaurissan rules alongside Princess Moira of the rival Bronzebeard clan. Debate rages over whether the emperor ensorcelled his bride or she willingly joined him. Whatever the truth, Thaurissan's continued presence bodes ill for the future of his clan. So long as he lives, the Dark Irons will remain pawns of Ragnaros, and a dire threat to kingdoms throughout Azeroth.


  • His quote upon summoning is a parody of He-Man's catchphrase, the protagonist from the Masters of the Universe franchise.
  • Despite his flavor text and  Nefarian's opening dialogue in Thaurissan's boss encounter, Emperor Dagran Thaurissan was not responsible for summoning Ragnaros. Ragnaros was in fact summoned many years earlier by Dagran's ancestor Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan, who perished in the process.



Patch changes

  • TTN Logo.pngPatch (2023-08-22):
    • Now costs 5 (Down from 6).
    • Now has 4 health (Down from 5).
    • Now has 4 attack (Down from 5).
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2016-03-14):
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Crafting unlocked in Blackrock Depths, in the Blackrock Mountain adventure." (previously: "Can be crafted after completing Blackrock Depths.").
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch (2015-12-04):
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked in Blackrock Depths, in the Blackrock Mountain adventure." (previously: "Unlocked by completing Blackrock Depths.").
  • Blackrock Mountain logo.png Patch (2015-04-14):
  • Blackrock Mountain logo.png Patch (2015-03-31):
    • Added.


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