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Immune
Immune characters can't be targeted by enemies or damaged.
The immune effect from  Bestial Wrath

Immune is an ability that prevents characters from receiving any damage, and prevents the opponent from specifically targeting them with any type of action. However, it does not prevent destroy, restore Health, or other non-damaging effects on Immune characters, which can still be affected by randomly or automatically targeted effects, including area of effect.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Immune effects are always temporary, and only offer immunity for the stated period or while the source is active: after this, the effect is removed.
    • Immune effects on a hero belong to that specific hero, not to the controlling player. For example, if  Ice Block gives Immune to a hero that later that turn is replaced by  Majordomo Executus's Deathrattle, the resulting hero will not have the Immune effect.[13]
  •  Misdirection does not trigger if an Immune hero is the only available redirect target.[14] In addition, it is believed (with 99.2% confidence, i.e. 1/128 probability of being incorrect) that Misdirection cannot select an Immune character as the defender, even if it does trigger.[15]
  • As with Stealth, Taunt minions that are Immune have their Taunt ability temporarily suppressed, and can thus be bypassed.[16][17]
  • Immune effects will not prevent the game from ending automatically at the start of the 90th turn: for example, if both players have a  Mal'Ganis in play and refuse to attack each other, the game will end in a draw at the beginning of the 90th turn.[18][19]
  • Although not explicitly stated in the card's text,  Gorehowl has a triggered effect that grants a temporary Immune effect to the weapon itself, which protects it from Durability losses the same way Immune effects on characters protect them from damage. For additional information, see  Gorehowl.

Sources of Immune

For Wild format listings, see Immune/Wild format.

Immune-granting cards

This section lists cards which grant the Immune ability to other minions or to itself.



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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If Immune effects cause a character that is capable of attack to have no valid targets to attack, clicking on them will produce a "You cannot play that without a target" message across the battlefield, and the "I can't play that" emote from the hero. The character will also not be highlighted green, despite their ability to attack.
  • As of Patch 4.1.0.10956, the only way to make an enemy minion Immune is to have  Bestial Wrath stolen by a  Spellbender,[20] or to have  Bestial Wrath's or  Stablemaster's target stolen by an enemy  Sylvanas Windrunner.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • REV Logo Adventure.pngPatch 24.4.0.150659 (2022-09-27): Tooltip changed to "Immune characters can't be targeted by enemies or damaged." (previously: "Immune characters can't be damaged.")

References[edit | edit source]

 
  1. 1.0 1.1 Zeriyah on Twitter (X). (2014-12-03). 
  2. Zeriyah on Twitter (X). (2014-12-03). 
  3. Zeriyah on Twitter (X). (2014-12-03). 
  4. Zeriyah on Twitter (X). (2014-12-03). 
  5. cerealkillr (August 3, 2018). TIL: "Immune" does not mean "Cannot be destroyed". Retrieved on 2018-08-03.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWKWciwU3u0
  7. Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2014-12-31). 
  8. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-19.  Knife Juggler on my board; opponent had 3 minions, including  Mal'Ganis. Played  Unleash the Hounds; Knife Juggler triggered, and 2 of his knives hit the immune hero; dealt no damage.
  9. Hearthsim IRC channel, 2015-02-14. [7:15pm] dyule: Interesting Ogre Fact: Ogres will attack immune targets as one of their "wrong enemies" [7:23pm] dyule: source is I just tested it. [7:24pm] dyule: And it was the hero who was immune, so the ogre did not take damage [7:24pm] dyule: (I had Mal'ganis down)
  10. Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2015-01-01). 
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/2ueeqa/til_jaraxxus_malganis_sacrificial_pact_interaction/
  12. http://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/2vm1if/does_immune_protect_you_from_my_alexstrasza/ 2015-02-11
  13. Day9's Day Off - Relaxing laddering day :) P6 (SWEARING). (2015-04-16). 
  14. https://youtu.be/4jQfTxe7UY4 Tested in Patch 4.3.0.12266 (2016-04-14)
  15. Tested by culinko in Patch 4.3.0.12266 (2016-04-14). Attacked with minion A into the enemy hero with Misdirection. Only other target was minion B, made Immune using Bestial Wrath. New defender was always the friendly hero. Tested 7 times.
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcoElDlkR34
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7NGyGZiH5E Tested in Patch_2.7.0.9166 (Tavern Brawl patch)
  18. Hearthstone Mythbusters. (2015-02-08). 
  19. Patashu (2015-06-07). Maximum Length (in turns) of a Game (Blackrock Mountain Edition)
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FpZgWaDW3M Tested in Patch_2.7.0.9166 (Tavern Brawl patch)