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Kingsbane is a legendary rogue weapon card, from the Kobolds & Catacombs set.

How to get

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

Kobolds & Catacombs
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Kobolds & Catacombs
Golden Wild
Golden1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1


To edit these notes, go to Template:Kingsbane notes.

  • Kingsbane's "keeps enchantments" effect is not part of its Deathrattle, therefore the enchantments persist through non-destruction effects like that of  Doomerang.[1]
  • Copies of Kingsbane created by effects such as  Death's Shadow will not copy the enchantments from the original weapon.[1]
  •  Ebon Dragonsmith's cost reduction effect will not persist through Kingsbane's Deathrattle.[1]
  • Enchantments with a set duration, such as  Leeching Poison, will still wear off as normal.


Kingsbane is an epic one-handed dagger that has a chance to drop from the 10-player version of Yogg-Saron in the Ulduar raid. The weapon's flavor text notes that "The blade carries with it a sense of deep sorrow." During the battle with Yogg-Saron, the Old God shows players visions of several key events, one of which is the assassination of King Llane Wrynn by the assassin Garona Halforcen. Yogg-Saron also drops another item by the name of Royal Seal of King Llane, whose flavor text notes that it is covered in blood that doesn't seem to wash away.

Due to these facts, Kingsbane was long speculated by players to have been the weapon Garona used to kill Llane. However, it was later revealed in World of Warcraft: Legion that Garona actually used a different pair of daggers, known as the Kingslayers, which are used as the artifact weapon for Assassination rogues in Legion (though the Kingslayers also grant the use of a spell known as Kingsbane).

Despite being named after Ulduar's Kingsbane, this card appears to instead be based on the appearance of the Kingslayers.


  • One of the original concepts for the Rogue Legendary Weapon was being able to dual-wield two weapons somehow, though they couldn't make it work how they wanted.
  • An early version of Kingsbane had "Battlecry: Discover a card, everything you draw is a copy of that". This effect was also tried out on a Warrior Weapon.[2]


Patch changes

  • FOL Logo Adventure.pngPatch (2023-06-15):
    • Banned from Duels deck-building and card buckets.
  • Onyxia's Lair Mini-set - logo.pngPatch (2022-02-15):
    • Fixed a bug where playing Paralytic Poison on Kingsbane would cause the “Immune when attacking” effect to carry over onto any other weapons equipped during the game.
  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch (2020-03-26):
    • Fixed a bug where Kingsbane would not reset its durability upon triggering its Deathrattle, resulting in the weapon having 0 durability when shuffled into the back and breaking upon being equipped.
  • Rastakhan's Rumble logo.png Patch (2018-11-29):
    • Text changed from "Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck. It keeps any enchantments." to "Always keeps enchantments. Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck."
  • The Witchwood logo.png Patch (2018-06-05):
    • Fixed a bug where if  Prince Liam transformed a Kingsbane in a deck into a legendary minion, the transformed minion gained Kingsbane's enchantments due to retaining its "keeps enchantments" ability during the transformation, converting weapon-only spells like  Deadly Poison and  Leeching Poison into stat buffs and keywords for the minion.
  • Kobolds and Catacombs logo.png Patch (2017-12-06):
    • Added.

External links

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Disguised Toast on Youtube. (2017-12-10). 
  2. IGN (2018-01-17). The Hearthstone Team on Designing Cubelock and Why They Like Big Priest. Retrieved on 2018-01-22.