Mortal Coil

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Mortal Coil is a free warlock spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

The Regular and Golden copies of Mortal Coil are uncraftable. They have special unlock requirements and cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or opened from card packs:
LegacyUnlock Wild formatRegular, Golden2

Previous availability

Mortal Coil used to be obtainable through these means.

Custom Level up warlock to 43 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warlock to 44 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warlock to 4 until March 30, 2021.Regular 2


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  • This spell has two steps:
    • First it deals damage, queuing and resolving all on-damage triggers;
    • Then, if its condition is satisfied, it draws a card, queuing and resolving triggers.[1] Notice that minions that have been set pending destroy, such as by  Acidmaw, are considered to be dying, and the condition will thus be satisfied.[2]
  • Notice that, despite the text of the card uses the word kills, this spell's drawing effect does not actually activate in response to the minion being killed (which will happen only during the Death Creation Step following the end of the current outermost Phase), but rather it requires the minion to be mortally wounded (i.e., with 0 or less current Health) or pending destroy (i.e., hit by a destroy effect such as  Acidmaw). As a result, the player will draw a card before the minion actually dies: for example, if your hand is full and you cast Mortal Coil on a  Clockwork Gnome, you will draw a card from your deck but will fail to draw a Spare Part due to your hand being full again.[3]


Mortal Coil is a talented warlock spell from World of Warcraft. It causes the target to run in horror for 3 seconds, and restores a portion of the warlock's health. It is very useful as a form of crowd control, as well as a regular method of maintaining health levels.



Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch (2017-04-04):
    • Rarity is now Free (previously: Common).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-12-10):
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 43." (previously: "Unlocked at Level 42.").
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 4." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 42." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, 2013-06-22):
    • Name is now Mortal Coil (previously: Death Coil).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested in Patch (2015-09-29)
  3. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-22.  Clockwork Gnome died with a full hand; Deathrattle triggered but had no effect.