Noble Sacrifice

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Noble Sacrifice is a common paladin spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

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

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

Golden Classic
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 40 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 400 Dust.pngGolden1

Related cards

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To edit these notes, go to Template:Noble Sacrifice notes.

  • This Secret triggers in response to any minion or hero attack against the controlling hero or any friendly minion, spawning a 2/1  Defender as the new target for the attack.
  • Noble Sacrifice takes effect in the same step of the attack sequence as the Forgetful effect, as well as most other Secrets. Therefore, all such effects occur in order of play.
    • If Noble Sacrifice was played and triggers first, the attacker may subsequently be redirected to a target other than the summoned  Defender by an effect like Forgetful.
  • The Defender summoned goes through a complete summoning process, as with any other minion, before the attack completes. In particular:
  • The Defender's death triggers death-related effects just as with any other minion. For instance,  Redemption would return him to life.
  • If the player's board is already full when the friendly target is attacked, the Secret will not be triggered or revealed, but will remain active.[1]
  • Noble Sacrifice will still trigger even if the attacker is removed or killed by another triggered effect that activated first, such as  Explosive Trap.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "The Hunt for Illidan" series, for the card Vindicator Kentho.
  • Should the  Defender survive his summoning attack or be brought back from death, such as through  Redemption, his quote when commanded to attack is a boasting "Hahaha, I LIVE!!".
  • This card is sometimes more commonly referred to by its popular given nickname; it is often called 'Get Down', an obvious reference to the  Defender's summoning quote.


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-12-10):
    • Flavor text now reads: "We will always remember you, "Defender!"" (previously: "We will always remember you, "Defender"!").
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, 2013-08-12):
    • Flavor text now reads: "We will always remember you, "Defender"!" (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

External links

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NightlyGoNews (2014-1-20). Hearthstone Mythbusters Episode 2