Ragnaros, Lightlord

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Ragnaros, Lightlord is a legendary paladin minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

Other versions

How to get

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

Whispers of the Old Gods
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Whispers of the Old Gods
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:Ragnaros, Lightlord notes.

  • This minion's triggered effect can target any damaged friendly character (including himself and the controlling hero).
    • The damaged character that will be healed is chosen at random.
    • This minion's triggered effect can target mortally wounded (0 or less Health) minions, possibly saving them from dying.[1]
    • This minion's triggered effect can target pending destroy (hit by a destroy effect) minions too, even though they will die anyway.[2]
  • Notice that, unlike its lore ancestor  Ragnaros the Firelord, this minion can attack.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

  • ▶️ VO_OG_229_Male_Demon_Play_01.wav THE LIGHT PURGES!
  • ▶️ Firelands_Play_Stinger_1.wav <music stinger>
  • ▶️ VO_OG_229_Male_Demon_Trigger_01.wav LIVE, INSECT!
  • ▶️ VO_OG_229_Male_Demon_Attack_01.wav DIE, INSECT!
  • ▶️ VO_OG_229_Male_Demon_Death_01.wav STILL TOO SOON...

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Category 2Achievement SubCategory 168 logoGameplay - Core (Hydra) - ClassesFriendly FireRestore 150 Health with Ragnaros, Lightlord.10 Achievement Point.png
Achievement Category 2Achievement SubCategory 168 logoGameplay - Core (Hydra) - ClassesFriendly FireRestore 300 Health with Ragnaros, Lightlord.20 Achievement Point.png

Lore[edit | edit source]

Ragnaros, Lightlord golden animated.gif

This is the "uncorrupted" version of  Ragnaros the Firelord. Inspired by the awakening of the Old Gods, the evil Elemental Lord has transformed into a being of light and healing, with his end of turn effect restoring Health to friendly targets instead of reducing enemy minions to cinders.

According to Ben Brode:

"We knew we wanted to flip a lot of characters from good to evil in this expansion. We also knew that Ragnaros (once enslaved by the Old Gods) could be fun to see flip in the same way. The problem is, Ragnaros is already a terribly evil Elemental Lord. So we went the other way with it and explored what he might look like if he were “uncorrupted”. Paladins in general are the one bastion of hope in Whispers of the Old Gods, with many of their cards themed around standing against the oncoming darkness. Having Ragnaros lead the charge against his former masters seemed like it could be pretty awesome. Hence, Ragnaros, the Lightlord!"[3]

In the alternate reality into which Whispers of the Old Gods provides a glimpse, all four Old Gods are awake (and alive), and have been unleashed upon Azeroth.[4] While this has corrupted many of the world's inhabitants, others such as Ragnaros have been inspired by this cataclysm to forsake his evil ways, rising to stand and fight against the ancient horrors.[5][6]

Like many of the cards in the Whispers of the Old Gods set, this card is not intended to be canon.[7][8]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The revealing of Ragnaros, Lightlord provoked a critical response from some players, who felt that the card's design stretched the game's lore past breaking point.[9] Ben Brode was quick to respond, explaining that the expansion was "definitely a 'What If?' take on Warcraft lore",[10] but also stating that the card was for him "the very edge" in terms of playing with the game's lore.[11]
  • The version of Ragnaros featured in Hearthstone is the original legless version, as opposed to the two-legged version introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.[12]
  • Ragnaros, Lightlord's entrance music is taken from Druids of the Flame.

Voice[edit | edit source]

As voice actor for the regular Ragnaros in his many forms, Matthew Mercer is believed to also be the voice actor for this card.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ragnaros, Lightlord, full art

Patch changes

References[edit | edit source]