Raid Leader

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Raid Leader is a free neutral minion card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

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

Previous availability

Raid Leader used to be obtainable through these means.

Custom Level up warrior to 57 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warrior to 58 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Unlock warrior until March 30, 2021.Regular 2


  • ▶️ VO_CS2_122_Attack_02.wav Hit it very hard.

Netherspite encounter

These voice lines are used when Raid Leader is played during the  Netherspite encounter in the One Night in Karazhan adventure.



The raid leader is there to command and guide the raid to victory with strength and intellect. Many raid leaders have come and gone during the history of Azeroth, but their legendary conquests remain. The term 'raid leader' is widely used in World of Warcraft to describe the player in charge of a raid, a group of 10-25 players engaged in a high-end PvE challenge.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Heroes of Azeroth" series, for the card Rise to the Challenge.
  • Raid Leader's summoning and attacking quotes, as well as his flavor text all are quotes from the famous Onyxia Raid Wipe [language warning]. The leader in this video epitomises the negative traits typically attributed to raid leaders, such as aggression, swearing and verbal abuse of members of the raid.
    • The "DKP" mentioned in the card's flavor text are Dragon Kill Points, a once-common raiding term.
  • Raid Leader's quote "Handle it!" was used for promotion of Hearthstone's iPad release. "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Now on iPad. Handle it!"
  • The Raid Leader's custom quotes for the Netherspite encounter are the first time a minion has had its quotes changed to match a boss encounter.


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
    • 2021-03-30: Moved from Basic to Legacy set.
    • Now has 3 Health (Up from 2).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-12-10):
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Warrior Level 57." (previously: "Unlocked at Warrior Level 55.").
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Flavor text now reads: ""That's a 50 DKP minus!"" (previously: no flavor text).
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Warrior Level 55." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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