Sacrificial Pact

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Sacrificial Pact is a free warlock spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

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

Previous availability

Sacrificial Pact used to be obtainable through these means.

Custom Level up warlock to 15 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warlock to 20 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warlock to 8 until March 30, 2021.Regular 2


To edit these notes, go to Template:Sacrificial Pact notes.

  • This spell has two steps:
    • First, it sets the target minion pending destroy;
    • Then, it heals your hero, queuing and resolving triggers.[1]


In World of Warcraft, Sacrificial Pact is a talented ability that allows warlocks to sacrifice a portion of their minion's health to create a temporary shield for themselves. The unusual relationship between warlocks and their summoned demons is well-documented.

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Warlocks command the obedience of mighty demons, summoning and dismissing them at will, using them as they see fit and sacrificing them the moment it serves the warlock's interests. Even the mighty infernals bow before the will of the warlock.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Fields of Honor" series, for the card Dimzer the Prestidigitator.
  • During the game's alpha this spell was called "Grimoire of Sacrifice". This name was later reused for a collectible card in the Forged in the Barrens set.
  • Sacrificial Pact was removed for selection in Arena on September 15, 2016[2] but was reinstated on December 9, 2018.[3]
  • Prior to Sacrificial Pact's nerf to only target friendly Demons on April 20, 2020, Sacrificial Pact was a notable tech card against Demons and was notably infamous for being able to destroy the  Lord Jaraxxus hero, resulting in any Jaraxxus player being at risk of an immediate loss through a single card.  Zephrys the Great was also able to give Sacrificial Pact to any hero if the enemy hero was Lord Jaraxxus. After the update, Zephrys had been updated to acknowledge the nerf.
    • After Sacrificial Pact's nerf and the changing of Lord Jaraxxus into a hero card, Sacrificial Pact cannot interact with Lord Jaraxxus in any way.
  • In the golden version of the card's artwork, the pages being turned seem to be pages of a then-current version of Hearthstone's official site,


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch (2020-04-20):
    • Now reads: Destroy a friendly Demon... (previously: Destroy a Demon...).
  • Rastakhan's Rumble logo.png Patch (2018-12-19):
    • No longer banned from Arena drafting.
  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch (2017-04-04):
    • Rarity is now Free (previously: Common).
  • One Night in Karazhan logo full2.png Patch (2016-09-15):
    • Banned from Arena drafting.
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-12-10):
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 15." (previously: "Unlocked at Level 46.").
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Flavor text now reads: "This is the reason that Demons never really become friends with Warlocks." (previously: no flavor text).
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 8." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 46." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, 2013-06-22):
    • Name is now Sacrificial Pact (previously: Grimoire of Sacrifice).
    • Flavor text now reads: "{{{new}}}" (previously: "This is not really a book you want to leave on your coffee table.").
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

External links

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested in Patch (WotOG patch)
  2. Dean Ayala (2016-09-08). Hearthside Chat: Upcoming Arena Changes with Dean Ayala. Retrieved on 2019-03-26.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment (2018-12-19). Arena Updates – December 19 2018. Retrieved on 2019-03-26.