The Primus

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The Primus is a legendary death knight minion card, from the TITANS set.

How to get

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

Death Knight Pack
Badlands Catch-Up
Whizbang's Workshop Catch-up
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Golden Standard
Death Knight Pack
Golden1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1
RunComplete an Arena run.Regular1 (random)

Generated cards

The Primus uses these card pools to generate cards:

Ban lists

The Primus is in these ban lists:

  • Titans - Titans can't be generated randomly and they can't be drafted in Arena.

Choice cards

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Related cards

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AchievementPin Gameplay.pngTITANS - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Titans - Death KnightIt's All Runes to MePlay 25 cards created by The Primus.20 Achievement Point.png


  • <sm2>VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Play_01.wav</sm2> VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Play_01.wav The runes decide your fate.
  • <sm2>TTN_737_ThePrimus_Stinger.wav</sm2> TTN_737_ThePrimus_Stinger.wav <music stinger>
  • <sm2>VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Trigger_01.wav</sm2> VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Trigger_01.wav Blood, remnants of life.[Using  Runes of Blood]
  • <sm2>VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Trigger_02.wav</sm2> VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Trigger_02.wav Unholy, symbol of death.[Using  Runes of the Unholy]
  • <sm2>VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Trigger_03.wav</sm2> VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Trigger_03.wav Frost, mark of the bitter.[Using  Runes of Frost]
  • <sm2>VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Attack_01.wav</sm2> VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Attack_01.wav Bound by the runes.
  • <sm2>VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Death_01.wav</sm2> VO_TTN_737_Male_EternalOne_Death_01.wav <death sound>


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The Primus is the founder and ruler of Maldraxxus and the five houses of the Necrolord Covenant, whose charge is to defend the Shadowlands and the force of Death from external influences. The most tactical and long-thinking of the Eternal Ones, he is a master strategist who is nearly unbeatable on the field of battle and is notorious for always thinking far ahead of everyone else. The Primus embodies the five traits of the ideal Maldraxxi soldier, virtues he also instilled into the five houses: ambition, might, insight, guile, and relentlessness. In addition to his military might, he is also known as a legendary weaponsmith and the best armor crafter in the Shadowlands. He is the creator of Maldraxxi rune magic, which serves to manipulate necromantic energy, and its more powerful counterpart, Domination, which he made for the purpose of imprisoning his traitorous brother, Zovaal the Jailer. All necrolords receive a portion of the Primus' power in order to carry out their duty of defending the Shadowlands.
At some point, the Primus left his sanctum to investigate the schemes of the captive Zovaal. The Jailer defeated the Primus, took his memories from him, and confined him to the tower of Torghast as a prisoner called the Runecarver. In this form, the Primus was forced to create countless armaments for the Jailer—including  Frostmourne and the Helm of Domination, which were later used by the succession of Lich Kings on Azeroth. The necrolords were unaware of their leader's fate, and in his absence, Maldraxxus fell into chaos: two of the houses were nearly destroyed, and the leaders of the remaining three ruthlessly fought to claim the Seat of the Primus and the position of commanding the realm's armies.
Before his disappearance, the Primus left behind cryptic messages and prophecies concerning the coming of one who would embody the might of Maldraxxus and save the realm from itself, prophecies that were fulfilled by mortal Maw Walkers. During the four covenants' campaign to waylay the Jailer's efforts in the city of Korthia, these same heroes recovered the Primus' sigil, which he had concealed before his journey to the Maw. When brought to Torghast, the sigil restored the Primus' memories and freed him from his existence as the Runecarver, allowing him to lend his tactical genius to the covenants as they fought to prevent the Jailer from achieving his goals. The Primus ultimately ensured his brother's defeat by reforging the shards of the Helm of Domination into the Crown of Wills, which granted the Maw Walkers the resistance they needed to counter the Jailer's Domination magic and save the Shadowlands.


Patch changes

  • WW Logo Adventure.pngPatch (2024-02-13):
    • Fixed a bug where The Primus’s Runes of Frost Ability’s effect is still active if first the card it applied to is Countered.
  • WW Logo.pngPatch (2023-12-05):
    • Fixed a bug where The Primus didn't have animations or sounds when it used its Abilities.
  • WW Logo.pngPatch (2023-11-07):
    • Banned from Arena drafting.
  • TTN Logo.pngPatch (2023-07-25):
    • Added.

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