Blackguard is a 6 Mana Cost Epic Paladin Minion card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Whenever your hero is healed, deal that much damage to a random enemy minion.

Flavor Text

"Did I ever tell you the story of when I single-handedly took down a 29/29 C'thun?" - Reno Jackson

Blackguard Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Blackguard in the last year.


  1. Adam
    August 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    What about that time Reno Jackson single-handedly killed a 29-29 C’thun?

  2. Maestro
    August 9, 2017 at 9:22 am

    8 is correct.

  3. Random people in the Internet
    August 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    What if this minion gets lifesteal…

  4. CD001
    August 7, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Could be a significant buff to Lay on Hands…

  5. RV
    August 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Really interesting card. 9 health makes it really difficult to remove especially for 6 mana, and Paladins have a lotttt of healing tools that they play.

    Forbidden Healing can be a powerful combo with this on 10 mana. Play this, Forbidden for 4, deal 8 damage to a minion on board.

    Then you have cards like Truesilver, Ivory Knight, the DK weapon, Lifesteal effects in general…the list goes on, and you can have this deal so much damage to minions on board.

    Paladin has some of the most flexible healing tools in the game, and this takes advantage of it. If there’s a card that’s going to be a guaranteed fit for a Control Paladin deck in the works, this will be it.

  6. Playwright
    August 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    As others have pointed out because of it’s extremely high health there are very few removal cards this mini9n is vulnerable towards.
    You can also get immediate benefits if you already have an effect that would Healy you on the board like a lifesteal minion or weapon, the friendly bartender, or other similar card.
    The only question I have is that 8t still does the damage even if your hero is at full health?

    • Moltar
      August 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      I think not. You need to actually gain like for the healing effect to count.

      Also I think if you are at, say, 25 life, and you heal for 10, this card would do 5 dmg to a minion, because thats the amount you efectively healed for.

  7. Imaloony
    August 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Pally is a pretty good class to have that (maybe even moreso than Priest), though I’m not sure if it’ll see play still. Having the thick body is good though, but the random aspect of the damage can be tough. I don’t see a pally deck that really wants to run this at the moment, so I’m gonna give it a pass.

    • Guyman
      August 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      No offense. But every comment I’ve seen from you. You say the card won’t see play.

      Do you think the expansion is that bad?

      • Imaloony
        August 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

        I’ve been positive on more than zero cards in this expansion, but when it comes to constructed, it pays to be pessimistic, especially when you consider how many cards are going to be in standard after this expansion. With so many cards, there are going to be a TON of cards that aren’t going to see play. As in, a card can be good and still not see play. We might live in a world where only great or better cards see play.

        Also, it pays to have low expectations so that you’ll never be disappointed, only confirmed or pleasantly surprised.

  8. rbeck55
    August 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    If you gave this card lifesteal and attacked with it, would you theoretically have a full board clear? (Assuming your hero is at low health). I’m not sure if this would work or not.

    • Muzek
      August 7, 2017 at 12:07 am

      Doesn’t seem any possible way to do this yet, but hypothetically, yes, this’ll work. Simular to how burnbristle would kill your hero if you had played embrace the shadows. However blizzard could have fixed this (intentionally or even unintentionally) when they fixed the wickerflame problem. Would be an interesting thing to test if we get the card for it

  9. Dellort Ruoy
    August 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    If your opponent heals themselves, does it damage your own minions?

  10. Nick
    August 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    It’s either bad or it’s nuts. Yes it’s weak to a 2cast card from Priest, but cmon, that’s one class. At 6cc, it’s going to survive a turn, and have 7 mana available. Seems so hyperflux.

    • Matt
      August 6, 2017 at 11:42 am

      If you don’t have the board most late game enemies can value trade into it. Seems decent after the deathknight though.

  11. Funguin19
    August 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think we’ve ever seen this exact statline and my guess is it’s a pretty good one. The potential of the effect is definitely there as a result. Just a little weak against priest lol.

    • Ylda42
      August 6, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Bolf Ramshield had the exact same statline, as well as the same Mana Cost.

      • An
        August 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        Bolf can not exactly be counted in. Bolf was pretty suicidal, died almost everytime.

      • Funguin19
        August 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        Okay thanks for reminding me but in my defense bolf is easy to forget about. His effect was downright terrible.

    • Anonymous person
      August 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

      FYI Bolf Ramshield was a 6 mana 3/9. That’s the only example I can think of.

  12. NamedAnon
    August 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

    This + Lifesteal Weapon = a fun but expensive combo

    • NamedAnon
      August 6, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Or 10 mana this and forbidden healing for 8 damage random enemy.

      • Seb
        August 6, 2017 at 11:15 am

        Correction: 16 damage

        • NamedAnon
          August 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

          6 mana for this card + 4 mana forbidden healing = 3/9, 8 healing, & 8 random damage, right?

          • Maestro
            August 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

            8 is correct.

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