Steward of Darkshire

Steward of Darkshire Card

Steward of Darkshire is a 3 Mana Cost Rare Paladin Minion card from the Whispers of the Old Gods set!

Card Text

Whenever you summon a 1-Health minion, give it Divine Shield.

Flavor Text

Turns out divine shields are way cheaper if you buy in bulk.

Steward of Darkshire Additional Information

46 Comments

  1. Migraineboy
    May 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    tried playing darkshire+stand defeats the purpose of the weenie deck. 8 mana to safely cast with a mana curve as low as f*ck. rather have more minions that are “instantly” playable.

  2. LoveNectar
    April 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    This could finally make Magma Rager useful.

  3. MrNinjaNerd
    March 31, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Confirmed works with twilight drake. Even with 3 cards in hand, drake becomes an amazing four drop if played on curve with this.

  4. Tomathus
    March 30, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Guys does this work with NOBLE SACRIFICE????!!!!!!! SECRET PALADIN FOR ANOTHER YEAR!!!!!!!

  5. counter
    March 30, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    time to run blood knight

  6. wod
    March 30, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    wtf wolfrider MVP

  7. Alex
    March 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Really guys?? All this aggro talk and you are all missing the most important case? Stand against darkness! Now you can use your sword that buffs minions after this and then you play stand against darkness and you have 2/2’s with divine shield ?

    • Limitep
      April 2, 2016 at 4:11 am

      Stand against drknss succ

      • ariel
        April 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

        but it could be a great combo

    • oobwoodoo
      April 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      I want to see that one person that tries this combo, gets it, and then get completely wrecked by a priest using Shadow Word: Horror.
      Not trying to downplay the combo or anything, I’ll find it hilarious due to just a single card that doesn’t look good coming up to be able to take down 2 cards with a total of 8 mana, using only half of those resources

    • CD001
      April 21, 2016 at 5:21 am

      Yes it’s kinda cool – but I think the loss of Muster for Battle and Quartermaster in Standard is going to pretty much kill the Silver Hand Paladin … it’ll be Murlocs, Murlocs Everywhere!

      Especially with the Vilefin Inquisitor.

    • Vamoza
      April 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      I know it’s a long shot but imagine this combo in wild:

      If you get an emperor thaurissian proc on the following cards,
      Stand against Darkness
      Steward of Darkshire
      Sword of Justice
      Hobgoblin

      1st step, Steward, 2nd step, Hobgoblin, 3rd step Sword of Justice, and finally Stand against darkness

      That’s 10 mana with the emperor procs, and now you have a 2/3, a 3/3, and 5 4/4s with divine shield

      Bar twisting nether or doom!, I don’t think anything can handle that kind of board xD

  8. Kalo
    March 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Anyone else thinking “murlocs”?

    • StacysMom
      April 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

      Me :^)

      Also Magma Ragers

      And with the new murloc it’s even better

  9. fr0zen
    March 30, 2016 at 8:26 am

    hobgoblin wild pally new meta

    • Kalo
      March 30, 2016 at 10:09 am

      I presume you would only play 1/1 minions?

  10. TacoRocco
    March 30, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Magma Rager > Scarlet Crusader

  11. Bill
    March 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

    This card has one specific deck it works with in my eyes. Aggro pali. The one health makes it so you can summon off all your leper gnomes and worgan infiltrators and wolf riders with divine shield. Between this and divine favor, i think pally is OP in aggro

  12. Yakikorosu
    March 30, 2016 at 7:26 am

    This will work with hero power. Cards that key off “summoning” a minion (like Knife Juggler) work with Pally/Shaman hero power. Cards that key off “playing” a minion (like Hobgoblin) don’t work with hero power, because “playing” only includes from your hand.

  13. Sean
    March 30, 2016 at 7:06 am

    We’ve found it guys! A situation where Magma Rager is better than Ice Rager :p

  14. Nightmare
    March 30, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Another reason to run grand crusader

  15. SDhn2a
    March 30, 2016 at 6:41 am

    This + hobgoblin = angry chicken value.

    Does this work on Faceless Shambler? It officially has 1 health, but it’s battlecry changes it…

    Also, magma rager is no longer absolute trash! Now it’s just situational trash.

    • LordLukste
      March 30, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I think it does have synergy, because you’re summoning it either way.

      • REHPICLLIB
        March 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

        Battlecries trigger before other effects

        • Kevak321
          April 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

          But if it works with Twilight Drake, which has 1 health originally, and then later on gets the buff from the same card, then this should technically also work on Faceless Shambler, correct?

          Twilight Drake (1 health) -> Gets buff from Steward -> Battlecry triggers on Twilight Drake

          Faceless Shambler (1 health) -> Gets buff from Steward -> Battlecry triggers on Faceless Shambler

  16. jfuller
    March 30, 2016 at 6:03 am

    This looks like a really good card, a nice number of cards will be better in the combo, and the extreme blood knights would be an option!

  17. Squash
    March 30, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Magma rager better than ice rager confirmed

  18. SamX500
    March 30, 2016 at 5:10 am

    if this work whit the hero power I think it could be fine.
    otherwise I don’t it could be play

    • Ermino
      March 30, 2016 at 5:24 am

      Of corse it buffs the hero power minions because the text says “summon” not “play”!

    • ottomos
      March 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

      hobgoblin says: “when you play a 1 power minion”, .
      you can summon with hero powers or other in game effects like deathrattles, muster for battle or even dr.doom’s ability (while those will be rotated).
      So it works with hero power.
      And; as it adds more value than silver hand regent, it can empover other 2/1 cards (divine leper gnomes etc.), or wolfrider.
      Since has a standard 3/3 body, it can usually stay alive 1 turn, it may enchant 1-2 minions, attack itself, thus a good addition to agro, agro/midrange.

    • alsalegend
      March 30, 2016 at 6:25 am

      I think it does, due to the keyword “summon” (as opposed to for example Hobgoblin which says “when you play a minion”

    • Smolinbeaker
      March 30, 2016 at 6:48 am

      It says ‘summon’ so i presume it does

    • Nightfall
      March 30, 2016 at 7:09 am

      whenever you SUMMON a minion (it should work with hero power)

  19. Coga
    March 30, 2016 at 4:45 am

    STEWARD OF DARKSHIRE into STAND AGAINST DARKNESS into BLOOD KNIGHT niccccce

    • LordLukste
      March 30, 2016 at 5:29 am

      OMG, You’re right!

    • Poison
      March 30, 2016 at 5:52 am

      into SW: Death 😉

    • Sapp
      March 30, 2016 at 6:34 am

      11 mana tho

    • SDhn2a
      March 30, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Yeesh… This is one of those plays that’s either followed by a silence, a BGH, or a concede.

      • Mystic
        March 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

        hmm yeah true but 1 bgh is not enough, because there are still 5 1-1 minions and 1 3-3 minion on the board and bgh is probably going to be nerfed so paladin is going to become more annoying and aggro paladin are going to be op AS FUUUUUUUU

    • Nightfall
      March 30, 2016 at 7:10 am

      thats 11 mana, the steward with stand against darkness is a strong combo tho

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