The Darkness

The Darkness Card

The Darkness is a 4 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Starts dormant. Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Candles into the enemy deck. When drawn, this awakens.

Flavor Text

I would rather light a single candle than curse the darkness. But I'm willing to do both.

The Darkness Additional Information

The Darkness Card Clarifications

  1. If you Recruit The Darkness it will come into play dormant, but you will not shuffle the 3 Candles in your opponent’s deck. It is not a good Recruit card! – Source
  2. The Darkness DOES work with Brann Bronzebeard, so you can shuffle 6 Candles into your opponent’s deck. – Source

Cards Relating to The Darkness

Darkness Candle
Type: Spell - Cost: 4
Snuff out a candle. Draw a card. Cast this when drawn.

The Darkness Full Card Art

The Darkness Full Art

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  1. KaihatsuJai
    December 8, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I think it works better by understanding that it randomly prevents card draw for 3 turns (paying 4 is prohibitively expensive).
    So with that in mind, how can this card be useful?

    I’m thinking warlock is the deck for this guy with gnomeferatu and the howlfiend/treachery combo. Cripple the opponent’s hand and draw.

    Also DK Valeera combos well, and it’s immune to vanish while dormant. Prevents card draw twice as much, and can wake up faster, and your opponent must deal with both copies when they do. Good single card add to compliment 2 arcane giants.

    On the subject of doubling its battlecry, murmuring elemental gives great value to the darkness for only 1 mana.

    In short, I believe the darkness’ battlecry can be powerful if properly exploited.

    • KaihatsuJai
      December 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Nevermind, the 4 cost candle card is automatically cast. If your opponent had to pay 4 this card would be awesome. As is, fun to play at best, but looks like a good idea that failed by committee.

      Not good enough for most mill decks either except dead man’s hand warrior. This card is made for that deck as a surprise finisher.

  2. Xix
    December 7, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Another bad thing about this card is, it will go out of dormant state on your openent turn. Unless you force him to draw on your turn, and not milling him.
    Btw if you shuffle 6 candles into your openents deck does it still need 3 to awaken?

  3. sober667
    December 6, 2017 at 9:43 am

    lets say that chance of waking it up in AVARAGE deck taking in concideration that it can be on botom oof deck but not couting it dirty rat its around 1 in 928 games
    wich is BAD

    • Kitsune
      January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      I don’t know if I trust the maths of a man who can hardly speak English but I agree with the sentiment at least haha

  4. fliplfop
    December 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    People keep mentioning hard removals but so what? your opponent is using hard removals on a 4 mana minion when they could be using it for bigger minions

    • sober667
      December 6, 2017 at 9:36 am

      well lets say that you draw single card ( legend )in turn 4 lets say you skip ENTIRE TURN to play it
      Let say enemie will play enough cards to awaken it well… chance that YOU PLAY IT and it AWAKENS is aboot 1/928 sooo its slim like REALY SLIM
      and it can be summoned by any summon effeckt wich makes skip batelcry(BAD)
      ir by dirty rat(BAD)
      Or enemy burns candle(BAD)
      well i think good outcome is preeeety slim

      • flipflop
        December 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

        where did you get those numbers from? 1/928 chance? Have you played ambush? more than once I managed to summon all three Nerubians from my opponents deck
        and in Day9’s stream with Ben Brode he went though only half his deck and already snuffled out 2 candles I guarantee you if the game went any longer The Darkness would’ve awoken

      • Why
        December 6, 2017 at 11:08 pm

        Your math is as good as your English. Go back to your third grade class kid.

  5. casehook
    December 6, 2017 at 7:39 am

    give this taunt and its concede or earthern scale and you got a 20 armor !!!!!! its just to easy.

    really gone mess up the game maybe i stop !!

    • Name (Required)
      December 6, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Its “Dormant” it doesn’t count as a minion until you meet the requirements
      So no silence, no taunt, no mass dispel, no twisting nether
      Blizzard isn’t that dumb

  6. Guitarboy2111
    December 6, 2017 at 6:42 am

    anyone remember this Daily Quest in World of Warcraft in Highmountain? You literally have to snuff out the candles to kill it!!

  7. billius
    December 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    goodbye highland priest meta šŸ™‚

  8. Trent Glenn
    December 5, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Noggenfogger charge mill warrior

  9. Arvin
    December 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    If you play this with brann in wild and shuffles 6 cards, does it still require only 3 candles to be drawn for it to awaken? OR will the requirement go up to 6? This in wild with brann would counter highlander decks shuffling six cards and costing a removal, (ehem priest) add in Loatheb lol.

    • sober667
      December 6, 2017 at 9:38 am

      it has litle “quest” timer when you hover it wich shows how many candles need to be snufled like 1/3

  10. CD001
    December 5, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    It’s cool as all hell, but I’m not convinced it’ll be that useful because when the third candle is drawn it’ll be at the start of your opponent’s turn (Mill decks notwithstanding) – and they’re likely to have 10 mana and had several turns to prepare.

    Razakus can hold a Mind Control, Shadowreaper Anduin, Power Word Death, or hope they had a Kazakus spell that transforms everything into sheep.

    Exodia Mage can just keep it frozen or tech in a Polymorph (or hope they got one from another card).

    Miracle Rogue can Vilespine Slayer it.

    … of course, if your opponent doesn’t draw a counter, they’re possibly completely hosed – but this gives them plenty of warning.

    • Rob
      December 6, 2017 at 6:17 am

      It stops the rizakis from working, that may be good enough in itself, and its the maret large of hearthstone you know without the indestructable.

      • CD001
        December 6, 2017 at 4:47 pm

        Well it doesn’t stop it dead – but it slows it the hell down. Remember they only have to draw 2 of the candles to get Raza and Kazakus back in play – the trick will be killing them before that happens.

        Mind, delaying the Kazakus spell will probably be more powerful against Razakus Priest than having a 20/20 minion on the board.

        I just don’t think this will be a “must craft” since you’ve only got a 50% chance of playing the Darkness before they play Kazakus (they’re both 4 mana Legendaries) and both Kazakus and Raza rotate out of Standard in a few months.

  11. BluX
    December 5, 2017 at 11:08 am

    So how does this work with evolve? Will it be dormant?

  12. Someone
    December 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Murmuring Elemental then darkness…sound ok.

  13. Sam
    December 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Did anyone realize how this counters Razakus šŸ˜‰ ? Got 1,6 k left and will craft this asap. See you ladder.

    • Name (Required)
      December 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      yeah I realised that thanks to the three candles they can’t activate Kazakus or Raza

  14. Me
    December 5, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Now the 4-mana 7/7 is sad

  15. Anton
    December 5, 2017 at 5:28 am

    What happens when both players play the darkness do all candles remove a candle from the opposing darkness.

    This card is a good priest card because of the new card that grabs a spell from your opponents deck.

  16. Crapcrack
    December 5, 2017 at 2:57 am

    WTF??? Dewd this is broken !!! Just give it taunt or silence it!!!

    • Crapcrack
      December 5, 2017 at 2:58 am

      Oh i realized it’s dormant XD

      • OParis
        December 5, 2017 at 6:31 am

        This is just a bad C’Thun. In the C’Thun meta everyone hold a card to kill him when he’s played on the board. At least C’Thun could trigger his battlecry, this guy will just die right after he awakes in 90% of the times.
        But is a counter to Raza and Kazakus, so for sure it’ll have it’s place in alot of decks.

  17. Gurudulux
    December 4, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    This sound just perfect to go in miracle rogue in place of a sherazine, or with the out of arcanes giant (rotation). Iā€™m excited. This with valeera seems great.

    • Hiso
      December 5, 2017 at 2:09 am

      The candles are in your opponent deck. Drawing your full deck wont make this thing awaken.

      • Gurudulux
        December 5, 2017 at 2:28 am

        Holy sh*t…. damn me.

        Hm, its appears less interesting. Maybe in a mill deck ? The risk is a candle destruction when your opponent hand is full.

        Goddamn, iā€™m disappointed.

        • Xix
          December 7, 2017 at 11:08 am

          Allso more cards to burn…