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. CDrive
    December 4, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    i wish it was an elemental….

  2. Foxlebt
    December 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    You could play this when your opponent has 2-5 cards left on your turn. And on your next turn, you can double coldlight to draw all candles on your turn and attack? Or will you need to waif another turn for it to attack like Sherazin? Then I doubt its any good,..

    • Retrobot
      December 5, 2017 at 6:02 am

      The effect of the candle draws a card so you would just need to coldlight once if their entire deck is candles. They would keep drawing it.

    • sober667
      December 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

      if enemy burns candle its not casted so need to be realy caerfull
      so if you play it somehow with bran and oracle( shadowsteped ealier) it gives you decend chance
      or in control shaman with 1/1 elemental wich dubles next BC

  3. Mockingstuffs
    December 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I’ve come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence

    • Roberto
      December 5, 2017 at 2:57 am

      great quote 🙂

  4. TAbril
    December 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    It’s the perfect tech card vs Highlander Priest… I want two lol
    With mage you can have some extra fun if you run Simulacrum…

    • Daniel S
      December 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      I love this idea. Totally messes up Priest.

    • Mychilli
      December 5, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Two would make for 6 candles though.

  5. DCgaming
    December 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Am I the only one who remembers silence exists?

    • Blake Huynh
      December 4, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      I’m pretty sure that it works just like Sherazin, you cannot affect it by any mean when it’s in dormant state.

      • Xix
        December 5, 2017 at 1:24 am

        So mass silence wont affect it either? This is scary broken if silence one way or another does affect this…
        But other than that seems interesting for a mill deck.

  6. Kibler is Blizzard
    December 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    What happens if you pull with dirty rat?

    • Pigeon
      December 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      It won’t be able to attack because the battlecry doesn’t trigger, it stays dormant. Just hope it doesn’t get silenced

      • Name (Required)
        December 5, 2017 at 6:43 am

        Can’t be silenced since its dormant works the same way with Sherazin and Nether Portal

  7. to
    December 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    It will work just like the rouge legendary… it will have 3 indicators each time a candle is drawn one will trigger, when all 3 are drawn it will then be present on the board…

  8. PurifiedAzure
    December 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Here is my problem with this card, it literally has the chance to go out of its dormant state in one turn. Don’t even say that the chances are low, because this is hearthstone and we have seen more impossible things happen commonly.

  9. Grotesque
    December 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    what if you pull it by recruit or something?

    • Blackbeard
      December 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I think it will still have the debuff of dormant

      • Jo
        December 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        Yes, and this is definately not a card you’d like to have Recruited since the Candles only can be added to your opponents deck through playing it, since it says ”Battlecry”…

        • Muzek
          December 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm

          Only if it said battlecry become dormant. This is a rare case where the wording was really good

  10. Blackbeard
    December 4, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    What it gonna happens if you silence this minion???

    • Sna7ch
      December 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Nothing. It’s a 20/20. While in dormant state, it’s not a minion, so you can’t target it and mass dispel won’t affect it.

  11. Joeydungee
    December 4, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    So, you can’t cheat it out cause it starts dormant. So if you evolve into it or recruit it or something, than it’s useless right?

    • Vladimir Nedelchev
      December 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      This plus void terror 23/23 for 7 mana….

      • Joeydungee
        December 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

        But is it like Sherazin’s dormant state, where it has no attack/health, and can’t be targeted by stuff?

      • mskedmnatee
        December 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        You can get the stats because its dormant. It’d act like sherizan.

        • mskedmnatee
          December 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm

          Christ so many typos in that last comment, you all understand..

  12. Nightfall
    December 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I love this card only because it will feel soooo good to see your opponent throw their removal at your minions when they know a 20/20 is coming

    5/5 will make hearthstone fun again

  13. sna7ch
    December 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    So, you land this on the table, the opponent draws a candle and you have a 20/20 on board, he kills it, it comes back 2 more times, possibly. Also stops Raza and Kazakus from triggering, Seems interesting.

    Am I the only one thinking this is a bit overpowered and will be nerfed soon after being released? Either that or they change the phrasing to “draw all 3 candles”.

    • Nightfall
      December 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      you need to draw all 3 candles for it to get summoned

      • sna7ch
        December 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

        Where did you read that? I don’t see it anywhere. The wording is the same as in Deck of Wonders:
        Do you have do draw all 5 to cast one spell too?

        • Nightfall
          December 5, 2017 at 3:27 am

          deck of wonders casts a spell everytime you draw 1, but if you’ve watched the stream (it’s up on youtube on the official hearthstone channel) you can see that it takes all 3 candles to summon him

      • Sna7ch
        December 4, 2017 at 5:13 pm

        For some reason my post didn’t make the board, admins didn’t like the web link for their own page.
        Anyway, the wording is the same as for Deck of Wonders. Does that mean you have to draw all 5 to cast one spell?

        • Sna7ch
          December 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm

          Anyway, I think it will “wake up” on the first candle. The next candles won’t do anything, he’s either dead, or not dormant.

          • Goldenpantss
            December 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

            You need all the candles. They said it on the steam.

          • griff
            December 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm

            “when you draw all 3 candles and snuff them out, the darkness will awaken” – Ben Brode (the reveal stream at about an hour 10)

        • cypher
          December 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm

          The wording is the same, but doesn’t work the same way, you have to draw all 3 candles to get the 20/20 while you just need to draw 1 for the spells.

          • Sna7ch
            December 4, 2017 at 5:29 pm

            How do you know that? Intuition? Facts are facts, wording is the same, effect is the same. Can’t go around that. Either one is drawn and the effect happens, or all need to be drawn and the effect happens. It should be the same for both cards.

          • cypher
            December 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm

            Saw it on the stream.

          • Sna7ch
            December 5, 2017 at 12:07 pm

            Ok, I’ll take your word for it then. But it’s very strange they have the same exact wording for different effects, hopefully they will rectify that.

  14. MorbidArtist
    December 4, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Wait, so if you somehow play multiple ones on board, every candle drawn procs all X Darkness’s… If so it sounds interesting.

    • cypher
      December 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Yes, it works that way. In rogue and druid is pretty easy to get 2. Rogue with the dk and druid with the new legendary that summons a copy. I think it can fit in mill rogue better though since it’s already pretty strong and you can give the opponent 6 candles instead of 3 like druid would do.

      • Mitpaul
        December 6, 2017 at 10:57 am

        Mage can also get 3 with simulacrum and not holding any other minions in hand! Duplicate in wild to counter any non silence removals! ;^)

  15. Mr Bump
    December 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Seems like the candles are where it’s at. Do they cost your opponent 4 mana when drawn? If so that’s amazing.

    • Joeydungee
      December 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Since they have the same card text as the ambush rogue card, I think they’re cast for 0 when drawn

      • NexiS
        December 6, 2017 at 9:36 am

        Man, the ambush cost 0 mana xD just think before saying anything!

  16. Kribo
    December 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Not by the body, but the fact your opponent WASTE 4 MANA ON NOTHING makes this card really powerful.

    • cypher
      December 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Your opponent doesn’t spend mana to cast the spell, otherwise this would just be broken. It’s just like the 5 mana mage spell that casts a random spell.

  17. SteelShroom
    December 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Darkness called… but I was on the phone, so I missed him.

  18. Nick13
    December 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Hello Darkness, my old friend… I’ve come to talk with you again.

  19. PandaWolf525
    December 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    DARKNESS CONSUMES YOU! I wonder how beautiful the Golden looks.

  20. lujanimo
    December 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    The first thing that comes to mind is the new druid recruit cards oaken summons and grizzled guardian, maybe recruit druid will be viable after all?

    • Retard?
      December 4, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Why would you want to recruit this card? The battlecry is pretty important…

  21. SWEdosaur
    December 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Is this why the kobolds don’t want You to take their candles?

    • DemonZer0
      December 4, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Man, you’re a genius!

    • Name (Required)
      December 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      I was thinking the exact same thing and came down here to see if anyone else thought about that

    • IronKing
      December 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Lore implicacions?

  22. Atioras
    December 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Run this in a hemet deck xD

    • lujanimo
      December 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      The candles are 4 mana, plus they’re in your OPPONENT’S deck

      • Sir Stone
        December 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        Plus you could add other cards to make your opponent draw faster like Coldlight Oracle, Naturalize, or even Dancing Swords or even Deathlord!

  23. ninininin
    December 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    can a 3 cost minion evolve into this?? cause the same is possible with corpse flower , and is not dormant *vomit sounds*

    • Aaaaaaaaa
      December 4, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      The difference is sherazin goes dormant on death where as the darkness goes dormant when it enters

  24. Helioshadow
    December 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Mill Rogue kappa. Copy with Valeera DK x3

    • Helioshadow
      December 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      O wait, how does this work with Brann, second The Darkness, or burning the candle with a full hand or Togwaggle shenanigans? Or Azari the Destroyer? I’m intrigued.

  25. KotoDX
    December 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    420… The Dankness confirmed

    • PandaWolf525
      December 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      God Damnit I hate you.

  26. Illuminavi10
    December 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Silence priest PogChamp

    • Illuminavi10
      December 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Nevermind, if it’s like Sherazin you cannot target it….

  27. Kibler is Blizzard
    December 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    How does this work with King Togwaggle?

  28. Xander Raidon
    December 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Wait a second. If you Evolve/Devolve a minion into this, that means -1 minion slots? Unless they have the card in their deck, there’s no way to awaken this. If you recruit this from your deck, it’s -1 minion slot..

    • Kibler is Blizzard
      December 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      I don’t think you can evolve devolve a dormant minion

    • bob
      December 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      silence it

  29. Sack boy
    December 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Anyone know do you need to draw all three candy or just one???

  30. sober667
    December 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    well in wild just use it with bran COME FASTER CANDLES

  31. Madeinsweden
    December 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Wonder what happens if you use Skulking Geist. It says when drawn, snuff a candle out but if the candles are removed from the deck. would that count ? Would be a super OP if it did hahhahah

    • Speziphisch
      December 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      The candle costs 4 tho…

  32. Bugalicious
    December 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    everyone will keep removal in hand to kill it, possibly could be good with cold light oracles to force the candles to come out, but even then I doubt it will be able to attack until the next turn

  33. Moltar
    December 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Counter for highlander decks or high card draw decks like druid or quest mage.

  34. OParis
    December 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Beautiful counter to Razakus, now my quest priest will be better in constructed.
    But against any other deck, this is TOTAL 0(Except druid that has few destroying cards.
    Let’s remember the C’Thun meta where everyone hold a card in hand to kill it(ex: Priest the shadow word:death, mage the polymorph). At least C’Thun could trigger his battlecry.
    And how would it feel to see Twilight Acolyte tooking the 20 atk? xd

  35. Geirr
    December 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I’m attacking the Darkness!

    One for us old guys out there XD

  36. cypher
    December 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Fuck highlander priest card, I like it.

  37. Morei
    December 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    What about SIlence?

    • ChrisMorray
      December 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      It’s dormant, not Can’t Attack. Dormant means it has no stats and cannot be removed from the board. For reference on Dormant: Look up Sherazin. It will show you how Dormant minions work.

  38. Morei
    December 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Youve all heard of 4 Mana 7/7

    Now prepare for Snoop Dog

  39. 4 mana 7/7
    December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    4 mana 20/20

  40. Shadow_farfetchd
    December 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    So what happens when you evolve into this?

    • cypher
      December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm


    • Mitpaul
      December 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      It being dormant isnt part of its battlecry so I dont think it will do much sadly but also very FORTUNATELY.

    • sober667
      December 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      You are f…ed

      • cypher
        December 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        My bad, didn’t notice it says starts dormant. I don’t think we can evolve into this and if we do looks like is just lose 1 minion slot.

  41. Guitarboy2111
    December 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    how does this interact with a razakus opponent? duplicates in their deck will deactivate kazakus/raza? If so, then wow!!

    • Goldenpantss
      December 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Yep. Must do. It’s a pretty strong counter. Turn 4 toi, the turn before Raz.

      • Goldenpantss
        December 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

        In fact reading the comments, EVERYONE is missing this point. It kills a Kazakus deck dead.

  42. glk
    December 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Whoa, a swift counter for Raza. Play it before the Priest plays Raza and the Hero Power does not cost zero until they get the darkness to be awake.

  43. KingArrudar
    December 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm


  44. YourBoi
    December 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Taunt this and win

    • Mr Bump
      December 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      You can’t taunt it until it’s awoken. It’s nothing until it’s awake, just a slot on your board.

  45. Ruso
    December 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I’m sorry, the FUCK?! This minion is absolutely busted in mill, and even if they destroy it you still got a removal spell out of it for only 4 mana. meanwhile, you can just make this a 4 mana 20/20 taunt creature, which is absolutely busted. now to see what those candles do.

    • Mr Bump
      December 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      It’s not a 20/20 until it wakes – until then it’s nothing.

  46. McNugg2710
    December 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I want this purely for the memes

  47. 4 mana 7/7
    December 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    damn dude i feel bad now

  48. Spencer Gillis
    December 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    This with that priest card that switches stats… first deck for me!

    • Doug
      December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Can’t taget dormant minions.

      • Spencer Gillis
        December 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

        Who said it has to be dormant?

  49. FlujoZeitu
    December 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Silence and then win the game? seems a bit unbalanced

    • Mavis
      December 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      cannot silence it. It starts dormant

      • Love this
        December 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        But if you silence it, won’t the dormant also be silenced?

        • Wixin
          December 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm

          Dormant ignores all Ale Effects like Twisting Nether or Psychic Scream, and cannot be targeted by hero powers, spells, minions. Dormant is immortal

        • ShitUp
          December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

          Dude what. Have you ever tried silencing sherazin, seed? Try that and then come back here.

          • Speziphisch
            December 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

            Oh boy, just use ur brain before you flame some1 Shitup, and if that doesnt work, try to silence a Sherazin that went dormant…

            December 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

            Man…u’re retard?

  50. Mavis
    December 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    such a beautiful card 😀