Lord Jaraxxus Will Become a Hero Card In Core Set

In an interview with PC Gamer, Game Designer Chadd “Celestalon” Nervig confirmed that Jaraxxus will become a Hero card in the Core Set. Finally! Ever since Hero cards were first shown back in Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, players always wanted the good, old Jaraxxus to become one too. The card’s design has been outdated for a while now and it didn’t see any serious, competitive play in years.

Celestalon also mentioned that “turning on the card is a little different” and that it’s been “balanced accordingly”. Which is also great news – a balanced version of Jaraxxus is something I’ve been waiting for.

How do you think the new version will look like? Are you excited to play Jaraxxus again?


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  1. H0lysatan
    February 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Probably cost 9, give +5 armor like all heroes.
    Battlecry, deal 2 damage to all minions, summon random demon for each one that died.
    Hero Power, Summon 2/2 infernal beast with rush and deathratlle, add random demon to your hand.
    No weapon. (Even if it’s needed, maybe 2/2 weapon, but it’s too much)

    • H0lysatan
      February 21, 2021 at 6:12 pm

      Wait, they’ve said about stop printing card with infinite value generator. So, maybe just hero power that summon 2/2 with rush. (This is the point where I wish I could edit/delete my previous replies, but yeah)

  2. ChiefApe
    February 21, 2021 at 2:06 am

    I have a golden Jaraxxus. Will I receive the new version once the core set is implemented ?

  3. PitLord
    February 21, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Cost 9 usual 5 armor, battlecry and hero power summon a 6/6 infernal, in this way is similar to frost leech jaina. In wild should be balanced, in standard… maybe not 😀

  4. A person who reacts to this
    February 21, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Hope they will do the same with Ragnaros one day.

  5. Enemy
    February 20, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    I wonder how he will be balanced. Will he set your maximum health to 15? Maybe he could give you 15 armor.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      February 20, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      Maybe they will increase max health to 20 and give the usual +5 Armor from Hero cards? Hard to say, but they will definitely need to buff it a bit for it to see play.

    • StarPlatnum
      February 21, 2021 at 1:03 pm

      I think it won’t even change you max health. Hero cards have to be intuitive, and what’s not intuitive has to be written on the card. No other hero card effects your health so they’ll have to write that on the card “And set your max health to (x)” seems clunky and frankly unnecessary. I expect something like 8 mana 5 armor battlecry equip a 3/6 weapon. That way it functions as a late game value generator.