Knights of the Frozen Throne Cinematic: The Known but Unknown Cards

Knights of the Frozen Throne Cinematic: The Known but Unknown Cards

This article is pure speculation based on images which Blizzard has presented us in the cinematic trailer of Knights of the Frozen Throne. It should be used as a point for discussion and not as an absolute truth.

Let's dissect the cards shown in the cinematic! This small glimpse into the set showcases exactly what direction Blizzard is going with the theme since we haven't seen too many cards yet. Although the cards below appear to be legendary, this is just trickery as previous cinematics have done the exact same with the resulting card being rare or even just a token from an adventure. Keep that in mind as to not be disappointed that you won't get to play with some of these characters.

Enough of that, onto the cards!

The 3 Mana 2/2

Definitely a Crypt Lord. One could argue that he isn't going to be a very popular one due to the lower stat allocation, but that doesn't really matter with Hearthstone; we love unplayable lore characters.. Oh hey there Illidan Stormrage, how are you doing?


Due to the Icecrown setting, this could very well be Underking Talonox, the only residing Crypt Lord in the World of Warcraft zone. He also happens to fit the color profile of the cinematic card unlike other Crypt Lords of Northrend, which is some serious bonus points being added.

Hey Anub'arak, you're getting a friend!

The 5 Mana 5/4

More Val'kyr, in my Hearthstone? This is acceptable on many levels. The Val'kyr are ascended warriors of the Light who live to serve the Titanic Watcher, Odyn. Their goal is to bring the spirits of dead Vrykul to his Halls of Valor. If you're really interested in these characters, I recommend reading up on the Wowpedia page.

She appears to be quite colorful in comparison to the Scourge Val'kyr, and most Val'kyr now that we bring it up, that serve the Lich King which makes it harder to pinpoint an exact match, but let's take a look at the notable Val'kyr ladies present in Northrend anyway.

  • Svala Sorrowgrave - The first boss of Utgarde Pinnacle, a dungeon in World of Warcraft
  • Sister Svalna - Prison Guard of Valithria Dreamwalker in Icecrown Citadel
  • Vardmadra - A high ranking Val'kyr in the Lich King's army. She was killed by the Lich King himself.
  • Olrun the Battlecaller - One of the first characters Death Knights meet in their adventure. She actually isn't in Northrend in WoW.


With so many fine characters, it's a shame none really fit the vibrant colors. Pictured above is Svala Sorrowgrade, the closest match. Of course, it could just be this particular card isn't on the Lich Kings side and she's come from abroad to help push his forces back. Cool.

The 4 Mana 5/1

Magma Rager, move over, we've got an even worse card! Although that's an incredibly flawed statement to make at this point in time considering we have no idea if it's even collectible, but it sure is funny seeing a 5/1 that costs an extra mana over our magmalicious friend.

So, who is this guy? Well, he's definitely a Death Knight, and a slick one at that. The giveaway? Blue accents everywhere. Oh yeah, and the runesword of course.

Unfortunately, it looks like we've come up short.

Being a Blood Elf, there's not too many notable Death Knights out there from that race. The first one that pops into mind is the ever-so-popular Koltira Deathweaver, one of the first Death Knights to join the Horde through the Knights of the Ebon Blade. Unfortunately, this is not the man we're looking for. No red armor, the hair is completely wrong, and more importantly, Koltira would never be seen with a plain runesword!

Do you have any idea who this Death Knight could be?

Speaking of Koltira, did you know he was classified as an Ally (Minion) in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game? Here's his WoWTCG card and some other Blood Elf Death Knight Heroes from Hearthstone's predecessor. 


The 3 Mana Fus Roh Dah

No attack and health for this one, unfortunately, but damn girl you let that breath out.

She's looking like another Death Knight with those glowing blue eyes and outfit, but, horns? I suppose Arthas wouldn't discriminate and is accepting of all races to join his army, but this minion definitely doesn't fit any of WoW's playable races. With that possibility gone, we have no clue who she could be.

Maybe this is Bethesda's way of adding Skyrim to yet another platform this year...

The 3 Mana Shark Bear

Words, I have none. Does anyone want to take a guess at this magnificent beast's effect text? It surely has to be amazing.

That's the final card that was showcased in this expansion's cinematic, and in all honesty, that's the perfect end. Hopefully it ends up being collectible and not just something out of the adventure portion of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion. Hey Blizzard, could we make this Shark Bear Thing into a Death Knight as well? That'd be rad.

Visit our Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Guide

Looking to learn more about Hearthstone's newest expansion? We've got our guide up already for it and will be updating it with the latest information and card reveals though the next couple of months, so be sure to swing on by and check it out!


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