We’ve all experienced it. Just when you thought you have the upper hand, your opponent unleashes a card, and suddenly you’re burning down the ground. Your feeling of excitement turns into dreadful anxiety as your options grow thin: a legendary has appeared. Let’s just pray the next card you draw can counter that legendary.
That said, here are the most powerful Hearthstone legendary cards you should watch out for. Ranked from the “weakest” to the strongest, let’s discuss them one by one.
If most of the cards in this list must be eliminated immediately, this one must be crushed with care. If you’re not careful, you may end up giving up your most prized minion to your enemy and lose to their tempo. Thankfully, you can silence Sylvanas or transform her into another minion to get rid of her nasty deathrattle. If you own her though, you shouldn’t summon her so readily. First make sure that you have a high chance of stealing a descent minion, then take her out yourself or enchant her with a taunt. Your opponent will probably take their time before they take their turn.
Just when you thought you’re safe after eliminating Sylvanas Windrunner, you summon your strongest minion on the board… only to realize it’s a mistake: Your opponent plays N’Zoth. While its base stats are not really impressive, this card makes a great combination with a wide variety of cards. The best part? It also works with artificial deathrattle minions created by spell cards. If you own one, just make sure not to play it with a Dreadsteed, or you’ll be the one feeling dread.
Perhaps the single most destructive minion in the game (although it’s debatable with Deathwing), C’Thun relies on its minions to power it up. Once pumped up, this Old God card can dish out up to a staggering 30 damage in a single round, either wiping out the enemy’s entire arsenal, killing the hero, or even both. So how do you mitigate its wrath? Not much if you don’t have Hogger, Doom of Elwynn in your deck, actually. Just make sure to have multiple high-health minions on the field beforehand to take the damage. Even then, your safety is still not guaranteed.
If you see this card on play, make its death your priority. Its handy effect (pun intended!) will only let your adversary gain the advantage in the long run: playing multiple cards in a single turn to seal their path to triumph. But if by any chance you own this card, make sure to shield it from threats to efficiently make use of its power. With a bit of luck, you might just be able to summon two 10-cost minions in a single turn for an overwhelming victory.
No other card shouts “kill me now” than this redhead, the second most powerful legendary. Well, maybe except Emperor Thaurissan due to its undeniable, immediate threat. Only worth 3 mana crystals, this legendary card makes any battlecry minion twice as deadly (hello, C’Thun), so it’s in your best option to take it out as soon as possible. Kill it on sight! If you can’t, then it’s only realistic to expect that your loss is also in sight.
The most powerful card without the need of being played, Prince Malchezar greatly boosts the power of your deck by adding five random legendaries to your disposal. The downside? Aside from the card’s meager stats, you can’t know which legendaries you get until you draw it. But hey, your opponent doesn’t know either.
The most powerful card of all. Period. You thought you were gonna win the next round? Welp, your opponent just healed to maximum. Now, she has more HP than you do and there’s nothing you can do about it. Unless you have Alexstrasza or a Reno of your own, then yes, you may be able to do something about it. But really, all you need is a Reno. Due to its unique requirement , Reno-based decks are rather unpredictable but packs a lot of punch when the stars align in your favour. It also works best with Kuzakus as they share the same prerequisite for their effects to trigger. Told you it’s not unique.
Our final thoughts
If you don’t own any of these cards, don’t worry. A well-built deck should still be able to hold a candle against these, especially if well played. Although it’s still best to have a Reno on your deck as, like I said, it packs quite the punch. Remember though that in the end, randomness still plays a big role in this game, and owning a legendary doesn’t assure you any victory.
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