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A single non-golden copy of C`Thun is given to each player when opening their first Whispers of the Old Gods  "Now I ve got a tale to tell you... of the ones from long ago. There s an evil that s been dreaming, but now it s softly screaming! From the darkness their power will grow. Their voices are hearthstone card pack. Regular C`Thun is uncraftable The uncraftable quality Uncraftable (previously called soulbound) is a card quality found on certain cards. Uncraftable cards cannot be crafted or disenchanted. Uncraftable quality is mostly determined by card set, and in some cases differs hearthstone and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Golden C`Thun can only be obtained through crafting Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone . C`Thun is not available from card packs Card pack concept art Card packs are items that players can open to acquire cards for filling a player s collection. Only card packs for the current Standard format sets are available for purchase in the hearthstone , Arena A video explaining the Arena in Hearthstone made by the Curse Gamepedia @@@#@@@YouTube(youtube.com)###@### Channel. The Arena is a game mode where players compete against each other using specially constructed decks to earn substantial rewards. It hearthstone rewards or the Highest Rank Bonus chest The 25 numbered ranks in Ranked play. Ranked (also known as Ranked Play) is the serious side of Play mode, with players able to earn special ranks to reflect their prowess in battle this season. hearthstone .

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Golden Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card hearthstone C`Thun 3200 1600


C`Thun is a legendary Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone neutral Neutral is the term used to describe cards which are not limited to a specific class. Neutral collectible cards can be included in any deck, regardless of hero. Neutral cards use a plain, grey card hearthstone minion Bloodfen Raptor, a simple minion card. A Beast-type minion, it has 3 Attack, 2 Health and a mana cost of 2. Minions are persistent creatures on the battlefield that will fight for their hero. Minion hearthstone card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods  "Now I ve got a tale to tell you... of the ones from long ago. There s an evil that s been dreaming, but now it s softly screaming! From the darkness their power will grow. Their voices are hearthstone set.



C`Thun is a unique minion in that it is designed to be the centrepiece of a deck. Decks involving C`Thun typically include numerous related minions that either buff C`Thun or gain special effects from its presence. Decks featuring C`Thun and its cultists are known as C`Thun decks. C`Thun decks usually aim to play as many buffing cards as they can throughout the match, steadily increasing C`Thun in size until they are either able to play the mighty minion or else triumph through the synergistic strengths of the related cards.

C`Thun therefore presents two main advantages, and methods of winning a match.

The first is the most obvious: C`Thun itself is a strong win condition. While its effectiveness depends heavily on the number of buffing cards played that match, it is not unusual to see a C`Thun played with stats of 20/20-30/30. This not only results in its Battlecry dealing 20-30 damage spread across enemy targets, often enough to end the match in itself, but also provides a monstrously proportioned minion of the same stats. The Battlecry is strategically strong because of its ability to either clear the board or on an empty board, deliver a devastating amount of face damage - sometimes accomplishing both. If you happen to have Brann Bronzebeard on the field when you summon C`Thun, its effect is doubled; even a lesser C`Thun at 15 Attack can be amplified to a spread of 30 damage, which unless your opponent is at full Health is likely to end the game. One thing to be careful of when summoning C`Thun is enemy minions that gain advantage from being hit by multiple weak attacks, such as Armorsmith or Acolyte of Pain Acolyte of Pain Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Common Cost: 3 Attack: 1 Health: 3 Abilities: Draw cards Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect Whenever this minion takes damage, draw a card.He trained when he was younger hearthstone , as their effects will trigger once for each point of damage C`Thun deals to them. Be that as it may, if the damage C`Thun is dealing is enough to seal the game, this can generally be ignored. The minion itself is potentially game-winning, but is less certain, due to the possibility of a simple Hex, Hunter`s Mark, Execute, Shadow Word: Death or Polymorph. Even worse, it can be stolen with Mind Control or Entombed. It is therefore probably wiser not to rely on the minion itself to win games, especially as the opponent - having watched your C`Thun grow - may well be holding an ideal removal card for this very purpose.

The second strength of C`Thun is not so obvious, and serves as compensation for the unpredictability of card draw and the uneven chances of the Old God making an appearance in any given match. While the main type of related cards grant buffs to C`Thun, the other type gain effects from C`Thun, provided its Attack is 10 or higher. 10 Attack is easily reached through playing as few as 2 or even 1 buffing minion, meaning these effects are generally freely available after the first few turns. With these effects activated, the minions are designed to be significantly overpowered for their cost, with a specific theme of slowing the game or protecting the hero. These may serve to give the extra control needed to stay alive long enough to play C`Thun, winning by the first method; or they may prove so effective and efficient in trading against the opponent`s resources that they allow the player to win without drawing C`Thun. This prevents success with C`Thun decks from revolving purely around whether or not the Old God is drawn, in effect rewarding the player simply for including C`Thun and a few buffing cards in their deck.

Neither the playing of C`Thun nor the activation of the related effects are easy to prevent, making C`Thun decks potentially quite non-interactive. Be that as it may, a few options do exist to stifle and counter them. Mill decks can cause C`Thun (or the buffing minions) to be overdrawn; this removes the card from the game entirely, beyond the reach even of Doomcaller. Freeze Mage decks might be able to keep the C`Thun player`s board full but inactive, preventing them from actually playing the Old God, at least for long enough to defeat them. Immune The immune effect from Bestial Wrath Immune is an ability that prevents a character from receiving damage from any source, and prevents the opponent from targeting it. Be that as it may, Immune does not prevent destroy, healing or hearthstone effects (namely Ice Block) can thwart the C`Thun`s Battlecry, especially on an empty board, while a well-timed Mirror Entity might just give the player the chance to turn their near-loss to sudden victory. Cards with powerful Deathrattle effects such as Sylvanas Windrunner will demand the player to remove it before playing C`Thun if they cannot win the game from its Battlecry outright. Incidentally, Bolf Ramshield will completely negate the damage the player can take from C`Thun`s Battlecry. The opponent`s C`Thun can also be rendered unplayable by increasing its mana cost with a Mana Wraith or Freezing Trap, although the latter would only partly prevent its value.

Related cards

"Of course, no ancient unknowable evil is complete without a dedicated host of capable cultists. C’Thun’s followers have been fanatically preparing the world for the Old God’s awakening..."

C`Thun has a unique relationship with certain specific cards. Some of these cards` effects causing C`Thun to grow in power regardless of its current location, while others produce additional effects depending on C`Thun`s current stats. These specifically related cards are listed below.

Cards which improve C`Thun
Beckoner of Evil(31114).png
Twilight Elder(31112).png
C`Thun`s Chosen(33123).png
Dark Arakkoa(35189).png
Skeram Cultist(33154).png
Hooded Acolyte(35192).png
Disciple of C`Thun(35196).png
Blade of C`Thun(35197).png
Twilight Geomancer(35202).png
Crazed Worshipper(35212).png
Cult Sorcerer(35239).png
Usher of Souls(35242).png
Cards which benefit from C`Thun
Klaxxi Amber-Weaver(33121).png
Ancient Shieldbearer(33122).png
Twilight Darkmender(35191).png
Twin Emperor Vek`lor(35201).png


Empowering C`Thun reveals the minion to both players


My dreaming ends... Your nightmare... begins...
Revealing C`Thun through a related card
Your minions will abandon you.
Death... is close.
Your deck betrays you.
You have already lost.
Caress your fear.
Your minions think you are weak.
Hope is an illusion.
It was your fault.
That was a mistake.
Flee, screaming.
Give in, to your fear.
Well met.

In Hearthstone

C’Thun is basically a gigantic eyeball on a bed of the evillest pasta imaginable. Also tentacle eyebeams. And terror. And dread whispers that infest your imagination. In addition to having a name that is pronounced incorrectly in many different ways (hint: Kuh-THOON), C’Thun may be the most famous of the Old Gods. It lies imprisoned deep beneath the cyclopean desert ruins of Ahn’Qiraj. Its legion of insectile servants—the Qiraji—once helped conquer nearly all of Azeroth many millennia ago, and were more recently involved in a dustup that caused some high-profile mayhem. All this while still in prison! It’s hard to keep an Old God down.
C’Thun’s mortal cultists are some of the best in the business! Old Gods might not pay well, but the benefits can be great. Most of C’Thun’s devoted followers—16 in all—offer a direct buff to C’Thun when played. It’s not all volunteer work either; the more powerful C’Thun becomes, the greater the potential reward—it’s a squid-pro-quo kind of thing.


C`Thun saw the least changes of all the Old Gods during its design process; its basic card text was decided early on, although the many related cards saw "a ton of iteration". One idea was to have "lieutenants", special minions which would gain bonuses equal to one of C`Thun`s current stats when played. These were eventually turned into the "If your C`Thun has 10 or more Attack" cards, such as Klaxxi Amber-Weaver and Ancient Shieldbearer Ancient Shieldbearer Set: Whispers of the Old Gods Type: Minion Class: Warrior Rarity: Rare Cost: 7 Attack: 6 Health: 6 Abilities: Battlecry, Gain Armor Battlecry: If your C Thun has at least 10 Attack, gain 10 hearthstone . One reason for their inclusion was to compensate for matches where C`Thun was drawn late or not at all, with these "C`Thun matters" minions ensuring the ritual buffs still had value, and giving the C`Thun player better chances.

The last idea to be discarded was to have other cards which directly benefited not C`Thun itself, but the many ritualist minions. Examples include "Battlecry ⃢₀ₓ give your ritualist +2/+2" and "Battlecry: evolve all your ritualists", the latter functioning identically to Evolve. This more complex synergy was partly discarded due to the increasing number of cards devoted to C`Thun and related cards, and not wanting the set to feel like "Whispers of C`Thun", or to have C`Thun decks overly dominate the meta due to their many possible versions. The designers also wanted to avoid making it feel too similar to the synergies for Mechs.

Overall the designers found simple related minions worked better than complicated ones, opting for fairly "vanilla" minions over "trickier" ideas. Disciple of C`Thun was an exception, and "the last piece of the puzzle" of ensuring C`Thun had sufficient gameplay and interaction.

Removed cultist cards include a "mini-C`Thun", which dealt 1 random damage for each cultist that had died that game; another summoned 1 tentacle minion for each cultist that had died each game. This theme was intended to reward board interaction, but was ultimately trimmed. Many class cards were removed, determined partly by which classes C`Thun made the most sense for; one was a hunter card with a Battlecry that reduced C`Thun`s cost by 2. Cult Apothecary was originally a C`Thun cultist (perhaps explaining its name), with its healing determined by the size of the player`s C`Thun, but was removed due to there being too many C`Thun cards in total.


  • The designers are not planning on adding any further C`Thun-related cards in future content, with the original selection of cultists considered sufficiently strong.
  • C`Thun is the first minion to be designed to grow in power while still in the player`s deck or hand. With a slew of supporting cards, C`Thun was one of the first cards to be introduced for Whispers of the Old Gods, strongly depicting the expansion`s Old God theme. The design concept for C`Thun was to allow players to "build your own monster" over the course of a match, with C`Thun considered the right Old God for that behaviour.
  • C`Thun is one of the first cards to be specifically affected by several other cards, as well as named in their card text. It outstrips Silver Hand Recruit, the only card prior to C`Thun to have such diverse and specific synergies.
  • C`Thun is also the first legendary card to be presented to players for free, and in combination with Beckoner of Evil, the first to present players with a specific deck type.
  • C`Thun is the only of the Old Gods not to have a title. Ben Brode explains that this was partly in order to make it easier and more consistent to mention C`Thun on the 16 synergy cards which mention it by name, and partly to emphasise its gameplay differences from the other Old Gods.
  • The developers decided to give players C`Thun for free because of its strong synergy with its 16 associated cards. Ben Brode explains:
"...if you open a pack of Whispers of the Old Gods and it’s got a bunch of cultists, you look at the card and say, “What’s a C’Thun? How do I use this? I have to get a legendary card to even build this deck?!” That doesn’t feel great. So by giving C’Thun away free, it’s all upside, it’s all positive. You have C’Thun, you understand how it works, so when you open up a cultist you have the reference, and you’ve got the foundation for building those awesome C’Thun decks already."

Flavor text

A few days after the card`s revealing on Mar. 16, a special poll was opened on the official forums allowing players to vote on which text would become the card`s official flavor text, as seen in-game in the Collection.

The poll, titled The Old God C’Thun DEMANDS flavor text, mortal!, ran from Mar. 16 to Mar. 20, and was presented with the introduction "The bane of contact lenses everywhere, the ancient many-eyed Old God C’Thun is great at winking, but not particularly good at describing itself. That’s where you come in! Cast your vote on what flavor text makes it into Hearthstone for the Legendary card, C’Thun!"

The five possibilities presented for voting, and the percentages of votes they received, were:

  • C’Thun really regrets creating the qiraji now that they`ve hung out together for millennia. (8%)
  • It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. (28%)
  • C`Thun`s shopping list: eyedrops, contact lens cleaner, mascara. (8%)
  • If C’Thun is too scary, just imagine it with a monocle and top hat, and say hello to your ragtime pal! (15%)
  • C`Thun`s least favorite Hearthstone card: Eye for an Eye. (41%)

While voting on card reveals has become common practice for new releases, this is the first time players have been able to determine actual in-game content, albeit only flavor text.


C`Thun, full art