Silence is currently not being played in any competitive Priest deck. Using Silence almost always leads to a favourable trade for your opponent since the affected minion also needs to be removed by another card.

Some players had considered using Silence specifically against Sylvanas Windrunner since she was very hard to deal with for Priest, but the introduction of Entomb has solved this problem.


Name Rarity Class Type Subtype Cost Atk HP Effect
Ancient Watcher Rare Neutral Minion General 2 4 5 Can`t Attack.
Eerie Statue Rare Neutral Minion 4 7 7 Can⃢₀ₙt attack unless it⃢₀ₙs the only minion in the battlefield.
Wild Pyromancer Rare Neutral Minion General 2 3 2 After you cast a spell, deal 1 damage to ALL minions.


It is possible to silence your own minions, which can be useful for removing Freeze A Frozen minion A Frozen hero Freeze is an ability that marks a minion or hero as Frozen. Frozen characters miss their next possible attack. After this, the Frozen status is removed. Frozen status only hearthstone effects and negative enchantments, such as Corruption Corruption Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Warlock Cost: 1 Abilities: Destroy Tags: Triggered effect Choose an enemy minion. At the start of your turn, destroy it.It starts with stealing a pen from work, and before hearthstone , or Power Overwhelming Power Overwhelming Set: Hall of Fame Type: Spell Class: Warlock Rarity: Common Cost: 1 Abilities: Destroy Tags: Triggered effect Give a friendly minion +4/+4 until end of turn. Then, it dies. Horribly.We cannot even describe hearthstone after having used the minion to attack. Be that as it may, silencing will still remove any other magic effects, taunts, or buffs, so this may be undesirable for use with many minions. Silencing your own minion will also get rid of possible negative effects for you, like the increased minion cost on Venture Co. Mercenary Venture Co. Mercenary Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Common Cost: 5 Attack: 7 Health: 6 Abilities: Modify cost Tags: Ongoing effect Your minions cost (3) more.No Job is too big. No fee is too big.See hearthstone , or the attack prevention on Ancient Watcher.



The Silence visual effect, indicating that the minion has been silenced

Cards with Silence

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Earth Shock Common Spell Shaman 1 Silence a minion, then deal 1 damage to it.Earth Shock? Shouldn`t it be "Azeroth Shock"?
Ironbeak Owl Common Minion Beast Any 3 2 1 Battlecry: Silence a minion.Their wings are silent but their screech is... whatever the opposite of silent is.
Kabal Songstealer Common Minion Priest 5 5 5 Battlecry: Silence a minion.Gadgetzan Writer’s Award goes to the player who writes the most compelling fanfic about why this Arrakoa has a golden frog in his hand!
Purify Common Spell Priest 2 Silence a friendly minion. Draw a card.Even better than a hot shower with vigorous scrubbing!
Silence Common Spell Priest 0 Silence a minion.Reserved for enemy spellcasters, evil liches from beyond the grave, and karaoke nights at the Grim Guzzler.
Spellbreaker Common Minion Any 4 4 3 Battlecry: Silence a minion.Spellbreakers can rip enchantments from magic-wielders. The process is painless and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Keeper of the Grove Rare Minion Druid 4 2 2 Choose One - Deal 2 damage; or Silence a minion.These guys just show up and start Keeping your Groves without even asking.
Mass Dispel Rare Spell Priest 4 Silence all enemy minions. Draw a card.It dispels buffs, powers, hopes, and dreams.
Defias Cleaner Epic Minion Any 6 5 7 Battlecry: Silence a minion with Deathrattle A Loot Hoarder displaying the Deathrattle icon Deathrattle is an ability where the stated effect occurs when the minion or weapon is destroyed. Cards with Deathrattle appear with a skull and crossbones when in play. hearthstone .His house cleaning service is quite thorough. Not a spot to be found... or any of your stuff!
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Wild format

This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Light`s Champion Rare Minion Any 3 4 3 Battlecry: Silence a Demon.When there`s something strange (say, a gibbering demon) in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?
Wailing Soul Rare Minion Any 4 3 5 Battlecry: Silence your other minions.This soul just wails on you. Dang, soul, let up already.
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  • In Apr. 2016, the game`s developers considered that Silence effects "may be undercosted right now", due to their ability to neutralize powerful cards. This is why only a few cards with Silence effects had been added since the game`s initial release, often with very limited applications: For instance, Wailing Soul and Purify can only Silence the player`s own minions, generally useful only for specific combo play; while Light`s Champion and Defias Cleaner can only Silence specific types of cards.