Ancient Watcher

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[e][h][]Ancient Watcher



Can't Attack.
Card Information
Why do its eyes seem to follow you as you walk by?

Ancient Watcher is a Neutral class Minion that can't attack. If silenced, the Ancient Watcher can attack, and therefore decks that run with multiple silence options can benefit from this card's low cost and high stats. Decks that have the ability to give a unit taunt, also can use the Ancient Watcher effectively.


Cards that can't attack are usually not that common, as they require another card to be of any use. It can either be given taunt by a card like Defender of Argus or Mark of the Wild, or it can simply be Silenced to remove its effect.

It can be very powerful in a warlock deck that contains a Void Terror, as it can basically give you a 7/8 minion on turn three. Combine that again with a Flame Imp and you have a turn three 10/10 demon on the field.

Cards that grant Taunt; such as the Druid spell Mark of the Wild can make use of this card to force the enemy to attack this target.


Name Rarity Class Type Subtype Cost Atk HP Effect
Defender of Argus Rare Neutral Minion General 4 2 3 Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1 and Taunt.
Sunfury Protector Rare Neutral Minion General 2 2 3 Battlecry:Give adjacent minions Taunt.
Ironbeak Owl Common Neutral Minion Beast 2 2 1 Battlecry:Silence a minion.
Spellbreaker Common Neutral Minion General 4 4 3 Battlecry:Silence a minion.
Keeper of the Grove Rare Druid Minion General 4 2 4 Choose One - Deal 2 damage; or Silence a minion.
Silence Common Priest Spell General 0 Silence a minion.
Mark of the Wild Free Druid Spell General 2 Give a minion Taunt and +2/+2. (+2 Attack/ +2 Health)
Mark of Nature Common Druid Spell General 3 Choose One - Give a minion +4 Attack; or +4 Health and Taunt.
Shadowflame Rare Warlock Spell General 4 Destroy a friendly minion and deal its Attack damage to all enemy minions.
Wailing Soul Rare Neutral Minion Naxxramas 4 3 5 Battlecry: Silence your other minions.


This card's art depicts one of the numerous living giant statues in the Tol'vir zone of Uldum. Creatures like the one on the card are seen in numerous pyramids including the dungeon Halls of Origination. The card also shows a desert and a Tol'vir statue below the actual Ancient Watcher. The ancient watchers encountered are also either malfunctioning or pretending to be inactive, until you come close enough for them to attack you. [1]

External links[edit]

Ancient Watcher on Hearthhead