Lord Jaraxxus vs. Sacrificial PactWarlock
posted by September 29, 2013on
Sacrificial Pact is a pretty terrible Warlock card. 2 mana to destroy a demon and restore 5 health to your hero – most the time you’d have to sacrifice one of your minions to do so unless you happen to be playing in a mirror match against another Warlock, then at that point the card becomes pretty decent. However, the chances of that happening are pretty slim and I just don’t see the card making it in any constructed decks or arena decks for that matter.
However, it does have one hilarious use in the mirror match if your opponent happens to play Lord Jaraxxus (a Legendary 3/15 minion that destroys your hero and replaces him with Lord Jaraxxus). See the video below on what happens:
So as you can see, Lord Jaraxxus still counts as a demon so Sacrificial Pact destroys him. Since he replaced your hero that means you automatically die. We decided to test this out even further since Lord Jaraxxus is also a minion if spells like the Rogue Assassinate would work against him, unfortunately (or fortunately as is the case for the Warlock playing Jaraxxus) he does not still count as a minion and therefore can not be targeted.
Demonfire (2 mana to deal 2 damage to a minion, if it’s a friendly Demon give it +2/+2 instead) also does not appear to work on Jaraxxus either.
So that does make me wonder, is Sacrificial Pact’s ability with Lord Jaraxxus intended or is it a bug? I’m hoping for intended because it makes for a pretty funny outcome in a situation that probably doesn’t happen all that often.
EDIT: Also, if you are a Warlock and you play Lord Jaraxxus against a Paladin, make sure they do not have a secret up at the time. If by any chance they have Repentance then you’re looking at only 1 health left on your hero. Lord Jaraxxus will activate Repentance, make his life total 1 and then replace your hero with only 1 health.
EDIT #2: We asked developer Ben Brode if this is indeed intended and it is.
— Ben Brode (@bdbrode) September 29, 2013
Edit #3: Hunter secret Snipe and Mage secret Mirror Entity also work against Lord Jaraxxus. In the case of Mirror Entity though you will get a 3/15 legendary minion since Battle Cry effects aren’t activated. (Thanks @SaltyDagem for helping us test that)