Finally, we get to meet the last god among the Old Gods, Yogg-Saron. We already discussed C’Thun, N’Zoth, & Y’Saarj which you can read about by clicking on their names. We expect Whispers of the Old Gods Expansion to come to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on April 26th, according to leaked reports. But let’s focus on our guest of honor.
Yogg-Saron is an ancient entity with a myriad of names. It has been called The Beast with a Thousand Maws, That Which Must Not Be Named, The Fiend of a Thousand Faces, and The God of Death (which is Yogg-Saron’s favorite). With such disturbing names, we can already see inside the horror that it can bring about.
Yogg-Saron has been eternally imprisoned by the Titans in a Titan complex beneath the continent of Northend, and it turned its own jailers against one another by whispering unto them to corrupt their minds. It eventually took control of the jailers and the entire complex itself. Furthermore, the World Tree, Vordrassil, has been corrupted by Yogg-Saron because its roots grew too close to Yogg-Saron’s prison which gave it influence into the Emerald Realm.
The Grizzlemaw & Furbolgs became fanatically murderous after settling within Vordrassil’s remains. The Furbolgs even used the energy in the tree’s stump to resurrect the bear god Ursoc, which returned as a twisted version of his former self. Yogg-Saron is a god that has time and again proven to all its enemies that regardless of what they try to do, the Old God will always be miles ahead of them.
The Old God’s card name is ”Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End” which is a 10 Mana with 7 Attack & 5 Health. Its Battlecry casts a random spell for each spell you’ve cast this game (targets chosen randomly). This means that it affects all potential targeted enemies, which includes your hero. Of course the spells are selected randomly and the Battlecry still is active even if Yogg-Saron is destroyed.
Another card that will be coming as well is called ”Spreading Madnes.” Madness is Yogg-Saron’s speciality and this card is the sheer actualization of its corrupting whispers. So this card deals 9 damage randomly split among ALL characters. Moreover, the Cabalist’s Tome is an upcoming card that adds 3 random Mage spells to your hand. This card represents the Twilight Cultists, Yogg-Saron’s extremist followers. Rumor has it that these cultists earned their name due to their intention of bringing about the twilight of the world.
In conclusion, Yogg-Saron seems like a force best to be unchallenged. When Yogg-Saron revealed its true form at Ulduar, it said, ”I am the lucid dream, the monster in your nightmares, the Fiend of a Thousand Faces, Cower before my true form! BOW DOWN BEFORE THE GOD OF DEATH!! MADNESS WILL CONSUME YOU!!” A disturbing power that shouldn’t be messed with, dont you think? You can watch a video about the lore of Yogg-Saron below.