Illidan Stormrage Strategy - Trial by Felfire Challenges

In the fourth and final encounter of the chapter "The Slithery and the Surly", you're fighting Ilidan Stormrage.

Illidan Stormrage Card Image Burning Rage Card Image

Quick Tips

  • Illidan starts with 3 Mana and has plenty of ways to go wide early (Satyr Overseer, Command the Illidari), so having access to early AoEs will help you in the fight.
  • He also has plenty of weapons in his deck so tech in those Oozes. If you're not forced to play them for tempo, try to save them for Warglaives of Azzinoth or Flamereaper.

Recommended Decks

  • Illidan's Passive Hero Power forces you to go for control in this one. Having the ability to heal isn't bad either as you will be taking a lot of damage.

Watch Out For These Cards

You Are Not Prepared can be an absolute nightmare, especially if you were going for a more aggressive strategy. If he wields a weapon when casting the spell, its attack will count for all strikes regardless of the durability left.

Aranna's Demon Hunter friends Sklibb, Karnuk, and Shalja have joined team Illidan for this fight, and you'd be unhappy to see any of them Outcasted.

Hulking Overfiend can pick apart a low-health board, so be wary.

Kael'thas Sunstrider gives him easy access to strong turns when comboed with Twin Slice. Inner Demon can be game-ending.

Illidan Stormrage's Deck

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  • Skorpionex's Avatar
    Headless Horseman 1445 420 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Heh, copied his Karnak with Soul Mirror, and then buffed him to hell with quest power :D He couldn't kill him (too much hp and no hard removal) or me (double healing + life steal).

  • CyberCheese's Avatar
    35 1 Posts Joined 06/26/2020
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Has anybody beat this with DH? Trying to pass the whole set of challenges w/ DH, but Illidan's on a whole nother level

  • Grumpy000's Avatar
    1880 1157 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    Actually the same deck that defeated Lady Vashj. A quest Resurrect priest + Alexstraza


    • HighVoltagez's Avatar
      305 81 Posts Joined 07/23/2019
      Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

      yep I found that this deck is effective against many of the bosses

  • chaize's Avatar
    35 1 Posts Joined 06/25/2020
    Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

    ### Custom Priest
    # Class: Priest
    # Format: Standard
    # Year of the Phoenix
    # 1x (1) Activate the Obelisk
    # 2x (1) Radiance
    # 1x (1) Reliquary of Souls
    # 2x (1) Renew
    # 1x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze
    # 2x (2) Penance
    # 2x (3) Apotheosis
    # 2x (3) Breath of the Infinite
    # 1x (4) Bone Wraith
    # 2x (4) Grave Rune
    # 1x (4) High Priest Amet
    # 2x (4) Holy Nova
    # 1x (4) Psychopomp
    # 2x (4) Zul'Drak Ritualist
    # 1x (5) Convincing Infiltrator
    # 1x (5) Ruststeed Raider
    # 2x (5) Sandhoof Waterbearer
    # 2x (6) Khartut Defender
    # 1x (6) Safeguard
    # 1x (9) Mass Resurrection
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

    • Skillidan's Avatar
      35 1 Posts Joined 06/25/2020
      Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

      This worked for me on the second or third attempt. I didn't have Reliquary of Souls so I played another Ooze.  Basically try get Khartuts down and Res them.


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