Loatheb Guide for the Curse of Naxxramas

Last updated on Feb 17, 2017 at 03:41 by Kat 12 comments

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Loatheb is the third and final boss of the Plague Quarter, the second wing of the Curse of Naxxramas. Most of the information in this guide is aimed at Heroic mode, because the Normal mode of the boss can be defeated using basic decks (such as the ones we have here on Icy Veins).

While most of the information here is mostly aimed at Heroic mode, it will also greatly help you for Normal mode.

Loatheb Loatheb

Health, Hero Power, Cards, Etc.

Normal Heroic
Health 75 99
Hero Power Necrotic Aura costs 2 mana and deals 3 damage to your Hero. Necrotic Aura is on auto cast (it costs 0 mana) and deals 3 damage to your Hero.
Extra In addition to the cards in his deck, Loatheb starts with 1 Spore and 1 Fen Creeper initially on the board.


We put up a video on Youtube to show you how to defeat Loatheb.


Strategy and Deck Building

The difficulty of the Heroic mode comes from Necrotic Aura, which provides constant pressure on your hero throughout the match and forces you to deal with his large health pool as fast as possible. Having a Spore and a Fen Creeper already on the board, Loatheb plays very aggressively and will try to kill you as soon as possible.

When building a deck to beat Loatheb, your goal is to negate or diminish the effect of his Hero Power. This can easily be done by Priests and Warriors, thanks to their Hero Powers, or by a variety of spells and minions that provide you with healing.

Given Loatheb's large health pool, you have to rely on his Spores in order to bring him down before his Hero Power gets the best of you.

Note that you cannot use Alexstrasza for this boss. If you play this card, Kel'Thuzad will show up and destroy it before it can take Loatheb down to 15 health.

To help you beat Loatheb, we created the two decks presented below. You can also get some inspiration from them to create decks for other classes.


Easy Priest Deck

Priest Cards Neutral Cards

Easy Warrior Deck

Warrior Cards Neutral Cards
  • 2x Inner Rage
  • 2x Whirlwind
  • 2x Armorsmith
  • 2x Cruel Taskmaster
  • 2x Execute
  • 2x Rampage
  • 2x Slam
  • 2x Frothing Berserker
  • 2x Shield Block