|Location||Hall of Explorers|
- "He's very good at retrieving artifacts. From other people's museums."
- — Flavor text
Arch-Thief Rafaam is the main antagonist of the League of Explorers adventure in Hearthstone, serving as the third and fourth boss encounters in the Hall of Explorers, the fourth and final wing of the adventure. He is an ethereal thief who travels to different worlds to retrieve powerful artifacts, and claims to have collected artifacts from hundreds of worlds.
After the player completes the first three wings of the adventure and retrieves all three pieces of the Staff of Origination, a powerful Titan artifact, Rafaam appears and steals the Staff, using it to wreak havoc in the Hall of Explorers by animating the exhibits and stealing as many artifacts as possible. He animates Skelesaurus Hex, the Steel Sentinel, several swords, library books and Lordaeronian hammers, and steals Arthas' signet ring. After the player confronts Rafaam, he uses the Staff to flee the museum, using it to summon various bosses the player has previously fought throughout the adventure. Eventually, Rafaam is defeated, and the Staff is returned to its exhibit in the Hall of Explorers.
- I am Rafaam, the supreme archaeologist.
- The Innkeeper: RAFAAM! THE SUPREME ARCHAEOLOGIST.
- Hello, explorer.
- Ah, thank you.
- Well Played
- Well done...
- I pity you.
- POWER OVERWHELMING!