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Auto-Attack is a minion ability currently found only on certain boss and Tavern Brawl minions.

Minions with Auto-Attack cannot be commanded to attack, but will automatically activate a special effect at the end of each turn. All current Auto-Attack effects are positional effects.

Introduced with One Night in Karazhan, the ability is notably featured in the Chess encounter, and subsequent A Friendly Game of Chess Brawl.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Minions with Auto-Attack cannot be commanded to attack. Instead, they deal damage automatically at the end of the owner's turn to those of the opponent's minions across from them.
    • Despite the ability's name, some, such as White Bishop do not attack at all, but rather restore Health. These do not follow the usual rules for targeting, but directly follow their card text.
  • If both players have an uneven number of pieces on the board, Auto-Attack minions except those on the edges will deal damage to both minions across from them.
  • If an Auto-Attack minion has no minions directly or diagonally across from it, it will deal damage to the enemy hero.
  • As with all end-of-turn effects, minions which have taken fatal damage will not be removed until all pieces have completed their auto-attacks.
  • Some playable minions have similar abilities to Auto-Attack, such as Ragnaros the Firelord.

Cards[edit | edit source]

Below are all current boss cards with the Auto-Attack ability.

Black Bishop(42247).png
Black Pawn(42242).png
Black Queen(42251).png
Black Rook(42244).png
White Bishop(42246).png
White Pawn(42243).png
White Queen(42250).png
White Rook(42245).png