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Dark Iron Dwarf

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Dark Iron Dwarf
Dark Iron Dwarf(128).png
Dark Iron Dwarf(128) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4
Attack: 4
Health: 4
Abilities: Battlecry

Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn.

Guardians of Dark Iron Ore. Perhaps the most annoying ore, given where you have to forge it.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Dark Iron Dwarf is a common neutral minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Dark Iron Dwarf can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Dark Iron Dwarf can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Dark Iron Dwarf 40 5
Golden Dark Iron Dwarf 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dark Iron Dwarf is a fairly solid minion for its cost, and comes with a highly useful Battlecry. Though the extra Attack only lasts for one turn, it can be enough to kill an enemy minion without using more cards, or simply to deal more damage to an opponent.

Using the Battlecry on an enemy minion can be a situational but effective way of utilising the Priest's Shadow Word: Death or the neutral Big Game Hunter. Note that as the buff is temporary, playing the Dark Iron Dwarf without any friendly minions to buff is no longer detrimental.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Do you call that a weapon? Hah!
Attack
Done.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The Dark Iron clan is a clan of Dark Iron dwarves. These dark skinned dwarves were formerly ruled by the Sorcerer-thane Thaurissan and vied for control of Ironforge with the Bronzebeard clan and the Wildhammer clan during the War of the Three Hammers. Now ruled by Moira Thaurissan, daughter of Magni Bronzebeard and widow of the late Emperor Dagran Thaurissan, the Dark Iron clan seek to forge a new future for themselves independent of the tyranny of Ragnaros and his minions, which has long been imposed upon them in their home of Blackrock Mountain. Under Moira's guidance, some of the Dark Iron clan have even moved into Ironforge to train the local dwarves in the ways of warlocks and mages.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Scott Hampton

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dark Iron Dwarf, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 1.0.0.4458 (2014-1-16): Now reads Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack until end of turn.
  • Previously: Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack. [4 mana, 4 attack, 4 health, common]