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Druid of the Claw

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Druid of the Claw
Druid of the Claw(587).png
Druid of the Claw(587) Gold.png
Set: Expert
Type: Minion
Class: Druid
Rarity: Common
Cost: 5 Mana icon.png
Attack: 4 Attack icon.png
HP/Durability: 4 Health icon.png
Abilities: Charge, Choose One, Taunt

Choose One - Charge; or +2 Health and Taunt.

Cat or Bear? Cat or Bear?! I just cannot CHOOSE!

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Druid of the Claw is a common expert druid minion card. It features a Choose One effect which determines which minion will be summoned when playing this card.

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[edit] How to get

Druid of the Claw can be obtained through card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Druid of the Claw 40 5
Golden Druid of the Claw 400 50

[edit] Choose One

[edit] Strategy

As a Choose One card, Druid of the Claw's power comes from its flexibility. The card can be used either offensively or defensively. The Charge minion is useful when you need to deal quick damage to a minion or defeat the enemy hero, while the defensive option is useful when you need a Taunt.

Unlike the similar Ancient of War, the Druid of the Claw's effect works like a transform in that the minions produced are wholly separate cards. Notably, the Bear Form Druid's base Health is 6 (not 4) and will not be lost if Silenced.

[edit] Quotes

Summon
Where shall I strike?
Attack
My strength is yours.

[edit] Lore

From Wowpedia:

These ancient druids have adopted the totem of the bear and use the powers of their totem to defend their society from any external threats. They are fond of assuming Bear Form and roaming in seclusion throughout the wildlands of Kalimdor. When riled, the Druids of the Claw display ferocious power and stamina. Their magical spells augment their allies' fighting skills and bravery as well.

[edit] Artist

Luca Zontini

[edit] Patch changes

  • Patch 1.0.0.3890 (2013-10-02): Flavor text changed from "Druids of the Claw can shapeshift into Cat or Bear Form. You'd think they'd also be able morph into Wolf or Sloth Form, but apparently not." to "Cat or Bear? Cat or Bear?! I just cannot CHOOSE!".
  • Patch 1.0.0.3388 (2013-06-22): Now grants 2 Health, down from 3.