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Ironbeak Owl

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Ironbeak Owl
Ironbeak Owl(500).png
Ironbeak Owl(500) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Rarity: Common
Cost: 3
Attack: 2
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Silence

Battlecry: Silence a minion.

Their wings are silent but their screech is... whatever the opposite of silent is.

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Ironbeak Owl is a common neutral minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Ironbeak Owl 40 5
Golden Ironbeak Owl 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A card chosen in many decks thanks to its powerful Silence effect. With its low cost, it is a cheap solution to an enemy minion which has a strong effect or has been buffed by many spells. Ironbeak Owl is a great low-cost counter to the popular Twilight Drake, as the silence will reduce the Drake to a 4/1 regardless of how much health it gained from the Battlecry. Ironbeak Owl is particularly desirable for hunter decks thanks to their Beast synergy, making this an even more valuable card.

For heroes other than the druid, priest and shaman, this minion, Wailing Soul and Spellbreaker are the only ways to utilize Silence.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Ironbeak Owls are neutral level 44-45 owls found in Felwood.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Trevor Jacobs

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ironbeak Owl, full art
An Ironbeak Owl in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Commentary: "Ironbeak Owl is a staple source for an inexpensive Silence in many decks. In line with our overall goal to make Silence effects more costly, Ironbeak Owl is moving from 2 to 3 mana."