Leeroy Jenkins

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Leeroy Jenkins
Leeroy Jenkins(674).png
Leeroy Jenkins(674) Gold.png
Set: Expert
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 4 Mana icon.png
Attack: 6 Attack icon.png
HP/Durability: 2 Health icon.png
Abilities: Battlecry, Charge, Summon

Charge. Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps for your opponent.

At least he has Angry Chicken.

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Leeroy Jenkins is a legendary neutral minion card. His battlecry summons two 1/1 Whelps for the player's opponent.


[edit] How to get

Leeroy Jenkins can be obtained through card packs, through crafting, or as an arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Leeroy Jenkins 1600 400
Golden Leeroy Jenkins 3200 1600

[edit] Strategy

Leeroy is a cheap and deceptively powerful Charge minion, with an obvious drawback - playing him summons two 1/1 Whelps for the opponent, precisely sufficient opposition to destroy Leeroy the next turn. However, in exchange for this weakness, Leeroy offers exceptional burst damage at a very low cost. Combining him with return effects and/or +Attack enchantments can allow cunning players to inflict as much as 32 damage in a single turn.

Leeroy is generally chosen for his prowess as a game-closer, but can also be used if necessary to remove critical targets, or to push the opponent's Health low enough to finish them the next turn. Leeroy is generally considered the most powerful and useful neutral Charge minion for the purpose of dealing burst damage.

Once on the board, Leeroy is easily removed, making his use mid-game situational. However, increasing his Health and removing the Whelps can allow him to become a more permanent part of play.

If not using Leeroy as a finisher, many players will play Leeroy with a specific plan in mind for the removal of the Whelps granted to the opponent, such as Fan of Knives. However, when allowed to survive, the Whelps can be improved with various enchantments to exceed their basic stats, especially possible for decks focusing on small minions. In most cases, it will be preferable to hold onto the Whelps and use other forms of removal to destroy Leeroy, but if necessary the trade is almost always a wise one.

[edit] Combinations


Hunters can use Leeroy in combination with Unleash the Hounds to summon two additional Hounds, due to the Whelps summoned by Leeroy for the opponent.


Paladin can buff of Leeroy with Blessing of Kings, Blessing of Might, and Blessed Champion.


Rogues can use Leeroy in combination with Shadowstep as well as other cards. Play Leeroy and attack, Shadowstep Leeroy, play Leeroy again, but for only 2 mana, and attack again; then repeat again with another Shadowstep or use Fan of Knives to clear away the four Whelps. If using Shadowstep a second time, some combination of two Sinister Strikes and/or two Cold Bloods can allow the rogue to deal a total of 24-26 damage for 10 mana, from just that combo and turn. Use of Preparations into Eviscerate can finish off your opponent for an OTK. Alternatively, leave the six Whelps on the enemy's battlefield to clog it and use Conceal to minimize their effect (with much caution against a shaman or a druid).


One very effective shaman play is to summon Leeroy Jenkins, attack once, cast Ancestral Spirit twice on him then use Reincarnate (or cast Ancestral Spirit once then use Reincarnate twice), summoning three fresh Leeroys, and then attack with each of them. This will result in a total of 24 damage for 10 mana.

OTK (One Turn Kill) combinations:

  1. Summon Leeroy Jenkins and cast Rockbiter Weapon twice on him; summon two Abusive Sergeants and target Leeroy with both Battlecries; cast Windfury on Leeroy once. This allows Leeroy to deal 32 damage, for 10 mana.
  2. Same idea as above minus the two Abusive Sergeants, so with a clear shot you will do 24 damage for 8 mana. An additional 6 damage can be gained through casting Reincarnate on Leeroy, allowing them to attack again; or by casting Lightning Bolt twice on the opponent.

Warlocks can use Leeroy in combination with Power Overwhelming and Faceless Manipulator to deal 20 damage for 10 mana. This can be combined with Soulfires for up to 28 damage.

OTK (One Turn Kill) combinations:

  1. Same idea as above, use The Coin to play a second Power Overwhelming and deal 28 damage for 11 mana, then finish your opponent with Soulfire.

[edit] Quotes

Leeeeeroy Jenkins!
Time's up! Let's do this.
At least I have chicken!

[edit] Lore

From Wowpedia:

Leeroy Jenkins (aka Ben Schulz) is one of the most famous players/characters in World of Warcraft. The video has become a World of Warcraft phenomenon. After much debate and controversy, <PALS FOR LIFE>, Leeroy's guild, have admitted that this was a staged promotional video. They maintain, however, that it is essentially a faithful re-enactment of a true event.

The video depicts an Upper Blackrock Spire raid group carefully planning out a method for clearing out the Rookery. The scene is the epitome of highly structured raid play, where order of battle, combat tactics, and numbers crunching are par for the course. Among the group is Leeroy jenkins, sitting AFK and saying nothing while the rest of his extremely cautious group discuss tactics on how to safely defeat a boss in Upper Blackrock Spire (to the point of calculating a 32.3333% (repeating, of course) chance of survival). After a full minute into planning, before his party is properly prepared, however, Leeroy suddenly returns to his computer saying, "All right, time's up, let's do this...", then screams his signature line, "LEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOY JEEEEEEENKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!!!!" and he charges blindly — solo, no less — into the battlezone.

The other party members stand still for a moment confused, perhaps in shock, and then run after Leeroy with haste, yelling, "STICK TO THE PLAN! STICK TO THE PLAN!!" to complete their original goal and to "rescue" the helpless crusader. Meanwhile, Leeroy has proceeded to aggro nearly every creature in the chamber, while the party is quickly overwhelmed and unable to coordinate. At this point, the party wipes (all members die) and discovers that their Soulstone buffs have been exhausted.

The movie concludes with the words "At least I have chicken", which has become a secondary catch-phrase. Schulz has said that KFC is the guild's favorite snack, and that while Leeroy was AFK, he had gone to reheat some leftover chicken in the microwave. Schulz states that he was kicked out of the guild for about five minutes until they let him back in after the incident. He also stated that they used a soulstone after the event to rez everyone.

Leeroy's actions have caused the larger World of Warcraft community to use his name to represent any action that could be seen as potentially dangerous and/or incredibly stupid. The Leeroy movie is generally suggested to be a must-see for any and all WoW players. It has become a popular term for a person who causes a bad pull that causes a group wipe. In 2005, Leeroy was also mentioned in a question about World of Warcraft on the TV game show Jeopardy!.

[edit] Artist

Gabe from Penny Arcade

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