Angry Chicken

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Angry Chicken
Angry Chicken(57).png
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Angry Chicken(57) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Enrage, Increment attribute
Tags: Damaged-related
Artist: Mike Sass

Has +5 Attack while damaged.

There is no beast more frightening (or ridiculous) than a fully enraged chicken.

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Angry Chicken is a rare neutral minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Angry Chicken can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Angry Chicken can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season, or as a first-time reward for first time reaching Silver 10 or Gold 10 in Ranked mode.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Angry Chicken 100 20
Golden Angry Chicken 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

In order to benefit from its Enrage effect, the player must first find a way to raise the total health of this minion. Without this, the Angry Chicken is worse than other 1 mana minions. For this reason, this minion is best played in a deck filled with minion improvements. Effects which trigger enrages, such as Cruel Taskmaster or the mage hero power Fireblast can be useful for triggering the enrage. Alternatively, Deathstalker Rexxar can attach Angry Chicken's Enrage to a much larger minion, making it exponentially more threatening.

Once its health is increased and the enrage effect triggered, this minion combos well with other effects such as Taunt for strong clearing power, or Windfury for massive damage.

The Angry Chicken is generally considered a poor choice for most decks. However, in combination with the right effects, it can be extremely powerful. For example, commentator TotalBiscuit, in his "Lord of the Arena" video series (Episode 49, at 6:22), ended up with an Angry Chicken with 8 Attack after buffing it with Mark of the Wild and Enraging it with a Mad Bomber.

The card's comical potential can also be a reason to add it to decks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Crafting: Icecrown" series, for the card Gnomish Poultryizer.
  • Angry Chicken was originally simply a 1/1 with no special ability, intended to be "kind of a joke", and "something for everyone to latch on to as "the worst card"".[1] The Enrage was suggested by Quality Assurance "homie" Jeff Manners.[1]
  • The Enrage effect might be a reference to the Legend of Zelda franchise, where Cucco are completely harmless until you beat them several times, which then causes them to become invulnerable and attack you relentlessly until you leave the area or die.
  • This card inspired the Hearthstone podcast The Angry Chicken. Following the podcast's success, Ben Brode planned to alter the art for the card in order to provide some "truly angry chicken art" in tribute to the podcast, but changed his mind after deciding a change to established art would be too confusing for players, choosing to instead commission some "especially angry" art for the Gnomish Experimenter's Chicken.[2]
  • Interestingly in light of the above, the full art of the Angry Chicken appears to be displaying the end result of the Gnomish Experimenter causing the player to draw a minion card. It seems clear the chicken has been transformed into a chicken from some kind of humanoid, given the now-empty suit of armor that seems to have fallen to pieces around it, meaning that the art would be ideal for the Experimenter's Chicken, and the Experimenter's Chicken ideal for the Angry Chicken.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Angry Chicken, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-06-12). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-03-21).