Battlecry: Summon a random Beast.
It's never Huffer.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Barrens Stablehand can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Barrens Stablehand can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
|Golden Barrens Stablehand||1600||400|
Strategy[edit | edit source]
A solid Arena card. Strong pulls include Stranglethorn Tiger, King Mukla, King Krush, and Core Hound. Even getting an Ironfur Grizzly is a 7 mana 7/7 with upsides split between two bodies. However, the high number of misses and this minion's restricted cost make it undesirable for Constructed play.
Because of the huge range of stats and effects beasts have, Barrens Stablehand is best played when ahead on the board to reduce the cost of missing.
Possible summons[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
Charge This card is boaring.
Your other Beasts have +1 Attack. Other beasts totally dig hanging out with timber wolves.
"Kill 30 raptors." - Hemet Nesingwary
Edward "Lefty" Smith tried to make luggage out of a river crocolisk once.
Taunt "Bear Carcass 1/10"
Taunt He likes to act like he's in charge, but the silverback matriarch actually runs things.
His dreams of flying and breathing fire like his idol will never be realized.
Whenever you summon a Beast, draw a card. If you feed him, he loses his whole identity.
Your Beasts have Charge. Tundra rhinos are often mistaken for kodos. Or am I mistaken?
You don’t tame a Core Hound. You just train it to eat someone else before it eats you.
Deathrattle: Give a random Beast in your hand +1/+1. Beasts love Helbacon Strips!
Battlecry: Add a random Reborn minion to your hand. Mightiest of mousers, enduring in kingship of the upper and lower cat tree, conqueror of the red dot, the all-wise Catshepsut.
Windfury They were the inspiration for the championship Taurenball team: The Dragonhawks.
|Dire Wolf Alpha||Common||Beast||Any||2||2||2|
Adjacent minions have +1 Attack. We are pretty excited about the upcoming release of Dire Wolf Beta, just repost this sign for a chance at a key.
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. One head only tells the truth, while the other head only tells lies. But they both spit poison.
|EVIL Cable Rat||Common||Beast||Any||2||1||1|
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Gradually driven to darkness by the promise of unobtainable cheese.
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
|Magic Dart Frog||Common||Beast||Mage||2||1||3|
After you cast a spell, deal 1 damage to a random enemy minion. There's a powerful throat in this frog.
Battlecry: Add two 2/1 Sandwasps to your hand. Oooh, see that wasp!
Watch that sting!
Dig in the Sandwasp Queen!
Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1. Hyenas prefer the bones of kodos or windserpents, but they'll eat pretty much anything. Even Brussels sprouts.
At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to another random friendly minion. Were you expectorating another bad pun?
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Desert Hares. After they're caught, they're dessert hares.
Battlecry: Discover a 4-Cost card. Who actually puts all the gold plating on these things, and why?
Battlecry: Silence a minion. Their wings are silent but their screech is... whatever the opposite of silent is.
Stealth Stranglethorn is a beautiful place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.
Battlecry: Discover a Mage minion. You can make a collect CAW!
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage. If that kills the target, gain Stealth. It's a game of hide and go sting.
Taunt Known for its ferocious grace, the hippogryph is a truly majestic creature. Except when molting.
Stealth The wonderful thing about tigers is tigers are wonderful things!
Poisonous After they get to a certain size, it doesn't matter if they're poisonous or not.
Battlecry: Deal 5 damage. PIT! Not PET!
Has +5 Attack while damaged. There is no beast more frightening (or ridiculous) than a fully enraged chicken.
Deathrattle: Add a random Hunter spell to your hand. Plenty of buzz around this card.
After you use your Hero Power, cast a Secret from your deck. It's not just a phase! I don't have to tell you anything! GAWSH!
Battlecry: If you're holding a spell that costs (5) or more, gain 5 Armor. Steel you can trust—fashioned from the husk of an over-sized creepy-crawly.
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. Warning: May cause carousel flashbacks.
Poisonous The Sholazar Basin is home to a lot of really horrible things. If you're going to visit, wear bug spray. And plate armor.
Deathrattle: Draw two 1-Health minions from your deck. Pride cometh before the maul.
Battlecry: If you control a Lackey, deal 3 damage. Dr. Boom had one simple request: wasps with flippin' laser beams attached to their heads.
|Bad Luck Albatross||Rare||Beast||Any||4||4||3|
Deathrattle: Shuffle two 1/1 Albatross into your opponent's deck. Legend holds that it's bad luck to harm it. So maybe just pat it on the head, okay?
Battlecry: If you control a Secret, summon two 2/2 Hyenas. Everything the sun touches is ours—so long as it's already dead.
Rush. Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Gain a copy of its Deathrattle. Never underestimate a lioness when her pride is on the line.
Battlecry: Destroy a random enemy minion with 2 or less Attack. This Kodo is so big that he can stampede by himself.
Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Hyenas. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion gets slowly consumed by hyenas.
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Take these broken wings, be reborn, and learn to fly again.
Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2. Murloc. It's what's for dinner.
Deathrattle: Deal this minion's Attack damage randomly split among all enemies. Pokey-man. Gotta spike 'em all!
Has +3 Attack for each other Dread Raven you control. Fun Fact: A group of three Dread Ravens is an unkindness. Four is lethal!
After your hero takes damage on your turn, summon a random 3-Cost minion. He's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket! THIS IS AN EX-VULTURE!
Whenever this attacks, gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. Captive manasabers don't behave much better--they're always scratching your furniture and coughing up mana balls.
Rush. Battlecry: If you've restored 5 Health this game, summon a copy of this. Arrives alone, but usually leaves with a friend just like him.
Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of a random Beast in your hand by (5). Isn't that nice? The spider made the explorer a sleeping bag!
Battlecry: Summon a minion from your opponent's hand. Attack it. Tame Bloodstingers would politely invite your minion to tea.
After this attacks, add a random 8-Cost minion to your hand. Three heads of marsh-mashing, bog-bashing, swamp-stomping fury!
Battlecry: Give your opponent 2 Bananas. King Mukla wanders Jaguero Isle, searching for love.
|Zixor, Apex Predator||Legendary||Beast||Hunter||3||2||4|
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Zixor Prime' into your deck. A living terror. Teleports at will. Feasts on tainted helboar meat. No head scritches unless you're Leoroxx.
At the end of your turn, give all Taunt minions in your hand +2/+2. We may never know what provoked it, but we will never forget the consequences.
Deathrattle: Summon a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn for your opponent. He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it.
|The Lurker Below||Legendary||Beast||Shaman||6||6||5|
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to an enemy minion. If it dies, repeat on one of its neighbors. "Throw it back! THROW IT BACK!"
Deathrattle: Draw 8 cards. Eight arms of sand-flinging, foe-wringing, card-slinging fury!
Charge The best defense against King Krush is to have someone you don’t like standing in front of you.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]
- I'll be your field guide!
Lore[edit | edit source]
- The Barrens is a large zone in central Kalimdor controlled mostly by the Horde. It is a massive savanna, with a few oases in the north-central region around the Crossroads. Before the upheaval, several large kaldorei cities stood here. Now, those brave few willing to scrape out a life on the arid plains inevitably run afoul of centaur warbands or quilboar raiding parties. Despite its often uninviting terrain and hostile inhabitants, the Barrens receive a good deal of interest from Alliance and Horde alike, as well as races native to Kalimdor. Trade routes crisscross the landscape leading to and from more inviting regions, and the most notable route is the Gold Road that runs north-to-south through the Barrens and beyond. Rumours suggest that precious minerals and treasure-filled ruins await those with the courage to investigate.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Barrens Stablehand, along with Brightwing, High Inquisitor Whitemane, SI:7 Infiltrator, and Arcane Devourer, were added to the Classic set in patch 126.96.36.199761 to make up for the Classic cards that have been moved to the Wild format in the Hall of Fame set.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.52761 (2019-07-01): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Blizzard Entertainment (2019-06-24). Developer Insights: Class Identity, Hall of Fame, and New Cards. Retrieved on 2019-06-25.