Blackhowl Gunspire

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Blackhowl Gunspire
Regular
Blackhowl Gunspire(89374).png
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Gold
Blackhowl Gunspire(89374) Gold.png
Set: The Witchwood
Type: Minion
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7
Attack: 3
Health: 8
Abilities: Can't attack, Deal damage
Tags: Damage-related, Random, Triggered effect
Artist: Jason Kang

Can't Attack. Whenever this minion takes damage, deal 3 damage to a random enemy.

The upper windows used to be for aiming. Then we thought: "Hey! MORE cannons!"

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Blackhowl Gunspire is a legendary warrior minion card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Blackhowl Gunspire can be obtained through The Witchwood card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Blackhowl Gunspire 1600 400
Golden Blackhowl Gunspire 3200 1600

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Blackhowl Gunspire's unique effect, comparable to that of Eydis Darkbane, can devastate enemy boards, given the right setup. Warrior has a great abundance of Whirlwind-like effects which can deal damage to friendly minions repeatedly, and can use this to increase damage output. However, its high Mana cost and near-uselessness without the supporting cards means that it can be hard to use this card reliably, but Warrior can also subvert this using Recruit mechanics. It also can be played with Sudden Genesis or Bloodsworn Mercenary for double the cannons!

In Wild format, this card can be played alongside Bouncing Blade, which can deal 24 damage to the enemy hero on an empty board.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The Blackhowl are a group of Gilneans who were manipulated by Creed, a black drakonid in disguise as an affluent Gilnean noble calling himself Lord Hiram Creed. The group was made up of both Gilnean humans and worgens occupying Gilneas City. Creed had infected them with his own draconic blood, which enhanced their physical capabilities but also unwittingly kept them loyal to Creed. The blood also had a possibility of killing the Gilneans as it worked its way out of their system.
The Blackhowl had apparently repelled numerous Forsaken assaults, as seen in the courtyard of the Stoneward Prison where Creed resided, which was littered with Forsaken corpses. Black Prince Wrathion sent his rogue champion who sought to earn his favor to assassinate Creed in his crusade to eliminate all corrupted black dragons on Azeroth. With his death, it is unknown what the fate of the Blackhowl group is.

In Hearthstone lore, the Blackhowl are a group committed to the defense of Gilneas. Following the "retirement" of their leader Creed, the fate of the remaining Blackhowl were unknown... until now.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Blackhowl Gunspire, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. He-Rim Woo on Twitter. (2018-04-09).