Burly Rockjaw Trogg

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Burly Rockjaw Trogg
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Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4
Attack: 3
Health: 5
Abilities: Increment attribute
Tags: Spell-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Aleksi Briclot

Whenever your opponent casts a spell, gain +2 Attack.

He's burly because he does CrossFit.

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Burly Rockjaw Trogg is a common neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Burly Rockjaw Trogg can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Burly Rockjaw Trogg 40 5
Golden Burly Rockjaw Trogg 400 50

Summoned by[edit | edit source]

Troggzor the Earthinator(12272).png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Like all spell-based triggered effects, this minion's effect will activate prior to the opponent's spell actually taking effect. Therefore, using Shadow Madness or Mind Control to gain control of the Trogg will cause him to gain 2 Attack prior to his switching allegiance.[1]
  • Note also that spell eligibility is determined prior to casting. This means for example that Shadow Word: Pain can be used to destroy a 3 Attack Trogg, despite his Attack increasing beyond its limits by the time the spell has actually taken effect.[2] By the same token, Shadow Word: Death cannot be cast on a 3 Attack Trogg, even though by the time it took effect he would in fact be eligible for the spell.
  • Note that it only applies to spells that have been cast or played from the hand; put into battlefield effects like Mad Scientist putting a secret on the field will not trigger the effect.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Essentially a more powerful opponent-triggered version of Mana Wyrm, this card punishes the opponent for using spells. This generally makes the use of spells unwise until it is neutralized.

This card is most effective against spell-heavy decks. It is of poor value unless the opponent plays at least 1 spell during its time on the board. With 1 spell cast, it becomes a 5/5, only slightly better than the vanilla stats for a 4 cost minion. However, its growth potential allows it to act as a limit on the opponent's actions, even if it never lives to see significant stat growth. Also effective as a soft taunt against spell-heavy decks, forcing the opponent to remove it before proceeding.

In Arena its stats are still good despite not being as reliable as a Chillwind Yeti. You can probably use its effect to make an educated guess on whether or not your opponent has a spell. If they are focusing solely on targeting this minion, they may have a spell they want to use, while if they attack your other minions they more likely do not have a spell.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Troggzor. Troggzor.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Troggs are a race of primitive, aggressive and extremely unintelligent humanoids found on Azeroth. An Old God-warped deviation from one of the Titans' original designs for life on the planet, the neanderthal-like troggs possess little in the way of intelligence, but are still a dangerous threat when encountered. In Hearthstone, troggs are known for spell-related triggered effects.

Burly Rockjaw Troggs are members of the Rockjaw tribe of troggs, found in Coldridge Valley in Dun Morogh.

From Wowpedia:

The Rockjaw tribe is a tribe of gray-skinned troggs found residing at Coldridge Valley and Gol'Bolar Quarry in Dun Morogh.
The dwarves' insatiable digging at the Gol'Bolar Quarry unleashed this menacing tribe from their subterranean den. Now, the massing trogg invasion looms over the lands of king Magni Bronzebeard, keeping his forces busy at quelling it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The art for this card was originally incorrectly attributed in-game to Chris Rahn.[3] This was later fixed in a patch.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Burly Rockjaw Trogg, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-25). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-25). 
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-03-25).