Carousel Gryphon (boss)

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Rise of Shadows's The Dalaran Heist.

Carousel Gryphon
Carousel Gryphon.png
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Carousel Gryphon Gold.png
Set: Rise of Shadows
Type: Hero
Class: Druid
Health: 15
Artist: Unknown artist

Round and round your minions go...

See this card on Hearthpwn

For the collectible card in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set, see Carousel Gryphon.

Carousel Gryphon is a boss that can be encountered during The Dalaran Heist.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
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Deck[edit | edit source]

The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Level 2-3
Total cards Normal Heroic
Class Possible cards Class Possible cards
15; 20 Druid Addled Grizzly Hunter Alleycat
Mounted Raptor Fiery Bat
Gloom Stag Jeweled Macaw
Giant Anaconda Raptor Hatchling
Ironhide Direhorn Springpaw
Grizzled Guardian Freezing Trap
Hadronox Dart Trap
Hunter Alleycat Explosive Trap
Springpaw Snipe
Webspinner Carrion Grub
Call Pet Desert Camel
Hyena Kill Command
King's Elekk Halazzi, the Lynx
Animal Companion Ram Wrangler
Infest Ball of Spiders
Dispatch Kodo Neutral EVIL Cable Rat
Tundra Rhino Explosive Sheep
Savannah Highmane Mad Scientist
Gahz'rilla Deathlord
King Krush Former Champ
Paladin Spikeridged Steed Big-Time Racketeer
Warrior Ornery Direhorn Onyxia
Neutral Haunted Creeper
Shimmering Courser
Bittertide Hydra

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Carousel Gryphon changes the position of all minions on boards by exchanges placed with their rightmost side. This, in turn, lets it take your minions and leave you with his. To counter this, make sure he always takes your least wanted minions as it's hero power can only be used once at the end of its turn and each minion only moves once. And it's easier to do with the cards or hero powers that generate small minions (Totemic Call, Reinforce, Primalfin Totem, Rafaam's Scheme etc.)

If you have any direct damage (spells, weapons, hero power) try to implement this to the maximum. It rids you from playing the minions which will be on the enemy board later. Also boss tries not to play big minions if he can't place them on the left from his weakest minion.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Before match

Madame Lazul
De carousel from de Darkmoon Faire is in town. It is a thing of evil, so be gentle with it.


Carousel Gryphon
<Creaky Noises>
vs. Ol' Barkeye
Ol' Barkeye
Gryphon give splinters!
vs. Kriziki
This form of amusement sickens me.
vs. Captain Eudora
Captain Eudora
I want a refund.

Emote Response

Carousel Gryphon
<Creaky Noises>


Carousel Gryphon


Carousel Gryphon
<Creaky Noises>

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Carousel Gryphon is a representation of the Darkmoon "Gryphon". An item that can be bout at the Darkmoon Fair and rode upon by adventurers. In Jepetto Joybuzz's toy shop, there is a Carousel Gryphon, which can be ridden on.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even the Innkeeper seems to be stumped by this encounter, announcing it as "<Hero name>... versus... a carousel?"
  • This boss kinda makes a return in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire as a collectible card with the same name: Carousel Gryphon. Its Hero Power, meanwhile, became the basis of the Battlecry of Silas Darkmoon, a Legendary minion from the same expansion.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Carousel Gryphon, full art
Carousel Gryphon in Dalaran.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]