Dust Devil

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Dust Devil
Dust Devil(129).png
Dust Devil(129) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Elemental
Class: Shaman
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1
Attack: 3
Health: 1
Abilities: Overload, Windfury

Windfury. Overload: (2)

Westfall is full of dust devils. And buzzards. And crazed golems. And pirates. Why does anyone live here?

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Dust Devil is a common shaman minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Dust Devil can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Dust Devil can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Dust Devil 40 5
Golden Dust Devil 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

Dust Devil will no longer be offered for selection in Arena, since the 15th of September 2016.[1] However, it is still obtainable in Arena matches through random effects, such as Servant of Kalimos.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dust Devil is a strong early game card, but due to its low health can be easily cleared off the board. However, if it stays alive for a few turns it can deal massive damage thanks to its Windfury ability. Due to both its low health and Windfury, the Devil is best suited for directly attacking the enemy hero.

With the right conditions, Dust Devil can be extremely effective as a turn one summons. If the opponent is unable to counter it, the Devil can deal substantial damage before it is removed. However, this strategy is not without risks, due to the card's Overload cost and its single point of Health. If the opponent does remove the minion, its Overload means you will start your second turn with 0/2 mana and nothing to show for it.

It is not recommended to play Dust Devil as a turn one rush against any deck which is able to wipe it off the board right away, namely mages, druids and rogues, which can all remove it using their respective Hero Powers. Other classes are also capable of removing it using cards such as Elven Archer, but without the right cards may be unable to respond quickly. The Dust Devil's low health also makes it far less effective once the opponent has a taunt on the board.

If you are looking for a more sturdy, yet still cheap alternative, try Whirling Zap-o-matic: it has 2 Health, costs 2 mana with no Overload and is a Mech, so it can benefit from and provide Mech synergy, such as Powermace or Tinkertown Technician.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Dust Devils are level 18-19 dust elemental mobs found in Westfall.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Raymond Swanland

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dust Devil, full art

References[edit | edit source]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch 8.0.0.18336 (2017-04-04) Now an Elemental; previously no minion type.
  • Alpha patch (unknown date, pre-May 2013): Text changed from "Windfury. Recall (2)" to "Windfury. Overload: (2)".