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Giant Sand Worm

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Giant Sand Worm
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Giant Sand Worm(31118) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 8
Attack: 8
Health: 8
Tags: Death-related, Health-related, Triggered effect

Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again.

Banned from every all-you-can-eat buffet on Azeroth.

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Giant Sand Worm is an epic hunter minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Giant Sand Worm can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Giant Sand Worm can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Giant Sand Worm 400 100
Golden Giant Sand Worm 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Extra attacks granted by Giant Sand Worm's effect stack with the extra attack granted by Windfury. That is, a Giant Sand Worm with Windfury starts at 2 attacks, and gains one new attack (not two) each time it attacks and kills an enemy minion.[1]
  • This minion's triggered effect only activates when it initiates the attack that kills the other minion, not when it is attacked.
  • Minions set pending destroy such as by Acidmaw count as killed and will allow Giant Sand Worm to trigger. (Acidmaw may have to trigger first or it may not matter - it is untested.)[2]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion is good for countering swarms of low-Attack minions, such as from a Zoolock deck.

In conjunction with Bestial Wrath or Stablemaster you can use Giant Sand Worm to clear your opponent's board of minions in a single turn.

In Arena it is a decent late game minion. Usually it can kill 2-3 minions, allowing you to gain some control of the field.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Sand worms are huge worm-like creatures found on both Azeroth and Outland. These worms have burrowing claws growing from the upper body that enable the beasts to dig through most kinds of soil with frightening speed, often surprising unwary prey by bursting up through the ground beneath the creature and killing it with its sharp beak-like mouth. Often times they can be spotted due to the rumbling of the ground above them. Young sand worms seem to be unable to tunnel and also lack the characteristic claws.
The massive worm Ouro was the first sand worm to be encountered by the heroes of Azeroth, but more and more have since appeared throughout the world. Residing in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Ouro is rumored to have been created by the Old God C'Thun himself as a mockery of life.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Slawomir Maniak

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Giant Sand Worm, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]