Griftah

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Griftah
Griftah(90213).png
Griftah(90213) Gold.png
Set: Rastakhan's Rumble
Type: Minion
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 4
Attack: 4
Health: 5
Abilities: Battlecry, Discover
Tags: Random
Artist: Matt Dixon

Battlecry: Discover two cards. Give one to your opponent at random.

With Griftah in your deck, sometimes you start the game with The Coin!

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Griftah is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Griftah can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Griftah 1600 400
Golden Griftah 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Griftah's effect works in the following way:
  1. Discover a card twice.
  2. Of the two cards you picked, you will receive one of them at random and the opponent will receive the other card.[1][2]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Griftah allows you to generate a card for both yourself and your opponent. The extremely unreliable effect, which is effectively equal between you and your opponent, has two clear advantages: You are able to play the card you receive from Griftah on the same turn as you earn it; and you know the card your opponent has received.

Griftah's ability is extremely situational and valuable in only a handful of niche cases. As you have such little control over him, it is challenging to find a suitable opportunity to play him to gain advantage over your opponent. Here are some ways in which Griftah can deliver a clear advantage, based simply on giving a purely random card to each player:

  1. If your opponent has 9 cards in their hand, Griftah will fill their hand up, forcibly Milling a card from their deck on their next draw and instead filling their hand with a mediocre card. Using Griftah in conjunction with similar cards, such as King Mukla or Naturalize, can improve this effect.
  2. You have cards which capitalize on random card generation, such as Princess Talanji and Open the Waygate.
  3. Your opponent is playing Mecha'thun, in which case they will need to play the card you give to them before activating their combo.
  4. You are just barely off lethal and are searching for any source of burst damage, and might be able to finish your opponent off before they can take advantage of their free card.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
There's a customer born every minute!
Attack
Trust me!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Griftah is a phony amulet vendor located in the Lower City of Shattrath along with other appearances at Darkmoon Island and Kun-Lai Summit.
He persistently announces his silly wares, such as Soap on a Rope and other white neck slot items, all of which are quite useless, either granting abilities you already have (such as jumping, swimming, or returning to your body upon death) or effects you do not need (such as protection from critters or from "Tikbalangs", which aren't actually in the game).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Griftah, full art
Griftah in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-11-23). 
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-11-23).