Grook Fu Master

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Grook Fu Master
Grook Fu Master(49658).png
Grook Fu Master(49658) Gold.png
Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Type: Minion
Rarity: Common
Cost: 5
Attack: 3
Health: 5
Abilities: Windfury
Artist: Mike Azevedo

Windfury

Grook Fu, the ancient Hozen art of bashing heads with a stick.

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Grook Fu Master is a common neutral minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Grook Fu Master can be obtained through Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Grook Fu Master 40 5
Golden Grook Fu Master 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If this minion survives its first turn on the board, its Windfury and relatively high Health can enable it to remove two cheap enemy minions and still survive for your enemy to deal with. However, its low Attack make this minion less valuable for face strategies or for dealing with big opposing minions.

In the right board state, this minion can function as a "Soft Taunt" that your opponent has to deal with to prevent you from gaining board advantage. However, its high mana cost means that, by the time this minion can be played, your opponent probably has removal cards or board presence to easily deal with this minion.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Weak slickies good for grookin'.
Attack
Grook 'em!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The hozen (sometimes known as hozu) are a monkey-like race that lives in Pandaria. Short-lived and immature, they are a passionate and playful race, mischievous pranksters that "act like a group of 14 year old boys running around together in the jungle." The hozen are native to Pandaria, and are found all over the continent.
Mostly a wild and independent race, hostile to any who wander into their hunting grounds, one tribe of forest hozen were befriended by the Horde after adventurers earned their grudging respect. Equipped with machine guns and weapons from the Horde, this hozen tribe were trained and recruited to join the battle against the Alliance and their new allies.

Many hozen are practitioners of martial arts, such as those used by the pandaren. Notable examples include Cloudbender Kobo, "The Monkey Monk", Master Boom Boom, "The Dynamite Monkey Monk", and two of the students of Tian Monastery: Ken-Ken and Zhi-Zhi. This particular hozen is ostensibly a master of "Grook-Fu", a martial arts style not previously known to exist in the Warcraft universe, but which is likely a uniquely hozen creation; "grook" is a hozen verb meaning "kill" or "hit".

One piece of hozen hai-pu states:

Art of Hozen-fu:
Grab, stab, and ookin bite it.
Repeat until win.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Grook Fu Master may have previously been named Eternal Oathkeeper.[1]
  • "Grook" and "grooking" are Hozen for killing, fighting or hitting. Grook-Fu may then translate as "The art of fighting".[2]
  • "Slickies" is the hozen word for fish, one of their primary food sources, and also the insulting name used for their age-old enemies, the aquatic jinyu.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Grook Fu Master, full art
Concept art for Grook Fu Master.

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