Gurubashi Berserker

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Gurubashi Berserker
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Set: Basic
Type: Minion
Cost: 5
Attack: 2
Health: 7
Abilities: Increment attribute
Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Alex Horley Orlandelli

Whenever this minion takes damage, gain +3 Attack.

No Pain, No Gain.

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Gurubashi Berserker is a neutral minion card, from the Basic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of Gurubashi Berserker are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the warlock class.

Two Golden copies of Gurubashi Berserker are a reward for raising a warlock to levels 57 and 58.

Gurubashi Berserker is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This 2/7 minion for 5 mana has a very interesting ability. Since he gains +3 attack every time he takes damage he can become very powerful very quickly. Ideally use smaller source of damage to rapidly increase his Attack without weakening him too much.

Works very well in a warrior deck. If you can combo him with Inner Rage, Whirlwind, Rampage and Charge you get a 16/8 minion with charge. It is a six-card combo (you need The Coin, since the combination costs 11 mana) Mages can use Fireblast to repeatedly increase his power, while priests can focus on increasing his Health through abilities such as Divine Spirit in order to make him very resilient, leaving room for his Attack to reach astounding levels.

Since the Berserker's value lies in increasing its Attack, be aware that this will necessitate the minion becoming 'damaged', allowing for the use of abilities such as Execute. It is also initially vulnerable to Shadow Word: Pain. As a potentially high-power minion, be aware of any abilities your opponent may have to directly remove it from play or Silence it.

Note that healing the Berserker will not remove its Attack buff. Priests in particular can repeatedly heal a Berserker, maintaining its Health while allowing its Attack to steadily build.

Targeting a newly placed Berserker with BEEEES!!! will leave a 14/3 minion on the board.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Gurubashi are a fearsome tribe of jungle trolls who reside in Zul'Gurub, in the Eastern Kingdoms.

From Wowpedia:

Established long before the Great Sundering, the Gurubashi Empire took its name from the strongest tribe of jungle trolls at the time. The jungle trolls ruled the southern jungles of ancient Kalimdor until the Burning Legion's first invasion, which wrought havoc and devastation throughout the continent and culminated in the Great Sundering.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Gurubashi Berserker, full art
A Gurubashi Berserker in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]