Gurubashi Chicken

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Gurubashi Chicken
Gurubashi Chicken(90172).png
Gurubashi Chicken(90172) Gold.png
Set: Rastakhan's Rumble
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Increment attribute, Overkill
Artist: Ivan Fomin

Overkill: Gain +5 Attack.

“Ya hold it by da feet, mon. Den ya THROW.”

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Gurubashi Chicken is a common neutral minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Gurubashi Chicken can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Gurubashi Chicken can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Gurubashi Chicken 40 5
Golden Gurubashi Chicken 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Similarly to Angry Chicken, if its Overkill effect triggers, Gurubashi Chicken becomes extremely powerful for its cost. However, this requires a lot of setup, as the Chicken must have its attack buffed in order to overkill a minion and a health buff in order to survive the attack, and it must not be removed on the opponent's turn. This makes its effect much harder to use than Angry Chicken, as the latter only needs to have its health buffed and survive a nominal amount of damage.

Windfury can be helpful, allowing Gurubashi Chicken to use the attack buff right away after killing a minion. Bestial Wrath provides Immune and an attack bonus, making it easier to trigger this card's effect.

In most cases, the expenditure of effort to get the effect going is not worth the payoff, and Gurubashi Chicken is usually only played for comedic effect.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gurubashi Chicken is highly reminiscent of Angry Chicken from the Classic set, with Peter Whalen describing Gurubashi Chicken as "the angriest chicken".[1]
  • At one point during development, Team 5 tried out a version of Gurubashi Chicken that read: "Overkill: Gain +10/+10". This design only lasted for about one game in playtesting; in the words of Peter Whalen, "Turns out we can't do that. That's actually just insane".[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Gurubashi Chicken, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hearthstone (2018-11-19). Rastakhan's Rumble Card Reveal Livestream (12:05). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-20.
  2. Hearthstone (2018-11-19). Rastakhan's Rumble Card Reveal Livestream (14:10). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-20.