King Krush

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King Krush
King Krush(194).png
King Krush(194) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 9
Attack: 8
Health: 8
Abilities: Charge

Charge

The best defense against King Krush is to have someone you don’t like standing in front of you.

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King Krush is a legendary hunter minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

King Krush can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
King Krush 1600 400
Golden King Krush 3200 1600

As a Classic class legendary, King Krush also has a chance to be awarded as part of the Welcome Bundle.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card is useful near the end of a match as a fast burn to the opposing hero, allowing the hunter to quickly finish a weakened opponent. In this role it is comparable to Pyroblast, but has the benefit of also leaving an 8/8 on the field. Because of this King Krush is also valid as a non-finishing play, in case the opponent is unable to remove it, or in order to trade with a large enemy minion.

Since King Krush has Charge and high Health, he will tend to go at least 2-for-1, being able to down a strong minion or inflict a lot of damage, whilst requiring a removal effect to get him off the field, with his massive damage output making him a soft taunt even when his Health is lowered.

In the role of finisher King Krush is usually outclassed by Leeroy Jenkins, whose lower mana cost allows the hunter to also use Steady Shot that turn, producing the same total damage for 2 mana less. Krush can still fill this role in a pinch, though, and is superior for non-finishing plays.

One might consider running Krush with a card such as Emperor Thaurissan to lower King Krush's cost.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

King Krush is a huge, extremely dangerous and rare devilsaur that stalks Sholazar Basin. His unique appearance and elite status attract many hunters seeking the challenge of taming the great beast, while the prestige associated with slaying him attracts members of all classes and factions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • King Krush's "dinosauric appearance" summoning animation is likely a reference to the film Jurassic Park, in which a Tyrannosaurus Rex's approaching footsteps cause the earth to shake and tremble.
  • The card art is from the WoW TCG card "The Fare of Lar'korwi" and is supposed to depict Lar'korwi. However, the art mis-depicts the ravasaur as a devilsaur, making the final art closer to the World of Warcraft appearance of King Krush than that of Lar'korwi, albeit blue instead of King Krush's original green.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Alex Horley Orlandelli

Gallery[edit | edit source]

King Krush, full art
King Krush in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 1.0.0.4217 (2013-12-10): Visual effect: King Krush now makes a dinosauric appearance when played!
  • Previously: Charge. [8 attack, 8 health, 9 mana, Legendary]