Magnataur Alpha

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Magnataur Alpha
Magnataur Alpha(22376).png
Magnataur Alpha(22376) Gold.png
Set: The Grand Tournament
Type: Minion
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 4
Attack: 5
Health: 3
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Attack-related, Positional effect, Triggered effect
Artist: Alex Horley

Also damages the minions next to whomever he attacks.

Playing him also gets you into the Magnataur Beta.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Magnataur Alpha is an epic warrior minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Magnataur Alpha can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Magnataur Alpha 400 100
Golden Magnataur Alpha 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Magnataur Alpha's triggered effect only triggers if it attacks, not if it is attacked.[1] or if it deals damage by any other means (such as Betrayal).[2]
  • After combat damage is dealt and resolved (queuing and resolving triggers), this minion also deals damage equal to its Attack to the minions adjacent to the attacked minion, in the order left-right, and then these new Damage Events are resolved (queuing and resolving triggers).[3]
    • No combat occurs for this extra damage: thus, this minion will not suffer damage in return from minions adjacent to the attacked one[4] and therefore it will also not suffer any triggered effects from those minions that activate from dealing damage (such as Emperor Cobra's destroy effect and/or Water Elemental's Freeze effect).
  • If Magnataur Alpha is redirected by Misdirection, it will deal both combat and additional damage accordingly: for example, if it is redirected to attack a minion next to itself, Magnataur Alpha will deal its extra damage to itself too.[5]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Although this minion has a good amount of attack it lacks Health and can be easily eliminated from the board before doing any damage. To counter this, a player can wait until turn 5 to use it with the Charge spell, as it boosts even more the destructive power of the Magnataur and can easily clear most of the enemy side of the board.

Foe Reaper 4000 is Magnataur Alpha's more expensive and defensive cousin.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Magnataur are massive creatures that live in Northrend. They have the torso of a giant attached to the body of a mammoth; like the centaur and Keepers of the Grove, they are relatives of the demigod Cenarius. They are notoriously long-lived and rumored to engage in cannibalism when food is scarce. They are vicious, brutal, and uncaring; only the strongest and meanest survive. Despite their hostility towards all other races, they have become strangely tolerant of the arctic kobolds, who follow the magnataurs for safety and mutual benefit during hunts.
Magnataur live in prides, much like lions: one or two dominant males and several females along with their offspring.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Magnataur Alpha, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-17). 
  2. Hearthstone Mythbusters. (2015-02-08). 
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-16). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-17). 
  5. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-17).