Rush

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Rush
Can attack minions immediately.
A newly-played Scaleworm with Rush, ready to attack.

Rush is an ability allowing a minion to attack other minions the same turn it is summoned or brought under a new player's control. Unlike Charge, Rush cannot be used to attack the enemy hero. Rush is represented by a shifting thick green border around the minion.

Rush was first introduced in The Witchwood and has appeared in every set since. It has functionally replaced Charge as an evergreen keyword.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Charge will not be overridden by Rush, and Rush has no effect if the minion isn't exhausted. If Rush is given to a minion with Charge or a minion ready to attack, it can still attack the enemy hero.
  • If there are no enemy minions to attack, the Rush visual effect will disappear. However, if a new minion is summoned for them, it will return.
  • Granting Rush to a minion that has already attacked will not allow them to attack again. This includes Rush given through Magnetic buffs, where the original minion could attack if it were normally summoned.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Rush is a useful ability for board control, allowing you to tactically trade against enemy minions.
  • Unlike Charge minions, Rush minions usually feature good stats, letting them stick on the board after attacking or dealing a large amount of damage to a minion.

Cards with Rush[edit | edit source]

This section lists minions which have Rush or have the ability to gain Rush when played.

Collectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Animated Broomstick Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Rush
Battlecry: Give your other minions Rush"Blimey, that's a Stratocumulus 1000!"
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
Imprisoned Vilefiend Common Minion Demon Any 2 3 5
Dormant for 2 turns.
Rush If you do the time, you gotta make up the time.
Devoted Maniac Common Minion General Any 4 2 2
Rush Battlecry: Invoke Galakrond. There are plenty of apathetic maniacs, but they couldn't be bothered.
Fishy Flyer Common Minion Murloc Any 4 4 3
Rush. Deathrattle: Add a 4/3 Ghost with Rush to your hand. Like a fish out of water.
Hippogryph Common Minion Beast Any 4 2 6
Rush
Taunt Known for its ferocious grace, the hippogryph is a truly majestic creature. Except when molting.
Nightshade Matron Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 5 5
Rush
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card. Throws shade at those "high-cost" minions.
Renowned Performer Common Minion General Demon Hunter 4 3 3
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Assistants with Taunt
Restless Mummy Common Minion General Warrior 4 3 2
Rush
Reborn Life-separation anxiety syndrome.
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Minion Beast Any 5 4 5
Rush
Corrupt: Gain +4/+4. Guest interactions may vary over the duration of the visit.
Oasis Surger Common Minion Elemental Druid 5 3 3
Rush
Choose One - Gain +2/+2; or Summon a copy of this minion. Surge's up, dude!
Ruststeed Raider Common Minion General Any 5 1 8
Taunt, Rush
Battlecry: Gain +4 Attack this turn. Three-time winner (and sole survivor) of the Crashes of Outland motocross!
Claw Machine Common Minion Mech Any 6 6 3
Rush. Deathrattle: Draw a minion and give it +3/+3. "I have been mrglrlglr… chosen!"
Evasive Wyrm Common Minion Dragon Any 6 5 3
Divine Shield. Rush.
Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers. Deftly dodges spells like a real wiggle wyrm.
Gyrocopter Common Minion Mech Any 6 4 5
Rush
Windfury The hula doll is still absolutely required.
Walking Fountain Common Minion Elemental Shaman 8 4 8
Lifesteal, Rush, Windfury The weirdest part is that it doesn't have legs.
Burly Shovelfist Common Minion General Any 9 9 9
Rush Shovel beats paper and rock!
Bumper Car Rare Minion Mech Warrior 2 1 3
Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Riders with Rush to your hand. Subject: Re: Unsafe Rides? bump
Diving Gryphon Rare Minion Beast Hunter 3 4 1
Rush
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. Warning: May cause carousel flashbacks.
Magehunter Rare Minion General Demon Hunter 3 2 3
Rush
Whenever this attacks a minion, Silence it. Hates waiting. Abhors chit chat. Fond of the color purple.
Illidari Felblade Rare Minion General Demon Hunter 4 5 3
Rush
Outcast: Gain Immune this turn. A whirling dervish of demonic devastation.
Mok'Nathal Lion Rare Minion Beast Hunter 4 5 2
Rush. Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Gain a copy of its DeathrattleNever underestimate a lioness when her pride is on the line.
Bazaar Mugger Rare Minion General Rogue 5 3 5
Rush
Battlecry: Add a random minion from another class to your hand. Premium muggings at a discount price.
Faceless Corruptor Rare Minion General Any 5 4 4
Rush. Battlecry: Transform one of your minions into a copy of this. What does Madame Lazul have against faces?!
Trampling Rhino Rare Minion Beast Hunter 5 5 5
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, excess damage hits the enemy hero. "Whew. I thought you said 'Trampoline Rhino.' Now that would have been scary."
Bladed Lady Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 6 6 6
Rush
Costs (1) if your hero has 6 or more Attack. While you were busy learning magic, she studied the blade.
Bloodboil Brute Rare Minion General Warrior 7 5 8
Rush
Costs (1) less for each damaged minion. Call Gurtogg a brute if you like, but no one else cares about the wounded like he does.
Umbral Owl Rare Minion Beast Druid 7 4 4
Rush
Costs (1) less for each spell you've cast this game. It sleeps with one eye open.
Coilfang Warlord Rare Minion General Demon Hunter 8 9 5
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/9 Warlord with TauntPrepare for the staunch conch launch!
Hulking Overfiend Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 8 5 10
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. To hulk, perhaps, to fiend: ay, there's the rub.
Fizzy Elemental Rare Minion Elemental Druid 9 10 10
Rush
Taunt Loved. Hated. Carbonated.
Mogu Fleshshaper Rare Minion General Shaman 9 3 4
Rush. Costs (1) less for each minion on the battlefield. He's here to shape *clap* you up!
Scion of Ruin Epic Minion Dragon Warrior 4 3 2
Rush. Battlecry: If you've Invoked twice, summon 2 copies of this. Ruined! RUINED!
Crystal Stag Epic Minion Beast Druid 5 4 4
Rush. Battlecry: If you've restored 5 Health this game, summon a copy of this. Arrives alone, but usually leaves with a friend just like him.
Tent Trasher Epic Minion Dragon Warrior 5 5 5
Rush. Costs (1) less for each friendly minion with a unique minion type. "I consider it redecorating."
Marsh Hydra Epic Minion Beast Druid 7 7 7
Rush
After this attacks, add a random 8-Cost minion to your hand. Three heads of marsh-mashing, bog-bashing, swamp-stomping fury!
Batterhead Epic Minion General Any 8 3 12
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. When it comes to problem-solving, he always uses his head.
Darkmoon Rabbit Epic Minion Beast Any 10 1 1
Rush, Poisonous
Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks. That's no ordinary rabbit! That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Speaker Gidra Legendary Minion General 3 1 4
Rush, Windfury
Spellburst: Gain Attack and Health equal to the spell's Cost. If a teacher lectures in a forest, does she even make a sound?
Zixor, Apex Predator Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 4
Rush
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Zixor Prime' into your deck. A living terror. Teleports at will. Feasts on tainted helboar meat. No head scritches unless you're Leoroxx.
Kargath Bladefist Legendary Minion General Warrior 4 4 4
Rush
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Kargath Prime' into your deck. He rules the Shattered Hand orc clan with an iron... bladefist.
Doctor Krastinov Legendary Minion General 5 4 4
Rush
Whenever this attacks, give your weapon +1/+1. He is not a medical doctor.
Turalyon, the Tenured Legendary Minion General Paladin 8 3 12
Rush. Whenever this attacks a minion, set the defender's Attack and Health to 3. "Let evil flee before righteousness; let the innocent live in peace. Let the day come when none need fear. For that day, I give my life gladly."
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Animated Broomstick(329973).png
Bumper Car(389026).png
Hench-Clan Hogsteed(90594).png
Imprisoned Vilefiend(211224).png
Diving Gryphon(151350).png
Magehunter(329902).png
Speaker Gidra(329939).png
Zixor, Apex Predator(210730).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Fishy Flyer(330005).png
Hippogryph(151403).png
Illidari Felblade(210694).png
Kargath Bladefist(210686).png
Mok'Nathal Lion(211225).png
Nightshade Matron(210812).png
Renowned Performer(378827).png
Restless Mummy(90696).png
Scion of Ruin(151347).png
Bazaar Mugger(90733).png
Crystal Stag(90600).png
Doctor Krastinov(329899).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
Fleethoof Pearltusk(378805).png
Oasis Surger(90834).png
Ruststeed Raider(210791).png
Tent Trasher(388946).png
Trampling Rhino(389017).png
Bladed Lady(388947).png
Claw Machine(388983).png
Evasive Wyrm(151408).png
Gyrocopter(151393).png
Bloodboil Brute(210798).png
Marsh Hydra(210712).png
Umbral Owl(389042).png
Batterhead(90588).png
Coilfang Warlord(210768).png
Hulking Overfiend(210684).png
Turalyon, the Tenured(329913).png
Walking Fountain(90605).png
Burly Shovelfist(90675).png
Fizzy Elemental(388988).png
Mogu Fleshshaper(90836).png
Darkmoon Rabbit(378799).png


Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Skaterbot Common Minion Mech Any 1 1 1
Magnetic
Rush "See you later bot"
- Jaina
Springpaw Common Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 1
Rush
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Lynx with Rush to your hand. The terrible thing about lynxes is lynxes are terrible things. Their teeth are made out of biting, their paws are made out of springs!
Hunting Mastiff Common Minion Beast Hunter 2 2 1
Echo
Rush "Shh! You're going to start a howl!"
Vicious Scalehide Common Minion Beast Any 2 1 3
Lifesteal
Rush They make wonderful pets if you're not allergic to blood loss.
Druid of the Scythe Common Minion General Druid 3 2 2
Choose One - Transform into a 4/2 with Rush; or a 2/4 with TauntShe's a scythe for sore eyes.
Rabid Worgen Common Minion General Warrior 3 3 3
Rush "I'm sorry, son. We had to send Old Howler off…to a farm…to play…"
Steel Rager Common Minion Mech Any 4 5 1
Rush Rage alongside the machine.
Swift Messenger Common Minion General Any 4 2 6
Rush
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. Same turn delivery - guaranteed!
Ghostly Charger Common Minion General Paladin 5 3 4
Divine Shield
Rush Maybe we should have called him Ghostly Rusher.
Sightless Ranger Common Minion General Any 5 3 4
Rush
Overkill: Summon two 1/1 Bats. An eye for sore sights.
Vilebrood Skitterer Common Minion Beast Hunter 5 1 3
Poisonous
Rush It aspires to be a Vilebrood Dancer, but it has eight left feet.
Amani War Bear Common Minion Beast Any 7 5 7
Rush
Taunt "I used to farm for hours! Now they just come in packs?"
Bloodsail Howler Rare Minion Pirate Rogue 2 1 1
Rush.
Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other Pirate you control. They saw their fate a closin'
Aboard a pirate ship
On deck: The Howlin' Hozen
About to let one rip.
Redband Wasp Rare Minion Beast Warrior 2 1 3
Rush
Has +3 Attack while damaged. Also comes in other colors, but red's in fashion this season.
Militia Commander Rare Minion General Warrior 4 2 5
Rush
Battlecry: Gain +3 Attack this turn. She only needs two commands: "Heel" and "Sic 'em!"
Cursed Castaway Rare Minion Pirate Rogue 6 5 3
Rush
Deathrattle: Draw a Combo card from your deck. She was an ordinary castaway... until she found that cursed volleyball.
Spark Drill Rare Minion Mech Any 6 5 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand. Preferred weapon of Dr. Boom's orthodontist.
Gilnean Royal Guard Rare Minion General Any 8 3 8
Divine Shield, Rush
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. Admittedly, they kind of dropped the ball with Prince Liam.
Mulchmuncher Rare Minion Mech Druid 9 8 8
Rush. Costs (1) less for each friendly Treant that died this game. The latest advancement in hippo-botany.
Ratcatcher Epic Minion General Warlock 3 2 2
Rush
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion and gain its Attack and Health. He's on the hunt for Togwaggle's missing rat.
Muck Hunter Epic Minion General Any 5 5 8
Rush
Battlecry: Summon two 2/1 Mucklings for your opponent. You think your job mucks.
Darius Crowley Legendary Minion General Warrior 5 4 4
Rush
After this attacks and kills a minion, gain +2/+2. You either die a villain, or live long enough to see yourself become the hero.
Zilliax Legendary Minion Mech Any 5 3 2
Magnetic
Divine Shield, Taunt, Lifesteal, Rush Everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait, there's one on his back.
Akali, the Rhino Legendary Minion Beast Warrior 8 5 5
Rush, Overkill: Draw a Rush minion and give it +5/+5. Most trolls only get to “AAAAHHH!” and don’t make it to the “kali” part.
Oondasta Legendary Minion Beast Any 9 7 7
Rush. Overkill: Summon a Beast from your hand. Adorning devilsaurs with armor and feathers is a respected job in troll culture, although it has a high turnover rate.
Shirvallah, the Tiger Legendary Minion Beast Paladin 25 7 5
Divine Shield, Rush, Lifesteal
Costs (1) less for each Mana you've spent on spells. On bended knee Thekal placed his weapon upon Shirvallah’s altar, whereupon she slowly knocked it off with her paw.
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Skaterbot(89897).png
Springpaw(90155).png
Bloodsail Howler(90252).png
Hunting Mastiff(89361).png
Redband Wasp(89358).png
Vicious Scalehide(89444).png
Druid of the Scythe(89428).png
Rabid Worgen(89454).png
Ratcatcher(89469).png
Militia Commander(89338).png
Steel Rager(89925).png
Swift Messenger(89399).png
Darius Crowley(89369).png
Ghostly Charger(89445).png
Muck Hunter(89357).png
Sightless Ranger(90233).png
Vilebrood Skitterer(89441).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Cursed Castaway(89376).png
Spark Drill(89928).png
Amani War Bear(90197).png
Akali, the Rhino(90220).png
Gilnean Royal Guard(89400).png
Mulchmuncher(89814).png
Oondasta(90171).png
Shirvallah, the Tiger(90145).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Darkmoon Rider None Minion General Any 1 1 1
Rush 
Illidari Initiate None Minion General Demon Hunter 1 1 1
Rush 
Locust None Minion Beast Any 1 1 1
Rush 
Brewing Storm None Minion Elemental Shaman 2 2 2
Rush 
Felhound None Minion Demon Any 2 2 2
Rush 
Windswept Elemental None Minion Elemental Shaman 2 2 1
Rush 
Released Soul None Minion General 3 3 3
Rush 
Gryphon None Minion Beast Hunter 4 4 4
Rush 
Living Storm None Minion Elemental Shaman 4 4 4
Rush 
Spectral Flyer None Minion Murloc Any 4 4 3
Rush 
Storm Drake None Minion Dragon Shaman 4 4 4
Rush 
Wyvern None Minion Beast Hunter 5 5 5
Rush 
Kargath Prime None Minion General Warrior 8 10 10
Rush. Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, gain 10 Armor. 
Raging Storm None Minion Elemental Shaman 8 8 8
Rush 
Zixor Prime None Minion Beast Hunter 8 4 4
Rush
Battlecry: Summon 3 copies of this minion. 
Fungal Bruiser None Minion General Druid 10 9 9
Rush 
Fungal Gargantuan None Minion General Druid 10 9 9
Rush
Taunt 
Darkmoon Dirigible Common Minion Mech Any 3 3 2
Corrupted
Rush, Divine Shield 
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Minion Beast Any 5 8 8
Corrupted
Rush 
Sharkbait Legendary Minion Beast Any 4 4 2
Rush 
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Darkmoon Rider(389143).png
Illidari Initiate(210738).png
Locust(90776).png
Brewing Storm(151538).png
Felhound(91016).png
Windswept Elemental(151498).png
Darkmoon Dirigible(389056).png
Released Soul(330114).png
Gryphon(151500).png
Living Storm(151539).png
Sharkbait(184986).png
Spectral Flyer(330117).png
Storm Drake(151483).png
Fleethoof Pearltusk(378811).png
Wyvern(90998).png
Kargath Prime(211066).png
Raging Storm(151540).png
Zixor Prime(211097).png
Fungal Bruiser(211079).png
Fungal Gargantuan(211080).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Lynx None Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 1
 
Radioactive Ooze None Minion General Rogue 1 1 1
Poisonous
Rush 
Spark None Minion Elemental Any 1 1 1
Rush 
Druid of the Scythe Common Minion Beast Druid 3 4 4
Rush
Taunt 
Druid of the Scythe Common Minion Beast Druid 3 4 2
Rush 
Swift Messenger Common Minion General Any 4 6 2
Rush
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. 
Gilnean Royal Guard Rare Minion General Any 8 8 3
Divine Shield, Rush
Each turn this is in your hand, swap its Attack and Health. 
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2
Rush
Overkill: Draw a card. 
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2
Echo
Rush 
Wardruid Loti Legendary Minion Beast Druid 3 4 6
Taunt, Rush, Poisonous, Stealth, Spell Damage +1 
Wardruid Loti Legendary Minion Beast Druid 3 4 2
Rush 
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Lynx(90161).png
Radioactive Ooze(89869).png
Spark(89868).png
Transfer Student(211514).png
Transfer Student(211511).png
Druid of the Scythe(89484).png
Druid of the Scythe(89429).png
Wardruid Loti(90224).png
Wardruid Loti(90227).png
Swift Messenger(89488).png
Gilnean Royal Guard(89487).png

Sources of Rush[edit | edit source]

Rush-generating cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which generate Rush minions.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Storm Egg None Minion General Shaman 1 0 3
At the start of your turn, transform into a 4/4 Storm Drake with Rush
Felhound Portal None Spell Any 2
Casts When Drawn
Summon a 2/2 Felhound with Rush
Galakrond's Fury None Hero Power Shaman 2
Hero Power
Summon a 2/1 Elemental with Rush
Zixor Prime None Minion Beast Hunter 8 4 4
Rush
Battlecry: Summon 3 copies of this minion. 
Msshi'fn Prime None Minion General Druid 10 9 9
Taunt
Choose One - Summon a 9/9 Fungal Giant with Taunt; or Rush
Coordinated Strike Free Spell Demon Hunter 3
Summon three 1/1 Illidari with Rush. Undisputed champions of "Dancing with the Satyrs."
Athletic Studies Common Spell Warrior 1
Discover a Rush minion. Your next one costs (1) less. It's a quick read.
Bug Collector Common Minion General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Locust with RushThe only one who likes BEEEES!!!
Darkmoon Dirigible Common Minion Mech Any 3 3 2
Divine Shield
Corrupt: Gain Rush"It's dirigible? I don’t even know what diriging is!"
Desert Spear Common Weapon Hunter 3 1 3
After your hero attacks, summon a 1/1 Locust with Rush. Goes on the right, next to the desert spoon.
Fishy Flyer Common Minion Murloc Any 4 4 3
Rush. Deathrattle: Add a 4/3 Ghost with Rush to your hand. Like a fish out of water.
Command the Illidari Common Spell Demon Hunter 5
Summon six 1/1 Illidari with Rush. Give me an R! Give me a U! Give me an S! Give me an H! You two, you’re exclamation points!
Fleethoof Pearltusk Common Minion Beast Any 5 4 5
Rush
Corrupt: Gain +4/+4. Guest interactions may vary over the duration of the visit.
Clear the Way Rare Spell Hunter 1
Sidequest: Summon 3 Rush minions.
Reward: Summon a 4/4 Gryphon with RushThe terrifying part is the gryphons' squeaky voices afterward.
Bumper Car Rare Minion Mech Warrior 2 1 3
Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Riders with Rush to your hand. Subject: Re: Unsafe Rides? bump
Derailed Coaster Rare Minion General Any 5 3 2
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Rider with Rush for each minion in your hand. So long as it doesn’t kill you, it's considered part of the ride "experience."
Swarm of Locusts Rare Spell Hunter 6
Summon seven 1/1 Locusts with RushGood things never come in swarms.
Unleash the Beast Rare Spell Hunter 6
Twinspell
Summon a 5/5 Wyvern with RushThe Kirin Tor has always been lax in enforcing leash laws.
Unleash the Beast Rare Spell Hunter 6
Summon a 5/5 Wyvern with Rush
Transfer Student Epic Minion General Any 2 2 2
This has different effects based on which game board you're on. Oh, the places you'll go! There is so much to fight! There are boards to be explored. There are dreams to take flight.
Playmaker Epic Minion General Warrior 3 4 3
After you play a Rush minion, summon a copy with 1 Health remaining. "Here's the plan: you go left, I go right, and the wounded guy takes the hit."
Expendable Performers Epic Spell Demon Hunter 7
Summon seven 1/1 Illidari with Rush. If they all die this turn, summon seven more. When someone gets injured, it's considered performance art.
Zixor, Apex Predator Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 3 2 4
Rush
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Zixor Prime' into your deck. A living terror. Teleports at will. Feasts on tainted helboar meat. No head scritches unless you're Leoroxx.
Kargath Bladefist Legendary Minion General Warrior 4 4 4
Rush
Deathrattle: Shuffle 'Kargath Prime' into your deck. He rules the Shattered Hand orc clan with an iron... bladefist.
Sky Gen'ral Kragg Legendary Minion Pirate Any 4 2 3
Taunt
Battlecry: If you've played a Quest this game, summon a 4/2 Parrot with RushHe's gunning for Sky Adm'ral.
Nithogg Legendary Minion Dragon Shaman 6 5 5
Battlecry: Summon two 0/3 Eggs. Next turn they hatch into 4/4 Drakes with RushNot to be confused with Nithogger.
Galakrond, Azeroth's End Legendary Hero card Shaman 7
Battlecry: Summon two 8/8 Storms with Rush. Equip a 5/2 Claw. 
Galakrond, the Apocalypse Legendary Hero card Shaman 7
Battlecry: Summon two 4/4 Storms with Rush. (Invoke twice to upgrade.) 
Galakrond, the Tempest Legendary Hero card Shaman 7
Battlecry: Summon two 2/2 Storms with Rush. (Invoke twice to upgrade.) Hagatha cried out over the winds: "Truly, you are as powerful as the Maelstrom!" To which the Tempest answered: "I AM THE MAELSTROM."
Soulciologist Malicia Legendary Minion General 7 5 5
Battlecry: For each Soul Fragment in your deck, summon a 3/3 Soul with RushIf you value your life, don't call it a "soft science."
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Athletic Studies(329995).png
Clear the Way(151325).png
Storm Egg(151435).png
Bug Collector(90819).png
Bumper Car(389026).png
Felhound Portal(91015).png
Galakrond's Fury(151494).png
Transfer Student(211502).png
Coordinated Strike(210673).png
Darkmoon Dirigible(389027).png
Desert Spear(90775).png
Playmaker(329897).png
Zixor, Apex Predator(210730).png
Fishy Flyer(330005).png
Kargath Bladefist(210686).png
Sky Gen'ral Kragg(184662).png
Command the Illidari(210671).png
Derailed Coaster(389033).png
Fleethoof Pearltusk(378805).png
Nithogg(151361).png
Swarm of Locusts(90827).png
Unleash the Beast(90584).png
Unleash the Beast(90999).png
Expendable Performers(378824).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151537).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151536).png
Galakrond, the Tempest(151398).png
Soulciologist Malicia(329931).png
Zixor Prime(211097).png
Msshi'fn Prime(211075).png


Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Springpaw Common Minion Beast Hunter 1 1 1
Rush
Battlecry: Add a 1/1 Lynx with Rush to your hand. The terrible thing about lynxes is lynxes are terrible things. Their teeth are made out of biting, their paws are made out of springs!
Hunting Mastiff Common Minion Beast Hunter 2 2 1
Echo
Rush "Shh! You're going to start a howl!"
Druid of the Scythe Common Minion General Druid 3 2 2
Choose One - Transform into a 4/2 with Rush; or a 2/4 with TauntShe's a scythe for sore eyes.
Voltaic Burst Rare Spell Shaman 1
Summon two 1/1 Sparks with Rush.
Overload: (1) Batteries have three components: Cathode, Anode, and Overload.
Blightnozzle Crawler Rare Minion Mech Rogue 4 2 4
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Poisonous and Rush. "Well we HAD it contained. Then you went and gave it legs!"
Spark Drill Rare Minion Mech Any 6 5 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Add two 1/1 Sparks with Rush to your hand. Preferred weapon of Dr. Boom's orthodontist.
Thunderhead Epic Minion Elemental Shaman 4 3 6
After you play a card with Overload, summon two 1/1 Sparks with Rush. Most of his friends are still Metalheads.
Wardruid Loti Legendary Minion General Druid 3 1 2
Choose One - Transform into one of Loti's four dinosaur forms. “Ravasaur!”
“Pretty scary”
“…Blammodax!”
“Is that a thing?”
“SMAXODON!”
“….now you’re just making those up.”
Halazzi, the Lynx Legendary Minion Beast Hunter 5 3 2
Battlecry: Fill your hand with 1/1 Lynxes that have RushRemember, you’re only as strong as your weakest lynx.
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Rush-granting cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which grant the Rush ability to other minions or to itself.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Goblin Lackey None Minion General Any 1 1 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack and Rush
Animated Broomstick Common Minion General Any 1 1 1
Rush
Battlecry: Give your other minions Rush"Blimey, that's a Stratocumulus 1000!"
Rocket Augmerchant Common Minion General Any 1 2 1
Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion and give it Rush"Don't worry, this won't hurt me a bit."
Bonechewer Raider Common Minion General Warrior 3 3 3
Battlecry: If there is a damaged minion, gain +1/+1 and RushAnd if that minion has a frisbee, LOOK OUT!
Goboglide Tech Common Minion General Any 3 3 3
Battlecry: If you control a Mech, gain +1/+1 and RushThe word "glide" is always in quotes in the manual.
Furious Felfin Rare Minion Murloc Demon Hunter 2 3 2
Battlecry: If your hero attacked this turn, gain +1 Attack and Rush. Signature moves include Eye Bream, Feast of Soles, and Metamorphofish.
Underbelly Fence Rare Minion General Rogue 2 2 3
Battlecry: If you're holding a card from another class, gain +1/+1 and RushShe'll take anything you have—except scruples and a good work ethic.
Dragonmaw Poacher Rare Minion General Any 4 4 4
Battlecry: If your opponent controls a Dragon, gain +4/+4 and RushI prefer my dragons over-easy.
Magic Carpet Epic Minion General Any 3 1 6
After you play a 1-Cost minion, give it +1 Attack and RushIts small yet fierce riders are affectionately known as rug rats.
Runic Carvings Epic Spell 6
Choose One - Summon four 2/2 Treant Totems; or Overload: (2) to summon them with Rush
Guardian Animals Epic Spell 8
Summon two Beasts that cost (5) or less from your deck. Give them RushThe guidelines specifically state: "Students may also bring an ironbeak owl OR an alleycat OR a toad." They never said how big.
Siamat Legendary Minion Elemental Any 7 6 6
Battlecry: Gain 2 of Rush, Taunt, Divine Shield, or Windfury (your choice)TAUNT. TAUNT.
Fel Lord Betrug Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 8 5 7
Whenever you draw a minion, summon a copy with Rush that dies at end of turn. Nobody else likes rush hour.
High Exarch Yrel Legendary Minion General Paladin 8 7 5
Battlecry: If your deck has no Neutral cards, gain Rush, Lifesteal, Taunt, and Divine ShieldThere can be no neutrality in the fight against darkness.
The Boom Reaver Legendary Minion Mech Warrior 10 7 9
Battlecry: Summon a copy of a minion in your deck. Give it Rush. "What's better than reaving? BOOM reaving!"
Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate Legendary Minion General Any 10 7 5
Battlecry: If you've cast 10 spells this game, spin the Wheel of Yogg-Saron. Yogg take the wheel!
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Wild format

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Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Serrated Tooth Common Weapon Rogue 1 1 3
Deathrattle: Give your minions RushThe tooth hurts, don’t it?
Skaterbot Common Minion Mech Any 1 1 1
Magnetic
Rush "See you later bot"
- Jaina
Rocket Boots Common Spell Warrior 2
Give a minion Rush.
Draw a card. This is the happiest moment of Grik's life. We'll miss him.
Goblin Prank Epic Spell Hunter 2
Give a friendly minion +3/+3 and Rush. It dies at end of turn. "Ha ha! Glork looks ridiculous! ...Glork? Glork?"
Stampeding Roar Epic Spell Druid 6
Summon a random Beast from your hand and give it RushThe Gurubashi Arena has an extremely permissive policy on pets in the workplace.
Houndmaster Shaw Legendary Minion General Hunter 4 3 6
Your other minions have RushThey’re good dogs, Tess.
Zilliax Legendary Minion Mech Any 5 3 2
Magnetic
Divine Shield, Taunt, Lifesteal, Rush Everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait, there's one on his back.
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius Legendary Hero card Warrior 7
Battlecry: For the rest of the game, your Mechs have Rush"Of course I've gone mad with power. Ever try going mad without it?"
Captain Hooktusk Legendary Minion Pirate Rogue 8 6 3
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush. "You three! Get in the cannon!"
The Boomship Legendary Spell Warrior 9
Summon 3 random minions from your hand. Give them RushDr. Boom ends his motivational speeches by dropping the mechs.
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Related cards[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Athletic Studies Common Spell Warrior 1
Discover a Rush minion. Your next one costs (1) less. It's a quick read.
Parade Leader Common Minion General Any 2 2 3
After you summon a Rush minion, give it +2 Attack. He's always going to reign on his parade.
Clear the Way Rare Spell Hunter 1
Sidequest: Summon 3 Rush minions.
Reward: Summon a 4/4 Gryphon with RushThe terrifying part is the gryphons' squeaky voices afterward.
Stage Dive Rare Spell Warrior 1
Draw a Rush minion.
Corrupt: Give it +2/+1. The most metal trust fall.
Stage Dive Rare Spell Warrior 1
Corrupted
Draw a Rush minion and give it +2/+1. 
Diving Gryphon Rare Minion Beast Hunter 3 4 1
Rush
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. Warning: May cause carousel flashbacks.
Playmaker Epic Minion General Warrior 3 4 3
After you play a Rush minion, summon a copy with 1 Health remaining. "Here's the plan: you go left, I go right, and the wounded guy takes the hit."
E.T.C., God of Metal Legendary Minion General Warrior 2 1 4
After a friendly Rush minion attacks, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. There are Old Gods and then there are Rock Gods.
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Wild format

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Woodcutter's Axe Common Weapon Warrior 2 2 2
Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion with Rush +2/+1. It's a lumberjack's axe and that's ok.
Spirit of the Rhino Rare Minion General Warrior 1 0 3
Stealth for 1 turn.
Your Rush minions are Immune the turn they're summoned. Where did they get this preposterous hypothesis?
Town Crier Epic Minion General Warrior 1 1 2
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. When he was younger, he was the town crybaby.
Countess Ashmore Legendary Minion General Any 7 6 6
Battlecry: Draw a Rush, Lifesteal, and Deathrattle card from your deck. "1 minion… ah, ah, ah! 2 minions… ah, ah, ah! 3 minions… ah, ah, ah!"
Akali, the Rhino Legendary Minion Beast Warrior 8 5 5
Rush, Overkill: Draw a Rush minion and give it +5/+5. Most trolls only get to “AAAAHHH!” and don’t make it to the “kali” part.
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Development[edit | edit source]

Rush was created by the team as a way to print minions with fast, spell-like effects, but without running the risk of them being used as powerful finishers. Cards like Leeroy Jenkins and the original version of Arcane Golem had proven how problematic powerful Charge minions can be, since their downsides will be nullified if they're used to win the game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Rush could be considered to have 3 "beta" versions, which all function similar to this effect, but differ slightly. Icehowl is an over-statted Charge minion that can't attack heroes, but its inability to attack heroes is a permanent effect. Charged Devilsaur's effect is identical to Rush when played from the hand, but can freely attack heroes when summoned indirectly by another card. The Charge spell is the most similar, with the only differences being synergy with Charge-related cards like Warsong Commander and a very rare case in which it is used on Immortal Prelate.
  • Rush is the third non-launch keyword to continue to appear on cards outside of the set it was introduced in, the first two being Discover and Lifesteal.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]