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Rush
Can attack minions immediately.

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
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!
Hench-Clan Hogsteed Common Minion Beast Any 2 2 1
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc. This is CLEARLY their first rodeo.
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…"
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.
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.
Restless Mummy Common Minion General Warrior 4 3 2
Rush
Reborn Life-separation anxiety syndrome.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Amani War Bear Common Minion Beast Any 7 5 7
Rush
Taunt "I used to farm for hours! Now they just come in packs?"
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!
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.
Diving Gryphon Rare Minion Beast Hunter 3 4 1
Rush
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. Warning: May cause carousel flashbacks.
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!"
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 5 4
Rush. Battlecry: Transform one of your minions into a copy of this. What does Madame Lazul have against faces?!
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.
Mogu Fleshshaper Rare Minion General Shaman 7 3 4
Rush. Costs (1) less for each minion on the battlefield. He's here to shape *clap* you up!
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.
Scion of Ruin Epic Minion Dragon Warrior 3 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.
Muck Hunter Epic Minion General Any 5 5 8
Rush
Battlecry: Summon two 2/1 Mucklings for your opponent. You think your job mucks.
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.
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
Hench-Clan Hogsteed(90594).png
Hunting Mastiff(89361).png
Redband Wasp(89358).png
Vicious Scalehide(89444).png
Diving Gryphon(151350).png
Druid of the Scythe(89428).png
Rabid Worgen(89454).png
Ratcatcher(89469).png
Scion of Ruin(151347).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Hippogryph(151403).png
Militia Commander(89338).png
Restless Mummy(90696).png
Steel Rager(89925).png
Swift Messenger(89399).png
Bazaar Mugger(90733).png
Crystal Stag(90600).png
Darius Crowley(89369).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
Ghostly Charger(89445).png
Muck Hunter(89357).png
Oasis Surger(90834).png
Sightless Ranger(90233).png
Vilebrood Skitterer(89441).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Cursed Castaway(89376).png
Evasive Wyrm(151408).png
Gyrocopter(151393).png
Spark Drill(89928).png
Amani War Bear(90197).png
Mogu Fleshshaper(90836).png
Akali, the Rhino(90220).png
Batterhead(90588).png
Gilnean Royal Guard(89400).png
Walking Fountain(90605).png
Burly Shovelfist(90675).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
Locust None Minion Beast Any 1 1 1
Rush 
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 
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 
Gryphon None Minion Beast Hunter 4 4 4
Rush 
Living Storm None Minion Elemental Shaman 4 4 4
Rush 
Storm Drake None Minion Dragon Shaman 4 4 4
Rush 
Wyvern None Minion Beast Hunter 5 5 5
Rush 
Raging Storm None Minion Elemental Shaman 8 8 8
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. 
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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Locust(90776).png
Lynx(90161).png
Radioactive Ooze(89869).png
Spark(89868).png
Brewing Storm(151538).png
Felhound(91016).png
Windswept Elemental(151498).png
Druid of the Scythe(89484).png
Druid of the Scythe(89429).png
Wardruid Loti(90224).png
Wardruid Loti(90227).png
Gryphon(151500).png
Living Storm(151539).png
Storm Drake(151483).png
Swift Messenger(89488).png
Wyvern(90998).png
Gilnean Royal Guard(89487).png
Raging Storm(151540).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
Bug Collector Common Minion General Any 2 2 1
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Locust with RushThe only one who likes BEEEES!!!
Hunting Mastiff Common Minion Beast Hunter 2 2 1
Echo
Rush "Shh! You're going to start a howl!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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."
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Clear the Way(151325).png
Storm Egg(151435).png
Voltaic Burst(89866).png
Bug Collector(90819).png
Felhound Portal(91015).png
Galakrond's Fury(151420).png
Hunting Mastiff(89361).png
Desert Spear(90775).png
Druid of the Scythe(89428).png
Wardruid Loti(90223).png
Blightnozzle Crawler(89841).png
Thunderhead(89873).png
Nithogg(151361).png
Spark Drill(89928).png
Swarm of Locusts(90827).png
Unleash the Beast(90584).png
Unleash the Beast(90999).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151537).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151536).png
Galakrond, the Tempest(151398).png


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
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
Siamat Legendary Minion Elemental Any 7 6 6
Battlecry: Gain 2 of Rush, Taunt, Divine Shield, or Windfury (your choice)TAUNT. TAUNT.
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!"
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.
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius Legendary Hero card Warrior 9
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?"
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.
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!"
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Goblin Lackey(91029).png
Serrated Tooth(90271).png
Skaterbot(89897).png
Goblin Prank(89937).png
Rocket Boots(89930).png
Underbelly Fence(90565).png
Goboglide Tech(151397).png
Magic Carpet(90638).png
Dragonmaw Poacher(151379).png
Houndmaster Shaw(89346).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Stampeding Roar(90221).png
Siamat(90789).png
Captain Hooktusk(90234).png
Fel Lord Betrug(90602).png
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius(89827).png
The Boomship(89856).png
The Boom Reaver(90624).png


Related cards[edit | edit source]

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.
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.
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?
Diving Gryphon Rare Minion Beast Hunter 3 4 1
Rush
Battlecry: Draw a Rush minion from your deck. Warning: May cause carousel flashbacks.
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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Spirit of the Rhino(90251).png
Town Crier(89413).png
Woodcutter's Axe(89383).png
Diving Gryphon(151350).png
Countess Ashmore(89415).png
Akali, the Rhino(90220).png


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]