Shifter Zerus (Battlegrounds)

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Shifter Zerus
BG Regular
Shifter Zerus (Battlegrounds).png
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Shifter Zerus(35190).png
Shifter Zerus(35190) Gold.png
BG Gold
Shifter Zerus (Battlegrounds, golden).png
See other versions: Regular and BG Gold
Set: Battlegrounds
Tier: 3
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Transform in hand
Tags: In-hand effect, Random, Triggered effect
Artist: Daria Tuzova

Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a random minion.

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Shifter Zerus is a Tier 3 minion in the Battlegrounds game mode.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Shifter Zerus has the unique ability to transform into any minion regardless of Tavern Tier, making it a potentially extremely powerful card. As long as you keep Zerus in your hand, you can wait until it transforms into a powerful late-game minion or a valuable asset to your synergy, and potentially cheat out a stronger minion earlier than normal. It is also a good idea to use Zerus to create a golden minion and obtain a Triple Reward, but the transformed Zerus must be played first in order to combine into a triple.

However, Zerus is incredibly luck-based and unreliable. He has only a 1 in 82 chance of transforming into any given minion in Battlegrounds per turn, making it very difficult to get a specific key card, and the chance of getting a tier 5 or 6 minion is around 1 in 4. Until he transforms into a useful card, Zerus is an investment of 3 coins for no benefit, so only pick up this card if you feel his highroll potential is worth the significant chance of him doing nothing.

It is possible to obtain a Golden Shifter Zerus, which can transform into any Golden minion, but only untransformed Zeruses can be used to create one. While you can keep Zerus on your board, it is usually ill-advised since you have to take a 1/1 minion with no other effects into combat and wait until it can be tripled.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Shifter Zerus, full art
Example of Shifter Zerus not combining into a golden triple

Patch changes[edit | edit source]