He likes to act like he's in charge, but the silverback matriarch actually runs things.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Two copies of Silverback Patriarch are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the warrior class.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Silverback Patriarch is generally considered an overcosted/understatted card, with very little potential despite its Beast type. New players may find this card of use if building an early game Taunt-heavy deck, but it is otherwise not recommended.
Within the Basic card set, Silverback Patriarch competes with Ironfur Grizzly in the 3 mana slot, which is superior when stats are compared (2 more Attack at the expense of 1 Health). Various cards from other sets are strictly better/cheaper when compared stat-wise:
- Druid of the Scythe has 1 extra Attack, is a Beast, and can optionally become a 4/2 with Rush.
- Crypt Lord has 2 extra Health and gains more Health when you summon a minion.
- Druid of the Swarm costs 1 less, has 1 extra health, is a Beast, and can optionally become a Poisonous 1/2.
- Hot Spring Guardian has 1 extra Attack and restores 3 health.
- Fierce Monkey is a Beast much like Silverback Patriarch, but has 2 extra Attack for the same mana cost.
Even when compared to other Neutral minions, it's outclassed by multiple cards:
- Phantom Militia has 1 more Attack and Echo.
- Tar Creeper has 1 extra Health and gains attack on your opponent's turn.
- Stonehill Defender has the same stats but lets you Discover a Taunt minion.
- Twilight Geomancer has the same stats while being 1 mana cheaper and also providing the Taunt buff to C'Thun.
- Squirming Tentacle has 1 more Attack for the same mana cost.
- Gnomeregan Infantry has exactly the same stats and Charge.
Lore[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Servants of the Betrayer" series, for the card King Khan.