Stormpike Commando

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Stormpike Commando
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Set: Basic
Type: Minion
Cost: 5
Attack: 4
Health: 2
Abilities: Battlecry, Deal damage
Tags: Targeted
Artist: Kev Walker

Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.

The Stormpike Commandos are demolition experts. They also bake a mean cupcake.

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Stormpike Commando is a neutral minion card from the Basic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of Stormpike Commando are automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the paladin class.

Two Golden copies of Stormpike Commando are a reward for raising a paladin to levels 51 and 52.

Stormpike Commando is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Stormpike Commando's stats are very poor for his cost, and as a 4/2, he may die before you are able to attack with him. His main strength is in his Battlecry, which can be used to destroy a minion, or damage one before finishing it off.

Stormpike Commando is generally most effective when facing a valuable low Health minion such as Knife Juggler which it is imperative to remove. His Battlecry allows him to serve as a form of direct removal, particularly useful for classes which lack many removal options. However, if used simply for the Battlecry effect, Disciple of C'Thun is a similar option for only 3 mana, with the added benefit of boosting C'Thun should he be included in the deck. Fire Plume Phoenix purely outclasses Stormpike Commando by costing 1 less mana, more health, and having elemental synergy, as does Burrowing Scorpid, by costing 1 less mana, has 1 more attack, has beast synergies, and can gain stealth if the Battlecry kills its target.

The Commando's low Health makes it advisable to play him on an empty board, giving him a better chance of surviving the turn. His Battlecry can be useful for clearing enemy minions, preventing easy trades. While generally considered a poor card, with the right board the Commando can remove one minion with his Battlecry and force the opponent to trade another to remove him, at the least providing a 2 for 1 card advantage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

I've got a huge gun!
I'm ready!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The Stormpike clan is a respected dwarven clan, and are well known for their fine and discerning tastes. They are apparently rich dwarves as well.

This dwarf is likely a member of the Stormpike's expeditionary force, the Stormpike Guard.

The Stormpike Guard (aka Stormpike Expedition) is the Alliance faction in the Alterac Valley battleground. They are an expedition of dwarves of the Stormpike clan in search of artifacts. The Stormpikes' search for relics of their past, and harvesting of resources in Alterac Valley have led to open war with the orcs of the Frostwolf clan who are dwelling in the southern part of the valley. They were also issued with a "sovereign imperialistic imperative" by King Magni Bronzebeard to take the valleys of Alterac for Ironforge. The dwarfs have allied with the Bloodfang Worgen in Hillsbrad in order to combat the Forsaken.
The main Stormpike base is Dun Baldar where their leader, Vanndar Stormpike, resides with his marshals. His second in command, Captain Balinda Stonehearth, is found south of Dun Baldar at Stonehearth Outpost.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Stormpike Commando, full art

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