The Beast

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The Beast
The Beast(179).png
The Beast(179) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 6
Attack: 9
Health: 7
Abilities: Deathrattle, Summon
Artist: Glenn Rane

Deathrattle: Summon a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn for your opponent.

He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it.

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The Beast is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Classic set. Its Deathrattle summons Finkle Einhorn for the opponent.

How to get[edit | edit source]

The Beast can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
The Beast 1600 400
Golden The Beast 3200 1600

Summoned minions[edit | edit source]

Finkle Einhorn(541).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Beast is an aggressive late game minion that comes with an unfortunate Deathrattle. The Beast synergizes better in hunter decks that focus on the use of Beasts. Being a mostly offensive creature, it is best to protect it with creatures that use Taunt or grant it Charge soon after summoning. This is especially true when considering upon death, it grants your opponent a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn. Silencing The Beast to prevent your opponent from profiting from its Deathrattle is also a valid strategy.

Without negating its Deathrattle, this card can be considered to be poorer than Boulderfist Ogre. The Ogre has the same Health as The Beast but will not give your enemy a 3/3.

Finkle Einhorn[edit | edit source]

If you have Finkle Einhorn in play, you probably have little need of this section - you're already a strategic mastermind for defeating your opponent's The Beast!

Normally after dealing with The Beast, unless you used a spell to destroy it, you will probably not have many minions on the field. Giving Finkle a buff, such as Mark of the Wild or Blessing of Kings is a good way to get back into the game. Alternatively, you can use a Taunt effect such as Shieldbearer's to protect yourself.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

The Beast is a boss found at The Furnace in Upper Blackrock Spire. It appears to be a Core Hound that has been captured by the forces of Nefarian for use in his breeding experiments.
At some point before he is encountered by the party, the Beast swallowed Finkle Einhorn, a gnomish adventurer who has survived in the Beast's stomach for an unspecified period of time. Skinning The Beast will free Finkle.
"I've been stuck inside the belly of that thing for months! What day is it anyway?"

Dungeon Journal[edit | edit source]

Nefarian's dragonkin take obscene delight in the barbaric torture of Ragnaros's captured minions. Despite suffering unimaginable agony, one core hound remained lucid enough to be retrained, and his ferocity makes him an ideal guard in the upper levels of Blackrock Spire.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Beast, full art
The Beast in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]