Axe Flinger

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Axe Flinger
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Set: Blackrock Mountain
Type: Minion
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4 Mana icon.png
Attack: 2 Attack icon.png
Health: 5 Health
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Efrem Palacios
Voice actor: Darin De Paul

Whenever this minion takes damage, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.

Once a lowly "Stick Flinger", he's been relentless on the path to his ultimate dream: "Tauren Flinger".

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Axe Flinger is a common warrior minion card, from the Blackrock Mountain set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Axe Flinger are obtained by completing the warrior Class Challenge in Blackrock Mountain, unlocked upon completing the Molten Core wing.

As a Wild format card, both regular and golden versions of Axe Flinger can also be crafted for the following amounts:

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Axe Flinger 40 5
Golden Axe Flinger 400 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This minion deals damage to the enemy hero each time it suffers damage, regardless of the amount. This means that multiple instances of minor damage such as Arcane Missiles will produce far more damage output than a single burst of damage such as Fireball.
  • Axe Flinger will no longer be offered for selection in Arena, since the 15th of September 2016.[1] However, it is still obtainable in Arena matches through random effects, such as Unstable Portal.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion essentially trades Attack for its triggered effect, potentially dealing repeated damage directly to the opponent. Its 5 Health allows it to withstand several hits without dying.

This card has obvious synergy with self-damaging effects like Cruel Taskmaster and Inner Rage, as well as AoEs like Whirlwind and Death's Bite. It may be particularly effective in combination with Bouncing Blade, potentially allowing it to deal 10 damage to the enemy hero in a single turn. Similarly to Acolyte of Pain, the player may wish to inflict damage upon this minion as slowly as possible; but still to ensure that damage is inflicted. Special synergies aside, using it to attack 1 Attack minions will allow the player to make the most of its effect. If available, Health-increasing and healing effects will be very useful for extending its usefulness, with Rampage probably being the simplest and best choice available to a Warrior.

When countering this card, try to remove it in a single attack, or better still using a Destroy or Transform effect, or simply Silence it. It may be worth biting the bullet and removing it as early as possible, before the controlling player can activate its effect multiple times.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Ready to fling!
Stop movin'!

Lore[edit | edit source]

In Hearthstone[edit | edit source]

Strong, stubborn, and stalwart, the heat of Blackrock Depths has forged the Dark Iron Dwarves into singe-proof juggernauts. Able to take an immense amount of punishment, many of the minions that inhabit Blackrock Depths can both dish out their fair share of pain, or turn inflicted damage into impressive beneficial effects.[2]

Voice[edit | edit source]

Axe Flinger was voiced by Darin De Paul, who also voiced cards including Rend Blackhand, Grim Patron and Baron Geddon.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Axe Flinger, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]