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Beneath the Grounds
Shuffle 3 Ambushes into your opponent's deck. When drawn, you summon a 4/4 Nerubian.
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Beneath the Grounds is an epic rogue spell card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[]

Beneath the Grounds can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Beneath the Grounds 400 100
Golden Beneath the Grounds 1600 400

Generated cards[]

Nerubian Ambush!(22435).png

Summoned minions[]



  • Although not stated in either card's text, Ambush!'s on-draw effect causes the card to self-destruct, removing it from the game.
  • A Nerubian is summoned when the opponent draws an Ambush! card, not when the Beneath the Grounds card itself is drawn.[1]
  • Like all on-draw effects, Ambush! will have no effect if overdrawn due to having a full hand,[2] removed from play by Tracking, or copied by effects like Thoughtsteal.[3][4]
  • The copy of Ambush! made by Chromaggus will not summon a Nerubian.[5]


Best used in control decks, which are geared to long games, or trading as efficiently as possible without losing board control.

While on the surface it looks like a card for a mill deck, it's actually counterintuitive in practice because Ambush! does not activate if the card is milled from overdraw and only ends up extending the opponent's deck.

Can be used as a direct counter to Reno Jackson. The multiple copies of Ambush! will prevent Reno's Battlecry from activating until at least 2 are drawn or removed from the deck.

In many situations, this card compares unfavorably to Fal'dorei Strider, which has a similar effect.


This card references the subterranean nature of the nerubians. Besides the vast underground empire of Azjol-Nerub itself, the nerubians are known to burrow to attack their enemies, as when the Horde and Alliance arrived in Northrend to battle the Lich King.



Beneath the Grounds, full art

Patch changes[]


  1. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-14). 
  2. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-08-20). 
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-03). 
  4. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2015-03-30). 
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPr432zUS8&t=1m22s Tested in Patch (TGT patch)