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Carousel Gryphon
Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
Health:15 Health
Flavor text

Round and round your minions go...

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Rise of Shadows logo.png The subject of this article is part of the
Rise of Shadows's The Dalaran Heist.

For the collectible card in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set, see Carousel Gryphon.

Carousel Gryphon is a boss that can be encountered in The Dalaran Heist adventure.

Hero Power[]

Normal Heroic
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The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Total cards Normal Heroic
Class Possible cards Class Possible cards
15; 20 Druid Addled Grizzly Hunter Alleycat
Mounted Raptor Fiery Bat
Gloom Stag Jeweled Macaw
Giant Anaconda Raptor Hatchling
Ironhide Direhorn Springpaw
Grizzled Guardian Freezing Trap
Hadronox Dart Trap
Hunter Alleycat Explosive Trap
Springpaw Snipe
Webspinner Carrion Grub
Call Pet Desert Camel
Hyena Kill Command
King's Elekk Halazzi, the Lynx
Animal Companion Ram Wrangler
Infest Ball of Spiders
Dispatch Kodo Neutral EVIL Cable Rat
Tundra Rhino Explosive Sheep
Savannah Highmane Mad Scientist
Gahz'rilla Deathlord
King Krush Former Champ
Paladin Spikeridged Steed Big-Time Racketeer
Warrior Ornery Direhorn Onyxia
Neutral Haunted Creeper
Shimmering Courser
Bittertide Hydra


The Carousel Gryphon changes the position of all minions on boards by moving them to their respective player's right: the player's minions move to the right of the screen, while the boss's move to the player's left. The minion already furthest to their player's right becomes the enemy player's new left-most card. In the player's perspective, the enemy minion on the player's far left (boss's far right) will join the player's left side.

It is probably advantageous (unless you have a minion with an instantaneous ability, like Charge or a Battlecry) to avoid playing any minions until Carousel does first: otherwise it will probably avoid playing a minion, and get your minion without giving one up in return.

If Gryphon plays his best minions on his left (right from player's perspective) to delay their rotation, attacking the to-be-rotated weaker cards on his right (player's left) can clear a path to gain control of the stronger minion. The player should take a similar strategy: when playing cards out of hand, generally play the strongest cards to the left of the weaker cards.

This is pretty much automatic for a Hero Power which summons weak minions such as (Totemic Call or Reinforce as that automatically appears rightmost. This also happens with minions (like Primalfin Totem) or spells (like Rafaam's Scheme) which summon minions

It can often be best to just attack Face with your strong minions to get as much use as possible out of them before they are lost. If you are winning the Gryphon will be forced to attack your strong minions instead of you anyway, but then he's trading on his own time.

If you have any direct damage (spells, weapons, hero power) try to implement this to the maximum. It rids you from playing the minions which will be on the enemy board later. That could be saved for when you have built up a higher capacity of weak minions to be given away. The tries not to play big minions if he can't place them on his right (player's left) of his weaker minion.


Before match

Madame Lazul
De carousel from de Darkmoon Faire is in town. It is a thing of evil, so be gentle with it.


Carousel Gryphon
<Creaky Noises>
Ol' Barkeye
Gryphon give splinters!
This form of amusement sickens me.
Captain Eudora
I want a refund.

Emote Response

Carousel Gryphon
<Creaky Noises>


Carousel Gryphon


Carousel Gryphon
<Creaky Noises>


The Carousel Gryphon is a representation of the Darkmoon "Gryphon". An item that can be bout at the Darkmoon Fair and rode upon by adventurers. In Jepetto Joybuzz's toy shop, there is a Carousel Gryphon, which can be ridden on.


  • Even the Innkeeper seems to be stumped by this encounter, announcing it as "<Hero name>... versus... a carousel?"
  • This boss kinda makes a return in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire as a collectible card with the same name: Carousel Gryphon. Its Hero Power, meanwhile, became the basis of the Battlecry of Silas Darkmoon, a Legendary minion from the same expansion.


Carousel Gryphon, full art

Carousel Gryphon in Dalaran.

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