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Carousel Gryphon
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Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
Health:30 Health
Artist:Unknown artist
Round and round your minions go...
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CLASS=2 COLLECTIBLE=0 CARDTYPE=3 HEALTH=30 HERO_POWER=53803 HERO_DECK_ID=2002 1202=10 1205=5 1206=10 1279=2302 HIDE_WATERMARK=1
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The subject of this article is only available in Solo Adventures.
It is a part of limited content and does not appear in any other game modes.

The subject of this article is only available in Solo Adventures.
For the collectible card in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set, see Madness at the Darkmoon FaireCarousel Gryphon.

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

Hero Power[]

Normal Heroic
Merry Go Round


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 Whispers of the Old GodsAddled Grizzly Hunter Mean Streets of GadgetzanAlleycat
The League of ExplorersMounted Raptor Whispers of the Old GodsFiery Bat
The WitchwoodGloom Stag Journey to Un'GoroJeweled Macaw
Journey to Un'GoroGiant Anaconda Journey to Un'GoroRaptor Hatchling
Rastakhan's RumbleIronhide Direhorn Rastakhan's RumbleSpringpaw
Kobolds & CatacombsGrizzled Guardian LegacyFreezing Trap
Knights of the Frozen ThroneHadronox The League of ExplorersDart Trap
Hunter Mean Streets of GadgetzanAlleycat LegacyExplosive Trap
Rastakhan's RumbleSpringpaw LegacySnipe
NaxxramasWebspinner Whispers of the Old GodsCarrion Grub
Goblins vs GnomesCall Pet The League of ExplorersDesert Camel
LegacyHyena LegacyKill Command
The Grand TournamentKing's Elekk Rastakhan's RumbleHalazzi, the Lynx
LegacyAnimal Companion The Grand TournamentRam Wrangler
Whispers of the Old GodsInfest The Grand TournamentBall of Spiders
Mean Streets of GadgetzanDispatch Kodo Neutral Rise of ShadowsEVIL Cable Rat
LegacyTundra Rhino Goblins vs GnomesExplosive Sheep
LegacySavannah Highmane NaxxramasMad Scientist
Goblins vs GnomesGahz'rilla NaxxramasDeathlord
LegacyKing Krush Rastakhan's RumbleFormer Champ
Paladin Journey to Un'GoroSpikeridged Steed Mean Streets of GadgetzanBig-Time Racketeer
Warrior Journey to Un'GoroOrnery Direhorn LegacyOnyxia
Neutral NaxxramasHaunted Creeper
Kobolds & CatacombsShimmering Courser
Journey to Un'GoroBittertide 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 (LegacyTotemic Call or LegacyReinforce as that automatically appears rightmost. This also happens with minions (like Journey to Un'GoroPrimalfin Totem) or spells (like Rise of ShadowsRafaam'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>
Rise of ShadowsOl' Barkeye
Gryphon give splinters!
Rise of ShadowsKriziki
This form of amusement sickens me.
Rise of ShadowsCaptain 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: Madness at the Darkmoon FaireCarousel Gryphon. Its Hero Power, meanwhile, became the basis of the Battlecry of Madness at the Darkmoon FaireSilas Darkmoon, a Legendary minion from the same expansion.


Carousel Gryphon, full art

Carousel Gryphon in Dalaran.

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