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Disciplinarian Gandling
Set:Scholomance AcademyScholomance Academy
Class:PriestPriest, WarlockWarlock
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:6 Health
Abilities:Destroy, Summon
Wiki tags:Dual-class, Triggered effect
Artist:Zoltan Boros
After you play a minion, destroy it and summon a 4/4 Failed Student.
Flavor text

"He doesn’t grade on a curve, but on a sharp spike instead."

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Disciplinarian Gandling is a legendary priest/warlock minion card, from the Scholomance Academy set.

How to get[]

Disciplinarian Gandling can be obtained through Scholomance Academy card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Disciplinarian Gandling 1600 400
Golden Disciplinarian Gandling 3200 1600

Summoned minions[]

Failed Student(330028).png


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Gandling provides indirect synergy to cards that rely primarily on Battlecry and Deathrattle effects and don't mind being destroyed, making him an interesting pick for aggressive Priest and Warlock decks which focus more on field presence via cheap minions. Lackey cards in particular can be treated as 1-mana 4/4s on top of their already advantageous effects, which both classes have access to.

This strategy extends to in Wild, where minions like Scarab Egg or Sylvanas Windrunner have additional positive outcomes provided by instantly killing them off with Gandling's effect.




Gandling's title "Disciplinarian" is unique to Hearthstone to depict him as a professor of Scholomance Academy. In World of Warcraft, he is referred as Darkmaster Gandling.

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Darkmaster Gandling served as the headmaster of necromancy at the Scholomance and, along with Ras Frostwhisper, oversaw the atrocities committed and many innocent souls. Gandling himself was the student of Ras Frostwhisper.
One of the few classic bosses of the Scholomance to survive until after World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Gandling took up sole rulership of the Scholomance and the remaining scourge of the Western Plaguelands. After losing control of Andorhal as well as losing most of his servants during the Western Plaguelands storyline, he is confronted and killed by adventurers allied with Lilian Voss and Alexei Barov.


  • While looking at a video posted by the PlayHearthstone Instagram, we can see that Disciplinarian Gandling summons 5/5 Students, rather than the 4/4's we see in game. This is most likely due to Gandling being nerfed before the announcement of the card, but after the Instagram video was made.[citation needed]


Disciplinarian Gandling, full art

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