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Druid of the Claw
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
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Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Cost:5 Mana icon.png
Attack:5 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Artist:Luca Zontini
Voice actor:Jason Miller
Choose One - Transform into a 5/4 with Rush; or a 5/6 with Taunt.
Flavor text

Cat or Bear? Cat or Bear?! I just cannot CHOOSE!

Referenced tags
Boolean tags
Wiki tags
Choose One, Transform
Wiki referenced tags
Beast-generating, Rush-generating, Taunt-generating
External links


Druid of the Claw is a common druid minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
Card packs
Classic Pack
Wild Pack
Golden Classic Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting40 dustdustRegular1
Crafting400 dustdustGolden1

Core set[]

Two copies of regular CoreDruid of the Claw are obtained for raising druid to level 1.

Two copies of golden Druid of the Claw (Core) are obtained for winning 50 games as druid.

Druid of the Claw (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Choose One cards[]

Cat Form
Bear Form
Resulting minions
Druid of the Claw
Druid of the Claw


If played while in control of Whispers of the Old GodsFandral Staghelm or Saviors of UldumOssirian Tear, both Choose One options will be chosen, resulting in the below minion.

Druid of the Claw


  • As with all transformations, this minion's change into either Cat or Bear Form is permanent and cannot be undone by Silences or being returned to the hand.


As a Choose One card, Druid of the Claw's power comes from its flexibility. The card can be used either offensively or defensively. The Charge minion is useful when you need to deal quick damage to a minion or defeat the enemy hero, while the defensive option is useful when you need a Taunt.

Unlike the similar LegacyAncient of War, the basic Druid of the Claw card transforms[1] into the chosen minion, producing a wholly separate card. Most significantly, the Bear Form Druid's base Health is 6 (not 4) and this will not be lost if Silenced. This makes Bear Form Druid almost strictly better than LegacyFen Creeper (Bear Form Druid is vulnerable to Goblins vs GnomesHemet Nesingwary).




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These ancient druids have adopted the totem of the bear and use the powers of their totem to defend their society from any external threats. They are fond of assuming Bear Form and roaming in seclusion throughout the wildlands of Kalimdor. When riled, the Druids of the Claw display ferocious power and stamina. Their magical spells augment their allies' fighting skills and bravery as well.


  • Since this minion's Choose One effect normally replaces it with one of the two Beast forms, its regular attack and death sounds are only heard if the minion enters play through a summon or put into battlefield effect (such as LegacyAlarm-o-Bot), causing it to skip the transformation.
  • Before Patch finally changed the card text, there was an ongoing debate on whether this card should include the word Transform like all the other similar Druid cards do, as its Choose One effect actually transforms itself rather than buffing its stats like the similarly-worded LegacyAncient of War does. As a part of the always-standard Classic set, however, it had been said that the simple wording was preferred over describing the exact effect of the card.
  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Wrathgate" series, for the card Ayluro Nightwind.


Druid of the Claw, full art

Patch changes[]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngYear of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25): Now has 5 Attack (Up from 4). Now reads: Choose One - Transform into a 5/4 with Rush; or a 5/6 with Taunt. (previously: Choose One - Transform into a 4/4 with Charge; or a 4/6 with Taunt.).
  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch (2017-04-04): Now reads: Choose One - Transform into a 4/4 with Charge; or a 4/6 with Taunt. (previously: Choose One - Charge; or +2 Health and Taunt.).
  • Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04): LegacyDruid of the Claw and LegacyDruid of the Claw are now Beasts; previously no minion type.
  • Patch (2013-10-02): Flavor text changed from "Druids of the Claw can shapeshift into Cat or Bear Form. You'd think they'd also be able morph into Wolf or Sloth Form, but apparently not." to "Cat or Bear? Cat or Bear?! I just cannot CHOOSE!".
  • Patch (2013-06-22): Now grants 2 Health, down from 3.


  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-04).