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Elwynn Boar
Regular
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Gold
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Set:United in StormwindUnited in Stormwind
Type:Minion
Minion type:Beast
Class:NeutralNeutral
Rarity:EpicEpic
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Attack:1 Attack icon.png
Health:1 Health
Abilities:Deathrattle, Equip
Wiki tags:Death-related, Weapon-generating
Artist:Todd Harris
Deathrattle: If you had 7 Elwynn Boars die this game, equip a 15/3 Sword of a    Thousand Truths.
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Be grateful we lowered the requirement from 65,340,285.

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Elwynn Boar is an epic neutral minion card, from the United in Stormwind set.

How to get[]

Golden Elwynn Boar is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted. Regular Elwynn Boar can be obtained by:

Others
  • Two copies of golden Elwynn Boar are obtained by reaching levels 65 and 75 respectively in the United in Stormwind's Rewards Track.

Equipped weapons[]

Sword of a Thousand Truths(64772).png

Notes[]

  • Silenced Elwynn Boars will still count towards the requirements but will not trigger the Deathrattle if the 7th Boar and beyond died while silenced.

Strategy[]

Although it is arduous to have 7 Elywnn Boars to die, fulfilling its condition is game-changing, almost certainly ensuring victory. There are of course caveats to take into account. First off, you must have a way to generate at least 5 more Boars, and subsequently kill 7 in order to satisfy the condition of its Deathrattle. Although you can only put 2 copies of Elywnn Boar in your deck, cards such as Northshire Farmer, Selective Breeder, and Lab Recruiter can supply additional Boars. Below are a few strategies for each class.

Farming Elwynn Boars by itself isn't too difficult, however it is generally very low tempo. You must be able to maintain enough Health, ensure optimal board control as much as possible and have ample card draw, whether to draw out more boars or ensure the first two conditions. Without these three conditions/an alternative play strategy, you'd find yourself dead before you can even get to equipping the sword. For decks leaning on the lighter end, Cornelius Roame is a reliable source of card draw.

Be mindful of your opponent's Transform effects, which will lower your boar count and likely slow your deck down even further. Your opponent can also trigger the seventh boar on their turn and destroy the Sword with Rustrot Viper or Acidic Swamp Ooze. It may be a good idea to kill off any boars you play immediately if possible, to play around these counters.

Although the Sword of a Thousand Truths is extremely powerful once obtained, it's not necessarily an instant win condition. If your opponent has a large enough board, they can kill you without needing any mana. Classes like Rogue and Druid can also possibly build tempo even without mana if their hand was set up properly. It's important to make sure the board is stabilized before equipping the Sword.

Demon Hunter

Aside from Goldshire Farmer, Demon Hunter doesn't have many methods for duplicating/generating additional Elwynn Boars, save Zai, the Incredible. However, they have a good Deathrattle synergy, and have plenty of card draw (Spectral Sight, Skull of Gul'dan, Sigil of Alacrity, etc.). Elwynn Boars could even be implemented into a Deathrattle Demon Hunter deck, although at the cost of much of that deck's tempo.

Druid

Elwynn Boar could find itself at home with an Aggro Druid deck, which specializes in empowering low cost minions for a quick, powerful board presence. Oracle of Elune and Ixlid, Fungal Lord duplicate Elwynn Boar upon play. Living Seed (Rank 1) can be used to search Elwynn Boar from the deck. Druid struggles with board control however, and may fall behind while playing low-tempo 1/1s.

Hunter

With an excellent Deathrattle synergy and a natural affinity with Beasts, Hunter is arguably the best class to use this minion with. The Leatherworking Kit benefits from the death of your friendly Beasts, converting it to an effective method of drawing out Elwynn Boars from the deck. In addition, Dire Frenzy can shuffle buffed copies of Elwynn Boar into the deck and Warsong Wrangler can simultaneously draw another, while giving them a sizeable +2/+1 buff. Selective Breeder also generates another free copy, Scavenger's Ingenuity brings in another with +2/+2.

Devouring Swarm can be used to kill off a board of boars in one turn and also add more copies to the hand. In Wild, Revenge of the Wild can also be played as a follow up for a very large number of boars.

Mage

Simulacrum, Potion of Illusion and even Molten Reflection can help create copies of Elwynn Boars. In Wild, Duplicate can cheat out two more, and Ice Block can help ensure a two-turn lethal. However, the lack of Deathrattle synergy and non-spell draw power can prove to be a bit of a problem.

Paladin

Although finnicky, Paladins have a gimmick in Commander Rhyssa's effect of triggering Secrets twice. Combining her effect with Getaway Kodo and Redemption can get you four more boars this way. Gift of Luminance and Rally! can also bring in more boars into play.

Alternatively, completing the Making Mummies quest can duplicate boars with Emperor Wraps. It also makes for an effective strategy, since it offers an alternative way of play than just relying on completing the condition of Elwynn Boar.

Priest

Priests are quite the effective class to fulfil Elywnn Boar's conditions. Not only do the boars contribute towards the Awaken the Makers quest, but Priest has ample options for resurrecting (Twilight's Call, Resurrect, Grave Rune, Wretched Reclaimer, etc.) and duplicating (Gift of Luminance, Power Word: Replicate, etc.) more than enough Boars.

Priests are also the best class in effectively handling others who wish to equip the Sword of a Thousand Truths, through their silence effects (namely Mass Dispel, Plague of Death and Shard of the Naaru.). You must remember that at the 7th Boar onwards, if the controlling player had 6 or more dead before it, only upon its death would it equips the Sword. As a Priest, be sure to use your options wisely.

Rogue

Rogue is by far one of the easiest classes to get 7 Elwynn Boars with. Gang Up, Lab Recruiter, Mimic Pod and more allow you to create more than enough copies of the Elwynn Boar. In addition, Rogues also have decent Deathrattle synergies with Roll the Bones, Kobold Illusionist, and Sketchy Information. Grand Empress Shek'zara can also be used to draw all copies of Elwynn Boar from the deck. However, Rogue suffers from extremely poor survivability.

Shaman

Shamans have cards that can effectively resurrect Elwynn Boars upon death, such as Ancestral Spirit, Reincarnate, and Vivid Spores, and even return them to your hand via Spirit Echo. However, this kind of utility would better serve towards more powerful minions and could pose as a possible liability to your strategy.

Warlock

Not recommended. Outside of Raise Dead and a lot of luck, Warlock has no way to easily duplicate Elywnn Boars. While the class has good card draw, its better suited for faster Mecha'thun combos.

Warrior

Not recommended. Although Warrior has great survivability and board control, they suffer from meagre card draw and can only readily duplicate damaged minions, something not easy with Elywnn Boars.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Achievements[]

There is 1 achievement related to Elwynn Boar.

CategoryNameDescriptionRewards
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngUnited in Stormwind - SVG logo.svgGameplay - Stormwind - NeutralThat Which Has No LifeDestroy your opponent with the Sword of a Thousand Truths.200 Rewards Track - XP.png, 20 Achievement Point.png

Trivia[]

  • Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.

    The Sword of a Thousand Truths is a fictional legendary sword used in South Park episode #147 "Make Love, Not Warcraft". The weapon is needed to defeat an unspeakably powerful Alliance griefer who mercilessly kills Alliance Players and Blizzard Game Masters.
    Story
    Long ago, when the World of Warcraft was created, one of the programmers put a sword called The Sword of a Thousand Truths into the game inventory. But the sword was considered to be too powerful for anyone to possess, so it was removed from the game and stored on a one gig flash drive. But it was foretold that one day players who could wield the sword might reveal themselves.
    The prophecy is fulfilled when Stan, Kenny, Cartman and Kyle endlessly kill 65,340,285 Boars (in Elwynn Forest) at 2 experience points a piece in order to gain 30 levels so together they can kill Jenkins, the player who has played World of Warcraft nearly every hour of every day for the past year and a half.
  • Elwynn Boar uses Duskboar's sounds.

Gallery[]

Elwynn Boar, full art

Patch changes[]

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