Flanking Strike

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Flanking Strike
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Set: Kobolds and Catacombs
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Common
Cost: 4 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Deal damage, Summon
Tags: Beast-generating, Targeted
Artist: Arthur Bozonnet

Deal 3 damage to a minion. Summon a 3/3 Wolf.

Wolves to the left and arrows to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you.

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Flanking Strike is a common hunter spell card, from the Kobolds & Catacombs set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Flanking Strike can be obtained through Kobolds & Catacombs card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Flanking Strike 40 5
Golden Flanking Strike 400 50

Summoned minions[edit | edit source]


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Flanking Strike cannot be played if there are no targetable minions on the board. If somehow the card is played when the board is empty (for example, if it is cast by playing Zul'jin while the board is clear), the card has no effect--no damage is done and no wolf is summoned.
  • If your board is full and you destroy your own minion with this spell, the Wolf will not be summoned.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Flanking Strike can be considered favourably comparable to Fire Plume Phoenix; dealing one extra damage, swapping the elemental type for beast, and counting as a spell rather than a minion. It's a decent value tempo card that can remove most 2 or 3 mana minions while also putting a 3/3 beast on the board. This spell works especially well in Spell Hunter decks, allowing for a decent minion while still letting Rhok'delar and To My Side! activate.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Flanking Strike is a level 12 ability for Survival hunters that causes the hunter and their pet to both instantaneously attack a target enemy. If the target is attacking the hunter, the pet will deal 50% increased damage and generate 400% increased threat. Otherwise, the hunter's attack will deal 50% increased damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The flavor text is a reference to Stuck in the Middle with You, a song by the band Stealers Wheel.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Flanking Strike, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

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