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Iron Juggernaut
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Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Minion type:Mech
Cost:6 Mana icon.png
Attack:6 Attack icon.png
Health:5 Health
Artist:Raymond Swanland
Battlecry: Shuffle a Mine into your opponent's deck. When drawn, it explodes for 10 damage.
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The Iron Juggernaut guards Orgrimmar and has just earned the "Employee of the Month" award!

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Battlecry, Generate, Shuffle into deck
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Casts When Drawn-generating, Spell-generating
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Iron Juggernaut is a legendary warrior minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set. Its Battlecry generates a Goblins vs GnomesBurrowing Mine and shuffles it into the opponent's deck.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
Card packs
Goblins vs Gnomes Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1~2
Crafting1600 dustdustRegular1
Crafting3200 dustdustGolden1

Generated cards[]

Burrowing Mine


  • Burrowing Mine's triggered effect has multiple steps:
    • First, it deals damage, queuing and resolving triggers;
    • Then, although not stated in either card's text, the card self-destructs and is removed from the game;
    • Finally, it draws a replacement card, queuing and resolving triggers.
  • Like all on-draw effects, Burrowing Mine will only activate when it is successfully drawn into the player's hand. If it is overdrawn due to the player's hand being full, or is discarded by a card effect or LegacyTracking, it will be removed from the game, and no damage will be dealt and no card will be drawn.[1][2]
  • Burrowing Mine can be cast as a spell (for example, copies created by Blackrock MountainChromaggus or LegacyThoughtsteal) but it does not have any effect since the copy itself is not drawn.[3][4][5]


This card's effect gets stronger the longer the game does on, since the chance of drawing the Goblins vs GnomesBurrowing Mine increases as well. This applies even against decks that can shuffle more cards into their decks. Its effectiveness can be further improved with The Boomsday ProjectAugmented Elekk and The League of ExplorersBrann Bronzebeard, potentially shuffling three additional Burrowing Mines.

Iron Juggernaut is a strong target for cards that can use its Battlecry multiple times, such as Brann Bronzebeard, and return effects like LegacyYouthful Brewmaster, Goblins vs GnomesTime Rewinder or LegacyDream, or even Knights of the Frozen ThroneDead Man's Hand, allowing the player to repeatedly add Burrowing Mines to the opponent's deck. The huge amount of damage from Burrowing Mine makes it very difficult for decks without large amounts of healing or armor to survive over time.

Burrowing Mine can be an effective way of defeating a mage using LegacyIce Block. Since secrets can only activate on the opponent's turn, provided the Mine is drawn on the mage's own turn, Ice Block will not be activated, and so will not prevent the damage.




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Iron Juggernaut is the sixth boss of Siege of Orgrimmar. Created by Siegecrafter Blackfuse, this robotic scorpion guards the gates to the city of Orgrimmar. After it destroys the Darkspear Rebellion's siege weaponry and reserves, the players must destroy the Iron Juggernaut to allow the rebellion into the city.


  • Along with Goblins vs GnomesFlame Leviathan, Goblins vs GnomesTrade Prince Gallywix, and Goblins vs GnomesVol'jin, this card was leaked long before it was supposed to be revealed. Due to their very unique effects, many players believed the leaked cards to be a hoax. The Iron Juggernaut was also originally a 6/6 minion, and the only one of the four to be changed later on (to a 6/5).


Iron Juggernaut, full art

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  1. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-02). 
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-03). 
  3. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-02). 
  4. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2015-03-30). 
  5. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-02). 
  6. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-02).