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Iron Sensei
BG removed tavern minion
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Minion type:Mech
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute
Wiki tags:Mech-related, Random, Triggered effect
Artist:Brian Despain
At the end of your turn, give another friendly Mech +2/+2.
Flavor text

Mechs like learning from him because he really speaks their language. 0110100001101001

External links

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Iron Sensei is a rare rogue minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

Other versions[]

Battlegrounds Golden
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How to get[]

Iron Sensei can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Iron Sensei 100 20
Golden Iron Sensei 800 100


  • The target of Iron Sensei's end of turn ability is random.[1]
  • Iron Sensei's trigger has a queuing and trigger condition of 'another friendly Mech exists'. For example, if you have 0 Mechs and your Kel'Thuzad (played first) summons one at the end of your turn, your Iron Sensei (played second) will not trigger since it never queued.[2]


At 3 mana for a 2/2, clearly this minion is not primarily of value for its base stats. Its ability though can provide a very good return on its mana cost, provided the minion is able to survive for a while, and provided it has a friendly Mech target available. The player can use Conceal or Master of Disguise to protect this minion, helping to keep it alive a little longer.

With 2 Iron Senseis, it is possible for them to buff each other. This makes a double Iron Sensei summon especially powerful. With no other Mechs on the board, for 6 mana you are guaranteed to end the turn with 2 x 4/4 Iron Senseis.

One of the best uses of this card is to play it on turn 3 or 2 (with The Coin) alongside a Target Dummy. Assuming the Target Dummy is the only other Mech on your side of the board, it is guaranteed to become a 2/4 with Taunt, and if your enemy cannot destroy either of them, can potentially grow even bigger every turn. Similarly, if you can get this card behind an Arcane Nullifier X-21, you can potentially get some really good leverage out of both cards.


Come close and listen.
Silent, but deadly.


  • The binary code 0110100001101001 in the flavor text represents the word "hi".


Iron Sensei, full art

Patch changes[]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04): Added.