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Ogre Brute
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:4 Health
Wiki tags:Random, Triggered effect
Artist:Vinod Rams
50% chance to attack the wrong enemy.
Flavor text

Ogres have really terrible short-term chocolate.

External links

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Ogre Brute is a common neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[]

Ogre Brute can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Ogre Brute 40 5
Golden Ogre Brute 400 50


Attack with Ogre Brute first before committing to any plan; a miss can derail kill combos. Buff it with Taunt to take advantage of its high base stats.

You can Silence the Brute to nullify its effect and guarantee that you will hit your target. This act is jokingly called 'curing ogre of stupidity'. This is similar to silencing Ancient Watcher.


Main article: Forgetful

The main significance of this minion's triggered effect is that with multiple targets available, the player cannot be sure which target will be hit. This makes its use less advisable when there are high-Attack enemy minions on the board (unless they are desirable targets), as hitting them will cause the player a lot of damage. It adds further unpredictability when playing against minions such as Boom Bots.

This minion can be useful for potentially bypassing Taunt minions. For example, with 1 Taunt minion and 3 non-Taunt minions on the field, attacking the Taunt using the Brute will have a 50% of hitting the Taunt, and a 12.5% chance of hitting any one of the other targets.

This can be useful for removing protected minions, or even for dealing lethal damage to the opponent themselves. For example, with only 1 Taunt minion on the field, attacking the Taunt using the Brute will have a 50% chance of bypassing the Taunt and striking the enemy hero. In close games this chance at extra damage can allow players to close the gap.

Because of this possibility, when seeking to prevent an opponent with card such as Ogre Brute from hitting your hero while behind a taunt, it is effective to summon as many minions onto the field as possible. Each acts to decrease the likelihood of an attack reaching your hero should the minion miss its intended target.





Ogre Brute, full art

Patch changes[]

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


  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-01-28).