Shifter Zerus (Battlegrounds)

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Shifter Zerus
BG Regular
Shifter Zerus (Battlegrounds).png
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Shifter Zerus(35190).png
Shifter Zerus(35190) Gold.png
BG Gold
Shifter Zerus (Battlegrounds, golden).png
See other versions: Regular and BG Gold
Set: Battlegrounds
Tier: 3 Star.png
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 1 Mana icon.png
Attack: 1 Attack icon.png
Health: 1 Health
Abilities: Transform in hand
Tags: In-hand effect, Random, Triggered effect
Artist: Daria Tuzova

Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a random minion.

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  • The in-game information in this article is kept purely for historical purposes.

Shifter Zerus is a Tier 3 minion in the Battlegrounds game mode.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Shifter Zerus had the unique ability to transform into any minion regardless of Tavern Tier, which was making it a potentially extremely powerful card. As long as you kept Zerus in your hand, you could wait until it transforms into a powerful late-game minion or a valuable asset to your synergy, and potentially cheat out a stronger minion earlier than normal. It was also a good idea to use Zerus to create a golden minion and obtain a Triple Reward, but the transformed Zerus had to be played first in order to combine into a triple.

However, Zerus was incredibly luck-based and unreliable. He had only a 1 in 82 chance of transforming into any given minion in Battlegrounds per turn, making it very difficult to get a specific key card, and the chance of getting a Tier 5 or 6 minion was around 1 in 4. Until he transformed into a useful card, Zerus was an investment of 3 coins for no benefit, so you could pick up this card if you felt his highroll potential was worth the significant chance of him doing nothing.

It was possible to obtain a Golden Shifter Zerus, which could transform into any Golden minion, but only untransformed Zeruses could be used to create one. While you could keep Zerus on your board, it was usually ill-advised since you had to take a 1/1 minion with no other effects into combat and wait until it could be tripled.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Shifter Zerus, full art
Example of Shifter Zerus not combining into a golden triple

Patch changes[edit | edit source]