Silverback Patriarch

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Silverback Patriarch
Silverback Patriarch(611).png
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Silverback Patriarch(611) Gold.png
Set: Legacy
Type: Minion
Minion type: Beast
Rarity: Free
Cost: 3 Mana icon.png
Attack: 1 Attack icon.png
Health: 4 Health
Abilities: Taunt
Artist: Daren Bader


He likes to act like he's in charge, but the silverback matriarch actually runs things.

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Silverback Patriarch is a neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular and golden Silverback Patriarch are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[edit | edit source]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Silverback Patriarch were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the warrior class.
  • Two Golden copies of Silverback Patriarch were a reward for raising a warrior to levels 53 and 54.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Silverback Patriarch is generally considered an overcosted/understatted card, with very little potential despite its Beast type. New players may find this card of use if building an early game Taunt-heavy deck, but it is otherwise not recommended; even in those decks, Ironfur Grizzly is a stronger option, with a better statline and retaining the Beast tag.

As a Beast, it has synergy with Hunter cards such as Starving Buzzard and Scavenging Hyena. There is also some potential synergy with Druid cards like Wildwalker and Knight of the Wild.

Silverback Patriarch has multiple stronger alternatives. Although some of them lack the Beast tag, generally this is a minor upside at best.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Silverback Patriarchs are level 42-43 gorillas native to Stranglethorn Vale. They can be found northeast of Booty Bay, near the eastern shore of the peninsula.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Silverback Patriarch, full art
A Silverback Patriarch in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]