He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it.
How to get
|Golden The Beast||3200||1600|
- Regular The Beast could also be obtained as a first-time reward for first time reaching Legend in Ranked mode from April 1, 2020 to March 25, 2021 (or as a reward of Climbing the Ranks (10/10) achievement).
The Beast is an aggressive late game minion that comes with an unfortunate Deathrattle. The Beast synergizes better in hunter decks that focus on the use of Beasts. Being a mostly offensive creature, it is best to protect it with creatures that use Taunt or grant it Charge soon after summoning. This is especially true when considering upon death, it grants your opponent a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn. Silencing The Beast to prevent your opponent from profiting from its Deathrattle is also a valid strategy.
Without negating its Deathrattle, this card can be considered to be poorer than Boulderfist Ogre. The Ogre has the same Health as The Beast but will not give your enemy a 3/3.
If you have Finkle Einhorn in play, you probably have little need of this section - you're already a strategic mastermind for defeating your opponent's The Beast!
Normally after dealing with The Beast, unless you used a spell to destroy it, you will probably not have many minions on the field. Giving Finkle a buff, such as Mark of the Wild or Blessing of Kings is a good way to get back into the game. Alternatively, you can use a Taunt effect such as Shieldbearer's to protect yourself.
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- The Beast is a boss found at The Furnace in Upper Blackrock Spire. It appears to be a Core Hound that has been captured by the forces of Nefarian for use in his breeding experiments.
- At some point before he is encountered by the party, the Beast swallowed Finkle Einhorn, a gnomish adventurer who has survived in the Beast's stomach for an unspecified period of time. Skinning The Beast will free Finkle.
- "I've been stuck inside the belly of that thing for months! What day is it anyway?"
- Nefarian's dragonkin take obscene delight in the barbaric torture of Ragnaros's captured minions. Despite suffering unimaginable agony, one core hound remained lucid enough to be retrained, and his ferocity makes him an ideal guard in the upper levels of Blackrock Spire.
- The Core Hound in The Beast's art is also used in the art for Core Hound Puppies and its summons.
- The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Molten Core Tokens 2" series, for the card Core Rager.
- Year of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
- Patch 184.108.40.20621 (2016-08-09): Finkle Einhorn now costs 3, up from 2.
- Patch 220.127.116.1190 (2013-10-02): Now a 9/7, instead of a 10/6.
- Previously: Deathrattle: Summon a 3/3 Finkle Einhorn for your opponent. [6 mana, 10 attack, 6 health, Legendary]