Windfury

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Windfury
Can attack twice each turn.
A minion with Windfury
A hero with Windfury
For the card of the same name, see Windfury (card)

Windfury is an ability which allows a character to attack twice per turn. Windfury is most commonly found on shaman cards.

Windfury is visually indicated by a swirling gray/white wind animation around the affected character.

Details[edit | edit source]

  • Windfury works by allowing a minion to attack if it has Windfury and 0 or 1 previous attacks that turn.
Example: A Raging Worgen makes its first attack, then gains Windfury due to its Enrage ability. It may make a second attack that turn, since it has Windfury and only 1 attack so far.[1]
Example: An enraged Raging Worgen with Windfury attacks once, and may attack again. Before doing so, it is healed to full Health, losing its enraged status and Windfury ability. It may no longer attack, since it is now a minion without Windfury that has already attacked that turn.
Example: An enraged Raging Worgen attacks twice, then loses Windfury due to healing. Later that turn, a Wild Pyromancer damages it, so it re-gains Windfury. It still cannot attack again that turn, since it has already attacked twice.[2]
  • Weapons with Windfury grant the ability to their heroes as long as they are equipped. The ability to attack again is based on the hero's previous attacks that turn, even those made with a different weapon (or no weapon).
Example: A shaman attacks for the first time in a turn with a Stormforged Axe, then equips Doomhammer, gaining its Windfury ability. The shaman attacks once again since it has Windfury and only 1 previous attack. After the second attack, even though Doomhammer has only been used in an attack once, the shaman cannot attack again.[1]
  • Windfury and Mega-Windfury (attack 4 times per turn) do not stack.[3] A minion with both Windfury and Mega-Windfury will only benefit from Mega-Windfury.[4]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A video explaining Windfury in Hearthstone made by the Curse Gamepedia YouTube Channel.

Windfury minions greatly benefit from Charge and Attack bonuses. Effectively each point of bonus Attack will increase a Windfury minion's total potential damage output by two instead of one. If planning to trade a Windfury minion for an enemy minion (destroying both minions), it is advisable whenever possible to make use of both of the Windfury minion's potential attacks before it is destroyed, such as by first attacking a weaker minion or the enemy hero, before then using the second attack to exchange fatal damage with the other minion.

Windfury minions are often high-priority soft taunts for the opponent, especially if they have no Taunts on the board. If the opponent has the right Taunt minions, such as a Taunt powerful enough to immediately destroy the minion if it attacks, a Windfury minion's ability can be effectively negated, due to a lack of non-fatal targets to attack.

Note that granting the Windfury ability to a minion after it has already attacked will allow it to attack once more that same turn. There is no difference whether you play it prior to attacking, or after. This can help by not showing your opponent your huge Windfury minion prior to being able to dish damage where you want it to go, and to avoid Taunts and/or Secrets.

When granting Windfury to a minion, it pays to consider carefully upon which minion to bestow this ability. Saving this ability until the opponent has no Taunts can allow the player to deal a surprise burst of damage to the opposing hero using a pre-summoned minion. Combining a Windfury buff with other buffs such as increased Attack can be particularly effective.

Cards with Windfury[edit | edit source]

Collectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Speaker Gidra Legendary Minion General 3 1 4 Rush, Windfury
Spellburst: Gain Attack and Health equal to the spell's Cost.
Fantastic Firebird Common Minion Elemental Any 4 3 5 Windfury
Doomhammer Epic Weapon Shaman 5 2 8 Windfury, Overload: (2)
Stormwatcher Common Minion Elemental Any 7 4 8 Windfury
Al'Akir the Windlord Legendary Minion Elemental Shaman 8 3 6 Charge, Divine Shield, Taunt, Windfury
Showing all 5 cards
Speaker Gidra(329939).png
Fantastic Firebird(389032).png
Doomhammer(475062).png
Stormwatcher(475192).png
Al'Akir the Windlord(475058).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Dust Devil Common Minion Elemental Shaman 1 3 1 Windfury. Overload: (2)
Young Dragonhawk Common Minion Beast Any 1 1 1 Windfury
Whirling Zap-o-matic Common Minion Mech Shaman 2 3 2 Windfury
Flying Machine Common Minion Mech Any 3 1 4 Windfury
Thrallmar Farseer Common Minion General Any 3 2 3 Windfury
Dunemaul Shaman Rare Minion General Shaman 4 5 4 Windfury, Overload: (1)
50% chance to attack the wrong enemy.
Doomhammer Epic Weapon Shaman 5 2 8 Windfury, Overload: (2)
Grook Fu Master Common Minion General Any 5 3 5 Windfury
Gyrocopter Common Minion Mech Any 6 4 5 Rush
Windfury
Windfury Harpy Common Minion General Any 6 4 5 Windfury
Grotesque Dragonhawk Common Minion Beast Any 7 5 5 Windfury
Stormwatcher Common Minion Elemental Any 7 4 8 Windfury
Al'Akir the Windlord Legendary Minion Elemental Shaman 8 3 6 Charge, Divine Shield, Taunt, Windfury
Walking Fountain Common Minion Elemental Shaman 8 4 8 Lifesteal, Rush, Windfury
Showing all 14 cards
Dust Devil(129).png
Young Dragonhawk(629).png
Whirling Zap-o-matic(12231).png
Flying Machine(12247).png
Thrallmar Farseer(265).png
Dunemaul Shaman(12234).png
Doomhammer(172).png
Grook Fu Master(49658).png
Gyrocopter(151393).png
Windfury Harpy(675).png
Grotesque Dragonhawk(35250).png
Stormwatcher(55562).png
Al'Akir the Windlord(335).png
Walking Fountain(90605).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Relentless Adventurer None Minion General Any 2 2 2 Windfury
Showing the only card
Relentless Adventurer(63106).png


Sources of Windfury[edit | edit source]

Windfury generating cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which generate Windfury minions.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Final Gasp Common Spell Shadow Warlock 1 Deal 1 damage to a minion. If it dies, summon a 2/2 Adventurer with a random bonus effect.
Meeting Stone Common Minion General Any 1 0 2 At the end of your turn, add a 2/2 Adventurer with a random bonus effect to your hand.
Devouring Ectoplasm Common Minion General Any 3 3 2 Deathrattle: Summon a 2/2 Adventurer with a random bonus effect.
Party Up! Rare Spell General Paladin 7 Summon five 2/2 Adventurers with random bonus effects.
Showing all 4 cards
Final Gasp(63369).png
Meeting Stone(63396).png
Devouring Ectoplasm(63400).png
Party Up!(63102).png


Windfury granting cards[edit | edit source]

This section lists cards which grant the Windfury ability to other minions or to itself.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Crabrider Common Minion Murloc Any 2 1 4 Rush
Battlecry: Gain Windfury this turn only.
Windfury Common Spell Nature Shaman 2 Give a minion Windfury.
Arid Stormer Common Minion Elemental Shaman 3 2 5 Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, gain Rush and Windfury.
Inara Stormcrash Legendary Minion General Shaman 5 4 5 On your turn, your hero has +2 Attack and Windfury
Showing all 4 cards
Crabrider(442064).png
Windfury(475071).png
Arid Stormer(464061).png
Inara Stormcrash(388987).png


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Windfury Free Spell Nature Shaman 2 Give a minion Windfury.
Dragonhawk Rider Common Minion General Any 3 3 3 Inspire: Gain Windfury this turn.
Raging Worgen Common Minion General Any 3 3 3 Has +1 Attack and Windfury while damaged.
Corpsetaker Epic Minion General Any 4 3 3 Battlecry: Gain Taunt if your deck has a Taunt minion. Repeat for Divine Shield, Lifesteal, Windfury.
Enhance-o Mechano Epic Minion Mech Any 4 3 2 Battlecry: Give your other minions Windfury, Taunt, or Divine Shield (at random).
Windspeaker Free Minion General Shaman 4 3 3 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Windfury.
Siamat Legendary Minion Elemental Any 7 6 6 Battlecry: Gain 2 of Rush, Taunt, Divine Shield, or Windfury (your choice).
Showing all 7 cards
Windfury(146).png
Dragonhawk Rider(22369).png
Raging Worgen(95).png
Corpsetaker(61832).png
Enhance-o Mechano(12176).png
Windspeaker(151).png
Siamat(90789).png

Related cards[edit | edit source]


Wild format

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Whirlwind Tempest Epic Minion Elemental Any 8 6 6 Your minions with Windfury have Mega-Windfury.
Showing the only card
Whirlwind Tempest(90655).png

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Name Requirements Rewards
Windfast and Windfurious (1/5) Play 5 cards with Windfury. 10 Achievement Point.png
Windfast and Windfurious (2/5) Play 15 cards with Windfury. 10 Achievement Point.png
Windfast and Windfurious (3/5) Play 50 cards with Windfury. 10 Achievement Point.png
Windfast and Windfurious (4/5) Play 150 cards with Windfury. 10 Achievement Point.png
Windfast and Windfurious (5/5) Play 500 cards with Windfury. 20 Achievement Point.png

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kripparrian (2015-06-15). Kripp's Best & Worst Arena Moments 7
  2. Tested by User:Jerodast, 2015-08-08
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-09). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-10).