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Witchwood Grizzly
Set:The WitchwoodThe Witchwood
Minion type:Beast
Cost:5 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:12 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Set attribute, Taunt
Wiki tags:Hand-related
Artist:Alexander Alexandrov
Battlecry: Lose 1 Health for each card in your opponent's hand.
Flavor text

You know what they say about people with big hands? Small bears.

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Witchwood Grizzly is a rare neutral minion card, from the The Witchwood set.

How to get[]

Witchwood Grizzly can be obtained through The Witchwood card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Witchwood Grizzly 100 20
Golden Witchwood Grizzly 800 100


  • This minion cannot be healed to 12 health if it is summoned when the opponent has cards (i.e., if it is summoned with 10 health, it is maxed at 10).[1]


This card has immense base health, but its effectiveness is matchup-dependent. The opponent needs to have 4 cards or less for Witchwood Grizzly to be on par with its statline. In practice, this card works better against aggro decks that don't keep a large hand by the time you can play Witchwood Grizzly while having enough attack to fend them off. It's less effective against control, combo, and especially hand decks, which tend to hoard cards.

This card can be devastating for the opponent if it is summoned with all of its health, it can be resurrected with Witching Hour or Eternal Servitude to be a 3/12.

Witchwood Grizzly is also a great card to resurrect for Priest. Being able to double Divine Spirit and Inner Fire or Topsy Turvy to deal up to 48 damage. It also has strong synergy with Lady in White, giving it 9 extra Attack.

Hunters can Recruit this card with Kathrena Winterwisp, bypassing its Battlecry and giving you a powerful 12 health Taunt wall. Abominable Bowman can be used to resurrect this card, again with the full 12 health.

If you somehow suspect that your opponent holds this card in your hand, you can try to minimize the amount of cards you use.


  • This card is one of the few Beasts that have been excluded from Deathstalker Rexxar's hero power. It shares this distinction with King of Beasts.
  • In Patch 11.4, Witchwood Grizzly's artwork was adjusted to appear less ghostly. Its original artwork can still be seen on the Monster Hunt boss Rottooth.


Witchwood Grizzly, full art

Witchwood Grizzly's original artwork.

Patch changes[]


  1. Mike Donais on Reddit. (2018-03-31). Retrieved on 2018-04-01.