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You might be looking for one of these cards: Cleave (Classic), Cleave (Nefarian Rises! 4 damage spell), Cleave (Nefarian Rises! 7 damage spell), Cleave (tutorial).

Cleave is a free warrior spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

The Regular and Golden copies of Cleave are uncraftable. They have special unlock requirements and cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or opened from card packs:
LegacyUnlock Wild formatRegular, Golden2

Previous availability

Cleave used to be obtainable through these means.

Custom Level up warrior to 40 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warrior to 42 until March 30, 2021.Golden 1
Custom Level up warrior to 2 until March 30, 2021.Regular 2


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  • Cleave can be cast and will function if there is only one enemy minion on the board. The enemy minion takes 2 damage.
  • Cleave deals damage to both affected minions before queuing and resolving triggers.


"Two bodies are better than one."

Cleave is a warrior ability from World of Warcraft. It is a melee attack that instantly deals a small amount of damage to the target and one additional nearby target. Cleave plays the role of a multi-target 'rage dump', allowing the warrior to burn off their excess rage using the ability, rather than simply wasting it. As such, Cleave is an inefficient attack, but is not on the global cooldown, allowing it to be used in-between other attacks in the warrior's rotation.  Heroic Strike is a single-target alternative to Cleave, and is preferable for use on single targets.


  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Heroes of Azeroth" series, for the card Cleave.
  • As of Patch, multi-target cards are eligible to be played even if there is only one viable target on the board. Previously, multi-target cards were ineligible to be played if there were less than two viable targets.


Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch (2021-03-25):
  • Rise of Shadows logo.png Patch (2019-07-01):
    • Now can be cast even if there is only one viable target on the board.
  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch (2017-04-04):
    • Rarity is now Free (previously: Common).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Closed beta, 2013-10-02):
    • Unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 2." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Golden card unlock requirement is now: "Unlocked at Level 40." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, 2013-08-12):
    • Flavor text now reads: "Hey you two…could you stand next to each other for a second…" (previously: no flavor text).
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.
  • Hearthstone logo.png Alpha patch (unknown date, pre-May 2013):
    • Now costs 2 (Down from 3).[1][2]


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