Gunslinger Kurtrus

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For other uses of Kurtrus Ashfallen, see Kurtrus Ashfallen (disambiguation).

Gunslinger Kurtrus is a legendary demon hunter minion card, from the Showdown in the Badlands set.

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Demon Hunter Pack
Showdown in the Badlands
Whizbang's Workshop Catch-up
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden and Signature versions can be opened from any of these packs:

Demon Hunter Pack
Golden Standard
Showdown in the Badlands
Golden Showdown in the Badlands
1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1
RunComplete an Arena run.Regular1 (random)


  • When Gunslinger Kurtrus is played, 6 random instances of 2 damage are dealt to random minions in the opponent's hand.
    • However, this "damage" doesn't function in the same sense that it typically does on the battlefield.
    • Kurtrus actually decrements the minion's remaining health, and if it reaches 0, the minion is removed from the opponent's hand (not discarded or destroyed).[1]
  • If any damaged minion is played from the hand, it will only count as being in a damaged state once it enters the battlefield.
  • As any type of text on minions is only active while it's on the battlefield (unless otherwise specified), effects like damage-related triggered effects won't trigger, and cards with Enrage won't gain their while-damaged bonus until they're played.[2]
    • The same applies for any type of keyword on the card. Divine Shield, Deathrattles, Reborn, etc. are not activated if a minion is damaged and/or destroyed by Kurtrus. So for example, a 3/1 minion with Divine Shield would be removed from the opponent's hand after one shot from Kurtrus, not two.[3]
    • Similarly, card text and abilities from minions on the battlefield doesn't apply to minions in the hand. If Kurtrus is granted Poisonous before triggering its Battlecry, it won't destroy any minion it damages in the opponent's hand with just one shot.[4] Or if a card like  Enchanter is in play, minions in the opponent's hand won't take double damage.[5]
  • Minions removed from the opponent's hand aren't added to any resurrection pools, as they don't count as being destroyed. This applies to any other death-related effect, such as Corpses.[6]


  • ▶️ VO_WW_401_Kurtrus_NightElf_Emote_Play_01.wav Gun or glaive, you don't stand a chance.
  • ▶️ WW_401_GunslingerKurtrus_Stinger.wav <music stinger>
  • ▶️ VO_WW_401_Kurtrus_NightElf_Emote_Attack_01.wav Take your best shot.
  • ▶️ VO_WW_401_Kurtrus_NightElf_Emote_Death_01.wav <death sound>
  • ▶️ Revolver_Underlay_Death.wav <underlay sound>


This card depicts  Kurtrus Ashfallen during the events of Showdown in the Badlands. As the expansion takes place before  Elise Starseeker joined the League of Explorers in Hearthstone lore,[7] it is possible it also takes place before the Mercenaries formed a group, thus depicting Kurtrus's previous life as a outlaw before joining the Mercenaries.


Patch changes

  • TOY Logo.pngPatch (2024-04-25):
    • Now reads: "Battlecry: If your deck started with no duplicates, fire six 2 damage shots at minions in the enemy's hand." (previously: "Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, fire 6 random 2 damage shots at minions in the enemy's hand.")
  • WW Logo.pngPatch (2023-11-07):
    • Added.

External links

Refernces[edit | edit source]

  1. ClayByte on Reddit. (2023-10-30). 
  2. ClayByte on Reddit. (2023-10-30). 
  3. ClayByte on Reddit. (2023-10-30). 
  4. ClayByte on Reddit. (2023-10-30). 
  5. MyntyPhresh on Twitter. (2023-10-30). 
  6. ClayByte on Reddit. (2023-10-30). 
  7. Blizzard Entertainment (2023-10-17). Announcing Showdown in the Badlands, Hearthstone’s Next Expansion!. PlayHearthstone. Retrieved on 2023-06-27.