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

Windfury is an ability which allows a character to act twice per turn. On most characters, this means being able to attack twice per turn.

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]
  • Windfury allows a Titan minion to use two abilities that turn. For more information, see Titan.

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]

For Wild format listings, see Windfury/Wild format.

Collectible



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ETC 357.png
JAM 011.png
CORE NEW1 010.png

Uncollectible



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TTN 719t3.png
TOY 814t4.png
WW 345t4.png
WW 810t4.png
JAM 033t2.png
TTN 480t3.png

Sources of Windfury

For Wild format listings, see Windfury/Wild format.

Windfury generating cards

This section lists cards which generate Windfury minions.



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TTN 860.png
TTN 719.png
TOY 814.png
JAM 033t.png
JAM 033t4.png
JAM 033.png
JAM 033t3.png
WW 810.png
TTN 751.png
UPCOMING 100285.png
TTN 480.png

Windfury granting cards

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



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TTN 060t5.png
TOY 513t.png
TTN 719t3.png
TOY 350.png
DEEP 035.png
UPCOMING 107114.png
WW 810.png
DEEP 033.png
TOY 513.png
UPCOMING 111952.png
WW 421.png
CORE ULD 178.png
ETC 409.png

Achievements[edit | edit source]

CategoryNameDescriptionRewards
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Neutral KeywordsWindfast and WindfuriousPlay 5 cards with Windfury.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Neutral KeywordsWindfast and WindfuriousPlay 15 cards with Windfury.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Neutral KeywordsWindfast and WindfuriousPlay 50 cards with Windfury.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Neutral KeywordsWindfast and WindfuriousPlay 150 cards with Windfury.10 Achievement Point.png
AchievementPin Gameplay.pngClassic - SVG logo.svgGameplay - General - Neutral KeywordsWindfast and WindfuriousPlay 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).