Goldtooth – Elwynn Forest – Heroic Mission Guide

What are Heroic Missions?

Heroic missions are missions unlocked upon obtaining 50 sigils. They need to be cleared once per faction, so aim to get at least one leader per faction as you progress through the game. The heroic missions are more difficult than their non-heroic counterparts, often employing a gimmick on the map or featuring an initial push that you need to defend.

Why do Heroic Missions?

Clearing a heroic mission rewards you with 3 tomes of experience for your troops as well as a sigil upon completing it once. You need to clear them 4 more times, each with different leaders from the remaining factions. Upon clearing them, you receive 300 coins for your efforts. It is quite rewarding and will be your main source of income in the end game.

Elwynn Forest - Goldtooth Guide

Goldtooth throws dynamites that deal area-of-effect (AoE) damage after a countdown. The area of effect is small.

Enemy Minis

A special Kobold Miner that increases in level by 10 for each gold mined. It starts at level 21. The rest of the minions are level 11, including the boss.

Darkspear Troll

This headhunter deals massive damage with savage spear throws. Enemies in the air beware!

Angry Chickens


A Fast and ferocious Melee Tank. Sprints ahead to protect slower troops, or defend a far away fight.

Earth Elemental

A flock of feathered fowl that can overwhelm even the heartiest of Tanks and Towers.
Obsidian Shard
On death, split into two smaller Earth Elementals.

Gnoll Brute

A tough Tank with a menacing mace. Cleaves through Squads of enemies, or clobbers with collateral damage.

Gryphon Rider

A sky-riding Flier that throws mighty dwarven hammers at aerial and ground troops alike.

Map Elements

Gold Mines - 2

Enemy Tower - 1

Recommended Minis


A trio of fragile Fliers, but if they can reach their target, they will shred it in seconds.

To quickly deal with the melee minis such as Angry Chickens , Gnoll Brute , and Earth Elemental , ensure to protect them from the Darkspear Troll by eliminating it using S.A.F.E. Pilot or Quilboar .

Infectious Swipes BEST
Gain Poison.
Trinket Collectors
Gain the Miner trait. Cost increased by 1.
Talon Dive
Deal double damage on 1st attack.

Darkspear Troll

This headhunter deals massive damage with savage spear throws. Enemies in the air beware!

To handle the Gryphon Rider and inflict heavy damage to the tower and boss.

Big Bad Voodoo
Regenerate 10% health every second.
On kill, increase Attack and Movement speed by 10%. Stacks to 50%.
Serpent Sting BEST
Gain Poison.

S.A.F.E. Pilot

A flexible Ranged unit. Crash her into enemies or land her behind your Tanks for Area Damage support.

To target backline minis like the Darkspear Troll and to prevent the Special Kobold Miner from mining the gold mine nearest to the boss, have her ready to intercept the Special Kobold whenever it spawns.

Gnomish Cloaking Device BEST
Deploy from the explosion with Stealth and Ambush.
Comin’ In Hot!
Deploy twice as fast and Burn nearby enemies.
Gnomish Muttonizer
Polymorph the first blaster target.

Dark Iron Miner

When there’s more Gold than your Kobold can mine, hire another to mine behind enemy lines!

To secure the gold mine nearest to the boss and prevent the Special Kobold Miner from mining it.

Dark Iron Armaments
After Mining, gain Armored.
Gold Mine BEST
After Mining, drop a proximity mine. Damages nearby enemies when touched.
Dwarven Ambition
Gain Fury.

Stonehoof Tauren

An exceptionally beefy bruiser that will Charge into battle, and even Charge while she’s in battle!

For tanking tower hits, especially if your leader isn't a tank. Also capable of clearing backline units with ease and closing the gap quickly.

After connecting a charge, Stun the target for 3 seconds.
Momentum BEST
After connecting a charge, immediately charge a second time if possible.
After connecting a charge, Taunt nearby enemies.


Surprise your enemies with this Unbound Melee burrower! Slow to emerge but bristling for a fight.

For eliminating backline minis like the Darkspear Troll and the Special Kobold Miner in case you don't have the S.A.F.E. Pilot in your hand. You can use it to stall the miner.

Deal a small amount of damage to Melee attackers.
Tunnel Vision BEST
Deploy much more quickly.
Bramble Burst
Inflict Poison on nearby enemies when emerging.

Defias Bandits

Stealthy and weak on their own, but will sneak up and Stun enemies while your damage dealers open fire!

For dealing with the fast-moving prowler who likes to launch sneak attacks at our base.

Deadly Poison BEST
Gain Poison.
Pick Lock
Earn an extra +2 Gold when opening chests.
Last Resort
On death, Stun the target for 3 seconds.

Deck Build


This deck works with any leader; just equip the minis to bonus slots if applicable.

How to Clear

Your number one goal is to prevent the Special Kobold Miner from mining gold from the northernmost gold mine. It's a short walk from where it spawns, so be ready to drop a S.A.F.E. Pilot on it or stall it with a Quilboar . Mine the gold with the Dark Iron Miner so you can focus on taking down the tower.

When you have a bit of gold, send a small deployment towards the tower. A Stonehoof Tauren , accompanied by Harpies or a Darkspear Troll , can take it down with ease.

The enemy might deploy an Earth Elemental near your base, so be wary of it. Deploy Harpies to quickly dispatch it. Their Earth Elemental also has the Obsidian Shard talent, so it'll spawn two mini Earth Elementals.


Here you have it, a guide for the Goldtooth heroic mission. Stay tuned to the site for more heroic guides in the future!


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