Ironbeak Owl

April 2016 Card Nerf

It was announced on April 20th, 2016 that Ironbeak Owl would receive a nerf.
  • Mana cost increased to 3, up from 2.
Quote from Blizzard
Speaking of Keeper of the Grove, Silence and minion removal are potent effects in Hearthstone. Currently, some removal options are too widely played, are attached to minions with efficient stats, or are simply too powerful. While removal is an important part of Hearthstone, it also makes playing big, exciting minions less rewarding. We are adjusting some of these cards so that the decision to add them to your deck comes with a cost, especially if you don’t end up finding an ideal target for them. These changes should help make cards with high attack or cool effects more interesting too. Ironbeak Owl is a staple source for an inexpensive Silence in many decks. In line with our overall goal to make Silence effects more costly, Ironbeak Owl is moving from 2 to 3 mana.

Card Text

Battlecry: Silence a minion.

Flavor Text

Their wings are silent but their screech is... whatever the opposite of silent is.