Acidic Swamp Ooze

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Acidic Swamp Ooze
Acidic Swamp Ooze(74).png
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Acidic Swamp Ooze(74) Gold.png
Set: Legacy
Type: Minion
Rarity: Free
Cost: 2 Mana icon.png
Attack: 3 Attack icon.png
Health: 2 Health
Abilities: Battlecry, Destroy
Tags: Weapon-related
Artist: Chris Rahn

Battlecry: Destroy your opponent's weapon.

Oozes love Flamenco. Don't ask.

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Acidic Swamp Ooze is a neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

How to get[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular and golden Acidic Swamp Ooze are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Core set[edit | edit source]

Two copies of regular Acidic Swamp Ooze (Core) are obtained for raising sum of all your class levels to 49.

Two copies of golden Acidic Swamp Ooze (Core) are obtained for winning 1000 games across all classes.

Acidic Swamp Ooze (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[edit | edit source]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Acidic Swamp Ooze were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the rogue class.
  • Two Golden copies of Acidic Swamp Ooze were a reward for raising a rogue to levels 57 and 58.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Acidic Swamp Ooze's attack and health alone make it a good, cheap minion. Its additional ability to act as weapon removal makes it even more effective against decks featuring weapons. Warriors, rogues, paladins are the main weapon classes, but shamans and hunters can also use weapons. Warlocks who have been replaced by Lord Jaraxxus also use the Blood Fury weapon, and Acidic Swamp Ooze can be very effective against this.

It is recommended to hold onto this card when you're facing weapon-oriented heroes, such as rogues, warriors and paladins, unless you're absolutely sure they don't use weapons in their decks, or you believe they've already used them all.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Acidic Swamp Oozes are level 39-41 mobs found in Dustwallow Marsh. The Hearthstone minion's Battlecry reflects the Oozes' tendency to ingest objects including weaponry, armor and even bags of goods.

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Oozes are a type of mindless slime creatures. They are known to adapt to their environments, taking on aspects of their surroundings, which may account for the variety of oozes seen on Azeroth and beyond.
These strange creatures share an elemental heritage, but have been corrupted by the powers of chaos. Now they exist as tortured masses of semi-sentient goo.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Acidic Swamp Ooze's flavor text is a reference to its card art during the Hearthstone alpha, which was a crude drawing of an ooze wearing a Flamenco hat, created by Dan Nguyen.[1]
  • The Acidic Swamp Ooze's effect of destroying a weapon can be seen as a parallel/reference to the Magic: The Gathering card Acidic Slime, which, upon being summoned, has the effect of destroying a target artifact, enchantment, or land card.
  • The well-known Hearthstone streamer Noxious is currently the owner of the original art piece. [2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Acidic Swamp Ooze, full art
An Acidic Swamp Ooze in World of Warcraft
Acidic Swamp Ooze's alpha card art.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode (2014-03-13). Twitter / bbrode
  2. Noxious (2014-10-12). Back to the Interwebz and the Ooze Painting Has Arrived