Captain Shivers

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Captain Shivers

Captain Shivers(89698).png

Set: The Witchwood
Type: Hero
Class: Rogue
Health: 75 Health
Artist: James Ryman

Vowing vengeance, his cursed crew haunts Gilnean shores.

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The Witchwood logo.png The subject of this article is part of
The Witchwood Monster Hunt.

Captain Shivers is the Final Nemesis of Tess Greymane that is encountered at the end of the Monster Hunt.

Hero power[edit | edit source]


Special cards[edit | edit source]

Cursed Crewmember(89700).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle. Additionally Kingsbane is starting weapon.

Class Card Quantity
Boss Cursed Crewmember 2
Hunter Bearshark 2
Rogue Deadly Poison 2
Doomerang 2
Leeching Poison 1
Envenom Weapon 1
Blade Flurry 2
Southsea Squidface 2
Tinker's Sharpsword Oil 2
Trade Prince Gallywix 1
Warrior Dead Man's Hand 2
Neutral Acidic Swamp Ooze 1
Lorewalker Cho 1
Violet Illusionist 2
Captain Greenskin 1
Fel Reaver 2
Loatheb 1
Troggzor the Earthinator 1
Clockwork Giant 2

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Captain Shivers plays a Kingsbane deck to his fullest. As with Kingsbane in regular matches, it starts off weak but grows stronger as the match goes longer until it eventually gains a massive amount of Attack to constantly hit your face. Not only that, his Hero Power makes sure he always has his Kingsbane to attack with every turn and his Cursed Crewmember and Dead Man's Hand lets him delay Fatigue even longer.

He does have one major weakness, however: his deck contains Fel Reavers. Since his Hero Power is on autocast, there will be one turn where his Kingsbane is in his deck. Use this opportunity to try to mill his Kingsbane, and the fight becomes much easier. For that purpose, it might help getting Cult of the Wolf and spending the first 2 turns getting 3 zero cost A Small Rock. Then when he plays the Fel Reavers, you can mill a lot of cards for free. It might help also getting Potion of Vitality so that you can last longer and absorb some damage.

Alternatively, if he plays Lorewalker Cho or Trade Prince Gallywix, you can attempt to fill his entire hand with spells, and when his Hero Power activates it will burn his Kingsbane. This does come at the downside of giving him some card advantage, however.

Another strategy, albeit risky, is to beat him at his own game if you have Tools of the Trade. With the Stake Thrower, when he plays Lorewalker Cho, apply all the weapon buff spells you have on you like Deadly Poison and Leeching Poison, then repeat the next turn when Shivers buffs his weapon. If you have Leeching Poison, since you can attack twice per turn you should be able to out heal him.

It should be noted that with the nerf to Leeching Poison to only last a single turn, it has made this boss significantly easier since he can no longer sustain himself as effectively late game.

Finally, the card Sabotage can be obtained from the Mercenaries bucket.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Before match

Hagatha the Witch
Arise, Shivers! Your vengeance is at hand. I give you: The Gilnean Princess.


Tess Greymane
Shivers. I thought you were dead.
Captain Shivers
Aye. It be the daughter o' the King that done us in.

Turn 2

Tess Greymane
I'll finish what my father started.
Captain Shivers
What better vengeance than to claim you for my crew?

Emote Response

Captain Shivers
You best start believin' in ghost stories, missy.

Hero Power

Captain Shivers
My blade sings to me, and I sing back!
Drown out the waves!

Equipping Kingsbane

Captain Shivers
With 1-9 Attack
I searched the world for this beauty.
She'll always come back to me.
With 10+ Attack
Ever seen a blade as nice as this?
Nice and sharp.
What a beauty she is.

Player's cards

Captain Shivers
Wait... there's more than one?
Patches the Pirate
Patches! You've lost a few eyes, me old friend!
Skycap'n Kragg
Abandoned the sea for the sky? What a fool.
Tuskarr Raider
They'll let anyone be a pirate these days.


Captain Shivers
Washed... away...


Captain Shivers
Welcome aboard. Forever!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Captain Shivers, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]