Emperor Cobra

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Emperor Cobra
Emperor Cobra(625).png
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Emperor Cobra(625) Gold.png
BG Regular
Emperor Cobra(BG).png
BG Gold
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Type: Minion
Minion type: Beast
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 3 Mana icon.png
Attack: 2 Attack icon.png
Health: 3 Health
Abilities: Poisonous
Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Lars Grant-West


The Sholazar Basin is home to a lot of really horrible things. If you're going to visit, wear bug spray. And plate armor.

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Emperor Cobra is a rare neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

How to get[edit | edit source]

Emperor Cobra can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Emperor Cobra 100 20
Golden Emperor Cobra 800 100

Summoned by[edit | edit source]

As well as being collected in decks, this card can also be summoned by the following cards.

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Previous availability[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

While the Emperor Cobra's stats are nothing impressive, it possesses the Poisonous ability: any minion damaged by it is destroyed. Abilities like the shaman spell Ancestral Healing or the druid spell Mark of the Wild, or minions that give other minions taunt like Sunfury Protector, Houndmaster or Defender of Argus can give you a snake that will instantly kill any attacker. Even the mighty Deathwing is not safe from the Emperor Cobra. Using Emperor Cobra with Tundra Rhino allows for instant removal, unless the targeted minion has Divine Shield.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Emperor Cobras are level 75-76 serpent mobs found in central Sholazar Basin.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Emperor Cobra, full art
An Emperor Cobra in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngYear of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch (2017-02-28): Now reads: Poisonous (previously: Destroy any minion damaged by this minion.).
  • Patch (2013-12-10): The spelling of the word "Sholazar" in the card's flavor text has been corrected from "Scholozar".
  • Patch (2013-10-02): Has a new visual to remind you about his venomous power.
  • Patch (April or May 2013): Stats changed from 0/1 to 2/3. Text changed from "Has +Attack equal to the number of Mana Crystals you have." to "Destroy any minion damaged by this minion."[1][2]

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