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Galakrond, the Wretched
Battlecry: Summon 1 random Demon. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)
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Fel-flames slowly writhed around the skeleton, until the great bones knit themselves together into a demonic monstrosity. Rafaam shielded his face from the heat but could not hide his grin.

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Galakrond, the Wretched is a legendary warlock hero card, from the Descent of Dragons set.

How to get[]

Regular Galakrond, the Wretched is obtained by owning a Descent of Dragons pack and going to Open Packs menu. It is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Golden Galakrond, the Wretched can be obtained through crafting only.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Golden Galakrond, the Wretched 3200 1600

Upgrades into[]

Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151531).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151532).png

Generated Hero Power[]

Galakrond's Malice(127284).png

Summoned minion[]

Draconic Imp(151497).png


Galakrond, the Wretched's Invoke effect is highly versatile, and has its place in both aggressive Zoolock decks and in control decks. His Invoke effect will give you a constant stream of tokens for putting pressure on the opponent, and can be used with cards like Grim Rally and Sea Giant to further a Zoolock's game plan. His Invokers likewise work well in a Zoo strategy: Dragonblight Cultist can threaten a large amount of damage if played on a wide board, Fiendish Rites buffs your board, Devoted Maniac can be used to squeeze in damage against a stubborn Taunt or otherwise troublesome minion. and Veiled Worshipper provides a ton of card draw while barely sacrificing tempo. In such decks, Galakrond's Invoke is often more impactful than the threat of Galakrond himself, since Zoolock decks generally aim to finish the game before having to play Galakrond. That being said, the Demons summoned by an upgraded Galakrond's Battlecry can provide a tempo swing to help turn around a game gone wrong.

On the other hand, in slower decks the Invoke package gives the deck a decently strong early game to keep up against aggro decks and the stream of 1/1s his Hero Power gives provides consistent pressure, and more useful than Life Tap when running low on cards. The Imps also make for great fodder to sacrifice for Plague of Flames and Sacrificial Pact, allowing them to draw out the game longer.

Possible minions[]

For Wild format listings, see Demon#Collectible

This table lists all collectible Demons in Standard format, representing the full range of possible summons from Galakrond, the Wretched.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Darkglare Epic Minion DEMON WARLOCK 3 3 4 After your hero takes damage, refresh a Mana Crystal.
Felgorger Epic Minion DEMON DEMONHUNTER 4 4 3 Battlecry: Draw a Fel spell. Reduce its Cost by (2).
Anetheron Legendary Minion DEMON WARLOCK 6 8 6 Costs (1) if your hand is full.
Ring Matron Common Minion Demon Warlock 6 6 4 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon
two 3/2 Imps.
Stealer of Souls Rare Minion DEMON WARLOCK 6 4 6 After you draw a card, change its Cost to Health instead of Mana.
Irebound Brute Common Minion DEMON DEMONHUNTER 7 6 7 Taunt
Costs (1) less for each
card drawn this turn.
Mo'arg Forgefiend Common Minion DEMON Any 8 8 8 Taunt
Deathrattle: Gain 8 Armor.
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  • The endless legions are at my call.
  • ▶️<summon sound>


Each hero has their own selection of audio and written emotes that are produced in response to specific events. For more information, see Emote.

Type Emote
Thanks Thank you for your foolish efforts.
Well played Impressive. For a mortal.
Greetings Burn in felfire!
Mirror Greetings I already am!
Wow That was wonderfully vile!
Oops That was... painful.
Threaten Eternity will not be kind to your soul.
Attack Incinerate them!
Concede You have defeated my army. Congratulations.
Thinking [1] What about...
Thinking [2] What if...
Thinking [3] Maybe...
Running out of time My time is burning out!
Almost out of cards I am running out of cards.
Out of cards I am out of cards!
Error: Too many minions My board is too full.
Error: Generic That is impossible.
Error: Hand already full I have too many cards.
Error: Hero already attacked I cannot attack again.
Error: Minion not ready Give that weakling a turn to get ready.
Error: Minion exhausted That minion already attacked.
Error: Not enough mana I need more Mana for that.
Error: Need a weapon I need a weapon. Or claws.
Error: Can't play that card I cannot do that.
Error: Can't target stealthed minions That minion has Stealth.
Error: Not a valid target I cannot target that.
Error: Must attack taunt minion I must attack the minion with Taunt.
Lunar New Year Greetings Happy New Year.
Winter Veil Greetings Happy Feast of Winter Veil...
Pirate's Day Greetings Yarr! Galakrond be raidin' the skies.
Noblegarden Greetings Noblegarden... I detest it.
Hallow's End Greetings Hallow's End... My favorite.
Midsummer Fire Festival Greetings Fireworks. I love those...


Type Emote
Opening remark Burn! Burn it all down!
Mirror start ...And you with it!
Selection in Arena Time to set the world ablaze!
Sorry I am sorry, but you will be sorrier.


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Galakrond was a massive proto-dragon, who is known as the "progenitor of dragonkind". He was a threat which five proto-dragons of varying colors united against. It is said that from him the Titans created the Aspects, but this is a rumor the Aspects actively encouraged so as to keep the truth about Galakrond a secret from the dragonflights.
His size alone was greater than all of the Aspects combined, large enough that the only possible being Galakrond could be compared to was himself. His roar could be heard from miles around, and the flap of his wings generated powerful wind. As he continued to consume the life-energies of his fellow proto-dragons, Galakrond grew hideous mutations all over his body (such as limbs and even eyes) and his skin started to decay, almost as if he had become an undead like his victims. Galakrond was not always this large and he used to have a smoother, more streamlined appearance. His mutations were caused by cannibalizing on other proto-dragons, and as a by-product of his absorption of the proto-dragons' life essence his victims came back as undead, called the not-living.

This version of Galakrond is one of five forms he takes in Descent of Dragons, each catering to a League of E.V.I.L. member. This incarnation is reanimated by Arch-Villain Rafaam's Fel magic and appears to be able to use the fel to call demons to it's command.

His other forms are as follows:


Galakrond, the Wretched, full art

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