Galakrond, the Wretched

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Galakrond, the Wretched
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Battlecry: Summon 1 random Demon. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Generated Hero Power[edit | edit source]

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Summoned minion[edit | edit source]

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Strategy[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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
Desk Imp Common Minion Demon Any 0 1 1
Battlefiend Common Minion Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 2 After your hero attacks, gain +1 Attack.
Flame Imp Common Minion Demon Warlock 1 3 2 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero.
Imprisoned Gan'arg Common Minion Demon Warrior 1 2 2 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, equip a 3/2 Axe.
Imprisoned Homunculus Common Minion Demon Priest 1 2 5 Dormant for 2 turns.
Spirit Jailer Common Minion Demon 1 1 3 Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.
Darkglare Epic Minion Demon Warlock 2 2 3 After your hero takes damage, refresh a Mana Crystal.
Imprisoned Felmaw Common Minion Demon Hunter 2 5 4 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, attack a random enemy.
Imprisoned Scrap Imp Rare Minion Demon Warlock 2 3 3 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+1.
Imprisoned Vilefiend Common Minion Demon Any 2 3 5 Dormant for 2 turns.
Midway Maniac Common Minion Demon Warlock 2 1 5 Taunt
Mo'arg Artificer Epic Minion Demon Any 2 2 4 All minions take double damage from spells.
Sightless Watcher Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 2 3 2 Battlecry: Look at 3 cards in your deck. Choose one to put on top.
Tiny Knight of Evil Rare Minion Demon Warlock 2 3 2 Whenever you discard a card, gain +1/+1.
Gan'arg Glaivesmith Common Minion Demon Demon Hunter 3 3 2 Outcast: Give your hero +3 Attack this turn.
Imprisoned Observer Rare Minion Demon Mage 3 4 5 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.
Imprisoned Satyr Common Minion Demon Druid 3 3 3 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, reduce the Cost of a random minion in your hand by (5).
Insatiable Felhound Common Minion Demon Demon Hunter 3 2 5 Taunt
Corrupt: Gain +1/+1 and Lifesteal.
Man'ari Mosher Common Minion Demon Warlock 3 3 4 Battlecry: Give a friendly Demon +3 Attack and Lifesteal this turn.
Terrorguard Escapee Common Minion Demon Any 3 3 7 Battlecry: Summon three 1/1 Huntresses for your opponent.
Void Terror Rare Minion Demon Warlock 3 3 4 Battlecry: Destroy the minions on either side of this minion and gain their Attack and Health.
Circus Amalgam Common Minion All Any 4 4 5 Taunt
This has all minion types.
Disguised Wanderer Common Minion Demon Any 4 3 3 Deathrattle: Summon a 9/1 Inquisitor.
Felsaber Common Minion Demon Demon Hunter 4 5 6 Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.
Fire Breather Rare Minion Demon Warlock 4 4 3 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all minions except Demons.
Lakkari Felhound Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 3 8 Taunt
Battlecry: Discard your two lowest-Cost cards.
Magtheridon Legendary Minion Demon Any 4 12 12 Dormant. Battlecry: Summon three 1/3 enemy Warders. When they die, destroy all minions and awaken.
Nightshade Matron Common Minion Demon Warlock 4 5 5 Rush
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Stealer of Souls Rare Minion Demon Warlock 4 2 6 After you draw a card, change its Cost to Health instead of Mana.
Envoy Rustwix Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 5 5 4 Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.
Felsoul Jailer Epic Minion Demon Warlock 5 4 6 Battlecry: Your opponent discards a minion.
Deathrattle: Return it.
Lothraxion the Redeemed Legendary Minion Demon Paladin 5 5 5 Battlecry: For the rest of the game, after you summon a Silver Hand Recruit, give it Divine Shield.
Void Drinker Epic Minion Demon Warlock 5 4 5 Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to gain +3/+3.
Bladed Lady Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 6 6 6 Rush
Costs (1) if your hero has 6 or more Attack.
Dread Infernal Common Minion Demon Warlock 6 6 6 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to ALL other characters.
Imprisoned Antaen Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 6 10 6 Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 10 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Ring Matron Common Minion Demon Warlock 6 6 4 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon two 3/2 Imps.
Scavenging Shivarra Common Minion Demon Any 6 6 3 Battlecry: Deal 6 damage randomly split among all other minions.
Tickatus Legendary Minion Demon Warlock 6 8 8 Battlecry: Remove the top 5 cards from your deck. Corrupt: Your opponent's deck instead.
Enslaved Fel Lord Common Minion Demon Warlock 7 4 10 Taunt. Also damages the minions next to whomever this attacks.
Priestess of Fury Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 7 6 5 At the end of your turn, deal 6 damage randomly split among all enemies.
Enhanced Dreadlord Rare Minion Demon Warlock 8 5 7 Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Dreadlord with Lifesteal.
Illidari Inquisitor Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 8 8 8 Rush. After your hero attacks an enemy, this attacks it too.
Supreme Abyssal Common Minion Demon Any 8 12 12 Can't attack heroes.
Taintheart Tormenter Rare Minion Demon Demon Hunter 8 8 8 Taunt
Your opponent's spells cost (2) more.
Ancient Void Hound Epic Minion Demon Demon Hunter 9 10 10 At the end of your turn, steal 1 Attack and Health from all enemy minions.
Pit Commander Epic Minion Demon Demon Hunter 9 7 9 Taunt
At the end of your turn, summon a Demon from your deck.
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • The endless legions are at my call.
  • ▶️<summon sound>

Emotes[edit | edit source]

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...

Unused[edit | edit source]

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.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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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:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Galakrond, the Wretched, full art
Concept art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]