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Lord Slitherspear
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Set:The League of ExplorersThe League of Explorers
Health:30 Health
Artist:Richie Marella
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For the minion versions of this card, see The League of ExplorersLord Slitherspear and The League of ExplorersLord Slitherspear.

Lord Slitherspear is a boss found in the League of Explorers adventure. He is the first boss of the adventure's third wing, The Ruined City.

Hero Power[]

Normal Heroic
Getting Hungry
Endless Hunger
  • Normal mode Lord Slitherspear will change his Hero Power to The League of ExplorersEnraged! after the The League of ExplorersCauldron is destroyed.
  • Although not mentioned in the tooltip, both Getting Hungry and Endless Hunger apply an enchantment to the summoned Hungry Naga.
    • Getting Hungry increases the minion's Attack to match the turn on which it was summoned; 1/1 on turn 1, 2/1 on turn 2, 3/1 on turn 3, and so on.
    • Endless Hunger increases both the minion's Attack and Health to match the turn on which it was summoned; 1/1 on turn 1, 2/2 on turn 2, 3/3 on turn 3, and so on.

Special cards[]

Hungry Naga


Looming Presence
Slithering Archer
Slithering Guard


Looming Presence
Slithering Archer
Slithering Guard


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

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Slithering Archer 3 Boss Slithering Archer 3
Looming Presence 2 Looming Presence 2
Slithering Guard 3 Slithering Guard 3
Mage LegacyWater Elemental 2 Mage LegacyWater Elemental 3
Shaman LegacyFrost Shock 2 Shaman LegacyFrost Shock 2
Warlock The League of ExplorersCurse of Rafaam 2 Warlock The League of ExplorersCurse of Rafaam 2
Warrior LegacyExecute 2 Warrior LegacyBattle Rage 2
Neutral LegacyRiver Crocolisk 2 The Grand TournamentSea Reaver 2
The Grand TournamentIce Rager 3 Neutral The Grand TournamentFrost Giant 1
The Grand TournamentFrigid Snobold 2 The Grand TournamentIce Rager 3
LegacyDarkscale Healer 2 LegacyDarkscale Healer 2
The Grand TournamentKvaldir Raider 2 The Grand TournamentKvaldir Raider 2
LegacyFrost Elemental 2 LegacyFrost Elemental 2
The Grand TournamentIcehowl 1 The Grand TournamentIcehowl 1

Starting board[]

Normal mode Lord Slitherspear starts with The League of ExplorersCauldron on his side of the battlefield.

Order of events[]

Normal mode

Once the Cauldron is destroyed, a single copy of The League of ExplorersSir Finley Mrrgglton will be placed into the player's hand, and Lord Slitherspear's Hero Power will be replaced by The League of ExplorersEnraged!. Sir Finley can be played and used as normal; destroying the minion has no special effect on the match, besides a short piece of dialogue from the murloc.



Since Hungry Nagas only have 1 health, Mage is a natural choice of class for the fight. The class has a number of 1 damage abilities, such as LegacyArcane Explosion, as well as the LegacyFireblast hero power, that will deal with the Nagas.

It is in the player's interest to take the board quickly, in order to destroy the The League of ExplorersCauldron as soon as possible and change the boss' hero power to a less dangerous one. The League of ExplorersEnraged! not only costs the boss 2 mana each turn, it can also be completely shut out by freezing the boss with minions like Goblins vs GnomesSnowchugger or LegacyWater Elemental.


In Heroic mode, the increased health makes it much more difficult to deal with the Nagas. Since the boss' hero power is auto-cast, The Grand TournamentSaboteur is an excellent card, causing the boss to lose its hero power for a turn (or losing a lot of tempo if played after turn 5).

Between the hero power, that stays for the entire duration of the fight, and the better boss cards, it is nearly impossible to outvalue the boss in the long run. Instead, it is easier to go with an aggro deck like Face Hunter and race the boss for damage output. LegacyExplosive Trap can deal with the first few Nagas, while a few Silence effects like LegacyIronbeak Owl will be necessary to go through Slithering Guard for the last few points of damage.



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Before match

Elise Starseeker
The naga have Finley! Hurry explorer, before he's dinner!


Lord Slitherspear
You dare invade the Ruined City?

Emote Response

Lord Slitherspear
More for dinner!

Turn 1

Lord Slitherspear
Dinner time! Tonight we have murloc soup!
Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Greetings, explorer. I seem to be in a bit of a pickle. Could you help a fellow out?

Turn 2

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
I say! It's awfully dark in here.

Turn 3

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Oh, dear. Is it getting warmer?

Turn 4

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
This is really quite unpleasant! I must say!

Turn 5

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
It is definitely hot in here.

Turn 6

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Thanks, old chap! That was much too close!
Lord Slitherspear
Get back in the cauldron!

Sir Finley's death

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
I'll recover in just a moment. Explorer, finish off that naga!


Sir Finley Mrrgglton
You have my gratitude, explorer. Shall I lead you to the final piece?


Lord Slitherspear is original to Hearthstone. A male naga, he appears to be lord of a naga tribe, possibly the "Slitherspear" tribe.


Lord Slitherspear, full art

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