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The League of Explorers adventure.

Lord Slitherspear
Set:The League of ExplorersThe League of Explorers
Health:30 Health
30 Health (Heroic)
15 Armor.png (Heroic)
Artist:Richie Marella
Flavor text

Sir Finley has been captured. Save him!

External links

Data pageHearthpwn

For the minion versions of this card, see Lord Slitherspear (Normal boss card) and Lord Slitherspear (Heroic boss card).

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(27391).png
Endless Hunger(27397).png
  • Normal mode Lord Slitherspear will change his Hero Power to Enraged! after the Cauldron 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(27400).png


Looming Presence(27479).png
Slithering Archer(27402).png
Slithering Guard(27407).png


Looming Presence(27480).png
Slithering Archer(27403).png
Slithering Guard(27408).png


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 Water Elemental 2 Mage Water Elemental 3
Shaman Frost Shock 2 Shaman Frost Shock 2
Warlock Curse of Rafaam 2 Warlock Curse of Rafaam 2
Warrior Execute 2 Warrior Battle Rage 2
Neutral River Crocolisk 2 Sea Reaver 2
Ice Rager 3 Neutral Frost Giant 1
Frigid Snobold 2 Ice Rager 3
Darkscale Healer 2 Darkscale Healer 2
Kvaldir Raider 2 Kvaldir Raider 2
Frost Elemental 2 Frost Elemental 2
Icehowl 1 Icehowl 1

Starting board[]

Normal mode Lord Slitherspear starts with Cauldron on his side of the battlefield.

Order of events[]

Normal mode

Once the Cauldron is destroyed, a single copy of Sir Finley Mrrgglton will be placed into the player's hand, and Lord Slitherspear's Hero Power will be replaced by Enraged!. 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 Arcane Explosion, as well as the Fireblast 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 Cauldron as soon as possible and change the boss' hero power to a less dangerous one. Enraged! not only costs the boss 2 mana each turn, it can also be completely shut out by freezing the boss with minions like Snowchugger or Water 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, Saboteur 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. Explosive Trap can deal with the first few Nagas, while a few Silence effects like Ironbeak 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

Patch changes[]