Omega Defender

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Omega Defender
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Set: The Boomsday Project
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 4 Mana icon.png
Attack: 2 Attack icon.png
Health: 6 Health
Abilities: Battlecry, Increment attribute, Taunt
Tags: Mana-related
Artist: Mike Azevedo

Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals gain +10 Attack.

"Surrender. You have 10 mana to comply."

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Omega Defender is an epic neutral minion card, from The Boomsday Project set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Omega Defender can be obtained through The Boomsday Project card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Omega Defender 400 100
Golden Omega Defender 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Effectively a Stegodon on its own, this card's value lies mainly in its Battlecry. A 12/6 for 4 mana is an extremely cost-efficient and highly threatening presence that cannot be ignored, as an Omega Defender left unchecked can inflict massive damage or kill a much more valuable high-cost minion. However, as this effect only activates at 10 mana, the opponent is likely to have a removal card or silence to answer it. This card's high threat and low mana cost in the late game can thus be used to bait out such effects from the opponent, leaving them with fewer answers to your high-value minions later on.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Ready to glow!
Glowy smash!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Senior Game Designer Peter Whalen, Omega Defender is not classified as a Mech because the card is intended to represent the goblin pilot inside, not the mechanical suit itself.[1] During some internal playtesting, however, Blizzard suspected that Omega Defender's original card art (seen below) could be confused for a Mech, which would sometimes lead to misplays. Community feedback following the card's public announcement confirmed these suspicions, and in the interest of clarity and assuring that players did not run in to the same confusion upon release, Blizzard made the decision to change the card's artwork on July 26, 2018 to better emphasize the goblin pilot. The change was made purely for gameplay reasons and had nothing to do with the quality of the original art.[2] Omega Defender's original card art was eventually reused in the Rise of Shadows expansion for the Omega Devastator card.
  • The collection manager incorrectly lists Omega Defender's artist as Jim Nelson, the creator of the card's original artwork. The current artwork was actually created by Mike Azevedo.[3]
  • Omega Defender's flavor text is a reference to a quote spoken by ED-209 in the 1987 film RoboCop.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Omega Defender, full art
Omega Defender acrylic painting. The coloration and cropping was altered for the in-game version.
Digital thumbnail and initial line art.
Digital color sketch and black-and-white block out.
Original full art for Omega Defender, later reused for Omega Devastator
Original sketch for Omega Defender

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tim Clark (2018-07-19). We've got three new cards to reveal from Hearthstone's new expansion | PC Gamer. Retrieved on 2018-07-19.
  2. Keganbe on Reddit. (2018-07-27). Retrieved on 2018-07-28.
  3. Mike Azevedo. Omega Defender. ArtStation. Retrieved on 2019-07-10.