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One-eyed Cheat
One-eyed Cheat
Golden One-eyed Cheat
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Minion type:Pirate
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:4 Attack icon.png
Health:1 Health
Wiki tags:Pirate-related, Stealth-granting, Summoning-related, Triggered effect
Artist:Danny Beck
Whenever you summon a Pirate, gain Stealth.
Flavor text

When pirates say there is no "Eye" in "team," they are very literal about it.

External links

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One-eyed Cheat is a rare rogue minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[]

One-eyed Cheat can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
One-eyed Cheat 100 20
Golden One-eyed Cheat 800 100


A valid strategy to use with One-eyed Cheat is to attack the enemy hero directly, then play a Pirate to put One-Eyed Cheat back into Stealth. Southsea Deckhand can be utilized for quick bursts of damage with One-eyed Cheat and to trigger its effect. Do not play this card unsupported; it is unlikely to survive a single turn. While this hit-and-run approach maximizes the One-Eyed Cheat's survival chances, be aware that his 1 Health means that any AoE damage will destroy him, as may effects like Arcane Missiles, Madder Bomber or Avenging Wrath.

It may be desirable to play this card in the early game against an opponent who cannot deal with it or be forced to play premium removal to get rid of it, such as a priest. A good strategy is to play One-eyed Cheat with Patches the Pirate in the deck, allowing One-eyed Cheat to immediately gain Stealth.


Yaharr! I'll hide in the back.


  • At the time of its introduction, One-eyed Cheat was the only class-specific Pirate minion. This ended with the addition of Buccaneer in The Grand Tournament.
  • One-Eyed Cheat was the original reason for the removal of the card that would become Patches the Pirate from The Grand Tournament, since it would have been "an un-attackable 4 damage every turn".[1] The relegation of One-Eyed Cheat to Wild format eventually made the release of Patches possible, preventing it from achieving problematic power levels in Standard format, while its higher power level would not be considered problematic in Wild format.[2]


One-eyed Cheat, full art

Patch changes[]

Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04): Added.