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Ship's Cannon
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:3 Health
Abilities:Deal damage
Wiki tags:Pirate-related, Random, Summoning-related, Triggered effect
Artist:Warren Mahy
After you summon a Pirate, deal 2 damage to a random enemy.
Flavor text

If you hear someone yell, "Cannonball!" you're about to get wet. Or crushed.

External links

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Ship's Cannon is a common neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[]

Ship's Cannon can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Ship's Cannon 40 5
Golden Ship's Cannon 400 50



This is a specifically Pirate-oriented card. It works best when the player is able to summon several Pirates immediately after playing it, before the opponent has the chance to remove it.

The Ship's Cannon can be useful for clearing the board of weaker minions, weakening stronger ones, or simply dealing additional damage to the opponent themselves.

When followed immediately by several cheaper Pirates, the Ship's Cannon can serve as a soft taunt, forcing players without access to AoEs to focus on removing this ongoing source of damage, thereby helping the player's other minions to survive the turn.

Triggers like Patches the Pirate combined with Gang Up can make a surprisingly effective amount of burst damage.


  • The status of Ship's Cannon as a non-Mech has long been a source of confusion for players. Mike Donais explains that the card was changed from a Mech to a general minion "last minute" to keep people from running it in "random Mech decks", because "Mechs don’t have great 2-drops."[2]


Ship's Cannon, full art

Patch changes[]


  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-08. Ship's Cannon activates after Questing Adventurer; after aura from Southsea Captain; after minion Battlecry; and before Knife Juggler - regardless of order of play.
  2. Juicy Bits from Hafu and Mike Donais’ Co-Op. (2016-09-22).