Skycap'n Kragg

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Skycap'n Kragg
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Set: The Grand Tournament
Type: Minion
Minion type: Pirate
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7 Mana icon.png
Attack: 4 Attack icon.png
Health: 6 Health
Abilities: Charge, Increment attribute, Modify cost
Tags: Battlefield-related, In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Pirate-related
Artist: Alex Horley

Costs (1) less for each friendly Pirate.

What's more boss than riding a parrot with a jawbone for a shoulderpad while wielding a giant hook-lance-thing and wearing a pirate hat? NOTHING.

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Skycap'n Kragg is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Grand Tournament set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Skycap'n Kragg can be obtained through The Grand Tournament card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Skycap'n Kragg 1600 400
Golden Skycap'n Kragg 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by 1 for each friendly Pirate currently on the battlefield. Pirate cards in the player's hand will not reduce its cost.[1]
  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects like Freezing Trap.
  • This card has an in-hand effect: it modifies its own mana cost only while in the player's hand, and not while the card is anywhere else.
  • Skycap'n's Charrrrrge ability is no different from regular Charge.[2]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card can serve as a finisher in a Pirate deck (similar to how Doomguard was a finisher for zoo decks). Best used when you have at least 3 Pirates on the board.

Sounds[edit | edit source]


Lore[edit | edit source]

Skycap'n Kragg is an original Hearthstone character.[3] He is clearly an orc Pirate, and the Horde sigil on his mount's chest seems to proudly assert his loyalty to the faction.

Following his introduction in Hearthstone, Kragg would go on to appear in World of Warcraft with the Battle for Azeroth expansion, appearing as a boss in the Freehold dungeon.

Kragg reappears in Galakrond's Awakening as Sky Gen'ral Kragg.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Shortly before the release of The Grand Tournament it was decided that the original design for this card was too powerful and must be removed from the game.[4][5][6] Because of his starring role in the expansion's cinematic, rather than simply remove Kragg, the title and card art for Skycap'n Kragg were swapped with those of Captain Scaleblade[7] (also a legendary Pirate minion) allowing the character of Kragg to survive in a new and less unbalanced form.[8][9] Kragg's original design would eventually be released 16 months later as Patches the Pirate.[10]
  • Kragg's "Charrrrrge" card text was used instead of simply "Charge" in order to make him feel "unique".[11]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Skycap'n Kragg, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

The Grand Tournament logo.png Patch (2015-08-18): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-07-24). 
  2. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-07-23). 
  3. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-08-15). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-08-15). 
  5. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2016-03-12). 
  6. Hearthpwn - Whispers of the Old Gods Developer Q&A Transcript, This Week in Card Reveals. (2016-04-10). 
  7. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2016-11-05). 
  8. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2016-03-12). 
  9. Ben Brode on Twitch. (2016-04-17). 
  10. Ben Brode on reddit. (2016-11-05). 
  11. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2016-11-08).