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Sneed's Old Shredder
2082 • GVG_114
Regular
GVG 114.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Golden
GVG 114 Premium1.png
Dimensions: Full330 x 410px
Elite
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Type:Minion
Minion type:Mech
Class:NeutralNeutral
Rarity:LegendaryLegendary
Cost:8 Mana icon.png
Attack:5 Attack icon.png
Health:7 Health
Artist:Christopher Moeller
Deathrattle: Summon a random Legendary minion.
Flavor text

When Sneed was defeated in the Deadmines, his shredder was sold at auction to an anonymous buyer. (Probably Hogger.)

Keywords
DEATHRATTLE
Full tags
RARITY=5 CLASS=12 COLLECTIBLE=1 ELITE=1 COST=8 HEALTH=7 ATK=5 CARDTYPE=4 CARDRACE=17 ENCHANTMENT_BIRTH_VISUAL=0 ENCHANTMENT_IDLE_VISUAL=0 DEATHRATTLE=1
Wiki tags
Deathrattle, Summon
Wiki referenced tags
Random, Rarity-related
External links

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For the separated Battlegrounds version, see Sneed's Old Shredder (Battlegrounds).

Sneed's Old Shredder is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[]

Auto-detected sources
TypeSourcePremiumQ.
Card packs
Goblins vs Gnomes Pack
Wild Pack
Regular, Golden1
Crafting1600 dustdustRegular1
Crafting3200 dustdustGolden1

Other versions[]

Notes[]

  • This card's Deathrattle can summon any collectible legendary minion in the game, including those specific to classes other than the controlling hero.[1] Uncollectible minions such as NaxxramasThaddius will not be summoned.[2]
  • As of Descent of Dragons, there are 302 legendary minions in the game, giving this card a 0.33% chance of summoning any given minion.
  • Minions summoned by this card's Deathrattle will enter play prior to the resolution of the Shredder's death. It will also be summoned before the resolution of any spell used to destroy the Shredder.
  • Unlike the Goblins vs GnomesPiloted Shredder and Goblins vs GnomesPiloted Sky Golem, the minion summoned by Sneed's Old Shredder is defined by rarity rather than mana cost. This makes its effect much more variable than its piloted brothers, which generally summon minions slightly weaker than themselves - in comparison, the mana costs of legendaries run all the way from 1 to 10, so the minion summoned could be much weaker or much stronger than expected.
  • A possibly unfavorable outcome from Sneed's Old Shredder's Deathrattle is to summon Blackrock MountainMajordomo Executus, whose Deathrattle replaces your hero with Blackrock MountainRagnaros the Firelord and sets your maximum Health to 8.

Strategy[]

This minion's Deathrattle makes it an excellent target for Goblins vs GnomesFeign Death, or to destroy with NaxxramasBaron Rivendare on the board.

If the Deathrattle summons a minion with Battlecry, it will not trigger, but you can use cards like LegacyYouthful Brewmaster, LegacyAncient Brewmaster , LegacyShadowstep or Kobolds & CatacombsZola the Gorgon to return the minion to your hand so you take advantage of powerful Battlecries.

Possible summons[]

A list of collectible Legendary minions in Standard and Wild can be found here.

Sounds[]

Summon
Attack
Death

Lore[]

Sneed's Old Shredder animated golden portrait.gif

Sneed was a goblin formerly found in the Deadmines, serving as LegacyEdwin VanCleef's lumbermaster. He was one of the earlier bosses of the instance, climbing into his shredder to assault anyone who dared venture into his chamber.

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The shredder is an impressive goblin mechanical creature which is usually piloted by a goblin. Shredders are used for lumbering, but they can serve in war because of the solid metal construction of the machine and the great saws they wield. The first machine designed to mimic the humanoid form, goblin shredders use the steamsaws attached to their arms to cut down lumber at an incredible rate that is unmatched by peasant work crews.

Trivia[]

  • This card's Deathrattle Summon effect is intended to depict the shredder's pilot hitting the "big shiny red eject button" and parachuting onto the field to continue the fight.[4] The controls for Sneed's Old Shredder are described as being sufficiently tricky that "only a Legendary minion could possibly master them", hence explaining why the minion summoned is always legendary.[4]
  • Previously, this card's Deathrattle was capable of summoning another Sneed's Old Shredder.[3] However, a change in an Hotfixes#2020-08-13_hotfix August 2020 hotfix prevented cards from generating copies of themselves, making this impossible.
    • One of the strongest and most improbable Sneed's sequences recorded in actual play is Goblins vs GnomesUnstable Portal -> Sneed's -> Sneed's -> Sneed's -> NaxxramasKel'Thuzad, with a total likelihood of 1 in 109,477,732.[5]

Gallery[]

Sneed's Old Shredder, full art

Sneed's Shredder in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[]

References[]

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