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Sneed's Old Shredder
Set:Goblins vs GnomesGoblins vs Gnomes
Minion type:Mech
Cost:8 Mana icon.png
Attack:5 Attack icon.png
Health:7 Health
Abilities:Deathrattle, Summon
Wiki tags:Random, Rarity-related
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.)

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[]

Sneed's Old Shredder can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Sneed's Old Shredder 1600 400
Golden Sneed's Old Shredder 3200 1600


  • 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 Thaddius 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 Piloted Shredder and Piloted 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.


This minion's Deathrattle makes it an excellent target for Feign Death, or to destroy with Baron Rivendare on the board.

If the Deathrattle summons a minion with Battlecry, it will not trigger, but you can use cards like Youthful Brewmaster, Ancient Brewmaster , Shadowstep or Zola the Gorgon to return the minion to your hand so you take advantage of powerful Battlecries.

Possible summons[]

The below table lists all collectible legendary minions available in Wild format, representing the full range of possible summons from Sneed's Old Shredder.




Sneed's Old Shredder animated golden portrait.gif

Sneed was a goblin formerly found in the Deadmines, serving as Edwin 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.

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
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.


  • 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 Unstable Portal -> Sneed's -> Sneed's -> Sneed's -> Kel'Thuzad, with a total likelihood of 1 in 109,477,732.[5]


Sneed's Old Shredder, full art

Sneed's Shredder in World of Warcraft

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