Steamwheedle Sniper

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Steamwheedle Sniper
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Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Minion
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 2 Mana icon.png
Attack: 2 Attack icon.png
Health: 3 Health
Abilities: Modify Hero Power
Tags: Hero Power-related, Ongoing effect
Artist: Jun Kang

Your Hero Power can target minions.

Goblins seldom have the patience for sniping. Most prefer lobbing explosives.

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Steamwheedle Sniper is an epic hunter minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Steamwheedle Sniper can be obtained through Goblins vs Gnomes card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Steamwheedle Sniper 400 100
Golden Steamwheedle Sniper 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

Steady Shot, modified by Steamwheedle Sniper
  • This card's ongoing effect specifically modifies the hunter Hero Powers Steady Shot and Ballista Shot,[1][2][3] allowing them to target, in addition to the enemy hero, any friendly or enemy minion.[4] In particular:
    • Steamwheedle Sniper has no effect on any other Hero Power[1]. For example, it does not allow a player to choose the target of DIE, INSECT!.
    • Hero Powers affected by Steamwheedle Sniper cannot be used to target their own hero.
  • Steamwheedle Sniper's ongoing effect is visually displayed with a green sight over the Hero Power icon, if eligible.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dealing 2 damage to minions at will is exceedingly useful and does not require any combos. Play this with strong independent minions that don't need other cards to work (i.e. not Beasts), leaving mana open for snipes. It is a particularly strong choice for decks based around Genn Greymane, giving hunters the ability to control the board.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Target acquired.
In my sights.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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The Steamwheedle Cartel is one of the largest and most successful of the Goblin Cartels in Undermine. It is a neutral organization that controls several cities and towns around the world, and has allied themselves with a number of other groups such as the Blackwater Raiders in Booty Bay. The Steamwheedle Cartel has made a great deal of profit from maintaining neutrality in the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. Their services are always available to the highest bidder, employing anyone regardless of their affiliation if they can produce results.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Steamwheedle Sniper, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-28). 
  2. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-07-24). 
  4. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-11-28).