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Tar Creeper
Set:Journey to Un'GoroJourney to Un'Goro
Minion type:Elemental
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:1 Attack icon.png
Health:5 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute, Taunt
Wiki tags:Ongoing effect
Artist:Jim Nelson
Has +2 Attack during your opponent's turn.
Flavor text

If you won't come to the tar pits, we'll bring them to you!

External links

Data pageHearthpwn

Tar Creeper is a neutral minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[]

Tar Creeper can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Tar Creeper 40 5
Golden Tar Creeper 400 50


Tar Creeper is a powerful defensive card, being fairly weak on the controlling player's turn but making up for it by acting as a cheaper Sen'jin Shieldmasta on the opponent's turn. It works an excellent on-curve play in an Elemental deck, being both high value for its cost and boosting cards like Tol'vir Stoneshaper on your next turn.
Since Arena decks tend to have less large removal, playing a Tar Creeper on curve can often force the opponent to sacrifice their entire board, or to pass until they find a way to deal with this minion.


Tar Creepers are tar beasts found near the Lakkari Tar Pits in Un'Goro Crater. They share a model with bog beasts in World of Warcraft, but appear to instead be Elementals made of tar in Hearthstone.


  • All three Tar Beasts in Hearthstone share a common ability, as Taunt minions with 1 attack during your turn but higher attack during your opponent's. The other two are Tar Lurker and Tar Lord.
    • Tar Creeper is the weakest of the three, and is also the only neutral one.


Tar Creeper, full art

Tar Creeper concept sketch

A tar beast in World of Warcraft

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