Captain Greenskin

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Captain Greenskin
Captain Greenskin(267).png
Captain Greenskin(267) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Pirate
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 5
Attack: 5
Health: 4
Abilities: Battlecry
Tags: Durability-related, Weapon-related

Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1.

He was this close to piloting a massive juggernaut into Stormwind Harbor. If it weren't for those pesky kids!

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Captain Greenskin, full art

Captain Greenskin is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Captain Greenskin can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Captain Greenskin 1600 400
Golden Captain Greenskin 3200 1600

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Captain Greenskin's Battlecry is useful in any weapon deck, and strongly encourages waiting to play him until you have a suitable weapon equipped. Given his otherwise underwhelming stats, Greenskin is likely a poor choice for decks which do not feature weapons.

Using Greenskin's Battlecry on a 7-Attack Gorehowl will allow the weapon to gain 2 extra uses, and deal up to 16 extra damage in total - an extra 8 damage to the enemy hero, and an extra 1 damage for each of 8 attacks against minions.

This card is the only reliable way a rogue can increase the durability of their weapons.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Drink up, me hearties!
Yo Ho, ahahahaha!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Captain Greenskin was a level 20 elite goblin in the Deadmines. Captain Greenskin was a goblin captain in the employ of Edwin VanCleef. His first mate was Mr. Smite, and the cook aboard his ship was Cookie. Greenskin was killed when a group of Alliance adventurers attacked the Deadmines.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card's flavor text "If it weren't for those pesky kids!" is a well-known quote from Scooby-Doo.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Dan Scott

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-10-02): Is now a 5/4 with ‘Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1.’
  • Previously: Whenever you attack with your hero, draw a card. [5 mana, 5 attack, 5 health, Legendary]