Neptulon

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Neptulon
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Neptulon(12292) Gold.png
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Minion
Class: Shaman
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7
Attack: 7
Health: 7
Abilities: Battlecry, Generate, Overload
Tags: Murloc-generating, Random

Battlecry: Add 4 random Murlocs to your hand. Overload: (3)

Neptulon is "The Tidehunter". He’s one of the four elemental lords. And he and Ragnaros get together and make really amazing saunas.

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Neptulon is a legendary shaman minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Neptulon is a Wild format card, and so can only be obtained through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Neptulon 1600 400
Golden Neptulon 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Each card generated by Neptulon's Battlecry is independently and randomly determined. It is therefore possible to receive multiple copies of the same card from the effect.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A deck already running Murlocs, especially Old Murk-Eye, will benefit most from the pile of Murlocs this card grants. Its effectiveness depends on your ability to survive the Overload turn, during which you will likely be unable to summon all of the generated Murlocs, unless you followed Neptulon with Lava Shock. It can also be effective in non-Murloc control decks as a burst of card advantage.

The chances of getting good Murlocs from Neptulon's Battlecry are higher than most people believe. Think of this card as the Shaman's version of Dr. Boom, that adds Boom Bots into the hand instead of summoning them onto the board.

Possible minions[edit | edit source]

The following table lists all collectible Murloc minions available in Standard format, reflecting the range of possible cards generated by Neptulon's Battlecry. For Wild format, see here.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Murloc Raider Free Murloc Any 1 2 1 Mrrraggglhlhghghlgh, mrgaaag blarrghlgaahahl mrgggg glhalhah a bghhll graggmgmg Garrosh mglhlhlh mrghlhlhl!!
Bilefin Tidehunter Common Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with TauntBile actually makes for surprisingly sturdy fins.
Blowgill Sniper Common Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Imagine how much further his darts would go if he had lungs instead of gills!
Bluegill Warrior Common Murloc Any 2 2 1 Charge He just wants a hug. A sloppy... slimy... hug.
Grimscale Chum Common Murloc Paladin 1 2 1 Battlecry: Give a random Murloc in your hand +1/+1. Listen, see? We'll take 'em to the docks, see? And throw 'em in the sea, see?
Grimscale Oracle Common Murloc Any 1 1 1 Your other Murlocs have +1 Attack. These are the brainy murlocs. It turns out that doesn’t mean much.
Murloc Knight Common Murloc Paladin 4 3 4 Inspire: Summon a random Murloc. Hee hee! Look at his cute little feet.
Murloc Tidehunter Common Murloc Any 2 2 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout. "Death will rise, from the tides!"
Murloc Tinyfin Common Murloc Any 0 1 1 High mortality rate, from often being hugged to death.
Primalfin Lookout Common Murloc Any 3 3 2 Battlecry: If you control another Murloc, Discover a Murloc. 
Coldlight Oracle Rare Murloc Any 3 2 2 Battlecry: Each player draws 2 cards. They can see the future. In that future both players draw more cards. Spoooky.
Coldlight Seer Rare Murloc Any 3 2 3 Battlecry: Give your other Murlocs +2 Health. The Coldlight murlocs reside in the darkest pits of the Abyssal Depths. So no, there's no getting away from murlocs.
Corrupted Seer Rare Murloc Any 6 2 3 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all non-Murloc minions. For seers, it's very handy to have your crystal ball hanging right in front of your face.
Murloc Tidecaller Rare Murloc Any 1 1 2 Whenever you summon a Murloc, gain +1 Attack. This guy gets crazy strong at family reunions.
Seadevil Stinger Rare Murloc Warlock 4 4 2 Battlecry: The next Murloc you play this turn costs Health instead of Mana. Pretty harmless unless you're a Seadevil.
Murloc Warleader Epic Murloc Any 3 3 3 Your other Murlocs have +2/+1. Do Murlocs ever get tired of making the same old sound? Nope! Mrglglrglglglglglglgl!
Vilefin Inquisitor Epic Murloc Paladin 1 1 3 Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes 'Summon a 1/1 Murloc.' Nobody expects the Vilefin Inquisition!
Finja, the Flying Star Legendary Murloc Any 5 2 4 Stealth. Whenever this attacks and kills a minion, summon 2 Murlocs from your deck. The last true master of Finjitsu.
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Legendary Murloc Any 1 1 3 Battlecry: Discover a new basic Hero Power. In addition to fluent Common, he also speaks fourteen dialects of 'mrgl'.
Showing all 19 cards
Murloc Raider(55).png
Bilefin Tidehunter(35219).png
Blowgill Sniper(49672).png
Bluegill Warrior(289).png
Grimscale Chum(49685).png
Grimscale Oracle(510).png
Murloc Knight(22362).png
Murloc Tidehunter(357).png
Murloc Tinyfin(27225).png
Primalfin Lookout(55471).png
Coldlight Oracle(88).png
Coldlight Seer(424).png
Corrupted Seer(35228).png
Murloc Tidecaller(420).png
Seadevil Stinger(49695).png
Murloc Warleader(222).png
Vilefin Inquisitor(33158).png
Finja, the Flying Star(49632).png
Sir Finley Mrrgglton(27215).png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Witness the power of pure water!
Attack
Have a drink!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Neptulon the Tidehunter is one of the four Elemental Lords. He fought against the Titans. He did not ally himself with Deathwing, and his current status is unknown.
The Old Gods' armies were led by the powerful Elemental Lords: Ragnaros the Firelord, Therazane the Stonemother, Al'Akir the Windlord, and Neptulon the Tidehunter, who is the strongest of them all. Their chaotic forces raged across the face of the world and clashed with the colossal Titans. Though the elementals were powerful beyond mortal comprehension, their combined forces could not stop the mighty Titans. One by one, the elemental lords fell, and their forces dispersed.
The Pantheon shattered the Old Gods' citadels and chained the four elemental gods far beneath the surface of the world. Without the Old Gods' power to keep their raging spirits bound to the physical world, the elementals were banished to an abyssal plane, where they would contend with one another for all eternity. With the elementals' departure, nature calmed, and the world settled into a peaceful harmony.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Neptulon was going to be given his full title of "Neptulon the Tidehunter", similar to Ragnaros the Firelord and Al'Akir the Windlord, but the full name was "just barely" too long to fit on the card.[2] His title was however worked into the card's flavor text.
  • Zeriyah shared the following regarding the inclusion of Neptulon and his relation to murlocs:
"Neptulon was an interesting card we talked about with the designers early on - mostly about the flavor of Neptulon summoning Murlocs. He doesn't really do that in WoW, but the Murloc type is a cool part of Hearthstone, so the elemental lord of water summoning a host of his water-dwelling minions was a pretty cool concept."[3]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Ruan Jia

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Neptulon, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Not yet implemented, planned April 2017: Now a Elemental; previously no minion type.
  • Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Observed by User:Taohinton, on multiple occasions. Have gained as many as 3 copies of the same card from Neptulon's Battlecry.
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2014-12-03). 
  3. Banter with the Blues - February 13. (2015-02-13).