Sludge Belcher

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Sludge Belcher
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Sludge Belcher(7749) Gold.png
Set: Naxxramas
Type: Minion
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 5
Attack: 3
Health: 5
Abilities: Deathrattle, Summon, Taunt
Tags: Taunt-generating

Taunt. Deathrattle: Summon a 1/2 Slime with Taunt.

DO NOT GIVE HIM A ROOT BEER.

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Sludge Belcher is a rare neutral minion card, from the Naxxramas set. Its Deathrattle summons Slime.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Regular Sludge Belcher can be obtained x2 by defeating Loatheb in Curse of Naxxramas's Plague Quarter.

As a Wild format card, both versions of Sludge Belcher can also be crafted for the following amounts.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Sludge Belcher 100 20
Golden Sludge Belcher 800 100

Summoned minions[edit | edit source]

Slime(7764).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Sludge Belcher is a substantial taunt with some serious staying power. His 5 Health allows him to soak up multiple weaker attacks, while his 3 Attack allows him to serve as a useful attacker for dealing damage to the enemy hero or for mopping up valuable minions.

However, his most notable quality is his Deathrattle, summoning a 1/2 Slime with Taunt. This generally ensures that at least two attacks are required before other targets can be attacked, making this a very useful taunt for protecting valuable targets or a low-Health hero. Sludge Belcher is essentially a combination of Sen'jin Shieldmasta and Goldshire Footman, for the same total mana cost.

Sludge Belcher is a very effective counter to minion-heavy aggro decks, focusing on dealing rapid damage to the enemy hero using a swarm of weaker minions. The Belcher can not only trade for at least two of these smaller minions, but will also leave a weaker taunt behind which, due to many charge or 'swarming' minions having only 1 Health, will often manage to trade for yet another minion. The main limitation of the Belcher as an anti-aggro card lies in its mana cost, making it too late in the game to counter early damage. Using other taunts and clears like Unstable Ghoul can allow the player to survive long enough to bring out the Belcher, seriously impeding the aggressive early game that minion-heavy aggro decks depend on.

In any type of play, the Belcher's main weakness is to neutralisation through Silences and Transformations.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Tummy feel funny.[1]
Attack
*Belch* Excuse me.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Sludge Belcher is an elite Abomination found in the Construct Quarter of Naxxramas. He summons non-elite Bile Sludge mobs.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Nathan Bowden

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sludge Belcher, full art
In the Curse of Naxxramas trailer

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-09-08).