Baron Geddon (boss)

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Baron Geddon
Baron Geddon (boss).png
Baron Geddon (boss) Gold.png
Set: Blackrock Mountain
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
50 (Heroic)
Armor: 50 Armor.png (Heroic)
Artist: Ian Ameling
Voice actor: Darin De Paul

Ragnaros employs truly evil lieutenants. Geddon is perhaps the evil-est.

For the minion card of the same name, see Baron Geddon

Baron Geddon is a boss encounter found in the Blackrock Mountain adventure. It is the second encounter of the adventure's second wing, Molten Core.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
Ignite Mana(14496).png
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Ignite Mana(14497).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Normal
Living Bomb(14498).png
Flameheart(14635).png
Heroic
Living Bomb(14500).png
Flameheart(14635).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

NB: the below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards in the encounter.

Normal and Heroic
Class Card Quantity
Boss Flameheart 2
Living Bomb (Heroic) 5
Druid Druid of the Flame 2
Mage Flamewaker 2
Shaman Lava Shock 2
Lava Burst 2
Fireguard Destroyer 2
Fire Elemental 2
Warlock Flame Imp 3
Imp Gang Boss 2
Hellfire 2
Neutral Magma Rager 2
Molten Giant 2

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Heroic[edit | edit source]

A strong approach to defeating Geddon in Heroic mode is the following three-fold plan:

  1. Use a well-constructed curve, ensuring you are always able to spend your full mana each turn, avoiding Ignite Mana
  2. Use lots of card draw, and return effects like Youthful Brewmaster and Ancient Brewmaster, to ensure you do not run out of cards to play
  3. Use Silences like Ironbeak Owl, Spellbreaker and Wailing Soul to remove Living Bomb from your own minions

By building a deck around these points, you should be able to ensure Geddon's Hero Power is never used, while slowly building up a board of minions. Abundant card draw is critical, since on later turns you will find it harder and harder to spend the full amount. With enough card draw you may even end up burning cards, but this should not be a concern since with good board presence you can defeat Geddon before fatigue is reached. Return effects like Youthful Brewmaster serve both to allow you to replay minions, and as a secondary way of removing Living Bomb if a Silence is unavailable. However, unless it is heavily damaged, it is usually preferable to silence the minion, leaving it on the board ready to attack next turn.

Make sure you have some low cost cards for the first few turns. Filler cards like Mind Vision, Far Sight, Thoughtsteal and Shield Block can be very effective for burning mana without emptying your hand.

This strategy can be used by several classes.

Rogue

Key to victory is to avoid Geddon's Hero Power and 'defusing' the Living Bomb (Heroic).

In order to avoid the Hero Power you need to have a solid curve with several 3-4-5 mana minions as well as some 1 mana minions. Zombie Chow and especially Clockwork Gnome are great choices, latter giving you a spare part to fill up your mana in a later turn as well. Spells are not very useful, you are not going to chew down 100 life with Eviscerates, Deadly Poison or Blade Flurry, so just have a couple Backstabs to activate SI:7 Agent. You need to win with superior minion quality, Piloted Shredder, Sludge Belcher, Azure Drake, Earthen Ring Farseer, SI:7 Agent, Trade Prince Gallywix, Dr. Boom and Ragnaros the Firelord are preferable minions to have. Weaving in Hero Power in order to avoid Geddon's Hero Power is crucial so think ahead. Playing a 3-drop and Hero Power might be better than just dropping that Belcher if you do not have a play for next turn so try to use your mana inefficiently in order to save bigger cards for bigger mana turns.

Have two copies of Shadowstep, Youthful Brewmaster and Ironbeak Owl in order to defuse the Living Bomb. Return effects are also great for filling up your mana with previously played 4-5 mana minions when you are running short on cards.

Geddon has a very hard time killing Trade Prince Gallywix (he tends to prioritize less important targets and Gallywix has a lot of Health while Geddon does not have hard removal), once you have him on board, you will have access to superb spells like Living Bomb and Flameheart which are not only incredibly powerful spells but extra cards to fill up your mana to avoid that Hero Power while giving you either full board control or more cards and armor. Once you have control of the board as such 100 life melts away in 2-3 turns.

Warlock

A Zoo-based Warlock deck works well against Geddon, since Life Tap both uses 2 mana to help avoid Geddon's Hero Power and grants the player another card to curve out on the following turns.

In addition to Youthful Brewmaster and Ironbeak Owl, Gul'dan also has several class counters to Living Bomb, such as Power Overwhelming or Shadowflame for damage, and even Siphon Soul to gain back some life.

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Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Before match

Nefarian
Baron Geddon is in our way. Handle him.

Introduction

Baron Geddon
You will burn!

Emote Response

Baron Geddon
Armageddon!

Hero Power

Baron Geddon
Burn!

Living Bomb

Baron Geddon
Tick, tick, mortal.

Turn 1

Baron Geddon
Ragnaros will consume you!

Death

Baron Geddon
One final service...
Nefarian
We are close. Yes. Yes!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Blackrock Mountain[edit | edit source]

Baron Geddon used to be Ragnaros’s second in command, until Majordomo Executus snaked into his spot. Now Baron Geddon is ready to unleash his fiery temper on any foolish heroes who trespass into Molten Core.[1]

World of Warcraft[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Baron Geddon is one of the eldest of all fire elementals, and he served as Ragnaros’ right hand during the beginning of the war against the titans. During one of the first battles against the then-unknown titan attackers, Geddon was defeated and forced into humiliating retreat. Ragnaros immediately demoted his commander, thinking that Geddon had been defeated by an inferior foe, since the Old Gods and their lieutenants had never yet met a challenge. His replacement was the flamewaker Majordomo Executus; Geddon was infuriated that a creature not purely of fire replaced him, a noble among the elementals. In an effort to regain his master’s faith, Baron Geddon planned the now legendary betrayal of Thunderaan the Windseeker. In the midst of a great battle, Geddon separated the massive lightning elemental from his allies, and together with Garr and Ragnaros, they ambushed the great elemental in an effort to steal his power.

Thunderaan was a powerful foe, even to an elemental lieutenant such as Ragnaros, and the Firelord was unable to completely destroy him as he had hoped. The three did manage to seal the Windseeker away, however, and imprison his essence in the talisman known as the Bindings of the Windseeker. Ragnaros then broke the talisman in half and charged each of his lieutenants, Garr and Geddon, with keeping one half safe. It is said that if the halves are brought together again then Thunderaan might escape. However, Geddon did not win back his old position by his master’s side. Today, he waits and bides his time, hoping to grow strong enough to find a way to overthrow or discredit Majordomo Executus. Baron Geddon currently dwells in the tunnels of the molten core of Blackrock Mountain, where he keeps a tireless vigil against intruders. Both Baron Geddon and Garr draw their considerable might from the blazing runes carved deep into the floor of Molten Core.

Voice[edit | edit source]

Baron Geddon was voiced by , who also voiced cards such as Rend Blackhand, Grim Patron and Axe Flinger.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Baron Geddon, full art
Baron Geddon in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]