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Big Ol' Whelp

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Big Ol' Whelp
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Set: Descent of Dragons
Type: Minion
Subtype: Dragon
Rarity: Common
Cost: 5
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Battlecry, Draw cards
Artist: Zero Yue

Battlecry: Draw a card.

A chonker, a real absolute unit.

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Big Ol' Whelp is a common neutral minion card, from the Descent of Dragons set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Big Ol' Whelp can be obtained through Descent of Dragons card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Big Ol' Whelp 40 5
Golden Big Ol' Whelp 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Big Ol' Whelp has decent stats for its cost while offering card draw. This can be seen as a much better version of Gnomish Inventor as it has +3/+1 and also draws a card for just one mana more, while also having Dragon synergy. This allows you to put a minion your opponent can't ignore without losing any card advantage.

In Wild, this card directly competes with Azure Drake, which loses 1/1 but has Spell Damage. Generally, Big Ol' Whelp is better for Midrange builds, while Azure Drake's Spell Damage is better for Control decks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card's flavor text uses two internet slang terms relating to largeness. "Chonker" refers to pudgy animals (particularly cats), while "absolute unit" is a meme spawned by a Twitter post of a large hotelier standing next to the Queen of England.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Big Ol' Whelp, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]