Big Ol' Whelp
|Set:||Descent of Dragons|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Draw cards|
Battlecry: Draw a card.
A chonker, a real absolute unit.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|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.
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Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.52060 (2019-12-05): Added.