Drakkari Defender

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Drakkari Defender
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Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Minion
Class: Shaman
Rarity: Common
Cost: 3
Attack: 2
Health: 8
Abilities: Overload, Taunt
Artist: Luca Zontini

Overload: (3)

Sometimes, the best defense is an offensive troll.

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Drakkari Defender is a common shaman minion card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Drakkari Defender can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Drakkari Defender 40 5
Golden Drakkari Defender 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Drakkari Defender has very high stats for a card that can be played at 3 Mana, but with an Overload cost of 3, it massively hinders your next turn. Its high health on curve means that is can be very effective at slowing down some aggressive decks. It can also be held and played on a later turn, where the Overload effect is less detrimental, to protect valuable minions such as Mana Tide Totem.

In Standard, Drakkari Defender lacks synergy to make the most of it's downside, however, in Wild, it has strong synergy with Tunnel Trogg, as it both buffs it and protects it from direct attacks. Its hefty Overload cost also helps with upgrading a Sapphire Spellstone.

In Arena, Drakkari Defender can be played to protect valuable minions, or to help defend important minions from trade when setting up lethal. It is weak in the early game, however, as the overload is very restrictive to your ability to play minions on curve. It should be considered as a 6-drop when drafting.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Drakkari kill trespassers!
I told ya so!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Drakkari Defenders are Drakkari ice trolls found at the Drak'atal Passage, a passageway between the Grizzly Hills and Zul'Drak.

From Wowpedia:

The Drakkari tribe is a tribe of ice trolls that founded the nation of Zul'Drak (also called the Drakkari Empire) in eastern Northrend, with the city of Gundrak as their capital. They seem to be a hardy people, persisting through hostilities from the empire of Azjol-Nerub and now the Scourge.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Drakkari Defender, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]