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Eater of Secrets

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Eater of Secrets
Eater of Secrets(31121).png
Eater of Secrets(31121) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 4
Attack: 2
Health: 4
Abilities: Battlecry, Destroy, Increment attribute
Tags: Area of effect, Secret-related
Artist: Dan Scott

Battlecry: Destroy all enemy Secrets. Gain +1/+1 for each.

You don't want to be around after it has eaten an explosive trap. You thought Sludge Belcher was bad...

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Eater of Secrets is a rare neutral minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Eater of Secrets can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Eater of Secrets 100 20
Golden Eater of Secrets 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Eater of Secrets is a specific anti-Secret tech card. The most obvious reason for using this card is decks such as Secret Paladin, a paladin deck which uses Mysterious Challenger to put several Secrets into play in a single turn. Other examples include Freeze Mage (Ice Block, Ice Barrier) and various hunter decks (Explosive Trap, Freezing Trap, Snake Trap).

However, Eater of Secrets needs to destroy a Secret to get its value, otherwise it is an expensive 2/4 minion for 4 mana. This makes it desirable in a meta where Secret-using decks are very popular, or to complement a deck that is otherwise highly vulnerable to Secret decks. In the right situations Eater of Secrets can be an extremely powerful and useful card, but outside of these encounters it is generally very poor.

Because Eater of Secrets' Battlecry destroys any Secrets before they trigger, it can be safely played against Secrets such as Sacred Trial despite of the board state, or Snipe.

Compared to other Secret tech cards, it's superior over Kezan Mystic and Chief Inspector if used against multiple Secrets, but is much weaker otherwise due to its low base stats.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
I know who you are.
Attack
Delicious!

Lore[edit | edit source]

This minion is seemingly unique to Hearthstone, but appears similar to a n'raqi.

From Wowpedia:

The n'raqi, commonly known as the faceless ones or the faceless, are a monstrous race that arose from the organic matter that seeped from the Old Gods' blighted forms during the primordial era of Azeroth. Cunning and intelligent, they serve their eldritch masters with fanatical loyalty.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card was introduced almost a year after the rise to prominence of the Secret Paladin with Mysterious Challenger in The Grand Tournament. Long complained about, Eater of Secrets appears to provide a strong tech card to counter this deck. Its introduction also appears timed to replace the previous anti-Secret tech card, Kezan Mystic, due to the arrival of Standard format.
  • At the time of its addition, Eater of Secrets represents the strongest anti-Secret synergy yet seen in Hearthstone.
  • This card's summoning quote "I know who you are." is a response to Mysterious Challenger's summoning quote "Who am I? None of your business!".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Eater of Secrets, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]