Galakrond, the Wretched
|Set:||Descent of Dragons|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Gain Armor, Replace Hero Power, Summon, Upgradable|
|Tags:||Demon-generating, Hero Power-related, Invoke-related, Random|
Battlecry: Summon 1 random Demon. (Invoke twice to upgrade.)
Fel-flames slowly writhed around the skeleton, until the great bones knit themselves together into a demonic monstrosity. Rafaam shielded his face from the heat but could not hide his grin.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Golden Galakrond, the Wretched can be obtained through crafting only.
|Golden Galakrond, the Wretched||3200||1600|
Upgrades into[edit | edit source]
Generated Hero Power[edit | edit source]
Summoned minion[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Galakrond, the Wretched's Invoke effect is highly versatile, and has its place in both aggressive Zoolock decks and in control decks. His Invoke effect will give you a constant stream of tokens for putting pressure on the opponent, and can be used with cards like Grim Rally and Sea Giant to further a Zoolock's game plan. His Invokers likewise work well in a Zoo strategy: Dragonblight Cultist can threaten a large amount of damage if played on a wide board, Fiendish Rites buffs your board, Devoted Maniac can be used to squeeze in damage against a stubborn Taunt or otherwise troublesome minion. and Veiled Worshipper provides a ton of card draw while barely sacrificing tempo. In such decks, Galakrond's Invoke is often more impactful than the threat of Galakrond himself, since Zoolock decks generally aim to finish the game before having to play Galakrond. That being said, the Demons summoned by an upgraded Galakrond's Battlecry can provide a tempo swing to help turn around a game gone wrong.
On the other hand, in slower decks the Invoke package gives the deck a decently strong early game to keep up against aggro decks and the stream of 1/1s his Hero Power gives provides consistent pressure, and more useful than Life Tap when running low on cards. The Imps also make for great fodder to sacrifice for Plague of Flames and Sacrificial Pact, allowing them to draw out the game longer.
Possible minions[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Type||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Battlefiend||Common||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||1||2||After your hero attacks, gain +1 Attack.|
|Blood Imp||Common||Minion||Demon||Warlock||1||0||1||Stealth. At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health.|
|Fiendish Servant||Common||Minion||Demon||Warlock||1||2||1||Deathrattle: Give this minion's Attack to a random friendly minion.|
|Flame Imp||Common||Minion||Demon||Warlock||1||3||2||Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero.|
|Imprisoned Gan'arg||Common||Minion||Demon||Warrior||1||2||2||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, equip a 3/2 Axe.|
|Imprisoned Homunculus||Common||Minion||Demon||Priest||1||2||5||Dormant for 2 turns.|
|Shadowhoof Slayer||Free||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||2||1||Battlecry: Give your hero +1 Attack this turn.|
|Spirit Jailer||Common||Minion||Demon||1||1||3||Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck.|
|Ur'zul Horror||Common||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||2||1||Deathrattle: Add a 2/1 Lost Soul to your hand.|
|Darkglare||Epic||Minion||Demon||Warlock||2||2||3||After your hero takes damage, refresh a Mana Crystal.|
|Felstalker||Free||Minion||Demon||Warlock||2||4||3||Battlecry: Discard a random card.|
|Imprisoned Felmaw||Common||Minion||Demon||Hunter||2||5||4||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, attack a random enemy.|
|Imprisoned Scrap Imp||Rare||Minion||Demon||Warlock||2||3||3||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+1.|
|Imprisoned Vilefiend||Common||Minion||Demon||Any||2||3||5||Dormant for 2 turns.|
|Mo'arg Artificer||Epic||Minion||Demon||Any||2||2||4||All minions take double damage from spells.|
|Sightless Watcher||Free||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||2||3||2||Battlecry: Look at 3 cards in your deck. Choose one to put on top.|
|Chaos Gazer||Epic||Minion||Demon||Warlock||3||4||3||Battlecry: Curse a playable card in your opponent's hand. They have 1 turn to play it!|
Battlecry: Destroy one of your Mana Crystals.
|Imprisoned Observer||Rare||Minion||Demon||Mage||3||4||5||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.|
|Imprisoned Satyr||Common||Minion||Demon||Druid||3||3||3||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, reduce the Cost of a random minion in your hand by (5).|
|Insatiable Felhound||Common||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||3||2||5||Taunt|
Corrupt: Gain +1/+1 and Lifesteal.
|Man'ari Mosher||Common||Minion||Demon||Warlock||3||3||4||Battlecry: Give a friendly Demon +3 Attack and Lifesteal this turn.|
|Satyr Overseer||Free||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||3||4||2||After your hero attacks, summon a 2/2 Satyr.|
|Terrorguard Escapee||Common||Minion||Demon||Any||3||3||7||Battlecry: Summon three 1/1 Huntresses for your opponent.|
|Void Terror||Rare||Minion||Demon||Warlock||3||3||3||Battlecry: Destroy the minions on either side of this minion and gain their Attack and Health.|
This has all minion types.
|Disguised Wanderer||Common||Minion||Demon||Any||4||3||3||Deathrattle: Summon a 9/1 Inquisitor.|
|Felsaber||Common||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||4||5||6||Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.|
|Fire Breather||Rare||Minion||Demon||Warlock||4||4||3||Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all minions except Demons.|
|Frenzied Felwing||Rare||Minion||Demon||Any||4||3||2||Costs (1) less for each damage dealt to your opponent this turn.|
|Magtheridon||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Any||4||12||12||Dormant. Battlecry: Summon three 1/3 enemy Warders. When they die, destroy all minions and awaken.|
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
|Pit Lord||Epic||Minion||Demon||Warlock||4||5||6||Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero.|
|Portal Keeper||Rare||Minion||Demon||Any||4||5||2||Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush.|
|Envoy Rustwix||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Warlock||5||5||4||Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.|
|Lothraxion the Redeemed||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Paladin||5||5||5||Battlecry: For the rest of the game, after you summon a Silver Hand Recruit, give it Divine Shield.|
|Void Drinker||Epic||Minion||Demon||Warlock||5||4||5||Taunt. Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to gain +3/+3.|
|Wrathspike Brute||Epic||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||5||2||6||Taunt|
After this is attacked, deal 1 damage to all enemies.
When you draw this, restore 4 Health to your hero.
|Bladed Lady||Rare||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||6||6||6||Rush|
Costs (1) if your hero has 6 or more Attack.
|Dread Infernal||Free||Minion||Demon||Warlock||6||6||6||Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to ALL other characters.|
|Imprisoned Antaen||Rare||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||6||10||6||Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 10 damage randomly split among all enemies.|
|Mad Summoner||Rare||Minion||Demon||Any||6||4||4||Battlecry: Fill each player's board with 1/1 Imps.|
|Portal Overfiend||Epic||Minion||Demon||Any||6||5||6||Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Portals into your deck. When drawn, summon a 2/2 Demon with Rush.|
|Riftcleaver||Epic||Minion||Demon||Warlock||6||7||5||Battlecry: Destroy a minion. Your hero takes damage equal to its Health.|
Deathrattle: Summon two 3/2 Imps.
|Scavenging Shivarra||Common||Minion||Demon||Any||6||6||3||Battlecry: Deal 6 damage randomly split among all other minions.|
|Tickatus||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Warlock||6||8||8||Battlecry: Remove the top 5 cards from your deck. Corrupt: Your opponent's deck instead.|
|Xavius||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Any||6||7||5||After you play a card, summon a 2/1 Satyr.|
|Priestess of Fury||Rare||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||7||6||5||At the end of your turn, deal 6 damage randomly split among all enemies.|
Your other Demons have +1 Attack.
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/5 Dreadlord with Lifesteal.
|Fel Lord Betrug||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Warlock||8||5||7||Whenever you draw a minion, summon a copy with Rush that dies at end of turn.|
|Hulking Overfiend||Rare||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||8||5||10||Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again.|
|Supreme Abyssal||Common||Minion||Demon||Any||8||12||12||Can't attack heroes.|
|Ancient Void Hound||Epic||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||9||10||10||At the end of your turn, steal 1 Attack and Health from all enemy minions.|
|Lord Jaraxxus||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Warlock||9||3||15||Battlecry: Destroy your hero and replace it with Lord Jaraxxus.|
|Pit Commander||Epic||Minion||Demon||Demon Hunter||9||7||9||Taunt|
At the end of your turn, summon a Demon from your deck.
|Sathrovarr||Legendary||Minion||Demon||Any||9||5||5||Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Add a copy of it to your hand, deck and battlefield.|
|Jumbo Imp||Epic||Minion||Demon||Warlock||10||8||8||Costs (1) less whenever a friendly Demon dies while this is in your hand.|
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Quotes[edit | edit source]
- The endless legions are at my call.
Emotes[edit | edit source]
|Thanks||Thank you for your foolish efforts.|
|Well played||Impressive. For a mortal.|
|Greetings||Burn in felfire!|
|Mirror Greetings||I already am!|
|Wow||That was wonderfully vile!|
|Oops||That was... painful.|
|Threaten||Eternity will not be kind to your soul.|
|Concede||You have defeated my army. Congratulations.|
|Thinking ||What about...|
|Thinking ||What if...|
|Running out of time||My time is burning out!|
|Almost out of cards||I am running out of cards.|
|Out of cards||I am out of cards!|
|Error: Too many minions||My board is too full.|
|Error: Generic||That is impossible.|
|Error: Hand already full||I have too many cards.|
|Error: Hero already attacked||I cannot attack again.|
|Error: Minion not ready||Give that weakling a turn to get ready.|
|Error: Minion exhausted||That minion already attacked.|
|Error: Not enough mana||I need more Mana for that.|
|Error: Need a weapon||I need a weapon. Or claws.|
|Error: Can't play that card||I cannot do that.|
|Error: Can't target stealthed minions||That minion has Stealth.|
|Error: Not a valid target||I cannot target that.|
|Error: Must attack taunt minion||I must attack the minion with Taunt.|
|Lunar New Year Greetings||Happy New Year.|
|Winter Veil Greetings||Happy Feast of Winter Veil...|
|Pirate's Day Greetings||Yarr! Galakrond be raidin' the skies.|
|Noblegarden Greetings||Noblegarden... I detest it.|
|Hallow's End Greetings||Hallow's End... My favorite.|
|Midsummer Fire Festival Greetings||Fireworks. I love those...|
Unused[edit | edit source]
|Opening remark||Burn! Burn it all down!|
|Mirror start||...And you with it!|
|Selection in Arena||Time to set the world ablaze!|
|Sorry||I am sorry, but you will be sorrier.|
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Galakrond was a massive proto-dragon, who is known as the "progenitor of dragonkind". He was a threat which five proto-dragons of varying colors united against. It is said that from him the Titans created the Aspects, but this is a rumor the Aspects actively encouraged so as to keep the truth about Galakrond a secret from the dragonflights.
- His size alone was greater than all of the Aspects combined, large enough that the only possible being Galakrond could be compared to was himself. His roar could be heard from miles around, and the flap of his wings generated powerful wind. As he continued to consume the life-energies of his fellow proto-dragons, Galakrond grew hideous mutations all over his body (such as limbs and even eyes) and his skin started to decay, almost as if he had become an undead like his victims. Galakrond was not always this large and he used to have a smoother, more streamlined appearance. His mutations were caused by cannibalizing on other proto-dragons, and as a by-product of his absorption of the proto-dragons' life essence his victims came back as undead, called the not-living.
This version of Galakrond is one of five forms he takes in Descent of Dragons, each catering to a League of E.V.I.L. member. This incarnation is reanimated by Arch-Villain Rafaam's Fel magic and appears to be able to use the fel to call demons to it's command.
His other forms are as follows:
- Galakrond, the Nightmare
- Galakrond, the Tempest
- Galakrond, the Unbreakable
- Galakrond, the Unspeakable
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 220.127.116.11060 (2019-12-05): Added.