Giantfin

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The League of Explorers adventure.


Giantfin
Giantfin.png
Set: The League of Explorers
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
30 (Heroic)
Armor: 15 Armor.png (Heroic)
Artist: Unknown artist

Deal with this giant murloc to reach the location of the final piece!

Giantfin is a boss found in the League of Explorers adventure. He is the second boss of the adventure's third wing, The Ruined City.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
Mrglmrgl MRGL!(27413).png
Mrglmrgl MRGL!(27414).png
Auto-cast

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Normal[edit | edit source]

Mrgl Mrgl Nyah Nyah(27415).png

Heroic[edit | edit source]

Mrgl Mrgl Nyah Nyah(27416).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

Note that the below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards in the encounter.

Normal
Class Card Quantity
Boss Mrgl Mrgl Nyah Nyah (Normal) 4
Paladin Anyfin Can Happen 1
Neutral Murloc Tinyfin 6
Grimscale Oracle 2
Murloc Raider 6
Murloc Tidecaller 5
Bluegill Warrior 2
Puddlestomper 1
Coldlight Seer 2
Old Murk-Eye 1
Heroic

Heroic Giantfin's deck has 50 cards instead of the usual 30.

Class Card Quantity
Boss Mrgl Mrgl Nyah Nyah (Heroic) 4
Paladin Anyfin Can Happen 1
Neutral Murloc Tinyfin 13
Grimscale Oracle 2
Murloc Raider 10
Murloc Tidecaller 6
Murloc Tidehunter 4
Puddlestomper 3
Coldlight Seer 4
Murloc Warleader 2
Old Murk-Eye 1

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This is a fairly straightforward fight. Giantfin will summon a large number of Murlocs, which are mostly weak but with the help of the usual synergistic Murlocs can grow in size. However, the main threat is Mrgl Mrgl Nyah Nyah (Heroic) and Anyfin Can Happen, each of which can suddenly threaten to overwhelm the player. Note that several of Giantfin's Murlocs have Charge, making them able to attack immediately after being resurrected by one of these effects.

At the start of each turn, the boss' auto-cast Hero Power Mrglmrgl MRGL! (Heroic) will try to draw additional cards; in Normal mode the number is dependent on the size of both heroes' hand, making it a good idea to keep yours fairly empty.

Normal[edit | edit source]

Please add any available information to this section.

Heroic[edit | edit source]

An easy way to beat Heroic Giantfin is to use a mage deck full of AoE cards like: Explosive Sheep, Unstable Ghoul, Abomination, Arcane Explosion, Flamestrike and Blizzard.

Since the boss only possess Murlocs in his deck Hungry Crab will fit perfectly in the strategy.

The main goal of this is to hold the boss minions as long as possible until he has reached fatigue, since Giantfin obtains 3 cards per turn from Mrglmrgl MRGL!, his deck will be out of fuel pretty fast even possessing 51 cards in Heroic mode.

Coldlight Oracle can speed this up. At the same time this card can also burn the enemy cards by making the enemy hand full if played early; this tactic becomes even more effective with Frost Nova since the boss can fill his side of the board pretty quickly.

Bringing Counterspell can block the enemy revival spells, and, if it counters Anyfin Can Happen, Giantfin will have lost almost his entire turn. It's also wise to bring Mad Scientist and Ice Barrier to increase the chance of victory.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Anyfin Can Happen(27240).png
Murloc Tinyfin(27225).png

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Before match

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Alas, I’d hoped to avoid Giantfin. Ah well. For glory!

Introduction

Giantfin
Mrglmrglmrgl

Turn 1

Giantfin
Mrrrgl! Mrrglrrglmrgl
Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Really now? That’s terribly rude.

Mrgl Mrgl Nyah Nyah (Heroic)

Giantfin
Mrrrglmrrrgl Nyah!
Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Oh pish posh. Don’t be childish.

Emote Response

Giantfin
Mrglmrrglrmrrgl

Play Old Murk-Eye

Giantfin
Middlefin, what are you doing here?

Victory

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
A shame. With a better upbringing he could have been a decent sort.

Unused[edit | edit source]

The following dialogues were included in the game's strings, but do not appear now.

Turn 2

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
My brothers, work with us! We don’t have to fight!
Giantfin
MRRRGL! MRRRGLMRGL!
Sir Finley Mrrgglton
I suppose that was to be expected.

Dead murlocs

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
So many dead. Such a waste.

Tidehunter

Sir Finley Mrrgglton
I grew up a Tidehunter before Elise found me. Would this have been my fate?
Tidehunter
No, Finley! You were different even then.

Lore[edit | edit source]

In League of Explorers

Giantfin is original to Hearthstone.

If Old Murk-Eye is played during the Giantfin encounter, Giantfin responds "Middlefin, what are you doing here?" This suggests familiarity, possibly even a familial relationship between the two; note the scale of Tinyfin, Middlefin and Giantfin.

In World of Warcraft

Giantfin later appeared in World of Warcraft as an elite mob, during the Un'Goro Madness micro-holiday. Like the other elites, he possessed the ability to gain various "Adapations" granting him special buffs, and dropped a "Dino Mojo" consumable upon death. His abilities included summoning an army of murlocs to defend him.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Giantfin was the first original Hearthstone character to appear as a boss in World of Warcraft, and only the third in total to appear in the game, following Sir Finley Mrrgglton and Morgl the Oracle.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Giantfin, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]