N'Zoth's First Mate

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N'Zoth's First Mate
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Subtype: Pirate
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Equip
Tags: Weapon-generating
Artist: Paul Mafayon

Battlecry: Equip a 1/3 Rusty Hook.

Hates when N'Zoth yells "Ahoy Matey!!", but there's not really much he can do about it.

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N'Zoth's First Mate is a common warrior minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

N'Zoth's First Mate can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting. Golden N'Zoth's First Mate can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
N'Zoth's First Mate 40 5
Golden N'Zoth's First Mate 400 50

Equipped weapons[edit | edit source]

Rusty Hook(35285).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion is best played within the first few turns to provide a decent early weapon. Combinations with cards such as Upgrade! and Bloodsail Cultist will efficiently make it a more powerful weapon.

It is also used by Warriors to summon Patches the Pirate on turn 1; allowing for an explosive start of 2/2 worth of stats and a weapon to push early tempo.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Fly, Polly!
Attack
Avast!

Lore[edit | edit source]

This Pirate appears to be a qiraji, an insectoid race created millenia ago by the Old God C'Thun. However, it is also clearly flying the skull and crossbones, along with a crossed swords insignia on its mount's saddle, and has a hook for a right hand. This minion's professed close relationship to N'Zoth, the Corruptor (N'Zoth's "First Mate") is also new, suggesting N'Zoth to hold a position of Captain on board a pirate vessel of some kind, but is likely not intended to be taken too literally. N'Zoth is speculated to be imprisoned beneath Azeroth's oceans, which may account for the watery theme of this Pirate minion.

As an Old God-related pirate insectoid, this minion is distinctly original to Hearthstone. A qiraji following N'Zoth is also new, since the two Old Gods were traditionally enemies. However, with their master's death, the servants of C'Thun are ready to rally behind any remaining Old God.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card's original design was that of Patches the Pirate.[2] The second known fully developed name and art for the design, the card features the same concept of a flying pirate as featured in the final Patches the Pirate.
  • The card was initially jokingly titled "Dean's First Mate", in reference to Dean Ayala's love of the original Patches the Pirate, which had been removed from Blackrock Mountain last minute, much to the designer's dismay.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

N'Zoth's First Mate, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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