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Professor Putricide (boss)

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Professor Putricide (boss)
Professor Putricide(63140).png
Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Hero
Health: 30
Armor: 15 Armor.png (Normal)
Artist: Mike Sass

The professor's experiments are running amok!

See this card on Hearthpwn

For the card of the same name, see Professor Putricide.

Professor Putricide is a boss found in the Knights of the Frozen Throne mission. He is the second boss of the mission's Upper Reaches wing and fifth boss of the mission overall.

The encounter is in three phases, just like the World of Warcraft boss encounter. Each phase will have a different Hero Power

Starts at 30HP with 15 armour. Every time you destroy that 15 armour he "evolves" and goes to the next phase.

1st Phase: Passive hero power allows all Secrets to cost 0 mana...and he will play a lot of them.
2nd Phase: Passive hero power allows all Weapons to cost 1 mana. He will also summon Festergut.
3rd Phase: Passive hero power makes all Cards cost 5 mana. He will also summon Rotface.

Hero Portraits[edit | edit source]

Professor Putricide, phase 2Professor Putricide, phase 3

Hero Powers[edit | edit source]

Mad Science(63143).png
Madder Science(63144).png
Maddest Science(63147).png

Special Cards[edit | edit source]


Deck[edit | edit source]

Class Card Quantity
Boss Growing Ooze 6
Tentacles 2
Mage Arcane Intellect 3
Counterspell 1
Duplicate 1
Frozen Clone 1
Vaporize 1
Hunter Cat Trick 1
Dart Trap 1
Eaglehorn Bow 1
Freezing Trap 1
Venomstrike Trap 1
Neutral Abomination 2
Mad Scientist 2
Sludge Belcher 2
The Boogeymonster 1
Paladin Avenge 1
Getaway Kodo 1
Sacred Trial 1

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Use these cards:

Class Card Quantity
Phase one Secretkeeper 2
Kezan Mystic 2
Eater of Secrets 2
Brann Bronzebeard 1
Avian Watcher 2
Phase Two Harrison Jones 1
Gluttonous Ooze 1
Phase Three Alexstrasza 1

Phase one[edit | edit source]

  • Putricide's deck has 11 secrets, keep track of them.
  • Open with Secretkeeper; do not attack or trigger any of the secrets until turn 4.
  • On turn 4 eat all the secrets with Eater of Secrets, then attack.
  • If he has 1 or 2 secrets, take them with Kezan Mystic; you can also use Brann Bronzebeard.
  • The phase ends once he runs out of armor; at this moment Festergut will be summoned on his side on the board. Make sure that you can kill it before you take all Putricide's armor.

Phase two[edit | edit source]

  • Putricide regains an additional 15 armor.
  • He only has 3 weapons in his deck; get rid of them with cards like Harrison Jones, Gluttonous Ooze or Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • You can also add one or two high-cost weapons to your deck to equip them during this phase.
  • Once he runs out of armor this time, Rotface will be summoned; you need to remove it with one hit or better yet steal it.

Phase three[edit | edit source]

  • Time to bring out the big guns.
  • The only three cards that costs more than 5 in his deck are The Boogeymonster and two copies of weapon Tentacles; the remaining cards cost less than 5, so he won't really make much use of his last hero power.
  • Since we've been dealing with his armor so far, Alexstrasza is a good card to start with.
  • Remember to bring some powerful board clears with you.

Boss completion[edit | edit source]

As the second boss of Upper Reaches, defeating Professor Putricide unlocks the third and final boss, Sindragosa.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter selection[edit | edit source]

The Lich King
Professor Putricide is my card draw engine. But all he draws is "Gas". I really dislike him.

Encounter[edit | edit source]


Professor Putricide
Good news, everyone! I've fixed the poison slime pipes.

Growing Ooze

Professor Putricide
Great news, everyone! The slime is flowing again!

Emote response

Professor Putricide
That's not very nice.

Eaglehorn Bow

Professor Putricide
I didn't know I even HAD one of these.


Professor Putricide
Oh, my.


Professor Putricide
So dangerous. So delightful!

Phase 2

Professor Putricide
Tentacles! Oh my - they do have a mind of their own, don't they?

Festergut dies

Professor Putricide
Oh Festergut, you were always my favorite... next to Rotface.

Phase 3

Professor Putricide
Hmmm, interesting.

Rotface dies

Professor Putricide
Not Rotface! What did he ever do to you!?

Playing Mysterious Challenger

Professor Putricide
Nobody's more mysterious than me!

Playing Eater of Secrets

Professor Putricide
No! My secrets! My life's work!

Playing Mad Scientist

Professor Putricide
Have you been poaching my staff?

Playing Tentacles for Arms

Professor Putricide
That is a stylish choice of weapon.

Playing Power Word: Tentacles

Professor Putricide
Can I get one of those?

Playing an Ooze

Professor Putricide
Oooh, ooze!

Playing an Ethereal

Professor Putricide
Never turst an ethereal. You can't see their faces!

Playing Cloaked Huntress during Phase 1

Professor Putricide
Well, that seems superfluous.

Playing Aviana during Phase 3

Professor Putricide
Your science is better than my science!

Playing Rotface

Professor Putricide
Rotface! How could you?
Rotface have NEEDS.

Playing Professor Putricide

Professor Putricide
Wah? There's that guy that I am!
Professor Putricide
Good news... me!
Professor Putricide
That's not good news at all you be-tentacled doppelganger!

Playing The Lich King

Professor Putricide
Oh my, I didn't expect to see you here.
The Lich King
I'm a very hands-on manager.

Upon becoming Jaraxxus or a death knight

Professor Putricide
Waaahh? Did you just change your hair?


Professor Putricide
Bad news, everyone...

Defeat[edit | edit source]

The Lich King
Putricide, your deck is disgusting. I've underestimated you.

Victory[edit | edit source]

The Lich King
Putricide, that was pathetic. You belong in a Hunter deck, not my citadel.

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

"Good news, everyone! I think I've perfected a plague that will destroy all life on Azeroth!"
Professor Putricide is the Scourge genius behind the development of all forms of blight, plague, ooze, scourge, and death delivery. He is the final boss in the Plagueworks section of Icecrown Citadel, the first Icecrown wing to be unlocked. In order to reach his laboratory, players must first defeat Festergut and Rotface.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Playing Cloaked Huntress during the first phase is counter-intuitive due to the card's effect being completely unnecessary because of Putricide's Hero Power.
  • Playing Aviana in the third phase, Putricide will remark "Your science is better than my science" because Aviana's effect completely negates the cost increase (for minions) on his Phase 3 Hero Power.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Professor Putricide, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Promotional Content