Skulking Geist

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Skulking Geist
Skulking Geist(62883).png
Skulking Geist(62883) Gold.png
Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Minion
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 6
Attack: 4
Health: 6
Abilities: Battlecry, Remove from deck
Tags: Cost-related
Artist: Dany Orizio

Battlecry: Destroy all 1-Cost spells in both hands and decks.

It's as though a million Jade Idols cried out, and were suddenly silenced.

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Skulking Geist is an epic neutral minion card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Skulking Geist can be obtained through Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Skulking Geist can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Skulking Geist 400 100
Golden Skulking Geist 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When determining which spells to destroy, Skulking Geist looks at their base mana costs, before any cost modification effects are applied.[1]
    Example: A player has a copy of Arcane Missiles in their hand and a Sorcerer's Apprentice in play, causing their Arcane Missiles to cost 0. Their opponent plays Skulking Geist, destroying the Arcane Missiles.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion can serve as an extremely powerful tech card against decks that rely on 1-Cost spells, such as Secret Paladin (Avenge, Noble Sacrifice, etc.) or Jade Druid (Jade Idol). Other important 1-cost spells removed include Inner Fire, Power Word: Shield, Potion of Madness, Dark Pact, Evolve, Unstable Evolution, Earthen Scales, Naturalize, Whirlwind, and Shield Slam.

Note that if is played after a player uses Explore Un'Goro, their entire deck is destroyed, providing an almost guaranteed loss for them. It also removes Hakkar, the Soulflayer's Corrupted Blood from both players.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Me hungry! You yummy!
Attack
Me like!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Geists are hideous crawling, gangrel creatures of the Scourge. Geists have hangman's ropes around their necks and at least some of them are executed criminals reborn as undead. Agile and quick despite their crawling gait, they are one of the lower-ranking forms of undead. Aside from use in combat, geists see a lot of service as manual labor. Despite their gagged, hooded faces (dominated by only one eye) and muffled, harsh cackling, geists are capable of coherent speech after clearing their throats.
After being freed from the grasp of the Lich King, some geists have regrouped against him under the banner of Highlord Darion Mograine as members of the Knights of the Ebon Blade.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Skulking Geist, full art
A geist in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matthew Place on Twitter. (2017-08-03).