Snapjaw Shellfighter

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Snapjaw Shellfighter
Regular
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Gold
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Set: Rastakhan's Rumble
Type: Minion
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 5
Attack: 3
Health: 8
Abilities: Deal damage
Tags: Damage-related, Positional effect, Triggered effect
Artist: Matt Dixon

Whenever an adjacent minion takes damage, this minion takes it instead.

Nonono, the turtle is the Shellfighter.

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Snapjaw Shellfighter is an epic neutral minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Snapjaw Shellfighter can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Snapjaw Shellfighter can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Snapjaw Shellfighter 400 100
Golden Snapjaw Shellfighter 1600 400

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Snapjaw Shellfighter can go negative in health when its effect triggers from area of effect damage.[1]
    • Example: If you have a Snapjaw Shellfighter and two Wisps adjacent to it on the board and Volcano is cast, Snapjaw Shellfighter takes 15 damage, going down from 8 health to -7 health, and the two Wisps survive on the board.[2]
    • Example: If the opponent has a Snapjaw Shellfighter with 1 health remaining and two Wisps adjacent to it, and you cast Flamestrike, the Snapjaw Shellfighter takes 12 damage, going down from 1 health to -11 health, and the two Wisps survive on the board.
  • When multiple abilities are triggered simultaneously, the order of events is generally determined by the order in which the cards were played or summoned.
    • Example: If Cursed Blade is used on a Wrathguard which is positioned between a Snapjaw Shellfighter on the left and a Snapjaw Shellfighter on the right:
      • If the left Snapjaw was played earlier than the right Snapjaw, then the damage is redirected to the left Snapjaw Shellfighter.
      • If the right Snapjaw was played earlier than the left Snapjaw, then the damage is redirected to the right Snapjaw Shellfighter.
    • Example: If Whirlwind is used on a board with two Snapjaw Shellfighters, damage is redirected to both.
  • Different damage redirection effects can chain with each other, but each one will only occur once. This means that Snapjaw Shellfighter's damage redirection effect will only trigger once within a cascading sequence of damage redirection triggers.
    • Example: If Cursed Blade is used on a Wrathguard which is positioned on the left of two Snapjaw Shellfighters, the right-most Snapjaw Shellfighter receives the final damage.
    • Example: If Fireball is used on a Snapjaw Shellfighter positioned on the left of another Snapjaw Shellfighter, the left Snapjaw Shellfighter receives the final damage.
  • Redirected damage is applied before modifiers.
    • Example: If Cursed Blade is used on a Wrathguard adjacent to a Snapjaw Shellfighter, the hero that used the Cursed Blade takes 8 damage.
  • Snapjaw Shellfighter's effect is a pre-damage trigger, which triggers only when an adjacent minion takes damage, before the damage is taken by that minion.
    • Example: If a minion with Divine Shield is attacked adjacent to a Snapjaw Shellfighter, the Divine Shield will not be removed.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • 5 mana 3/8 stat is decent enough, and unlike Bolf Ramshield, enemies cannot damage this minion by attacking without taking damage, unless you have an extremely weak minion next to it.
  • Snapjaw Shellfighter can be used to protect key minions, or combine with Taunt minions to guard your face. If placed next a powerful Taunt like Stubborn Gastropod, it would resemble an 8-health minion with the same effect.
  • Also, as noted above, Snapjaw Shellfighter is an excellent card against Area of Effect damage.
  • When trading, this minion may die without attacking, so should remember not to miss its attack.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
A good defense is a great turtle.
Attack
Watch de jaws!

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Snapjaw Shellfighter, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. HysteriA (December 21, 2018). Hearthstone Mythbusters 73. Retrieved on 2018-12-22.
  2. Trolden (December 29, 2018). Funny And Lucky Moments - Hearthstone - Ep. 411. Retrieved on 2018-12-31.