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Tar Creeper

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Tar Creeper
Tar Creeper(55456).png
Tar Creeper(55456) Gold.png
Set: Journey to Un'Goro
Type: Minion
Subtype: Elemental
Rarity: Common
Cost: 3
Attack: 1
Health: 5
Abilities: Increment attribute, Taunt
Tags: Ongoing effect

Taunt
Has +2 Attack during your opponent's turn.

If you won't come to the tar pits, we'll bring them to you!

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Tar Creeper is a neutral minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Tar Creeper can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Tar Creeper can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Tar Creeper 40 5
Golden Tar Creeper 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Tar Creeper is a powerful defensive card, being fairly weak on the controlling player's turn but making up for it by acting as a cheaper Sen'jin Shieldmasta on the opponent's turn. It works an excellent on-curve play in an Elemental deck, being both high value for its cost and boosting cards like Tol'vir Stoneshaper on your next turn.
Since Arena decks tend to have less large removal, playing a Tar Creeper on curve can often force the opponent to sacrifice their entire board, or to pass until they find a way to deal with this minion.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Tar Creepers are tar beasts found near the Lakkari Tar Pits in Un'Goro Crater. They share a model with bog beasts in World of Warcraft, but appear to instead be Elementals made of tar in Hearthstone.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All three Tar Beasts in Hearthstone share a common ability, as Taunt minions with 1 attack during your turn but higher attack during your opponent's. The other two are Tar Lurker and Tar Lord.
    • Tar Creeper is the weakest of the three, and is also the only neutral one.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Jim Nelson

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Tar Creeper, full art
Tar Creeper concept sketch
A tar beast in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]