The Great Akazamzarak (Battlegrounds)

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The Great Akazamzarak
Regular

The Great Akazamzarak(127374).png

Set: Battlegrounds
Type: Hero
Health: 40
Artist: Ivan Fomin

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For The Dalaran Heist encounter, see The Great Akazamzarak.

The Great Akazamzarak is a hero that the player can pick in Battlegrounds.

For more information, see Battlegrounds.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

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Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Great Akazamzarak's Secrets can provide his minions with a powerful edge in combat, if used well. However, he is reliant on RNG, which can make his hero power unreliable. Nevertheless, picking a good Secret with your spare coins makes him a tricky opponent.

  • Ice Block is an incredible Secret to have, as it assures your survival for one round. If you get this secret early, feel free to play a bit greedier with your tavern upgrades.
  • Splitting Image is among the best of Akazamzarak's Secrets in the combat phase. If played in the late game, it can put out a huge body with good positioning, allowing it to potentially win combat on its own.
  • Autodefense Matrix can also be quite impactful on a board with Divine Shields; as players usually put small minions on the left to trigger Divine Shields with minimal damage loss, a second one can surprise opponents and absorb a lot of damage.
  • Venomstrike Trap produces a Poisonous token that can produce a large swing by unconditionally bringing down an enemy minion, and as the token is summoned on the far right, it is unlikely to hit a Divine Shield. But because it attacks after all of your other minions, the token might not be enough to win a combat on its own so much as cushion a defeat.
  • Effigy can give your board a bit more longevity with an effect akin to Piloted Shredder or Piloted Sky Golem. Higher tier minions tend to summon better minions through Effigy, so arrange your board accordingly.
  • Redemption, much like The Lich King's hero power, gives one of your minions a second life with 1 health. This can be used as insurance for key minions or let your Taunts stall for a bit longer.
  • Avenge's buff is okay in the early game and inconsequential later on. As Akazamzarak rarely has 2 coins to spare until the late game, Avenge should generally not be taken.
  • Snake Trap tends to trigger as soon as a single board slot opens up, so more often than not, it will only summon one or two tokens. In any case, this Secret is extremely weak without Beast synergy like Pack Leader, and even then, the tokens being summoned at the far right means they don't contribute much to a Beast strategy as you generally want your tokens to attack before your key minions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Great Akazamzarak, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]