Ticking Abomination

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Ticking Abomination
Ticking Abomination(61811).png
Ticking Abomination(61811) Gold.png
Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Minion
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 4
Attack: 5
Health: 6
Abilities: Deal damage, Deathrattle
Tags: Area of effect
Artist: Mike Sass

Deathrattle: Deal 5 damage to your minions.

Abomination. Emphasis on the second syllable.

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Ticking Abomination is a rare neutral minion card, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Ticking Abomination 100 20
Golden Ticking Abomination 800 100

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Ticking Abomination has a very strong statline for a 4-mana minion, but with a very large drawback. In nearly every situation, Ticking Abomination is simply not worth the price, as the Deathrattle prevents any other minions from being played, as they will almost definitely be killed with very little investment from the opposing player. Ticking Abomination's stats, despite being heavy for the cost, are still not high enough to consider running in decks that run very few minions, and most opponents will be able to ignore the card to stunt your future ability to develop.

A fringe combo is giving it to your opponent with Treachery so that you can clear their side of the battlefield. However, this requires a heavy investment, especially if the Ticking Abomination is at full health, and there are better options for board clear for Warlock.

The one use this card does have is in Mecha'thun Priest combo decks. With Reckless Experimenter and Coffin Crasher, the Coffin Crasher brings out Mecha'thun on death and two Ticking Abominations kills it (and very likely wiping out any other minions you have), triggering the combo in one turn.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
*clock ticking* I don't feel so good...
Attack
Uh-oh!

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Abominations are twisted, mutilated undead creatures comprised of multiple dead limbs and body parts from many different corpses. They are enormous warriors, scarred by loose stitchings and putrid, open sores. They love to carve flesh and tear their enemies apart. The slow-moving and dull-witted abominations constantly drip blood and smell like disease-ridden slaughterhouses. They carry large cleavers into combat and wield various sickle-bladed hooks on their disproportionate limbs.
Almost all abominations lack any real intelligence, having an I.Q. closest to that of an ogre on average. Abominations outwardly appear strangely joyful due to their absent-minded expressions and mannerisms, though this is most likely due to their low level of mental capacity. Like their undead cousins, abominations lust for flesh and are known to eat not only the living but the dead as well.
The abominations were created by Kel'Thuzad.

The Ticking Abomination is similar to the Reanimated Abomination used in the Icecrown quest That's Abominable!. In the quest, players collect the intestines from a Scourge abomination before using a special kit to reconstruct the guts into an abomination under their own control, which the player can then use to kill various Scourge soldiers in the area. Upon death, the Reanimated Abomination explodes, dealing massive damage to nearby Scourge.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ticking Abomination, full art
Card art progress
An abomination in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]