Dirty Rat HearthPwn Exclusive Reveal

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Dirty Rat

It’s not his fault… Someone keeps stealing his soap!

Our card reveal for Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is the dirtiest, blingest, smartest, and unfortunately shortest Kobold in Gadgetzan. Don't let his short stature fool you though, he packs a powerful, gem-filled punch.

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What are Kobolds?

  • You no take candle! Kobolds have an unhealthy obsession with candles due to their poor nocturnal sight, although our friend seems to be missing his.
  • Kobolds enjoy seclusion from the other races of Azeroth. Caves, Mines, and Quarries are some of their favourite spots.
  • Aieee me run! Kobolds are cowards and they're dumb enough to start fights with others that they can't win. Dirty Rat certainly didn't make his way up the chain being cowardly though!
  • Fists and small weapons are the primary combat methods used by Kobolds. Those gold knuckles on Dirty Rat must have cost a fortune, but damn he blingin'.

Who are the Grimy Goons?

The Grimy Goons are weapon smugglers and tough-guy enforcers of Gadgetzan. These classes are known for their smuggling cards which feature in-hand card buffing mechanics. You gotta keep your goons equipped with the right gear to keep them enforcing their turf on the Mean Streets!

Hunters, Paladins, and Warriors are associated with the Grimy Goons. These are the three Grimy Goons Tri-Class cards!

The Kabal is Going Down!

Dirty Rat is a part of the Grimy Goons and they aren't too happy with The Kabal.

  • Dirty Rat is great at preventing Battlecry effects which means Kazakus, leader of The Kabal, is going to cry. He accomplishes this through those sweet gold and gem-encrusted knuckles.
  • Sorry Kabal Talonpriest, you too are useless against our Kobold friend! Anduin, bro, you need to stop with the Battlecries!
  • Provided that someone like Ragnaros the Firelord doesn't get pulled out, he's a pretty sweet 2/6 body which can help shut down aggressive minions.

Community Thoughts

We've talked with some members of the community to get their thoughts on Dirty Rat!

Noxious One of the coolest 'Tech' cards in the game, functions as a disruption tool vs. Combo plays (i.e: Malygos, Emperor Thaurissan, Alexstrasza, etc.) as well as a decent Taunt minion vs. Aggro decks who empty their hand quickly.
Thijs That's an exciting 2-drop!
Muzzy The first comparison that come's to people's minds when they see this card is the Deathlord comparison. Deathlord was a very good card, because it allowed for fatigue archetype's to be created and it summoned the minion as a Deathrattle. Dirty Rat is far from a Deathlord, because it is a Battlecry, which means after you play it, your opponent has the initiative with whatever minion they get, which doesn't even make it strong vs aggro because they have the initiative.

Very bad card, however, for weapon classes there is the consideration of playing it and then killing what pops out like in Control Warrior.
Garrett Deathlord's cousin's former college roommate. Big stats for a 2-drop. I'd be mad interested to see how it performs in Arena except it's Epic rarity gem makes it an unlikely find.
Ben Brode Chris Metzen came up with the name/flavor for this card. One of the last things we collaborated on before he retired. We miss you, Metzen!

Learn More About Mean Streets of Gadgetzan!

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