Dr. Boom

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Dr. Boom is a legendary neutral minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

Other versions

How to get

TypeSourceQualityCount
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Wild
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1
Bundle Buy the Twist Starter Bundle 2 in the Shop from June 1, 2024 until 06:59 July 2, 2024 for $19.99 or 2000 Runestone.pngRunestones.Regular 1

Related cards


GVG 110t.png

Notes

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Achievements

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CategoryNameDescriptionRewards
Achievement Category 2Achievement SubCategory 178 logoGameplay - Core (Wolf) - NeutralBoom Goes the BotDeal 50 damage with Boom Bots.10 Achievement Point.png
Achievement Category 2Achievement SubCategory 178 logoGameplay - Core (Wolf) - NeutralBoom Goes the BotDeal 100 damage with Boom Bots.10 Achievement Point.png

Sounds

Play
  • ▶️ GVG_110_DrBoom_Play.wav <summon sound>
  • ▶️ Pegasus_Stinger_Misc1.wav <music stinger>
Attack
  • ▶️ GVG_110_DrBoom_Attack.wav <attack sound>
Death

History

Soon after it was released, Dr. Boom gained a reputation as a particularly strong and efficient card. This was primarily due to the lack of good 7-cost cards at the time, as well as the genericity of Dr. Boom's effect allowing it to slot efficiently in every deck, barring the fastest aggro decks. As a result, Dr. Boom saw widespread use, and its power level was such that players often deemed the card overpowered, with many ironically dubbing the card "Dr. Balanced." Blizzard had stated that they had no plans to change the card despite its criticism, and indeed, the card has never been nerfed and it currently sees little play in Wild.

Dr. Boom is, perhaps, one of the most well-known cards in all of Hearthstone. The popularity of this card drastically increased the popularity of the Dr. Boom character, who was previously merely a minor boss located in Netherstorm. This eventually led to an entire expansion being centered around him in 2018, The Boomsday Project, as well as him becoming one of the main members of the League of E.V.I.L., the main antagonists of the Year of the Dragon that took up most of 2019.

Lore

For the lore of this card, see Dr. Boom (Lore).

Trivia

Gallery

Patch changes

External links

References[edit | edit source]

 
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC2CXd5AmFM (including Knife Juggler/Sword of Justice triggers)
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2014-11-29).