Kabal Lackey

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Kabal Lackey is an common mage minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get

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

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 40 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 400 Dust.pngGolden1


To edit these notes, go to Template:Kabal Lackey notes.

  • This card's Battlecry creates a cost-modification enchantment attached to your player: this means that it will not be cancelled if your hero is replaced. This enchantment sets the mana cost of Secret cards in your hand to 0, but wears off as soon as you play a Secret or at the end of your turn (whichever happens first).
Example: If you have two mage Secrets in hand and play Kabal Lackey, both Secret cards will show to cost 0 mana; however, after you play the first Secret for 0 mana, the second one will display and cost 3 mana.
Example: If you play a  Kirin Tor Mage and immediately after a Kabal Lackey, Secret cards in your hand will show to cost 0 mana; however, after you play the first Secret for 0 mana, if you have other mage Secrets in your hand they will display and cost 3 mana. However, if you play Kirin Tor Mage, then a Secret for 0 mana, and only after that you play Kabal Lackey, you can play a second Secret for 0 mana that turn.[1]
  • This card's effect follows the general rule that multiple cost modifications take effect in order of play: for additional details, see Mana cost.
  • Despite the name, Kabal Lackey is not a Lackey and as such won't trigger Lackey-related events.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

  • ▶️ VO_CFM_066_Male_Goren_Play_01.wav I'm with the Kabal!
  • ▶️ Potion_Kabal_Underlay_Play.wav <underlay sound>
  • ▶️ VO_CFM_066_Male_Goren_Attack_01.wav Kabal business!
  • ▶️ Potion_Kabal_Underlay_Attack.wav <underlay sound>
  • ▶️ VO_CFM_066_Male_Goren_Death_01.wav <death sound>
  • ▶️ Potion_Kabal_Underlay_Death.wav <underlay sound>
  • ▶️ GlassShatter_Underlay_Death.wav <underlay sound>

Lore[edit | edit source]

This seemingly low-ranking member of the Kabal is a goren,[2] a race of small, peculiar creatures native to the planet of Draenor, the homeworld of the orcs and the temporary refuge of the draenei.

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The goren are strange creatures found on Draenor that appear to bond with certain elements. Goren are related to the Breakers and eat rocks, ore, and even elementals. They are relentless and voracious and can overwhelm those not prepared.
While the gronn and magnaron shape the world through their brute individual strength, the goren are scavenging opportunists who dart unseen between the lumbering feet of their larger cousins. Roughly the size of an Azerothian trogg, goren live in massive colonies that burrow through the earth, gobbling up minerals and leaving twisting caves in their wake. They enjoy devouring crystalline minerals, which are digested and extruded through their skin, giving some goren the benefit of an armored crystalline shell. The bane of both orc and draenei miners, goren sniff out and infest mineral-rich burrows. Adventurers should be wary of the gorens’ ability to shoot crystalline projectiles and swarm around unprepared explorers in rolling packs, as well as their impossibly sharp teeth and acidic spit.
While the majority of goren are smaller than gnomes, some types grow far larger, towering over even the tauren. Rare individuals have been known to grow to monstrous proportions. This is significantly determined by the dietary success of the individual goren - given sufficient sustenance a goren can grow far beyond the normal size for their species. The largest known goren is Oregorger, whose gluttony has led his frame to swell far beyond the size of any other. It is possible goren simply continue to grow throughout their lives without limit, at least as long as they have enough food to satisfy their ravenous appetites. It should be noted that goren (not unlike virmen) has no love for raw turnips, and are not interested in eating them.

The Lackey is noteworthy, as it is the first known example of a goren located on Azeroth (not counting the two different types of goren companion pets adventurers may have brought back with them from the alternate Draenor). When asked how the Kabal Lackey ended up in Gadgetzan, Ben Brode replied "Probably via gryphon".[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Kabal Lackey, full art

Patch changes

  • TTN Logo Adventure.pngPatch (2023-09-28):
    • Now reads: "Battlecry: The next Secret you play this turn costs (1)." (previously: "Battlecry: The next Secret you play this turn costs (0).")
    • 2023-10-03: Fixed a visual bug with Kabal Lackey’s updated effect.
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch (2016-11-29):
    • Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested by User:Elekim, 2017-03-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ben Brode on Twitter (X). (2016-11-15).