N'Zoth's First Mate

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N'Zoth's First Mate is a common warrior minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get

The Signature copy of N'Zoth's First Mate is uncraftable. It has special unlock requirements and cannot be crafted, disenchanted, or opened from card packs:
TypeSourceQualityCount
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Whispers of the Old Gods
Wild
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Whispers of the Old Gods
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 40 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 400 Dust.pngGolden1

Previous availability

N'Zoth's First Mate used to be obtainable through these means.

TypeSourceQualityCount
Bundle Buy the Signature Commons Bundle in the Shop from February 13, 2024 until March 1, 2024 for $19.99 or 2000 Runestone.pngRunestones.Signature 2
Bundle Buy the Signature N'zoth's First Mate Bundle in the Shop from February 13, 2024 until March 1, 2024 for $11.99 or 1200 Runestone.pngRunestones.Signature 2

Related cards


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Sounds

Play
  • ▶️ VO_OG_312_Male_Qiraji_Play_02.wav Fly, Polly!
  • ▶️ SilithidWing_Play_Underlay.wav <underlay sound>
Attack
  • ▶️ VO_OG_312_Male_Qiraji_Attack_01.wav Avast!
  • ▶️ SilithidWing_Attack_Underlay.wav <underlay sound>
Death
  • ▶️ VO_OG_312_Male_Qiraji_Death_01.wav <death sound>
  • ▶️ SilithidWing_Death_Underlay.wav <underlay sound>

Lore

This Pirate appears to be a qiraji, an insectoid race created millenia ago by the Old God  C'Thun. However, it is also clearly flying the skull and crossbones, along with a crossed swords insignia on its mount's saddle, and has a hook for a right hand. This minion's professed close relationship to  N'Zoth, the Corruptor (N'Zoth's "First Mate") is also new, suggesting N'Zoth to hold a position of Captain on board a pirate vessel of some kind, but is likely not intended to be taken too literally. N'Zoth is speculated to be imprisoned beneath Azeroth's oceans, which may account for the watery theme of this Pirate minion.

As an Old God-related pirate insectoid, this minion is distinctly original to Hearthstone. A qiraji following N'Zoth is also new, since the two Old Gods were traditionally enemies. However, with their master's death, the servants of C'Thun are ready to rally behind any remaining Old God.[1]

Trivia

  • This card's original design was that of  Patches the Pirate.[2] The second known fully developed name and art for the design, the card features the same concept of a flying pirate as featured in the final Patches the Pirate.
  • The card was initially jokingly titled "Dean's First Mate", in reference to Dean Ayala's love of the original Patches the Pirate, which had been removed from Blackrock Mountain last minute, much to the designer's dismay.[3]
  • N'Zoth's First Mate's signature artwork was added in-game in Patch 27.2.0.183876, but wasn't used until Patch 28.6.0.193541.

Gallery

Patch changes

  • VAC Logo.pngPatch 30.0.0.203120 (2024-07-16):
    • Signature card unlock requirement is now: "Purchasable when available in the shop." (previously: "Obtainable by purchasing in the shop.").
  • WW Logo Adventure.pngPatch 28.6.0.193541 (2024-02-13):
    • Signature card unlock requirement is now: "Obtainable by purchasing in the shop." (previously: "Obtainable by participating in a special event.").
    • Now has Signature version.
  • TTN Logo Adventure.pngPatch 27.4.0.185749 (2023-09-19):
    • No longer has Signature version.
  • TTN Logo.pngPatch 27.2.0.183876 (2023-08-22):
    • Signature card unlock requirement is now: "Obtainable by participating in a special event." (previously: no special unlock requirement).
    • Signature artist is now Ian Ameling (previously: no artist).
    • Now has Signature version.
  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24):
    • Added.

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