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Sludge Belcher

Last updated on May 26, 2015 at 10:10 by Sottle 16 comments

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Sludge Belcher is a neutral minion. This card used to be obtained in the Naxxramas solo adventure, but is now only obtainable through crafting (unless you purchased the first wing of the Curse of Naxxramas before the expansion was removed from the shop, in which case, you can still purchase the rest of the expansion). Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Sludge Belcher is one of the hardest minions to break through in the game. Taunt minions should generally be evaluated for how difficult it is for your opponent to remove them, and Sludge Belcher outclasses most in this regard. Its initial 3/5 body is already robust enough to survive most attacks from other midrange minions, and then adding in the Deathrattle effect means it usually takes a minimum of 2 sources of damage to remove it completely.

2. Constructed Play

Sludge Belcher is one of the most commonly played minions in all of Constructed, due to how difficult it is to deal with on curve. It fits well into most Control decks, as well as Midrange decks where it can serve the purpose of protecting other, more high impact, minions from your opponent's board. The only type of deck where Sludge Belcher does not fit well is Aggro, as it is too slow to fit with the gameplan of these decks.

3. Arena

In Arena, Sludge Belcher is a strong minion for protecting an established board, but can be slightly underwhelming if played on its own. It is one of the stronger 5-drops you can pick in Arena however, and is a card that you should be happy to draft. The 1/2 Slime usually represents very little value in Arena, as your opponent is likely to have a 3/2 or 2/3 minion on board to be able to deal with it effectively.

4. Icy Veins Decks that Contain this Card

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