Krul the Unshackled

Krul the Unshackled Card

Krul the Unshackled is a 9 Mana Cost Legendary Warlock Minion Demon card from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set!

Card Text

Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, summon all Demons from your hand.

Flavor Text

Spicklefizz pondered his life choices as he looked at the chain around his neck. "Become a warlock," they said. "You get to enslave demons," they said.

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  1. Monkey
    November 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Confusion about the “Summon” mechanic here.

    Cards with similar effects that dump minions from your hand into the battlefield are Deathwing, Dragonlord and Voidcaller. Both say “put [directly] into the battlefield”. The card text seems deliberately different from these.

    N’Zoth and all normal “summon” effects don’t trigger battlecry effects, but no summon mechanics in the game so far summon from your hand. Furthermore, Thing From Below treats cards you’ve “played” from your hand as summoned for its discount effect.

    Basically, does anyone know for sure if Jaraxxus replaces your hero when summoned by this card?

    • jimmyjam100
      November 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      summon has never triggered battlecry. What you may be noticing for being “deliberately different” is most likely just an unnoticed inconsistency within the hearthstone team. As for your remark regarding Thing From Below, if you “play” a card it also counts as being “summoned”, but if you “summon” a card it does not mean it was “played”. So I am 99% sure that this will not be different and battlecry will not be triggered

      • emonte814
        December 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

        It doesn’t, you get a 3/15 body.

  2. Safari
    November 29, 2016 at 6:55 am

    In my opinion, some tests need to be made. There are some decent demons that could be included in a HandLock, for instance:

    – Doomguard (charge).
    – Fearsome Doomguard (great stats)
    – Dread Infernal.
    – Pit Lord
    – Felguard (taunt, not bad)
    – Unlicensed Apothecary
    – Lord Jaraxxus
    – Imp Gang Boss
    – Succubus
    – Dreadsteed (always good)

    + Kazzakus and his spells.

    If you summon at least 3 of them, it may be good. I may include a Panda to rescue Jaraxxus or even Krul for another demon wave.

    • Aaron
      November 29, 2016 at 8:15 am

      So would you have those same demons dead in your hand till turn nine? Well turn ten because even just summoning them they couldn’t attack except doomlord. To that end any board clear takes care of this. It does very little to affect the board off the bat.

  3. Dávid
    November 29, 2016 at 2:55 am

    I can imagine a combo deck with doomgards+PO even with emperor you can get more damage like abusive s. or with the new epic card you can get more doomgards or something like that

  4. AlanDR
    November 29, 2016 at 12:10 am

    As a reno-lock player I can say that you don’t actually have any free slots in high mana cost. Most games are just a fight for survival and the number of high cost slots is pretty low. And those are reserved for Ragnaros, Jaraxxus, Alex, may be Ctun, and such. I doubt this would replace other win conditions. I don’t even have a place for Medivh in my deck though he works pretty cool with syphon or nether.

  5. c0bal7
    November 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    This will never be played purely because there are few demons that are being played in reno lock, being Reno you have the strongest minions you can get leading to the player having minions better than your average demon and a renolock often plays Jaraxxus which will be summoned without his battlecry so this minion is often unplayable with jaraxxus in your hand unless you play him before Krul

    • just thinking?
      November 29, 2016 at 12:39 am

      but could this lead to new warlock arc type? does it always have to fit in current decks this could lead to some kind of demon renolock

      ps: sorry if there is some spelling mistakes i am not that great at english:)

  6. BadBoomBoom
    November 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm


    • king mhd
      November 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      I’m Mal’Ganis. I am in wild and no one plays me now. lol

      • ETERNAL
        December 6, 2016 at 12:12 am


  7. BadBoomBoom
    November 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Krul, the Ajax Goalkeeper.

  8. 8BitBrain
    November 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    BOOM! Instant Nzoth for demons!

  9. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I was about to write a long review about this in the comments, but after seeing the comment about Deathwing, Dragonlord, I’m like

    “Oh YEAAAAHHHHHH~never mind!”

  10. HowIMetYourBaran
    November 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I literally dont know how my feelings are towards this card but I would still play this in a demon-reno deck or even just a reno deck

  11. Nop
    November 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Not that good.

  12. Chewylopez
    November 28, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Lol… deathwing dragonlord v2

  13. chef51
    November 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Are Battlecrys like Jaraxxus included while summoned?

  14. Aaron
    November 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Realistically this card is not that great. At what point in any current warlock deck would you have kept demons in your hand on turn nine? Maybe in wild this is good but I can see no scenario where any demon would need to be summoned on turn nine except for the new one that does three damage to all and maybe doom lord. That’s a very niche scenario.

    • Ed
      November 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Don’t forget Kazakus can add random demons to your hand, and these two obviously go in the same deck.

      • Aaron
        November 28, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        I did forget that. I still don’t see it being used, but hey that’s a better scenario then Cho’gall , Wilfred fizzle bang. Just doesn’t seem all that great without a malganis, void crawler etc

      • shrug
        November 28, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        Kazakus and a random demon does not make a nine mana card see play.

  15. Safari
    November 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Could Segeant Sally could face against all them?

  16. zezimzim
    November 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm


  17. TheWiseSir
    November 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Hohoho…OHOHOHO,now THIS may destroy your opponent’s faith in God.