Aby/Abby: Abynissia http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6170
BD: Bone Dragonhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6129
Brian: Brian the Luckyhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6092
RAINBOW SNAKE: Couatlhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6237
Bat/CB: Crimson Bathttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6078
Dracos: DRACOS 1337http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6252
EK/Khorvash/Khorv: Emperor Khorvashhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6227
FG/Mini-Groot: Forest Guardian http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6298
Gard/GA: Gard's Avatarhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6296
Spider/GS: Giant Spiderhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6110
Emo-tree: Gloom Leaf (Flavor text: Emo-tree is not amused)http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6071
Rocket: Goblin Rockethttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6137
IK: Infernal Kinghttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6183
Jarl: Jarl Firemantlehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6080
KoS: Keeper of Soulshttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6074
Coro/Coronet/KC: Knight Coronethttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6059
Kruarg: Kruarg the Dread (Probably named for the sound it makes)http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6244
Sirrian: Luther (I occasionally mix them up)http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6081
Mercy: This isn't short for anything.http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6167
Morthani: Either Morthani's Will or Morthani's Scythehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6205http://ashtender.com/gems/weapons/1051
Elspeth: Princess Elspethhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6326Also might be http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=elspeth+tirel
Mab: Queen Mabhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6191
Ysa: Queen Ysabellehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6259
SD: Shadow Dragonhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6079
Sylv/Salad Dragon: Sylvanimorahttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6241
TDS/DS: The Dragon Soulhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6236
Maw: The Great Mawhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6160
Converter: Any troop that changes one gem type to another.
Primary converters are troops that transform any color to a specific gem type. There is one for each color, and then one to convert any color to skulls. Because of the ability to convert any color to a color of your choice, these troops are considered some of the strongest in the game for their ability to foster synergies and provide entire teams with mana, often without even passing the turn to your opponent.
Primary Converters:Alchemist: Yellowhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6005Apothercary: Brownhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6256Giant Spider: Purplehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6110Green Seer:Greenhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6124Hellcat: Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6216Valkyrie: Bluehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6062Keeper of Souls: Skullshttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6074
Finley is an odd case here, sitting between primary and secondary converters as he converts a set gem type (Skulls) to any color, so he gets a special mention.
Secondary converters are a bit more niche and change a set gem type to another set gem type, such as changing all blue gems to purple or so on.
Anointed One: Green -> Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6152Banshee: Blue -> Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6053Bastite Priestess: Green -> Purple, Yellow -> Skullshttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6299Deck Hand: Purple -> Bluehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6270Drake Rider: Yellow -> Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6133Forest Guardian: Purple -> Skulls, Green -> Brownhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6298Green Slime: Green -> Purplehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6163Infernal King: Green -> Skulls, Brown -> Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6183Mercy: Purple -> Yellowhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6167Naga Queen: Brown -> Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6203Pharos-ra: Yellow -> Purplehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6297Shadow Dragon: Yellow -> Purplehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6079Sheggra: Red -> Skullshttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6065Sunsail: Yellow -> Brownhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6281Sylvasi: Blue -> Purplehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6104Templar: Red -> Greenhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6100Villager: Yellow -> Brownhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6295Werewolf: Purple -> Bluehttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6294Winged Bison: Purple -> Redhttp://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6242
Salad Dragon? (though you might still be getting there)
I have silly ones because of the pictures
Forest Guardian- Baby Groot (at least that is what I am calling it)
I'm also thinking of adding things like "Chomper/Muncher/Cruncher" and "Transformer/Converter"
What do you guys think?
Don't forget about Mini Groot (Forest Guardian) and Rainbow Snake (Couatl).
This is cool. What inspired you to do this?
Various people asking what various things meant in global chat. TDS specifically, this time.
I have never once heard him called Mini-Groot, but this is the second time it has been suggested, so it must be a thing.
I am Groot.
Since you cover converters, you could also mention exploders vs removers?
We definitely shorten Krystenax to 'nax' also, and Gorgotha = Gorg (which I realize can be confused with Gorgon but who uses Gorgon anyway lol).
I'll come back with more...
I so love Groot. I want a baby groot bobble doll.
Forest Guardian is also a secondary converter, Green -> Brown and Purple -> Skulls
I thought I put that in there, my bad
Converters are far more relevant to strategy building, and there are various different ones that do vastly different things. Exploding gems does effectively the same thing no matter who does it, and the remove vs destroy thing is something I think Krudler covered in one of his "100 things" videos anyway. It would be a lot more difficult to make a video about troop nicknames and a list of converters, and a lot more boring to watch one. Which is why there is a list now.
I might, however, cover the difference in terms. I'm not going to list troops, especially when I could just say "Use Gorgotha or The Dragon Soul and you're set". I will think about this though.
Nax is also short for Naxxramus, home of spiders, poison and other things that Webspinner would like. Adding this though.
Groot: OguntherMini-Groot: Forest Guardian
Big difference. The former is only a usable troop by one person in the game, and the other is widely available
I normally don't use SD for Shadow Dragon. His viability comes in all dragon teams so there I refer to him as Shadow. And most likely it's only me, but I have a habit of referring to Krys as Shiny, due to his flavor text
Can't forget Atlanta = ATL = Hotlanta
Great Thread! Thanks for putting this together! Now we just need somebody to put together a list for all the forum/internet slang that newbies need help withlike tl;dr , imho, RNG, proc, etc.
Fun fact, most people misuse the term "proc". It's short for "Programmed Random Occurrence". Archer's Bullseye? Proc. Mab's Freeze? That's triggered, and not a proc.
Now you can leave this thread just a bit more well informed, and tell your friends something that they might not have known!
Also, there's probably a list like that somewhere on the internet. I know the FBI has one for whatever reason. Or they did at one point.
Shadow Hunter and Shadow Blade could also be called Shadow. Will add Shiny to the list though
Atlanta is short enough to not need a nickname. Only reason I added Mercy was because I have legitimately been asked what Mercy was short for in global chat. Same with Mab and Dracos, actually.
I just noticed but several of the people refer TDS as Soul Dragon or SD. Irritates the heck out of me
Oh god. That's intolerable.