Guide to Troop Name Slang

Aby/Abby: Abynissia
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6170

Alch: Alchemist
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6005

BD: Bone Dragon
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6129

Brian: Brian the Lucky
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6092

Bun/Bunni: Bunni’Nog
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6185

RAINBOW SNAKE: Couatl
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6237

Bat/CB: Crimson Bat
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6078

Cathy: Cthryzyx
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6121

Drak/Draak: Draakulis
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6169

Dracos: DRACOS 1337
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6252

EK/Khorvash/Khorv: Emperor Khorvash
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6227

FG/Mini-Groot: Forest Guardian
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6298

Gard/GA: Gard’s Avatar
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6296

Spider/GS: Giant Spider
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6110

Emo-tree: Gloom Leaf (Flavor text: Emo-tree is not amused)
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6071

Rocket: Goblin Rocket
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6137

Gorg/Gorgo//Gotha: Gorgotha
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6075

Hob: Hobgoblin
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6128

IK: Infernal King
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6183

Jarl: Jarl Firemantle
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6080

KoS: Keeper of Souls
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6074

Coro/Coronet/KC: Knight Coronet
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6059

Kruarg: Kruarg the Dread (Probably named for the sound it makes)
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6244

Nax/Krys/Shiny: Krystenax
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6328

Ana/Anariel/Lady A:
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6239

Sirrian: Luther (I occasionally mix them up)
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6081

Manti: Manticore
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6225

Mercy: This isn’t short for anything.
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6167

Morthani: Either Morthani’s Will or Morthani’s Scythe
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6205
http://ashtender.com/gems/weapons/1051

Pharos: Pharos-ra
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6297

Elspeth: Princess Elspeth
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6326
Also might be http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=elspeth+tirel

Mab: Queen Mab
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6191

Ysa: Queen Ysabelle
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6259

SD: Shadow Dragon
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6079

Sooth: Soothsayer
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6139

Sylv/Salad Dragon: Sylvanimora
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6241

TDS/DS: The Dragon Soul
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6236

Maw: The Great Maw
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6160

Valk: Valkyrie
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6062

Wulf: Wulfgarok
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6300

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: Yellow
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6005
Apothercary: Brown
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6256
Giant Spider: Purple
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6110
Green Seer:Green
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6124
Hellcat: Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6216
Valkyrie: Blue
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6062
Keeper of Souls: Skulls
http://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.

http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6093

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.

Secondary converters:

Anointed One: Green -> Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6152
Banshee: Blue -> Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6053
Bastite Priestess: Green -> Purple, Yellow -> Skulls
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6299
Deck Hand: Purple -> Blue
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6270
Drake Rider: Yellow -> Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6133
Forest Guardian: Purple -> Skulls, Green -> Brown
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6298
Green Slime: Green -> Purple
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6163
Infernal King: Green -> Skulls, Brown -> Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6183
Mercy: Purple -> Yellow
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6167
Naga Queen: Brown -> Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6203
Pharos-ra: Yellow -> Purple
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6297
Shadow Dragon: Yellow -> Purple
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6079
Sheggra: Red -> Skulls
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6065
Sunsail: Yellow -> Brown
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6281
Sylvasi: Blue -> Purple
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6104
Templar: Red -> Green
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6100
Villager: Yellow -> Brown
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6295
Werewolf: Purple -> Blue
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6294
Winged Bison: Purple -> Red
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/6242

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Salad Dragon? :smiley: (though you might still be getting there)

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I have silly ones because of the pictures

Forest Guardian- Baby Groot :stuck_out_tongue: (at least that is what I am calling it)

Bunni’Nog -bunbun

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I’m also thinking of adding things like “Chomper/Muncher/Cruncher” and “Transformer/Converter”

What do you guys think?

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Don’t forget about Mini Groot (Forest Guardian) and Rainbow Snake (Couatl).

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This is cool. What inspired you to do this? :sunglasses::+1:

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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.

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FWIW:

http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/cathy
http://ashtender.com/gems/troops/salad-dragon

:slight_smile:

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I am Groot.

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Since you cover converters, you could also mention exploders vs removers?

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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.

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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: Ogunther
Mini-Groot: Forest Guardian

Big difference. The former is only a usable troop by one person in the game, and the other is widely available :stuck_out_tongue:

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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

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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 with
like tl;dr , imho, RNG, proc, etc. :wink:

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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.

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I just noticed but several of the people refer TDS as Soul Dragon or SD. Irritates the heck out of me

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Oh god. That’s intolerable.

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