We've got a brand new event in Hearthstone's Mercenaries game mode and it's here only for a limited-time! This time, we'll venture into many dangerous Bounty zones with the aid of N'Zoth, (in)famous Old God that already made its appearance in Hearthstone in Whispers of the Old Gods with N'Zoth, the Corruptor.

Our journey won't be in search of just fame and success, but you'll be able to complete a set of 10 event Tasks, which will reward you coins for N'Zoth and many other goodies.

Here are all the tasks that are available during the N'Zoth Mercenaries event. Click any of the links below to visit our guide for the task.

  1. Raiding the Shore
    • Requirement: Complete Corrupted Murlocs Bounty with at least 1 Murloc in Darkshore.
    • Reward: 50 N'Zoth Coins, 25 Murky Coins.
  2. Ice Sculpting
    • Requirement: Complete Icehowl Bounty without any Blocks of Ice on the board in Winterspring.
    • Reward: N'Zoth Mercenary.
  3. One with the Void
    • Requirement: Complete Mi'da Bounty without using any Holy abilities in Onyxia's Lair.
    • Reward: 50 N'Zoth coins, 25 Nefarian Coins.
  4. Bunker Crashers
    • Requirement: Complete Galvangar Bounty using 6 of Human, Dwarf and Elf characters in Alterac Valley.
    • Reward: 50 N'Zoth coins, 25 Balinda Stonehearth Coins.
  5. Murlocs in the Valley
    • Requirement: Complete Heroic Rotimer Bounty with at least 2 Murlocs in Alterac Valley.
    • Reward: 50 N'Zoth coins, 25 Murky coins, 25 random coins.
  6. Bones and Golems
    • Requirement: Complete Heroic Dragonbone Golem fight triggering at least 10 Deathrattles in Onyxia's Lair.
    • Reward: 60 N'Zoth coins, 50 Nefarian coins, 25 random coins.
  7. Damage Supreme
    • Requirement: Deal 100 damage with N'zoth's Corrupted Viscera in a single battle.
    • Reward: N'Zoth Golden Portrait
  8. Emperor Dethroned
    • Requirement: Complete Emperor Thaurissan Bounty without setting off powdered kegs.
    • Reward: 75 N'Zoth coins, 50 Balinda Stonehearth coins.
  9. Murlocs on Ice
    • Requirement: Complete Heroic Popsicooler Bounty with at least 3 Murlocs in Alterac Valley.
    • Reward: 75 N'Zoth coins, 50 Murky coins, 50 random coins.
  10. Visions of Conquest
    • Requirement: Land a killing blow with N'zoth's Spawn of N'zoth against Gigafin or Gigafin's Maw in Corrupted Murlocs Bounty in Darkshore.
    • Reward: Diamond N'Zoth portrait.

As you can see, these tasks are quite the mixed bag: while some are fairly simple to complete, others require more than a bit of thinking (and luck: that one's always welcome) and planning ahead.

Moreover, certain tasks clearly state that you need Comps consisting of Mercenaries belonging to specific races in order for your progresses to count: while the Leeroy Jenkins event was about Orcs, Humans and Dragons, this time you'll need the help of Humans, Dwarves, Elves, and... Murlocs!

Not all challenges might be as difficult as they seem at a glance: there are usually tips and tricks to be found to make everyone's lives easier. In this series of guides we'll take a look at how to complete each event Task, so that you'll be able to get your hands on all the rewards available. As of now, we'll focus our attention on the current task.

In case you missed them, if you click the banner below you'll have access to each of our task guides for this event.


How to Complete the "Damage Supreme" Task from the N'Zoth Event

  • Requirement:  Deal 100 damage with N'zoth's Corrupted Viscera in a single battle.
  • Rewards: N'Zoth Golden portrait.
  • Difficulty: 1/5

Probably the easiest task of the entire N'Zoth event. Let's start with explaining how Corrupted Viscera 1 works. Differently from what you may think, this ability doesn't blow up your entire board, but just your minions - this is not a text inconsistency from Team 5, as minions and Mercenaries are two different kinds of unit:

With this piece of information in mind, you'll understand that Damage Supreme basically asks you to summon minion(s) on your side of the board and then sacrifice them with Corrupted Viscera 1, dealing damage equal to their Attack to all enemies.

Corrupted Viscera 1 Card Image

Upgrading this ability only grants more Health, so there's no upside in investing coins on it for Damage Supreme.

There are two ways (which can be cumulative) for you to get to that 100 damage output:

  • Multiple minions - Corrupted Viscera 1 will sacrifice them all.
  • Multiple enemies -  Corrupted Viscera 1's damage will be dealt to all enemies: the more they are, the higher the total damage will be.

Given that Corrupted Viscera 1 is an ability with a cooldown of 5 turns, you'll need the match to go on for a bit: with this goal, Cookie, the Cook's Go Fish! 1 ability is perfect, as it will summon harmless units on the opposing side of the board - if you kill all the actual enemies, those fish will give you as much time as you want; moreover, you can summon more of them for additional Corrupted Viscera 1's damage targets.

Secondly, you need a Mercenary that spawns minions on your side of the board: N'Zoth itself can do it, but Spawn of N'Zoth 1 has little stats and Rush, which can mess up your plans poorly. There are far superior alternatives in your collection.


Suggested Comps

Although there may be more ways to complete Damage Supreme, there's no need for particular comps to pull this off, as you just need N'Zoth, Cookie, the Cook and a third Mercenary that will spawn units on your side of the field.

We think the best minion summoner for this task is Lady Anacondra. Nightmare Viper 5 summons a 15/15 (which becomes a 25/25 with the Snake Snacks 4 equipment), which can be easily buffed with Mend Beast 5.

Lady Anacondra Card Image Nightmare Viper 5 Card Image Mend Beast 5 Card Image Snake Snacks 4 Card Image

You don't really need these abilities and equipment to be maxed: they do the trick even at lower levels too, although they require more time for a proper setup. All in all, here's what you need to do:

Here's a really simple table to help you. Math is hard, I feel you.

ATK=ATTACK1 ENEMY2 EMEMIES3 ENEMIES4 ENEMIES5 ENEMIES 6 ENEMIES
MINIONS' ATK100 Atk50 Atk34 Atk25 Atk20 Atk17 Atk

To prove this comp of being fit for this task, we actually recorded a video showing you that you can pull this off with ease.


Other Resources

Our clever community members set up a forum thread to share your Mercenaries progression journey, and we have added a #mercenaries channel on our Discord server if you want to talk with others in real-time. If you need an assist, you can also respond to this guide and we'll do our best to help you out; the comments are also a great way to share your own comps that you've used to complete the task above.

Good luck taking on any of these Bounties for those sweet sweet coins or just for the sake of satisfying completion!