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This article is about shredders in general. For the Warcraft III unit, see Goblin Shredder (Warcraft III). For other uses, see Goblin Shredder (disambiguation). For the Nazmir skeletal troll, see The Shredder.
Piloted Shredder

A shredder in Hearthstone.


A typical shredder in World of Warcraft.

Goblin shredders[1][2][3][4][5][6] or simply shredders are goblin inventions designed to harvest lumber often replacing lumberjacks.

Goblin shredders already existed in the aftermath of the Second War,[7] but started being more widely used in the Third War and Ashenvale war.

The Super Reaper 6000, seen in Stonetalon Mountains and around Venture Bay, may be an upgrade of the shredder.

During the Fourth War, a new type of shredders appeared, being empowered by Azerite.[8]



As a mount[]

Piloted Sky Golem

A Ability mount shreddermount [Sky Golem] in Hearthstone.

As a companion pet[]

Main article: Sky-Bo

Ability mount shreddermount [Sky-Bo] has a chance to drop from Inv misc gift 03 [Blingtron 4000 Gift Package] and Inv misc gift 05 [Blingtron 5000 Gift Package].

In Warcraft III[]

Main article: Goblin Shredder (Warcraft III)

In the RPG[]

Icon-RPG This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

The shredder is an impressive goblin mechanical creature which is usually piloted by a goblin. Shredders are used for lumbering, but they can serve in war because of the solid metal construction of the machine and the great saws they wield. The first machine designed to mimic the humanoid form, goblin shredders use the steamsaws attached to their arms to cut down lumber at an incredible rate that is unmatched by peasant work crews. It moves at 10 miles per hour and has a crew of 1 usually designed for goblin-sized creatures, though larger version have been built).[9][10]

This invention allows a single goblin to do as much harvesting as ten field hands.[11]

Another goblin invention, called a "mechanical planter", does the opposite of the shredder; it plants new trees.

Notes and trivia[]

Kerrigan shredder

The Kerrigan easter egg.

  • According to Bixy Buzzsaw, shredders have a new operating system that crashes every five minutes.
  • Footbomb is a goblin sport in which the players sit in shredders and kick bombs at one another.
  • Looking into the cockpit of a shredder, one can see an image depicting an infested Sarah Kerrigan (from the StarCraft series) on the screen.
  • Shredders were originally planned to appear in Wintergrasp, acting as anti-air weapons.


See also[]