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Animal Companion

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Animal Companion
Animal Companion(578).png
Animal Companion(578) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Cost: 3 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Summon
Tags: Beast-related

Summon a random Beast Companion.

You could summon Misha, Leokk, or Huffer! Huffer is more trouble than he's worth.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Animal Companion is a basic hunter spell card. It randomly summons one of three possible minions: Huffer, Leokk or Misha.

How to get[edit]

Animal Companion x 2 are a reward for raising a hunter to level 2.

Golden Animal Companion is a reward for raising a hunter to levels 45 and 46.

Animal Companion is soulbound and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Summoned minions[edit]

Huffer(369).pngLeokk(32).pngMisha(593).png

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike Totemic Call, the companions are not mutually exclusive; it is possible for a player to play Animal Companion twice in a row, and summon two copies of the same companion.
  • As with all summoning spells, the minions summoned by this card are always placed at the far right of the battlefield. The player cannot control their placement, although they can choose to play other minions after playing this spell, allowing for some degree of control over positioning.

Strategy[edit]

Name Attack Health Ability
Huffer 4 2 Charge
Leokk 2 4 Other friendly minions have +1 Attack. [Aura]
Misha 4 4 Taunt

Animal Companion randomly summons Misha, Leokk or Huffer. Although you cannot choose or predict which minion will be summoned, all three are uncollectible and more mana-efficient than collectible 3-mana minions. Furthermore, they maintain their mana efficiency if "returned" to your hand, since each can be summoned back for 3 mana.

This spell can be used to obtain early board presence and apply pressure to your opponent, forcing him to deal with these early threats. Since these minions are all beasts, they also synergize with the various hunter cards that benefit from having beasts in your deck, such as Scavenging Hyena and Starving Buzzard.

Huffer[edit]

Huffer is a well-rounded card for early game play or later rounds, but with low Health it may not last very long. Use it as a pig-shaped missile.

Leokk[edit]

Leokk can be very useful due mostly to his aura; note that he buffs friendly minions even if they're not Beasts. Pairing Leokk with Snake Trap makes the latter a bigger threat. A good draw if you already have other minions on the board, or for use with Unleash the Hounds.

Misha[edit]

Misha's low cost and high stats combined with Taunt make her well-rounded for early-game play. Her Taunt will buy you time to set up supporting cards, but her Attack will also let her contribute to board control.

Lore[edit]

Misha, Leokk and Huffer are all known companions of Rexxar.

Trivia[edit]

If you play Animal Companion against the Kel'Thuzad boss in the Curse of Naxxramas adventure, Mr. Bigglesworth will be summoned instead.

Artist[edit]

Wei Wang

Gallery[edit]

Animal Companion, full art

Patch changes[edit]

  • Curse of Naxxramas logo.png Patch 1.1.0.6024 (2014-07-22): Now features a "To my side!" soundbite when played.