Big Game Hunter
Battlecry: Destroy a minion with an Attack of 7 or more.
Mere devilsaurs no longer excite him. Soon he'll be trying to catch Onyxia with only a dull Krol Blade.
How to get[edit | edit source]
Big Game Hunter can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Big Game Hunter can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.
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Strategy[edit | edit source]
Big Game Hunter is a unique card in its ability to destroy an opposing minion for such a low price. The alternative is a 4/2 for 3, which is also acceptable, especially if your opponent is utilising low-power and high-health early-game minions.
The deck that gets the most advantage out of Big Game Hunter are those that can utilise its ability, and itself as a minion. For this reason, it is not advisable to put this card in decks that aim to end the game early - as if your opponent has a 7 power minion it's unlikely that the game is going in your favour. Alternatively, it's also unadvisable to include this card in a deck if the class you are playing can easily deal with large creatures. For instance, warlocks can use Siphon Soul to destroy opposing minions, and rogues can use Assassinate.
That leaves the decks the card is good in; such as mage and shaman decks that aim to destroy opposing minions using Flamestrike, Lightning Bolt, etc. that may not be able to destroy large minions. Those classes get Polymorph and Hex respectively - but at that point it comes down to personal preference. A deck that is full of ways to remove small creatures would greatly appreciate a card such as Big Game Hunter to be an inexpensive answer to a very large creature - For example, being able to cast Flamestrike on the same turn as Big Game Hunter can be very useful.
Additionally, this card's unique Battlecry can be used with other cards or minions that increase an enemy minion attack. For example, the player can play Cruel Taskmaster or Dark Iron Dwarf and grant an enemy minion +2 attack, allowing the Big Game Hunter to destroy the buffed minion.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- I've got the beast in my sights!
Lore[edit | edit source]
This card refers to a series of quests from World of Warcraft, where the player is tasked by Hemet Nesingwary with hunting down rare or elusive animals. Since then, this neutral faction of beast hunters has made its way to the new lands unveiled with each expansion in order to hunt the dangerous beasts found there, while offering quests to players to do the same.
In the classic game, there were quests in Stranglethorn to hunt dangerous wild beasts for sport. They eventually chained to an elite boss tiger, that was difficult to solo at the time. In The Burning Crusade, a camp was introduced in Nagrand with new beast hunting quests; Wrath of the Lich King saw a new camp in Sholazar Basin; and Mists of Pandaria saw mighty beasts hunted in Valley of the Four Winds. Warlords of Draenor saw the Alliance and Horde inviting Nesingwary to the alternate universe Nagrand, however when they revealed his invitation was not to hunt wild game but rather the wolves of the Warsong clan, he refused, and consequently did not offer any quests.