At the end of your turn, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with Taunt.
Hogger is super powerful. If you kill him, it's because he let you.
- For the tutorial hero of the same name, see Hogger (hero)
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If not dealt with, Hogger can become a supreme annoyance for the opponent when played. Summoning the 2/2 means that you block at least one attack each turn, giving you immense board control. Hogger's dominating board presence makes it a soft taunt for your opponent.
Despite his comparatively poor raw stat for cost economy, Hogger is always good value since, even if the opponent removes or Silences him immediately, you will still get at least 1 Gnoll from him, justifying his cost. The only exception is if he dies before the end of the turn you play him (for example if you play him into a Snipe).
While Hogger's significance in-game was originally minimal, his relative difficulty at such a low level has caused him to become one of the most well-known and popular minor characters in the game. His role in-game was subsequently expanded with Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm, and a gnoll battle pet named Hogs is planned as reward for the game's 10th anniversary.