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Starving Buzzard

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Starving Buzzard
Starving Buzzard(101).png
Starving Buzzard(101) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Hunter
Cost: 2 Mana icon.png
Attack: 2 Attack icon.png
HP/Durability: 1 Health icon.png
Abilities: Draw cards

Whenever you summon a Beast, draw a card.

If you feed him, he loses his whole identity.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Starving Buzzard is a basic hunter minion card.

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[edit] How to get

Starving Buzzard x 2 are a reward for raising a hunter to level 4.

Golden Starving Buzzard is a reward for raising a hunter to levels 47 and 48.

Starving Buzzard is soulbound and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

[edit] Strategy

You can play Starving Buzzard early to try to maximize your potential card draws. However, its low Health and powerful effect makes it a priority target for your opponent. Alternatively, save it until you are able to play several beasts in a turn, thus ensuring several bonus card draws.

This card combos well with Unleash the Hounds and Snake Trap, summoning multiple Beasts at once for card draw, and is a key part of most Unleash the Hounds and stampede combos, where it serves to generate a rapid flurry of low-costs beasts onto the board, and/or compensate the hunter for their hasty expenditure of cards.

Even without any specific combo cards, the Buzzard can be extremely useful for turning a couple of weak Beasts into a solid expansion onto the board. Its card draw essentially makes Beast cards 'free' comparable Loot Hoarder, as long as the hunter still has sufficient cards to recoup their loss. This can allow the hunter to pour a large number of weaker minions onto the battlefield without great loss, even if they are quickly countered by the opponent.

[edit] In World of Warcraft

Buzzards are large scavenger birds found throughout Azeroth. Starving Buzzards are tameable level 44-45 mobs found in the Badlands.

[edit] Artist

Bernie Kang

[edit] Patch changes

  • Patch 1.0.0.4217 (2013-12-10): Now a 2/1 (was a 2/2). "Hunters were very strong against Druid, Mage, and Rogue in Copper through Platinum leagues, and this change should help those match-ups."
  • Patch 1.0.0.3388 (2013-06-22): Had a wording change from "play" to "summon".
  • Previously: Whenever you play a Beast, draw a card. [2 attack, 2 health, 2 mana, Basic]