Unleash the Hounds

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Unleash the Hounds
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Set: Expert
Type: Spell
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2 Mana icon.png
Abilities: Charge
For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge.
You must read the name of this card out loud each time you play it.
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Unleash the Hounds is a common expert hunter spell card. For each enemy minion in play, it summons one 1/1 Hound with Charge.


[edit] How to get

Unleash the Hounds can be obtained through card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Unleash the Hounds 40 5
Golden Unleash the Hounds 400 50

[edit] Strategy

This card is best used when your opponent has control over the board and it is vital for you to whittle down their defenses quickly. In combination with cards such as Timber Wolf, Dire Wolf Alpha and Raid Leader, Hounds can take down stronger minions and swiftly turn the game back around.

Unleash the Hounds also combos well with other hunter minions. Starving Buzzard will quickly replenish your hand of cards, while Scavenging Hyena will gain a large amount of stats.

[edit] Trivia

Prior to Patch, Unleash the Hounds had a different effect, granting each friendly Beast +1 Attack and Charge. It was often used as part of an extremely powerful and hard to counter combo, often resulting in a 'one turn kill', and was one of the most notorious cards of the closed beta. After substantial discussion and complaint from players, Blizzard changed Unleash the Hounds, in order to prevent the "un-fun play environment" created by players relying upon its use to win games.

[edit] Artist

Linggar Bramanty

[edit] Patch changes

  • Patch (2014-1-16): Now costs 2 (down from 4)
  • Patch (2013-12-10): Has been reworked and now reads: “(4) For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge”.
  • Original: Give your Beasts +1 Attack and Charge. [1 mana, Spell, Common]