- 1 Heroes
- 2 Overview
- 3 Background
- 4 Hero Power
- 5 Strategy and gameplay
- 6 Spells
- 7 Minions
- 8 Weapons
- 9 Leveling rewards
- 10 Videos
- 11 Trivia
- 12 Patch changes
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Heroes[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
Illidan Stormrage, the newest playable Hero in Hearthstone, embodies the Demon Hunter’s class identity. He’s an aggressive attacker who leads his fel-infused forces into the fray. While other Heroes may buff and heal their minions, Illidan instead fuels himself with their souls when they fall in combat, taking vengeance upon his enemies.
Mix and match Hero Attack buffs with weapons to trigger mighty attacking-related effects. Slice into enemy minions, using your own health as a resource. You’ll find the class lacks in direct sources of healing, but instead relies on smaller chip heals via Lifesteal.
In addition to being aggressive attackers, Demon Hunters can control the battlefield with their fel magic, benefiting from the souls of their sacrificed Illidari allies, and finding devious ways to deploy massive demons to the battlefield far earlier than expected.
The Demon Hunter also introduces a new class-specific keyword, Outcast. Outcast cards have impactful bonuses when played from the left or right-most position in your hand. With a bit of careful thought and turn-planning, Outcast cards can shift the tides of a match.
Background[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Demon Hunter
Demon hunters, the disciples of Illidan Stormrage, uphold a dark legacy, one that frightens their allies and enemies alike. The Illidari embrace fel and chaotic magics—energies that have long threatened the world of Azeroth—believing them necessary to challenge the Burning Legion. Wielding the powers of demons they’ve slain, they develop demonic features that incite revulsion and dread in fellow elves.
Demon hunters made a pact, long ago, to fight against the forces of chaos using their own terrible powers against it. They ritually blind themselves in exchange for Spectral Sight that enables them to better sense their prey. This enhanced awareness, together with their great agility and magical prowess, makes demon hunters unpredictable adversaries. They wield demonically charged warblades in battle and call upon demonic energies to augment their formidable combat skills.
Hero Power[edit | edit source]
Hero Powers are unique abilities, specific to each class. While most classes spend 2 mana on their hero power, the Demon Hunter only spends 1.
Demon Claws, the class’s Hero Power, is a one mana-cost boost to the Demon Hunter’s Attack, designed around robust synergies with its class cards. The low mana cost of Demon Claws allows it to fit fluidly into curves, giving the Demon Hunter a unique gameplay feel. The hero power can reliably allow the Demon Hunter to fill their Mana curve, and can be used alongside their many synergistic cards such as Blade Dance and Satyr Overseer.
Replacement Hero Powers[edit | edit source]
Strategy and gameplay[edit | edit source]
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Common deck types[edit | edit source]
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Because of Demon Hunter's fantastic card draw, high chip and burst damage, and the speed at which they burn out, most Demon Hunters are geared towards aggressive or midrange builds. Demon Hunters arm themselves with weapons and aggressively-statted minions to take control of the board or apply massive face damage, and look to seal the game with cards like Imprisoned Antaen and Priestess of Fury before the opponent can stabilize.
Counters[edit | edit source]
- Demon Hunters are susceptible to large minions (particularly those with Taunt) as they lack hard removal. Decks that can produce large minions repeatedly like Resurrect Priest, Handlock, and some Control Warrior decks can create an insurmountable force.
- Since Demon Hunters attack with their hero for many different card effects, freezing their hero can often delay their plays.
- Demon Hunters are relatively reliant on their weapons, which extend the effect of their hero power and cards like Chaos Strike. Weapon-destruction effects can severely hamper them.
- Try to play one large minion instead of lots of small ones, since Demon Hunters can easily remove small minions.
- Demon Hunters have great card draw, but difficulty generating extra cards. This makes them easy to beat in fatigue.
Spells[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Class||Cost||Description|
|Chaos Strike||Free||Demon Hunter||2|
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn. Draw a card. "What do we want?" "CHAOS!" "When do we want it?" "WHEN LEAST EXPECTED!"
|Coordinated Strike||Free||Demon Hunter||3|
Summon three 1/1 Illidari with Rush. Undisputed champions of "Dancing with the Satyrs."
|Soul Cleave||Free||Demon Hunter||3|
Deal 2 damage to two random enemy minions The way to a demon's soul is through its stomach.
|Chaos Nova||Free||Demon Hunter||5|
Deal 4 damage to all minions. Illin' Illidan laying down the damage, flinging out the chaos as far as he can manage.
|Inner Demon||Free||Demon Hunter||8|
Give your hero +8 Attack this turn. Critical component of any tragic backstory.
Your hero can't take damage this turn. "What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge axes?" "I’m trying to tell you that when you’re a Demon Hunter, you won’t have to."
|Consume Magic||Common||Demon Hunter||1|
Silence an enemy minion.
Outcast: Draw a card. Please be mindful when consuming raw or undercooked magic.
|Double Jump||Common||Demon Hunter||1|
Draw an Outcast card from your deck. The key to every speed run.
|Felscream Blast||Common||Demon Hunter||1|
Lifesteal. Deal 1 damage to a minion and its neighbors. All the souls start running when they see the felscream truck.
|Illidari Studies||Common||Demon Hunter||1|
Discover an Outcast card. Your next one costs (1) less. "Don't read texts and drive."
|Mana Burn||Common||Demon Hunter||1|
Your opponent has 2 fewer Mana Crystals next turn. One way to ensure they are not prepared.
|Twin Slice||Common||Demon Hunter||1|
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn. Add 'Second Slice' to your hand. The slice so nice, it'll cut you twice.
|Immolation Aura||Common||Demon Hunter||2|
Deal 1 damage to all minions twice. If you can't take the heat, stop standing in the fire.
|Spectral Sight||Common||Demon Hunter||2|
Draw a card.
Outcast: Draw another. "Pick a card, any card! Preferably the left- or right-most card."
Draw 2 cards. If you play both this turn, draw 2 more. He soars through the air with the greatest of fleas.
|Relentless Pursuit||Common||Demon Hunter||3|
Give your hero +4 Attack and Immune this turn. If you steal a Demon Hunter's corn dog, you'll get what's coming.
|Command the Illidari||Common||Demon Hunter||5|
Summon six 1/1 Illidari with Rush. Give me an R! Give me a U! Give me an S! Give me an H! You two, you’re exclamation points!
|Fel Guardians||Common||Demon Hunter||7|
Summon three 1/2 Demons with Taunt. Costs (1) less whenever a friendly minion dies. What happened after the guardians tripped? They Fel.
Summon a random Demon Companion. Owning a pet can be real hell at times.
|Throw Glaive||Rare||Demon Hunter||1|
Deal 2 damage to a minion. If it dies, add a temporary copy of this to your hand. "No, no, I said SHOW me the glaive!"
|Feast of Souls||Rare||Demon Hunter||2|
Draw a card for each friendly minion that died this turn. Nothing fills you up like soul food!
Deal 3 damage to a minion. Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. "Just a little off the sides please."
|Blade Dance||Rare||Demon Hunter||3|
Deal damage equal to your hero's Attack to 3 random enemy minions. The surest way to clear the dance floor.
Shuffle your hand into your deck. Draw 4 cards.
Outcast: Your opponent does the same. "Come with me, and you'll see, a whole new hand of possibly the same cards."
|Soul Split||Rare||Demon Hunter||4|
Choose a friendly Demon. Summon a copy of it. Spoiler: they're both the evil twin.
|Skull of Gul'dan||Rare||Demon Hunter||6|
Draw 3 cards.
Outcast: Reduce their Cost by (3). A fellow of evil possessed, of most devious shadow. He hath turned on his kin a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in all imagination he is!
|Cycle of Hatred||Rare||Demon Hunter||7|
Deal 3 damage to all minions. Summon a 3/3 Spirit for every minion killed. If you run 2 of these, would that make it the bi-cycle of hatred?
Copy the lowest Cost Demon in your hand.
Outcast: Give both +1/+1. "Like, isn't evil subjective man?"
|Eye Beam||Epic||Demon Hunter||3|
Lifesteal. Deal 3 damage to a minion.
Outcast: This costs (1). Sometimes looks CAN kill.
|Expendable Performers||Epic||Demon Hunter||7|
Summon seven 1/1 Illidari with Rush. If they all die this turn, summon seven more. When someone gets injured, it's considered performance art.
Swap your Hero Power to "Deal 4 damage." After 2 uses, swap it back. As the humble caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly, so too does a demon hunter become a hideous mass of writhing destruction and unfettered chaos.
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The following spells are generated by other demon hunter cards or effects, and are uncollectible.
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Class||Cost||Description|
Casts When Drawn
Restore 2 Health to your hero.
|Second Slice||None||Demon Hunter||1|
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn.
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Minions[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Shadowhoof Slayer||Free||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||2||1|
Battlecry: Give your hero +1 Attack this turn. Was a humble Elven Archer before Sargeras got to him.
|Sightless Watcher||Free||Demon||Demon Hunter||2||3||2|
Battlecry: Look at 3 cards in your deck. Choose one to put on top. What he lacks in sight, he makes up for in sleight-of-tentacle tricks.
|Satyr Overseer||Free||Demon||Demon Hunter||3||4||2|
After your hero attacks, summon a 2/2 Satyr. What he lacks in communication skills, he makes up for with highly responsive staffing allocations.
|Glaivebound Adept||Free||General||Demon Hunter||5||6||4|
Battlecry: If your hero attacked this turn, deal 4 damage. "Initiate, this is your glaive. Think of it as an extension of yourself... Did you just throw it?!"
After your hero attacks, gain +1 Attack. Say what you like about my hatchet-headed hooligan, he’s my battle-friend.
|Crimson Sigil Runner||Common||General||Demon Hunter||1||1||1|
Outcast: Draw a card. He's not the fastest of the bunch, but he'll take a stab at it anyway.
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. "Sure, they're in your deck, but the mind is like, the REAL prison."
|Ur'zul Horror||Common||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||2||1|
Deathrattle: Add a 2/1 Lost Soul to your hand. You face face face face face Jaraxxus!
Your Hero Power costs (1) less. She only shoots people who pet her cat without asking first.
Battlecry: Discover a Demon. You got to Nethercrawl before you can Netherwalk.
|Redeemed Pariah||Common||General||Demon Hunter||2||2||3|
After you play an Outcast card, gain +1/+1. "Look at this stick. Look at it!"
|Insatiable Felhound||Common||Demon||Demon Hunter||3||2||5|
Corrupt: Gain +1/+1 and Lifesteal. Back-to-back winner of the annual hot dog eating contest... and the judge-eating contest.
|Line Hopper||Common||General||Demon Hunter||3||3||4|
Your Outcast cards cost (1) less. There are two things Demon Hunters know: hopping, and cutting.
|Ashtongue Battlelord||Common||General||Demon Hunter||4||3||5|
Lifesteal Demons have destroyed the lives of the Ashtongue draenei. Now he’s got a shoulder-axe to grind.
Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.
|Renowned Performer||Common||General||Demon Hunter||4||3||3|
Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Assistants with Taunt.
|Vilefiend Trainer||Common||General||Demon Hunter||4||5||4|
Outcast: Summon two 1/1 Demons. My Vilefiend Trainers give me a much better sprint than my Air Gul'dans.
Whenever a friendly minion dies while this is in your hand, gain +1/+1. "Red Blood, it gives you wings."
|Soulshard Lapidary||Common||General||Demon Hunter||5||5||5|
Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to give your hero +5 Attack this turn. Also known as a soul sequincer.
|Fel Summoner||Common||General||Demon Hunter||6||8||3|
Deathrattle: Summon a random Demon from your hand. All's well that ends fel when the fel summoner summons well.
|Furious Felfin||Rare||Murloc||Demon Hunter||2||3||2|
Battlecry: If your hero attacked this turn, gain +1 Attack and Rush. Signature moves include Eye Bream, Feast of Soles, and Metamorphofish.
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. Corrupt: Draw a card. Always brings his own reusable shopping bag, satchel, barrel, trunk, tray, and fluffy pillow.
Whenever this attacks a minion, Silence it. Hates waiting. Abhors chit chat. Fond of the color purple.
|Illidari Felblade||Rare||General||Demon Hunter||4||5||3|
Outcast: Gain Immune this turn. A whirling dervish of demonic devastation.
|Raging Felscreamer||Rare||General||Demon Hunter||4||4||4|
Battlecry: The next Demon you play costs (2) less. Screaming loudly will not reduce the cost of non-demonic goods.
|Shardshatter Mystic||Rare||General||Demon Hunter||4||3||2|
Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to deal 3 damage to all other minions. Enjoys a good soul-crushing defeat.
|Bladed Lady||Rare||Demon||Demon Hunter||6||6||6|
Costs (1) if your hero has 6 or more Attack. While you were busy learning magic, she studied the blade.
|Imprisoned Antaen||Rare||Demon||Demon Hunter||6||10||6|
Dormant for 2 turns. When this awakens, deal 10 damage randomly split among all enemies. Can I get a pair of size XXXXXL manacles?
|Priestess of Fury||Rare||Demon||Demon Hunter||7||6||5|
At the end of your turn, deal 6 damage randomly split among all enemies. Furious that she only has six warglaives. The Sightless Watcher has eight! The fel is always greener on the other side.
|Coilfang Warlord||Rare||General||Demon Hunter||8||9||5|
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/9 Warlord with Taunt. Prepare for the staunch conch launch!
|Hulking Overfiend||Rare||Demon||Demon Hunter||8||5||10|
Rush. After this attacks and kills a minion, it may attack again. To hulk, perhaps, to fiend: ay, there's the rub.
|Felsteel Executioner||Epic||Elemental||Demon Hunter||3||4||3|
Corrupt: Become a weapon. "My mom said I could be anything I want."
Battlecry: Draw a card. If you play it this turn, give your hero +4 Attack this turn. Circus school was tough, sometimes you had to step on people to make it to the top.
|Wrathscale Naga||Epic||General||Demon Hunter||3||3||1|
After a friendly minion dies, deal 3 damage to a random enemy. If throwing glaives is what you crave; summon tokens and make 'em broken.
|Wrathspike Brute||Epic||Demon||Demon Hunter||5||2||6|
After this is attacked, deal 1 damage to all enemies. You scratch her back, her back scratches back.
|Ancient Void Hound||Epic||Demon||Demon Hunter||9||10||10|
At the end of your turn, steal 1 Attack and Health from all enemy minions. What happened to my 1/1 Void Pup? And the glee club?!
|Pit Commander||Epic||Demon||Demon Hunter||9||7||9|
At the end of your turn, summon a Demon from your deck. "Pit! Do as I say!"
|Ace Hunter Kreen||Legendary||General||3||2||4|
Your other characters are Immune while attacking. This grandmaster marksman loves winning tournaments and eating a bit of ice cream.
|Altruis the Outcast||Legendary||General||Demon Hunter||4||4||2|
After you play the left- or right-most card in your hand, deal 1 damage to all enemies. Altruis betrayed Illidan to forge his own way in Outland. With Blackjack. And Netherdrakes.
Your Lifesteal damages the enemy hero instead of healing you. Well, that just sounds like damage with extra steps.
|Kayn Sunfury||Legendary||General||Demon Hunter||4||3||4|
All friendly attacks ignore Taunt. "Armor and heals may slow my zeal, but fel and glaives excite me!"
|Star Student Stelina||Legendary||General||Demon Hunter||4||4||3|
Outcast: Look at 3 cards in your opponent's hand. Shuffle one of them into their deck. Cheating is just using your resources wisely.
|Zai, the Incredible||Legendary||General||Demon Hunter||5||5||3|
Battlecry: Copy the left- and right-most cards in your hand. Following this act will be her younger brother, Frank the Mediocre.
Battlecry: For each Soul Fragment in your deck, summon a 3/3 Soul with Rush. If you value your life, don't call it a "soft science."
Battlecry: Summon two random 0-Cost minions.
(Upgrades each time a friendly minion dies!) Missed the big descent with the other dragons. But better late and nether!
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Uncollectible[edit | edit source]
The following minions are generated by other demon hunter cards, and are uncollectible.
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Subtype||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Illidari Initiate||None||General||Demon Hunter||1||1||1|
Your other minions have +1 Attack.
|Lost Soul||None||General||Demon Hunter||1||2||1|
|Performer's Assistant||None||General||Demon Hunter||1||1||1|
|Snarling Vilefiend||None||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||1||1|
|Soulfed Felhound||None||Demon||Demon Hunter||1||1||2|
|Spirit of Vengeance||None||General||Demon Hunter||3||3||3|
|Conchguard Warlord||None||General||Demon Hunter||8||5||9|
|Illidari Satyr||Free||Demon||Demon Hunter||2||2||2|
|Insatiable Felhound||Common||Demon||Demon Hunter||3||3||6|
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck and draw a card.
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Weapons[edit | edit source]
|Name / Desc||Rarity||Class||Cost||Atk||HP||Description|
|Aldrachi Warblades||Free||Demon Hunter||3||2||2|
Lifesteal The ancient Aldrachi were the greatest warriors in the universe. Imagine their power if they'd put the handle at the END of the blade.
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Felwings. Demon Hunters refer to these glaives as "the ol’ flappy-attackys."
|Dreadlord's Bite||Common||Demon Hunter||3||2||2|
Outcast: Deal 1 damage to all enemies. When it gets too dull, it's more of a nibble.
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. Perfect for killing the first boss in Icecrown Citadel.
After your Hero attacks a minion, your minions attack it too. You could have just pointed.
|Warglaives of Azzinoth||Epic||Demon Hunter||6||3||4|
After attacking a minion, your hero may attack again. The blades glow green from things unseen, dark dreams whirling in the felfire gleam.
Also damages the minions next to whomever your hero attacks. Honestly it sows more flame than it reaps.
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Leveling rewards[edit | edit source]
Demon Hunters start with the following class cards upon completing the prologue.
Level 20-60[edit | edit source]
Upon completion of the prologue, the class is at level 20. Above level 20, reaching certain levels will award golden versions of existing Basic cards. As they are uncraftable, it is not possible to disenchant these cards, making the reward purely cosmetic. Reaching each required level will award one golden card. Since the Demon Hunter has no neutral cards to unlock, cards are unlocked at half the rate of other classes.
Videos[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Demon Hunter is the first new playable class added to Hearthstone. While Death Knight was technically the first new class, it is only represented in a few uncollectible tokens.
- The Demon Hunter does not have a set of Classic cards. However, the extra five cards added in each Year of the Phoenix expansion is designed to provide parity with this. Blizzard intends to build them a Classic set partially out of expansion cards, once they figure out which effects they want to keep evergreen.
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Server-side patch (2020-04-02): Now obtainable (locked from use until April 7th, 2020).
- Patch 126.96.36.199222 (2020-03-26): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Chadd Nervig (2020-03-17). Chadd Nervig on Reddit. Retrieved on 2020-03-17.
- Chadd Nervig on Twitter. (2020-03-17).
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- Extrensive in-depth look into the development of Demon Hunter from inception to release - IGN
- Hearthstone developers share how they created the Demon Hunter class - InvenGlobal