Demon Hunter

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The Demon Hunter icon.png Demon Hunter is one of the ten classes in Hearthstone, represented by Illidan Stormrage, Demonic Illidan, and Aranna Starseeker.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Illidan Stormrage(210710).png Demonic Illidan.png Aranna Starseeker.png

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.[1]

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]

Demon Claws(211334).png

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]

Demon's Bite(211335).png
Demonic Blast(211116).png
Demonic Blast(211117).png

Justicar Trueheart's Battlecry and Baku the Mooneater's Start of Game will replace Demon Claws with Demon's Bite.

Metamorphosis will replace the current hero power with Demonic Blast, and after the first use it will be replaced with a second use of it.

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]

For Wild format listings, see Demon Hunter/Wild format

See Spell.

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
Lifesteal
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.
Blur Common Demon Hunter 0
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.
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."
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.
Demon Companion Rare 1
Summon a random Demon Companion. Owning a pet can be real hell at times.
Blade Dance Rare Demon Hunter 2
Deal damage equal to your hero's Attack to 3 random enemy minions. The surest way to clear the dance floor.
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!
Soul Shear Rare 2
Deal 3 damage to a minion. Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. "Just a little off the sides please."
Glide Rare Demon Hunter 4
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?
Felosophy Epic 1
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.
Metamorphosis Legendary Demon Hunter 5
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.
Showing all 25 cards
Blur(210662).png
Consume Magic(210692).png
Demon Companion(329950).png
Double Jump(329955).png
Felosophy(329896).png
Mana Burn(210685).png
Twin Slice(210668).png
Blade Dance(210661).png
Chaos Strike(210696).png
Feast of Souls(210674).png
Immolation Aura(210834).png
Soul Shear(329929).png
Spectral Sight(210660).png
Coordinated Strike(210673).png
Eye Beam(210693).png
Soul Cleave(210670).png
Glide(329895).png
Soul Split(210699).png
Chaos Nova(210682).png
Command the Illidari(210671).png
Metamorphosis(210687).png
Skull of Gul'dan(210691).png
Cycle of Hatred(329880).png
Fel Guardians(329952).png
Inner Demon(210774).png


Uncollectible

For Wild format listings, see Demon Hunter/Wild format

The following spells are generated by other demon hunter cards or effects, and are uncollectible.

Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Description
Soul Fragment None 0
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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Second Slice(210726).png

Minions[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Demon Hunter/Wild format

All classes can also use neutral minions. See Minion.

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?!"
Battlefiend Common Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 2
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.
Spirit Jailer Common Demon 1 1 3
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!
Netherwalker Common General Demon Hunter 2 2 2
Battlecry: Discover a Demon. You got to Nethercrawl before you can Netherwalk.
Ashtongue Battlelord Common General Demon Hunter 4 3 5
Taunt
Lifesteal Demons have destroyed the lives of the Ashtongue draenei. Now he’s got a shoulder-axe to grind.
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.
Blood Herald Common General 5 1 1
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.
Magehunter Rare General Demon Hunter 3 2 3
Rush
Whenever this attacks a minion, Silence it. Hates waiting. Abhors chit chat. Fond of the color purple.
Shardshatter Mystic Rare General Demon Hunter 3 3 2
Battlecry: Destroy a Soul Fragment in your deck to deal 3 damage to all other minions. Enjoys a good soul-crushing defeat.
Illidari Felblade Rare General Demon Hunter 4 5 3
Rush
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.
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
Rush
Deathrattle: Summon a 5/9 Warlord with TauntPrepare 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.
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
Taunt
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
Taunt
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.
Kayn Sunfury Legendary General Demon Hunter 4 3 4
Charge
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.
Soulciologist Malicia Legendary General 7 5 5
Battlecry: For each Soul Fragment in your deck, summon a 3/3 Soul with RushIf you value your life, don't call it a "soft science."
Nethrandamus Legendary Dragon Demon Hunter 9 8 8
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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Battlefiend(210695).png
Crimson Sigil Runner(210787).png
Shadowhoof Slayer(210698).png
Spirit Jailer(329923).png
Ur'zul Horror(210676).png
Furious Felfin(210664).png
Netherwalker(210826).png
Sightless Watcher(210775).png
Ace Hunter Kreen(329891).png
Magehunter(329902).png
Satyr Overseer(210665).png
Shardshatter Mystic(329928).png
Wrathscale Naga(210679).png
Altruis the Outcast(210776).png
Ashtongue Battlelord(210806).png
Illidari Felblade(210694).png
Kayn Sunfury(210736).png
Raging Felscreamer(210688).png
Star Student Stelina(329901).png
Vilefiend Trainer(329959).png
Blood Herald(329958).png
Glaivebound Adept(210697).png
Soulshard Lapidary(329926).png
Wrathspike Brute(210689).png
Fel Summoner(210763).png
Imprisoned Antaen(210700).png
Priestess of Fury(210762).png
Soulciologist Malicia(329931).png
Coilfang Warlord(210768).png
Hulking Overfiend(210684).png
Ancient Void Hound(329944).png
Nethrandamus(210772).png
Pit Commander(210666).png

Uncollectible[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Demon Hunter/Wild format

The following minions are generated by other demon hunter cards, and are uncollectible.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Felwing None Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 1
 
Illidari Initiate None General Demon Hunter 1 1 1
Rush 
Kolek None Demon 1 1 2
Your other minions have +1 Attack. 
Lost Soul None General Demon Hunter 1 2 1
 
Reffuh None Demon 1 2 1
Charge 
Shima None Demon 1 2 2
Taunt 
Snarling Vilefiend None Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 1
 
Soulfed Felhound None Demon Demon Hunter 1 1 2
Taunt 
Released Soul None General 3 3 3
Rush 
Spirit of Vengeance None General Demon Hunter 3 3 3
 
Conchguard Warlord None General Demon Hunter 8 5 9
Taunt 
Illidari Satyr Free Demon Demon Hunter 2 2 2
 
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Illidari Initiate(210738).png
Kolek(330100).png
Lost Soul(211114).png
Reffuh(330098).png
Shima(330099).png
Snarling Vilefiend(330116).png
Soulfed Felhound(330086).png
Illidari Satyr(210708).png
Released Soul(330114).png
Spirit of Vengeance(330053).png
Conchguard Warlord(211137).png

Weapons[edit | edit source]

For Wild format listings, see Demon Hunter/Wild format

See Weapon.

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.
Umberwing Common Demon Hunter 2 1 2
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Felwings. Demon Hunters refer to these glaives as "the ol’ flappy-attackys."
Marrowslicer Common Demon Hunter 4 4 2
Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. Perfect for killing the first boss in Icecrown Citadel.
Trueaim Crescent Epic 1 1 4
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.
Flamereaper Epic Demon Hunter 7 4 3
Also damages the minions next to whomever your hero attacks. Honestly it sows more flame than it reaps.
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Umberwing(210675).png
Aldrachi Warblades(210669).png
Marrowslicer(329924).png
Warglaives of Azzinoth(210690).png
Flamereaper(210663).png


Leveling rewards[edit | edit source]

Demon Hunters start with the following class cards upon completing the prologue.


Shadowhoof Slayer(210698).png
Chaos Strike(210696).png
Sightless Watcher(210775).png
Aldrachi Warblades(210669).png
Coordinated Strike(210673).png
Satyr Overseer(210665).png
Soul Cleave(210670).png
Chaos Nova(210682).png
Glaivebound Adept(210697).png
Inner Demon(210774).png
Blur(210662).png
Twin Slice(210668).png
Battlefiend(210695).png
Consume Magic(210692).png
Mana Burn(210685).png
Ur'zul Horror(210676).png
Blade Dance(210661).png
Feast of Souls(210674).png
Umberwing(210675).png
Altruis the Outcast(210776).png
Eye Beam(210693).png
Wrathscale Naga(210679).png
Illidari Felblade(210694).png
Raging Felscreamer(210688).png
Soul Split(210699).png
Command the Illidari(210671).png
Wrathspike Brute(210689).png
Flamereaper(210663).png
Hulking Overfiend(210684).png
Nethrandamus(210772).png

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.

Coordinated Strike(210673) Gold.png

Level 22/24
Aldrachi Warblades(210669) Gold.png

Level 26/28
Shadowhoof Slayer(210698) Gold.png

Level 30/32
Chaos Strike(210696) Gold.png

Level 34/36
Glaivebound Adept(210697) Gold.png

Level 38/40
Sightless Watcher(210775) Gold.png

Level 42/44
Soul Cleave(210670) Gold.png

Level 46/48
Chaos Nova(210682) Gold.png

Level 50/52
Satyr Overseer(210665) Gold.png

Level 54/56
Inner Demon(210774) Gold.png

Level 58/60

Videos[edit | edit source]

Demon Hunter Cinematic Trailer (2020-03-17)
Hearthstone: How Demon Hunter Was Brought to Life (2020-03-19)
Hearthside Chat – Demon Hunter Deep Dive (2020-03-24)
How the Hearthstone Team Designed Demon Hunter – Behind the Scenes (2020-03-26)

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.[2][3]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Server-side patch (2020-04-02): Now obtainable (locked from use until April 7th, 2020).
  • Ashes of Outland logo.pngPatch 17.0.0.44222 (2020-03-26): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]