Hemet, Jungle Hunter
|Set:||Journey to Un'Goro|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Destroy, Remove from deck|
Battlecry: Destroy all cards in your deck that cost (3) or less.
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How to get
|Hemet, Jungle Hunter||1600||400|
|Golden Hemet, Jungle Hunter||3200||1600|
- Hemet will not destroy cards in the deck if it had its cost reduced to 3 or less (Ex. Barnabus the Stomper, Luna's Pocket Galaxy) if their base cost was 4 or greater. This is likely because Hemet only looks at the base mana cost of cards in the deck, not modified costs.
This minion's Battlecry may seem bad at first glance, but can be a major blessing when played at the right time in a proper deck. This card's power comes in thinning out your deck by removing cards that would have low impact in the later stages of the game. It is useful in control decks once you no longer need your low-cost card used for stabilizing the early game, in midrange decks when you need to draw stronger minions to secure the board, and in combo decks for either speeding up card acquisition after your low-cost combo pieces have been drawn or guaranteeing specific cards within your deck. Plus, his stats are fair for his cost, unlike his GvG counterpart. One situation where this card is truly detrimental is in very long control games since it speeds up fatigue.
In Arena, playing this card is a good idea when going into topdeck mode, reducing the chance of drawing weak cards that are useless at that stage of the game.
There is also a "cheese" paladin deck that utilizes Hemet, 25 minions that cost (3) or less, two Holy Wraths and two Molten Giants. Its goal is to use a Holy Wrath while drawing a Molten Giant to deal its whopping cost of 20 damage to the opponent.
Hemet is a strong inclusion in Mecha'thun decks, where he offers one of the fastest way to burn through your deck.
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This card represents Hemet Nesingwary, specifically during the expedition to Un'Goro.
Hemet, Jungle Hunter required a lot of play-testing in many different decks to see if he was reasonable. Surprisingly, his effect never changed; the mana threshold of 3 "just kind of works."
- Patch 22.214.171.12436 (2017-04-04) Added.
- Donais, Mike and Peter Whalen. Interview by Cam Shea (2017-05-14). Hearthstone: Designing Un'Goro's Most Innovative Legendary Minions.