Hemet Nesingwary (boss)

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Hemet Nesingwary
Hemet Nesingwary(470).png
Set: Tutorial
Type: Hero
Health: 20
Artist: Ralph Horsley

See this card on Hearthpwn

For the minion card of the same name, see Hemet Nesingwary

Hemet Nesingwary is an enemy boss encountered during the game's introductory tutorial.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

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Special cards[edit | edit source]

In addition to regular cards, this boss may also play or generate the following special cards.


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Hemet's cards[edit | edit source]

Hemet Nesingwary always draws his cards in the following order:

Hemet's decklist[edit | edit source]

Cost Card Quantity
1 Arcane Shot 2X
1 Crazed Hunter 15X
1 Goldshire Footman 2X
2 Frostwolf Grunt 2X
3 Raid Leader 2X
3 Razorfen Hunter 2X
4 Gnomish Inventor 1X
4 Sen'jin Shieldmasta 2X
5 Fen Creeper 2X

Jaina's cards[edit | edit source]

The player always draws cards in the following order.

  1. - Wolfrider
  2. - Raid Leader
  3. - Goldshire Footman
  4. - Stonetusk Boar
  5. - Arcane Explosion
  6. - Polymorph
  7. - River Crocolisk
  8. - Sen'jin Shieldmasta
  9. - Bloodfen Raptor
  10. - Arcane Intellect
  11. - Fireball
  12. - River Crocolisk
  13. - Novice Engineer
  14. - Magma Rager
  15. - Voodoo Doctor
  16. - Boulderfist Ogre
  17. - Arcane Intellect
  18. - Voodoo Doctor
  19. - Novice Engineer
  20. - Boulderfist Ogre
  21. - Raid Leader
  22. - Arcane Explosion
  23. - Goldshire Footman
  24. - Murloc Raider
  25. - Bloodfen Raptor
  26. - Wolfrider

Jaina's decklist[edit | edit source]

Cost Card Quantity
1 Goldshire Footman 2X
1 Murloc Raider 1X
1 Stonetusk Boar 2X
1 Voodoo Doctor 2X
2 Arcane Explosion 2X
2 Bloodfen Raptor 2X
2 Novice Engineer 2X
2 River Crocolisk 2X
3 Arcane Intellect 2X
3 Magma Rager 1X
3 Raid Leader 2X
3 Wolfrider 2X
4 Fireball 1X
4 Polymorph 2X
4 Sen'jin Shieldmasta 2X
5 Nightblade 1X
6 Boulderfist Ogre 2X

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Introduction

Hemet: Aren't you a pretty lass?
Jaina: Watch your tongue.
Hemet: Eh? Nobody talks to ol' Hemet like that!

Starting hand

Hemet: Ha! I go first!
Jaina: But I get an extra card.
Hemet: Oh good! 'Cause you'll need it!

Turn 1

Hemet: This reminds me of the time I was stalking the great tiger Bangalash.

Jaina's Stonetusk Boar

Hemet: A beast! I'll make a trophy of it!

Shotgun Blast appears

Hemet: Yer probably used to fightin' against minions.
Hemet: HEMET FIGHTS HIS OWN BATTLES!
* Fireblast appears *
Jaina: I have some tricks of my own, dwarf.

Shotgun Blast/Hemet's Turn 3

Hemet: Haha! Shotgun!

Jaina's Turn 3/Crazed Hunter

Jaina: One health? A perfect target.

Hemet's Turn 4

Hemet: Have you read me book, The Green Hills of Stranglethorn?

Hemet's Turn 5

Hemet: Maybe I should go back to writing.

Hemet's Turn 6/Fen Creeper

Hemet: Bow down before mah HUGE bog creature!
Jaina: I need to find a way to neutralize that thing.

Polymorph on the Fen Creeper

Hemet: That's no fair!

Polymorph on subsequent targets

Hemet: Ah! Come on!

Playing a second Beast

Hemet: I'll skin that beast! I need a new scarf.

Playing a third Beast

Hemet: Aye, thanks fer bringin' me a wee snack!

Playing a fourth Beast

Hemet: Ahh, the hunt!

Mission screen

Jaina: That's the end of your safari, Nesingwary

Other quotes

Hemet: This would never have happened back in Stranglethorn!
Hemet: But you're just a wee scrap of a girl!
Jaina: Should I deal 1 damage to a minion, or Nesingwary?

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Hemet Nesingwary is a quest giver and game hunter seen in Nagrand, Sholazar Basin and Valley of the Four Winds. Considered the greatest hunter on Azeroth, he leads safaris to hunt the wildlife of Azeroth and beyond, and is the author of The Green Hills of Stranglethorn. He is generally to be found in the wild, camped out with a group of fellow hunters, surrounded by a variety of grizzly trophies collected from the native game of the area. Nesingwary and his cohorts tutor adventurers on the hunting and trapping of wild creatures.
Hemet fought in many battles alongside Ajeck Rouack's father, and has been described by his servant Barnil Stonepot as a war hero of the Alliance. Nesingwary is the father of Hemet Nesingwary Jr., who has taken over some of his father's duties in Stranglethorn in order to allow him to focus on new and even more exotic game in newly discovered lands.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although Hemet says, "...you'll need [your extra card]," it is not difficult to win without ever playing either the fourth card in the opening hand (Nightblade) or the right-most card in the hand.
  • The name "Hemet Nesingwary" is an anagram of Ernest Hemingway, a famous American author and journalist. Hemingway was known as an avid hunter, fisherman, and safari traveler, much like his Warcraft namesake.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Hemet Nesingwary, full art