Murloc Tidehunter (Battlegrounds)

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Murloc Tidehunter
BG Regular
Murloc Tidehunter (Battlegrounds).png
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Murloc Tidehunter(357).png
Murloc Tidehunter(357) Gold.png
BG Gold
Murloc Tidehunter (Battlegrounds, golden).png
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Set: Battlegrounds
Tier: 1
Type: Minion
Subtype: Murloc
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Basic
Cost: 2
Attack: 2
Health: 1
Abilities: Battlecry, Summon
Tags: Murloc-generating
Artist: Dan Scott

Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout.

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Murloc Tidehunter is a Tier 1 minion in the Battlegrounds game mode.

Summoned minions[edit | edit source]

Murloc Scout (Battlegrounds).png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This minion is a strong pick in the early rounds, due to the fact that it summons a token. Just like its Beast counterpart, Alleycat, this makes it essentially cost 2 instead of 3, as the token can be immediately sold for a partial refund. The Tidehunter also has the opportunity to be tripled "twice", as both the main minion and its token will have golden versions if three of them are present on the board. In addition to this, its total of 3 Attack enables it to tie or win against most other Tavern 1 picks, with the singular exception of Vulgar Homunculus.

The token aspect, in addition to being valuable in general, gives it good synergy with Edwin VanCleef and Dancin' Deryl, whose Hero Powers depend on buying and selling several minions a turn. Like Alleycat, it also gives Arch-Villain Rafaam the opportunity to sell the token on the first turn to use his Hero Power, potentially stealing an opponent's minion. This, however, is a risky play, and should be avoided altogether if the opponent has lost Health, as (except in the case of Lich Baz'hial), this means they've bought a Vulgar Homunculus. Similarly it should be avoided if your first opponent is Yogg-Saron as his starter minion is likely to be stronger than yours. In a similar strategy, Pyramad can sell the token to use its hero power on the first turn, essentially turning the tidecaller into a homunculus without the self damage.

In later rounds, this Murloc's strength falls off quickly, but can be useful for Murloc builds; if it can be buffed, with the help of King Bagurgle or Gentle Megasaur, it can easily spiral out of control, like most other Murloc minions. It also serves to buff minions like Murloc Tidecaller or Crowd Favorite, and can provide very good value with Brann Bronzebeard and Khadgar, who will double its effect, for better return on investment. Golden versions of these minions will provide automatic triples, if the board space allows it. A decent choice from Primalfin Lookout, especially if combined with Brann.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Murloc Tidehunter, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]