Savannah Highmane

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Savannah Highmane
Savannah Highmane(8).png
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Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6
Attack: 6
Health: 5
Abilities: Deathrattle, Summon
Tags: Beast-generating
Artist: Milivoj Ceran

Deathrattle: Summon two 2/2 Hyenas.

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion gets slowly consumed by hyenas.

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Savannah Highmane is a rare hunter minion card, from the Classic set. Its Deathrattle summons two 2/2 Hyenas.

How to get[edit]

Savannah Highmane can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Savannah Highmane can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season, or as a first-time reward for first time reaching Silver 10 or Gold 10 in Ranked mode.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Savannah Highmane 100 20
Golden Savannah Highmane 800 100

Summoned minions[edit]



This card is a very effective card for almost any hunter deck, providing ample defense and great potential offense. Even in decks not focusing on Beast synergy, its Deathrattle makes it a very strong and "sticky" minion, providing a total of three minions - a 6/5 and two 2/2s - for only 6 mana. In comparison, the legendary Cairne Bloodhoof for the same cost provides only a 4/5 (2 less Attack) and summons a 4/5 (as opposed to two 2/2s) upon its death, and has no type synergy.

Savannah Highmane is commonly considered a staple card in hunter decks focused around the late or even mid game, serving both as a powerful play for board control and a substantial threat in its own right. However, its fairly high cost and Deathrattle make it less desirable in aggro decks, which prefer to focus on cheaper and more immediate sources of damage.

Savannah Highmane is a strong card for Beast synergy, with both the Highmane itself and the Hyenas summoned by its Deathrattle being Beasts. In particular, the summoning of the Hyenas will proc Starving Buzzard for extra card draw, and they will be granted Charge by Tundra Rhino. As 2/2s the Hyenas also make decent targets for Houndmaster, becoming 4/4 Taunts.

Savannah Highmane is a tough card to deal with, best countered by a Silence or transform effect, thus negating its Deathrattle.


From Wowpedia:

Savannah Highmanes are hostile level 12-13 lions found in the Northern Barrens.


  • The part of this card's flavor text "In the jungle, the mighty jungle" is from the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", which was used in the Disney film The Lion King. The film, which features a lion being devoured by hyenas, is referenced by both this card's Deathrattle and flavor text.
  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Betrayal of the Guardian" series, for the card Highland Lion.


Savannah Highmane, full art

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