Scavenging Hyena

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Scavenging Hyena
Scavenging Hyena(279).png
Scavenging Hyena(279) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Hunter
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2
Attack: 2
Health: 2
Abilities: Increment attribute
Tags: Beast-related, Death-related, Triggered effect
Artist: Jim Nelson

Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1.

Hyenas prefer the bones of kodos or windserpents, but they'll eat pretty much anything. Even Brussels sprouts.

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Scavenging Hyena is a common hunter minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Scavenging Hyena can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Scavenging Hyena can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Scavenging Hyena 40 5
Golden Scavenging Hyena 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Have Scavenging Hyena on the field while you play other beasts. Playing it alongside Starving Buzzard or Unleash the Hounds is a good combination to get beasts for fodder for your Scavenging Hyena. As the beasts die Scavenging Hyena will get stronger. You can do this extremely quickly with low cost and low health beasts. Play in conjunction with Tundra Rhino to deal quick damage with your beasts. If they die, it is still a win for you because Scavenging Hyena will just keep getting stronger. Scavenging Hyena works really well in combination with Snake Trap. Sacrifice the 3 Snakes through attacking enemy Minions and your Scavenging Hyena will get a huge life and attack boost.

1/1 Beast minions have particularly good synergy with Scavenging Hyena as each time one dies actually adds +1 Attack to your side of the board, and allows you to balance between a board weak to board clears and one weak to single-target removal. Cards that generate, or are, 1/1 Beasts include Alleycat, Snake Trap, Kindly Grandmother, Unleash the Hounds, Rat Pack, Infested Wolf, and Piranha Launcher.

Triggering a Beast's Deathrattle with another card, such as Play Dead or Princess Huhuran, will also trigger Scavenging Hyena's stats boost.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Scavenging Hyena, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Patch (2013-10-02): Now only eats your own Beasts. Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1 [2 mana, 2 attack, 2 health, Common]
  • Patch (April or May 2013): Text changed from "Whenever a Beast dies, gain +2/+2." to "Whenever a Beast dies, gain +2/+1"
  • Previously: Whenever a Beast dies, gain +2/+2 [2 mana, 2 attack, 2 health, Common]