New Hunter Minion - Selective Breeder

Core 2021
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4978 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    A new Rare Hunter Minion, Selective Breeder, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Seems like one of those cards that needs more contexte (as in, it was designed for something from the year of the Gryphon we haven't seen yet).

    The statline just seems incredibly weak given that it is clearly supposed to go in a midrange deck (unless the elusive combo Hunter becomes a thing). I suppose it's good if you have nothing to play on turn 3 and this fetches your trusty Bearshark from the deck, but other than that I believe there might justt be better plays.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Haussenfuss's Avatar
    405 73 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    There haven't been many Beast-synergy minions that aren't themselves Beasts that have ever seen play - I guess Houndmaster saw play during the Beta, and Kathreena was a very powerful card in Standard for a couple of years. It isn't obvious that this card would see much play if it were a 2/2 - but paying 2-mana for a 1/1 surely must make it the weakest new card in the set.

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I think this will be a very good card actually. it's Stitched Tracker, with -1/-1 but with way better tutorring. Selective Breeder might also make a Beastmaster Leoroxx deck viable (If the meta slows down enough), because that deck really needed ways to copy certain beasts. Don't underestimate this little guy, because it has a lot of potential. (Like if they print ANY big/OP beast it will become really strong.)

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Selective discover from deck and copy are really good, I think this will see a solid amount of play, maybe not in quick aggro but in some midrange hunter or a combo deck/buff a few beasts in hand if one appears.

  • FortyDust's Avatar
    Pumpkin 1175 1803 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Tutoring is always very strong, even with a puny body like this. If your deck contains only the best Beasts, this is guaranteed to draw the nuts. How about Moonfang, King Krush, Zixor (for example)? Or Trampling Rhinos in a combo deck?

  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 664 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    First Impression: I can see this card opening a lot of shenanigans.

    • One, you can tutor a specific card. If you only have 3 beasts in your deck, you are guaranteed to get what you want (like Tortollan Pilgrim for turtle mage),
    • Two, you can dup the card. So essentially you can have 4 copies of a regular card or 3 copies of a legendary in your deck.
  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    It discovers, it draws, and it cost 2. Is there anything else that needs to be said?

    Since most hunter legendaries are beasts, this one can and will draw them if that's the win condition of the deck. And unlike something like Scavenger's Ingenuity, this allows for flexibility in discovers, so you're not necessarily screwed by the wrong card at the wrong time.

    But will it be good enough? I can't see why it wouldn't merit some inclusion, if only because hunters cant draw and this cycles itself while providing some tempo.

  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2154 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I much prefer beast midrange hunters, compared to face huntards, so I am definitely looking forward to this card

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    discovering a COPY is such a great ability.  

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