New Neutral Minion - Big Game Hunter

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

    A new Epic Neutral Minion, Big Game Hunter, has been revealed!

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2153 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Ooooh nice buff to an old goodie that hasn't been seen since GvG, noice!

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  • darkjak's Avatar
    Shadow Rager 685 724 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    After the mana reduction on Assassinate on Siphon Soul,
    this only makes sense.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Really happy with this buff! I always liked this card but could never justify playing him.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Its a small buff. But its still will not see any play. Part of the reason why BGH was a staple back then wasn't simply because it only costs 3, but also because Mountain Giants on 4 used to just end games. Now that that's no longer the case, BGH even at 4 is just not having any real targets to take down.

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    Global Moderator Chocolate Cake 2060 2732 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

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

    Its a small buff. But its still will not see any play. Part of the reason why BGH was a staple back then wasn't simply because it only costs 3, but also because Mountain Giants on 4 used to just end games. Now that that's no longer the case, BGH even at 4 is just not having any real targets to take down.

    you underestimate how important removal will become now that the core set has eliminated a lot of flex cards. Druids can't really deal with big threats efficiently (even less than before) so this might just be necessary if there's a deck that runs big minions like that.

     

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare
    Quote From dapperdog

    Its a small buff. But its still will not see any play. Part of the reason why BGH was a staple back then wasn't simply because it only costs 3, but also because Mountain Giants on 4 used to just end games. Now that that's no longer the case, BGH even at 4 is just not having any real targets to take down.

    you underestimate how important removal will become now that the core set has eliminated a lot of flex cards. Druids can't really deal with big threats efficiently (even less than before) so this might just be necessary if there's a deck that runs big minions like that.

     

    7 attack is a huge ask to be honest. Druid's game plan is switching to token tempo or just plain big minions + ramp, so I don't think they'd have any problems with big minions that aren't cheated out. Maybe if pain warlock takes the meta by storm, it might be a mandatory requirement but until then I'm not convinced.

    Unless we start seeing a staple 7-8 attack minion that is nearly always guaranteed to be included into decks (Ragnaros the Firelord used to be that minion), BGH would have to sit on the sidelines.

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  • UVE's Avatar
    1180 826 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    BGH was staple at 3 mana because was worth stated for its cost and the meta decks used to use 7+ attack Minions like Ragnaros the Firelord, Dr. Boom or giants.

    Nowadays with that Buff maybe some clases with lack of hard removals like druid or pally can use It when they are playing agro/token archetypes.

     

    By The Holy Light!

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

    Improved, and I am hoping to see a reason to run him now

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

    One of the first epics I pulled, glad to see he has the beast in his sight again.

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

    Nice buff, still it might be awkward for some control decks to include him. Also maybe your opponent isn't playing a 7+ attack minion? If so your spending 4 mana on a 4/2.. Not the greatest stats without an effect. Let's hope there will be a reason to include him again!

    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.

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