Welcome, fellow achievement hunter.

Ever since the introduction of the rewards track, each expansion has always brought us a handful of achievements to complete in order to gain more rewards: while some of them are relatively easy to complete, some others may take some time or a proper set up. In case you're wondering what's the best way to gain all that sweet sweet XP locked behind Murder at Castle Nathria's achievements, do not fret, as we have the answer you're looking for!

In this guide we'll focus our attention on the Castle Nathria Demon Hunter achievements and provide at least one way to complete each of them so that you'll be able to get closer to the end of your reward track.

Disclaimer: as always, all expansion achievements can be completed in Ranked Standard, Ranked Wild, Arena, Casual & Heroic Duels and Classic - Casual Standard, Casual Wild and Tavern Brawl will not count towards your hunt! Moreover, we'll always take Ranked Standard as the default game format for our strategies: if we happen to have some strategies or particular interactions belonging to other modes to highlight, we'll be sure to specify it.

Here are all the achievements we're going to complete together:

  1. Appetite for Destruction - Discard 8 cards with a single Kryxis the Voracious.
  2. Sharp Observation - Draw 30 cards with Magnifying Glaive.
  3. That Belongs in a Museum! - Cast 25/50/100 Relics.


Castle Nathria Demon Hunter Achievements Overview

Demon Hunter has an easy achievement in Appetite for Destruction, which can be completed in a single game, a two grindy ones, which however won't take too long.

We'd say that Illidan's achievement set has an average difficulty, which is mitigated even more by the fact that both Relics and the hyper aggressive "shuffle" cards are brand new archetypes and players will want to try them out for sure.


How to Complete the "Appetite for Destruction" Demon Hunter Achievement

  • Requirement: Discard 8 cards with a single Kryxis the Voracious.
  • Speed Rating: 5/5.
  • XP Points Rewarded: 200 XP
  • Related Achievements:
    • Demon Hunter's That Belongs in a Museum! - Relics are cheap, grant a bit of board control and card draw: if you manage to open them, you may want to hit two birds with a single stone!

If you need to discard 8 cards with Kryxis the Voracious' Battlecry, then you'll need to have at least 9 cards in hand before dropping it. While such a play would be very detrimental in case you were climbing ladder, things change when you're achievement hunting, as you don't really care if Appetite for Destruction makes you lose a match.


How to Complete the "Sharp Observation" Demon Hunter Achievement

  • Requirement: Draw 30 cards with Magnifying Glaive.
  • Speed Rating: 3/5.
  • XP Points Rewarded: 200 XP
  • Related Achievements:
    • Demon Hunter's Appetite for Destruction - This achievement asks you to fill your hand with cards, while Sharp Observation requires you to do the opposite, but you can still try.

In order for us to complete this achievement as fast as possible, we need a deck with a very low curve, so that we'll be able to dump our hand with ease. In order to do so, the new "shuffle" cards from Castle Nathria may help you. 30 cards to draw aren't a lot: even if you draw just 2 cards at time, it will only take you 15 swings to get there.

  • Multi-Strike grants your Hero a Windfury-like buff, so if you're fast enough to dump your entire hand after the first attack, you can draw 3 additional cards on the same turn.
  • Kryxis the Voracious makes the cut because it allows you to instantly dump your entire hand, but it's not fundamental by any means.
  • We wish Cast When Drawn spells counted towards Sharp Observation,: this way, Soul Fragments in Wild would've been a really easy way to get the job done. However, Hearthstone Game Designer Leo Robles tweeted this.

Quote From Leo Robles

Hey @MyntyPhresh I have a question regarding the “Sharp Observation” achievement for Demon Hunter. If Magnifying Glaive draws a Cast When Drawn spell, does it count towards the achievement? In other words, can I get more than 3 progression points with the same weapon swing?

I can only say this with like 90% certainty - it would only trigger the cards explicitly drawn from its effect (meaning extra cards drawn from Cast When Drawn don't count)


How to Complete the "That Belongs in a Museum!" Demon Hunter Achievement

  • Requirement: Cast 25/50/100 Relics.
  • Speed Rating: 3/5.
  • XP Points Rewarded: 100, 100 and 500 XP
  • Related Achievements: none.

If That Belongs in a Museum! were to ask us to play Relics, things would've taken a significantly higher amount of time; however, the achievement's text says cast, meaning that the ones from Artificer Xy'mox (and Relic Vault) will count as well.

In order for us to cast 100 Relics in the shortest possible amount of time, we'll use a list focused on getting as many chances to Discover additional Relics as possible, as well as ways for you to exploit Artificer Xy'mox. We are confident that the deck you see below will get the job done without losing your mind over That Belongs in a Museum!.


Other Resources

In case you're still deep in your achievement hunt, worry not: we prepared a guide for each class (and neutrals!) for you to take inspiration from, so that you'll be able to complete them in no time for those sweet sweet XP points.

We have added an #achievements channel on our Discord server if you want to talk with others in real-time. If you need an assist, you can also respond to this guide and we'll do our best to help you out; the comments are also a great way to share your own decks that you've used to complete the achievements above.

Good luck tackling any of these achievements for your experience boost or just for the sake of satisfying completion!