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With the start of the Year of the Gryphon, Dinotamer Brann, Zephrys the Great and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza have rotated to Wild, making Highlander Hunter a Wild-exclusive archetype. For more information, see Game format.

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Highlander Hunter is a Hunter deck type introduced in Saviors of Uldum. It is a variation of Midrange Hunter that runs single copies of each card to enable Zephrys the Great, Dinotamer Brann, and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.

Highlander Hunter has access to three very powerful cards that form the basis of the deck: Zephrys the Great, an extremely versatile card that fulfills almost every situation, whether it's finding lethal or filling the mana curve, Dinotamer Brann, an extremely high-value card that can be used for board control or burst damage, and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, a card capable of offering insanely high mana value.

The rest of the deck is a midrange build with various themes. The Secret version combines high card quality from cards like Hyena Alpha and Phase Stalker with Subject 9 for powerful card draw. The Dragon version, introduced in Descent of Dragons, plays slower with access to powerful cards like Stormhammer and Corrosive Breath. Some variations of the deck also include Mech synergy cards.

Common cards[]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core Standard cards[]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Explosive Trap(344).png
Freezing Trap(99).png
Phase Stalker(127273).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Animal Companion(578).png
Deadly Shot(239).png
Diving Gryphon(151350).png
Kill Command(488).png
Unleash the Hounds(317).png
Zixor, Apex Predator(210730).png
Dinotamer Brann(90720).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png

Dragon variant[]

Corrosive Breath(127289).png
Faerie Dragon(213).png
Primordial Explorer(127295).png
Evasive Feywing(151395).png
Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png

Optional Standard cards[]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Blazing Battlemage(151386).png
Clear the Way(151325).png
Acidic Swamp Ooze(74).png
Bonechewer Brawler(210793).png
Hunter's Mark(22).png
Pressure Plate(90755).png
Scavenger's Ingenuity(210658).png
Sunreaver Spy(90643).png
Eaglehorn Bow(363).png
Hunter's Pack(90737).png
Vulpera Scoundrel(90847).png
Marked Shot(90613).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
Savannah Highmane(8).png
Unleash the Beast(90584).png

Core Wild cards[]

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Brann Bronzebeard(27214).png
Deathstalker Rexxar(58724).png
Reno Jackson(27228).png

Beast package[]

Dire Mole(76996).png
Jeweled Macaw(55528).png
Crackling Razormaw(55500).png
Kindly Grandmother(42020).png
Master's Call(90222).png
Flanking Strike(76978).png

Deathrattle package[]

Play Dead(62891).png
Feign Death(12238).png
Nine Lives(90583).png
Spider Bomb(89807).png
Sylvanas Windrunner(33).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png

Secret variant[]

Bear Trap(22364).png
Cat Trick(42051).png
Explosive Trap(344).png
Freezing Trap(99).png
Mad Scientist(7748).png
Phase Stalker(127273).png
Pressure Plate(90755).png
Snake Trap(210).png
Rat Trap(89388).png
Wandering Monster(73332).png
Cloaked Huntress(42050).png
Eaglehorn Bow(363).png
Hyena Alpha(90817).png
Lesser Emerald Spellstone(76950).png
Subject 9(89889).png

Optional Wild cards[]

Quick Shot(14459).png
Scavenger's Ingenuity(210658).png
Stitched Tracker(62854).png
Houndmaster Shaw(89346).png
Carrion Drake(89440).png