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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
Freezing Trap
Phase Stalker
Zephrys the Great
Animal Companion
Deadly Shot
Diving Gryphon
Kill Command
Unleash the Hounds
Zixor, Apex Predator
Dinotamer Brann
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

Dragon variant[]

Corrosive Breath
Faerie Dragon
Primordial Explorer
Evasive Feywing
Big Ol' Whelp

Optional Standard cards[]

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

Blazing Battlemage
Clear the Way
Acidic Swamp Ooze
Bonechewer Brawler
Hunter's Mark
Pressure Plate
Scavenger's Ingenuity
Sunreaver Spy
Eaglehorn Bow
Hunter's Pack
Vulpera Scoundrel
Marked Shot
Faceless Corruptor
Savannah Highmane
Unleash the Beast

Core Wild cards[]

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Brann Bronzebeard
Deathstalker Rexxar
Reno Jackson

Beast package[]

Dire Mole
Jeweled Macaw
Crackling Razormaw
Kindly Grandmother
Master's Call
Flanking Strike

Deathrattle package[]

Play Dead
Feign Death
Nine Lives
Spider Bomb
Sylvanas Windrunner
N'Zoth, the Corruptor

Secret variant[]

Bear Trap
Cat Trick
Explosive Trap
Freezing Trap
Mad Scientist
Phase Stalker
Pressure Plate
Snake Trap
Rat Trap
Wandering Monster
Cloaked Huntress
Eaglehorn Bow
Hyena Alpha
Lesser Emerald Spellstone
Subject 9

Optional Wild cards[]

Quick Shot
Scavenger's Ingenuity
Stitched Tracker
Houndmaster Shaw
Carrion Drake