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Scavenging Hyena
Minion type:Beast
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Abilities:Increment attribute
Wiki tags:Beast-related, Death-related, Triggered effect
Artist:Jim Nelson
Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1.
Flavor text

Hyenas prefer the bones of kodos or windserpents, but they'll eat pretty much anything. Even Brussels sprouts.

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Scavenging Hyena is a common hunter minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

Battlegrounds Golden
Scavenging Hyena(BG2) Battlegrounds.png

How to get[]

Scavenging Hyena can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Scavenging Hyena 40 5
Golden Scavenging Hyena 400 50

Core set[]

Two copies of regular Scavenging Hyena (Core) are obtained for raising hunter to level 1.

Two copies of golden Scavenging Hyena (Core) are obtained for winning 50 games as hunter.

Scavenging Hyena (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.


Scavenging Hyena is a minion that can quickly snowball out of control if not dealt with properly. Play it alongside other beasts or better yet, play it after you already have a board full of beasts to buff its stats safely. Beasts with low cost and low health can do this very quickly. Once you have a sufficiently buffed Scavanging Hyena, it will be painful for opponents to remove without direct damage especially if you have other threatening beasts on board or if it's hidden behind a Taunt.

Small early-game beasts synergize the best with Scavenging Hyena. Cards that summon multiple beasts like Snake Trap and Alleycat are good for fueling it. It's even stronger if the beasts have Rush or Charge so the Hyena can be buffed at any time, making cards like Unleash the Hounds, Springpaw, and Desert Spear more effective with it.



Scavenging Hyena, full art

Patch changes[]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngYear of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
  • Patch (2013-10-02): Now only eats your own Beasts. Whenever a friendly Beast dies, gain +2/+1 [2 mana, 2 attack, 2 health, Common]
  • Patch (April or May 2013): Text changed from "Whenever a Beast dies, gain +2/+2." to "Whenever a Beast dies, gain +2/+1"
  • Previously: Whenever a Beast dies, gain +2/+2 [2 mana, 2 attack, 2 health, Common]