Houndmaster — Hunter Card

Last updated on Dec 30, 2017 at 20:22 by L0rinda 23 comments

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Houndmaster is a Hunter-only minion. 2 copies of this card are given to you with the Basic set of the game. You receive a golden version of this card for reaching Level 28 and 30 with Hunter. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

When a Houndmaster manages to land its ability on a Beast minion on curve, it is often enough to carry a game on its own. Not only does the Beast present a huge threat, but even if the Beast is removed, the 4/3 body of the Houndmaster usually enables the Hunter to continue to dominate the board for the next few turns. It should be noted that it is a common mistake to hold onto Houndmaster for too long when there is no Beast in play. If there is no prospect of buffing a Beast any time soon, then playing Houndmaster on Turn 4 to keep up some board presence is often correct.

2. Constructed Play

In Constructed play, Houndmaster is a very powerful card. Most Constructed Hunter decks will tend to include a large proportion of Beasts and Beast generators, which makes Houndmaster a natural pick to put in your deck. If you are playing an Aggro deck, it can effectively present two threats in one turn. On the other hand, if you are playing a more Midrange build of Hunter, the value of the Houndmaster combined with the other value cards in the deck can help to overload your opponent's resources.

3. Arena

Houndmaster is a powerful card in Arena, and can take over the game if used in the early stages of the game. If you are selecting this late in the draft, you can make a big modification to the value based on how many Beast minions, and Beast generating spells you have. If you are picking early however, you can assume you will get a decent number of these.

4. Meta Decks with Houndmaster

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Secret Hunter Deck 2 weapons, 17 spells, 10 minions, 1 hero_card
0
4
11
6
5
3
1
0
6,900 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Midrange Hunter Deck 2 weapons, 7 spells, 21 minions
0
7
6
11
3
2
1
0
3,500 Arcane Dust Oct 16 2017
JAB Control Hunter Deck 1 weapon, 7 spells, 21 minions, 1 hero_card
0
4
4
12
3
1
3
3
5,020 Arcane Dust Aug 13 2017
Token Midrange Hunter Deck 2 weapons, 6 spells, 22 minions
0
4
9
10
3
2
2
0
1,880 Arcane Dust Jun 10 2017
Midrange Beast Hunter Deck 1 weapon, 5 spells, 24 minions
0
6
6
8
4
3
2
1
4,140 Arcane Dust Jun 10 2017

5. Budget Decks with Houndmaster

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Secret Hunter Deck 2 weapons, 18 spells, 9 minions, 1 hero_card
0
4
12
6
4
3
1
0
5,040 Arcane Dust Dec 04 2018
Basic Hunter Deck 11 spells, 19 minions
0
6
5
8
6
2
2
1
0 Arcane Dust Nov 20 2018
Cheap Hunter Standard Deck 2 weapons, 8 spells, 20 minions
0
7
6
9
4
2
2
0
1,000 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2017

6. Wild Decks with Houndmaster

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Midrange Hunter Deck 2 weapons, 10 spells, 18 minions Wild Deck
0
4
10
7
3
3
2
1
4,440 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
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