Abominable Bowman

Abominable Bowman is a 7 Mana Cost Epic Hunter Minion card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Summon a random friendly Beast that died this game.

Flavor Text

Frosty the Bowman... was an angry hateful soul... with a fresh hewn bow and a missing nose...

Abominable Bowman Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Abominable Bowman in the last year.

61 Comments

  1. FLYY50
    August 10, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Insanely undervalued. This may pull you a 2/2 token, or maybe even worse, but that isn’t the purpose of this card, in a deathrattle hunter deck you don’t want to play every single minion that has desthrattle to summon tokens because it’s board fodder, save your room, replace this one minion slot with another one minion, and bring this massive beast back via nzoth. Nzoth + big bodies = win condition

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  2. Peter
    August 10, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Ok now that all the cards are out I can make a better review of this card.
    Really just don’t see this working out in Hunter.
    Most of the good cards you want to pull (Highmane, Rat pack…) summon tokens, which you DO NOT want back.
    In addition, you still need something to fight for early game, and most Hunter minions are beasts. i doubt you can survive Pirate Warrior on Fireflies alone.
    4/10

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  3. Chuechu
    August 5, 2017 at 8:31 am

    The chance of getting something useful out of this card is low. Pulling out a token like alley cat is practically useless. U would at least need to pull something from animal companion to make it even a consideration. The issue with Hunter is that most of their powerful beasts have deathrattle that bring out tokens. Take highmane as an example. Even though it’s really powerful, it also summons 2 2/2 tokens. The new Hunter deathknight would also use the powerful Hunter early game as its basis.

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  4. Lempis
    August 4, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Very late gamey for a hunter. You have to kind a play a control hunter type for this to work. Also you most of the time summon a low mana cost beast which is still not that bad..

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  5. Hunter
    August 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Best card in the game period

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  6. Joe bro
    July 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This with any Zombeast is insane!

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  7. Organis
    July 27, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Before you have a chance to gain anything from this you would have been pyroblasted in the face by a burn mage on turn 10, or be trampled by 0 mana 5/5s and endless secrets, half of them being 1 mana.

    Or, you know, just lose against jade druid.

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    • Th0massn
      July 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Very strange way to review the card this is especially strong against jade druid since it makes good use of the druids biggest weakness non stop pressure in the midgame and do you think a mage has the time to get 20 dmg done in those turns before it while keeping the board clear? I dont think you’re a very high ranked player from this comment.

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  8. Leonard P Steen
    July 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Most likely a one mana beast it will summon. But hunter needed a 7 mana card. 3*

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  9. RV
    July 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    You can bring back good beasts or Zombeasts, even.

    More likely, you’re going to draw a token like Tabbycat or something like Macaw without Battlecry.

    This would require Hunters to drop a lot of cards that are kinda key to them right now, and throw away a lot of their early game strengths.

    And no, a 7 mana 7/8 is not good enough.

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    • Najlaron
      August 1, 2017 at 3:19 am

      But something like N’zoth Hunter gets vast lategame value, imagine getting S.Highmane or Zombeast. And Blizz seems to be pushing control into the meta, so i think its pretty good card. But we will see.

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      • Najlaron
        August 1, 2017 at 3:21 am

        Getting it just once is good enough, cause you are doubling the chances to getting it again from this or from N’zoth himself.

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  10. Brann
    July 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Hunters have no good 7 drops right now as is

    One of Mid-Range Hunter biggest weaknesses right now is running out of steam vs control decks that can stabilize the board after turn 6

    This card give hunters that extra turn to curve out after turn 6 and has huge potential of bringing back possibly another high main or tundra Rihno after it’s cleared ( it’s a 7 drop so it doesn’t interfere with your turn 6 Highmain)

    Yes it could pull a 1 drop beast, but it does have good stats being a 6-7 minion alone and even if it does only pull you a 1-1 , you’re still getting 7-8 worth of stats for 7 Mana (which is not bad )

    This card could prob make a great addition to the basic Mid-range Hunter deck right now in Ugoro

    And could even have some pretty great potential in control Hunter with N’Zoth if it ends up being viable

    I won’t be surprised seeing this as a staple in beast Hunter decks

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    • User27
      July 30, 2017 at 3:19 am

      There is dr boom which is a good 7 drop in any deck…but also you can only have one of him so I see how this could make lategame more reliable

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  11. Palda88
    July 27, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Guys Imagine this deck (WILD DECK) I know it is very early to theorycraft but imagine secret control hybrid hunter using Secretkeepers mad scientists Cloaked Huntresses Prof. Putricide Explosive Freezing traps two Cat Tricks for another control decks One Snipe (another removal) maybe some doomsayers for early game and two Deathlords (some more early game this is just deck idea how it could be) for heal double Healbot than for late game Nzoth Savanas this ambomination Sludge Belchers Savana King Dred and other big beasts and most importantly Deathstlker rexxard as AOE and infinite late game value 😀 I know its too early but this could be amazing 😀 I will definitly try deck like this when the expansion comes out 🙂

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    • Guilherme
      July 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      you lost me at WILD DECK

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      • User27
        July 30, 2017 at 3:21 am

        Wild is so much better than standard though lol. Like all standar is is the same game but with less variety to choose from.

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        • HunterGod
          August 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm

          In your opinion.

          In my eyes, Standard is easier to get into (with less cards to craft) and much more stable and balanced.

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  12. Peter
    July 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

    So this card is really cool
    Yes you could get a Highmane back, but you could also get its tokens.
    As for no 1 drops, you could still throw in non beasts like fire fly (or even doomsayer for pure control)
    3.5/5, just a neat card all around

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    • Piterno
      July 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

      The possibility of playing it on curve into a board that can immediately deal with Highmane but not the tokens is insane, though. Turn 6 Highmane, opponent kills it with something, Turn 7 Abominable Bowman

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      • Peter
        July 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        and then they kill the tokens before this
        it’s a DEATHRATTLE
        plus, that means you are a hunter with no 1-5 drop beasts

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  13. ShoM
    July 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

    To be viable this card would need a hunter deck where your average beast is much bigger than they currently are that would aim for a long game. I don’t think that is the deathstalker rexxar deck because In that deck you seemingly rather spam hero power to get new beasts rather than worry bout recycling old ones. So that makes me think of a “big EZ” hunter playing stuff like King Dredd and Krush while having no early beasts. This sounds like the same deck that would play “Call Pet” but other than that (and Barnes) there is no tools to make this happen. Maybe a some kind of card that summons a random beast from hand/deck would make it happen? Also if such a deck did end up existing, I question if it would run this because of Highmane being a likely include that directly weakens this card’s potential.

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  14. Coldplay3R
    July 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

    too slow? you’re kidding right? You will see 2 in every hunter deck this is how good this card is. Curve Hunter seems too strong with this card right now..

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    • ShoM
      July 27, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Even if this wasn’t too slow in a curve hunter, you would not play it in curve hunter for the simple reason that it is awful in curve hunter unless it’s like 50% unrevealed cards. It is relatively safe to assume a curve hunter deck would play Alleycat, Rat Pack and Savanna highmane, as well as maybe infested wolf. All these cards flood your “graveyard” with 1/1 and 2/2 beasts. Around turn 8 when this would die, you can expect to have over 50% of your dead beasts be 1/1 or 2/2 and the other 50% isn’t just fantastic stuff like huffers and highmanes. Crackling razormaw, 3/2 wolf from kindly grandmother, Leokk and such are still pretty bad beasts to summon at that point. To bring an example, N’zoth has historically been a pretty weak card in hunter besides always summoning the highmanes and Infested wolfs because by that point you should be finishing out the game with burst or playing 8 mana Charge/Taunt/Buffs or you know, should have won few turns ago. This card is an excessive and greedy choise in curve hunter and should not be run. rather than playing this on turn 7, play houndmaster + crackling razormaw on your highmane

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      • Coldplay3R
        July 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

        Neah. The deathrattle makes it good cause you will be in front all game ’til then and this makes it insanely hard to clear your bord. This is why highmane is good. If you think boulderfist + one summon for 7 mana is bad you’r clearly not seeing it. Only minus of this card it has no beast tag on it. If it had, it would’ve been 5/5 card. Only card you can compare this with is Swamp King Dread and that one is easier to remove than this one.

        And for deck building considerations you can make space for 7-8 cards over 4 mana in a hunter and it will perform.
        2 rhinos, 2 highmanes, 2 bowman 1 call it’s decent.

        PS: Even now you can make a legendary deck with 2 call of the wild for 9 mana (yeah i know it has a when played effect and you can’t compare) but this is just for the “too costly” card argument.

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        • ShoM
          July 27, 2017 at 10:18 am

          If Highmane only summoned 1 2/2 it wouldn’t see even close to same amount of play as it does and this is a 1 mana more costing highmane with potentially worse effect and no beast tag. It’s not good for same reasons as highmane because it’s in every way worse sans a massive highroll. Yes you can fit some big cards in hunter but your curvestone suffers accordingly.

          And you can’t compare this to even the post nerf call because call has an immediate impact unlike this (charge). You can however compare it to n’zoth which is A) better and B) sees no play. As for being compareable to king dredd, king is trash tier so sure, being compareable to a trash tier sounds about right

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          • Coldplay3R
            July 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

            I lost all respect for your opinion on HS when you compared this card with N’zoth and you said King Dredd is trash tier. You obviously never build a decent deck in your life.

            No point in responding from now. Have a nice day.

          • Brann
            July 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

            Even if this card summons a 1-1 it’s still OK in Mid-Range Hunter, and that’s worst case senario

            This card could also straight up screw your opponent over with a good Rez (like another Highmain )

            This card has to much potential to not be played in beast Hunter decks

            And I’ve got legend multiple times with a few different control N’zoth decks, this card would be so busted in an N’zoth control Hunter if Hunter gets the support cards they need for a control deck

            N,zoth rezes this which rezes more beasts

            It’s like we’re in Naxx all over again

  15. Tyronitar
    July 27, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I think people are forgetting about a certain hero card that was also recently made, Deathstalker Rexxar. Bringing back zombeasts with this card is insane value.

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    • Whiplash
      July 27, 2017 at 7:59 am

      Not sure about including this card hoping that I draw a specific legendary (Deathstalker Rexxar), play him, build a Zombeast, play the Zombeast, then the Zombeast dies, then I play Stitched Archer, and when it dies I get insane value…

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    • ShoM
      July 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

      How about rather than doing some cute plays like this, go the practical route and use those 7 mana to play your next zombeast

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  16. Kenchilada
    July 27, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The card art is really creative and well executed, abominations have an extra arm on their left shoulder so he’s docking the arrow with that arm while getting arrows out of his quiver with his left arm. I think this card art is the most creative and humorous so far in KotFT

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  17. Mr simoes
    July 27, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Give Hunter a 1/3 non-beast “something” for early game, and then this can work. 2 cost weapon too.

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  18. Brann
    July 27, 2017 at 7:25 am

    People are seeing this card wrong (Omg to slow for turn 7, why run this when you can Highmane on 6?

    This rezes your Highmain in you’re lucky (or can build you deck a certain way)

    And N’zoth will Rez this and your High mains in control Matchups

    Giving you a really powerful and sticky board in control Hunter

    Will hunters be able to make control Hunter work? Maybe, but it’ll depend on the other cards still to be released

    But this card can be really strong of you can make it work in your deck

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    • ShoM
      July 27, 2017 at 8:44 am

      People arent seeing this card wrong, you’re seeing their comments wrong. People aknowledge the great potential value it has IF you can make it work. They then go the extra mile and say you wont be able to make it work. It’s just too slow for it’s immense value to matter.

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      • Brann
        July 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm

        This card would prob work fine in Mid-range Hunter also as is

        It’d be a great follow up after a high main, and even tho is has a chance of rezing a 1 drop in your deck it could also generate huge tempo swings if you pull a high main off or maybe even a tundra rihno

        It give Mid-range Hunter a little more tempo after turn 6 since hunters have no good turn 7s right now anyways

        Call of the Wild was playable @ 8 Mana , this could prob work ok @7 even in the basic Mid-range Hunter deck now

        Plus it might even be able to Rez some of your build a beast creations

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  19. Zer0w
    July 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Summon a random !!!! For 7 mana 😐

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  20. Sparkz
    July 27, 2017 at 7:22 am

    The idea is definitely a control hunter but those of you talking about cards like highmane into this… Those 2/2’s count for the Archer’s effect… Those 1/1 spiders from infested wolf count for the effect, Rat pack’s tokens, Not a lot of good beasts that synergize with this. The ones I have in mind though are.
    1) Non- Beast Token summoning Zom-Beasts
    2) Princess 6/5
    3) The Animal Companions
    4) Tundra Rhino
    Those are just immideate thoughts

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  21. Whiplash
    July 27, 2017 at 7:03 am

    About 17% of Frozen Throne cards revealed (23/135). So far IMO the theme is (slow) combo and over-costed. If you’re a really old-school MtG player, think Fallen Empires… 🙂

    This card is a great example – over-costed at 7 mana for a 6/7. Deathrattle is slow (especially without Taunt) and vulnerable as compared to Battlecry or Discover.

    This card’s Deathrattle is random and you’ll need to build your deck around it – you don’t want a late-game 1/1 Beast. But then you have to exclude all of the powerful Hunter 1-2-3 drop Beasts – so then, how to survive to the late game against Aggro? And will this card stack up against Control 7+ drops?

    So far, I’m thinking I need to fill gaps from previous expansions more than I need any Frozen Throne card revealed so far…

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    • Raemahn
      July 27, 2017 at 7:51 am

      This set is better than Fallen Empires was for M:tG, and Fallen Empires came out before their version of “Standard” became the norm, so everything was available. (It existed, but there were plenty of us that still played “Wild” exclusively.) There were only a couple of cards from that entire set that were worth playing at the time.

      While this set is slow oriented, that by itself is not a bad thing. There are anti-agro cards in here, so everyone will be playing slower.

      I like the fact that cards like this will force Hunter players to think outside their comfort zone while making it so other players can’t immediately assume a Hunter is going to go face so they mulligan for it. Cards like this add options, and having more than one viable path to victory is good, right?

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      • Whiplash
        July 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

        I agree that options are great, but the question is whether they are viable paths to victory. We’re probably stuck in an aggro-heavy Standard meta until April 2018.

        I try to envision how Control Hunter will survive to get value out of the Deathrattle of a non-Taunt 7-cost minion. Against aggro I just don’t see Control Hunter consistently surviving that long. And IMO the Midrange and Control Mage / Priest / Paladin endgame has a lot of spell and minion options that seem better to me.

        Time will tell, I guess.

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        • Leonard P Steen
          July 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm

          Aggro meta because of Jade Druid.

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  22. Blah
    July 27, 2017 at 6:58 am

    If you play control hunter you dont run many low cost beasts you play mostly cheap spells. So in the right N’Zoth control hunter you can select only good beasts to play in. highmane’s and Swamp king for example. So you almost always pull good beast if you will have this kind of N’Zoth spell hunter.

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    • Blah
      July 27, 2017 at 7:20 am

      or if you want better chace of pulling good result use Terrorscale Stalker/Princess Huhuran Now thats serious value

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  23. Dude
    July 27, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Haha! Why play this if u can play Savannah highmane? 1 Star.

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    • Potato
      July 27, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Because Savannah Highmane is a 6 drop and if you play it the turn before and it dies before this then you have a chance at summoning it so that actually makes this card pretty good.

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  24. Notsobald
    July 27, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Bad card imo. Worse vanilla stats for 7 mana without immediately impact on the board. Not what hunters nowadays want to achieve on turn 7. To slow for a deathrattle effect that will most likely summon a cat, hound or razormaw. Prone to silence effects. For value you need to stack it with highmane, hyena,ratpack or the new shark-bear which is very draw depending.

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  25. Metamagus
    July 27, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Deathrattle: Unleash the hound.

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    • Notsobald
      July 27, 2017 at 6:34 am

      Haha, my words mate.

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  26. Tinyfin
    July 27, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Sick card to revive cute cat, I’ll craft the golden version

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  27. Jack
    July 27, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Who else thinks that control Hunter is going to work?

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  28. CD001
    July 27, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Presumably it can also resurrect Zombeasts (from Deathstalker Rexxar build-a-beast hero power)?

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  29. SadClown33
    July 27, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Nzoth hunter maybe? Could be a fun control type deck if the meta is right. The dream play would be savanna on 6, it dies, then play this had have it die. Then follow up with Nzoth on 10 and its gg. But its a hard setup.

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    • Tinyfin
      July 27, 2017 at 6:29 am

      Yeah, maybe a 4 cost card with deathrattle will be nice, waiting for savanna on turn 6 is too slow.

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    • Raemahn
      July 27, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Not really. If you play with only Savanahs and maybe Crush and a couple of other big beasts and round out your curve with non-beast minions (there are plenty out there such as minions that have synergies with secrets or deathrattles to leverage N’Zoth). I think it has potential.

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  30. Starfinguer
    July 27, 2017 at 5:37 am

    aka summon a 1 drop

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    • Nick
      July 27, 2017 at 5:42 am

      Why run 1 drop beasts with this card? Play 4-5-6

      Some people man…

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      • Dude
        July 27, 2017 at 6:39 am

        Sure and let’s skip all powerful early game minions while we’re at it. Coz Rexxar hates winning!!!

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        • Tricksterking
          July 27, 2017 at 6:58 am

          Look, even if you bring back a 1/1 you are still getting 7/8 worth of stats overall so getting anything more is value. Alley cat and JM are both strong but there might be alternatives released that could mean that you will get at least a (2) beast off of this card. Heck you could even use it in a deck with very few beasts but using good ones like Highmane. We have a lot of cards left to see so for now we shouldn’t judge cards too harshly. Even the cards that seem like garbage now could turn out insane when we see the whole set.

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        • Raemahn
          July 27, 2017 at 7:43 am

          Don’t play mini-beasts. There are a lot of other great low-cost minions (some that even give you card draw and synergize with N’Zoth) that Hunter could learn to use. Just sayin’

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