Dire Frenzy is a 4 Mana Cost Common Hunter Spell card from the The Witchwood set!
Give a Beast +3/+3. Shuffle 3 copies into your deck with +3/+3.
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- Mana Cost: 4
- Crafting Cost: 40 / 400 (Golden)
- Arcane Dust Gained: 5 / 50 (Golden)
- Rarity: Common
- Class: Hunter
- Card Type: Spell
- Set: The Witchwood
- Mechanics: Buff Minion
I really like this card in my Quest Hunter, either by using it on the Queen herself or one of her kids.
You get more chances at Spawn draws, and a chance that your draw will be a 6/5 instead of a 3/2. If you land it on Queen, you get three more 11/11s that spawn 15 more Spawns each, which allows you to flood the board and just win with a Rhino.
I know Quest Hunter isn’t exactly good, but it’s a fun deck and I think this card makes it all the stronger.
Are people forgetting Hunting Mastiff already? Cast this on one and you have three 2 mana 5/4 echo rush beasts in your deck you can even combo with stampede. Hunter’s gonna be bonkers this season.
But echo copies will not keep the buff, they’ll be 2/1.
Is this confirmed?
I was also wondering whether echo cards keep buffs. I would assume yes because echo was described as “can be played several times in the same time”.
I just tried it–doesn’t work that way, unfortunately; lost a game because of that misleading idea haha.
Possible OTK Combo: Bluegill Warrior + Dire Frenzy. Wait to draw all 3 buffed Bluegill, play Emeriss. Next turn you have 30 OTK for 6 mana. (50 damage for 10 mana if you cast both Dire Frenzy, in case you need to kill taunts or go through additional health/armor)
Problem is… hunter needs better draw and better control cards.
That would work except Dire Frenzy only works on beasts…
Right… I started doing the maths for Stonetusk boar, then figured that Bluegill would give more consistent results… completely forgot about the beast part.
You’d need 4-6 8/8 boars, which would require both Dire Frenzy and a lot more draw…
Why not just dire frenzy the same minion twice on turn 7.
You should get three 7/7 boars shuffled in your deck then right?
That would shuffle six 4/4 copies since you have to cast both dire frenzies separately even if they are one after the other.
Would it be six 4/4 piggies, or would three of them be 7/7 at that point?
Thundra Rhino + 2 8/8 Young Dragonhawk, instead.
Dire Frenzy can only target a beast, so this wouldn’t work
Dragonhawks ARE beasts…
I don’t see why some of you say that it’s only good in Arena. In my opinion, it can really be OP in Control Hunt if some more cards are released. Crazy how good that can be in Wild in a Deathrattle deck with Nzoth and Kathrena.
Could someone please clarify the verbage for me. Since it says 3 copies, wouldn’t those copies retain any other enchantments or effects previously cast on them? Much like Astral Tiger does?
Never out of beasts anymore !
Never out of beasts anymore
So what we do it play wild.
Then u play stonetusk boar, and play dire frenzy on it.
u play the DESERT CAMEL, and u get a 4/4 WITH CHARGE (is that pre-nerf tempo rogue who gets keleseth and shadowstep on turn 2???)
It might be somewhat good or bad in constructed but BOI this card is 10/10 in arena
What about stone tusk boar for a 1 mana 4/4 charge, 2 copys can also be drawed by the 3/5. Works well with buzzer for card draw to. Some sort of quest hunter will be a thing imo
Why is everyone considering spell hunter? That deck doesn’t exist without Barnes + Yshaarj. I guess maybe in wild, sure.
Rhok’Delar is not nearly enough pay off for not playing any minions.
even hunta lookin pretty stacked.. pretty amazing that dk rex and his beasts all fit into the evens, what a great tool for hunter to have.
This card sounds so fun.
This is amazing for Kathrena and with some of the new beast we’re getting in other classes it can even be used on those if you can clear right after. Hopefully there’s some sort of draw, just any for Hunter this expansion because this one seems to have been good to Hunter so far.
Well, This is insane to your own beasts, especially Zombeasts, and could actually be a really good removal, I mean, Hunter’s Mark + Candle Shot is already a darn good removal option, but it you use this on an opponent beast before attacking, you remove it without taking damage, and add 3 copies of it with +3/+3
Imagine doing this to class specific beasts, like that new Warlock one with lifesteal
I don’t think the copied Warlock beast would keep lifesteal. You would have to trigger its battle cry, which won’t happen.
All you need to do is take damage, as long as you have a weapon that can be done
The card does not remove anything, it just add copies to your deck, does not suffle it. You would give +3/+3 to your opponent beast, then you would suffle copies into your deck.
Thus why I said to use on a beast you would already remove
Finally expansion after expansion Hunter has been shit on….This expansion is pro Hunter thank god….druid looks terrible thus far and priest is as op as ever along with warlock. Warriors and shaman still look like they need a lot of help.. all in all I like the new direction of hearthstone…just hope they can balance things out better than they havthus far.s
All three sets from last year gave hunter at least a couple useful tools each to the point where Spell/Secret Hunter is considered a teir 1 deck. Druid’s card line-up has been rather weak, but last year, especially Frozen Throne, gave the class a lot of tools to play around with. As long as there is one playable Ramp card, the class will be okay.
Also, Priest will be losing half of its good cards, one set’s worth of support will not be enough to fill the massive gaps all current Priest archetypes will have, and Warlock’s new cards likely will not see play within Cubelock other than maybe Godfrey. Cubelock will also be unable to go into the long game nearly as well as it currently can without N’zoth.
Warrior and Shaman, even though the were the only two consistently playable classes during the Year of the Kraken, are getting some useful tool even if those tools are maybe a slightly above average. Granted, with the most popular classes getting knocked down a couple pegs, the Taunt Warrior and Elemental Shaman, two archetypes that will be pretty much untouched by the rotation, may be able to rise to the forefront of the metagame.
This card may seem good overall but it doesn’t excuse the lack of card draw the Hunter currently has
This is what you get when you try to combine blessing of kings with gang up. Looks like a good card. I don’t really see how Hunter can benefit from a card like this at the moment. The only thing that pops in my mind is Kathrena. It can also work in wild with the Y’Shaarj that you pull up with Barnes. You play Barnes on 4, then Y’Shaarj comes out. Next turn you can dire frenzy one of the Y’Shaarj and if you’re fortunate enough to have both alive, then you would have 26 additional stats on the board. I might be wrong and this card might not see play. Professional players are always wrong about these types of cards. Only time will tell
That would not work. The card says specifically beast. And Y’sharaj aint no beast.
Hah yeah he’s a dumb dumb.
Whoopsie! :)) forgot it has a beast synergy ??
Never out of beasts anymore !
Given the number of beasts in this expansion among all classes and the fact that this can target your opponent’s minions too is actually pretty insane.
Another potential use to help solve the card draw dilemma in Hunter may be to combo with Starving Buzzard to have multiple, well statted draw engines in your deck.
Control Hunter will be a thing, I’m betting on it! Even if it’s not tier 1 or 2, it’s going to be fun to experiment with and play!
I’ve pretty much hated hunter for all of hearthstone, it had the least interesting cards of any class, the least class specific mechanics and the worst decks. the only one that was remotely interesting was death rattle hunter back in the days of nax. but thats finally changing. i think blizzard has finally make cards that are playable in a control deck and not busted in an agro deck. can’t wait to experiment with control hunter as well.
also I know it’s a bad deck but I’d love to also use this in a quest hunter shuffling three marsh queens doesn’t sound good, but it sounds fun.
(i also think spell hunter is an interesting deck)
Hitting this on the Queen is an interesting combo haha, end up shiffling 60 guys into your deck!
I feel like this expansion is bigger than another ones,so much new ideas,and is very rarely find out a card is ACTUALLY unseless
Throw this on a Carnissa’s Brood and it’s insane. 1-mana 6/5 draw a card, which could potentially be another 1-mana 6/5 draw a card? Heck yeah. On everything else, though, it’s pretty bad; Hunters don’t have a lot of draw outside of Quest Hunter, soyou won’t be getting much value out of this card. But hey! Quest Hunter 😀
Tracking and stitched tracker make hunter by far the best class at fishing for specific cards in their deck.
hunter doesnt have card draw , this could be better in druid
*cough cough* Control Hunter *Cough cough*
Play this in Quest Hunter. Easy 60 3/2 with draw a card. Go up against a Dead Man’s Hand Warrior and enjoy a 3 hour game
I know this isn’t exactly an amazing play but you can give a Stonetusk Boar +3/+3 and shuffle 3 1-mana 4/4 boars with charge into your deck
so for 5 mana you get a 4/4 beast with charge and 3 1-mana 4/4 charged beasts shuffled into your deck it sounds good for control
And then play Emeris to make those to 1 mana 8/8 with charge.
Don’t let your dreams be memes!
I’m gonna call it right here, Quest Hunter is going to be meta after this expansion drops.
run tundra rhino, dire frenzy, emeriss and the quest. fill your deck with 3/2s and prolong the game until you have emeriss, tundra rhino and 5 3/2s in your hand (which isent that difficult), then play emeriss on one turn followed by tundra + 5 6/4s (with charge) next turn for 34 dmg OTK!!!!!
i fail to see how this wont be a decent.
Voidlords are probably going to ruin this dream but one can hope…
You should just play quest rogue in that case and get 5/5s with charge.
3 mana 7 5 huffer
Could be good in Recruit / Big Hunter
For faster stuff too conditional (like the dream of Huffer into this)
Agreed about big hunter!
Could even be part of combo with cube and katherina or vanguard with charged devilsaur
Yeah that’s the kind of deck! I played such a deck early in K&C (it wasn’t full combo, though) and it ran out of minions often enough.
I’ve been toying with a deck that runs only king dread as a beast and abominables with play dead. Although losing barnes hurts that idea heavily
Nice 😀 yeah barnes moving to wild will hurt such decks a lot…not only your combo. Overall i think it’s good, that he rotates, but it’s a bit sad too. What do you think?
Broken in Arena
Arena is all about tempo
In constructed, if compared to blessing of Kings, this gets more value over time and you can reshuffle valuable minions (i.e. Nzoth-like minions (I know it’s rotating out)). So yep, it is quite good.
I get what you are saying, but it is only beasts, so no nzoth even if in wild. Some neat combos might come from it still
new hunter meta
The dependence on having a beast on your side of the board makes it a terrible arena card actually… as well as a not great constructed card. If it buffed something by 3/3 and IF it was a beast you would shuffle it, then yet it would be great. Now? Not so much imo
Shuffling 3 11/11 carnassas into your deck and getting additional 45 raptorst, lol
This combo would be interesting if Hunter had some decent stalls/card draw.
Quest Hunter does have card draw in the form of Carnassa’s Brood… if you put Hemet Jungle Hunter into the deck (and play him when you’ve got Carnassa in-hand – NOT AFTER YOU’VE PLAYED HER!) you can ensure you get rid of all the trash cards in the deck leaving nothing but Broods and (maybe) Tundra Rhino.
This _could_ work in Quest Hunter … it’s just that Quest Hunter has never really been viable.
if I hit my Hunting Mastiff with this, my echo copies also get the buff???
no, but you would get 3 copies of a 5/4 mastiff added to your deck
And??? They still have Rush even if they are copies.
woulnt the echo coppies have it though???
no, echo works like the unstable evolution. if you reduce the cost of the first spell it’ll still cost 1 mana once it returns to your hand. or if you have the rogue deathknight you can see this too. if you buff a minion in your hand, the death’s shadow card will not have the buff.
you’re adding a copy of the card you just played to your hand not replaying the exact card.
another example would be with with zola the gorgon. if you have a 10/10 boar on the board and play zola the gorgon on it, you will get a 1/1 copy added to your hand.
Pretty sure not. Echo creates a copy of the card without any buffs/modifiers. However, the first one you play will have +3/+3.
I’m not sure about that one xander, i think we will have to wait and see if the copies retain the buff
my only concern is that i feel like hunter doesn’t have many options for drawing cards the same way other classes do so it may be hard to get the full value, but it’s still 6/6 stats immediately
however, i would love to combo this with a hunting mastiff for some late-game shenanigans
A. How are you getting 6/6? It’s 3/3 stats immediately, not 6/6.
B. There’s no late game shenanigans with hunting mastiff. Only the first played copy gets the buff, not the echoes.
Obviously not the best use, but you can target and “steal” an enemy beast too.
A very good move if you have hard removal!
This is great in Arena. Maybe a bit too slow in Constructed though, since +3/+3 for 4 mana is slow and Hunter doesn’t have good card draw. Spell Hunter: it’s not a bad idea to shuffle buffed Zombeasts in your deck, although you should have used Rhok’Dhelar by then… 4.5/5 in Arena and 3/5 in Constructed.
Lol literally the opposite. It’s far too slow in arena given the lack of card draw in arena for Hunter, and it’s lack of control tools in general, especially in arena.
In constructed, it could have a chance to see play if Hunter gets a handful more control/draw tools (though again that would make a small difference in arena).
And spell hunter is probably the worst Hunter deck for this to be in, besides possibly face Hunter, which Blizz is clearly trying to kill.
You haven’t played much Arena, have you? Firstly, Hunter lacks card draw in BOTH Constructed and Arena. The difference is that Hunter actually goes into Turn 15 in Arena quite often, which gives him a higher chance to draw the buffed beasts. In Constructed Hunter has usually won or lost the game by Turn 10, Turn 7 if we’re talking about Aggro/Midrange Hunter.
This is not a bad spell in Spell Hunter if you have already used Rhok’Delar, but then again, it probably is not worth a spot since Rhok’Delar has a high chance of generating it when you equip it. But don’t underestimate the power of buffed Zombeasts in Spell Hunter.
Blizzard is not trying to kill Face Hunter, actually the best deck that probably will fit Baku is a Face Hunter one.
I’m confused. What exactly gets shuffeled into your deck?
Minion you buffed, with the +3/+3 buff.
E.g. you buff a minion with base stats of 1/1, you get three 4/4 copies of it shuffled into your deck.
The buffed minion
The beast you put the buff on.
Decent card, Obvious problem is that it doesn’t synergize with spell hunter well and is could be too slow for facehunter,
Great arena card however!
Tons of value. 4 Mana for 12/12 of stats. Affects board right away. Could really see this make it into some decks
Works well with kathreena too
That is some good shit
Good arena card. Bad for constructed
this card is very good