Halazzi, the Lynx is a 5 Mana Cost Legendary Hunter Minion Beast card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!
Battlecry: Fill your hand with 1/1 Lynxes that have Rush.
Remember, you’re only as strong as your weakest lynx.
Halazzi, the Lynx Card Review
Halazzi is a really cute refill card. I think that in vacuum the card is quite strong, as it gives you A LOT of pings, and pings are pretty good in Hunter, since the class has difficult access to them. But, there is one problem – it has insanely weak initial stats. You pay 5 mana for a 2-drop, which already pushes it out of the more tempo-oriented Hunter archetypes like Secret or maybe even Midrange. It doesn’t have any synergies with Deathrattle Hunter. It can’t be played in Spell Hunter, because it’s not a spell. So what deck would want to play it?
Well, there’s actually one. Quest Hunter. This expansion will be one last push for the Quest decks, including Quest Hunter (The Marsh Queen). The deck never really worked. The Quest was difficult to finish, and if it got finished, it wasn’t impactful enough. This card is interesting, because if you draw it, you’re basically guaranteed to finish it on T6. On top of that, it has synergies with some of the other Quest Hunter cards. For example, it’s pretty insane with Toxmonger, which turns the 1/1’s with Rush into 1 mana removals.
As for the other decks? Honestly, it’s hard to say. This card has a pretty cool effect, but it’s really hard to fit anywhere. The problem is that it’s a strictly value card, as the tempo you’re gaining is very, very low. Since you need to pay 1 mana for each of the Lynxes, it’s not like you can drop it and then catch up with the tempo next turn. No, your next turn is still very likely going to be slow. But having a bunch of 1/1’s vs not having them can make big difference if you’re playing the value war, or you’re in a topdeck mode.
I honestly don’t think that it will will make Quest Hunter viable (although I’m sure that players will try it), and it’s hard to find another deck that it might fit into. Because of that, I believe that the card is not too strong, but it has a cool effect nonetheless.
Card rating: 3/10