Muck Hunter

Muck Hunter Card

Muck Hunter is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Rush, Battlecry: Summon two 2/1 Muck Monsters for your opponent.

Flavor Text

You think your job mucks.

Muck Hunter Card Review

It looks like a card that can only fit into certain decks that can easily deal with the 2/1’s that it summons, but in such a deck this card can be really awesome. First let’s analyze it assuming you can’t kill the 2/1’s.

You play a 5/8 and summon two 2/1’s for your opponent, meaning that technically, if they trade back, you have a 5 mana 5/4 minion with Rush. That’s not the end of the world, but it wouldn’t be playable in Constructed. There is also a bigger downside against Aggro decks – your opponent probably won’t trade with those 2/1’s, but will go face instead. Building a bigger board for your opponent might not be the best idea. It can also be stopped by small Taunts, e.g. Righteous Protector on the board makes it completely unplayable by itself. By itself, the card is probably 2/10 or something similar.

However, you wouldn’t want to put it into any deck. The first thing I have in mind is Warrior – either Control or slower Midrange/Tempo deck. The ones running Whirlwind effects. The card is a bit similar to Cornered Sentry, but honestly, probably even better. If you can play a Whirlwind effect on the same turn you drop it, it becomes a 5/7 minion with Rush for 5 mana. That’s absolutely insane – not only you should be able to clear most of the early / mid game minions, but you also will have a solid body left-over. For example, the best case scenario would be playing Blood Razor on Turn 4, attacking once, then playing this on Turn 5 and attacking second time. That would be a terrific play against most of the aggressive decks. You can also combo it with Warpath in the late game, especially if you could use that AoE damage anyway.

Another deck that it MIGHT slot into, but less likely, is Control / Big Spell Mage. The deck is really light on minions and it could use some. On Turn 7, you can play it and ping one of the 2/1’s immediately, but it gets even better if you’re a Frost Lich Jaina already. Even assuming that you trade it into the second minion, you end up with a 5/6 and Water Elemental on the board – that’s really good.

One thing worth mentioning is that if you can avoid the Battlecry, this is very good. For example, if you can somehow Recruit it, or summon it from your hand, it gets extra value. 5/8 Rush card is very powerful if you don’t have to summon small stuff for your opponent. But it might be pretty difficult to get around the Battlecry.

So, all in all, I think that this card will be very bad in most of the decks, but it might find its home, especially in some sort of Tempo/Control Warrior with Whirlwind effects. Since you need to combo it with 1 damage AoE to really be good, I don’t think it’s going to be broken, but it should be solid in the right deck.

Card rating: 7/10

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  1. Mattthr
    December 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Quite fancy this in Rush Warrior. You’ve got Blood Razor (and Scourgelord’s hero power) to take out the Mucklings. You’ve got Spirit of the Rhino to protect it from the damage if you do. Plus you’ve got an outside chance of summoning it directly with the Rhino Loa.

  2. Fnukafka
    March 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    blizz must nerf this card ultimate win for priest

    March 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    New OTK priest incoming.
    6/5 card.

  4. Bladeofsteel
    March 28, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I think this card has great potential. You can cube it to hit something then get back 2 5/8 rush, like an ok doomguard. Might even see play in cubelock as another cube target and the 2/1’s can start a defile chain. In warrior you have your whirlwind effects like warpath and whirlwind, of course and that makes this crazy. I think recruit warrior might play it too for the burst removal. We will have to see.

  5. Name (Required)
    March 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    After trading with a minion perhaps you can use Circle of Healing to heal her up so she won’t die to those pesky Mucklings? Or maybe this card + Whirlwind? Or Mind Control Tech?

  6. Ugin
    March 27, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Am I the only one to think it looks like a worgen transformed version of the Tracker hero from the monster hunt ?

  7. TheEyeszlade
    March 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Lol people think this card is bad ? Sure it might not be broken power level like doomguard but it’s realy good in specialy in arena this is the new doctor 5

    • Matt
      March 27, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      It requires support which it won’t have in arena. It’s the new Dr. Ettin there.

  8. Anton Wilzewski
    March 27, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Mind control incoming…

  9. Crapcrack
    March 27, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Nah not that good,

  10. Chris
    March 27, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I mean… Taunt on your side also stops the 2/1s from doing much

  11. Soup And Salad
    March 27, 2018 at 8:00 am

    At least the 2/1s will be easy to clear in the sort of decks that may want to play this, which are control decks.
    I think calling this a 5/4 equivalent is pretty fair, and it would put this just under par with Warrior’s Militia Commander in power. This will end up being pretty decent given the right metagame, and recruiting this will be rather good.

  12. Kaidan
    March 27, 2018 at 4:05 am

    I think this card is really powerful. In Arena is broken but I think is very strong in standard too. For me it’s a 4.5/5 card.
    Then if you recruit it, this card is incredible .

    • wow
      March 27, 2018 at 6:54 am

      True, this is on par with doomguard imo.

  13. LeonardoFRei
    March 27, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Só a ” better ” Leeroy for control


      March 27, 2018 at 3:40 am

      Nope learoy is the best
      A charged 6 dmg minion?wich can be buffed
      I personaly play aggro AND always win matches bc of him (and some times edwin) as rogue a fan of knievs can treat tge battlecry

      • LeonardoFRei
        March 27, 2018 at 3:43 am

        Thus why I Said for control

        5 mana 5 damage with 8 for a body is pretty good for clearing stuff

        • NIGHTxBLADE
          March 27, 2018 at 3:50 am

          Yeah i myself when i start this game got it for free but turn him to dust i thought its just same as reckless goblin after craft him AGAIN i just found what mistake i made