Tracker Tips and Tricks Guide – Best Cards, Treasures, Equipment!

Tracker is one of the monster hunters you will get to choose from in the new Monster Hunt mode. We’ll be listing all of the tips and tricks, best treasures and equipment, for you to make your way through some fierce beasts on your way to the final nemesis and then to Hagatha!

Monster Hunt is very similar to the Dungeon Run from Kobolds and Catacombs. So if you enjoyed that, then you will very likely have a good time with this single-player roguelike mode.

Tracker (Tess Greymane) Info: Hero Power, Starting Deck

You might recognize the Tracker as Tess Greymane one of the Rogue legendaries from The Witchwood expansion. She is representing the Rogue class, but has a mix of Rogue and Hunter cards in her starting deck.

The Tracker’s Hero Power is Scavenge (2 Mana): Discover a class spell that has been played this game. This is another pretty interesting hero power, and can be good but if the monster you are facing only plays dumpster cards then it’s going to end up being kind of weak. If no class cards have been played, you will get a 0-mana spell card that does 1-damage. This card is actually quite good as a combo initiator!

Tracker’s Starting Deck

Tracker (Tess Greymane) Card Choices

We’ll explore the Tracker’s theme options once the Monster Hunt is released. If you didn’t play Dungeon run, you will get to pick from sets of cards that essentially have themes. Generally, it’s best to stick to a similar theme, but sometimes you’ll want to mix and match depending on the card selections.


The arsenal bucket is focused on weapons like Kingsbane and Gladiator's Longbow. It also has weapon buffs like Envenom Weapon.

Jade in the Rough

Jade influenced bucket that can spawn cards like Shadowstep and Sonya Shadowdancer that will give you extra chances to spawn more jades. You’ll also find your standard jade stuff like Jade Spirit.


This bucket is more about Pirate minions, so you’ll see Patches the Pirate and things like Dread Corsair.

Old Bones

More of your basic Deathrattle styled cards with Unearthed Raptor and Anub'arak as examples!


Not quite sure about this one, I’ve seen Evasion, Beneath the Grounds, and Brann Bronzebeard from it so far.

Run n’ Gun

Looks similar to arsenal in that it is weapon based, but might be more focused on minions with stuff like Goblin Auto-Barber and Runeforge Haunter.

The Professional

More removal based options that tap into your assassination side. Some cards you’ll see here are Snipe and Big Game Hunter!

Monster Hunter Guides

Learn more about the Monster Hunt and the rest of the Monster Hunters with our in-depth guides!

Tracker (Tess Greymane) Best Treasures, Equipment

Cult of the Wolf is one of Tracker’s best options when choosing passive treasures: “You can use your Hero Power twice each turn. It costs (1) less.” This allows you to get multiple cards that have been played and works well with cards like Shadowstep and Preparation. If you have jade synergy in your deck, then pulling multiple Shadowsteps allows you to ramp up your jades very quickly. When a class spell has yet to be used, you will get a 0-mana spell that does 1-damage. This is a great card and can set off your combos with ease or allow you to ping minions.

Sticky Fingers is also very good if you are utilizing your hero power a lot: “Cards that didn’t start in your deck cost (1) less.”

Tracker’s Nemesis Boss: Captain Shivers

If you get to the end of your run you will likely be facing your nemesis: Captain Shivers! He runs a Kingsbane Rogue styled deck with a hero power that grabs a random weapon from his deck. If you want to learn more about this encounter, check out our How-to Defeat Captain Shivers Guide!

Tracker (Tess Greymane) Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips to get you going with Tracker if you are having trouble.

  • Jades are pretty insane and can carry most games if you start using your hero power and getting cards like Shadowstep to repeat them, and if you happen to get the option for Brann Bronzebeard to continue to push big jade minions.
  • Playing Hero Power when no Class spell has been played yet gives you a 0 mana 1 damage spell. Technically, it’s like a better Basic Mage Hero Power – it’s 1 damage for 2 mana, but the spell doesn’t have to be used immediately. For example, if you’re holding onto an SI:7 Agent, you can keep it to activate the combo.
  • Hero Power in general is a great value tool, which means that you don’t want to get too greedy with your cards. Going for more tempo or lower curve means that you will be able to get ahead in the early game, and you won’t run out of steam that easily, because you have your Hero Power. Even more if you get the Passive treasure that reduces the cost of your HP to 1 and allows you to use it twice per turn. Fun interaction: If you face The Whisperer, boss that gives Echo to every spell, you WANT to cast your HP on Turn 2. The 0 mana 1 damage spell will have Echo, and with no turn limit, you will be able to kill him on Turn 2.
  • As a mix of Rogue and Hunter, you don’t really have many defensive tools, that’s why you need to be really careful about your health total. That’s another reason why you don’t want to go for a very slow deck – you will often die before you will be able to take advantage of your high cost cards.
  • You will get a lot of weapons / weapon buffs offered. A few weapons in your deck is a great idea, but don’t go all in on the weapon strategy. With no minions to play, your weapons will not be as efficient, and given that you will need 2 or 3 turns to use each one of them (in the best case scenario), drawing a few of them can get really clunky. If you’re got some weapons already, instead of picking more of them, you should go for some synergies instead – such as Pirates.

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  1. Jas
    May 19, 2018 at 5:02 am

    So you’re saying sticky fingers counts echo cards as not being in the deck originally and that’s why it’s free. Interesting. Wish I’d thought of the rock method of killing him, that’s the closest I’ve been to completing tracker.

  2. Helioshadow
    April 28, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Funnily enough, my first win w/ Tracker was with Secret synergy. It should be of note that the Hero Power gives you the UPGRADED Spell

    • Helioshadow
      April 28, 2018 at 5:56 am

      Well rip, my tablet sent my comment before I finished… So imma finish
      Should be of note that the Hero Power gives you the UPGRADED Spellstone, meaning you can constantly pump out 5-mana for 4 3/3’s without needing any secrets beyond the first couple if you roll well. Should also be of note that (I’m pretty sure) the spells you roll are biased towards the more-used spells, so try, if you can, to only play two secrets, then pump out as many Spellstones as possible.

      Obviously there are other ways (probably more efficient ways) to beat the run, but I had tons of fun with Secrets x3

  3. Agbfygl
    April 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    The most fun I’ve had with the Tracker was with the Cult of the Wolf and Sticky Fingers passives and Tools of the Trade active (can’t remember what my other active treasure was, it wasn’t important though). Every chance I had, I took the Secret bucket (I think it’s called Trapper?). All I did was spam secrets every match, and eventually just overwhelm the monsters while they were struggling to do anything against the Secret control. Against Captain Shivers, I just got lucky when he played two Fel Reavers together for me to destroy his deck, and remove his Kingsbane so he couldn’t get it back.

  4. Astat
    April 27, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I could kill “The Whisperer” on Turn one with “Cult of the Wolf” by just using my hero power and then spamming the rock, 0 mana deal 1 damage, to his face. That was fun

    • Buggie
      April 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Hahahaha I did the exact same thing! Best match ever.

    • Luxius
      May 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Yeah, I discovered that “glitch” as well. Used it twice, but on my third encounter I didn’t have Cult of the Wolf, and unfortunately the other guy cast a spell in round one. Damn it. So I thought I was doomed to fight him, and he can be quite tough.

      But then I cast Deadly Poison on my weapon and I had Sticky Fingers … 0 mana for +2 dmg on my weapon with echo! I decided I had to do a bit of overkill, since I hate that boss, but got bored at 85 dmg.

  5. KingPineappleI
    April 27, 2018 at 4:29 am

    So as Tracker you can Turn one OTK Blood Witch Gretta (All spells cost health instead of mana) using Spyglass (Echo Copy a card from your opponents hand. It costs 3 less.). Essentially you pull both Arcane Artificer and Flamewaker then just go to town. You can play more Flamewakers as you draw them but make sure not to fill your hand to much 😉 enjoy

  6. Vengyik
    April 27, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Tracker’s hero power with Jade Shuriken is incredibly powerful. Especially with the double effect (Cult of the Wolf). This two are a win condition in the entire run.

    A funny trick: I kill the Face Collector with small rocks in the second Turn… (All spells echoes, and this is a 0 mana 1 damage spell;)

    • Vengyik
      April 27, 2018 at 1:04 am

      Not the Face Collector, The Whisperer. Sorry.

      • Maelstrang
        April 27, 2018 at 4:56 am

        You can also kill it on turn 1 if you picked Sticky Fingers and open Sinister Strike.

        • patriott
          April 27, 2018 at 11:57 am

          lol guy , how ??? you have on turn 1 20 mana ?or ?

          • Maelstrang
            April 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm

            The Whisperer has a passive Hero Power that makes all Spells have Echo. If you have picked the Sticky Fingers Equipment then all cards that didn’t start in your deck cost 1-less mana. So you play the Sinister Strike, it gets Echo’d to your hand and is now a 0-cost Spell, and all the others you generate will be, hence you can kill the boss on your first turn.

          • Jas
            May 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

            So you’re saying sticky fingers counts echo cards as not being in the deck originally and that’s why it’s free. Interesting. Wish I’d thought of the rock method of killing him, that’s the closest I’ve been to completing tracker.