Today we’re going to focus on hunters. Normally in World of Warcraft, I scoff at hunters. Why? Well, just because I can. I know hunters and priests don’t exactly have a rivalry the way mages and warlocks do so no one will really understand it. With Hearthstone, that’s a different story. The hunter class is one of the few classes that I main. I run an aggressive beast mastery deck in ranked play. One of the staple cards I use is Animal Companion. This card is also a part of the basic hunter deck so no booster pack luck is needed to draw him. Hunter loyalists can obtain the gold version of this card at level 40.
Playing with Animal Companion
When the card is played, it gives you a 1 of 3 different beasts that correspond with Rexxar’s beast companions back during the Warcraft III: Frozen Throne expansion Orc campaign:
Leokk – Of the three beast companions, Leokk provides the most utility. I feel that Leokk is the “weakest” in terms of head to head but if you can play Leokk with beasts on the board, you’re in a great position. If Leokk is by his lonesome, he’s fairly weak. He’ll still do a decent job picking off any of your opponent’s low health minions though.
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