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Hearthstone: Even Hunter deck guide (Genn Greymane)

Our guide to playing the Genn flavour of Hunter in the Witchwood meta.

Genn Greymane is one of the new cards arriving with The Witchwood expansion, and if you include this card in your Hunter deck the cost of your Hero Power is reduced to one Mana. That's if you build a deck exclusively out of even-cost cards, that is...

We're expecting a lot of imaginative decks to be built around either this card or the related effect of Baku the Mooneater. We'll add in all the Genn Hunter decks we think are worth knowing about here, and once the expansion itself is properly under way.

Although the first edition of this guide focuses squarely on the Standard format, we do have some insight into what Genn would mean for the current crop of Wild competitive decks at the bottom of the page.

Genn Greymane and Hunter cards in the Classic / Basic sets

The following Hunter cards from the Classic and Basic sets will not be compatible with a Genn Greymane deck:


  • Bestial Wrath (1 Mana)
  • Deadly Shot (3 Mana)
  • Eaglehorn Bow (3 Mana)
  • Unleash the Hounds (3 Mana)
  • Explosive Shot (5 Mana)
  • Gladiator's Longbow (7 Mana)


  • Arcane Shot (1 Mana)
  • Hunter's Mark (1 Mana)
  • Timber Wolf (1 Mana)
  • Tracking (1 Mana)
  • Animal Companion (3 Mana)
  • Kill Command (3 Mana)
  • Starving Buzzard (5 Mana)
  • Tundra Rhino (5 Mana)

More great Hunter guides:

Genn Greymane and Hunter cards in the Standard format

When the Witchwood goes live, a handful of 2016 expansions will be rotated out of Standard. The Witchwood, Un'Goro, Kobolds and Frozen Throne expansions will be the only card sets you can use in the format starting April 12th.

If you want to build a Genn deck for Year of the Raven, then you won't be able to make use of the following Standard cards:

The Witchwood

  • Duskbat (3 Mana)
  • Deathweb Spider (5 Mana)
  • Lord Godfrey (7 Mana)


  • Jeweled Macaw (1 Mana)
  • Raptor Hatchling (1 Mana)
  • Stampede (1 Mana)
  • The Marsh Queen (1 Mana)
  • Terrorscale Stalker (3 Mana)
  • Tol'vir Warden (5 Mana)
  • Swamp King Dred (7 Mana)

Frozen Throne

  • Play Dead (1 Mana)
  • Bearshark (3 Mana)
  • Stitched Tracker (3 Mana)
  • Corpse Widow (5 Mana)
  • Abominable Bowman (7 Mana)

Kobolds and Catacombs

  • Candleshot (1 Mana)
  • Cave Hydra (3 Mana)
  • Lesser Emerald Spellstone (5 Mana)
  • Crushing Walls (7 Mana)
  • Rhok'delar (7 Mana)

Other Baku / Genn deck guides:

Baku the MooneaterGenn Greymane
Odd DruidEven Druid
Odd HunterEven Hunter
Odd MageEven Mage
Odd PaladinEven Paladin
Odd PriestEven Priest
Odd RogueEven Rogue
Odd ShamanEven Shaman
Odd WarlockEven Warlock
Odd WarriorEven Warrior

Genn Greymane and Hunter cards in the Wild format

Just like the Standard format it'll be all change for Hunter in Wild, but it's interesting to see what the inclusion of Genn Greymane would do to the current roster of competitive decks in this mode. These are the cards you couldn't carry over into a Genn version of each Hunter deck.

Wild Giants Hunter

  • Tracking (1 Mana)
  • Animal Companion (3 Mana)
  • Deadly Shot (3 Mana)
  • Eaglehorn Bow (3 Mana)
  • Stitched Tracker (3 Mana)
  • Unleash the Hounds (3 Mana)
  • Loatheb (5 Mana)
  • Naga Sea Witch (5 Mana)
  • Call of the Wild (9 Mana)
  • Molten Giant (25 Mana)

Wild Face Hunter

  • Alleycat (1 Mana)
  • Dire Mole (1 Mana)
  • Fiery Bat (1 Mana)
  • Animal Companion (3 Mana)
  • Eaglehorn Bow (3 Mana)
  • Unleash the Hounds (3 Mana)
  • Leeroy Jenkins (5 Mana)

Wild Spell Hunter

  • Candleshot (1 Mana)
  • Hunter's Mark (1 Mana)
  • Tracking (1 Mana)
  • Animal Companion (3 Mana)
  • Eaglehorn Bow (3 Mana)
  • Kill Command (3 Mana)
  • Unleash the Hounds (3 Mana)
  • Leeroy Jenkins (5 Mana)
  • Lesser Emerald Spellstone (5 Mana)

That's the end of the first edition of our Even Hunter (Genn Greymane) guide. If you want to find out more about Hearthstone's next expansion, make sure you check out our Witchwood guide. We've also got full details on the next adventure for the game in our Monster Hunt guide.

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