Welcome, fellow achievement hunter.

Ever since the introduction of the rewards track, each expansion has always brought us a handful of achievements to complete in order to gain more rewards: while some of them are relatively easy to complete, some others may take some time or a proper set up. In case you're wondering what's the best way to gain all that sweet sweet XP locked behind Murder at Castle Nathria's achievements, do not fret, as we have the answer you're looking for!

In this guide we'll focus our attention on the Castle Nathria Hunter achievements and provide at least one way to complete each of them so that you'll be able to get closer to the end of your reward track.

Disclaimer: as always, all expansion achievements can be completed in Ranked Standard, Ranked Wild, Arena, Casual & Heroic Duels and Classic - Casual Standard, Casual Wild and Tavern Brawl will not count towards your hunt! Moreover, we'll always take Ranked Standard as the default game format for our strategies: if we happen to have some strategies or particular interactions belonging to other modes to highlight, we'll be sure to specify it.

Here are all the achievements we're going to complete together:

  1. Beware of Gargon - Destroy 50 minions with Stonebound Gargon.
  2. Huntsman's Best Friend - Summon all three Gargon Companions at once with Huntsman Altimor.
  3. Wait, They're Not Plants? - Summon 100/200/300 Dormant Wildseeds.
  4. Held In Contempt - Destroy the enemy hero with Motion Denied 1/3 times.

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    Castle Nathria Hunter Achievements Overview

    Hunter has a very easy (although locked behind a Legendary card) achievement in Huntsman's Best Friend and two rather grindy ones in Beware of Gargon and Wait, They're Not Plants?. However, we say that you won't have any real trouble completing these.

    Edit: guide updated with the achievement from the Maw and Disorder Mini-Set.

    How to Complete the "Beware of Gargon" Hunter Achievement

    • Requirement: Destroy 50 minions with Stonebound Gargon.
    • Speed Rating: 4/5, especially in Wild
    • XP Points Rewarded: 200 XP
    • Related Achievements:

    In order to complete this achievement, we'll use a deck with Stonebound Gargon as the only collectible Beast and Leatherworking Kit as tutor for it.

    However, I personally completed this achievement in Wild, thanks to Scavenger's Ingenuity, which is such a great card for Beware of Gargon. I actually won some games because I was able to threaten multiple big Gargons at the same time, denying my opponent any form of board presence.

    • Wildseeds are not necessary, but they progress Wait, They're Not Plants? and give you enough tokens for you to Infuse Stonebound Gargon with.
    • Famished Fool is another really good card in this deck, which also progresses the Neutral Stop! Infuse Time! achievement.
    • If you want, you can include Huntsman Altimor just because it's a really good card and because, with all these Infuse shenanigans going on, you'll have a solid chance to complete the easy Huntsman's Best Friend achievement.

    How to Complete the "Huntsman's Best Friend" Hunter Achievement

    If you own Huntsman Altimor, this is one of the easiest achievements of the entire Castle Nathria set. Long story short, play a deck with Altimor as the highest cost minion and Taelan Fordring to tutor it. Once you have Altimor in hand, you just need to wait until 8 friendly minions die (we'll build a token-focused deck for this) in order for the Legendary to be completely Infused. Easy peasy.

    • Based on the achievement's description, Brann Bronzebeard into Huntsman Altimor shouldn't work, as the Gargon Companions must be summoned at once.
    • Duels format note: if you do not own Huntsman Altimor, you may want to try out some Casual Duels (no entry fee): there are chances to find Altimor in mid-run buckets while playing Hunter!
    • Duels format note: additionally, you may be able to Discover Huntsman Altimor thanks to the tier 1 Passive Treasure Be Our Guest's Legendary Invitations (the same ones from Paladin's The Countess, which also count towards Paladin's Guests of Honor achievement).
      • To be fair, this tip is valid for any Legendary-dependent achievement.

    How to Complete the "Wait, They're Not Plants?" Hunter Achievement

    • Requirement: Summon 100/200/300 Dormant Wildseeds.
    • Speed Rating: 2/5.
    • XP Points Rewarded: 200 XP
    • Related Achievements: none.

    It doesn't matter how you put it: 300 is a large number, so it is fair to assume that Wait, They're Not Plants? will take a while to complete. Fortunately for us, there are plenty of ways for us to summon Wildseeds, so we expect to proceed at a solid pace.

    How to Complete the "Held in Contempt" Hunter Achievement

    • Requirement: Destroy the enemy hero with Motion Denied 1/3 times.
    • Speed Rating: 1/5
    • XP Points Rewared: 200 and 200 XP
    • Related Achievements: none

    Fortunately for us, 3 times aren't a lot, but completing Held in Contempt will require remarkable setup, since:

    • You'll have to put your opponent at 6 or less Health.
    • Your opponent will have to play at least 3 cards in order to trigger Motion Denied, and they can even play around it!
    • Prince Renathal being so popular doesn't really help, as it means much more work to do.

    We all know how bad it is when an achievement requires our opponent to cooperate with us, but sometimes it just can't be helped. In this case, we believe an aggressive approach with Motion Denied as one of the finishers is going to do the trick.

    • Try to have both Motion Denied and Improved Motion Denied in play at the same time, so that at the third card played in a turn by your opponents they will receive 15 damage, making Held in Contempt's completion much more likely.
    • Duels format note: Duels runs starts with opponents having only 15 Health, meaning that you'll be able to put your opponent in Motion Denied range fairly easily.

    Other Resources

    In case you're still deep in your achievement hunt, worry not: we prepared a guide for each class (and neutrals!) for you to take inspiration from, so that you'll be able to complete them in no time for those sweet sweet XP points.

    We have added an #achievements channel on our Discord server if you want to talk with others in real-time. If you need an assist, you can also respond to this guide and we'll do our best to help you out; the comments are also a great way to share your own decks that you've used to complete the achievements above.

    Good luck tackling any of these achievements for your experience boost or just for the sake of satisfying completion!