How to handle Savannah Lion

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The best way I found to handle Savannah Lion is to have 4 or 5 damage minion already on board (Yeti, Spectral Knight, DotC, Loatheb) and a Silence in hand (Keeper, Spellbreaker).

Usually, I just silence the savannah lion and trade a minion into it (supported by Wrath if I need).

Or if I am sure they used both hunters mark, I just play Ancient of War.

What do you guys do?
Edited by FarqTheOrc on 8/25/2014 6:05 AM PDT
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Usually try to do the same, silence and try to clear it. Sometimes difficult still if i dont have swipe/wrath in hand.

Was thinking about using tink if only the highmane is on the board.
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Hope you had a good enough start to have something on board AND have silence or die.
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silence or tbk+mark
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Dwarf and BGH
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If I have something on board (like a keeper), I have been experimenting with STARFIRE on the savannah Lion.

Then the keeper can take out one of the 2/2's, and you're left with just one 2/2.

Has anyone tried this? It also reinforces the card advantage a little bit.

Another Idea I had was FROST ELEMENTAL, the minion nobody uses, 6 mana, 5/5 with battlecry: freeze a character. So: Frost Elemental -> Freeze Savannah Lion. Next turn: silence lion, trade frost elemental into it... thoughts, good idea / bad idea?
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2marks a black knight and the BGH. Add an iron dwarf to the mix and you should be able to handle the lion. A mark plus BGH can shoot down a lion by turn 5, so you could potentially be ready for it to drop! Personally I like the dwarf because after killing the lion you have the drops ready to finish off the leftovers whereas with the mark you only finish the lion.
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