Hunter's specialized cards at the moment are just too strong early on for such low mana and just destroys anyone who hasn't rushed them or doesn't have a rush deck / enough taunts in the late game.
Lets see which cards are broken at the moment (or at least to my extent).
- Houndmaster, +2 / +2 with TAUNT!?
Seriously, this card is stupid. it can buff an early minion so much and only for 4 mana. If it was a +1 / +1 with Taunt then it would be fine for that mana cost or maybe bump the mana a little higher.
- Unleash the Hounds, +1 Attack Damage and Charge for all Beasts
With the proper deck optimisation, that rules out the argument of "Only Beasts benefit off this". Yes its a valid argument but its too strong at the moment. Maybe +1 Buff and not permanent would be nice or +1 but no charge or even just the charge alone.
- Snipe, Deals 4 damage to the minion your enemy has played. Secret
A bit strong but nonetheless Ok at some situations. Increase the mana a little. For that little mana you get a strong removal that is for free. Not many other cards can remove secrets as far as I could tell from playing this game so this is kinda of a bother.
- Savannah Highmane, 6/5 Minion for 6 Mana. Spawns 2 2/2 Hyenas when it dies.
(Love the Lion King reference. Keep it up!)
Only beatable if you could rush the Hunter down, this card is too strong of a Deathrattle. Combining this with Unleash the Hounds will cause minions to die or even you. Maybe getting the hyenas to 1/1 or maybe just 1/2.
- Multi-shot, Deal 3 damage to 2 random enemy minions.
Can't stress how many times I lost due to this card. It is such a strong removal and only for 4 mana. Although random, this card can easily wipe out many taunts or weaken them. Tone it down to maybe to 2 damage to 2 random enemy minions or increase its mana cost.
Well, that's pretty much my rant on Hunters. Please take this as constructive criticism and not just some whining. I do understand Hunters have to last until late game to pull off such combos but with how the cards are now, they can easily win both the early game and still set up good minions for their late game combos. Changes I suggest are Bolded and I hope you other Hunters can chip in and see what Blizzard decides.