Serects for hunter are really bad
And misdirection is the most positively annoying piece of crap ever. I'd run 2 in every Hunter deck I play specifically for that reason, there's nothing more pants!@#$tingly enraging then getting hit in the face by your own mountain giant. It'd completely suck against a Paladin, so I guess it all comes down to matchups. Can be either downright impossible to play around, or too damn easy.
A good control hunter doesn't just throw down traps to have traps.
A good control hunter plays traps to eliminate the RNG aspect as much as possible.
There are always exceptions, mostly having to do with a charge minion eating a Freezing Trap intended for something else.
I went undefeated yesterday. My deck has 2x Freezing, Explosive, Misdirection traps in it. Every trap I placed was when I needed it to go off and would do what I wanted it to. Once, my opponent attacked through a misdirection trap with his hero and it didn't trigger because there were no other misdirection targets for it. He now assumes it's a freezing trap or snipe trap or snake trap. He drops a few 2 health minions and a 4/4 elf who does 3 to the face. next turn I drop exploding trap and arcane shot his 4/4. Next turn he attacks to the face with his hero, misdirects to his 4/2, explodes the exploding trap killing everything. I take nothing :) I think I did 16-20 damage with Steady Shot that match btw for all you Steady Shot haters. The rest of my damage came from 3-4 Eaglehorn Bow hits and one Argent Commander to finish.
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