04/05/2014 11:50 PMI seem to get stuck around rank 13-14 with this deck, always seems to come down to luck in the end.
Posted by Acid
1x bestial wrath
1x argent squire
1x explosive trap
2x unleash the hounds
1x dire wolf alpha
1x knife juggler
2x river crocolisk
2x scavenging hyena
2x starving buzzards
2x animal companion
1x deadly shot
1x kill command
2x ironfur grizzly
2x multi shot
1x sen'jin shield masta
1x explosive shot
2x tundra rhino
2x savannah highmane
My hunter deck is kinda unique compared to other hunter decks lol.
Seems to be weak against mages, secret hunter decks and sometimes priest.
Thanks for any input.
Every hunter deck I've tried loses to aggro hunter. I think my midrange hunter actually has a worse winrate vs hunter than shaman does. Pretty much all of the breaks in symmetry between the 2 decks favor the aggro hunter: You're playing more minions so they will get better unleashes They're running more direct damage and chargers so they have a huge advantage in racing They're running timber wolves for the huge finisher All their guys have 1 health so hunter's mark and deadly shot become terrible cards for you, while they're excellent for them Your best minions like highmane come out too late to swing the game It's hard to find room in a midrange deck for 2x flare which pretty much every aggro deck seems to be running now
I can't actually think of any advantage the midrange deck has over aggro. I used to run ooze in my deck to give me a better chance against the aggro version, but I was still losing a ton against it so I decided it wasn't worth sacrificing other matchups to try to boost a hopeless one.
TL;DR aggro hunter decks are just too streamlined to beat with any midrange/control hunter imo.
pure aggro cards like Argent Squire
I used to run an argent squire in hunter as an anti aggro card.
The deck needs some 2 drops, and knife juggler in hunter has some serious upside with UTH. More so than wild pyromancer imo which is one of the go-to 2 drops for control decks.
Agree on cards like bestial wrath though. Bestial wrath is like a beast-only hand of protection, it's just not good outside of a few specific situations.
I also wouldn't run tundra rhino, it's a nice idea but it just doesn't work that well imo. If it was 4 mana so that you could combo it with savannah highmane then sure, but at 5 mana you can only combo it with mediocre things and you're missing too many stats for a 5 drop compared to something like stranglethorn tiger.