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Bonus Deck: Anti-Patron Midrange Hunter

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Every week we bring you the Deck of the Week, but sometimes we just cannot wait that long to show you something cool. This is Bonus Deck, where we try to surprise you with cool decks that might just change the way you perceive this game.

Team Archon’s Zalae is known for being one of the best Ladder players in the world. He’s constantly finishing seasons inside the top 10 and he has gotten more Hearthstone World Championship points from Ladder than anyone else on the NA region. Most of Zalae’s success is using Grim Patron Warrior, which he knows inside out. But besides knowing how to play Patron to perfection, Zalae has also figured out how to defeat the deck. Today I bring you Zalae’s hunter list, which includes some key cards which can completely dismantle a Grim Patron Warrior.

In fact, Zalae used a version of this deck to absolutely destroy Sjow’s Grim Patron deck on PVP Live’s HPL.


Class: Hunter

Hunter (20)

Neutral (10)


The deck list is not that different from the more standard Midrange Hunter that we showed you last week, so definitely check that Article for tips on your mulligan and strategy. The key modifications for this version are the inclusion of Snipe and Harrison Jones. Sniping Warsong Commanders and Grim Patrons is a great way to disrupt Combos. Destroying a Death’s Bite is also a pretty good way of preventing a Grim Patron from going HAM.

Hopefully this decklist will help you repel those Grim Patron Warriors and you’ll have an easier way climbing up the ladder.

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Dannie Ray

Reaper of Souls Player and Theorycrafter, former WoW Raider, Finally got my Heroes invitation! On my spare time I might, or might not be working towards a Masters on Computer Science.

3 responses to “Bonus Deck: Anti-Patron Midrange Hunter”

  1. Lars says:

    I just watched your Well Met podcast on Youtube. Great stuff. 🙂

    I climbed my way to legend with a mid-range hunter a while ago, but have mostly played other classes lately. But now I’m back to mid-range hunter again, and it’s working great right now. But I won’t try for legend until next month.

    This is what I use:
    Hunters mark
    Webspinner x 2
    Feign Death
    Freezing trap x 2
    Quick shot
    Haunted Creeper x 2
    Ironbeak Owl
    Mad scientist x 2
    Eaglehorn bow x 2
    Animal companion x 2
    Kill Command x 2
    Unleash the Hounds
    Houndmaster x 2
    Piloted shredder x 2
    Sludge Belcher x 2
    Savannah Highmane x 2
    Dr Boom

    I know the Knife juggler combined with snake trap, unleash, and haunted creeper etc is quite popular, but I have never been a fan of the juggler. Instead, this time around I’ve put in some high value minions with death rattle + feign death.

    I agree with snipe. Ever since grim patron and all those tempo mages which have minions with 3-4 hp, snipe is amazing.

  2. Eldorian says:

    The only difference between this deck and the one I wrote about 2 weeks ago is it takes out Dr. Boom and adds an extra quickshot and replaces Snake Trap with Snipe.

    Honestly, I say replacing Dr. Boom with Quickshot is a terrible choice. Dr. Boom provides so much more and is a huge late game threat you are missing.

    I’ve already replaced Snake Trap in my deck, but I did so with Explosive Trap. It’s much more effective and helps you vs. Zoo and Aggro Paladin which are seeing way more play than Grim Patron because of the difficulty of the deck.

    • Dannie Ray says:

      While Boom and Explosive aren’t exactly cards that a Grim Patron can abuse, they CAN at times be a liability against those silly Dwarves.This version of the deck trades some general purpose ability to get a better match up against Patron. The extra Quick Shot and Snipe can be greats tools to dispose of a full health Patron or a Warsong Commander.

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