Tired of dying to Grim Patron Combos? This Midrange Hunter brings a few tools to completely obliterate those annoying combos. Everyone, Get out of Here!
This month I’m trying to make that push to legendary rank finally and as I talked about last week I have been using Lightbomb Priest to fight through the hoards of aggro decks I faced rank 19-13. After I hit rank 13 and the meta started to settle a bit I have switched it up to a more powerful deck – one that has been in the top 5 in the meta for a bit now. The deck is a Midrange Hunter and personally I feel only Grim Patron Warrior beats it out as the better deck on the ladder right now. However, Grim Patron Warrior is really complex to play and sometimes in Hearthstone, I just feel like making easier decisions and not have to do as much math. That isn’t to say this deck is just face roll and win, no, despite Face Hunter there is quite a
On Friday we give 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.
Face hunter has been no longer a top tier deck as Patron Warrior, Handlock, and even Malygos Warlock has been dominant on the ladder. Aggro has kind of fallen a bit, but don’t be wrong, hunter is still in that top tier. Now, this deck might look a little similar to face hunter with the cards in it but it plays a bit differently. You have some pieces of of aggro to start up the early game and then you have power to ramp up late game. Cards like Savannah Highmane and Dr. Boom is how you can manage decks like Handlock and Malygos Warlock. Deck List Midrange Hunter Class: Hunter Hunter (17) Hunter’s Mark Webspinner x2 Glaivezooka Explosive Trap Freezing Trap Quick Shot Eaglehorn Bow x2 Animal Companion x2 Kill Command x2 Unleash the Hounds x2 Savannah Highmane x2 Neutral (13) Abusive Sergeant Haunted Creeper x2 Ironbeak Owl Knife
Yesterday we speculated who the new hunter and mage heroes would be. Today we got confirmation that we were right on the money for the hunter hero as Alleria Windrunner is revealed to be the new alternate hero. We’re still 99.99999% sure Medivh will be the new hero, although some people are speculating it’s a horse with a broom stick. For those who may not be up to snuff on Warcraft lore, Alleria is Sylvanas’s sister (so there could be some fun interaction there when Sylvanas is played). She was part of an instrumental team in closing the last dark portal to Azeroth and was last seen in the Outlands returning to Honor Hold. However, her whereabouts became unknown in World of Warcraft as neither she not Turalyon were anywhere to be found in the Burning Crusade. It’s a mystery that has had many fans wondering when we’ll see them
Episode 52: Hunter Control Deck This week we take a stab at Control Hunter. We made some changes to the deck mid-way through the episode. The deck does alright but it’s tough in such an aggro heavy meta. But that’s to be expected the first week of the season! Also, we are taking the money donated by our Patrons and buying Doghouse Systems Computers! Be sure to check out this episode for details on how we’re doing this and possibly score yourself a new gaming rig! http://patreon.com/hspowerhour Deck List Hunter Control Class: Hunter Hunter (16) Arcane Shot x2 Webspinner x2 Explosive Trap Freezing Trap x2 Steamwheedle Sniper x2 Eaglehorn Bow x2 Animal Companion x2 Multi-Shot Savannah Highmane x2 Neutral (14) Ironbeak Owl Mad Scientist x2 Big Game Hunter Kezan Mystic Piloted Shredder x2 Azure Drake x2 Sludge Belcher x2 Sylvanas Windrunner Dr. Boom Foe Reaper 4000
Twizz runs a weekly show called Hearthstone Powerhour where he and Studder (a highly ranked legendary player) go through a deck each week and show you how to play it on the ladder. Make sure you check out his show here. Turn 1 Undertaker, Coin, Leper Gnome….or Webspinner…or some other cheap agitation that’s going to end your game around turn 5 if not sooner. The “Undertaker Hunter” is everywhere. It’s in every tournament deck, it’s all over the ladder, everywhere! The reason is because the Undertaker gets out of hand exceptionally fast and there are so many low cost minions to buff it that you don’t stand a chance at winning if you can’t do anything about their early game. Today I’ve brought to you a hard counter to this deck. This might be more of a tournament style deck when you know your opponent might be playing Hunter. There has also
Every Friday a legendary member from team IHearthU breaks down IHU’s “Deck of the Week” . These decks are seeing a lot of play either in constructed ladder or tournaments. Team IHU explains the deck lists and how to play them. View past Deck Lists of the Week. Team IHU: Twitter | Website Sponsored by: Kinguin – Waypoint Get Coaching from Team IHU: http://ihearthu.com/coaching Goblins vs Gnomes hit last Monday and with that a whole new metagame. Warrior gained another tool to fight back against the aggressive decks, some decks which were almost non-existent in the metagame are now top competitors, like Paladin and Mage. We also now have access to Dr. Boom, a new staple in control and midrange strategies, but we always start by looking at the most successful strategies. One of the most dominant decks on the new ladder has been the dreaded Hunter deck. Hunter gained access to a bunch of new cards, but the
Wow, I am Speechless. I’m not the only one, the first reaction I saw out of several internet circles is quite simple, OP! Now, it’s completely possible than we are just collectively overreacting, but look at what this little Goblin does. You can now spend 2 mana crystals to deal 2 damage to either your opponent or any minion on the board, including yours. The Priest’ Shadowform allows you the same benefit, but it costs 3 mana and doesn’t leave a body on the board. This would be more like a mini Auchenai Soulpriest without the circle of healing combos. With both the Shadowform Comparison and the possibility to play a control Hunter, there’s no much surprise to the first reaction that this card got. But while leaving a 2/3 body on the board can be a big advantage early game, it is also the Sniper’s biggest drawback. If the
Brazilian Portal Baixakijogos just revealed the first Hunter Card from the upcoming Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion. It’s Portuguese name is Chamar Ajudante, which is the Portuguese name for the Call Pet spell on World of Warcraft. It’s ability reads like this: Draw a card, if it is a beast, it costs 4 less. Shaman’s Far Sight immediately comes to mind, as this card works in a very similar fashion, but there’s a pretty big difference. While Far Sight costs 3 and always reduces the mana cost of the drawn card by 3, Call Pet only costs 2, and if and only if you happen to draw a beast you will get a 4-mana cost reduction. The potential effect of this card far outweights the power of Call Pet, but it is also a much higher Gambit. You are not only wanting to draw a card with 4+ cost, but it