Greetings traveler! Sempok here, bringing you another insane deck. This is my own take on the traditional Midrange Hunter list that has been floating around for a while. I used this deck to hit Legend this season with an astonishing 78% winrate (32-9). My winrate dropped in the later ranks when I faced several Aggro Shamans in a row but in my first fourteen games, I had a massive 100% winrate as can be seen in my Track-o-Bot Stats.
Legend Proof can be found here.
I built this deck because for a really long time I felt that most Midrange Hunter lists were really unoptimized. Cards like Tundra Rhino
Enter Azure Drake
In the late game, Midrange Hunter focuses on directing most of its damage to the opponent’s dome to close out games as it is running out of steam. With the advent of Azure Drakes and The Curator, you can actually try to simply outvalue your opponents. They can also be used to supplement the aggressive strategy by providing you with a refill to keep on going face.
The deck features many of the popular cards that Midrange Hunter generally runs such as Eaglehorn Bow
Playstyle and Tips
The most important thing with Midrange Hunter is knowing when to trade and when to go face. The most common problem with players is that they make too many trades and end up losing because of it. You want to only make favorable trades and force your opponent to make poor trades.
Always remember that you are the aggressor in most matchups and that you should always try to put your opponent on the back foot and force them to play reactively. Understand the importance of pushing in as much damage as possible as often as possible.
In the late game, try to weave in the Hunter Hero Power (Steady Shot) as often as possible in order to maximize your damage per turn.
Remember to not overextend onto the board. I fairly common mistake many players make is to always play Call of the Wild of 8. Often, it is a suboptimal play to play this card on 8 if you’re already way ahead of board, since at that point you’re simply overextending and playing into board clears. A more consistent approach is to maintain the board control and use Call of the Wild to expand upon it rather than simply playing it for the sake of it.
I definitely feel that this is the best Midrange Hunter build out there. It further strengthens the aggressive strategy of Hunter while also minimizing the decks weaknesses. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below and as always, GLHF!