Top 10 Legend Hybrid Hunter by Mitsuhide
Hi I’m Mitsuhide (https://twitter.com/ONE_Mitsuhide ) playing for Sector One. I am a big fan of fast-paced decks and post guides regularly. This Hybrid hunter Decklist has been performing very well for me on both ladder and in the tournament scene. I took second place at the Hearthstone Festival in Lille taking home €4000 and hit top 10 legend with this list. This guide covers an introduction, strategy, mulligan and possible meta techs.
If you want to learn more about the decks and strategy I use at tournaments I recommend giving this a read: http://sectorone.eu/hearthstone-festival-strategy-line-up-explained/
- 1Fiery Bat2
- 2Quick Shot2
- 3Animal Companion2
- 3Deadly Shot1
- 3Eaglehorn Bow2
- 3Kill Command2
- 3Unleash the Hounds2
- 4Infested Wolf2
- 6Savannah Highmane2
- 9Call of the Wild2
- 1Abusive Sergeant2
- 1Argent Squire2
- 2Flame Juggler2
- 2Huge Toad2
- 3Argent Horserider2
Hunter lost a lot of it’s strong cards like Mad Scientist, Haunted Creeper, 3-attack Knife Juggler, Leper Gnome and Piloted Shredder with the latest update. Because of this loss in important tempo cards, many people tried to take a slower and more reactive approach. This meant including cards like Deadly Shot and Stampeding Kodo to regain lost tempo in the mid to late stages of the game.
I am not a big fan of this approach. It truly shines against control, but in the current meta where tempo is key, I think hunter needs to be built faster. What I tried is to make a list that has a lot of early game flexibility and tops of with Call of the Wild. It should win the hunter mirror by a fair margin while also being decent (40-50%) against zoo and shaman, some of hunter’s hardest matchups. With these changes, I achieved legend rank 10 today.
What we’re trying to do is very similar to what old hybrid hunter used to. Make favorable trades, play minions on curve and push enough damage to close out the game with Quick Shot or Kill Command. Hunter is generally not a very hard class to play, but what truly separates pro’s from newbies is that they know when to start pushing face. Don’t trade if you’re certain that your opponent will make the trade for you. Face damage is key! Be aware though, if you’re at the risk of getting punished by a certain card, take your time considering if it’s worth playing around it. If your chances of winning by playing it safe are low, sometimes you just have to go all-in.
The mulligan is pretty standard. Look for your Fiery Bat, Argent Squire, Flame Juggler ‘s and Huge Toad ‘s. Keeping Abusive Sergeant with a squire is fine. Versus other tempo decks you always keep Eaglehorn Bow, versus control you always keep Animal Companion. If you’re on the coin you generally want to look for coin 2-drop into 2-drop or 1-drop into coin 3-drop. Versus shaman you can consider keeping Quick Shot as it’s a good emergency removal.
Changing the above will shift your deck to something closer to the popular midrange hunter, but I would not recommend doing so in an aggressive ladder meta.
If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments below. If you liked this deck give me a follow twitter @ONE_Mitsuhide I post guides and Hearthstone thoughts there regulary!