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Deck List of the Week: Hunter Aggro, Unleash the Hounds

by - 10 years ago

Last week I talked about the current control meta and a couple weeks prior I talked about the aggro meta currently in Hearthstone.

Since these articles were published there has been a few changes to the game. The most important being a balance patch which nerfed mages and warlocks extensively. This has led to the control and mid range decks dominating the battlefield. Not so fast though as there is a new sheriff in town when it comes to aggro decks and his name is Rexxar.

Hunters got a major boost to the change to Unleash the Hounds which made it a 2 mana cost card instead of 4 and now gives you a 1/1 minion with charge for each minion your opponent controls. Combo this card with Timber Wolf and I think you can see where this is going very quickly.

The whole idea behind this deck is like most other aggro decks, you attack the other opponent as much as you can and as fast as you can. You want to win by turn 6 or 7 is possible as the longer the game draws out the more likely your opponent can stabilize, gain board control and beat you. This deck features many charge minions and direct damage spells. You want to be as mana efficient as possible with this deck. If you can play a minon, that takes precedence over hero power. If you have one mana left, play a leper gnome or arcane shot to the opponent’s face. Very rarely will you be targeting minions unless there is a dire need to do so, and if you find yourself having to target minions there is a good chance you’ll lose the game.

The weakness this deck has is against Paladin and Druid which use a lot of taunts and healing spells. Druids are a tough matchup because they have a lot of removal, a lot of large taunt minions like Druid of the Claw and healing spells to keep them ahead of the game. Paladin’s use Lay on Hands and Guardian of Kings to outpace you in the health department.

Despite these weakness though, the deck plays very quick and is fun. Best part about it is it’s super cheap to play with only 1 legendary card, Leeroy Jenkins, one of the best in the game that you should craft anyway. So if you’re looking for a solid deck on a budget, this one is for you.

Warrior Aggro Unleash the Hounds by Eldorian

Class: Hunter

Cards sorted by Low Cost

Hunter (16)

Neutral (14)

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JR has been writing for fan sites since 2000 and has been involved with Blizzard Exclusive fansites since 2003. JR was also a co-host for 6 years on the Hearthstone podcast Well Met! He helped co-found BlizzPro in 2013.

0 responses to “Deck List of the Week: Hunter Aggro, Unleash the Hounds”

  1. Mark Davis says:

    I substituted Gladiator Longbow for Leeroy and Summon Beast for Arcane Golem (because I didn’t have those) but it seems to work pretty well.

  2. Marc Douet says:

    This is the exact list I run except I substitute a Flare for a Worgen for the mirror match, which comes up quite often, helps against Mage and Paladin as well.

  3. Sholka says:

    Howdy! 1st I would like to say that this is a pretty sweet deck for someone that is starting out. I just started played and brought a few card packs to get started. So far I have made it to lvl 14 with only 2 loses and they were both because they had a few taunt minions that I couldn’t take care of in time.
    Thanks again.

  4. g0ldm00n says:

    Hey! I’m curently playing this deck and I just loved it. But I have few questions. I put 2 animal companion instead of worgen and 1 charge murlock is it a good change or should I do something different?
    I have king crush and ragnaros should I put them in this deck for finisher? I also dont have lerooy.
    I want to put flare in it but i couldn’t find a card to swap.
    If anyone could help me I would be glad. (sorry about my shitty english :D)

    • vio says:

      king krush and ragnaros are useless for this deck cause of their high mana costs.

      the charge murlock is pretty important for the early game pressure.

      animal companions can work in this deck.

  5. Troyg94 says:

    I’m running similar set-up got rid of tracking, 1 of the misdirections and Leeroy as i don’t have him and switched in animal companions, starving buzzards as they have great synergy with unleash the hounds and its draw power without discarding cards like tracking and then I threw in a hunters mark to take care of those taunts having great results

  6. Nilmang says:

    I have been running something similar, for those that don’t have Leeroy you can substitute Reckless Rocketeer. Its a little more costly but it can supply that last second damage you need.If you go past 6 -7 mana it usually results in a loss so you wouldn’t want a 9 mana Krush , honestly i don’t think i have ever went to 9 mana. Nice Deck BTW