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Midrange Hunter

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Savannah Highmane full.jpg

Midrange Hunter is a Hunter deck type that looks to take early control of the board and snowball its lead in the later turns.

Past the early game, the deck tries to solidify its board with removal cards such as Kill Command, Eaglehorn Bow, and sometimes Deadly Shot. The deck has various ways to trade up low-value minions, such as with Houndmaster and Dire Frenzy, allowing it to continue building its board while efficiently dealing with threats and maintaining control. In Rastakhan's Rumble, Master's Call was added, allowing for an all-beast Midrange Hunter to be viable and powerful. Zul'jin gives the deck a major value play alongside Unleash the Beast and other spells.

This deck gains a lot of power in Wild, with Lesser Emerald Spellstone creating a significant power play, Flanking Strike and Wandering Monster being highly efficient cards, Alleycat and Dire Mole being strong 1 mana minions that combine with Crackling Razormaw, and Deathstalker Rexxar providing late game sustain through Build-a-Beast,.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Dwarven Sharpshooter(127274).png
Explosive Trap(344).png
Freezing Trap(99).png
Phase Stalker(127273).png
Animal Companion(578).png
Desert Spear(90775).png
Kill Command(488).png
Unleash the Hounds(317).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png

Dragon hunter[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in the Dragon variation:

Corrosive Breath(127289).png
Faerie Dragon(213).png
Primordial Explorer(127295).png
Evasive Feywing(151395).png
Rotnest Drake(184985).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Clear the Way(151325).png
Timber Wolf(86).png
Dire Wolf Alpha(305).png
Hench-Clan Hogsteed(90594).png
Hunter's Mark(22).png
Pack Tactics(210823).png
Pressure Plate(90755).png
Scavenging Hyena(279).png
Scavenger's Ingenuity(210658).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Augmented Porcupine(210734).png
Eaglehorn Bow(363).png
Ironbeak Owl(500).png
Deadly Shot(239).png
Maiev Shadowsong(210742).png
Marked Shot(90613).png
Boompistol Bully(184983).png
Savannah Highmane(8).png
Unleash the Beast(90584).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Dire Mole(76996).png
Fire Fly(55466).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Crackling Razormaw(55500).png
Kindly Grandmother(42020).png
Mad Scientist(7748).png
Quick Shot(14459).png
Rat Trap(89388).png
Wandering Monster(73332).png
Master's Call(90222).png
Nightmare Amalgam(89353).png
Stitched Tracker(62854).png
Dire Frenzy(89398).png
Flanking Strike(76978).png
Baited Arrow(90156).png
Bittertide Hydra(55570).png
Lesser Emerald Spellstone(76950).png
Subject 9(89889).png
Deathstalker Rexxar(58724).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png