Spell Hunter

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Spell Hunter is a Hunter deck type, that was first used after release of Kobolds and Catacombs. This deck has no minions to activate To My Side! and Rhok'delar effects. It relies on minions summoned by Animal Companion, To My Side! and Lesser Emerald Spellstone.

The deck shares similarities with Secret Hunter, where the main bulk of the early game is playing Secrets to power up Lesser Emerald Spellstone. Although it doesn't get the benefits of Cloaked Huntress for huge tempo swings or Subject 9 for massive card draw, as well as being unable to include Neutral tech cards like Spellbreaker or Mossy Horror, To My Side! and Rhok'delar adds great amount of value. Because of its ability to function without minions, it was commonly used to abuse the Barnes and Y'Shaarj combo before they rotated out of the Standard year.

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:

Candleshot(76994).png
Secret Plan(89914).png
Freezing Trap(99).png
Explosive Trap(344).png
Wandering Monster(73332).png
Animal Companion(578).png
Kill Command(488).png
Eaglehorn Bow(363).png
Flanking Strike(76978).png
Lesser Emerald Spellstone(76950).png
To My Side!(76970).png
Deathstalker Rexxar(58724).png
Rhok'delar(76976).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Hunter's Mark(22).png
Arcane Shot(167).png
Tracking(163).png
Flare(630).png
Bomb Toss(89913).png
Grievous Bite(55527).png
Snake Trap(210).png
Venomstrike Trap(62837).png
Rat Trap(89388).png
Snipe(553).png
Deadly Shot(239).png
Unleash the Hounds(317).png
Multi-Shot(407).png
Wing Blast(89387).png
Explosive Shot(114).png
Crushing Walls(73319).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Quick Shot(14459).png
Bear Trap(22364).png
Cat Trick(42051).png
Lock and Load(22258).png
Powershot(22384).png
Barnes(42021).png
Ball of Spiders(22272).png
Call of the Wild(33167).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png


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